ABHIJYANAMSHAKUNTALAM MARKS 2
Q.1. Who is the boy identified in the first act of the play? What will he become when he grows up?
Ans. The boy is named Sarva Damana, the son of Shakuntala and Dushyanyta. He later becomes emperor Bharata.
Q.2. What is the name of Shakuntala’s real father?
Ans. The name of Shakuntala’s real father is Vishvamitra.
Q.3. Who utters the holy chants?
Ans. The first creation of the creature who bears the oblations utters the holy chants.
Q.4. About which season does the director ask the actress to sing?
Ans. The director asks the actress to sing about the summer season.
Q.5. Where has rishi kanva gone and why when king Dushyanta visited his hermitage?
Ans. Rishi Kanva has gone not long back to Soma-Tirtha, to propitiate the adverse fate threatening his daughter’s happiness when King Dushyanyta visited his hermitage.
Q.6. why did Dushyanta forget Shakunatala?
Ans. Dushyanta forgot Shakuntala under the curse of Rishi Durvasa.
Q.7. How could Dushyanta remember Shakuntala?
Ans. Dushyanta remembered Shakuntala by the ring that he gave to Shakuntala.
Q.8. Why according to the general Bhadrasen is chase regarded to be a cursed activity?
Ans. Though the general never mention the reason directly it seems that a chase is regarded to be a waste of time. In a chase time, money and men power is wasted. The king has to go away from his capital and leave his palace and his kingly duties.
Q.9. Why according to the general is the chase not a cursed activity?
Ans. The general says that since a chase involves a lot of physical activities, the people engaged in a chase will become healthy.
Q.10. What according to Madhavya should be the percentage of king’s share from the hermitage?
Ans. According to Madhavya a king should take one-sixth of their produce from the hermitage.
Q.11. What idea did Madhavya give king to visit the hermitage?
Ans. Madhavya said that since he is the king he should go to the hermitage to take his due from them.
Q.12. what message did Karvaka bring?
Ans. Karvaka brought a message from the royal mother asking Dushyanta to be present on her fast breaking ceremony after four days.
Q.13. What instances of interest did Dushyanta find in Shakuntala’s behaviours?
Ans. According to Dusyanta Shakuntala could be interested in him by the way she smiles at him, and finally the way she pretended to disentangle thorns from her dress.
Q.14. Why does Dushyanta said that god’s statements are false? What are the statements?
Ans. According to Dushyanata the god’s statements are the flowers are his arrows and the moon beams are cold. According to Dushyanata god’s statements are false because neither can flowers be his arrows nor can moon beams be cold when a person is in love.
Q.15. Where according to Dushyanta could Shakuntala be at noon?
Ans. According to Dushyanta Shakunatala could be on the banks of Malini with her friends.
Q.16. What was the condition which Dushyanta said he would Shakuntala’s bracelet?
Ans. According to Dushyanata he will return Shakunatala’s bracelet if Shakuntala allows him to put the bracelet on her arm by the king himself.
Q.17. What way did the high priest seek out regarding proving Shakuntala’s claim?
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ABHIJYANAMSHAKUNTALAM MARKS 2