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Chapter No 12
The
Blanket
Q. No 01.How significant is the title of the story 'Theblanket'?
Answer:
This story reveals the hypocrisy and cruelty of modem man in relat ionships. The title 'The
blanket
'
is significant because blanket is a
superficial element of warmth. The writer has
symbolized the word blanket as a commodity which is the alternate of real
warmth of
relationship. Instead of giving real comfort of relationship, a son gives a piece of blanket to his
father to rationalize his act of cruelty
and selfishness.
Q. No.02.Analyse the conflict in the story. How is it resolved ?
Answer:
Peter 's granddad is g oing to the old age home, a public shelter made for the old people. Apparen tly, he is happ y that his son has g
iven him af ine blanket but, in his heart, he is sad and
Peter knows it. The tension between Peter 's dad and grandda d is the ma;jor con:fi ict of
this
story. This conflict is resolved when Peter cuts the blanket into two pieces to realize hisf ather the universal theme of titfor tat.
Q. No 03.Analyse the tone of the story.Is itj oyous or sorrowful?
Answer:
The tone of this story is sorrowful because the topic, story line and subject matter is very serious
and emotional. It describes the cruelty and
selfishness of a son towards his father. The writer
has dramatized the story in a very sorrowful tone.
Q. No.04. What attitude does Peter show about his dad and granddad?
Answer:
Peter is a very sensible, kind-hearted and caring child. He shows a great level of compassion
and love for his grandfather. He is sad to know
that his father is sending his granddad away out
of selfishness and cruelty. He disapproves his father's decision and do not want that his grandad
should leave the house and live with strangers in a very strange home. He is angry on his father when he knows that his father is sending his old
father to old age home just to live alone with
his new w ife.
Q. No.05.How is the theme of the story the theme of our disintegration of society as well?
Answer:
The story is about the cruelty and injustice of a modern man. The theme of this story is
disloyalty, disrespect, and injustice towards
old parents. This is quite related to the theme of
disintegration because sending the parents away is a kind of disintegration of family structure
which is prevailing rapidly in western countries.
Q.No. 06.Describe your relationship with diff erentfam ily members. Who your relationship
is the most cordial with and who stay aloof f rom and
why? Explain.
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Answer:
I have good and healthy relat ions with all my family members. We live together in harmony and peace. My parents take care of our needs and I
respect them a lot. I have a very strong and
cordial relation with my mother. Although there is nothing hard between us, but I have a little distant
understanding with my eldest brother. Maybe it is because of age difference or element of respect that I have for him.
Q.No.07.If Peter has been exposed to the mass media, social media, and internet, would he
have developed the same intimacy with the grand/ather
as he did in the story? Elaborate.
Answer:
If Peter has been exposed to mass media, social media, and internet, he might not have the
same feelings and intimacy with the grandfather.
Social media has changed our behaviours and
levels of intimacy for the relatives. It has brought us close virtually but, we are losing the
powerful bonding of family relationships.
Q.No.08. Why does Peter's dad get angry with the girl he is going to marry?
Answer:
Peter 's dad gets angry with the girl because she objects and says that Peter's father has bought
an expensive blanket. Peter' father don't like her
response and gets angry with her in a very
light manner.
Q.No.09. What does our religion teach about the old par ents?
Answer:
Our religion teaches us to be very kind, caring and respectful to our parents and old members
of family. Our Prophet Muhammad Peace be
upon him used to pray for the forgiveness of
parents. Islam is the religion of love, compassion and tolerance and it instructs us to be
respectful, tolerant, and caring about the old parents.
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Chapter No 13
Ozymandias
Q. No
01.
What is the theme of thepo em 'Ozymandias' ?
Answer:
This is an ironical poem that explains the shallowness of the world. The major theme behind
"Ozymandias" is that all power is
temporary, no matter how prideful or tyrannical a ruler is.
Ramesses II mentioned with the name of Ozymandias was one of the
ancient world's most
powerful rulers, but he ended as a broken statue amid a desert.
Q. No. 02. Describe in your own words the anatomical conditions of the statue of King
Ozymandias as portrayed by Shelly?
Answer:
As portrayed by Shelly, the statue of Ozymandias is broken. Its size and material are first
described as "vast and trunkless legs of
stone,". It is "half sunk," its face "shattered." The facial
expression is described as one of "cold command," and the traveller interprets this as
accurate when he says that the sculptor "well those passions read." At the pedestal of the statue, a
statement is written that claims him
the king of kings.
Q. No 03.What is the tone of the poem?
Answer:
The tone of the poem is neutral and descript ive. Neither the narrator nor the traveller has any
emotional connection to the pharaoh who died a
few thousand years before the dramatic present of the poem. The end of the poem is quiet and solemn. We feel the emptiness and
can
experience the lonely echoes of the setting like empty and vast desert with a trunkless statue.
