NCERT Solutions for Class 11 English Woven Words Chapter 2

A Pair of Mustachios Class 11

Chapter 2 A Pair of Mustachios Exercise Answers & Summary

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Q1 :  

What do you understand of the natures of Ramanand and Azam Khan from the episode described?


Answer :

Seth Ramanand was a man whose every move was a calculated one. He was not one from a rich background, though he built up his business on the maxim that the customer is always right. Whereas, Khan Azam Khan was an impractical man. He took pride in his lineage and lived onto it though due to his false ego he became a pauper in the end.

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Q2 :  

The episode has been narrated in a light vein. What social mores does the author seem to ridicule?


Answer :

The author has mocked the society and its people who live in false pride of their community or lineage. How a fool who knows not of the practical matters and just to feed their image they go ahead auctioning their actual possessions. And such people are fooled by the smarter ones like Ramanand who bend but do not break. They alter their values according to the need of the situation but do not compromise entirely on their pride. They are the cunning ones who take advantage of fools who are stuffed with their worn out social status and forsake the present to protect the past. The author has ridiculed such people who weave their fall with their insensibilities.

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Q3 :  

Comment on the way in which the theme of the story has been introduced.


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Q4 :  

Nouveau riche and bourgeoise are French words. Collect from

newspapers, magazines and other sources some more French

words or expressions that are commonly used in English.


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Q5 :  

Identify instances in the story that show the business acumen of Ramanand.


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Q6 :  

What do you think are the reasons for the references made to the English people and the British monarchy?


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Q7 :  

How does the insertion of dialogue in the story contribute to its interest?


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Q8 :  

Locate expressions in the text which reflect the Indian idiom, for example, the pride of the generations of his ancestors.


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Q9 :  

Both Ramand and Azam Khan seem to have very fixed views. How does Ramanand score over Azam Khan towards the end of the story?


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Q10 :  

What do you think is the message that the author seems to convey through the story?


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Q11 :  

We 'draw up a deed'. Complete the following phrases with appropriate words

a. ................ one's word

b. ................ one's will

c. ................ ends meet

d. ................ a loan

e. ................ a deaf ear to


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