The Little Match Girl -questions and answers ICSE

The Little Match Girlquestions and answers

LITTLE GIRL
LITTLE MATCH GIRL

1.What was unique about the story’s specific evening? What was the weather like in the evening?

The evening was unique in that it was New Year’s Eve and the weather was bitterly cold. It was snowing outside, and the sky was darkening.

  1. The girl was wearing slippers, but they were useless. What is the reason for this? Where did the slippers go?

The girl was wearing her mother’s slippers, which were now deceased. They were too large for her and therefore useless. As she dashed across the street, the little girl had misplaced them. One of the slippers was missing, and the other had been taken by a child.

3) How do you know the girl was weak and depressed based on the extract?

Since she was barefoot and was sent out on a freezing night to sell matches, which was another form of begging at the time, the girl was dejected and poor in every way. She was unable to raise a single penny and no one purchased matches from her. She was starving and shivering.

4) What was the girl’s reason for being outside in the cold? What stopped her from returning home?

The girl was working in the cold to earn money. Since she was unable to raise a single penny, the girl did not dare to return home. If she returned empty-handed, her father would undoubtedly beat her; additionally, it was very cold at home because there was nothing but a roof over them.

5) How fitting is the story’s title? Give reasons to back up your answer.

The appropriateness of the story’s title is determined by how well it represents the story’s content.

Little Match Girl is a fitting title for a storey about a little girl who sells matches. She didn’t give her name because she represents one of the many impoverished children from the lower classes in the Victorian era who had to deal with poverty.

 

[6]Where did the girl take a seat? How did she try to get her fingers to warm up?

The girl huddled in a heap in a corner created by two houses, one of which protruded further into the street than the other. Her slender hands were nearly numb from the cold, which she attempted to alleviate by lighting match sticks.

(7) Why did the girl refuse to return home? Give reasons to back up your answer.

The girl was afraid to return home because no one had bought matches from her. She didn’t make a single cent. She knew that if she returned home now, his father would undoubtedly beat her.

(8) Describe the nature of the girl’s relationship with her father.

Answer 😉 The girl and her father had an acrimonious relationship. Her father was cruel, sending her out to work in the freezing cold. She had been abused as an infant and was not adequately fed or dressed. She was afraid of being beaten by her father if she returned home. Her lighting matches replaced the warmth of love she should have received from her father.

  1. When the girl lit the second match, what did she see in the room? What happened to these things after a brief period of time?

; The little poor girl, who was suffering from cold and hunger as well as the apathy of those around her, fantasised about certain items that she deeply desired and that would make her feet feel better, such as an iron stove, a large Christmas tree, and a table laden with delicious food. Since she had confidence and hope, the girl imagines her deceased grandmother’s face.

(10) In the plot, what does the light from the matches represent?

The light of the matches represents God’s light and hope. They reflect the warmth for which the little girl yearned.

  1. What does the author mean when she says the girl is a portrait of sorrow?

The girl has been described as “a very picture of sorrow” because she has a sorrow to justify in every aspect of her life. The child is poor and without a mother. Her father does not show her love and instead sends her out in the freezing cold to sell matches. The little girl spends the whole night huddled against a wall.She succumbs to the elements, hunger, and violence.

  1. In Victorian society, children were not only orphaned, but also abandoned, ignored, and abused. Give examples from the story to back up your claim.

 

The kids were thought of as miniature adults who were used as cheap labor. The child in this story is poor and without a mother. Her father does not show her affection or love and instead sends her out in the freezing cold to sell matches. She was forced to work as a child and was physically abused by her father.

 

  1. What was the girl’s seat number? How did she try to get her fingers to warm up?

The girl huddled in a heap between two homes, one of which protruded deeper into the street than the other. Her slender hands were nearly numb from the cold, which she attempted to alleviate by lighting match sticks.

 

  1. When she lit the second matchstick, what happened?

ANSWER; The little girl hit another matchstick and started conversing with the vision shortly after. She had finally seen her grandmother… So, in order to hold her grandmother nearby, she struck another matchstick and then another after that. She burned through the whole packet and begged her grandmother to take her to heaven as soon as possible.

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