The story “Lost Spring” talks about the pathetic condition of poor children who are forced to miss the spring of their life which is their childhood due to the poverty and social stratification that exists in our man-made world. These children lack education, health, and many other opportunities that should be available to every child and instead are involved in child labor.

Lost Spring MCQ: Online Test(Quiz)

1. How does Mukesh want to learn to become a motor mechanic?

A) By going to a school

B) By learning it from his father

C) By finding a tutor

D) By going to a garage to learn

2. Where did Saheb live before coming to the city?

A) Hyderabad

B) Dhaka

C) Pune

D) Lahore

3. “There is no school in my neighborhood. When they build one, I will go.” Who said this and to whom?

A) The author to Saheb

B) Saheb to the author

C) Saheb to Pinki

D) None of these

4. What was the full name of Saheb?

A) Saheb- e- Alam

B) Saheb Islam

C) Mohammad Saheb Khwaja

D) Saheb Habib

5. What does Saheb-e-Alam mean?

A) King of the country

B) Lord of the Universe

C) President of the country

D) Prime Minister of the country

6. In what condition does Saheb roam around the streets with his friends?

A) Barefoot

B) Wearing new clothes

C) With a school bag

D) Wearing gold jewelry

7. Did the author actually mean it when she say, “If I start a school, will you come?”

A) Yes, she built a school for him in the shortest interval

B) She already had a school of her own

C) No, and she was feeling guilty about it

D) None of these

8. What was an excuse wondered by the author to explain away the perpetual state of poverty?

A) It is not the lack of money but a tradition to stay barefoot.

B) Walking barefoot is healthy.

C) Shoes are smelly

D) Those who are religious walk barefoot

9. What bothers the author the most about bangle makers?

A) The way the factory owners behave

B) The labor laws

C) The stigma of caste and poverty

D) All of these

10. One day the  author saw Saheb watching some young men playing

A) Football

B) Cricket

C) Hockey

D) Tennis

11. According to the author, over the years, rag picking has become

A) Fine art

B) Profession

C) A career

D) A compulsion

12. Even though the ragpickers have no identity, they have

A) Passport

B) Visa

C) Permits

D) Ration Cards

13. Where is the colony of Ragpickers situated?

A) Kotla Mubarakpur

B) South Delhi

C) Seemapuri

D) Govindpuri

14. The man from Udipi pray for__________when he was young.

A) A pair of shoes

B) Some new friends

C) A pair of new clothes

D) A new house to live

15. “Is your school ready?”, who asked this?

A) Saheb’s mother

B) The author

C) Saheb

D) Saheb’s father

16. Saheb and his family are looking for _______ in Delhi.

A) Gold

B) Silver

C) Rupee

D) Dollars

17. Who all live in Seemapuri?

A) Rich high class people

B) Middle-class people

C) Squatters who came from Bangladesh back in 1971

D) All of these

18. What kind of houses can be seen in Seemapuri?

A) Structures of mud with roofs of tin and tarpaulin

B) Brick houses

C) Straw and mud houses

D) Beautiful cemented and colored buildings

19. For the people of Seemapuri, ________is more important than identity.

A) Food

B) House

C) Education

D) Health

20. According to the people of Seemapuri, Garbage is

A) Money

B) Honey

C) Gold

D) Silver

21. “I sometimes find a rupee, even a ten-rupee note,” who said this?

A) A group of women living in Seemapuri

B) Saheb’s mother

C) The author

D) Saheb

22. What shoes was Saheb wearing?

A) Crocs

B) Tennis shoes

C) Sandals

D) Boots

23. How much was Sahbe paid for working at a tea stall?

A) Rs.800 and all meals

B) Rs.400 and all meals

C) Rs.200 and all meals

D) Rs. 1000 and all meals

24. What was the difference the author noticed in Saheb when he started working at the tea stall?

A) He lost the carefree look

B) the milk cans were heavier than the plastic garbage bags

C) Saheb was no longer his own boss

D) All of these

25. What is the means of survival for the people of Seemapuri?

A)  Stitching

B) Sewing

C) Garbage picking

D) Merchandising

26. Why did Saheb’s family leave Dhaka?

A) Because they were strangers there

B) Because of lack of resources

C) Because Saheb’s father’s friends asked them to

D) Because Sahbe’s teacher asked them to

27. Why did Saheb visit garbage dumps every day?

A) To find a silver coin

B) To find a one rupee coin

C) To find ten rupee note

D) All of these

28. Why did Saheb not go to school?

A) Because there was no school in his locality

B) Because he was not interested

C) Because he wanted to work

D) Because he doesn’t have enough money

29. According to the author, what was garbage to the children?

A) A gold mine

B) A silver mine

C) A wonder

D) A fantasy

30. According to the author, where was Seemapuri located metaphorically?

A) On the periphery of Delhi

B) Central Delhi

C) South Delhi

D) Noth Delhi

31. Why did the author say Seemapuri was a place on the periphery of Delhi yet miles away from it, metaphorically?

A) Because Seemapuri was far away from the main city

B) Because Seemapuri was a small town

C) Because Seemapuri was a slum and its development was far behind as compared to the development of the Delhi city.

