English Class 12 Panorama
Chapter: Dead Men’s Path
Q.1 Describe the report prepared by the white supervisor.
Ans. The white supervisor wrote a little on the state of the school campus but more seriously about the conflict between the school and the village, arising in part from the misguided zeal of the new headmaster.
Q.2 What were the two aims set by Obi for the betterment of the school?
Ans. Obi set the two aims for the betterment of the school –
- A high standard of teaching in the school.
- Changing the school compound into a place of beauty.
Q.3 Why was the path very important for the villagers?
Ans. The path was very important for the villagers because their dead relatives departed by the path and their ancestors visited them by it. Most important that it was the path of children coming into be born.
Chapter: Going Places
Q.1 Why was Sophie’s dream about her future?
Ans. Sophie wanted to own a boutique in the city. She wanted to become a manager, an actress and a boutique owner. It was Sophie’s dream about her future.
Q.2 Why was Sophie jealous of Geoff’s silence?
Ans. Geoff was Sophie’s brother. He spoke very little. Sophie was jealous of Geoff’s silence because when he wasn’t speaking, it was as if he were away somewhere out there in the world in those places she had never been.
Q.3 How did Sophie include her brother Geoff in her fantasy of the future?
Ans. Sophie lived in fantasy. She trusted her brother Geoff. She wished that he might take her with him to show her unknown and unseen places and people. In this way she included her brother in fantasy of her future.
Chapter: The Rattrap
Q.1 What made the peddler think that he had indeed fallen into a rattrap?
Ans. The peddler was wandering in the forest was unable to find a way out. He recalled his thoughts of the world being a rattrap. He thought that a bait of thirty kronor had tempted him like a rat. He felt he had been caught in the trap.
Q.2 Why was Edla happy to see the gift left by the peddler?
Ans. The peddler left for Edla a rattrap and the money he had stolen. He had requested her to return the money to its owner. Edla was happy to see the gift at the thought that the peddler had repented over his misdeed.
Q.3 From where did the peddler get the idea of the world being a rattrap?
Ans. The peddler used to sell rattraps. He got the idea of the world being a rattrap from the rattraps the he sold. He connected worldly attractions to bait such as cheese and pork that we put to trap rats.