Understand and Answer
these questions with reference to the context.
”But that was dangerous, children!” ’
Who said this?
Ans. Grandma said this.
What was the reason for saying this?
Ans. Grandma said that because they were dangerous criminals and
could have harmed the children too.
What was dangerous? Why?
Ans. Going into a house like this
alone could be dangerous because there could be any untoward incident.
these sentences according to the events in the story. One has been done for
1. They informed inspector Chitnis about
the men in the half-built house. 7
2. On their way to a bamboo grove, they saw
a house that was only half completed. 3
3. Then children accompanied the policemen
to catch the crooks. 8
4. Disha and Atharva hid behind two empty
5. The five children were enjoying their
holidays at their Grandma’s farm. 1
6. Two of the children saw some men inside
the house. 4
7. The children decided to explore a bamboo
8. The men were criminals wanted by the
Why was Grandma’s farm an exciting place?
Ans. Grandma’s farm was an exciting place because the Chitnis
children had plenty to do during their vacations. They could climb trees, go
swimming, fly kites, or play football in the open meadow, or sometimes have an
Who was the leader of the group? How did he show this?
Ans. Atharva was the leader of the group. He was the oldest and
showed leadership quality by deciding what everyone would do.
How did the youngest child feel about himself?
Ans. Dev was the youngest child as he was just eight year old.
He felt that he could look after himself.
Why did the two older children take a long time at the house?
Ans. The two older children Disha
and Atharva took a long time at the half-built house because they had seen
three wanted criminals. The two children spent most of their time hiding behind
the empty drums, in order to keep themselves safe from the criminals.
Where had they seen the men before?
Ans. The children had seen the pictures of the three ‘Wanted
criminals’ before in Inspector Chitni’s office.
What were the two sensible things that the children did?
Ans. The two sensible things that the children did were firstly,
they kept themselves hidden from the criminals and secondly, immediately after
escaping both of them, they informed Disha’s father (Inspector Chitnis) about
Why had Inspector Chitnis come to the farm?
Ans. Inspector Chitnis, who was Disha’s father drove down to
Grandma’s farm because he and his police department had a feeling that those
crooks were hiding somewhere in that area.
On what condition were the children allowed to accompany the policemen?
Ans. The children were allowed to accompany the policemen to the
half-built house only on the condition that they would obey each and every
instruction given to them.
Think and answer
do you think Atharva and Disha felt when they recognized the criminals? What
would you have done if you were in their place?
Ans. When they recognized the criminals, they did not panic and
acted wisely. They hid behind the drum so that no one could see them and they
came out of the escape. After leaving, they went straight to the grandma's
house and told the Inspector Chitnis, the whole story.
We would have done same thing, if we were in their place.