MEMORIES OF CHILDHOOD (Short Answer Type Questions)
Q1. Why was the narrator so much excited in going to new school?
The narrator was so much excited in going to new school because of a couple of reasons. She thought that she would get to make new friends in the school. Moreover, she was excited to visit the land of snow and apples.
Q2. What changed the narrator’s excitement into irritation?
When the narrator got to know that the girls had to wear clinging dresses & stiff shoes along with keeping shingled hair, her excitement of going to new school could not last for long.
Q3. Why was the pale face woman staring at the narrator in the dining hall? Do you think it was her fault?
The pale face woman was staring at the narrator because she had made a mistake of sitting at the first bell. No, it was not her fault because that was her first day in that school.
Q4. Who was Judewin? What did she hear the pale face woman speaking?
Judewin was a newly made friend of the narrator. She heard the pale face woman planning to get their long hair cut. Since then, the narrator decided that she would not get her hair cut and resist against them.
Q5. Why did the narrator not want to get her hair cut?
The narrator did not want to get her hair cut because her mother had once told her that short hair is kept by mourners whereas shingled hair is kept by the cowards. That’s why the narrator did not want to get her hair cut.
Q6. How did the narrator resist against getting her hair cut?
The narrator hid herself under the bed in one of the big rooms. But she was seen, dragged downwards and tied in a chair. She resisted by scratching, kicking but failed in getting her long braid gnawed off.
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