ON THE FACE OF IT (Short Answer Type Questions)
Q1. Who was Derry? What complex did he have?
Derry was a young boy of fourteen whose half face was burnt due to an acid. He always looked for vacant place to live because he thought people made fun of him.
Q2. Why was Derry startled on entering the garden?
Derry was startled on entering the garden because he had not expected anybody there. When he entered there, he found that somebody else was already present there.
Q3. Who was Mr. Lamb? Why did he keep his doors opened?
Mr. Lamb was the owner of that garden where Derry had entered stealthily. He always kept his doors opened because he welcomed everybody whosoever came to his garden.
Q4. How did Children make fun of Mr. Lamb? Did he mind their words?
Children made fun of Mr. Lamb by calling him lamey lamb but he never minded their words because he had accepted his reality and learnt the way to live life. He made toffees, jellies & lollies for children, yet they made fun of him.
Q5. How did people console Derry against his complex?
People consoled Derry by giving him certain examples like he should look at the people who are worse than him, should pay attention to his work instead of his burnt face and many more.
Q6. Why did Derry despise his mother?
Derry despised his mother because he thought she was partial to him. She always kissed him on the clear side of the face instead of kissing him on the burnt side which made him think like that about his mother.
Q7. What complex did Mr. Lamb have?
Mr. Lamb had a tin leg that he had lost one of his legs in the war. But he was extremely positive about his personality and never took anybody’s words gravely. He was matured enough to take his decisions.
Q8. “So you are not lost completely” Why did Mr. Lamb utter these words?
Mr. Lamb uttered these words when he got to know that Derry liked his garden & home. Seeing the liking of Derry & his positivism, he uttered these words. He considered Derry as a negative person but he had some positive things left in him.
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