Strong roots Short Question and Answer: Strong roots is taken from Dr A.P.J Kalam’s autobiography “Wing of Fire” In WBCHSE H.S English-B paper,two SAQ from strong roots are set. Each carrying 1 marks. Below is the quick guide to the most important short question with answer from the chapter. Practicing Short question from Strong Roots will help students to secure good marks.
Q : What according to Kalam, was one of the most vivid memories of his early childhood ?
Answer: One of the most vivid memories of Kalam’s early childhood was that of his father and Pakshi Lakshmana Sastry, each in his traditional attire, discussing spiritual matters.
Q: Why was Kalam’s mother’s lineage considered more distinguished than his father’s ?
Answer: Kalam’s mother’s lineage was considered more distinguished than his father’s as one of her forebears had been bestowed the title of Bahadur by the British.
Q: According to Kalam’s father what should one do, when troubles come?
Answer: According to Kalam’s father, when troubles come, one should try to understand the relevance of his sufferings.
Q: Where would Kalam’s father take him for the evening prayers?
Answer: Kalam’s father took him to a very old mosque in their locality for the evening prayers.
Q: What ‘disadvantages’ did Kalam speak of while referring to his father?
Answer: The disadvantages that Kalam spoke of while referring to his father were his lack of formal education and lack of wealth.
Q: Why were bowls of water offered to Kalam’s father?
Answer: Bowls of water were offered to Kalam’s father so that he dips his fingertips in them and says a prayer, after which the water would be carried home for invalid.
Q: How would Kalam’s father convey complex spiritual concepts to Kalam?
Answer: Kalam’s father would convey complex spiritual concepts to Kalam is simple down-to-earth Tamil.
Q: What according to Kalam’s father does adversity always present? (H.S 2016)
Answer: According to Kalam’s father adversity always presents opportunities for introspection
Q: What happens, once an individual severs his emotional and physical bond?
Answer: Once an individual severs his emotional and physical bond, he is on the road to freedom, happiness and peace of mind.
Q: What according to the Kalam’s father did prayer make possible? OR What does Kalam’s father say about the relevance of prayer? (H.S 2018)
Answer: According to Kalam’s father prayer made possible a communion of the spirit between people.
Q: How would Kalam’s father start his day?
Answer: Kalam’s father would start his day at 4 am by reading the namaz before dawn.
Q: What did Kalam ask his father, when he was old enough to ask questions?
Answer: When Kalam was old enough to ask questions he asked his father about the relevant of prayer
Q: How far was the Rameswaram temple from Kalam’s house?
Answer: The Rameswaram temple was about a ten-minute walk from Kalam’s house.
Q: Whom did Kalam remember as a very close friend to his father?
Answer: Kalam remembered Pakshi Lakshmana Sastry, the high priest of Rameswaram temple, as a very close friend of his father.
Q: When was the ancestral hence, in which Kalam lived built?
Answer: The ancestral house’ in which Kalam lived was built in the middle of the 19th century.
Q: What would Kalam’s austere father avoid?
Answer: Kalam’s austere father would avoid all inessential comforts and luxuries.
Q; How did Kalam describe his own appearance as a child?
Answer: Kalam described his own appearance as a short boy with rather undistinguished looks.
Q: What food would Kalam’s mother serve him?
Answer: As food, Kalams mother would serve him rice, aromatic sambar, a variety of sharp home-made pickle and a dollop of fresh coconut chutney
Q: What does Kalam fail to recall?
Answer: Kalam fails to recall the exact number of people, his mother fed everyday?
Q: Describe the ancestral house of Dr A.P.J Kalam? (H.S 2018)
Answer: The ancestral house’ of Dr A.P.J Kalam was built in the middle of the 19th century. It was a fairly large pucca house made of lime stone and brick.
Q: Who was bestowed the title of ‘Bahadur’ in Strong Roots? (H.S 2017)
Answer: Kalam’ mother’s forebear was bestowed the title of Bahadur by the British.
Q: Who was the priest of the Shiva temple in Strong Roots? ( H.S 2017)
Answer: Pakshi Lakshmana Sastry was the priest of the Shiva temple in Strong Roots.
Q: In which town was Dr A.P.J Kalam born? (H.S 2016)
Answer: Dr.A.P.J Kalam was born in a small island town of Rameswaram.