NCERT English Class 10 Chapter 22 Madam Rides the Bus CBSE Board Sample Problems Short Answer (For CBSE, ICSE, IAS, NET, NRA 2022)

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Question

What did Valli see on her way that made her laugh?

Solution

  • Valli saw a young cow, whose tail was high in the air, running right in front of the bus in the middle of the road.
  • The bus slowed and the driver sounded his horn loudly. However, the more he honked, the more frightened the cow became and it kept running faster and faster, right in front of the bus. Valli found it so amusing that she had tears in her eyes.
  • At last, the cow moved off the road.

Question

How did Valli save up money for her first journey? Was it easy for her?

Solution

  • Valli saved every coin that came her way.
  • She made great sacrifices by controlling her normal childish urges of having candies, toys and joyrides.
  • This must have been difficult for her.
  • Kids find it very difficult to savour a candy or to enjoy a toy.

Question

Why didn՚t Valli want to make friends with the elderly woman?

Solution

  • The elderly woman was having big earlobes with bigger holes.
  • She chewing betel nut and the betel juice was about to seep out of her mouth. She was giving a sight of unrefined elderly lady.
  • That is why Valli did not want to make friends with her.

Question

Why does Valli stand up on the seat? What does she see now?

Solution

  • Valli stood up on her seat because her view was cut off by a canvas blind that covered the lower part of her window.
  • She stood up to look over the blind. She saw that the road was very narrow, on one side of which there was the canal and beyond it were palm trees, grassland, distant mountains, and the blue sky. On the other side, there was a deep ditch and many acres of green fields.

Question

What was a source of unending joy for Valli? What was her strongest desire?

Solution

A source of unending joy for Valli was the sight of the bus that travelled between her village and the nearest town, filled with a new set of passengers each time it passed through her Street.

Her strongest desire was to ride on that bus.

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