I Learn to Talk Questions & Answers

Hi Everyone!! This article will share I Learn to Talk Questions & Answers.

In my previous posts, I have shared the questions and answers of The King Without Clothes, Educating Mother and A Voyage To Brobdingnag so, you can check these posts as well.

I Learn to Talk Questions & Answers

Word Galaxy

  • Lingered – stay in a place longer than necessary
  • Plummet – fall at high speed
  • Tangible – perceptible by touch
  • Languor – the pleasant state of feeling lazy and without energy
  • Spout – a stream of liquid issuing with great force
  • Upturned – turned upwards
  • Confounding – confusing
  • Uncomprehending – not understanding what is happening

Question 1: When was the most important day in Helen’s life?

Answer: The most important day in Helen’s life was when her teacher Anne Mansfield Sullivan came to her.

Question 2: How old was Helen when Miss Sullivan came into her life?

Answer: She was three months short of turning seven years when she met her teacher, Miss Sullivan.

Question 3: On which date did Miss Sullivan arrive?

Answer: Miss Sullivan arrived on March, 1887.

Question 4: Why did Miss Sullivan give Helen a doll? What did Helen do with it?

Answer: Miss Sullivan gave Helen a little doll as the little blind children at the Perkins Institution had sent it and Laura Bridgman had dressed it. she initially played with it then later, when she was frustrated dashed it upon the floor.

Question 5: Why hadn’t Helen loved the doll?

Answer: Initially, Helen played with the doll but when Miss Sullivan tried making her understand the word ‘d-o-l-l’, Helen got agitated. She was filled with despair as she was not able to understand the name despite her teacher repeated attempts. She seized the doll and dashed it upon the floor.

Question 6: What made Helen feel bad that she had broken the doll?

Answer: When Helen realised that everything had a name and each name gave birth to a new thought, she was filled with regret. As she picked the pieces, she felt bad that she had broken the doll.

Question 7: How did Miss Sullivan teach Hellen the meaning of word ‘water’?

Answer: Miss Sullivan took Helen to the well-house. Helen felt someone was drawing water and just then Miss Sullivan placed her hand under the spout. As the cool stream gushed over one hand, Miss Sullivan spelled the word ‘water’ over her hand first slowly and then rapidly. It was then that Helen realized that water meant the wonderful cool something.

Question 8: Which words made the world ‘blossom’ for Helen?

Answer: The words that made the world ‘blossom’ for Helen were mother, father, sister and teacher.

I Learn to Talk Questions & Answers

Question 9: Read and answer the questions:

(a) Who is the speaker?

Answer: The speaker is Hellen Keller.

(b) What does ‘it’ refer to?

Answer: ‘It’ refers to the day or time that connected her to her teacher.

(c) Which two lives is the speaker talking about?

Answer: The speaker is talking about two lives, one before she met her teacher and the second after she met her teacher.

(d) Why are the contrasts ‘immeasurable’?

Answer: The contrasts are ‘immeasurable’ because she underwent a sea of change in this period of time.

Question 10: Read and answer the questions:

(a) Who was someone?

Answer: ‘Someone’ here was Helen’s teacher, Anne Mansfield Sullivan.

(b) What did someone take?

Answer: Her teacher took her hand and held her close to hers.

(c) What was to be revealed to the speaker?

Answer: A new life awaited her. She was not aware of how her life would transform after this meeting.

(d) What shows you that this person loved the speaker?

Answer: Her gentle touch, familiarity with Helen showed that she loved her.

Question 11: Read and answer the questions:

That living word awakened my soul, gave it light, hope, joy, set it free.

(a) Which ‘living word’ is referred to here?

Answer: The ‘living word’ referred here was when she felt the word ‘water’. it was when she could relate to things around, having a name.

(b) Whom did it give hope, light and joy?

Answer: It gave hope, light and joy to Helen.

(c) Why did it give the person hope?

Answer: It gave her hope as it gave her something to look forward to. Despite her life being caught in the dark, she now had a purpose. She discovered everything had a name and this new name gave birth to a new thought.

(d) Who was responsible for making this happen?

Answer: Her teacher Anne Mansfield Sullivan was responsible for this.

So, these were I Learn to Talk Questions & Answers.

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