Saturday, 8 August 2015

Workbook Answers/Solutions of A Collection of ICSE Poems and Short Stories, Hunger by-Nasira Sharma

I.
(i) Rizwan was an educated young man, who was in search of a job. He was standing in a crowded market place, to look out for a person, whom he could interview for a newspaper.
[Corrigendum: Please read Q.I(i) of the extract as—Who was Rizwan? Where was he standing and why?] 

 (ii) As Rizwan stood in the crowded market place, he thought that although there was unemployment, yet people were eating and drinking and buying expensive articles.

 (iii) Kasim, a rag-seller was walking in Rizwan’s direction. He was carrying a load of old clothes to be sold to the intended buyers, who included poor labourers.

 (iv) Rizwan stopped the man to take his interview for the Kihaan newspaper. He did not exchange any greetings with the man because he did not consider it necessary to show respect to a poor, rag-seller. This shows that Rizwan lacked politeness and manners. Further, he had double standards because he greeted people in his office.

 (v) Rizwan neither greet the man nor ask him anything to build a rapport with him before starting the interview.
[Corrigendum: Please read Q.I(v) of the extract as—How did Rizwan treat the man walking in his direction in the market?] 



II.
(i) Rizwan is the speaker in these lines. He is addressing a poor, rag-seller, Kasim. He is doing so because he is interviewing him for the Kihaan newspaper.

 (ii) Chacha gets angry when Rizwan asks him where he lives because he does not have a permanent home and lives wherever he gets a place, like in front of a shop or under a bridge.

 (iii) The story only mentions Chacha’s father and his son. His father was an old man, who used to work as labourer and did not earn decent wages for a living. His son was a four-year old boy, who used to play around in the village, chase dogs and would take up his father’s profession of rag-selling, on attaining the age of five.

 (iv) The government was apparently helping the poor farmers by giving land to them and providing education to their children. Chacha considered the policies of government as futile and false promises to solicit votes. He felt so because he was a poor labourer and his father, grandfather and great grandfather were poor labourers, who did not get any benefit from the government policies to alleviate their poverty.
 (v) A ‘tout’ is a person who persuades somebody on behalf of another person or organisation to buy something or take a particular action. The first speaker says that he is a journalist by profession.




 III.
(i) Rizwan, the interviewer and Kasim, the interviewee are the speakers in these lines. They are present in a crowded market place.

 (ii) ‘Shah’ refers to ruler of Iran, Shah Mohammad Reza Pahlavi. Rizwan, the interviewer asked Kasim, a poor rag-seller (the interviewee), if he knew who was the Shah, to which he replied in negative.

 (iii) The second speaker, i.e., Kasim says that his father had told him that his father (Kasim’s grandfather) died of hunger or cold.

 (iv) The answer given by the second speaker reveals that during the Shah’s reign, there was widespread poverty. The labourers could hardly earn enough to make both ends meet and therefore, many used to die of hunger and starvation.

 (v) The second speaker’s son was a child of four years, who used to play around in village, chasing dogs. The speaker wanted him to join his profession of rag-selling, on attaining the age of five.




IV.
 (i) Rizwan wanted to tell the rag-seller that the government was helping the poor farmers and that he could take loan from the bank, to set up his business and lead a better life.

 (ii) No, Rizwan was not sent by the government because he was interviewing Kasim on behalf of the Kihaan newspaper, where Rizwan had joined that day only.

 (iii) Kasim said that he did not want a better job because he was satisfied with his lot and he had no faith in the promises made by the government for the welfare of the poor.

 (iv) The similar things, which happened with Kasim earlier included the promises made by the government to improve the lot of the poor and the government’s total apathy towards their poor condition later on.

 (v) Kasim used to spend his nights in front of a shop or under a bridge. He used to do so because he had no home or shelter to spend the nights.

 (vi) Kasim said that he could not meet Rizwan the next day in the market place because he was going to his village. He then told Rizwan that it was time for him to start his work and carrying his goods, went away hurriedly from there.


V.
(i) The rag-seller simply walked away because he did not want to waste any more time in discussing the shallow political propaganda of the government.

(ii) Rizwan felt helpless when Kasim, the rag-seller, whom he was interviewing, went away without giving his address, for he (Kasim) was a homeless, poor man.

 (iii) Rizwan would be considered for a job in the Kihaan newspaper on the condition that he would contibute a few articles and submit interviews with five people along with their names and addresses for the newspaper.

 (iv) The task of interviewing people for the newspaper was made difficult for Rizwan by the lack of a permanent address of the poor rag-seller, whom he had interviewed. The condition for Rizwan being given a job in the newspaper stipulated that he had to give the interviews of five people with their names and addresses.

 (v) Rizwan’s father had died two years ago and his mother was ill. His two younger brothers had dropped out of school due to financial problems. He was the eldest boy in the family, and he did not have a permanent job. If he did not get a job, his family would have to starve.

 VI.
 (i) Rizwan was thinking of his unending problems at home which included the sickness of his mother and his two younger brothers dropping out of school because of financial constraints. He was feeling dejected because he could not get the address of the person he had interviewed and the interview had to be submitted in the newspaper only with the name and the address of the interviewee.

(ii) At his office, Rizwan greeted everyone, although he had joined the office that day only. But he did not greet Kasim when he met him at the market place. He straight away started asking him questions for the interview. It shows that Rizwan followed double standards and did not think it important to show any respect to Kasim, a rag-seller. Besides, he lacked the experience of a reporter.

(iii) Before submitting the interview at the newspaper office, Rizwan wrote his own name and address on Kasim’s interview. He did so because the condition laid by the newspaper for Rizwan to be considered for the job of a journalist, stipulated that the interview must have the name and address of the interviewee.

(iv) When Rizwan came out of the newspaper office, he had the satisfaction that he had submitted one interview for the newspaper and consequently, would have the work for at least the next day. He was worried about finding the names and addresses of the people to be interviewed the next day so that the possibility of getting a job would continue to exist for him.

 (v) Rizwanted wanted to reach home as quickly as possible because he was extremely tired and hungry.

 (vi) The socio-economic inequality is brought out in the story by the following:
 (a) There were customers in the market, who were purchasing expensive items and enjoying themselves, eating and drinking. In contrast to them was Rizwan, an educated, jobless young man. He did not have money in his pocket even to satiate his hunger. His two younger brothers had dropped out of school because of financial constraints.
 (b) There was Kasim, a rag-seller, who represented the have-nots. He lived in the city and used to sell rags to those who could not afford to buy new clothes. Kasim did not have any home and slept wherever he got a place. He told Rizwan that his father, grandfather and great grandfather worked hard as labourers but could not earn enough to make both ends meet.




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  32. I think that the answer of extract 2: question 2 must be something else

    Because the question is asking why

    So the answer can be as follows

    # chacha gets angry because he had to sell his goods on time and Rizwan was making him late by taking his interview's questions
    which were insensible according to Kasim

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  33. I think that the answer of extract 2: question 2 must be something else

    Because the question is asking why

    So the answer can be as follows

    # chacha gets angry because he had to sell his goods on time and Rizwan was making him late by taking his interview's questions
    which were insensible according to Kasim

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