NCERT Solutions For Class 11 English Snapshots The Summer of the Beautiful White Horse

NCERT Solutions For Class 11 English Snapshots The Summer of the Beautiful White Horse

NCERT Solutions For Class 11 English Snapshots The Summer of the Beautiful White Horse is designed and prepared by the best teachers across India. All the important topics are covered in the exercises and each answer comes with a detailed explanation to help students understand concepts better. These NCERT solutions play a crucial role in your preparation for all exams conducted by the CBSE, including the JEE.

NCERT TEXTBOOK QUESTIONS SOLVED

1. "I couldn't believe what I saw" says the narrator. What was so unbelievable? Why?

Ans. The narrator saw his cousin Mourad sitting on a beautiful white horse. It was unbelievable, for they belonged to poor families and buying such a beautiful horse was beyond their means.

2. What two character-traits of Mourad are hinted at by the narrator in the initial part of the story?

Ans. Mourad was considered crazy by everybody who knew him except the narrator. He was quite crazy about horses. Secondly, he enjoyed being alive more than anybody else.

3. "This was the part that wouldn’t permit me to believe what I saw." What 'part' does the narrator hint at?

Ans. The narrator refers to their poverty. They had no money. They lived in extreme poverty and it was difficult to understand how they got food to satisfy their hunger. He frankly admits that every branch of the Garoghlanian family was living in the most amazing and comical poverty in the world

4. What traits of the Garoghlanian family are highlighted in this story?

Ans. The Garoghlanian family though now poor, were famous for their honesty even when they were wealthy. They were proud of their family first, honest next and after that they believed in right and wrong. None of them would take advantage of anybody in the world. They would not steal. No member of the Garoghlanian family could be a thief.

5. How did the narrator react on seeing the horse and Mourad?

Ans. The horse was magnificent to look at, gave out a lovely smell and its breathing was quite exciting. Yet he couldn’t believe that the horse had anything to do with Mourad, because he couldn’t have bought it.

6. What conflicting thoughts passed through the narrator’s mind on seeing Mourad on a beautiful white horse early one morning?

Ans. The narrator was surprised. He knew that his cousin Mourad couldn’t have bought the horse. Since he couldn’t have bought it, he must have stolen it. However, family pride came in the way. He refused to believe that he had stolen it.

7. What feelings did the sight of cousin Mourad and the horse arouse in the narrator?

Ans. The narrator stared first at his cousin and then at the horse. There was a pious stillness and humour in each of them. He was delighted as well as frightened.

8. "It was true, then. He had stolen the horse. There was no question about it. He had come to invite me to ride or not, as I chose." How did the narrator convince himself to enjoy a horseride with cousin Mourad?

Ans. It seemed to him that stealing a horse for a ride was not the same thing as stealing something else, such as money. Since he and Mourad were quite crazy about horses, it wasn’t stealing. He convinced himself with the thought that it would become stealing only when they offered to sell it.

9. Give examples to show why cousin Mourad was considered one of the craziest members of the narrator’s family?

Ans. Cousin Mourad had a crazy streak. He was quite crazy about horses. He kept the stolen white horse for about six weeks, rode it, loved it, fed it well and hid it in a deserted yard. When he sang in the open countryside, it seemed as if he were roaring.

10. Why does the narrator mention uncle Khosrove? Which characteristic features of the man are highlighted?

Ans. Cousin Mourad seemed to inherit the crazy streak of uncle Khosrove. He was a big man with a powerful head of black hair and very large moustache. He was quite furious in temper, very irritable and impatient. He would stop anyone from taking by roaring his pet phrase, “It is no harm; pay no attention to it".

11. Give an example to illustrate how uncle Khosrove’s impatience sometimes worked to his own disadvantage?

Ans. Once uncle Khosrove was getting his moustache trimmed in a barber’s shop. Suddenly their house was on fire. His own son Arak ran eight blocks to the barber’s shop to inform him. Khosrove got impatient and roared at his son. When the barber reminded him that his house was on fire, Khosrove roared at him and stopped him from talking.

12. Give a brief account of Mourad’s joy ride.

Ans. Mourad kicked his heels into the horse and shouted, “Vazire run!” The horse stood on its hind legs, snorted, and ran forward at full speed. Mourad raced the horse across a field of dry grass to an irrigation ditch. He crossed the ditch on the horse. When he returned five minutes later he was dripping wet.

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