Finding My Way Questions & Answers

Hi Everyone!! This article will share Finding My Way Questions & Answers.

This extract is taken from the autobiography of Venkat Raman Singh Shyam who is a famous Gond artist where he talks about his early influences. In my previous posts, I have shared the questions and answers of Little Nino and My Secret Beard and George’s Secret Key to the Universe so, you can check these posts as well.

Finding My Way Questions & Answers

Question 1: Choose the correct option:

(a) Jangarh was impressed with Venkat as a young boy because he

i. sang along folk songs to Jangarj’s musix

ii. could use the silbatta well

iii. drew patterns that looked like cracked earth, not dots and lines

iv. drew patterns instead of filling in Jangarh’s paintings

(b) Venkat was named by his……….

i. uncle Jangarh Singh Shyam

ii. grandfather Parsadi Lal Uikey

iii. uncle Jawahar Lal Uikey

iv. mother Himalya Bai

(c) The principal laughed when young Venkat touched his ears because he………

i. was amused by the boy’s smartness

ii. thought the boy was being silly

iii. found the boy to be the right age for school

iv. felt elated as the boy was eager for school

(d) Venkat compares Vasudeva’s song to the palash flowers because………

i. Vasudeva was beautiful like the flowers

ii. he was attracted to both

iii. both showed off their beauty

iv. Vasudeva and the flowers were a common sight

Question 2: Read the lines and answer the questions:

As you can see. I’ve come to owe a huge debt to black.

(a) What does debt mean here?

Answer: The author’s folks believed writing in black increased the debts as he used charcoal for all his works which make him famous. The author considered that black made him famous so, he owe a huge debt to black. His work became popular because of black.

(b) How did drawing in black help Venkat?

Answer: Drawing in black looked very realistic. Charcoal was easily available which he used to draw on walls, floors and on other surfaces.

Finding My Way Questions & Answers

Question 3: Read the line and answer the questions:

I have two birthdays now.

(a) Who is ‘I’?

Answer: ‘I’ refers to author Venkat Raman Singh.

(b) Why does the person have two birthdays?

Answer: The person was having two birthdays because the principal changed his date of birth from 2nd December, 1970 to 28th October, 1970 for making him eligible for admission in school.

Question 4: Read the lines and answer the questions:

“My roots are with me.” Today I find them everywhere, my roots.”

(a) Roots also help plants draw nutrition from the soil. They also give life. What else does Venkat mean by roots here?

Answer: By roots, the author means the support, tradition and inheritance received from his family including kids, grandfather and uncle, etc.

(b) What does roots mean here – tradition and inheritance or the roots of plants used for colours?

Answer: Here, roots mean the tradition and inheritance which the author has got from his family.

(c) What does he mean by ‘Today I find them everywhere’?

Answer: The author’s work and the popularity of Gonda art has spread everywhere so, the author said he find his roots everywhere.

Question 5: Answer the following questions:

(a) Jangarh showered abuse on those who did not get it right. Abuse means to scold. What does shower abuse mean?

Answer: It means scolding somebody many times or again and again.

(b) I was mesmerized by the music and words, just like I was entranced by the palash flowers. Mesmerized and entranced are synonyms. What do they mean – cheated, charmed or checked?

Answer: They mean charmed.

(c) …….the reticent but resolute kahua tree…..

Flaunting is to show off. Reticent is an antonym of flaunting. In what way is the kahua tree different from the palash tree?

Answer: Palash tree is full of flowers which are beautiful while Kahua tree hides its colours in its trunk. So, Palash tree flaunts its beauty through flowers while Kahua tree hides its colours and shows only when its trunk is scratched revealing red sap which is used for making dye.

(d)…….into a consistent paste…..

Which word would you choose to replace consistent here – regular, uniform or fine?

Answer: The word that can be used to replace consistent is uniform.

So, these were Finding My Way Questions & Answers.