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Chapter 6, Dhunu's Guitar: Class 7 English: Assam Board

Q. Let's find out how much we have understood:

(a) What is meant by the word 'profession'?

Ans: The job that we do to earn money when we grow up is called a profession.

(b) Where is Dhunu from?

Ans: Dhunu is from Kalardiya village, near Chaigaon in Kamrup district of Assam.

(c) Who made the film Village Rockstars?

Ans: Rima Das made the film Village Rockstars.

(d) What was the name of Dhunu's brother?

Ans: The name of Dhunu's brother is Manabendra.

(e) Why did the village women often scold Dhunu?

Ans: The women of the village often scolded her for not behaving 'like a girl', spending time with boys and playing boys' games.

(f) What did Dhunu's mother tell the women who scolded her daughter?

Ans: Dhunu's mother tells them that none of them came to help her after her husband's death. She has been doing both a man's job as well as a woman's job, earning money and looking after her children, her animals and her land.

(g) What did Dhunu decide to do after meeting the musicians at a local event?

Ans: Dhunu decides to form her own band with her friends. She and her friends make styrofoam cutouts of guitars and other instruments and pretend to play them on stage.

(h) What plan did Dhunu propose after she realised that she could not afford to buy a guitar?

Ans: She asked her mother if she had money in the bank to buy a guitar. As Dhunu came to know that they had no money, she did not mention it any more.

(i) Why did Dhunu start odd jobs around the village?

Ans: Dhunu started doing odd jobs around the village to earn and save money.

(j) "But Dhunu believes that if you really want something and work towards it, you can achieve it." - What does this line tell you about Dhunu's character?

Ans: Dhunu is hopeful of her life ahead.