Chapter-2: Lost Spring


1 . Who is the author of Lost Spring?

  • James Bond
  • Arundhati Roy
  • Sudha MurthyA ragpicker
  • Anees Jung

2. Who was Saheb?

  • A shopkeeper
  • A servant
  • A ragpicker
  • None of these

3. Who is Mukesh?

  • Student
  • Worker
  • Ragpicker
  • Bangle maker

4. This story is an excerpt from which book of the author?

  • Lost Spring – Stories of Stolen Childhood
  • Unveiling India
  • Breaking the Silence
  • The Song of India


Lost Spring – Stories of Stolen Childhood

5. What is the means of survival in Seemapuri?

  • Work
  • Merchandising
  • Education
  • Ragpicking

6. What does the author analyze in the story?

  • Rich people
  • Garbage
  • Her works
  • Poor children and their exploitation


Poor children and their exploitation

7. The frail woman in Mukesh’s house is his

  • mother
  • wife
  • niece
  • elder brother’s wife


elder brother’s wife

8. What were Saheb and his family looking for in Delhi?

  • dollars
  •  rupees
  • pounds
  • gold

9. Bangle industry flourishes in the town of

  • Ferozepur
  • Firozabad
  • Ferozgarh
  • Farukhabad

10. What forces the children to live a life of exploitation?

  • Greed
  • Peers
  • Parents
  • Extreme Poverty

11. Which of the objects below best serves as a symbol of an Indian woman’s `suhag’?

  •  bindi
  •  sindoor
  •  bangles
  •  henna-dyed hands

12. What is the central theme of the story Lost Spring?

  •  Pitiable Poor children and their lost childhood
  •  garbage
  •  Saheb and Mukesh
  •  Spring Season


Pitiable Poor children and their lost childhood

13. What bothers the author most about the bangle makers?

  • the stigma of poverty and caste
  • the affluence of the landlords
  • the behaviour of the factory owners
  • the labour laws


the stigma of poverty and caste

14. Mukesh wants to learn to become a motor mechanic by


going to a garage to learn

15. What was the profession of Mukesh’s father before he became a bangle-maker?

16. According to the author what was garbage for the parents?


Means of survival

17. Mukesh belonged to a family of

18. One day, Saheb was seen by the author, watching some young men playing

19. The rag pickers have no identity, but they have

20. The colony of ragpickers is situated in


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