The Little People Questions & Answers

Hi Everyone!! This article will share The Little People Questions & Answers.

In my previous posts, I have shared the questions & answers of The Emperor’s Seed, Star Sprinter and The Curious Robot so, you can check these posts as well.

The Little People Questions & Answers

Question 1: Read and answer the questions:

‘Neither able to sit up nor move, I could only look upwards; the sun began to grow hot, and the light hurt my eyes. I heard a confused noise about me…’

(a) Who said these lines?

Answer: Lemuel Gulliver said these lines.

(b) Where was the speaker and how had he reached there?

Answer: The speaker was on a desolate island. He had reached there as he was shipwrecked.

(c) Why was the speaker unable to move?

Answer: The speaker was unable to move because his arms and legs were strongly fastened on each side to the ground and his hair was tied down in the same manner.

(d) What was the confused noise he heard?

Answer: The confused noise he heard was the sound produced by the little men.

Question 2: Read and answer the questions:

‘I felt at least fifty more of the same kind (as I imagined) following the first.’

(a) What does ‘the first’ refer to?

Answer: ‘The first’ refer to the little man who was moving on Gulliver’s left leg.

(b) Where did the ‘fifty more’ follow ‘the first’?

Answer: The fifty more followed the first on to the body of Gulliver.

(c) In what way were they ‘of the same kind’?

Answer: They were of same kind as they all looked like human creatures but were less than six inches high.

(d) Why does Gulliver say ‘as I imagined’?

Answer: Gulliver says ‘as I imagined’ because he could not count the exact number as he was tied down by little men. Moreover, they were in huge number so he assumed they were fifty.

Question 3: What does Gulliver mean when he says ‘our voyage was at first very fine’?

Answer: From this, Gulliver meant that when they started their journey, the sea was calm and they were sailing smoothly. But due to violent storm their ship got wrecked.

Question 4: What was the rescue arrangement aboard the Antelope in case of a shipwrecked? Did it prove to be helpful?

Answer: The rescue arrangement aboard the Antelope in case of a shipwrecked was to use lifeboats. No, it did not prove to be helpful because the winds were so strong that it overturned the lifeboats.

Question 5: What happened to Gulliver after being he shipwreck?

Answer: After the shipwreck, Gulliver swam as his fortune directed him and was pushed forward by wind and tide to a desolate island.

Question 6: Who said ‘Tolgo phonic’? What happened after these words were spoken?

Answer: One of the little men cried a loud these words ‘Tolgo phonic’. After these words they started showering arrows into the air which hurt the Gulliver’s left leg.

Question 7: What protected Gulliver from the arrows and spears?

Answer: Gulliver’s leather jacket protected him from the arrows and spears.

Question 8: What do you think the phrase ‘Tolgo Phonic’ means? Give reasons for your answer.

Answer: I think the word ‘Tolgo Phonic’ means ‘attack’ because after this phrase was spoken by one of the littlemen, they all started showering arrows at Gulliver.

Question 9: Gulliver was the first human to visit to the island. Give reasons for this statement.

Answer: Yes, I agree with the statement that Gulliver was the first human to visit the island because for the first-time little men saw such a huge creature who looked quite similar to them.

Question 10: The passage ends with this sentence: ‘… what was in store for me next, I never could have imagined!’ Write down three sentences about what you think might have happened to Gulliver.


  • They searched him thoroughly for any possible weapon he might be carrying.
  • They might chain him and allowed him to move about at the end of his chain.
  • The people brought him food.

So, these were The Little People Questions & Answers.

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