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Ranga’s Marriage Extra Questions and Answers Class 11 English Snapshots
Ranga’s Marriage Extra Questions and Answers Short Answer Type
Why is there no mention of Hosahalli in any Geography book?
Hosahalli is neither mentioned by the English experts, nor by the Indians. As a result, Hosahalli is not in geography books or atlases.
Give an example to show that the narrator is proud of his village.
The narrator is proud of his village. He reveals his pride in his small village Hosahalli when he speaks glowingly of it. If the state of Mysore is to Bharatvarsha what the sweet ‘Karigadabu’ is to a festive meal, then Hosahalli is to Mysore State what the filling is to ‘Karigadabu’.
Why was Ranga’s homecoming a great event?
People came to see Ranga out of curiosity. He had gone to Bangalore to study. People were curious if his education had changed him.
Describe the village scene when Ranga returned from Bangalore.
When Ranga returned from Bangalore, people came to see Ranga out of curiosity. He had gone to Bangalore to study. There he studied for six months and returned with a great knowledge of English. The curious villagers collected around his house to observe whether his education had changed him. But everyone was surprised to see that Ranga was the same as he had been six months ago when he had first left their village. One old lady commented that he had not changed his caste in six months after feeling the sacred thread still on his chest.
Why does the narrator refer to the Black Hole of Calcutta?
The narrator in the story ‘Ranga’s Marriage’ talks of Ranga’s house as ‘the Black Hole of Calcutta’ because of the large crowd that had gathered to see Ranga when he came home after completing his studies. If all the people had gone inside, the house would have become as crowded as the Black Hole of Calcutta.
Did Ranga select his bride according to the views he held on the subject of marriage?
No. Ranga did not select his bride according to the new fangled ideas on marriage he had acquired. He fell in love for an eleven-year-old girl Ratna and married her.
Ranga possessed certain qualities that endeared him to Shyama, the narrator. Mention those qualities.
Ranga possessed certain qualities that endeared him to Shyama, the narrator. Ranga was well educated, he respected the traditions. He bent low to touch Shyama’s feet. He did not remove his sacred thread.
How did the author make the marriage of Ranga and Ratna possible?
The narrator decided Ranga should marry Ratna. He arranged that Ranga should hear Ratna sing and get a glimpse of her. He made Ranga think she was out of reach for him. Then he arranged with the astrologer to tell him that he could get the girl he liked. Ranga and Ratna were married.
How did the narrator let Ranga have a glimpse of Ratna?
The narrator asked Rama Rao’s wife (Ratna’s aunt) to send her to his house to get some buttermilk. When Ratna came, he sent for Ranga. He asked Ratna to sit for a while and sing a song. Ranga came for while she was singing. His curiosity and interest were roused.
What arrangements did the narrator make with Shastri, the astrologer?
The astrologer had been briefed by Shyama about what to say — he did so — Ranga was already interested in Ratna He told him that it was possible to marry the girl he was thinking of.
Why does the narrator compare himself to a he-goat and Ranga to a lion?
The narrator referred to a story in which a clever he-goat was able to scare away a lion. Here, he himself is the shrewd goat who has laid a plot for Ranga’s marriage. Ranga, though like a lion, who unable to escape the wiles of the clever he-goat.
This is a humorous story. Which part did you find the most amusing?
The most amusing part of the story is the narrator’s and Ranga’s visit to astrologer. The narrator was determined to get Ranga married to Ratna. He went to a Shastri and told him to keep everything ready to read the stars and also tutored him what to say.
The next day the narrator took Ranga to see the Shastri and challenged the astrologer to tell them what was worrying Ranga. After pretending to read some papers and counting on his fingers, the Shastri declared ‘It’s about a girl’. Her name is perhaps similar to that of something found in ocean like ‘Ratna’.
Ranga’s Marriage Extra Questions and Answers Long Answer Type
What are the narrator’s views about English language?
The narrator was not fond of English language. English was not spoken or used in the village. Ranga was the first person to go out of the village to study English. People felt that he would have changed due to his English education. There is also resentment against English. Hosahalli was not included in any geography book by any Englishman. The narrator sarcastically calls English a ‘priceless commodity’.
What were Ranga’s ideas about marriage? Do you find any change in them at the end of the story? How?
Ranga was the accountant’s son and the first person to go out of Hosahalli for education. He was the most eligible bachelor in the town.When he returned from the city, he said he would marry when he found the ‘right girl’. The ‘right girl’ would be mature, not likely to misunderstand him. Besides, he felt that a man should marry the girl he admired. But Ranga did not adhere strictly to his views. He was attracted to Ratna, the eleven-year-old niece of Rama Rao and ended up marrying her.
How did the narrator carry out his resolve to get Ranga married to Ratna?
The narrator decided that Ranga should marry Ratna. He arranged that Ranga should hear Ratna sing and get a glimpse of her. He said that she was probably married and made Ranga think she was out of reach for him. Then he arranged with the astrologer to tell him that he could get the girl he liked. Ranga and Ratna were married.
What was the role of the astrologer in bringing about the marriage of Ranga with Ratna?
The astrologer had been briefed and tutored by Shyama about what to say. He did the same. He pretended to do some calculations in front of Ranga and concluded that a girl was responsible for Ranga’s present condition and the girl’s name perhaps was similar to that of some things found in ocean, such as Ratan or Kamala. Ranga was already interest in Ratna. In this way the astrologer planed an important role in bringing about the marriage of Ranga with Ratna as he helped the narrator who made Ranga admit his love for Ratna. The astrologer gave Ranga confidence that it was possible to marry the girl he was thinking of.
Who was Ranga? What was special about him? Ranga represents modern rural India where the youth aspire to improve their life through education. Comment.
Ranga was village accountant’s son. His father took enough courage, to send him to Bangalore to study and to earn his living. He was special because he was the first young man of the village to go to town to study. Education is the instrument of change in modern times.
Young men go to cities to get education. They get opportunities. Their prejudices and superstitions are removed. Their social behaviour changes. The educated young men can stand against evils like dowry. They give respect to women as well as educate their children. Education can fulfil the aspirations of rural India and give the villagers a life of dignity.