Gulliver in Lilliput Answers | Chapter 2 Class 9th English
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The title of Chapter 2 of Class 9th English is Gulliver in Lilliput. The story tells us about an individual, named Gulliver who washes away to a strange island inhabited by extremely minutes human creatures known as Lilliputs. The lesson has been divided into two parts. The Gulliver in Lilliput’s answers to both these parts is given below. You can pdf download them for offline reading.
Q1. Why did Reldresal visit Gulliver?
Ans. Redressal paid a visit to Gulliver on behalf of his emperor to have a secret talk with him. He wanted to discuss some important problems of the state with Gulliver.
Q2. How did Gulliver receive Reldresal?
Ans. Gulliver welcomed Reldresal very honorably. As the officer is very tiny, Gulliver offered to lie down, so that he might talk to him without any difficulty. But the officer asked Gulliver to hold him on his palm near his mouth.
Q3. What were the two political parties in Lilliput? What was their difference?
Ans. The people of Lilliput were divided into two political parties – High Heels and Low Heels named after the styles of the heels of their shoes. They were at daggers drawn with each other and the High Heels were larger in numbers.
Q4. Why was the Government in the hands of the low heel though they were less numerous than the high Heels?
Ans. It was because the emperor and most of his ministers were in favor of the Low Heels in spite of the prince’s sympathy with the High Heels.
Q5. What was the external danger that the country had to face?
Ans. The external danger for Lilliput was the threat of an invasion by the emperor of Blefuscu, another great empire; The two countries had been at war for the last three years.
Q6. What was the question of religious principle that gave rise to the war between Lilliput and Blefuscu?
Ans. The religious tradition of breaking eggs at the bigger end had …….
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Gulliver in Lilliput Answers | Part 2 Solutions
Q1. Where was Blefuscu situated and what separated it from Lilliput?
Ans. Blefuscu was an island empire located to the North-East of Lilliput. An 800 meters wide and 5-6 feet deep sea channel separated it from Lilliput.
Q2. Why did Gulliver avoid appearing on the North-Eastern Coast of Lilliput?
Ans. Gulliver did so as a careful step against the enemy. He didn’t want that the enemy should know about his presence in Lilliput and become cautious. So, he hid behind a hill to judge the situation.
Q3. How deep was the channel? What were the devices with which Gulliver armed himself?
Ans. The channel was 5-6 feet deep. Gulliver prepared fifty thick cords using thin strings and 50 strong hooks using thin iron wires. He tied a hook to the end of each cord so that he might hook each warship and drag it to the coast of Lilliput.
Q4. Why did Gulliver seek the advice of the most experienced sailors?
Ans: Gulliver did so, to get the first-hand knowledge about the channel that separated the two empires) His aim was to prepare himself fully and get a victory for Lilliput. He planned his action on the basis of information that he got from the experienced sailors.
Q5. What did the Blefuscan soldiers do, while Gulliver was fastening hooks to the warships?
Ans. The Blefuscan army was about 30,000 soldiers….
Q. 4 What did Gulliver make from the cables and bars of iron?
Ans. Gulliver twisted the cables together and made fifty strong cords. He twisted three iron bars together at a time and made fifty hooks.
Q.5 What did the Blefuscan soldiers do while Gulliver was fastening hooks to the warships?
Ans. On getting a glimpse of Gulliver, Blefuscan soldiers were so frightened that they leaped out of their ships and swam ashore.
Ans. The soldiers of Blefuscu jumped out of their warships on seeing Gulliver. They swam ashore and shot at him several thousand arrows as big as knitting needles.
Q.6 What did Gulliver do to save his eyes?
Ans. In order to save his eyes, Gulliver put on his eyeglasses so that the arrows could not strike his eyes.
Ans. Gulliver put on his eyeglasses to save his eyes from the arrows shot at him by the soldiers of Blefuscu.
Q.7 Why did the ships not move when Gulliver pulled them?
Ans. When Gulliver pulled the ships, they did not move because they were all fast held with anchors.
Ans. Gulliver fastened the hooks to the prows of all the warships & tied the ends of the cords together into a knot. After taking the knotted end in his hand, he pulled the ships, but they did not move because all these ships were held fast by their anchors.
Q.8 What did Gulliver do to relieve the pain caused by the arrows?
Ans. To relieve the pain caused by the arrows Gulliver rubbed on an ointment on his skin.
Ans. Gulliver was hit in the face & hands with the arrows shot by Blefuscan soldiers. He pulled the arrows out and then applied some ointment to relieve the pain.
Q.9 What did the emperor and the court think about seeing the fleet at distance?
Ans. On seeing the fleet at distance, they thought that Gulliver would have been killed and that the enemy fleet was advancing for battle.
Ans. The emperor and his court were waiting for Gulliver on the shore. They saw the fleet advancing towards them but, they couldn’t distinguish Gulliver as he was in water up to his neck. So, they thought that Gulliver had been drowned and the fleet was advancing for battle.
Q.10 How did Gulliver show his loyalty to the emperor?
Ans. Gulliver had promised Reldresal that he would help them in case Blefuscu wages a war against them. Gulliver helped Lilliput and fulfilled his promise. When he reached back with the fleet. He cried in the loudest voice, ” long live the mightiest emperor of the state”. Therefore, Gulliver proved his loyalty and he was made a great lord by the emperor.
Ans. Gulliver risked his life for the safety and honor of the emperor and his subjects. He did a very difficult job of defending Lilliput from the invaders. In this way, he showed his loyalty to the emperor.
Q. 11 How did the emperor reward him for his services?
Ans. The emperor felt very grateful to Gulliver. He received him with great honor and respect. In addition to this, the emperor made Gulliver a Great lord on the spot.
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