The Last Bargain Questions & Answers

Hi Everyone!! This article will share The Last Bargain Questions & Answers.

This poem is written by Rabindranath Tagore. In my previous posts, I have shared the questions and answers of Bepin Choudhury’s Lapse of Memory, Glimpses of The Past and Macavity The Mystery Cat so, you can check these posts as well.

The Last Bargain Questions & Answers

Question 1: Who is the speaker in the poem?

Answer: A daily wage worker, looking for a job is the speaker in the poem.

Question 2: Mark the appropriate item in the context of stanza 1.

“The king, sword in hand” suggests

i. wealth
ii. power
iii. more power than wealth.

Question 3: The old man offered the speaker a lot of money. Why did he turn down the offer?

Answer: It is evident from the words of the speaker a daily wage worker that he is looking for a job and more than that he is seeking for satisfaction, happiness and freedom in his work. The old man that offered the speaker a lot of money was busy counting the weight of his gold coins one by one, which showed that no matter the speaker will get work, however, he will be bound to be a slave for money, which the speaker never wanted. Hence, he turned down the old man’s offer.

Question 4: Find in the poem, lines that match the following. Read both one after another.

i. I have nothing to give you except goodwill and cheer.

Answer: ‘I hire you with nothing.’

ii. Her happiness was no more than sorrow in disguise.

Answer: ‘Her smile paled and melted into tears.’

iii. The king’s might was not worth much.

Answer: ‘But his power counted for naught.’

Question 5: How did the speaker feel after talking to the child on the beach?

Answer: When the speaker met the child who was playing with sea-shells near the beach, he talked with the little one. After talking with the child, the speaker realised that he might not earn a penny, but this made him extremely happy, free and gave him great satisfaction.

So, these were The Last Bargain Questions & Answers.

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