Q. No.
04.
Throughout the poem, Shelly uses alliteration. Give some examples and show
what purpo se do they serve?
Answer:
There are several instances of alliterat ion in "Ozymandias" including the phrases "cold
command " and " boundless and bare." Alliterat ion
often makes a poem sound more interesting
and pleasant, and it can also create a soothing rhythm and brings a melodious effect.
Q. No.05.Describe the rhyme scheme of the po em ?
Answer:
The rhyme scheme ABABACDCEDE FEF is uncommon for a sonnet. The octave (first eight
lines of a sonnet) and the sestet (last six-line
stanza of a sonnet) are linked together. Clearly,
the poet has experimented with the form and rhyme scheme of the sonnet.
Q.No.06.Describe the imagery of the poem Ozymandias. What sort of picture does it evoke?
How much the imagery contributes to the tone of the
poem?
Answer:
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Imagery is used to make the reader feel things through five senses. The poet has used images
involving a sense of sights such as two vast and
trunk-less legs, shattered face, wrinkled lip
and desert. These images help readers visualize the status of the broken statue. The imagery used
by poet makes his tone explicit and vivid and helps the reader to understand the poem in
a better way.
Q.No.07. The inscribed lines on pe destal of the statue have ironic overtone. Explain the
imp lied meaning of these words.
Answer:
Irony means to convey a meaning opposite to what is being literally said using an exaggerated
tone. The Ozymandias meaning is full of irony.
In the poem, Shelley contrasts Ozymandias'
boastful words of power in with the image of his ruined statue lying broken and forgotten in
the
sand. He had the following words engraved on his statue "My name is Ozymandias, king
of kings; Look upon my works ye Mighty and
despair!" These words conveyed he was so
powerful that no other king could surpass him, but he ended as a ruined statue lying deserted
in
the sand.
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Chapter No 14
A Long Walk Home
Q. No 01. Write the central idea of 'ALong walk home'?
Answer:
'A long walk home' is a very beautiful story. It expresses the beauty of parental love and care
for their children. The central idea of this lesson
is that we should always speak truth no matter
what the situation is. Our lies can hurt the feelings of another person. Especially we should not lie
to our parents because they are very concerned about our personality development and it
hurts them badly to know if we hide things from
them. This lesson aims to establish a healthy relationship between parents and their children.
Q.No.02.Analy se thepa ttern of organizing paragraphs in the text and tell whatpat tern has
been used?
Answer:
Generally, a paragraph should have a topic sentence, supporting sentences and a conclusive
sentence. A complete narration should have
introductory, supporting and concluding
paragraphs. The writer has used the narrative pattern and told the story in a very brief but
organized style starting with a proper introduction and ending with a satisfactory and just ified
end.
Q. No 03.What was the most distressing and pai nf ul experience f or Jason?
Answer:
When Jason lied to his father and his lie was exposed, instead of traveling in car, his father
started walking for 18 miles on his bare feet.
Jason's father was hurt and instead of scolding
Jason for his mistakes, he was punishing himself by walking on feet. It was the most distressing
and painful experience for Jason.
Q. No. 04. What po int of view has been chosen by the writer? Does it suit the writer's
purpose? Demonstrate it with referenee to the text of the lesson.
Answer:
The writer has used personal point of view to narrate his story. He has started his story with his
introduction. There are only two characters
in the story, writer, and his father. The story is
narrated in frrst person point of view and is, therefore, a personal narrative.
Q. No. 05. Why did Jason' s fat her refuse to sit in car and decide to walk the eighteen
kilometres? Was his decisionju stified ?
Answer:
Jason's father refused to sit
in
car and decided to walk the 18 kilometres to punish himself When Jason lied to him, his father got hurt
and said that 'I have failed as a father if after all
these years you feel that you have to lie to me. I have failed because I have brought a son
who can not even tell the truth to his own father. His decision was justi fied because it taught his son
a lesson that he never forgot and never lied
to him again.

