Hi Everyone!! This article will share Laugh and Be Happy Questions & Answers.
In my previous posts, I have shared the questions and answers of Then Laugh, The Conjurer’s Revenge and The Faun’s Head so, you can check these posts as well.
Laugh and Be Happy Questions & Answers
Question 1: Choose the correct option:
1. Good laughter ___________.
(a) makes you sleepy
(b) relieves physical tension and stress
(c) leaves the muscles relaxed
(d) both (b) and (c)
2. Laughter forces out __________ air from our lungs than during normal breathing.
(c) equal amount of
3. How did Hodja give happiness to the man?
(a) by snatching his bag
(b) by giving his bag back
(c) by talking to him
Question 2: Why was the mother of the teenage daughters growing more and more impatient?
Answer: The mother of the teenage daughters was growing more arid more impatient with the girls’ inability to control their laughter. She probably thought that they drew unnecessary attention from people sitting around in the restaurant as they giggled and laughed loudly.
Question 3: How did the girls try to convince their mother?
Answer: The girls tried to convince their mother by saying that they were using up their quota of laughter reserved for the next day (Monday) because they would be in school. They also believed that there was no need for them to ration their laughter as they did not believe in waiting to be happy. Happiness was like a habit with them.
Question 4: ‘We don’t have to ration our laughter and we don’t have to wait to be happy.’ What does this line mean?
Answer: This line means that there is no need to restrict or control the laughter. Instead of waiting for things and events around us to make us happy, we must find them.
Question 5: List down three laughter techniques.
Answer: Three techniques of laughter are:
(a) Think of events, places, things that make you laugh.
(b) Keep your eyes and ears open for things that inspire laughter.
(c) Remember and tell a funny story about yourself.
Question 6: Complete the table:
|How laughter affects heart||How laughter affects our blood pressure||How laughter affects our immune system||How laughter affects our lungs||How laughter affects aches and pains|
|Relaxes body and mind. It improves function of blood vessels and increases blood flow which can protect against a heart attack and other heart problems. Belly laugh is ‘internal jogging’. It relieves physical tension and stress.||Relaxes body and mind and helps maintain normal blood pressure and reduces high blood pressure. It relieves tension and stress, leaving the muscles relaxed for forty-five minutes.||Laughter increases disease fighting proteins and thus improves our resistance to diseases.||Laughter forces out more air from our lungs. Following a bout of laughter quick inhalation takes place, filling the lungs once again to normal capacity. So, with bouts of laughter, the lungs are emptied and oxygen is taken in.||Laughter releases endorphins, the body’s natural painkillers thus giving us relief from pains.|
Laugh and Be Happy Questions & Answers
Question 7: ‘laugh with others and not at them.’ What does it mean?
Answer: ‘laugh with others and not at them’, means that it is a bad habit to laugh at others or make fun of others. Laughing at other peoples’ shortcomings, misery and sorrow or to disturb and distract them has nothing to do with happiness. It means that we are being cruel, very negative as we are hurting their feelings. Instead, we should laugh with others; when others are happy, we should share their happiness.
Question 8: What do the phrases in italics mean?
(a) Take a healthy dose of laughter.
Answer: One should laugh a lot every day.
(b) This is a matter of concern as we are not using up our quota of laughter!
Answer: It is a serious thing that adults laugh only fifteen times a day as compared to children who laugh four hundred times a day.
(c) A good belly laugh is an excellent form of internal jogging.
Answer: Laughter is an excellent form of internal jogging as it forces out more air from our lungs. Following a laughter bout quick inhalation takes place, filling the lungs once again to normal capacity.
(d) Laughter is a priceless medicine, without any side reactions!
Answer: Laughter is a medicine which is free of cost and if we laugh, we can derive various health benefit without any side effects.
Question 9: Read the following statement and answer the questions that follow.
“Girls, that is enough laughing for today.”
(a) Who is the speaker of the given line?
Answer: The mother of the girls said this.
(b) Where were the girls and the speaker?
Answer: The girls and the speaker were sitting in a restaurant.
(c) Why did the speaker make such a statement?
Answer: The mother said this because she probably thought that the girls drew unnecessary attention from people sitting around in the restaurant as they giggled and laughed loudly.
(d) What happens next?
Answer: Next, the girls tried to convince their mother that they were using up their quota of laughter reserved for next day, i.e., Monday as they would be in school.
Question 10: The lesson ends by saying ‘Laughter is a priceless medicine.’ Why is it called ‘priceless’?
Answer: Laughter is a priceless medicine because it cannot be bought or sold. Laughing heartily should be a habit with us to keep ourselves mentally and physically healthy. From stress, high blood pressure, body pains to heart ailments, it takes care of everything and we don’t have to pay a penny. Laughter is certainly priceless or invaluable.
So, these were Laugh and Be Happy Questions & Answers.