Khagam Questions & Answers

Hi Everyone!! This article will share Khagam Questions & Answers.

In my previous posts, I have shared the questions and answers of Nine Gold Medals, The Raven and The Forgotten Ones so, you can check these posts as well.

Khagam Questions & Answers

Word Galaxy

  • Scepticism – Doubtfulness
  • Premonition – Foreboding
  • Sloughed – Shed layer of dead skin
  • Glowering – Looking angrily
  • Vicious – Cruel and Dangerous
  • Implication – Significance
  • Blotches – Large irregular patches on the skin

Question 1: Who was Imli Baba?

Answer: Imli Baba was a hermit who was held in high regard and people came to pay him respect all over India.

Question 2: Describe Imli Baba’s hermitage.

Answer: Imli Baba’s hermitage was in a clearing in the forest below a huge tamarind tree. In a hut, the Baba sat on a bearskin with a disciple by his side. There was a clothes line stretched across the wall from which hung about a dozen sloughed snake skins.

Question 3: What happened immediately after Dhurjati Babu attacked the snake?

Answer: Immediately after Dhurjati Babu attacked the snake, Imli Baba and his disciple arrived to take their place right behind them. They saw the Baba standing with the staff in his hand a dozen feet behind them. He had his eyes fixed on Dhurjati Babu.

Question 4: What happened the night that Dhurjati Babu killed the snake?

Answer: The night that Dhurjati Babu killed the snake, just after dinner there was loud knocking at the door of the narrator’s room. He found Dhurjati Babu standing outside and he said in a hoarse whisper that he had marks on his skin.

Question 5: Read these lines and answer the questions:

On our way back, Dhurjati Babu was gloomy and silent. I asked him why he had to kill the snake. In reply, he asked an unrelated question.

(a) Where were the narrators and Dhurjati Babu on their way back from?

Answer: The narrator and Dhurjati Babu were on their way back from Imli Baba’s hut.

(b) Why do you think Dhurjati Babu was gloomy and silent?

Answer: Dhurjati Babu was silent and gloomy because he killed a snake without understanding why.

(c) What was the ‘unrelated question’ that Dhurjati Babu asked?

Answer: The ‘unrelated question’ that Dhurjati Babu asked was if the author knew who Khagam was.

Question 6: What was the ‘absurd question’ that Dhurjati Babu asked the narrator when he knocked on the door a second time?

Answer: The ‘absurd question’ that Dhurjati Babu asked the narrator when he knocked on the door second time was ‘Is s-s-snake spelt with one ‘S’?

Question 7: Read these lines and answer the questions:

Snakes speak when snakes hiss I know this I know this…

(a) Who spoke these lines to whom?

Answer: Dhurjati Babu spoke these lines to the author.

(b) What else, according to the speaker, do snakes do?

Answer: According to the speaker, snakes kill when they kiss.

(c) What do you think is the significance of these lines?

Answer: These lines are like a prediction of the future.

Question 8: What did the author see near the king cobra’s hole the next evening?

Answer: The author saw something hanging from a tree near the king cobra’s hole the next evening. It looked like the skin that had been hanging in Baba’s hut. When the narrator went close however, he discovered to his horror that it was not the skin of a snake but that of a man.

Question 9: Read these lines and answer the questions:

His knees now buckled and he went down on the floor. Flattering himself on his chest, he started dragging himself until he disappeared under the bed.

(a) Whose actions do these lines refer to?

Answer: These lines refer to the actions of Dhurjati Babu.

(b) What did he say just before disappearing under the bed?

Answer: Just before disappearing under the bed, he said ‘Baba is calling me “Balkishan!…Balkishan!…”

(c) What did the narrator do after he saw that strange sight?

Answer: After seeing that strange sight, the narrator ran back to his room, shut the door and bolted it.

So, these were Khagam Questions & Answers.