Class 11 Alternative English Chapter 7 The Captive

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Class 11 Alternative English Chapter 7 The Captive

Also, you can read the SCERT book online in these sections Solutions by Expert Teachers as per SCERT (CBSE) Book guidelines. These solutions are part of SCERT All Subject Solutions. Here we have given AHSEC Class 11 Alternative English Chapter 7 The Captive Solutions for All Subject, You can practice these here.

The Captive

Chapter: 7

1. Where is the place which is described at the beginning of the story? 

Ans: The highlands of Assam. 

2. Who took a dip in the water?

Ans: The younger man (the abductor) 

3. What were they travelling by? 

Ans: Bicycle 

4. In whose house was the captive kept? 

Ans: Village headman. 

5. Which bird does the captive think of? 

Ans: Kingfisher. 

6. What is referred to as the ‘object’ by the captive? 

Ans: A loaded gun. 

7. What is food offered to the captive in the headman’s house? 

Ans: Parboiled rice mixed with chicken curry. 

8. How did Captain Batra offer his respects to the boy? 

Ans: Captain Batra offered his respects to boy by standing next to the dead body of boy after being shot who then paid his respects by touching his cap with his hand. 

9. What did the boy say he would do if the circumstances changed? 

Ans: Initially, the boy said that he would make the unnamed join the organisation but on a later instance said that he would have no choice but to execute the unnamed narrator (i.e. his captive) 

10. How did the captive know that the boy was highly educated? 

Ans: The captive knew that the boy was highly educated as he had a good pronunciation in English, Assamese and tribal languages; in addition to his wide information on subjects such as literature, writers, nature, agriculture, farming and rural life. 

11. What is the nature of the relationship between the captive and the young man? 

And: Despite being two different personalities, the two men shared a sense of fellow – feeling, companionship and brotherhood which grew despite the presence of the gun which stayed as a “constant companion” between them. There was a constant sense of trust between the two men which could be seen as the abductor, on many occasions leave his captive for fulfilling his other duties who never took advantage of these situations to escape his captivity. Such a response of the unnamed narrator reflected his acceptance of captivity which he saw as peaceful. In addition, they also shared a teacher – student equation with each other as they had discussion on several writers, nature, rural life, agriculture and farming. 

12. How does the captive come to understand the meaning of ‘Freedom Fighters’?

Ans: The captive come to understand the meaning of ‘Freedom Fighters’ as they witnesses his abductors fearlessly fight the security forces; all of which is done for the larger cause of their organisation that was in opposition to the government whom they considered as the symbol of ‘imperialist power’.

13. How did the captive record his movement in captivity? 

Ans: In a notebook that the youth brought for the narrator; after been giving permission to do so. 

14. How did his abductors treat the captive? 

Ans: Although they never inflicted no physical and verbal torture, the captive was made to go through emotional trauma from a constant sense of fear, helpless, agitation, anxiety and emptiness. 

15. Why does the captive feel that his abductor is not free? 

Ans: The captive felt that his abductor was not free as he too, was prisoner of the gun that was a source of anxiety to both the abductor and the captive. 

16. Write about the journey undertaken by the captive and the young man. 

Ans: With their previous hideout been discovered by the security forces, they were forced to flee it; in exchange for a remote trial village that was economically deprived. To reach their destination, they cycled on a hot summer day which made them feel exhausted. Due to this, they took a break by a stream where the youth took a dip in the stream; while the narrator sat under the shades of a tree; watching the youth. Soon after this, they continued their journey to the village headman’s hose where they took refuge up until the sudden attack of the security forces which rescued the narrator (Captain Batra), while killing the youth.

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