Hi Everyone!! This article will share The Power Of Music Questions & Answers.
This poem is written by Sukumar Ray and is translated by Prof Sukanta Chaudhuri. In my previous posts, I have shared the questions and answers of A Narrow Escape, Salaam Namaste and An Eventful Summer so, you can check these posts as well.
The Power Of Music Questions & Answers
- Strain – music being played or sung
- Staked – bet
- Trampled – stepped on and crushed
- Rout – a chaotic situation of defeat
- Languish – forced to suffer something unpleasant
- Booming – here, speaking very loudly
- Broadside – an aggressive attack in words
- Wretched – feeling ill or unhappy
- Confounded – confused and annoyed
- Turn turtle – turn upside down
- Winging – flying
- Plead – beg
- Grumble – to complain bitterly
- Welkin – sky
- Sagacious – wise
- Bellow – an angry, loud shout
Question 1: Write words from the poem that mean the same as:
(a) Extremely stubborn and determined to do something.
(b) Sudden feeling of fear or worry.
(c) Make a high, loud sound.
(d) In an urgent manner.
(e) Fall to the ground.
Question 2: How far does Bhisma Lochan’s voice carry?
Answer: Bhisma Lochan’s voices far and wide from the hills and plains from Delhi to Burma.
Question 3: List three things that happen as a result of Bhisma Lochan’s singing?
Answer: The three things that happened as a result of Bhisma Lochan’s singing are:
- People are dazed.
- The bullock carts are overturned.
- The fishes dive deeper below the lake.
Question 4: How is the weather affected by Bhisma Lochan’s singing?
Answer: All the surroundings including plants and animals are disturbed by his booming tone.
Question 5: Why do you think the people’s pleas are not heard?
Answer: The people’s pleas are not heard because he is not concerned about anyone and anything. He is booming as if he is determined to do something.
Question 6: Which two instances in the poem are the funniest according to you? Give reasons for your choice.
Answer: The two instances that I think are the funniest are:
- When people pleaded Bhisma Lochan to stop singing.
- At the end, when the goat chases and hits Bhisma Lochan.
Question 7: Read and answer the questions:
But Bhisma Lochan, unconcerned, goes booming out his broadside.
(a) Who is Bhisma Lochan?
Answer: Bhisma Lochan is the main character of the poem.
(b) What does the poet mean by ‘booming out his broadside’?
Answer: ‘Booming out his broadside’ means that Bhisma Lochan is singing too loudly which sounds harsh for others.
(c) What concerns should Bhisma Lochan have according to the poet?
Answer: According to the poet, Bhisma Lochan should be concerned about other people and should not disturb them.
(d) What does the word ‘unconcerned’ tell us about Bhisma Lochan?
Answer: The word ‘unconcerned’ tells us that Bhisma Lochan was least bothered about others and didn’t care that his singing was bothering them.
Question 8: Read and answer the questions:
He downs his horns and charges straight with bellow answ’ring bellow.
(a) Who is ‘he’?
Answer: ‘He’ is a Billy goat.
(b) Why does ‘he’ charge straight?
Answer: ‘He’ charges straight in anger to put an end to the singing of Bhisma Lochan.
(c) Explain the second line of the extract.
Answer: It means that the goat answers Bhisma’s singing bellows in its own way by charging straight in anger.
(d) What happens as a result?
Answer: As a result, Bhisma Lochan finally falls to the ground and there is silence everywhere.
So, these were The Power Of Music Questions & Answers.