Hi Everyone!! This article will share Return To Air Questions & Answers.
In my previous posts, I have shared the questions and answers of The Canterville Ghost and Indian Weavers so, you can check these posts as well.
Return To Air Questions & Answers
Question 1: What were the Ponds, in the author’s village generally used for?
Answer: The ponds in the author’s village were very big, so at the one end people bathed, and at the other end, they fished.
Question 2: Why did the author not want to dive?
Answer: The author did not want to dive because she had to take her glasses off to go into the water and she couldn’t see without them. She did not want to dive without being able to see clearly.
Question 3: What is duck-diving? How were the children taught, by the instructor, to duck-dive?
Answer: Duck-diving is diving nose first into the water. The swimmer swims on the surface of the water and suddenly up-ends herself/himself just like a duck, and dives down deep into the water, swims about a bit underwater and then come up again. The swimming instructor taught the children to duck-dive by throwing a brick in the water. It was a brick with a bit of old white flannel around it, to make it show up underwater. The children had to swim down to the bottom of the pond, pick up the brick and bring it up again.
Question 4: What did the swimming instructor throw in the pond? What were the instructions?
Answer: The swimming instructor threw a brick in the pond. It was a brick with a bit of old white flannel around it, to make it show up under water. The instructions were to swim down to the bottom of the pond, pick up the brick and bring it up again.
Question 5: How does the narrator describe the changing colour of water? Why do you think the colour changed?
Answer: The author says, that at first the water was like a thick greenish-brown lemonade. Further down, it became just a dark blackish-brown. The colour changed on going deeper because less sunlight reached this depth.
Question 6: What were the narrator’s fears?
Answer: The narrator feared that she might get lost underwater. Perhaps she had swum underwater too far. Perhaps she would come up at the far end of the pond, amongst all the fishermen and perhaps get a fish hook caught in her, or perhaps she just wasn’t going to find the top and the air again. She also feared that she was swimming up too slowly and wouldn’t reach the surface in time.
Question 7: How was the narrator greeted when she reached the surface?
Answer: On reaching the surface, the narrator was greeted with shouting from the bank. The children were cheering and shouting and the instructor was hallooing with his hands around his mouth.
So, these were the Questions & Answers.