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All Stort Questions and Answer From Strong Roots by APJ Abdul Kalam


 1.     Where is the short story “Strong Roots” taken from?

Ans:   The short story “Strong Roots” is taken from A.P.J. Abdul Kalam’s autobiography “The Wings of Fire” published in 1999.

 2.     What type of text is “Strong Roots”?

Ans:   Strong Roots is an autobiography.

 3.     What is the full name of A.P.J Abdul Kalam?

Ans:   The full name of APJ Abdul Kalam is Avul Pakir Jainulabdeen Abdul Kalam.


 4.     Where was A.P.J Abdul Kalam born?
Ans:   Abdul Kalam was born in the island town of Rameshwaram in the
erstwhile Madras state. 


 5.     What type of family was Kalam born into?
Ans:   Abdul Kalam was born into a middle-class Tamil family.


 6.     When did Madras become Tamil Nadu?
Ans:   The Madras state was renamed as Tamil Nadu on 14 January 1969.


 7.     Why was Rameshwaram famous to the pilgrims?
Ans:   Rameshwaram was famous to the pilgrims for the Shiva temple.


 8.     What was the name of Kalam’s father and mother?
Ans The name of Kalam’s father was Jainulabdeen and his mother was
 9.     How was Kalam’s father?
Ans   Abdul Kalam’s father was neither much educated nor much wealthy but he had great innate wisdom and a true generosity of spirit.
 10.     How was the locality where Kalam lived??
Ans Though Abdul Kalam’s locality was predominantly  Muslim, there were a lot of Hindu families too living amicably.
 11.     Who had a more distinguished lineage among his 

Ans Abdul Kalam’s mother had a more distinguished lineage among his parents. 


 12.     Who was bestowed with the title of ‘Bahadur’?

Ans The title of “Bahadur” was bestowed with one of Kalam’s mother’s forebears by the British.


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 13.     Describe the ancestral house of Abdul Kalam.

Ans The ancestral house of Abdul Kalam was built in the middle of the 19th century. It was a large pucca house, made of limestone and brick on the mosque Street in Rameshwaram.

 14.     What did little Kalam think of the prayers?

Ans When Kalam was little he did not have the faintest idea of the meaning of the Arabic prayers but he had the belief that they reached God.


 15.     What did Kalam’s father say about the relevance of prayer?

Ans Kalam’s father said that there was nothing mysterious about prayer, rather prayer made possible a communion of the spirit between people.


 16.     How far was Shiva temple situated from Kalam’s 

Ans The Shiva temple was situated a ten-mile walk from Kalam’s house.


 17.     What was the name of the high priest of Shiva 

Ans The name of the high priest of Shiva temple was Pakshi Lakshmana 

 18. Where did Kalam’s father go for the evening prayers?
Ans Kalam’s father went to an old mosque in their locality for evening prayers.


 19.     Why did people of different religions wait for 
Kalam’s father outside the old mosque?

Ans The People of different religions waited for Kalam’s father outside the old mosque to get the water touched by him. They took the water to the home for invalids.

 20.     How does Kalam describe his appearance?.
Ans Kalam describes his appearance as a short boy with undistinguished looks.


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 21.   What kind of matters did Kalam’s father and Pakshi Lakshamana Sastry use to discuss?
Ans Kalam’s father and Pakshi Lakshamana Sastry used to discuss spiritual matters.

 22.  “Then he answered in a low, deep voice…” – What was the impact of the answer upon the writer?

Ans The answer given by his father filled the writer, APJ Abdul Kalam with a strange energy and enthusiasm.
 23.    How did Kalam’s father sanctify the water for the invalids?

Ans Kalam’s father dipped the fingers in the bowls of water and chanted a prayer to sanctify the water


 24.    How could Kalam’s father convey complex spiritual concepts?

Ans Kalam’s father could convey complex spiritual concepts in simple down-to-earth Tamil.

 25.    When did Kalam’s father have his breakfast?
Ans Kalam’s father had his breakfast after returning from the coconut grove with about a dozen coconuts.
 26.    What was the distance of the coconut grove from Kalam’s house?

Ans The coconut grove was 4 miles away from Kalam’s house.


 27.    What type of life did Kalam’s father lead?

Ans Kalam’s father lived a very simple life avoiding all types of comforts and luxuries.


 28.     What power, according to Abdul Kalam, shapes our life?

Ans According to Abdul Kalam, there exists a divine power that shapes our life. 


 29.    What does adversity always present according to Kalam’s father?
Ans  According to Kalam’s father, adversity always presents opportunities for introspection.
 30.    Where did Kalam normally eat and with whom?

Ans Kalam normally ate sitting on the floor of the kitchen with his mother.


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