Here we discuss the question answers to the Class 10 English Lesson “Madam Rides The Bus”. English questions and answers of Seba Class 10 are available here. This HSLC english question answers of the previous year will give students a clear insight into the exam paper pattern and can focus only on important questions.
Madam Rides The Bus Question Answer Seba
Q. What was Valli’s favourite pastime? (H.S.L.C.-16)
Ans. Valli’s favourite pastime was to watch outside standing in the front doorway of her house. She enjoyed watching the bus filled with new passengers coming from the nearest own to her village.
Q. What did Valli find about the bus journey? How did she find out these details?
Ans. The eight years old Valli was very curious about things. She gathered some information that the town was at a distance of six miles from her village. The fare was thirty paise one way. Valli knew that on reaching the town, if she stayed in her seat and paid another thirty paise as fare for the return journey she could come back home. She also knew that for both side of the journey it would take only one hour forty five minute. Valli found out these details by listening the conversations between her neighbours and passengers who regularly used the bus.
Q. What was the source of unending joy for Valli? What was her strongest desire?
Ans. The source of unending joy for Valli was watching what was happening in the street outside. The strongest desire of Valli was to ride on the bus.
Q. What do you think Valli was planning to do?
Ans. Valli was planning to travel by the bus to the nearest town.
Q. Why does the conductor call Valli madam’?
Madam Rides The Bus Question Answer Seba HSLC
Ans. Valli was a little girl. The conductor stretched out his hand to help Valli in getting on the bus. But Valli refused to take help from the conductor. She said she could get on the bus by herself as if she was a grown up lady. So, the conductor called her ‘madam’.
Q. Why does Valli stand up on the seat? What does she see now?
Ans. Valli was a little girl of eight years old. She stood up on her seat to look through the window of the bus. She stood up because the view was cut off by a canvas blind that covered the lower part of the window. The bus was going along the bank of a canal. The road was very narrow. Valli saw that on one side of the road there was a canal and beyond it, palm trees, grassland, distant mountain and the blue sky. On the other side there were a deep ditch and many acres of green field.
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Q. What did Valli tell the elderly man when he called her a child?
Ans. The elderly man addressed Valli as child. Valli told the man that she was not a child because she had paid her own fare like other passengers of the bus.
Q. Why did not Valli like to make friends with the elderly woman?
Ans. Valli was not at all interested to make friends with the elderly woman. because Valli found her absolutely repulsive. The woman had very big holes in her earlobes with ugly earrings in them. She was also chewing betel nut. Valli also found that the betel juice was almost about to spill over her lips.
The elderly woman was chewing betel nut and that betel juice was threatening to spill over her lips at any moment. So, Valli did not want to make friends with the elderly woman.
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Q. How did Valli save up money for her first journey? Was it easy for her?
Ans. Valli had thriftily saved whatever stray coins came her way, resisting every temptation to buy peppermints, balloons, toys etc. In this way she saved sixty paise for her bus journey. It was not an easy task for Valli to save money. She had to suppress her desire and temptation to save that amount of money.
Q. How could Valli save up money for her bus journey?
Ans. Valli save up money for her journey by resisting every temptation to buy peppermints, toyes, balloons in the village fair and to ride the merry-go-round.
Q. What did Valli see on her way that made her laugh? (H.S.L.C.-15/17)
Ans. Valli saw a young cow running in front of the bus in the middle of the road. The tail of the cow was high in the air. The driver of the bus horned loudly. The more the driver sounded the horn, the cow became more frightened and continued to run in front of the bus. Valli found it much amusing and she laughed so much.
Q. Why did not Valli get off the bus at the bus station?
Ans. Valli was an eight years old girl. Her only desire was to ride on a bus. She was alone. She wanted to return home by the same bus. She was not even interested to look at the sight. So, she did not get off the bus at the station.
Valli did not get off the bus at the bus station because her which was only to ride on a bus, not to look at the sights of the city. Moreover, she was also afraid that she would lost in the city if she get off the bus.
Q. Why did not Valli want to go to the stall and have a drink? What does it tell you about her?
Ans. Valli was an eight years old little girl. She collected only the fare of the bus. She had no money to spend for a drink. So she did not want to go to the stall for a drink. Valli was a self respected girl. So, she refused firmly the offer of the conductor of a cold drink.
Q. What was Valli’s deepest desire? Find out the words and phrases in the story that tell you this.
Ans. Valli’s deepest desire was to ride a bus that run between her village and the nearest town. The words and phrases that tell about Valli’s desire are—the sight of the bus, the fascinating things, a source of unending joy, listening carefully etc.
Madam Rides The Bus Question Answer Seba Exam
Q. Why does Valli refused to look out of the window on her way back?
Ans. On her return journey Valli saw a young cow lying dead by the side of the road. It looked horrible with blood all over its body. Valli came to know that the dead cow was the same cow which she had seen running in front of their bus during her first journey. The memory of the dead cow hunted her very much. She lost all her enthusiasm and excitement. So, she refused to look out of the window.
Q. What does Valli mean when she says, ‘I was just agreeing with what you said about things happening without our knowledge
Ans. After returning home from her bus journey, Valli heard that her mother had been talking with her aunt about the happenings in the world. She was too young that she could not understand everything of the conversation. At this point Valli said so.
Q. Why does the conductor refer to Valli as Madam”?
Ans. The conductor was a jolly sort of man, found of joking. He heard the sayings of Valli that there was no child in the bus since she had paid the fare of thirty paisa like the other passengers. So, the conductor addressed her as “Madam” party to please her vanity and partly humorously.
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Q. Who was Valli?
Ans. Valli was an eight years old village girl.
Q. What was the full name of Valli?
Ans. The full name of Valli was Valliammai.
Q. What was the source of unending desire for Valli?
Ans. The sight of the bus carrying new set of passengers from nearby town to Valli’s village was the source of unending desire for her.
Q: What was the source of unending joy for Valli? What was her strongest desire? (H.S.L.C.-18)
Ans:- The unending joy for Valli was the few of the bus carrying new passengers. Her strongest desire was to ride on the bus
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