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Chapter No 12 The Blanket Q.No 01.How sign ificant is the title of the story 'The blanket' ? Answer: This story reveals the hypocrisy and cruelty of modem man in relat ionships. The title 'The blanket ' is significant because blanket is a superficial element of warmth. The writer has symbolized the word blanket as a commodity which is the alternate of real warmth of relationship. Instead of giving real comfort of relationship, a son gives a piece of blanket to his father to rationalize his act of cruelt y and selfishness. Q.No.02.Analyse the conflict in the story. How is it resolved ? Answer: Peter 's grandd ad is g oing to the old age home, a public shelter mad e for the old people. Apparen tly, he is happ y that his son has g iven him a f ine blanket but, in his heart, he is sad and Peter knows it. The tension between Peter 's dad and grandda d is the ma;jor con:fi ict of this story. This conflict is resol ved when Peter cuts the blanket into two pieces to realize hisf ather the universal theme of tit for tat. Q.No 03.Analyse the tone of the story.Is itj oyous or sorrowf ul? Answer: The tone of this story is sorrowful because the topic, story line and su bject matter is very serious and emotional. It describes the cruelty and selfishness of a son toward s his father. The writer has dramatized the story in a very sorrowful tone. Q.No.04.What attitude does Peter show about his dad and granddad? Answer: Peter is a very sensible, kind-hearted and caring child. He shows a great level of compassion and love for his grandfather. He is sad to know that his father is sending his granddad away out of selfishness and cruelty. He disapproves his father 's decision and do not want that his grandad should leave the house and live with strangers in a very strange home. He is angry on his father when he knows that his father is sending his old father to old age home just to live alone with his new wife. Q.No.05.How is the theme of the story the theme of our disintegration of society as well? Answer: The story is about the cruelty and inju st ice of a modern man. The theme of this story is disloyalty, disrespect, and inju stice tow ards old parent s. This is quite related to the theme of disintegration becau se sending the parent s aw ay is a kind of disintegration of family structure which is prev ailing rapidly in western countries. Q.No. 06.Describe your relationship with diff erent fam ily members. Whoyour relationship is the most cordial with and who stay aloof f rom and why? Explain. Answer: I have good and healthy relations with all my family members. We live together in harmony and peace. My parents take care of our needs and I respect them a lot. I have a very strong and cordial relation with my mother. Although there is nothing hard between us, bu t I have a little distant u nderstanding with my eldest brother. Maybe it is because of age difference or element of respect that I have for him. Q.No.07.If Peter has been exposed to the mass media, social media, and internet, would he have d eveloped the same intimacy with the grand/ather as he did in the story? Elaborate. Answer: If Peter has been exposed to mass media, social media, and internet, he might not have the same feelings and intimacy with the grandfather. Social media has changed our behaviours and levels of int imacy for the relatives. It has brought us close virtually but, we are losing the powerful bonding of family relationships. Q.No.08. Why does Peter's dad get angry with the girl he is going to marry ? Answer: Peter 's dad gets angry with the girl because she objects and says that Peter's father has bought an expensive blanket. Peter ' father don't like her response and gets angry with her in a very light manner. Q.No.09.What does our religion teach about the old par ents? Answer: Our religion teaches us to be very kind, caring and respectful to our parents and old members of family. Our Prophet Muhammad Peace be upon him used to pray for the forgiveness of parents. Islam is the religion of love, compassion and tolerance and it instructs us to be respectful, tolerant, and caring about the old parents. ChapterNo13 Ozymandias Q.No 01. What is the theme of the po em 'Ozy mandias'? Answer: This is an ironical poem that explains the shallow ness of the world. The major theme behind "Ozymandias" is that all power is temporary, no matter how prideful or tyrannical a ruler is. Ramesses II mentioned with the name of Ozymandias was one of the ancie nt world's most powerful rulers, but he ended as a broken statue amid a desert. Q. No. 02.Describe in your own words the anatomical conditions of the statue of King Ozymandias as po rtrayed by Shelly? Answer: As portrayed by Shelly, the statue of Ozymandias is broken. Its size and material are first described as "vast and trunkless legs of stone,". It is "half sunk," its face "shattered." The facial expression is described as one of "cold command," and the traveller interprets this as accurate when he says that the sculptor "well those passions read." At the pedestal of the statue, a statement is written that claims him the king of kings. Q.No 03.What is the tone of the poem? Answer: The tone of the poem is neutral and descript ive. Neither the narrator nor the traveller has any emotional connection to the pharaoh who died a few thou sand years before the dramatic present of the poem. The end of the poem is qu iet and solemn. We feel the emptiness and can experience the lonely echoes of the setting like empty and vast desert with a trunkless statue. Q. No.04. Throughout the poem, S helly uses alliteration. Give some examples and show what purpo se do they serve? Answer: There are several instances of alliterat ion in "Ozymandias" including the phrases "cold command " and " boundless and bare." Alliterat ion often makes a poem sound more interesting and pleasant, and it can also create a soothing rhythm and