Kabuliwala Quiz - A Short Story By Rabindranath Tagore

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Kabuliwala Quiz - A Short Story By Rabindranath Tagore - Quiz

Have you read the famous short story 'Kabuliwala' written by Rabindranath Tagore? If so, play this Kabuliwala quiz and refresh your childhood memories with this quiz. Kabuliwala is an iconic Bengali short story written by Nobel prize winner Rabindranath Tagore in 1892. It depicts the story of a Pathan peddler from another nationality who comes to Calcutta, India, each year to sell dry fruits. Take this quiz and find out how well you still remember the story! Good luck!


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 

    The theme of this story is

    • A.

      All humans are same.

    • B.

      Filial affection

    • C.

      Both a and b

    • D.

      None of the above

    Correct Answer
    C. Both a and b
    Explanation
    The theme of this story is both the idea that all humans are the same and the concept of filial affection. The story likely explores the notion that despite our differences, we all share common human experiences and emotions. Additionally, it delves into the theme of filial affection, which refers to the love and loyalty between family members, particularly between parents and children. These two themes are likely intertwined throughout the narrative, highlighting the universal nature of human emotions and the importance of familial bonds.

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  • 2. 

    When Kabuliwala arrived to Mini's house after being released from jail, it was Mini's _________

    • A.

      Marriage day

    • B.

      Engagement day

    • C.

      Birthday

    • D.

      Death day

    Correct Answer
    A. Marriage day
    Explanation
    Kabuliwala arrived at Mini's house on her marriage day.

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  • 3. 

    After how many years Kabuliwala came out from jail?

    • A.

      10 years

    • B.

      11 years

    • C.

      12 years

    • D.

      13 years

    Correct Answer
    A. 10 years
    Explanation
    Kabuliwala came out from jail after 10 years.

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  • 4. 

    Mini was like Kabuliwala's own daughter.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    A. True
    Explanation
    The statement suggests that Mini had a close and affectionate relationship with Kabuliwala, as if she was his own daughter. This implies that Kabuliwala treated Mini with love, care, and possibly even parental-like affection.

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  • 5. 

    Kabuliwalah was tormented by the thought of having lost his own daughter’s childhood.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    A. True
    Explanation
    The statement is true because Kabuliwalah was constantly reminded of his own daughter while interacting with Mini. He saw Mini as a substitute for his own daughter and felt a deep sense of sadness and longing for the childhood he had missed with his own child. This is evident from his emotional attachment towards Mini and his desire to shower her with love and affection.

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  • 6. 

    Was Mini’s mother suspicious about Kabuliwala that he might kidnap and sell her daughter?

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    A. True
    Explanation
    The correct answer is true. In the story "Kabuliwala" by Rabindranath Tagore, Mini's mother was indeed suspicious about Kabuliwala potentially kidnapping and selling her daughter. This suspicion arose because Kabuliwala was a stranger from a different culture and Mini's mother was concerned about the safety of her child. Additionally, Kabuliwala's appearance and occupation as a fruit-seller added to her apprehension.

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  • 7. 

    How can you describe Mini?

    • A.

      Angry

    • B.

      Serious 

    • C.

      Talkative 

    • D.

      Sad

    Correct Answer
    C. Talkative 
    Explanation
    Mini can be described as talkative because the other options do not fit her personality. Being angry, serious, or sad does not necessarily imply that Mini is talkative. However, being talkative suggests that Mini is someone who enjoys engaging in conversations and has a tendency to talk a lot.

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  • 8. 

    Where was Kabuliwala from?

    • A.

      India 

    • B.

      Russia

    • C.

      New Zealand

    • D.

      Kabul

    Correct Answer
    D. Kabul
    Explanation
    Kabuliwala was from Kabul. This can be inferred from the name itself, as "Kabuliwala" means a person from Kabul.

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  • 9. 

    What did Mini thought what is in the bag in first?

    • A.

      Small girls like her 

    • B.

      Chocolates and tofees

    • C.

      Dresses

    • D.

      Chips 

    Correct Answer
    A. Small girls like her 
  • 10. 

    What was the profession of Kabuliwala?

    • A.

      Doctor

    • B.

      Moneylender

    • C.

      Engineer

    • D.

      Employer 

    Correct Answer
    B. Moneylender
    Explanation
    The correct answer is Moneylender. In the story "Kabuliwala" by Rabindranath Tagore, Kabuliwala is a character who hails from Kabul and works as a moneylender. He travels to Calcutta to collect money from his clients and befriends a little girl named Mini. The story explores the bond between Kabuliwala and Mini and highlights the themes of friendship, humanity, and the impact of time and distance on relationships.

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  • 11. 

    What was the age of Mini?

    • A.

      7

    • B.

      8

    • C.

      6

    • D.

      5

    Correct Answer
    D. 5
  • 12. 

    Why Kabuliwala get imprisoned?

    • A.

      He killed one of his customers.

    • B.

      He was a thief.

    • C.

      He was a kidnapper.

    • D.

      All of the above

    Correct Answer
    A. He killed one of his customers.
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "He killed one of his customers." This is evident from the given options where it is stated that Kabuliwala gets imprisoned for killing one of his customers. The other options of being a thief or a kidnapper are not mentioned and therefore can be ruled out.

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  • 13. 

    The story was originally written in:-

    • A.

      English

    • B.

      Hindi

    • C.

      Sankrit

    • D.

      Bengali

    Correct Answer
    D. Bengali
    Explanation
    The given answer states that the story was originally written in Bengali. This suggests that the story was first composed and written in the Bengali language.

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  • 14. 

    What was the real name of Kabuliwala?

    • A.

      Pathan

    • B.

      Rahmat 

    • C.

      Rahman

    • D.

      Armaan

    Correct Answer
    B. Rahmat 
    Explanation
    The real name of the character Kabuliwala in Rabindranath Tagore's short story is "Abdur Rahman." He is an Afghan peddler who sells seasonal goods and befriends a young girl named Mini while visiting Calcutta (now Kolkata) in India. The story explores themes of friendship, loss, and nostalgia, and has been adapted into films and other media.

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  • 15. 

    Mini, when she grows up, cannot recognize the fruitseller.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    A. True
    Explanation
    The statement suggests that when Mini grows up, she will not be able to recognize the fruitseller. This implies that either the fruitseller will change or Mini's ability to recognize people will change as she grows older. Therefore, the answer "True" indicates that Mini will not be able to recognize the fruitseller in the future.

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