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Moti Guj – Mutineer | Questions, and Answers |

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Story 2 – Moti Guj – Mutineer | Tulip Series | Questions, and Answers |
(Rudyard Joseph Kipling)



Rudyard Joseph Kipling-Moti Guj - Mutineer  Rudyard Joseph Kipling (1865-1936) was an English writer and Nobel laureate, who wrote novels, poems, and short stories, mostly set in India and Burma (now known as Myanmar) during the time of British rule. Kipling was born in Bombay (now Mumbai), India, and at age six, was sent to be educated in England. From 1882 to 1889 he edited and wrote short stories for the Civil and Military Gazette of Lahore, India. He then published Departmental Ditties (1886), satirical verse dealing with civil and military barracks life in British colonial India, and a collection of his magazine stories called Plain Tales from the Hills (1887). He received 1907 Nobel Prize in literature, the first English author to be so honored. Kipling died On January 18, 1936, in London.



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Thinking about the Text

Q1. Why did Moti Guj love his master even though he would beat him sometimes?
Ans. Moti Guj loves his master even though he would beat him sometimes because he knew that after the beating was, his master would embrace his trunk and weep. He would call his love and give him some liquor that Moti Guj was very fond of.


Q2. How long was Deesa to be away and how did he tell Moti Guj about this?
Ans. Deesa was to be away for ten days. He told his elephant, Moti Guj, about his leave in two ways. First, he asked his elephant to give ear so that he could ask him about the leave. Moti Guj gave ear and Deesa told him that he was going away. Then he asked him to hold his rear forefoot. The elephant held his forefoot and Deesa hit ten times with a tent-peg on his foot to convey to him that he was leaving for ten days.

Q3. What were the lies Deesa told his employer? Why did he tell such dreadful stories?
Ans. At first, the Deesa told that his mother had died. The employer knew that he was lying so he denied for the leave but Deesa said that it was his aunt then who was just the same as a mother to him. When Deesa failed to get the leave, he tried another lie that his wives were dying because of the plague in the village. Deesa was a foolish drunkard. He told these dreadful stories because he felt the desire to drink deep as the little amount of liquor that he got did not satisfy him.

Q4. How did Deesa look after Moti Guj?
Ans. Deesa used to led Moti Guj down to the river. Moti Guj lay on his side in the shallows, while Deesa rubbed him with a coir swab and brick. On  pounding, the blow of the brick, Moti Guj would get up and turn the other side. Then the Deesa would look at his feet and examine his eyes and turn up the corners of his mighty ears in case of sores. Moti Guj was fond of liquor. In the evening both enjoyed the food and drink together.

Q5. How did Moti Guj bid Deesa goodbye?
Ans. Moti Guj put his trunk round Deesa and swung him into the air twice. That was his way of bidding goodbye to Deesa.

Q6. Why did Moti Guj become a mutineer?
Ans. Moti Guj knew that his master was out for ten days so for ten days, he did his work honestly by following the orders of his new master. On the eleventh day when he realized that his master had not returned, he began to walk away from the work. Chihun talked nonsense about the elephants and stopped giving food to him. That made Moti Guj become a mutineer.

Q7. How did Moti Guj react to Deesa’s return?
Ans. Moti Guj fell into Deesa’s arms trumpeting with joy, and the man and the beast wept and slobbered over each other.

Q8. Why was Chihun angry with Moti Guj? How did Moti Guj react to his remarks?
Ans. Chihun was angry with Moti Guj because he refused to go for work and disobeyed his orders. Moti Guj spoilt the garden and made fun of other working elephants. He lifted up the little baby of Chihun to demand the food.

Language Work


The following verbs remain unchanged in the conjugation

Present
Past
Past participle
Beat
Beat
Beat
Broadcast
Broadcast
Broadcast
Telecast
Telecast
Telecast
Put
Put
Put
Read
Read
Read
Cast
Cast
Cast
Cost
Cost
Cost
Cut
Cut
Cut
Bet
Bet
Bet
Put
Put
Put
Set
Set
Set

Identify five more verbs which remain unchanged in the conjugation

Note the positive comparative and superlative degrees of the following adjectives

Positive
Comparative
Superlative
Good
Better
Best
Bad
Worse
Worst

Form degrees of comparison of the following adjectives

Little, Few, Hot, Big, Thin, Fat, Cold, Great, Bright, Light, Lovely

Ans.

