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The Accidental Tourist Extra Questions and Answers Class 9 English Moments
The Accidental Tourist Extra Questions and Answers Short Answer Type
Why did the author have to return to a hotel desk frequently?
The author was a confused person. He used to forget things frequently. While staying in a hotel, he used to forget his room number. He had to return to the hotel desk frequently to ask what his room number was.
What did the author want to get out of his carry bag at the London airport?
The author had joined ‘British Airways’ frequent flyer programme. On reaching London with his family, he remembered that he had put the card in his carry bag. He wanted to take it out of the bag to avail himself of the discount.
What were the things that rained out of his bag at the airport?
When the author tried to open his bag, the zip got jammed. He pulled it harder. It broke and the bag opened abruptly. It had newspaper cuttings, tin of pipe tobacco, magazines, passport, money, films, etc. which rained out of the bag.
Why did the author cry, “My finger! My finger!”?
While opening the bag, the zip got jammed. He tried to open it forcefully. His finger got a sharp cut and started bleeding. When he saw blood coming out of the finger, he started crying “My finger, my finger!”
Why did the lady in the plane look at the author with a stupefied expression?
Being absent-minded, the author knocked a soft drink onto the lap of a sweet lady sitting beside him. She ignored it as an accident and said nothing. But when the same incident was repeated immediately, she looked at the author with a stupefied expression.
Why does the author not eat or drink while travelling alone?
The author always does a liquid mischief while eating or drinking in a flight. He had faced many awkward and embarrassing situations while on the flight. Once he split the cold drink on a lady’s dress. Hence, he does not eat or drink while travelling alone.
The Accidental Tourist Extra Questions and Answers Long Answer Type
Bill Bryson is a confused person and irritates his fellows, yet he is loveable. What are the qualities in his character that make him loveable?
Give a brief character sketch of Bill Bryson, ‘The Accidental Tourist’, stating the reasons for your liking of his.
Bill Bryson is easily confused. While travelling by air, he always does one or another liquid mischief. When he goes to a lavatory, he ends up standing in an alley. He has to return to the hotel desk frequently just to ask what his room number is. On planes, when the food is delivered, he tries to take extra precaution but every time he does a mistake. He tries to be civilised and polite but he fails.
He is not calculative. He fails to get benefits from the airlines scheme. Bill Byrson, no doubt irritates his fellow passengers and family members yet he is loved by all. It is because he has good manners. He is courteous to all. He is polite and always asks for apology. His gentlemanliness makes him a lovable character.
Bill Bryson ‘ached, to be suave’. What were the things that he wanted to do but could not succeed in? What does it show about his character? Would you call him careless?
Bill Bryson always wanted to rise from a dinner table without hitting anything but he always broke one or another thing on the table. He wanted to get in a car without leaving 14 inches of coat outside. He wanted to wear light-coloured trousers without discovering at the end of the day that he had at various times sat on chewing gum, ice cream, cough syrup and motor oil. But he could never do these things.
He never got his frequent flyer miles. It shows that Bill Byrson is a confused person. No, he can’t be called a careless person.He does not act carelessly. He tries to do the things in a systematic way but it always turns to be ‘an accidental act’. He was in fact a simpleton who needed to learn more practical w’ays of life. One must not be too simple to be called as careless.
Bill Bryson must fly 1,00,000 miles a year but he did not get his air miles. Why? How does absentmindedness result in loss? Explain with reference to the story.
Bill Bryson was a forgetful person. He had joined the frequent flyer programme of various airlines, he travelled by. But he always forgot to ask for the entry of the mileage in the card with the result that he had travelled about 1 lakh miles in a year but had only 212 miles on his record, that too, divided among twenty-three airlines. This had become a real frustration for him. Everyone, he knew, was entitled for a first-class flight to Bali but he could not collect his points because of his absentmindedness. Absentmindedness is a personality trait which may result in irreparable loss. Bill Bryson suffers from financial loss due to his absentmindedness. One should be alert to gain in life.