brings a melodiou s effect. Q.No.05.Describe the rhyme scheme of thepo em ? Answer: The rhyme scheme ABABACDCEDE FEF is uncommon for a sonnet. The octave (first eight lines of a sonnet) and the sestet (last six-line stanza of a sonnet) are linked together. Clearly , the poet has experimented with the form and rhyme scheme of the sonnet. Q.No.06.Describe the imagery of the poem Ozymandias. What sort of pi cture does it evoke? How much the imagery contributes to the tone of the poem? Answer: Imagery is used to make the reader feel things through five senses. The poet has used images involving a sense of sights such as two vast and trunk-less legs, shattered face, wrinkled lip and desert. These images help readers visualize the status of the broken statue. The imagery used by poet makes his tone explicit and vivid and helps the reader to u nderstand the poem in a better way. Q.No.07. The inscribed lines on pe d estal of the statue have ironic overtone. Explain the imp lied meaning of these words. Answer: Irony means to convey a meaning opposite to what is being literally said using an exaggerated tone. The Ozymandias meaning is full of irony. In the poem, Shelley contrasts Ozymandias' boastfu l words of power in with the image of his ruined statue lying bro ken and forgotten in the sand. He had the following words engraved on his statue "My name is Ozymandias, king of kings; Look upon my works ye Might y and despair!" These words conveyed he was so powerful that no other king could surpass him, but he ended as a ruined statue lying deserted in the sand. Chapter No 14 A Long Walk Home Q.No 01. Write the central idea of 'A Long walk home' ? Answer: 'A long walk home' is a very beaut iful story. It expresses the beauty of parental love and care for their children. The central idea of this lesson is that we should always speak truth no matter what the situation is. Our lies can hurt the feelings of another person. Especially we should not lie to our parents because they are very concerned about our personality development and it hurts them badly to know if we hide things from them. This lesson aims to establish a healthy relationship between parents and their children. Q.No .02.An alysethe patternof organizi ngpar agraphsinthetextand tellwhat pat ternhas been used? Answer: Generally, a paragraph should have a topic sentence, su pporting sentences and a conclusive sentence. A complete narration should have introductory, supporting and concluding paragraphs. The writer has used the narrative pat tern and told the story in a very brief but organized style starting with a proper introduction and ending with a satisfactory and just ified end. Q.No 03.What was the most distressing and pai nf ul experience f or Jason? Answer: When Jason lied to his father and his lie was exposed, instead of traveling in car, his father started walking for 18 miles on his bare feet. Jason 's father was hurt and instead of scolding Jason for his mistakes, he was pu nishing himself by walking on feet. It was the most distressing and painful experience for Jason. Q. No. 04. What point of view has been chosen by the writer? Does it suit the writer's purpose? Demons trate it with ref erenee to the text of the lesson. Answer: The writer has used personal point of view to narrate his story. He has started his story with his introduction. There are only two characters in the story, writer, and his father. The story is narrated in frrst person point of view and is, therefore, a personal narrative. Q. No. 05. Why did Jason's fat her refuse to sit in car and decide to walk the eighteen kilometres? Was his d ecision ju stified ? Answer: Jason 's father refused to sit in car and decided to walk the 18 kilometres to punish himself When Jason lied to him, his father got hurt and said that 'I have failed as a father if after all these years you feel that you have to lie to me. I have failed because I have brought a son who can not even tell the truth to his own father. His decision was justi fied because it taught his son a lesson that he never forgot and never lied to him again. Q.No.06. Why was Ja son 'sfat her so angry with himself rather than his son? Answer: When Jason lied to him, his father got hurt and said that 'I have failed as a father if after all these years you feel that you have to lie to me. I have failed because I have brought a son who cannot even tell the truth to his own father. Instead of scolding or punishing his son, Jason 's father decided to walk back to home to contempla te where he had gone wrong in all those years. Q.No.07.How do you f eel about this pe rsonal narrative? Answer: This personal narrative is very appealing, heart touching and composed artistically. The writer has filled the sentences with emotions and regret. The style of narration is very easy, to the point, dramatic and emotional. It leaves a deep impact on the reader. Q.No.08.Ana lys eJason's relationship with his father. WasJason agood son? Answer: Jason was a good son and he had very healthy and respectful relation with his father. He was a hu mble and obedient son but out of his age factor, he made a mistake and learnt a valuable lesson that he should never lie to his father. Q.No.09.E valuate the character and pe rsonality of Ja son 'sf ather. Comp are and contrast it with you dad 'spersonality. Answer: Jason 's father was a very visionary, humble, and caring father. He was one of those fathers who always teach their children with love and sober manners. When his son lied to him, instead of bullying and insult ing him, he realized his son his mistake by pu nishing himself. My father is a very nice and cool person. When I make any mistake or commit a wrong act, my father advises me politely wit hout getting angry or being harsh . I think all parents should interact with their children with a high level of morality and decency. Name: Description: ...
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