The Why Why Girl Questions & Answers

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The Why Why Girl Questions & Answers

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The Why Why Girl Summary

It is an inspiring story by the acclaimed Janapith award-winning writer Mahasweta Devi. Moyna belonged to a tribal community called shabars. They were poor and did not own land. The shabars did not usually send their daughter to work but Moyna had to work because Moyna’s mother had a bad leg and so couldn’t walk properly. Her father had gone to Jamshedpur in search of work and her brother Gora, went to the forest every day to collect firewood. Moyna could not go to the school because she had to tend the goats, collect the firewood, fetch the water and do other works of the landlord. Moyna never thanked the landlords for giving left over rice. She is so full of questions that the postmaster calls her the ‘why why girl.’ Moyna was barely ten years old when the narrator found her chasing a cobra. She dragged Moyna into the samiti office, where her mother works. One day, Moyna went to the narrator’s place to live with her, with a set of clothes and her pet mongoose. She asked the narrator countless questions including why she reads a book before going to sleep. The narrator replied that reading is a way of finding answers to all her questions. At that moment, Moyna decided to go to school and find answers to all her questions. At last, Moyna became a teacher of a primary school encouraging students to ask questions. Moyna is an inspiration and motivation for all of us.

The Why Why Girl Questions & Answers

Question 1: What was Moyna’s nick name? Why was she called that?

Answer: Moyna’s nickname was ‘Why-Why Girl.’ Moyna was so full of questions that the postmaster calls her the ‘Why-Why Girl.’

Question 2: What were the problems faced by the shabar community?

Answer: The problems faced by the shabar community were that the shabars were a poor tribal group and they owned no land. They have to walk so far to the river to fetch water and live in a leaf hut.

Question 3: Read the line and answer the questions:

‘You know nothing. Do you know why? Because you don’t attend classes at the samiti?

(a) Who said these words to whom?

Answer: Moyna said these words to her little sister and elder brother.

(b) How was the speaker feeling when she said these words? Why?

Answer: Moyna felt very angry when she said these words because her little sister and elder brother did not attend classes at the samiti.

Question 4: What did Moyna expect from her students?

Answer: Moyna expected from her students to ask questions and not to be lazy.

Question 5: Read the line and answer the questions:

“Writing about me? Why?

Who was writing a book on whom? Why?

Answer: The narrator ‘Mahasweta Devi was writing a book on ‘Moyna’ because she was a strong, hardworking, fearless young girl, a role model for all of us. She had the curiosity to learn and spread knowledge to others.

So, these were The Why Why Girl Questions & Answers.