English Prose – The Eyes Have It – HS English Suggestion 2023
MCQ Questions [ Mark – 1] Prose – The Eyes Have It
1.The narrator had the compartment to himself upto
(a) Rohana (b) Mussoorie (c) Saharanpur(d) Dehradun
ans. (a) Rohana
2. The girl was getting off at
(a) Dehra (b) Nainital (c) Saharanpur (d) Mussoorie In
ans. (c) Saharanpur
3.”The Eyes Have It’, the girl will be received at Saharanpur
(a) by her friend (b) by her father (c) by her uncle(d) by her aunt
ans. (d) by her aunt
4.The couple who came to see the girl off were-
(a) angry at her behaviour (b) sorry about her journey (c) worried about her comfort (d) disappointed at her blindness
ans. (c) worried about her comfort
5. The voice of the girl seemed to the narrator to have the sparkle of a
(a) fountain (b) mountain stream (c) rain (d) waterfall
ans. (b) mountain stream
6.The girl said, she loved the hills especially in-
(a) November (b) February (c) September (d) October
ans. (d) October
7.According to the narrator in ‘The Eyes Have It’ aunts are usually
(a) formidable creatures (b) interesting creatures (C) amiable creatures (d) repulsive creatures
ans. (a) formidable creatures
8.The new passenger described the girl’s eyes as
(a) blind and small (b) big and beautiful (c) beautiful but blind (d) small but beautiful
ans. (c) beautiful but blind
Short Type Answer [Mark 1] Prose – The Eyes Have It
1.What remark did the narrator make about people with good eyesight?
ans.The narrator remarked that people with good eyesight often failed to see what was before their eyes.
2.Who came to Rohana to see the girl oil?
ans. A couple, probably her parents, came to Rohana to see the girl off.
3.What according to the narrator was a safe remark?
ans.According to the narrator, the remark that the girl had an interesting face was safe. 5.When do the hills look lovely, according to the narrator?
ans.According to the narrator, the hills look lovely in October.
6. What advice did the woman give to the girl?
ans. The woman advised the girl as to where to keep things, not to lean out of windows and to avoid speaking to strangers.
7.Where will the girl get down from the train?
ans. The girl will get down from train at Saharanpur.
8.What was the girl tired of?
ans. The girl was tired of people telling her that she had a pretty face.
9. What lingered in the air after the departure of the girl?
ans. The scent of her perfume lingered in the air after the departure of the girl.
10. What according to the narrator can few girls resist?
ans. According to the narrator few girls can resist flattery.
11.what it was like outside. Who broke into the narrator’s reverie?
ans. The new passenger who had entered the compartment broke into the narrator’s reverie.
12. How did the narrator know that the girl wore slippers?
ans. The narrator knew that the girl wore slippers from the way they slapped against her heels.
13.Why were the eyes of the girl of no use?
ans. The eyes of the girl were of no use because she was completely blind.
Broad Type Questions [Marks 6] Prose – The Eyes Have It
1.Discuss in brief the significance of the title of the story The Eyes Have lt.
2.”The voice had the sparkle of a mountain stream” – Who said this? Whose voice is referred to here? Why did the voice become so splendid to the speaker?
Ans: The narrator (কথক) of the story (গল্পটির) “The Eyes Have It” by Ruskin Bond thinks (মনে করেন) that (যে) the voice had (কন্ঠস্বরটির ছিল) the sparkle (দ্যুতি বা সৌন্দর্য) of a mountain stream (পাহাড়ি ঝর্ণার).
The voice (কন্ঠস্বর) of the girl co-passenger (মহিলা সহযাত্রীটির) in the train compartment (ট্রেনের কামরায়) is referred to (উল্লেখ করা হয়েছে) here (এখানে).
As (যেহেতু) the narrator (কথক) was (ছিলেন) completely (পুরোপুরি) blind (অন্ধ), he could not discover (সে জানতে পারল না) the appearance (চেহারা) of the girl (বাালিকাটির). But (কিন্তু) he could feel (সে অনুভব করল) her presence (তার উপস্থিতি) through her voice তার কন্ঠস্বরের মাধ্যমে). He was moved (সে মুগ্ধ হয়ে গেল) with the sweet (মধুর বা মিষ্টি) voice (কন্ঠস্বর) of the girl (বালিকাটির). To listen (শুনতে) to her talking (তার কথা), he (সে) was (ছিল) ready (প্রস্তুত) to sit (বসতে) in the train compartment (ট্রেনের কামরায়) for (জন্য) almost (প্রায়) any length of time (যে কোনো সময়). Her voice (তার কন্ঠস্বর) seemed (মনে হল) very (খুব) lively (জীবন্ত) and delightful (আনন্দ পূর্ণ) to the narrator (কথকের কাছে). That is why (সেই কারণে) her voice তার কন্ঠস্বরটি) was (ছিল) very (খুব) special (বিশেষ) to the narrator কথকের কাছে) and he (সে) thought (ভেবেছিল) that (যে) the voice (কন্ঠস্বরটির) had (ছিল) the sparkle (দ্যুতি বা সৌন্দর্য) of a mountain stream (পাহাড়ি ঝর্ণার).
