2nd Year NotesEnglish class 12th

Lesson No. 4 End of Term

Lesson No. 4 End of Term (Question Answers, & MCQs)

Solution of Exercise

Q1: What was the Daiches’ attitude towards the week-end as a school boy? Why did he long for it?

Ans: David Daiches always liked weekend. He had always been very enthusiastic about weekend. Friday might was the happiest night him with two solid holidays to come. On Friday afternoon he walked home like an escaped prisoner.

Q2: What was his general view of school life?
: As a whole David Daiches was a good student. He often enjoyed his class work. But the regular burden of school work, a lot of home work, the tough competition among the class students, and the thought that he is not relaxed, pressed him heavily and made him bored.

Q3: He liked holidays for their freedom freedom from what?

Ans: David Daiches liked holidays because during holidays he enjoyed freedom from the heavy school work. He thought the daily school work as a heavy burden. He always wished to be free and relaxed the long summer holidays gave him this freedom and relaxation.

Q4: How did he spend his summer holidays?

Ans: I would walk home across the Meadows in the July sunshine, wearing my summer school clothes of grey cricket shirt, grey shorts and red Weston’s blazer, and savor my happiness with conscious relish. I could hardly believe that Three strenuous school terms had indeed roll away and the longed for, dreamed of almost (it seemed at times) mythical summer holidays were at hand, un spoilt as yet, lying intact and promising just a head. It all seemed too good to be true.

Q5: Wishes don’t come true in this life, writes Daiches. What are the things he longed for hut could not have?

: “Wishes do not come true”, fits David Daiches. In his childhood he wished for a tricycle and could not get it because his parents could not afford it. Later his wish for tricycle transformed in to bicycle which he got with a prize at age of twenty-one. He won the prize at Edinburgh University. He often .stood outside the sweetshop with empty pocket or hung on the outskirts of a crowded around an ice-cream barrow, with a hope that the ice-cream man would be inspired to offer him a “Cornet” or “Slider”. But these things never happened.

Q6: What did he do with his pocket money?

Ans: David Daiches, his brother Lionel and Sister Sylvia had nothing to spend in their childhood. The small amount of pocket money which they received was to be put into a money box and saved.

Additional Questions Answers

Q1: What was the most irritating thing for David in the morning?
: Waking up in the morning with knowledge that one simply had to get out of bed, that there was no possibility of turning over for an extra doze, and seeing the hours of the school stretching ahead, was a dismal experience for David.
Q2: How did the writer wait in the morning for his maid?

Ans: The writer used to sleep in the attic (upper) floor. He used to wait for the ominous tread of his maid on the uncarpeted stairs. The maid would climb each morning with grim steps to the attic floor where David uses to sleep.
Multiple Choice Questions

  1. The daily grind of school pressed heavily upon him. The underlined word
  2. A. Work
  3. B. Happiness
  4. C. Stress
  5. D. Fun
  6. The writer used to sleep an optic floor.
  7. A. Lower
  8. B. Upper
  9. C. Narrow
  10. D. Open
  11. The word felicity means.
    A. Joy

    B. Pain
    C. Slavery
    D. None of these
  12. Choose the correct spelling.
    A. Louxuriously
    B. Lexuriously
    B. C. Luxuriously
    D. Luxeriously
  13. The boy was writing a letter. The underlined word is a/an
  14. A. Adverb
  15. B. Gerund (verbal noun)
  16. C. Verb (present participle)
  17. D. Adjective
  18. His writing is legible. The underlined word is a/an
  19. A. Noun
  20. B. Gerund
  21. C. Adjective
  22. D. Adver
  23. I saw a boy running. The underlined word is a/an
  24. A. Verb
  25. B. Noun
  26. C. Gerund
  27. D. Participle

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