Hi Everyone!! This article will share March Questions & Answers.
In my previous posts, I have shared the questions & answers of For You O Democracy, The Shoemaker and The Enchanted Pool so, you can check these posts as well.
March Questions & Answers
Question 1: Complete the following sentences.
(a) March is an unpredictable month because it could be as cold as winter one day and the next day could be as warm as spring.
(b) A cricket’s chirp can be a close substitute for a thermometer because the warmer it is, the more the cricket chirps.
(c) The softwood of the Ailanthus is used for making matchsticks and packing cases.
(d) There are more birds calls in March than in other months because the days get warmer and nesting season draws nearer.
(e) The shrike is also known as butcherbird because it has a bad habit of impaling live insects on thorns.
Question 2: What experiment does the author suggest for guessing the temperature?
Answer: The author suggests that his readers count the number of cricket chirps per minute, divide the total by four and add forty to it. This will give the temperature of the room in Fahrenheit, he says.
Question 3: The leaves of which trees does the author recommend as bookmarks? Why?
Answer: The author suggests that his readers use the leaves of peepals and banyans as bookmarks.
Question 4: What do you think the narrator means by the phrase ‘their throats open up’?
Answer: The author means that the koel’s song begins to become clearer and sweeter during the month of March.
Question 5: When does the magpie robin sing?
Answer: The magpie robin usually sings only in the early hours of the morning or at twilight and evening.
Question 6: Read the lines and answer the questions:
“Humans are not the only ones to be fooled by the weather. Insects, said to be endowed with an extra sense of forecasting the weather, suffer heavy losses.”
(a) How are humans fooled by the weather?
Answer: The month of March experiences unpredictable seasonal changes. While some days may be cold enough for warm woollen clothes to be worn, others may turn out to be hot. The sun also behaves erratically. As a result, people are often fooled and one fails to predict how the weather will be in March.
(b) How does the sun behave in this month?
Answer: In March, the sun behaves in an erratic way. It comes up earlier than it is expected to and also sets a little earlier than is the norm.
(c) Which insects does this weather affect and how?
Answer: Mosquitoes, flies and moths are the insects that are affected the most by the unpredictable weather in March. They come out of hiding to disturb humans only to find that it is freezing cold, thus dying in the process.
March Questions & Answers
Question 7: Read the lines and answer the questions:
“In March, the Lodi Gardens and the Buddha Jayanti Park are much frequented by picnickers.”
(a) What is special about the Buddha Jayanti Park in March?
Answer: In March, the Buddha Jayanti Park is beautiful as flowers are planted in rows in masses.
(b) Which is the best day to visit these parks?
Answer: The best time to visit these parks is during the afternoon of Holi.
(c) Which birds can be seen in the Lodi Gardens at this time of the year?
Answer: The birds that one can see in Lodi Gardens at this time of the year are shrikes and owlets.
Question 8: Read the lines and answer the questions:
“In the last week of the month, spring vegetables and fruits flood the market.”
(a) Which vegetables and fruits are found in the market?
Answer: During March one can find cucumbers, kakrees, watermelons, cantaloupes, muskmelons and mangoes from the South and Alfonso in the markets.
(b) Which cities are famous for their muskmelons (kharbooza)?
Answer: The muskmelons of Saharanpur and Tonk are famous.
(c) What has happened in recent years to the quality of melons?
Answer: Most of the melons nowadays are rather juicy and taste sweet.
Question 9: Make a table of the names of the birds, flowers and vegetables to be found in Delhi in March, as listed by the author.
|Vultures, Kites, Koel, Neophrons, Crow, Magpie Robin, Shrikes||Pansies, Phlox, Salvias, Violet, Bougainvilleas||Cucumber, Kakree, Watermelon, Mulberries, Mangoes, Mulberries, Muskmelons, Cantaloupes|
Question 10: Why do you think the narrator chose to describe the month of March and not any other month? Give reasons.
Answer: March is a month of transition – one where you can see the vagaries of nature in the fullest. The month is highly unpredictable as has been spoken about so exquisitely in the account by the author. In addition, the very fact that every aspect of life transforms in such a lovely manner is perhaps what has prompted the author to choose this month over others.
Question 11: The author seems to have an eye for human behaviour, and also for flowers, birds, insects, and even for fruits and vegetables. What does this say about the author?
Answer: This shows that the author has a keen eye for detail. He is highly observant and is also blessed with the ability to weave magic in his words to hold the readers spellbound with his vivid descriptions. One more thing that we as readers can gauge from the beautiful account is his humorous nature, something evident in his description of the two vultures that have been living in the Ailanthus tree.
So, these were March Questions & Answers.