SHOULD WIZARD HIT MOMMY (Short Answer Type Questions)
Q1. Why was story telling a tiresome task for Jack especially on Saturday and Sunday?
Story telling was really a tiresome task for Jack especially on Saturday and Sunday because his daughter Jo never felt asleep without listening to a perfect story. She knew that her father remained free on both the days.
Q2. What made Jack a great story teller?
There is no doubt that Jack was a great story teller. He used vivid expressions especially at the time of Roger skunk’s visit to wizard. He tried his level best to make story more interesting and to make his daughter fall asleep.
Q3. What is a Skunk? What is the problem with him in this chapter?
Ans. Skunk is a black and white American animal. He smells very awful that is why no body wants to play with him. He always remains sad and crying. All the creatures ignore him and he plays alone.
Q4. What was common in Jack stories?
The common thing in Jack stories was that he created all the stories out of his mind. Apart from that, he had a creature namely roger who would have a problem, he would go to the wise owl and the wise owl would send him to the wizard. More importantly, in every story, the wizard would solve his problem.
Q5. What kind of listener was Jo?
Jo was an attentive listener who never felt asleep without listening to the stories told by her father. She raised immoral questions which disturbed Jack a lot. It was a ritual for Jack to tell her the stories on every Saturday and Sunday.
Q6. Why did little skunk go to the wise owl?
Little Skunk went to the wise owl because he was being troubled by his awful smell. No other creature was interested in playing with him. He knew that only the wise owl could solve his problem.
Q7. What did the wise owl advise him to do?
The wise owl asked about his problem and referred him to the wizard. It happened in all the stories, the wise owl would send him to wizard if skunk had any problem.
Q8. How did the wizard help Roger skunk?
The wizard took his magic wand, cast a spell and changed his awful smell into the smell of roses. In exchange he demanded seven pennies from Roger skunk for changing his smell.
Q9. Why did the wizard want to stay away from the skunk?
The wizard wanted to stay away from the skunk because he smelled awful. When Roger knocked on his door, he ordered him to stay away from him. He reacted strangely on feeling his awful smell.
Q10. What made Roger skunk cry even after his smell was converted?
Though roger’s smell was converted into the smell of roses yet he was crying because he was short of three pennies which were demanded by the wizard. Later on, the wizard showed him the way whence he could arrange the money.
Q11. How did Roger arrange rest of the three pennies from?
When Roger found that he was short of three pennies, he started crying. Seeing him crying, the wizard told him the way to a magic well whence he could find rest of the three pennies. Roger skunk went there and found three pennies.
Q12. Why was Roger so much excited with his new smell?
Roger was so much excited with his new smell because all the creatures had started playing with him. He played many games with like pick up sticks & football. The sudden change in his smell brought happiness to his life.
Q13. What did Roger’s mother notice unusual about her son? How did she react to the situation?
Roger’s mother noticed that her son smelled differently. She asked her son about the person who had changed his natural smell into roses. At first, Roger denied but disclosed everything in the end. She got angry and moved towards the wizard’s home with her son.
Q14. How did Roger’s mother express her anger towards the wizard?
When she got to know that her son’s natural smell was changed into an awful smell, she got angry & hit wizard with an umbrella on his head. In exchange, the wizard restored his original smell.
Q15. How did Jo want the story to be ended?
When Jo heard that the mother had the wizard, she got angry and asked her father to tell her the story with a different ending. She wanted the wizard to hit the mother back as it was not the fault of wizard.
Q16. How did wizard respond to the mother?
The wizard responded to the mother positively. When he was hit by the mother, he took the beating and stood silent instead of replying back to her with the same thing.
Q17. Who was Clare? Why did she want Jack to come downstairs?
Clare was Jo’s mother & Jack’s wife. She wanted Jack to come downstairs because she was unable to do her work herself. She was pregnant by six months so could not move things here and there.
Q18. What ugly middle position was Jack caught in?
Jack was caught in an ugly middle position whether to stay with his daughter until she sleeps or to go downstairs to help his pregnant wife who was painting the furniture downstairs and needed his help.
Q19. Why was Jack not happy in going downstairs and help his wife?
Jack knew that his wife did not spare any time for her daughter. Apart from that, she remained busy both in her work and her friends. Due to her, Jo had lost respect for her and all the mommies of this world. That’s why he didn’t want to go to help her.
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