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Why is Derek startled as soon as he enters the garden?
Derek was taken aback the moment he entered the garden as Mr. Lamb addressed him. He expected it to be a vacant place but the presence of another person and the fact that he might have trespassed in someone else’s territory startled him.
Why does Derek enter Mr. Lamb’s garden?
Why does Derek want to go back as soon as he comes to face with Mr. Lamb?
Why, according to Mr. Lamb does Derek want to go back? How does he put the boy at ease?
What terrible complex does Derek suffer from?
Why does Derek feel that Mr. Lamb has changed the subject? Do you agree with Derek? Give reason in support of your answer.
Why do kids call Mr. Lamb ‘Lamey-Lamb’? How does he feel about it?
Do you think Derek’s attitude towards life would have been different had he been lame instead of having a burnt face?
Why is one green, growing plant called a ‘weed’ and another ‘flower’? What does Mr. Lamb mean by this statement?
‘It’s all relative. Beauty and the beast.” What does Mr. Lamb mean by this statement?
Why does Derek say he doesn’t care if no one kisses him?
‘So you will. But the world won’t. The world’s got a whole face, and the world’s there to be looked at.’ Explain.
What concept of the world does Mr. Lamb propound when Derek asks him if his old garden is a world?
How have people been sermonizing to Derek about his burnt face? How does Derek feel about this sermonizing?
What conversation did the two women at the bus stop have? How did Derek feel about it? How does Mr. Lamb interpret the conversation?
Do you think that through the incident of buzzing / humming of bees the author wants to tell us that life treats us the way we treat it. Do you agree? If so, why?
Why does Mr. Lamb narrate the story of a man who locked himself in a room because he was afraid?
What is Mr. Lamb's daily routine?
Why doesn't Mr. Lamb have any curtains at the windows?
Why does Mr. Lamb feel Derek is not lost altogether?
What does Mr. Lamb tell Derek he can do?
Why does Derek ask Mr. Lamb if he has any friends? What answer does Mr. Lamb give him?
Why does Derek say that he is not a friend of Mr. Lamb? What does Mr. Lamb say in response?
What condition does Derek put on his friendship with Mr. Lamb? What doubt does he have about this friendship? How does Mr. Lamb dispel this doubt?
'There are some people I hate." How does Mr. Lamb react to this statement of Derek '?
"What kind of a world would that be?" Which world is Mr. Lamb referring to here? Why does he disapprove of it?
What is the underlying idea behind Mr. Lamb's observation, "Everything's the same, but everything is different itself'?
Do you think Mr. Lamb believes in universal brotherhood'? Give reasons for your answer.
Why does Derek feel Mr. Lamb might lose all his friends because of him?
What is Mr. Lamb's fear about Derek's going back home'? What light does this throw on Mr. Lamb's life and character '?
Why does Derek suspect that Mr. Lamb has no friends?
Why does Derek, at one point of the story, think that Mr. Lamb is crazy?
At what stage of the play and what comment of Derek makes you feel that he is a changed individual now?
How does Mr. Lamb's conversation transform Derek?
Why does Derek return to Mr. Lamb's garden?
What significance would you attach to Derek's statement, "You shouldn't believe all you hear"?
What idea do you form about Derek's mother from your brief encounter with her in the second part of the play?
What makes Derek observe that, "... if I don't go back there, I'll never go anywhere in this world again"?
What significance would you attach to Mr. Lamb’s silence at the end of the play?
Derry and Mr. Lamb are similar yet different. Do you agree? Give reasons.
Mr. Lamb infuses in Derry a Zest for living. How did he do so?
What makes Derry a defiant and reclusive child?
How does Mr. Lamb dispel Derrek’s loneliness and sadness?
Rather than feeling sad for the physically disabled we should try to integrate them into the mainstream. In light of the lesson establish the truth of the statement.

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