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What was Valli's favourite pastime?

Vallis favourite pastime was standing is the front doorway of her house, watching what was happening in the street outside. There were in playmates of her age on her street and this was about all she had to do.

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What was the source of unending joy for Valli? What was her strongest desire?

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What did Valli find out about the bus journey? How did she find these details?

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What do you think Valli was planning to do?

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Why does the conductor call Valli 'madam'?

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Why does Valli stand up on the seat? What did she see outside?

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What does Valli tell the elderly man when he calls her a child?

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Why didn't Valli want to make friends with the elderly woman?

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How did Valli save money for her first journey? Was it easy for her?

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What did Valli see on her way that made her laugh?

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Why didn't she get off the bus at the bus station?

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Why didn't Valli want go to the stall and have a drink? What does this tell you about her?

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What was Valli's deepest desire? Find the words and phrases in the story that tell you this.

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How did Valli plan her bus ride? What did she find out about the bus, and how did she save up the fare?

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What kind of person is Valli?

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Why does Valli refuse to look out of the window on her way back?

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What does Valli means when she says ... "I was just agreeing with you what you said about things happening without our knowledge" .

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But for Valli, standing at the front door was every bit as enjoyable as any of the elaborate games other children played. Watching the street gave her many new unusual experiences. a. Why did Valli kept on standing at the doorway? b. How did Valli feel while standing at the doorway? c. Find a word from the extract which means 'not very common'.

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The most fascinating thing of all was the bus that travelled between her village and the nearest town. It passed through her street each hour, once going to the town and once coming back. The sight of the bus, filled each time with a new set of passengers, was a source of unending joy for Valli. a. How many times did the bus pass? b. What was the source of unending joy for Valli? c. What followed when she kept looking at the bus?

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The town was six miles from her village. The fare was thirty paise one way - which is almost nothing at all," she heard one well-dressed man say, but to Valli, who scarcely saw that much money from one month to the next, it seemed a fortune. The trip to the town took forty-five minutes. a. How much was the fare of the bus? b. How long would it take to complete her journey to reach back home? c. What seemed to be the problem in the journey?

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Who was Valli?

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Why did Valli keep standing infront of the door?

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How was the view outside the bus when she sat inside?

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Why did the conductor want Valli to sit?

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What questions did the old woman ask Valli?

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How did Valli manage to travel by bus without the knowledge of her mother?

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How did Valli feel on seeing the dead cow on the road?

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The author describes the things that Valli sees from an 8 years old's point of view. Can you find evidence from the text for his statement?

Madam Rides The Bus
Madam Rides The Bus

1 / 28

What was Valli's favourite pastime?

Vallis favourite pastime was standing is the front doorway of her house, watching what was happening in the street outside. There were in playmates of her age on her street and this was about all she had to do.

2 / 28

What was the source of unending joy for Valli? What was her strongest desire?

3 / 28

What did Valli find out about the bus journey? How did she find these details?

4 / 28

What do you think Valli was planning to do?

5 / 28

Why does the conductor call Valli 'madam'?

6 / 28

Why does Valli stand up on the seat? What did she see outside?

7 / 28

What does Valli tell the elderly man when he calls her a child?

8 / 28

Why didn't Valli want to make friends with the elderly woman?

9 / 28

How did Valli save money for her first journey? Was it easy for her?

10 / 28

What did Valli see on her way that made her laugh?

11 / 28

Why didn't she get off the bus at the bus station?

12 / 28

Why didn't Valli want go to the stall and have a drink? What does this tell you about her?

13 / 28

What was Valli's deepest desire? Find the words and phrases in the story that tell you this.

14 / 28

How did Valli plan her bus ride? What did she find out about the bus, and how did she save up the fare?

15 / 28

What kind of person is Valli?

16 / 28

Why does Valli refuse to look out of the window on her way back?

17 / 28

What does Valli means when she says ... "I was just agreeing with you what you said about things happening without our knowledge" .

18 / 28

But for Valli, standing at the front door was every bit as enjoyable as any of the elaborate games other children played. Watching the street gave her many new unusual experiences. a. Why did Valli kept on standing at the doorway? b. How did Valli feel while standing at the doorway? c. Find a word from the extract which means 'not very common'.

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The most fascinating thing of all was the bus that travelled between her village and the nearest town. It passed through her street each hour, once going to the town and once coming back. The sight of the bus, filled each time with a new set of passengers, was a source of unending joy for Valli. a. How many times did the bus pass? b. What was the source of unending joy for Valli? c. What followed when she kept looking at the bus?

20 / 28

The town was six miles from her village. The fare was thirty paise one way - which is almost nothing at all," she heard one well-dressed man say, but to Valli, who scarcely saw that much money from one month to the next, it seemed a fortune. The trip to the town took forty-five minutes. a. How much was the fare of the bus? b. How long would it take to complete her journey to reach back home? c. What seemed to be the problem in the journey?

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Who was Valli?

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Why did Valli keep standing infront of the door?

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How was the view outside the bus when she sat inside?

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Why did the conductor want Valli to sit?

25 / 28

What questions did the old woman ask Valli?

26 / 28

How did Valli manage to travel by bus without the knowledge of her mother?

27 / 28

How did Valli feel on seeing the dead cow on the road?

28 / 28

The author describes the things that Valli sees from an 8 years old's point of view. Can you find evidence from the text for his statement?

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The Class 10 English CBSE Language and Literature - The Complete A-Z Course is a fully-featured course for students of Class 10 English NCERT Language & Literature and includes Footprints Without Feet, First Flight, grammar, reading and writing. It includes hundreds of animated videos , detailed and original questions and answers, hundreds of HOTS questions along with their answers, and thousands of practice questions. And it doesn’t just cover literature, we cover reading, writing, and grammar too, so you never lag behind.

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The Class 10 English CBSE Language and Literature - The Complete A-Z Course is a fully-featured course for students of Class 10 English NCERT Language & Literature and includes Footprints Without Feet, First Flight, grammar, reading and writing. It includes hundreds of animated videos , detailed and original questions and answers, hundreds of HOTS questions along with their answers, and thousands of practice questions. And it doesn’t just cover literature, we cover reading, writing, and grammar too, so you never lag behind.


This course is regularly updated, because these are fickle times we live in. This course will always stay up to date with the CBSE curriculum and is even now in sync with it. We’ve updated our course to include thorough examinations of discursive passages, case-based passages, and the newly added value-based questions.

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