The Eyes Have It long questions answers

Important long questions and answers are from THE EYES HAVE IT by Ruskin Bond for the students of class 12 final examination i.e. Higher Secondary Examination. We will also provide you the suggestions at the end of year for tour better performance in the examination.


the eyes have it long questions answers
The Eyes Have It long questions answers

The Eyes Have It Long Questions Answers

Justify the title of Ruskin Bond’s story “The Eyes Have It”?

Answer- Ruskin Bond’s story “The Eyes Have It”, is about a story of short journey of the narrator in few hours, in a train compartment. The story revolves around the narrator and a girl. They exchange thoughts unknowing that they both had useless eyes. After the departure of the girl, a new male traveller entered and finally revealed that he had seen her eyes and those eyes were blind. The physical eyes of two characters were of no use and only the third person had active eyes. But it is also true that they had to use their mind’s eyes, the inner eyes to handle the situation.

The author quite brilliantly nourishes the importance of having inner eyes which brings visionary power to assess everything. The stroy here emphasizes that one must have inner eye to perceive other. The alternating title of the story is “The Eyes are not Here”. This is also evident through the inactive eyes of the primary characters of the story. When the narrator asked the new traveller if he had seen the hairstyle of the girl, he informed that he gad not seen that. In this way the eyes are the basic focus of the plot. So the title stands appropriate and justified.

“The man who had entered the compartment broke into my reverie”-Whose reverie is mentioned here? What was the reverie about? How did it come to an end? (1+2+2)

Answer. The word reverie means daydream. In the short story The Eyes Have It, the narrator spoke of his own reverie which is mentioned in the above extract.

After the girl’s departure from the train compartment the narrator stared at the daylight which was darkness for him. He also thought that he had to start the game of pretending to be normal with no problem in eyesight. So many things were happening outside and it could be a fascinating game to guess what went out there. This was the reverie mentioned in the above sentence.

The reverie of the narrator came to an end when the new male passenger entered into the compartment and apologized by saying that he was as attractive companion as the girl, narrator’s earlier fellow passenger.

“Yes this is the best time”-From where are the above lines quoted? What is the place spoken about in the line? What time of the year is it? Why is it the best time to the narrator? (2+1+1+2)

Answer– The above quoted line has been taken from the short story of Ruskin Bond, ‘The Eyes Have It’.

The narrator of the short story has spoken about the hills of Mussoorie in this line.

According to the narrator it is the month of october which is the best time of the year.

In the conversation between the narrator and the young girl, they have accepted the fact that october is the best time for certain reasons. wild dahlias covered the hills of Mussoorie in october. The ‘delicious’ sun appears sweet and pleasant with the beautiful nights enchanted in memories. Most of the tourists went out
and the roads became quiet and almost deserted. At night, one can sit in front of a log fire and drink a little brandy to enjoy the happy and romantic moments. All
these reasons work together to glorify October as the best time.

The Eyes Have It Long Questions Answers

“She had beautiful eyes, but they were of no use to her”-Whose eyes are mentioned here? Why were they useless to her? What is the irony here? (1+1+4)

Answer- In the quoted sentence taken from the short story The Eyes Have It, the eyes of the girl, whom the narrator meets in the train compartment, are mentioned here.

According to the new male passenger, the eyes of the girl were very attractive ; but those were blind. So the eyes were useless to her.

The ending of the short story does have a situational irony which presents a shock to the narrator. The narrator tried not to disclose his blindness throughout the journey by pretending to be without any eye problem. He did all thinking her as a normal person. The narrator sketches the image of the girl in his mind on the basis of their conversation. But the truth reveals from the third co-passenger who declares that the beautiful eyes of the girl are of no use as she is blind. In this way we find irony in the ending of the short story The  Eyes Have It.

 “No, I answered confidently”-Who was the speaker? Who was the person talking to? To what question did he answer “No”? How did the speaker get the confidence ? (1+1+2+2)

Answer- The speaker of the above statement extracted from The Eyes Have It is the narrator of the story.

The narrator was talking to the girl, who boarded the train compartment in Rohana station.

When the narrator and the girl were talking, the girl became curious about animals. She then asked the narrator if he had seen any animals outside the window in the forest. The narrator gave a negative answer.

The narrator was quite confident to answer ‘no’ because he knew that there were hardly any animals left in the forests near Dehra. So his knowledge about the scarcity of animals in the forest near Dehra helped him to become confident in the answer.

“It was her eyes I noticed, not her hair”-Who was the speaker? What was the question to which the speaker’s reply was the above quoted line? What did the speaker notice about the eyes?(1+2+3)

Answer- In the short story “The Eyes Have It”, the new male passenger who entered into the compartment after the girl’s departure was the speaker of the above quoted sentence.

After the entry of the new traveller, the narrator asked if the girl wore her long or short. He was very curious to know about the hairstyle of the girl.

The new traveller informed the narrator that he did not see the hairstyle of the girl. But what he saw was her eye. The girl had beautiful eyes. But they were of no use to her. She was completely blind.

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