Prepare Very Short / Objective Type Questions from The Portrait of a Lady by Khushwant Singh – For the students of 11th Class – Based On NCERT book – Hornbili
Q. – Who is the author of The Portrait of a Lady ?
Answer – Mr. Khushwant Singh
Q. Whose auto-biography is this the story ?
Answer – Khushwant Singh
Q. Which community does the writer belong to ?
Answer – Sikh community
Q. Where had his parents left for ?
Answer – For the city
Q. Who would wake him up and get ready for the school ?
Answer – Grandmother
Q. What was there in writer’s breakfast ?
Answer – A thick and stale chapatti with a little butter and sugar spread on it
Q. To whom does she feed at the temple door ?
Answer – To the dogs.
Q. What do they sing in the school ?
Q. What was the turning point in the relationship of the writer and the grandmother ?
Answer – In the city when the grandmother could not go to writer’s school
Q. Why was she disturbed one day ?
Answer – When the writer announced one day, he was being given music lessons.
Q. Whose monopoly was the music, according to her ?
Answer – Harlots and beggars
Q. What was the common link between the two ?
Answer – The room which they both shared.
Q. When was the common link of friendship snapped between them ?
Answer – When the writer went to University
Q. What was her happiest half an hour ?
Answer – When she would feed sparrows
Q. Who substituted dogs in the city ?
Answer – Sparrows
Q. For further studies where had the writer gone ?
Answer – Abroad
Q. How long had he to be in abroad ?
Answer – For five years
Q. What were her fingers busy of ?
Answer – In telling the beads of rosary
Q. Did the writer expect to see his grandmother again after he had returned from abroad ?
Answer – No
Q. How did she welcome her grandson when he had returned from abroad ?
Answer – For many hours she thumped the old drum and sang of the home-coming of warriors
Q. For the first time what had she not done ?
Answer – She did not pray.
Q. What happened after she sang a lot ?
Answer – She fell ill and died.
Q. How did her members of the family come to know of her death ?
Answer – The rosary fell from her lifeless fingers and her lips stopped moving
Q. Who had thrown bread crumbs to the sparrows ?
Answer – The writer’s mother.
Q. Did the sparrows eat the bread crumbs ?
Answer – No.
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