3.”Few girls can resist flattery”_Whose observation is this? What did he do based on this observation? What was the reaction of the girl to his action?
4.“The man who had entered the compartment broke into my reverie”—Who is the speaker ? What was the reverie ? How did the man break the reveric of the speaker?
5. Question: “You are a very gallant young man.” – Who said this and to whom? Why does the speaker say so?
Ans: In the story “The Eyes Have It”, the girl who got into the train at Rohana said this to the narrator.
During the conversation with the girl, the narrator applauded the girl for her interesting face. He was well aware that it was a daring act to praise an unknown girl. But he also new that most of the girls cannot resist flattery. The girl heartily accepted the appreciation with a clear, ringing laugh. The girl informed the narrator that she was tired of hearing that she had a pretty face. The narrator came to know that the girl had a pretty face and promptly replied that an interesting face could also be pretty. So, the girl took him to be a very gallant young man for such a nice comment.
6. “You have an interesting face”- Who said this and to whom? how did the person spoken to react? How did the speaker mend or correct his or her comment? (2+2+2)
The narrator (কথক) of “The Eyes Have It” by Ruskin Bond is (হলেন) the speaker (বক্তা) here (এখানে).
Narrator (কথক) said (বললেন) this (এটা) to the girl co-passenger (মহিলা সহযাত্রীটিকে) in the train compartment (ট্রেনের কামরায়).Then (তারপর) the narrator (কথক) intended (চেয়েছিল) to flatter (তোষামোদ করতে) the girl co-passenger (মহিলা সহযাত্রীটিকে) with this remark (এই মন্তব্যের দ্বারা). He (সে) wanted (চেয়েছিল) to discover (জানতে) the girl’s (বালিকাটির) looks (চেহারা), but (কিন্তু) he (সে) could not (পারেনি) because (কারণ) he (সে) was (ছিল) completely (পুরোপুরি) blind (অন্ধ). During the train journey (ট্রেন যাত্রার সময়) the narrator (কথক) told (বলেছিল) the girl (বালিকাটিকে) that (যে) she had (তার ছিল) an interesting (আকর্ষণীয়) face (মুখ). Hearing (শুনে) this remark (এই মন্তব্য) the girl (বালিকাটি) reacted (প্রতিক্রিয়া জানিয়েছিল) with a clear (পরিস্কার) ringing laugh (সুরেলা হাসি দিয়ে). She (সে অর্থাৎ বালিকাটি) also told (আরও বলেছিল) the narrator (কথককে) that (যে) she was used to (সে অভ্যস্ত ছিল) hear (শুনতে) the compliment (প্রশংসা) ‘pretty’ (সুন্দর), now (এখন) the word (শব্দটি) “interesting” (আকর্ষণীয়) was attractive (সুন্দর).Thus (এইভাবে), the narrator (কথক) came to know (জানতে পারল) that (যে) the girl (বালিকাটির) really (সত্যিই) had (ছিল) a pretty face (একটি সুন্দর মুখ). He mended (সংশোধন করে নিল) his comment (তার মন্তব্যের) saying (এই বলে) that (যে) an interesting (আকর্ষণীয়) face (মুখ) could also be (হতে পারে) a pretty one (সুন্দর মুখ).
Question: “She would forget our brief encounter.” – Who said this and about whom? What is the brief encounter referred to here? Why did the speaker think so?
Ans: The above-mentioned line was not uttered, but thought by the narrator of the story “The Eyes Have It”.
This was thought about the girl in the train compartment.Here the ‘brief encounter’ refers to the brief meeting of the narrator and the blind girl in their train journey. This brief meeting was full of emotion and cunningness.
The narrator of the story fell in love with the voice and even the sound of the blind girl’s sleepers. He was charmed. This brief encounter became a strong part of his journey and he thought that the girl would forget that very memory very easily.