Level: F.A / F.Sc
Class: 1st Year
Board: Punjab Textbook Board
Book I: Short Stories
Chapter 10: A Mild Attack of Locusts
Type: Short Questions
Author: Doris Lessing
PDF Size: 2 MB
This chapter is from the 11th class English book 1 and it has been written by Doris Lessing. we have presented the important questions of this chapter for the intermediate (part 1) FSc FA first year students.
Q: Why did old Stephen split a locust on his thumbnail?
Old Stephen wanted to show to Margaret that locusts were terrible insects. So he split one of them. Its inside was full of eggs. He told Margaret that those eggs could be multiplied by millions.
Q: What was old Stephen’s future fear about the locusts?
He feared that once started, they would keep on attacking their farms for two or three years. The idea of the coming danger terrified him.
Q: Why did the farmers compare locusts with bad weather?
The farmers compared locusts with bad weather because they destroyed their crops unexpectedly. Like all farmers, they were badly shaken by this destruction.
Q: How did the evening look during the attack of locusts?
On trees, buildings, bushes and earth, these brown insects were moving. But the evening air was no longer black and thick. The sky was clear blue and the insects were flying across it.