How does Tilloo manage to find his way to the 'forbidden passage’?
Tilloo manages to find his way to the forbidden passage with the help of his father’s security card.
What did Tilloo hope to see once he emerged from his underground home?
Tilloo hoped to see the sun or the stars depending on the time of the day he emerged from his underground home.
Why did Tilloo’s father advise him not to try to reach the surface of the planet?
Tilloo’s father advised him not to try to reach the surface of the planet because it was not easy to survive there. The air was too thin to breathe and the temperature was too low to survive.
What changes had occurred which forced people to live in underground homes?
People started living in underground homes when the sun turned hostile and the balance of nature was disrupted.
Why was everyone in the Control Room greatly excited?
Everyone was greatly excited in the Control Room as two spacecrafts were seen approaching the planet.
Was the spacecraft manned or unmanned? How do you know it?
The spacecraft was unmanned. It only had instruments. We come to know about this from the report given by the President of the Central Committee.
What did Number One and Number Two suggest should be done about the alien spacecraft?
Number One suggested that the spacecraft should not be harmed as long as it remained non-threatening. If it land on their planet, then they should render it ineffective by using their technology. Number Two suggested that they should not interfere and observe passively so as to not reveal that they exist on the planet since, they do not know about the spacecraft's intentions.
What do you think the mechanical hand was trying to do?
The mechanical hand was trying to collect the samples of soil from the planet.
Tilloo pressed the red button and the damage was done. What was the damage?
Tilloo pressed the red button and the mechanical hand stopped working. This was the damage.
Where had the spacecraft come from?
The spacecraft had come from Earth.
On which planet do Tilloo and his parents live?
Tilloo and his parents live on Mars.
If you had to live in a home like Tilloo’s, what parts of life would you find most difficult? What compensations might there be?
If I had to live in a home like Tilloo’s, I would feel suffocated living in such circumstances. I might go out sometimes equipped with necessary equipments.
What, if anything, might drive mankind to make their homes underground?
Unsuitable climatic conditions might drive mankind to make their homes underground.
Do you think there is life on other planets? Can you guess what kind of people there may be on them? In what ways are they likely to be different from us?
I think there is no life on other planets. The researches that have been made so far suggest that no other planet has favourable conditions for survival.