Hi Everyone!! This article will share The Unpredictable Month Questions & Answers.
In my previous posts, I have shared the questions and answers of My Grandmother, Withering of a Tree and The Eccentric Painter so, you can check these posts as well.
The Unpredictable Month Questions & Answers
Question 1: Choose the correct option:
1. Which month has been described in the lesson?
2. Why do people in Delhi have to get out their woolens again after putting them away?
a. because summer season lasts only a few days
b. because the weather is unpredictable, and it keeps alternating between hot and cold
c. because, according to the people of Delhi, woolen clothes are more fashionable than cottons
3. To which creature are the fruits of mulberry tree compared?
4. Which flower is a specialty of the Lodi Gardens?
Question 2: Read the lines and answer the questions:
1. Take a close look at a hailstone and you will notice that it is of a milky white colour and consists of layers of ice like skins on an onion.
(a) What are hailstones?
Answer: Hailstones are small balls of frozen rain.
(b) How are they formed?
Answer: Strong winds push clouds up to freezing heights, converts rain drops into ice and hailstones are formed.
(c) What question did the narrator have in his mind about hailstorms? What answer did he get to his question?
Answer: Why hailstorms did not occur in winter months when it is cold. It takes strong winds to make hail.
2. A cricket’s chirp can be a reliable substitute for a thermometer; the hotter it is, the faster the cricket chirps.
(a) Why are crickets’ chirps heard earlier in the narrator’s apartments than in other homes?
Answer: Crickets’ chirps are heard earlier in the narrator’s apartments than in other homes because the narrator has a log fire burning every winter night.
(b) How can you calculate the room temperature using crickets’ chirps?
Answer: We can calculate the room temperature by counting the number of chirps per minute, divide the total by four and add forty.
3. I record the first time I hear the koel’s full-throated cry rather than the half-hearted gurgles that one hears during winter months.
(a) When do the koel’s throat open up in Delhi?
Answer: The Koel’s throat opens up in Delhi in the first week of March.
(b) How is the Koel’s voice different in March as compared to winters and why?
Answer: In March, the Koel’s voice is full-throated while in winter it is half-throated. Because in March, days are warmer as compared to winter.
(c) Which other bird also announces its presence during the same time?
Answer: The Papeehas (hawk cuckoos) also announces its presence during the same time.
4. In March, the Lodi Gardens and the Buddha Jayanti Park are much frequented by picnicers.
(a) Describe the scene at the Lodi Gardens during March.
Answer: In Lodi Gardens, purple bougainvilleas, the most luxuriant and pristine variety of the species, make a splendid show. To be seen among the birds are owlets, sitting in holes of old walls, taking the sun with their eyes shut and shrikes.
(b) Describe the scene at the Buddha Jayanti Park during March.
Answer: The Buddha Jayanti Park specializes in planting masses of the same flower for each bed.
(c) When is it a good time for visiting these parks.
Answer: A good time for visiting these parks is afternoon of Holi after the coloured-water sports are over and most people are tired or engaged in post-Holi feasting.
Question 3: What can you conclude about the weather in March?
Answer: One day in March can be as cold as any in winter, the next as warm as any in spring. It may be as dry as a desert one morning and by sundown, as wet as a monsoon night.
Question 4: How is Holi celebrated by the young and the old?
Answer: The young are out with their long tube syringes, buckets of coloured water and red powder to fight mock battles. The old people play with abir and gulal.
Question 5: Name the various trees and birds mentioned in the article.
Answer: Neem, mahua, jamun, peepal, banyan, mahavriksh, etc. are various trees that are mentioned. Vultures, kites, koel, crow, magpie robin, etc. are various birds.
Question 6: Write a short note on the Ailanthus tree.
Answer: The Ailanthus tree is a Latin name. Its Hindi name is Mahavriksh. It is common in Delhi.
Question 7: “March is an unpredictable month”. Explain.
Answer: March is an unpredictable month. One day in March can be as cold as any in winter, the next as warm as any in spring. It may be as dry as a desert one morning and by sundown, as wet as a monsoon night.
So, these were The Unpredictable Month Questions & Answers.