Siddhartha and The Swan Questions & Answers

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In my previous posts, I have shared the questions and answers of Uncle Ken At The Wheel, King Shibi and the Two Birds and Alice in Wonderland so, you can check these posts as well.

Siddhartha and The Swan Questions & Answers

Word Galaxy

  • Overhead – above your head
  • Deliberate – (here) think carefully
  • Nested – the bird used or built the nests to keep their babies in it
  • Falters – loses speed or strength
  • Defenceless – unable to protect itself
  • Puzzled – confused
  • Stroke – (here) gently moves his hand over the bird’s body
  • Dispute – a disagreement
  • Revered – respected
  • Doorway – entrance

Question 1: Why did Prince Siddhartha and Prince Devadatta have a dispute?

Answer: Prince Siddhartha and Prince Devadatta had a dispute about a swan that Devadatta had shot and wounded. Devadatta claimed it since according to the law of kingdom it belonged to the one who shot it. Siddhartha, however maintained that because the swan was a wild bird and not dead but injured. He would keep it and help it get well again.

Question 2: Why couldn’t the minister solve the dispute between the two princes?

Answer: The ministers could not solve the dispute between the two princes because that was the first time such a case had been brought to them. Besides, they felt that both princes were right in their arguments and couldn’t decide whom to support.

Question 3: What did the minister suggest instead?

Answer: The minister suggested that they should ask the king for his advice.

Question 4: Describe the incident that Prince Devadatta recounted from his life.

Answer: Prince Devadatta said that he had once fallen and hurt his leg badly, his mother had been kind to him. She had bandaged the wound and looked after him.

Question 5: Pick a sentence from the play that suggests that Prince Devadatta realised his mistake.

Answer: “I will never hurt or kill any animal from now on.” This sentence shows that Prince Devadatta realised his mistake.

Question 6: “It is indeed the law of the kingdom that an animal or a bird rightfully belongs to whoever shoots it”. Do you agree with this law? Should hunting of animals and birds be allowed? Give reasons.

Answer: This is an unjust law and people the world over are doing their best to change it in different countries. As the old man says and Devadatta realises later, no living creature wants to feel pain or die. Birds and animals have feelings and appreciate kindness. This being so, the killing of innocent creatures for sports should be banned.

So, these were Siddhartha and The Swan Questions & Answers.