Hi Everyone!! This article will share The Treasure Seekers Questions & Answers.
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The Treasure Seekers Questions & Answers
Question 1: Who are the members of the Bastable family?
Answer: The members of the Bastable family include Father and six children, Dora, Oswald, Dicky, the twins Alice and Noel, and Horace Octavius. Their mother is dead.
Question 2: How did the children know from their father’s behaviour that their fortunes had fallen?
Answer: The children knew that their fortunes had fallen because their father did not like to be asked for new things anymore.
Question 3: What other signs were there to show that they had fallen on hard times?
Answer: There were several other signs that showed their fortunes had fallen. For instance, the children hardly received pocket money anymore. Also, the Bastables stopped having guests over for dinner. They had to sell their silverware and let go of their servants as well. Moreover, the children were not being sent to school anymore. No repairs were being done at home and the children were given watery sago pudding instead of rich currant pudding to eat.
Question 4: Why do you think the family received envelopes with no stamps on them? What do you think the envelopes contained?
Answer: The family received envelopes with no stamps on them because they were delivered by hand, or they might be letters from the government.
Question 5: What suggestions did the various children make in order to find some money?
Answer: Oswald suggested they wear masks and rob people in the park. Alice wanted to try the divining rod. H.O. suggested they become bandits. Noel wanted to get money by selling his poems or marrying a princess. Dicky felt they could invest in one of the moneymaking schemes advertised in the papers. Lastly, Dora proposed they dig in their garden for buried treasure.
Question 6: Had you been in Horace’s place, what idea would you have presented to find treasure?
Answer: Had I been in Horace’s place, I would have suggested becoming a magician and perform tricks in front of an audience and earn money.
Question 7: Are there any clues about who might be telling the story? What are those clues?
Answer: Some clues in the story easily give away the narrator’s identity.
Firstly, the narrator is too generous in praising Oswald compared to his praise for the other children. The narrator is too eager to point out that Oswald had won the Latin prize at school. Oswald is also said to always think of interesting things and was the first one to come up with the idea of treasure-hunting. In self-praise, he also states that Oswald could tell the time when he was six, unlike H.O.
Secondly, his narration fails to hide his identity as he says that the girls said father had been crying, which he believed to be untrue.
Question 8: Read the lines and answer the questions:
1. I think we might try the divining rod. I’m sure I could do it.
(a) Who said these words and to whom?
Answer: Alice said these words to her siblings.
(b) How was the speaker sure that she would be able to use the divining rod?
Answer: The speaker was sure that she would be able to use the divining rod because she had read about it.
(c) Did the speaker actually use the divining rod? Why or why not?
Answer: The speaker did not use the divining rod because Dora decided to go for plain digging as using a divining rod was comparatively tiresome.
2. Let’s try my way now. Besides, I’m the eldest, so it’s only fair.
(a) Who says these words and to whom?
Answer: Dora said these words to her siblings.
(b) Why did the speaker want to try her way?
Answer: She wanted to try her way as she was the eldest.
(c) Did the speaker and her siblings actually try her way? What was the result?
Answer: I think the siblings might have tried her way as they were headed for the garden. They might have ended up digging a lot of holes in the garden, making their father quite upset.
So, these were The Treasure Seekers Questions & Answers.