Q(01) Briefly describe the author’s journey from Urumqi to Heaven Lake . What does Heaven Lake look like ?
Ans: Author went to Heaven Lake from Urumqi by a public bus . Soon, they were in open country side , with fields of sunflower as far as the eye could see. Where there was no water , the land reverted to desert .In the distance , the tall range of Mount Bogda was his destination .As the bus climbed, the sky brilli ant before had grown overcast and rain began to fall . The bus window leaked inhospitably but revealed a beautiful view. The ground is then green with grass, the slope dark with pine . A few cattle were drinking at a clear stream. The stream changes into a white torrent as they climb higher. Heaven lake is a long , fish -shaped and fed by snow melt from a stream at its head.
Q(02) How did Mr Cap react when the author expressed his desire to go for a swim in the in the lake ?
Ans: When author asked Mr. Cao whether the lake was good for swimming in or not, he questioned him in return if author was not thinking of swimming . When authord asked him about the nature of the water in the Heaven Lake , he did not answered him immediately , turning instead to examine some receipts with exaggerated interest.
Q(03) How did John and the author spend a day at the smallice blue pool?
Ans: The day John was leaving ,they went down to the small ice-blue pool with a picnic lunch provided by Mr. Cao. It drizzled and was brilliantly sunny turns.They made a fire in the lee of a rock, swim , sun themselves or shiver before the fire as the weather alternate.They ate drank and were merry.
Q(04) After John left , how did the author spend the ‘extra day or two’at Heaven Lake?
Ans: Author spent the days roaming around by the head of the lake, watching herdsmen crossed the stream delta with cattle and horses walking towards the snowline or reading confucuis Analects. He lay on the rock and read very slowly , pausing of orange. He walked back along the shore by boulders and junniper bushes.
Q(05) Describe, in brief , the author’s experience of buying a cap at Urumqi.
Ans: Author led to a shop with all kinds of shop displayed by it’s doorway. The The interior of the shop was dengy . Inside the shop , there was an old be apectacles , bearded man and the boy of about twelve .Author selected a cap which costs three yuan. When the old man and the boy that the author was from Hindustan , they not only reduced the price of the cap but also restricted it firmly , as the author would be travelling a long way .Many children gathered at the door of the shop to gaze the man from India.