Pact with The Sun - Worksheets

 CBSE Worksheet 01

Pact with The Sun

  1. What happened when Saeeda's mother was treated by variety of doctors?

  2. What request did Saeeda make to the departing rays of the Sun?

  3. Why didn’t Saeeda’s mother's conditions improve? (Pact with The Sun)

  4. What did doctor prescribe to Saeeda's mother?

  5. Why did Saeeda’s mother consult a doctor? How did she manage to arrange the doctor’s fees and afford costly medicines? (Pact with The Sun)

  6. What did Saeeda tell the sunrays to do? Write your answer in the context of Pact with The Sun.

  7. What did the specialist prescribe in addition to medicine? Write your answer in the context of Pact with The Sun.

  8. How did Saeeda's mother and the others react to the specialist's advice?

CBSE Worksheet 01
Pact with The Sun


  1. When she was treated by variety of doctors, she showed signs of improvement but soon relapsed into her old, sick self.
  2. Saeeda requested the departing rays of the sun to come the next day with enough warmth and brightness.
  3. Saeeda’s mother's conditions did not improve because she was forbidden normal food and was confined to a small and dark room.
  4. Doctor prescribed effective but costly medicine to Saeeda's mother.
  5. Saeeda’s mother became critical and people around her house advise her to consult a doctor even though his fee was likely to be high. Saeeda’s mother was poor and could not afford the doctor’s fees and costly medicines. Therefore, she sold some of her ornaments to pay the doctor’s fees and buy costly medicines. The doctor told her to leave the dark room and get into a bigger room with open doors and windows. The doctor told her to sit under sunshine for an hour daily and breathe in the fresh air.
  6. Saeeda addressed the last departing ray of the sun, in her special language, requesting to come the next day with lots of warmth and brightness as her mother was ill and needed help to get well soon.
  7. The specialist prescribed a normal diet consisting of anything she wished to eat like chapati, vegetables, milk, fruits, etc. In addition, he advised her to leave the dark room and occupy a bigger room with doors and windows open, to sit in the sun every morning for one hour to get fresh air. He believed that sunshine and fresh air are more important than medicine.
  8. Saeeda's mother had been ill since very long and though she was being treated upon by many physicians, there was no respite from the illness. So this time when she was advised by the doctor for different kind of treatment she heeded to the doctor's advice. Others were sharply divided in their opinion. Some favored while the others opposed it. The old people thought that exposure to the sun and air was dangerous to those who were sick. The young disagreed with them. They said that the specialist was right.