NCERT Solution for Class 9 English Moments Chapter 1 The Lost Child


Question 1. What are the things the child sees on his way to the fair? Why does he lag behind?

Answer:- On his way to the fair the child sees many things like toys, different colours’ balloons, garland of gulmohur, a roundabout swing and a snake-charmer playing a flute. He lagged behind because these things were fascinating him.


Question 2. In the fair he wants many things. What are they? Why does he move on without waiting for an answer?

Answer:- In the fair the boy wants many things like toys, balloons of different colours, garland of gulmohur, and also want to enjoy a ride in roundabout. He move on without waiting for an answer because he knows his parents won’t buy any of these.


Question 3. When does he realise that he has lost his way? How have his anxiety and insecurity been described?

Answer:- He realises that he has lost his way when he says that he wants to ride in a merry-go-round once. He looks behind for his parents but there is no reply. His anxiety and insecurity are described in his hue and cry and the way he runs here and there in search of them.


Question 4. Why does the lost child lose interest in the things that he had wanted earlier?

Answer:- The lost child lose interest in the things that he had wanted earlier because he got lost in the fair. He becomes anxious for being separated from his parents. Now he wants his parents only. Nothing was more dear to him than his parents.


Question 5. What do you think happens in the end? Does the child find his parents?

Answer:– I think that the child found his parents in the end. The kind-hearted man must have tried his best to find the child’s parents. On the other hand the parents of the child must also have tried hard to find their child.