Hi Everyone!! This article will share The Further Vision Questions & Answers.
It is an abridged extract from The Time Machine by HG Wells. In my previous posts, I have shared the questions and answers of The Luncheon, A Fishy Story, The Last Leaf, The Tea Trail, Where Love Is God Is and The Brook. So, make sure to check these posts as well.
The Further Vision Questions & Answers
- Prodigious – very big in size
- Apace – quickly
- Desolate – deserted
- Somber – dark, gloomy
- Blotched – discoloration
Question 1: What was the reddish rock of mass?
Answer: When the narrator looked around, he realized that the reddish mass of rock that was moving slowly towards him was really a monstrous crab-like creature.
Question 2: What was the condition of the sky and the area around him as the machine stood far away from the desolate beach?
Answer: The narrator saw that the sky had changed colours from blue to pale black. The start looked dull. The sun was motionless. The rocks were of a reddish colour. The only vegetation around was moss and lichen. There were over a hundred thousand crabs crawling around.
Question 3: What did the narrator experience as the time machine stood on a sloping beach?
Answer: The machine was standing on a sloping beach. There were no breakers and no waves, only a slight oily swell rose and fell and showed that the eternal sea was still moving and living. He noticed that he was breathing very fast. The sensation reminded him of mountaineering and he understood that the air was rare.
Question 4: Why did the narrator return?
Answer: The narrator saw that everything around him turned lifeless and silent. All the sounds of man and life were over. He wanted to escape the abominable place and all its dullness. Thus, the narrator came back.
The Further Vision Questions & Answers
Question 5: Describe the encounter of the narrator with the ‘monstrous crabs’.
Answer: The time traveller/narrator saw that what he had taken to be a reddish mass of rock was moving towards him. It was a monstrous crab-like creature with many legs and big claws. It swayed, its long antennae-like craters’ whips and its stalked eyes gleaming on either side of its metallic front. He stared at this sinister apparition crawling towards him; he felt a tickling on his cheek as though a fly had lighted there. He tried to brush it away but in a moment it returned and almost immediately came another by his ear. It was drawn swiftly out of his hand. He turned and saw that he had grasped the antenna of another monster crab that stood just behind him. Its mouth was all alive with appetite, its evil eyes were wriggling on their stalks and its vast claws smeared with slime. In a moment, his hand was on the lever and he had placed a month between himself and the monsters. But he was still on the same beach and he saw them distinctly as he stopped. Dozens of them seemed to be crawling here and there in the sombre light among the intense green.
Question 6: What did the time traveller do to go into the future?
Answer: The traveller wasn’t seated properly in the saddle. He clung to the machine as it swayed and vibrated. He was amazed to find where he had arrived. One dial records days and another thousands of days, another millions of days and another thousands of millions. Instead of reversing the levers, he had pulled them over and moved to the future. As he drove a peculiar change crept over the appearance of things. The palpitating greyness grew darker. He was still travelling with prodigious velocity, the blinking succession of day and night which happened at a slower pace became quick.
A steady twilight brooded over the earth, a twilight only broken now and then when a comet glared across the sky. The sun had ceased to set and the moon had vanished. At last, sometime before he stopped, the sun, red and very large halted motionless upon the horizon, now and then suffering a momentary extinction. The movement of earth had slowed down. The circling hands of the time machine calculating thousands of years seemed motionless and the daily one was no longer a mere mist upon its scale. This continued until the dim outlines of a desolate beach grew visible where he landed with his time machine.
So, these were The Further Vision Questions & Answers.