Madam Rides the bus class 10 Chapter 9 Important Question and answers
Question”1 what was valli’s favourite pastime?
Answer” Valli’s Favourite pastime was to gaze at the hustle and bustle of the street
Question”2 what was a source of unending joy for Valli? what was her strongest desire?
Answer” Valli enjoyed watching the bus and its new set of passenger every time it crossed the village it gave her a never ending joy her strongest desire was to travel in the bus and take a ride to the nearby town and back
Question”3 why does the conductor refer valli as mada?
Answer” when the conductor gave valli a hand in order to help her climb the bus valli denied she further denied all the help that she was being offered because she considered herself not to be a child moreover the conductor was of the joking sort and thus started addressing valli as a grown up mada”
Question”4 what does valli mean when she say I was just agreeing with what you said about things happening without our knowledge
Answer” valli agreed to her mother’s statement that things happened without our knowing about them she meant to say that her mother was ignorant about her bus ride
Question”5 what did Valli find out about the bus journey? how did she find out these details ?
Answer” Valli found out that the town was six miles from the village and it cost thirty paise to travel one side it took forty five minutes to reach town and the same bus could bring you back as well once she decided to travel by bus even it just once she started listening to her neighbour’s conversations about their bus rides very carefully in the process she would herself ask some careful questions here and there in order to enhance her knowledge about the journey
Question”6 what do you think Valli was planning to do?
Answer” Valli was planning secretively to fulfill her desire of travelling by bus without her mother nothing
Question”7 why does the conductor call Valli madam ?
Answer” well prepared and proud valli got annoyed if someone called her a child or treated her like one on the other hand the bus conductor was of the joking sort and began addressing her madam; as she was grown enough bought her ticket and could take care of herself
Question”8 why does valli stand up on the seat? what does the see now?
Answer” Valli was short in height and thus when she tried looking out of the window the window blinds would come her way obstructing her outside view thus she decided to stand on her seat she saw that the bus was moving on a very narrow road it had a canal on one side beyond which palm trees mountains and blue sky could be seen on the other side there was a deep ditch followed by greenery as far as one could see
Question”9 what does Valli tell the elderly man when he calls her a child?
Answer” On being advised by a concerned old man to sit down valli told him that she was not a child and she could take care of herself she told him that she was just as capable and responsible like other passengers as she had paid the fare of thirty paise for the ticket
Question”10 why didn’t valli want to make friends with the elderly woman?
Answer” Valli was already annoyed with how everyone was treating her like a child when that elderly woman came and showed concern about her it irritated her further moreover she had large holes in her earlobes with ugly earrings that valli developed strong dislike for the lady was chewing betal nut and it’s juice could have spilled any moment automatically making her a less socially desirable person according to valli
Question”11 How did valli save up money for her first journey? was it easy for her?
Answer” Undoubtedly she had put innumerable amount of effort in planning and saving for her first ever bus journey it was a dream ride for her she resisted every temptation ranging from peppermints toys balloons to merry-go-round at the village fair after so many efforts she finally saved sixty paise No it was not easy for her
Question”12 what did valli see on her way that made her laugh?
Answer” valli saw a cow that was running along the road and came in front of the bus as the driver honked it started running in front of the bus the more the driver blew the horn faster did it run but did not get out of the way this was funny for valli and she kept on laughing till she had tears in her eyes
Question”13 why didn’t she get off the bus at the bus station?
Answer” Valli didn’t get off the bus on reaching the town because she only boarded the bus with the intention of taking a ride to and from the nearby town moreover she was too afraid to even casually have a took at her surroundings as the was all alone
Question”14 why didn’t valli want to go to the stall and have a drink? what does this tell you about her?
Answer” Valli was too afraid to get off the bus alone moreover she didn’t have enough money to buy herself a drink therefore she didn’t intend on going to the stall for a drink this shows that valli was a responsible and careful child who was aware that getting off the bus without an adult could get her in trouble moreover as she did not have the money she denied the treat offered by the conductor which showed that she was a mature child
Question”15 what was valli’s deepest desire? find the words and phrases in the story that tell you this
Answer” Valli’s deepest desire was to travel by bus words and phrases like the most fascinating thing of all” and source of unending joy” have been used to described valli’s deepest desire
Madam Rides the bus Long Question and answersMadam Rides the bus
Question”16 how did valli plan her bus ride? what did she find out about the bus and how did she save up the fare?
Answer” Once she decided to travel by bus she started listening to her neighbour’s conversations about their bus rides very carefully in the process she would herself ask some careful questions here and there in order to enhance her knowledge about the journey valli found out that the town was six miles from the village and it cost thirty paise to travel one side it took forty five minutes to reach town and the same bus could bring you back as well she collected the money with utmost determination she resisted every temptation ranging from peppermints toys balloons to merry-go-round at the village fair after so many efforts she finally saved sixty paise
Question”17 Find the lines in the text which tell you that valli was enjoying her ride on the bus
Answer the text which tells that valli was enjoying her ride on the bus is as follows”
- Oh” it was all so wonderful
- suddenly valli chapped her hands with glee
- somehow this was very funny to valli she laughed and laughed until there were tears in her eyes
- struck dumb with wonder valli gaped at everything
Question”18 why does valli refuse to look out of the window on her way back?
Answer” On her way back to the village valli saw a lifeless cow lying on the road it was the same cow that was so joyful on their journey to the town she got devastated as to how something that was so full of life at one moment can turn into something horrible in just a blink of an eye thus she sat on her seat silently after this and refused to look out of the window
Question”19 On and on went her thoughts as she calculated and recalculated planned and replanned In which manner did valli calculate plan and prepare herself for the ride on the bus?
Answer” valli had made careful painstaking and elaborate plans for her visit to the city she had saved every coin she could she overcome the temptation to buy peppermints toys balloons and the lijce finally she had saved a total of sixty paise she suppressed her strong desire to ride on the merry-go-round at the village fair her next problem was how to slip out of the house without her mother’s knowledge but she managed this without much difficulty as everyday after lunch her mother would take a nap from about one to four or so she would visit the city during this period
Question”20 Never mind she said I can get on by herself you do not have to help me said valli to the conductor she shows extraordinary courage in making the bus journey all aone taking inspiration from valli’s character write how ability and courage to take risk are essential to fulfill one’s dreams
Answer” It is absolutely true that ability and courage to take risk are essential to fulfill one’s dream valli was an eight year old girl she never made a journey to outside she even never rode a bus her parents did not allow her to go outside her house but she mustered up the courage and rode on a bus to make a bus journey she enjoyed the journey she enjoyed the journey and understand the reality about the outside world she was a young girl but she made the journey without any difficulty because she had courage to take risk