NCERT Solutions for Class 11 English Woven Words Chapter 3

The Rocking-horse Winner Class 11

Chapter 3 The Rocking-horse Winner Exercise Answers & Summary

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Understanding the texttalking about the text : Solutions of Questions on Page Number : 35

Q1 :  

What was the reason for young Paul's restlessness at the beginning of the story? How did it find expression?


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Paul, the first born of Hester, desired to be lucky for his mother's sake. He desired her affection and wanted her not to worry. The mother however, considered her husband unlucky. Even she herself was not able to earn much, though their lifestyle extended beyond their income. This left a dissatisfaction in the mother's heart and thus she found herself incapable of loving her children. The boy, Paul, sensed the tension that hovered the house and heard every other thing in the house whispering that there should be more money He realised how his mother grieved at his father having no luck or 'lucre' to earn money that led to a loveless household. Thus, he tried to prove it to his mother that he was lucky unlike his father and worthy of his mother's love. He wished to wipe his mother's worries and got her what she desired, money, to win what he desired, her mother's love. Thus, he rode his rocking horse and betted on the horses predicting the winning horse through his clairvoyance. This made him tried and restless. The desire to earn more and more and even more left him insatiable and thus his anxiety showed on his face. He strained and thus rode harder before Derby and though he achieved 80,000 pounds for his mother, he died proving his luck to his mother for love's sake.

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Q2 :  

'Luck is necessary for success in life'.


Answer :

There are many who believe luck is important and one may find many such who believe in hard work. It is not though that those who believe in luck do not work hard. It is just that they believe in "do your best and God will do the rest However, there are those who completely blame their fate for everything and do not do anything to change or improve it. Still there are people that believe that hard work is greater than luck and that it has the power to change the destiny. One may find various beliefs around them and it depends on what they chose to believe in.

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Q3 :  

Why do you think Paul's mother was not satisfied with the yearly birthday gift of 1,000 pounds for five years.


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Q4 :  

Although Paul's mother liked to be rich she did not approve of betting on horses.


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Q5 :  

What was the reason for the anxiety of Paul's mother as he grew older?


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Q6 :  

What were the voices that Paul heard? Did they lead him to success in the real sense?


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Q7 :  

Paul's final bet his family richer but cost him his life. Explain.


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Appreciationlanguage work : Solutions of Questions on Page Number : 36

Q1 :  

Examine the communication channels in the story between

a. Paul and his mother

b. Paul and Bassett

c. Paul and his uncle

d. Basset and Paul's uncle

e. Paul's mother and his uncle


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Q2 :  

'A bird in hand is worth two in the bush'.

a. Explain the above statement in the literal sense.

b. Explain it in the context in which it is mentioned in the story.

 


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Q3 :  

How has the author linked the symbol of the rocking-horse to Paul's triumphs at the races?


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Q4 :  

Explain the following phrases

a. Sure as eggs

b. Spinning yarns

c. Turned to dust


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Q5 :  

The ending of the story is an instance of irony. Suppose Paul had not died at the end, how would you have reacted to the story?


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Q6 :  

Given below is the dictionary meaning of

Smirk: to smile in a silly or unpleasant way that shows that you are pleased with yourself.

Look up the dictionary for the following words which are also related to facial expressions and write down the meaning of each

smile

grin

grimace

sneer

 


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