D) All of these

32. What was Mukesh’s ambition?

A) To be a teacher

B) To be a doctor

C) To be a motor mechanic

D) To be an architect

33. “Do you know anything about cars?” who asked this and to whom?

A) The author to Mukesh

B) Mukesh to Author

C) Author to Mukesh’s father

D) Mukesh to his father

34. How did the author describe Mukesh’s dreams?

A) An oasis in the desert

B) A mirage amidst the dust of streets that fill his town

C) A polluted factory

D) A river

35. What was the name of Mukesh’s town?

A) Delhi

B) Gandhinagar

C) Ahmedabad

D) Firozabad

36. What was Firozabad famous for?

A) Earrings

B) Necklaces

C) Kohl

D) Bangles

37. Firozabad is the centre of India’s ______________industry.

A) Diamond

B) Gold

C) Glass blowing

D) None of these

38. Why Glass- blowing is illegal for children?

A) Because their hands are too small to blow

B) Because the glass furnaces were of high temperature and without any air or light.

C) Because the children might cry and this will disturb the other workers.

D) Because children lack special training.

39. Mukesh’s sister in law was in charge of

A) Mukesh

B) Mukesh’s brother

C) Their father

D) All of these

40. What does Mukesh’s sister-in-law do when an elder man enters the house?

A) Withdraws near the broken wall and brings her veil closer to her face

B) Feels shy

C) Bring tea

D) Go back to her room

41. “One wonders if he has achieved what many have failed to achieve in their lifetime. He has a roof over his head”, this statement is used by the author in the reference to the condition of whom?

A) Mukesh

B) Mukesh’s father

C) The elderly woman’s old husband

D) The factory owner

42. As described in the lesion, what is the symbol of Suhaag?

A) Bangles

B) Bindi

C) Henna

D) Sindoor

43. Names of many colors have been used in the lesson like Sunny-gold, paddy green, royal blue, pink, purple, etc. These are in reference to what?

A) Bindi

B) Bangles

C) Clothes

D) All of these

44. Mukesh’s father was a __________before he became a bangle maker.

A) Teacher

B) Bangle maker

C) Professor

D) Motor mechanic

45. If laws were to be enforced, it would result in change and relief for almost ___________children.

A) Twenty thousand

B) One lakh

C) Ten thousand

D) Fifty thousand

46. Mukesh was from a family of

A) Carpenter

B) Bangle maker

C) Cobbler

D) Tailor

47. What drives the workers in Firozabad’s bangle industry to poverty?

A) High-class bureaucrats and politicians

B) Karma theory and society

C) Ancestral profession and caste

D) All of these

48. Who employs the local families of Firozabad?

A) The industrial class

B) The politicians

C) The glass-blowing factories

D) Mining factories

49. “Why not organize yourselves into a cooperative?” Who said this?

A) The author

B) Savita

C) Mukesh

D) Mukesh’s sister in law

50. How does Mukesh wish to go to the motor garage to learn?

A) By a car

B) By walking

C) By a bike

D) By a motor van

51. While conversing with the author, Mukesh repeated again and again that he wants to be a motor mechanic and ride vehicles. Seeing Mukesh’s enthusiasm, she asked if he also wants to fly a plane in response to which he said no. Why were his dreams only limited to riding vehicles but not flying planes?

A) He is content to dream of cars that he sees hurtling down the streets of his town. Few airplanes fly over Firozabad.

B) He does not like planes

C) Planes are expensive

D) All of the above

52. Why is the title of the lesson ‘Lost Spring’?

A) Lost spring signifies the lost blooming childhood of kids who are below the poverty line and are thus forced to do child labor for their family and to continue their family’s legacy.

B) Because the lesson talks about the spring season and how the children are not being able to enjoy the spring.

C) Because the plot was written with a background of the spring season.

D) None of these

53. In the story, how do the boys appear to the author?

A) Like crows

B) Like cattle

C) like Morning birds

D) Like sea waves

54. What was the similarity between Saheb and Mukesh?

A) Both of them were highly educated

B) Both of them were homeless

C) Both of them were orphans

D) Both Mukesh and Saheb instead of enjoying their childhood are more concerned about income and responsibilities.

55. Why do the children live a life of exploitation?

A) Peer pressure

B) Poverty

C) Family

D) Greed for money

56. In the lesson, what is Seemapuri’s metaphorical symbol?

A) Posh livelihood

B) Simple livelihood

C) Poverty

D) A little hell

57. Why was Mukesh different from his other family members?

A) He was daring and wanted to do something different

B) He was carefree

C) He was foolish

D) He did not like responsibilities

58. Mukesh’s family was caught in a web of _________.

A) Greed

B) Poverty

C) Oppression

D) None of these

59. Who is the author of the story ‘The Lost Spring’?

A) Rudyard Kipling

B) Anees Jung

C) Arundhati Roy

D) Sudha Murthy

60. What was the main focus of the story ‘The Lost Spring’?

A) Bureaucrats

B) Politicians

C) Poor Children and their exploitation

D) Village lifestyle

Sumit ThakurMCQsUncategorizedThe story “Lost Spring” talks about the pathetic condition of poor children who are forced to miss the spring of their life which is their childhood due to the poverty and social stratification that exists in our man-made world. These children lack education, health, and many other opportunities that...Seminar Topics