Govinda’s Disciple Questions & Answers

Hi Everyone!! This article will share Govinda’s Disciple Questions & Answers.

This poem is written by Rabindranath Tagore. In my previous posts, I have shared the questions and answers of The Selfish Giant, Confessions Of A Born Spectator and The Ransom Of The Red Chief so, you can check these posts as well.

Govinda’s Disciple Questions & Answers

Word Galaxy

  • Jutting – extending outwards
  • Torrents – swiftly flowing water
  • Gathered – brought together in a group
  • Scriptures – sacred writings
  • Studded – containing a lot of something
  • Gems – a jewel or precious stone
  • Emeralds – a bright green precious stone
  • Twirling – spin quickly and lightly round, especially repeatedly
  • Darted – to move or make something move in a certain direction

Question 1: Choose the correct option:

(a) ‘Hills dark with the woods’ means

i. The hills have trees covered with dark moss.
ii. The hills look dark because of thick forest.
iii. The forest on the hills has trees with green-black leaves.

(b) ‘Scarred with the torrents’ means

i. The hills have cuts on them because of the torrential rainfall.
ii. The hills have cuts made by the flowing river.
iii. The hills are sacred because the Ganga flows below them.

(c) Why did Govinda throw the gold bangles into the river?

i. Because Govinda did not like the gift.
ii. Because Govinda was a man – what would he do with bangles?
iii. To make Raghunath understand the unimportance of wealth.

Question 2: Describe the place where Govinda sat reading the scripture.

Answer: Govinda sat on a rock on the bank of the Ganges in a heavenly and serene environment of hills, trees and river. The hill was surrounded by drift woods and other debris brought by the river and deposited from time to time by the overflowing river Ganges. He was deeply engrossed in reading divine scripture.

Question 3: What did Raghunath do when Govinda threw the bangles into the river? What does this tell you about Raghunath?

Answer: When Govinda threw the bangles into the river, Raghunath jumped after the bangles to retrieve them but he was not able to find them. It tells us about the materialistic nature of Raghunath. Through the poem, the poet gives us message that the true masters don’t value materialistic things but Raghunath was opposite to this.

Question 4: Explain the meanings of these phrases in your own words:

(a) Frowned the jutting bank

Answer: It means that the banks of the river are said to be frowning because the current of the river is alarmingly scary. It means that there are chances of risk along the banks of the river.

(b) The water held and hid what it stole and ran its way

Answer: This line describes about the current of the river Ganges. Govinda threw the bangles into the river. The current of the river was powerful so, when he threw the bangle, it went into the deep water and disappeared in the river.

So, these were Govinda’s Disciple Questions & Answers.