Why did Abbu Khan’s goats want to run away? What happened to them in the hills?
Like all hilly goats, Abbu Khan’s goats also loved freedom. So they wanted to run away. They were killed by an old wolf that lived in the hills.
Abbu Khan said, “No more goats in my house ever again.” Then he changed his mind. Why?
Abbu Khan was so lonely that he couldn’t do without his pets. That is why he changed his mind.
Why did he (Abbu Khan) buy a young goat?
Abbu Khan thought that a young goat would stay with him much longer. He would give her food everyday. So she would begin to love him. She would never want to go to the hills. Thinking this, Abbu Khan bought a young goat.
Why did Chandni hate the rope round her neck?
Chandni wanted to run away to enjoy the beauty and freshness of the hills. But the rope round her neck would not let her go. So, she hated the rope.
“Now Abbu Khan understood Chandni’s problem...” What was Chandni’s problem?
Chandni felt restricted in Abbu Khan’s compound. She wanted to go to the hills but she could not. This was her problem.
Abbu Khan pushed Chandni into a small hut. This shows that he
- was cruel.
- loved her and wanted to save her life.
- was selfish
loved her and wanted to save her life.
Why did Chandni refuse to join the group of wild goats?
Chandni refused to join the group of wild goats because she wanted to enjoy her newly found freedom all by herself.
Chandni fought the wolf because she
- was stronger than the wolf.
- hated the wolf.
- had to retain her freedom at all costs.
had to retain her freedom at all costs.
Why did the wise old bird say, “Chandni is the winner”?
The wise old bird said this because Chandni had put up a brave fight to save her freedom.
“Death in an open field is better than life in a small hut,” Chandni said to herself. Was it the right decision? Give reasons for your answer.
Yes, her decision was right. She hated captivity. She preferred to die for freedom than to live in captivity. For her, freedom was life so she gave her life for freedom.
Freedom is life. Discuss this with reference to ‘Chandni’ and ‘I Want Something in a Cage’.
Freedom is the most precious thing in life. Chandni loved freedom. She got it at the cost of her own life. The stranger in the lesson “I Want Something in a Cage” spends all his money to buy freedom for the caged birds.