Short Essay Questions Key
1. Describe how Gibreel and Chamcha fall from the wreckage of flight AI-420.
Gibreel is flapping about in the air and singing nonsense songs while Chamcha is plummeting headlong in a straight line. Finally Chamcha gets hold of Gibreel and orders him to flap his arms.
2. Explain what Gibreel sees on the way down to earth that Chamcha does not see.
Gibreel sees his jilted lover, Rekha, on a flying carpet but Chamcha sees nothing or hears nothing as she begins to lecture Gibreel.
3. What had happened to Rekha?
Learning the Gibreel had disappeared and was not planning to return, Rekha threw her children off the top of Everest Vila and then jumped to her death.
4. Describe the physical transformation of Chamcha after he comes back to earth.
He is growing lumps on his temples and later, his lower torso turns into that of a goat resembling the ancient Greek satyrs.
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