NCERT Solutions for Class 11 English Woven Words Chapter 18

Felling of the Banyan Tree Class 11

Chapter 18 Felling of the Banyan Tree Exercise Answers & Summary

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Understanding the poem : Solutions of Questions on Page Number : 133

Q1 :  

Identify the lines that reveal the critical tone of the poet towards the felling of the tree.


Answer :

There are many expressions in the poem that reveal the critical tone of the poet towards the felling of the tree:

"Its scraggy aerial roots fell to the ground"

"Sawing them off for seven days and the heap was huge"

"Insects and birds began to leave the tree"

"Fifty men with axes chopped and chopped"

"We watched in terror and fascination this slaughter"

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Q2 :  

Identify the words that help you understand the nature of the poet's father.


Answer :

There are such words in the poem that help one understand the nature of the poet's father.

The father was a much practical man. Probably because the whole family was moving to Baroda, the father got all the trees removed and the surrounding property demolished. He was not an emotional man but a man of actions.

"the structures were demolished"

"but he massacred them all"

"My father ordered it to be removed"

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Q3 :  

'Trees are sacred my grandmother used to say'- what does the poet imply by this line?


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Q4 :  

No trees except the one which grows and seethes in one's dreams'- why is the phrase 'grows and seethes' used?


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Q5 :  

How does the banyan tree stand out as different from other trees? What details of the tree does the poet highlight in the poem?


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Q6 :  

What does the reference to raw mythology imply?


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Q7 :  

'Whose roots lay deeper than our lives' - what aspect of human behaviour does this line reflect?


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Q8 :  

Comment on the contemporary concern that the poem echoes.


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