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Poem 6 Mystery of the Talking Fan

Textbook Questions and Answers

Working with the Poem 

Question 1. 
Fans don’t talk, but it is possible to imagine that they do. What is it, then, that sounds like the fan’s chatter? 
पंखे बात नहीं करते हैं, मगर यह कल्पना करना संभव है कि वे बात करते हैं। यह क्या है, तब जो पंखे में बकबक की सी ध्वनि करता है? 
Answer:
The noise that sounds like the fan’s chatter is actually the sound created by its motor due to
the lack of oiling 
आवाज जो पंखे की बकबक का शोर करती है वास्तव में वह इसकी मोटर के द्वारा रचित है जो कि तेल की कमी के कारण होती है। 

Question 2. 
Complete the following sentences. 
निम्न वाक्यों को पूर्ण कीजिए
(ii) It is mysterious because 
Answer:
(i) The chatter is electrical because the noise is created by an electrical motor. 
(ii) It is mysterious because the poet is unable to comprehend what the fan says. 

Question 3. 
What do you think the talking fan was demanding? 
आप क्या सोचते हैं कि बात करने वाला पंखा क्या माँग रहा था?
Answer:
I think that the talking fan was demanding some oil for its motor. It stopped chattering as soon as its motor was oiled.

मैं सोचता हूँ कि बात करने वाले पंखे की मोटर तेल की माँग कर रही थी। इसने तुरन्त ही बक बक करना बन्द कर दिया जैसे ही इसकी मोटर में तेल दिया गया। 

Question 4. 
How does an electrical fan manage to throw so much air when it is switched on? 
जब एक पंखे को चलाया जाता है तो बिजली का पंखा इतनी अधिक हवा फेंकने की व्यवस्था किस प्रकार से करता है? 
Answer:
An electrical fan has three blades and an electrical motor. When switched on, the motor starts and begins to rotate, thus, forcing the blades to move in a circular motion. This movement of the blades forces the air around to flow downwards in all directions. 

एक विद्युत पंखे में तीन पंखुड़ियाँ और एक बिजली की मोटर होती है। जब इसे चलाया जाता है तो इसकी मोटर चलती है | और घूमना शुरू कर देती है। इस तरह पंखुड़ियाँ एक गोलाकृति में गति करती हैं। इस तरह पंखुड़ियों की गति हवा को सभी ओर से ताकत मारती है कि वे नीचे की ओर बहे। 

Question 5. 
Is there a ‘talking fan’ in your house? Create a dialogue between the fan and a machanic. 
क्या आपके घर में एक बात करने वाला’ पंखा है? पंखे और मिस्त्री के मध्य एक वार्तालाप बनाकर लिखें। 
Answer:
Yes, there is a talking fan in my house. One day it stopped working suddenly. Then, I called a mechanic. I showed the fan to him and went into the kitchen to get some water for him. I heard the mechanic tallking with fan. 
Fan – Hey! finally someone is there to help me. 
Mechanic – What do you want? Tell me, I’ll help you. 
Fan – I don’t exactly know my problem. What I know is that I have been feeling quite tired. It would take a lot of efforts for me to move my blades. Today morning when I tried moving my blades, I could not do it. 
Mechanic – Oh! That’s not a big problem. You just need a little oiling. Here, I have put some oil into your moter. Now, you will run smoothly. 
Fan – Thank you so much!

Comprehension Passage

Read the following passage carefully and answer the questions given below. 

निम्न गद्यांश को सावधानीपूर्वक पढ़ें और नीचे दिए गए प्रश्नों 

Once there was a talking fan 
Electrical his chatter. 
I couldn’t quite hear what he said 
And I hope it doesn’t matter 
Because one day somebody oiled 
His little whirling motor
And all the mystery was spoiled
He ran as still as water. 

Questions : 
1. How does a fan talk? 
2. What does the poet say about the talks of fan? 
3. How was the size of motor? 
4. Why was the mystery spoiled? 
5. How was the fan moving at last? 
6. Write the Hindi meaning of the word “chatter”. 
7. गद्यांश में से वह वाक्य लिखिए जिसका तात्पर्य है, “वह इतना शान्त चला जितना कि पानी।” 
Answers : 
1. A fan talks due to lack of oil. 
2. The poet says that he could not hear what the fan says. 
3. The motor is little.
4. The mystery was spoiled because someone oiled the fan. 
5. At last the fan was moving as silent as water. 
6. बकबक करना 
7. He ran as still as water.

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