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The Vagabond Questions and Answers
The Vagabond Activity 1
Choose the correct answer from the given alternatives
(a) The vagabond wishes to have his bed
(i) In a frosty field
(ii) in the bush
(iii) at a roadside inn
Answer: The Vagabond wishes to have his bed – in the bush.
(b) The vagabond prays for a life
(i) In close contact with nature
(ii) devoted to social work
(iii) Spent in comfort and luxury
Answer: The vagabond prays for a life – in close contact with nature.
(c) The vagabond does not seek
(i) The heaven above him
(iii) the road below him
Answer: The vagabond does not seek – wealth.
The Vagabond Activity 2
Identify which of the following statements are True and which are False. Give a supporting statements for each of your answers:
(a) The vagabond wants the way to be far away from him. (F)
Supporting Statement: And the byway nigh me.
(b) The vagabond dips the bread in the river water. (T)
Supporting Statement: Bread I dip in the river.
(c) When autumn comes the birds are going to be happy with their chirpings. (F)
Supporting Statement: Or let autumn fall on me/.. Silencing the bird on tree.
(d) The vagabond will not fear to face Autumn or Winter. (T)
Supporting Statement: Not to autumn will I yield/Not to winter even!
The Vagabond Activity 3
Complete the sentences meaningfully:
(a) The vagabond is a person who ___________________________ .
Answer: The vagabond is a person who is a homeless wanderer.
(b) The vagabond wants a life of _____________________________ .
Answer: The vagabond wants a life of close contact with nature.
(c) The vagabond asks for____________________________________ .
Answer: The vagabond asks for the heaven above him and the road below.
(d) The vagabond does not ___________________________________ to know him.
Answer: The vagabond does not want a friend to know him.
The Vagabond Activity 4
Answer following questions:
(a) What kind of a life does the vagabond want ?
Answer: The vagabond wants a life in close contact with nature. There should not be any care or anxiety.
(b) What are the thing that do not interest the vagabond?
Answer: Wealth, hope of love, a friend to know him are the thing of least interest for the vagabond.
(c) What would vagabond do when winter falls?
Answer: When winter falls the vagabond will remain out in the field.
(d) How does the poet describe a field in autumn?
Answer: In autumn a field becomes covered with frost. According to the poet, a frosty field in autumn is as white as meal.
(e) Why does the poet repeat the second stanza once again?
Answer: The poet repeats the second stanza to say boldly that to be a lover of nature he is ready to face all the challenges of life and nature.
(f) What message does the poet want to give through the poem?
Answer: Here poet’s message is that human life is fruitful and meaningful only in the presence of nature.
The Vagabond Activity 5
Match the words in Column A with their meaning in Column B:
|1. love||a stream or a rivulet (4)|
|2. heaven||that which is near (3)|
|3. nigh||a feeling of cafe and understanding (1)|
|4. lave||a person who stands by at all times (6)|
|5. frosty||covered with thin ice (5)|
|6. friend||a place where a soul finds peace (2)|
The Vagabond Activity 6
Fill in the blanks with the antonyms of the words given in brackets:
(a) There is a ________________ (warm) breeze blowing from the sea.
Answer: There is a cold breeze blowing from the sea.
(b) His coat is _____________ (white) in colour.
Answer: His coat is black in colour.
(c) After spring comes ___________ (winter).
Answer: After spring comes summer.
(d) From the mountain top, I could see the river flowing ______________ (above).
Answer: From the mountain top, I could see the river flowing below.
(e) I do not want to be ___________ (early) for the meeting.
Answer: I do not want to be late for the meeting.
The Vagabond Activity 7
Make as many new words as you can from the poem by adding suffixes. One is done for you:
The Vagabond Activity 8(a)
Find participle adjectives from the given sentences:
(a) He got down from a running bus.
(b) The loaded truck hit the tree.
(c) I met a charming woman today.
(d) Don’t eat rotten mangoes.
(e) Cricket is an exciting game.
The Vagabond Activity 10
Complete the sentences with adjectives in their proper degree:
(a) Ram is ________ (old) than Shyam.
(b) Mt. Everest is the _________ (high) peak in the world.
(c) A mango is as ________ (sweet) to taste as an apple.
(d) Darjeeling is __________ (cool) than Siliguri.
(e) Kolkata is the __________(large) city in West Bengal.
(f) Sita is ________(tall) than Reshma.