NCERT Solutions for Class 11 English Woven Words Chapter 5

Pappachi's Moth Class 11

Chapter 5 Pappachi's Moth Exercise Answers & Summary

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Understanding the texttalking about the textapprec : Solutions of Questions on Page Number : 60

Q1 :  

Comment on the relationship shared by Mammachi and Pappachi.


Answer :

Pappachi and Mammachi had a gap of 17 years. A retired high ranked officer, Pappachi was always jealous of Mammach's talent and of the attention she received. Whether it was pickle making or her violin classes in Vienna, Pappachi was always jealous of her. Despite of all the friction they had in their relationship, Mammachi bore with him. Mammachi was more used to Pappachi and was not exactly in love with him. Pappachi used to beat him with brass vases and still Mammachi could not let go of him. She wept bitterly on his funeral not because the man she had loved was gone but because he will not be around her any more. He was an old shoe for her and she could not let go of him. She was too attached to him, to having his slouching around the pickle factory, and of course, used to being beaten by him.

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Q2 :  

Chako's firmness in dealing with the irrational behaviour of his father.


Answer :

Pappachi used to beat Mammachi with brass vases every other night until Chako came home for a summer vacation from Oxford. He had grown into a big and strong man. It had been a week to him since he arrived that he found Pappachi beating Mammachi in the study. Chacko strode into the room, caught Pappachi's hand by which he held vase and was beating Mammachi and twisted it around his back. He told loud and clear to Pappachi that he would not want the incident to happen again, ever! The father was flabbergasted. He never dared to touch Mammachi again and yet he never talked to her again till he lived. The firm attitude of the young son stopped the domestic violence that used to take place every day in the house. It was a good action taken by the boy. Men in our society beat their wives without any cause just to prove their physical superiority. The boy made it clear to the father that he is not the only one with muscles in the house putting a stop to the violence.

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Q3 :  

How does the author succeed in raising crucial social issues not through open criticism but through subtle suggestion?


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Q4 :  

Entomologist and lepidopterist are mentioned in the text and you must have guessed the meanings of these words or found them out in the dictionary.

Now match the kinds of scientists given with the work they do:

A

B

ornithologist

study of the skin

gerontologist

study of cells

ergonomist

study of birds

dermatologist

study of old age

cytologist

study of design of equipment

 


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Q5 :  

How does Mammachi stand out as an independent resilient woman in the text?


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Q6 :  

The contrast between the outward elegance of a person and his private behaviour.


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Q7 :  

Within a few pages the author has packed the important events in the lives of John Ipe and his wife. Discuss how conciseness and economy of expression can achieve effective portrayal of entire lives.


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Q8 :  

Why does John Ipe consider retirement to be a dishonour?


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Q9 :  

Approval from the outside world and approval within the family.


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Q10 :  

Identify instances of ironical comment in the story.


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Q11 :  

What was the underlying reason for John Ipe's disgust with the world?


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Language work : Solutions of Questions on Page Number : 61

Q1 :  

A short report announcing the death of a person in a newspaper is called an 'obituary'. Where would you find the following

a citation

an epitaph

a glossary

an abstract

a postscript


 

 


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