Textbook Questions And Answers of Iswaran the Storyteller || Cbse Class 9 English || Moments||

Think about it :
1. In what way is Iswaran an asset to Mahendra?
~ Iswaran was an obedient person. He was
Mahendra’s cook. He was very caring and hardworking. He obeyed his master with
full dedication. He cooked for Mahendra, washed his clothes, and chatted away
with his master at night.
2. How does Iswaran describe the uprooted tree on the highway? What
effect does he want to create in his listeners?
~ Iswaran describes the uprooted tree by first
adding suspense and then a surprise ending to the account. He uses his eyes and
hands quite dramatically while recounting that he was alone on a deserted road
when he saw something that looked like an enormous bushy beast. Later, on a
closer look, he saw that it was a fallen tree with dry branches spread out.
wanted to create suspense and surprise.
3. How does he narrate the story of the tusker? Does it appear to
be plausible?
~ He
started the story of the elephant with a prologue. He narrated the story
exaggeratedly. The tusker having escaped from the timber yard, stamped on
bushes, tore up wild creepers, and broke the branches. The elephant created a
mess in the school ground. It pulled out the football goal post, tore town the
volleyball net, flattened the drum kept for water and uprooted the shrubs. No
one dared to face him but Iswaran grabbed a can and moved towards him. He hits
its third toenail and he collapses. He said that he had used the Japanese art
to control the tusker.
No, it
does not appear to be plausible.

4. Why does the author say that Iswaran seemed to more than makeup
for the absence of a TV in Mahendra’s living quarters?
Iswaran besides being Mahendra’s cook was also an excellent storyteller. It was
his daily routine to entertain his master at night after he returns from his
work. Iswaran was his best company. He was never bored, he enjoyed his stories.
He was a good listen. He never felt the necessity to get a TV, Iswaran was the
best substitute for TV.
5. Mahendra calls ghosts or spirits a figment of the imagination.
What happens to him on a full-moon night?
Mahendra calls ghosts or spirits a figment of the imagination as he did not
believe in ghosts but was frightened a little listening to Iswaran.
full-moon night, Mahendra was woken up from his sleep by a low moan close to
his window. At first, he thought it to be some cat looking for mice but soon
realized that it was not the case. However, he did not look out because he was
afraid that he might find a ghost. When the sound grew louder, he could not
resist anymore and lowered himself to the level of the windowsill to look out.
There he saw a dark cloud-like form holding a bundle. Mahendra got so
frightened at this sight that he broke into a cold sweat and fell back on his
pillow, breathing heavily.

6. Can you think of some other ending for the story?
~ The
story ends with Mahendra’s decision to leave the place, resigning his job out
of fear. He should not have left the place without knowing the reality. He
could have shown courage and proved the ghost theory wrong. It could have ended
in a more appropriate and positive way.