English full notes of class 11 chapter 4
Study Questions (The Blanket)
Question 1 Answer: When the story begins, Peter and Granddad talked about red and black double blanket that Peter’s father had brought for Granddad on his going away.
Question 2 Answer: Peter’s father was giving the red and black double blanket to Granddad. The blanket was called a going away gift because Granddad was leaving the house for ever and was being shifted to a government run oldage home.
Question 3 Answer: Peter’s Dad was sending Granddad away because he was very old and Peter’s father was going to marry a young girl. Granddad was being sent away in order to make room in the house for the bride. He was proposed to be sent to an Oldage Home.
Question 4 Answer: He got angry with the girl he was going to marry because she objected on giving such a double and expensive blanket as a gift to his fatheron his father on his going-away.
Question 5 Answer: He asked his father to cut the blanket in two because one half would be given to Granddad and the other half would be kept for his father when he grew old and was to be sent to a government run oldage home.
Question 6 Answer: All three was crying at the end of story because eleven year old peter ended the story in a very meaningful manner by teaching a lesson to his father. He told his father that he should expect the same treatment in his oldage as he was going to do to his own father.
Question 7 Answer: Granddad likes playing harmonica. He does not try to blame hsi son for his ‘going away’ to an oldage home. He tells his grand son that it was his idea. He says that Peter’s father will marry the girl and they will have babies. He does not want to be around listening to them cry all hours of the night. He displays a friendly attitude throughtout the entire situation.
Question 8 Answer: Peter’s father is a selfish perosn. He has no regard and no respect for hsi father. He wants to have full control over the house. He is not a good hearted person. He should have kept hsi old father at home and taken care of him.
English full notes of class 11 chapter 4 Study Questions (The Blanket) End.
Study Questions (The Way it Was and Is)
Question 1 Answer: No Bill Cosby did not react honestly. His mission was to sneak past that living room before he was caught for a music appreciation lesson on the old music that he could not stand.
Question 2 Answer: When Cosby was young, some of the musicians he liked were Sonny Rollins, John Coltrane, Dizzy Gillespie, Miles Davis, Thelonious Monk, Bud Powell and Philly Joe Jones.
Question 3 Answer: Bill Cosby said that he was”falling into the great American trap” by buying a stereo for his daughter. By it Bill Cosby means that the day he went into the electronics store to see equipment, those two Box 95s and Twenty Triple Hitter treble, woofer speakers, and double headed action. He even failed to notice the gleam in his daughter’s eye. He failed to realize that he was “falling into the great American trap” by buying a stereo, or his daughter.
Question 4 Answer: Cosby pretended to like his daughters music because he was trying to reach out to her generation, to understand that there might be more to music than just melody, harmony, and rhythm.
English full notes of class 11 chapter 4 Study Questions (The Way it Was and Is) End.