Japan And Brazil Through A Traveler’s Eye question and answer

Japan And Brazil Through A Traveler's Eye question and answer

Japan And Brazil Through A Traveler’s Eye question and answer for class 12. Questions and answers of Japan And Brazil Through A Traveler’s Eye.

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Japan And Brazil Through A Traveler’s Eye questions and answers for class 12

Japan And Brazil Through A Traveller’s Eye question and answer

Comprehension: I

1. ‘Exquisitely well–mannered people’ refers to

(a) Indians

(b) Japanese

(c) Americans

Ans: (b) Japanese people.

2. What behaviour substitutes privacy in Japan?

Ans: Courtesy substitutes privacy in Japan.

3. The reference to public telephone suggests:

(a) How overcrowded Japan is

(b) How the Japanese respect privacy

(c) How busy Japanese are

Ans: (a) How overcrowded Japan is

4. Hierarchy in bowing demands?

(a) Youngsters bow to their elders.

(b) wife bows to her husband.

(c) sisters bow to their brothers.

Ans: All are correct.

5. How does one show appreciation while eating soup?

Ans: While sipping the ‘soup’, a loud slurping noise should be made to show appreciation to the hostess, otherwise they would consider the guests as ill-mannered.

6. How are the pavements in Brazil decorated? What does it tell us about the people there?

Ans: The writer thinks that Brazilians are easy-going people. They decorate their pavements with beautiful black mosaics like our Rangolis and only people who have plenty of time and not in a hurry could indulge in these.

7. What happens when leisurely people in Brazil get a steering wheel in their hands?

Ans: When the leisurely Brazilians get the steering wheel in their hands, they turn into devils and drive recklessly without caring for the pedestrians.

8. Who do the drivers look out for when they are driving on the Brazilian roads? Why?

Ans: The drivers usually lookout for pedestrians who step off the pavement. They regard such pedestrians as a fair game. They take aim and accelerate their vehicle. The pedestrian has to jump, leap, and run for his dear life.

Japan And Brazil Through A Traveler’s Eye notes

9. What remarkable attitude is seen in the war between drivers?

Ans: Though they dangerously drive and overtake on either side, they smile at each other for their skills in driving, if they luckily escape from the dangers.

Comprehension: II

1. Why is bowing in Japan a complicated process?

Ans: ‘Bowing’ in Japan is a complicated process as one should not bow too high or too low. While bowing if one does not clasp the hands it shows disrespect, and at times clasping may be wrong. The Japanese have some conditions regarding bowing as to who to bow, whom to bow, how long one has to bow etc. Timing also has to be precise.

2. Why does bowing, a natural practice in Japanese culture, look so ‘quaint’ and puzzling to the author?

Ans: The skill of ‘bowing’ for Japanese is an art and the author thinks that it is in their genes. ‘Bowing’ compared to western handshaking is a ‘quaint’ practice that is old fashioned but the author feels puzzled because of the complicities involved and consoled himself that bowing in a disciplined manner is an art for the Japanese and it was in their genes.

3.Do you think the author is finding fault with or making fun of the culture of bowing in Japanese and speeding cars in Brazil?

Ans: No, the author is not finding fault with these, but he is only narrating events in a humorous vein.

Comprehension: III

1. ‘Bowing in Japan is quainter; more formal, more oriental.’ Do you agree?

Ans: Yes, I agree that Bowing and its rules as per Japanese tradition is a very difficult skill to learn.

Extra question and answer of Japan And Brazil Through A Traveler’s Eye

2. Describe how traffic in Brazil leads to humorous observations.

Ans: The understanding between a driver and a pedestrian is very humorous as when the driver went straight at a pedestrian, he jumped to a side and smiled at the driver and the driver also laughed at him. It was a strange understanding between each other. And the drivers had the habit of overtaking on either side and smile at each other. They don’t get angry but smile.

3. What aspects of our social life, do you think, would appear quaint and odd to a foreign tourist?

Ans: In every country, people prefer only their way of greeting and that of others as odd. Our country’s practice of saying names by folding hands may appear as odd to a foreign tourist. And also, our typical feature of bowing and touching the feet of our elders and eminent persons like priests, saints would appear odd and strange to foreigners.

Extra question and answer from Japan And Brazil Through A Traveller’s Eye question and answer:

1. What is the double function of courtesy?

Ans: It is courtesy and it is a substitute for privacy.

2. What is quainter, formal, oriental and infectious in Japan?

Ans: Bowing.

3. What has more dangers than almost anything else in Japan?

Ans: Eating soup.

4. Whose life is becoming more hazardous every day in Japan?

Ans: The pedestrian’s life.

5. What do the driver and pedestrian finally do after the chase in Brazil?

Ans: Smile amicably at each other.

6. What is called as man’s castle in Japan, according to Mikes?

Ans: A man’s telephone receiver.

7. What have the people of Brazil decorated the pavements with? Ans: Beautiful black mosaic tiles.

Japan And Brazil Through A Traveler’s Eye for puc second

8. Who are the exquisitely well-mannered people in George Mike’s travel writing?

Ans: Japanese

9. Why do Japanese make a fearful noise while eating soup?

Ans: As a sign of appreciation.

10. Give an example which shows that the Japanese are well-mannered people.

Ans: They respect each other’s privacy and bow to each other.

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