Strong Roots Question Answer | Strong Roots Long Question Answer | Strong Roots By A. P. J. Abdul Kalam

 “Strong Roots” is an extract from Dr. A P. J Abdul Kalam ‘s autobiography Wings of Fire . In this extract, he talks about his childhood in his hometown. The piece presents a delightful sketch of the author’s early life and the development of his spritual growth. 

Strong Roots Question Answer

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Strong Roots Question Answer
Strong Roots Question Answer

“People of different religions would be sitting outside waiting for him” – 
who is refferred to as “him”? (1) 
Where did the people wait? (1) 
Why did they wait there? (2) 
What would happen thereafter? (2)
 

 Ans – “Strong Roots” is an extract from Dr. Kalam’s autobiography “Wings of Fire” . 

    Here  A P J Abdul Kalam’s father Jainulabdeen  is refferred to as “him”.

    The people sitting outside of the mosque waited for kalam’s father Jainulabdeen

    They waited there because Jainulabdeen dip his fingerprints to the bowls which was carried by the people who waited outside of the mosque. 

    Thereafter many of them offered bowls of water to Jainulabdeen who would dip his fingerprints in them and say a prayer. This water was carried home for invalids. And many people visited their home to offered thanks after being cured but his father always smiled and asked them to thank Allah, the merciful.   

“His answer filled me with a strange energy and enthusiasm” – 
who is the speaker? (1) 
Whose answer is being refferred to here? (1) 
What was the answer? (4)
 

Ans –  In “Strong Roots” ,  here in this autobiographical story  A P J Abdul Kalam himself is the speaker. 

    A P J Abdul Kalam’s father Jainulabdeen’s answer is being refferred to here.

    The answer was that ” Whenever human beings find themselves alone, as a natural reaction, they start looking for company. Whenever they are in trouble, they look for someone to help them. Whenever they reach an impass, they look to someone to show them the way out. Every recurrent anguish, longing, and desire finds its own special helper. ” 

    For the people who come to him in distress, he is but a go- between in their effort to propitiate demonic forces with prayers and offerings. This is not a correct approach at all and should never be followed. One must understand the difference between a fear-ridden vison of destiny and the vision that enables us to seek the enemy of fulfillment within themselves. 

“I normally ate with my mother” – 
who ate with his mother ? (1) 
Name his mother?( 1) 
Where did he eat with his mother? (1) 
What did he eat with his mother? (3) 

Ans– “Strong Roots” is an extract from Dr. Kalam’s autobiography “Wings Of Fire“.

    In this autobiographical story  Dr. A P J Abdul Kalam ate with his mother. 

    His mother name was Ashiamma. 

    He ate with his mother, sitting on the floor of the kitchen. 

    He normally ate with his mother. His mother placed a banana leaf before him, on which her mother then ladled rice and aromatic samber, a variety of sharp, home – made pickle and a dollop of fresh coconut chutney. 

“Our locality was predominantly Muslims”-
Who is the speaker? (1) 
How does the speaker describe the locality? (3) 
What picture of communal harmony do you find in this description? (2)

Ans– In kalam’s autobiographical text “Strong Roots” , here speaker is A P J Abdul Kalam himself. 

    A P J Abdul Kalam was born in the island town of Rameswaram in the erstwhile Madras State. The Shiva temple, which made Rameswaram so famous to pilgrims, was about ten- minutes walk from his house. His locality was predominantly Muslims, but there were quite a lot of Hindu families too. They living amicably with their Muslims neighbours. There was a very old mosque in their locality where his father would take him for evening prayers. 

    There was in their locality a shiva temple and also a Mosque is situated. And there locality was predominantly Muslims, but there were quite a lot of Hindu families too and they living amicably with their Muslim neighbours. So here through the picture Kalam presents a communal harmony. 

   

What had remained the routine for Abdul kalam’s father even when he was in his late sixties? (3) 
What does Abdul kalam say about his emulation of his father? (3)

Ans–  “Strong Roots” is an extract from Dr. Kalam’s autobiography “Wings Of Fire“.

    In this autobiographical story kalam presents a delightful sketch of his early life and the development of his spritual growth. In this story he said that he remembered that his father starting his day at 4 am by reading the namaz before dawn. After reading the namaz , he used to walk down to a small coconut grove they owned, about four miles from their home. Then he would return with about a dozen coconuts tied together thrown over his shoulder, and only then he have his breakfast. This remain the routine for Abdul kalam’s father even when he was in his late sixties. 

    Abdul kalam said that he has throughout his life tried to emulate his father in his own world of science and technology. He has endeavoured to understand the fundamental truths revealed to himself by his father and feel convinced that there exist a divine power that can lift one up from confusion, misery, melancholy and failure and guide one to one’s true place. And once individual severs his emotional and physical bond, he is on the road to freedom, happiness and peace of mind. 

“why don’t you say this to the people come to you”-
Who says this and to whom? (1) 
What is refferred to by the word ‘this ‘? (1) 
Why do the people come to the person spoken to? (3) 

Ans–  This above quoed line is taken from the autobiographical text “Strong Roots” by A P J Abdul kalam himself. 

    Here this quoted line is said by A P J Abdul kalam himself  and to his father Jainulabdeen

    By the word “this” Kalam referred adversity always presents opportunities for introspection. 

    The people came to the person spoken to because the person could convey complex spiritual concepts in very simple, down – to – earth Tamil. And he is a go – between in their effort to propitiate demonic forces with prayers and offerings. The person also said that this is not a correct approach at all and should never be followed.  Rather he said that “one must understand the difference between a fear -ridden vision of destiny and the vision that enables us to seek the enemy of fulfillment within ourselves”.

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