Positive
Comparative
Superlative
Little
Less/Lesser
Least
Few
Fewer
Fewest
Hot
Hotter
Hottest
Big
Bigger
Biggest
Thin
Thinner
Thinnest
Fat
Fatter
Fattest
Cold
Colder
Coldest
Great
Greater
Greatest
Bright
Bright
Brightest
Light
Lighter
Lightest
Lovely
Lovelier
Loveliest


Writing Work


Q1. Write an account of love between Deesa and Moti Guj.
Ans. Deesa and Moti Guj is a story written by Rudyard Joseph Kipling. This is a story of love between a human being and a beast. Deesa was a drunkard foolish man having no family. His elephant helped him a lot in his livelihood. Deesa would beat Moti Guj whenever he was drunk. Moti Guj never took ill of that beating because he knew that after the beating was over, Deesa would embrace his trunk and weep. He would call him his love and give him some liquor and give him some liquor that Moti Guj was very fond of.
          There was deep love between the two. Once Deesa went on the leave for ten days. For ten days, Moti Guj worked as per his new master. But after that, he began to search for his master, Deesa. He behaved like a mutineer. When he saw his master, he felt in his arms and both wept and slobbered on each other. Deesa used to lead him down to the river once a week. Moti Guj lay on his side in the shallows, while Deesa rubbed him with a coir swab and brick. On pounding, the blow of the brick, Moti Guj would get up and turn the other side. Then the Deesa would look at his feet and examine his eyes and turn up the corners of his mighty ears in case of sores. They used to sing songs together whenever they were happy. Moti used to swing his master and put him on the neck. With pride, Deesa would call him the king of elephants, Jewel of all Created Elephants, and Lily of the Herd.

Q2. Write a short essay on the preservation of Wildlife.
Ans. Creator has blessed all living beings with a natural place, which is called earth on which we live. But to live happily He made this earth some special features so that to make the balance between these living organisms. The ecosystem is one of these natural features. All organisms are well adapted to their environment. Creator has divided these organisms into different categories or species. All categories directly or indirectly depend on each other and all are important on the earth. These species have their own habitats in which they live. One of these species or categories is Wild animals. They have their own habit.
          The animals that live in wild forests are called wild animals. The life of these animals is known as wildlife. This wildlife is very important to all living organisms living on this earth because they help in balancing the ecosystem. It is important to preserve the wildlife because they help in balancing the food chain on the earth. Now the question arises how to preserve the wildlife. It is simple, just save forests, save animals. If we go on cutting or clearing forests for our own needs, it will not only affect the life of wild animals but there will be a great impact on our lives too. Deforestation leads to floods, draughts, and ultimately the death of many living beings due to the scarcity of food. If we cut a tree, we should plant more trees in its place. Wildlife helps in maintaining the balance of gas levels in the air. In short, we can say that they are as important for us as the sources.
           

Discussion


Q1. What is rebellion? List the factors that incite one to rebellion.
Ans. Rebellion is an individual or group of people that are involved in an act of violent or open resistance to an established government or ruler. There are a number of factors that incite an individual to be a rebellion. When an individual becomes a rebellion, he educates the other individuals to participate in his movement. Violence against the power or ruler can arise due to many facts. Ban on freedom of religion, ban on freedom of speech, injustice, or any other cause that can harm the normal life of an innocent person. It is just a revolt or resistance to certain laws that do not fit for the category of people. Some people may adjust or tolerate this change. Not only on the country level, but there may also be a rebel in the family too. When the head of the family denies the demands of a member in the family, that particular member may rebel against the orders of the family head. We are all well aware of these kinds of facts and problems.

Suggested Reading

Rikki Tiki Tavi (story of a mongoose) by Rudyard Kipling
My Grandfather’s Zoo by Ruskin Bond

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