Q. 1. Who is challenging the mountain?
Ans⇒ The brave porter is challenging the mountain.
Q.2. What does the poet say about the porter?
Ans⇒ In the poem “The Sleeping Porter”, the poet has described the trails and sufferings of the porter. He climbs the mountain with a heavy load on his back in the snow of winter. He is very weak but he challanges the mountain. His cap is very dirty. His hungry son is shivering with cold.
Q. 3. What distance does the porter cover in the snows of winter?
Ans⇒ The porter covers a six-mile distance in the snows of winter.
Q.4. How much load does the porter have on his back?
Ans⇒ A twenty-five kilo load the porter have on his back.
Q.5. Why is th Porter out of breath?
Ans⇒ The porter has to climb the mountain with a heavy load on his back. He also pants and sweats because he discharges a tiring work. This is why the porter is out of breath.
Q. 6. A mother is searching for nettles and vines who is she? Why is she searching such things?
Ans⇒ She is porter’s wife. She is searching for nettles (stinging plant) and vines (the creeper which bears grapes) for her son who is facing cold and hunger.
Q. 7. How Sleeping Porter is the hero of the mountain ?
Ans⇒ A person who is determined for his goal, he must get it with hard labour. In such a situation difficulties often hurdles in the way. The porter labours hard. He never get tired and at last reaches up the mountain. Thus, he proves to be the hero of the mountain.
Q. 8. What is meant by lid of night?
Ans⇒ “Lid of night’ means the stars are the blankets which cover the porter in his protection..
Q. 9. What type of cap is the ‘Porter wearing?
Ans⇒ He is wearing a dirty-black cap.
Q. 10. Who is the hero of the mountain?
Ans⇒ The porter is the hero of the mountain.
Q. 11. What is there on the cliff?
Ans⇒ There is a hut on the cliff of a steep rock.
Q.12. What type of smell does the porter emit?
Ans⇒ The porter emits a sulphur-like sour smell.
Q. 13. What is the mother searching?
Ans⇒ The mother is searching for nettles and vines.
Q. 14. Who is reigning over the rich-kingdom of sleep?
Ans⇒ The porter is reigning over the rich-kingdom of sleep.
Q. 15. Determination, hard work and continuity win the race. Do you agree? Write your opinions with reference to the poem “The Sleeping Porter”?
Ans⇒ Yes, I agree. A person who is determined for his goal, he must gets it. For the goal he has to labour hard. In such a situation difficulties often hurdles in the way. In the same way the porter labours hard. He is never tired and at last reach his destination.
Q. 16. The poet has focused on trials and tribulations of the porter. Elucidate.
Ans⇒ In the poem “The Sleeping Porter’ the poet has focused the trouble and trials of the porter. He is poor enough. He has to carry loads on his back to the mountain. There are snows all around but he doesn’t care and faces such troubles with his bare body. Although he labours toil and moil, yet he is unable to fulfil needs of his family.
Q. 17. What is the problem of his son ?
Ans⇒ He is shivering with cold and suffering from hunger.