The Heritage of Words | Short Question Collection (2057 – 2066)

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Important Short Question Collection
Year: 2057 – 2066

The Heritage of Words
For: English Students Class 12

Grandmother – Ray Young Bear

  1. What are the four things that Ray Young bear remembers about his grandmother?
  2. What is the main idea of the poem ‘grandmother’ by Ray Young Bear?
  3. What impression of grandmother does the speaker give in the poem ‘grandmother’?

About Love – Anton Chekhov

  1. What kind of love is experiences are suggested by alyohins in ‘About love’
  2. How did Alyohin define love? [2064,65]

The Lamentation of the Old Pensioner – W.B. Yeast

  1. Why does the old man want to spit into the face of time? [2058]
  2. Mention the three the old man laments about. Why is he sad about them? [2059]
  3. How and why does the old pensioner lament? [2061]
  4. What is the speaker lamenting on? [2062]
  5. Why does the poet show his anger against time? [2065]
  6. Explain the title of the poem ‘the lamentation of the old prisoners. [2066]

Two Long Term Problems : Too Many People, Too Few Trees – Moti Nissani

  1. 1) How can we save our forests? [2062]

Full Fathom Five Thy Father Lies – William Shakespeare

  1. How is Karnali linked economically with the low land region to the south? [2057]
  2. What did the two writers learn about the life and culture of the people of the Karnali region during their journey on foot? [2059]
  3. How Karnali zone is economically linked with the low lands of southern Nepal? [2061, 63]
  4. Give a short account of the life of the people of Karnali as you find in “hurried trip to avoid a bad star” [2066]

Traveling Through the Dark – William Stafford

  1. What is the central idea of the poem ‘travelling through the dark’? [2057]
  2. Show the action develops stanza by stanza in the poem ‘travelling through the dark’ [2060]
  3. Do you agree with what the narrators did? Why? [2063]

A Story – Dylan Thomas

  1. What is the reason for which Will sentry always followed Mr. Franklyn? [2058
  2. How does the boy, the narrator, look at his uncle and his aunt? [2059]
  3. Describe the relation between Thomas and his wife? [2060, 62, 63]
  4. The plan was to go to Porthcawl for the outing. Did they ever reach there? Why? [2064]
  5. Give a description of the outing as Thomas would describe it? [2066]

The Last Voyage of The Ghost Ship – Garcia Marquez

  1. What does the refrain of the boy “Now they’re going to see who I am “meant?
  2. Why did the boy have to prove who he was?

God’s Grandeur – Martin Manley Hopkins

  1. Give reason why men are unaware of the greatness of god? [2058]
  2. What is the central idea of the poem ‘God’s grandeur? [2059, 61, 62]

I Have a Dream : Martin Luther King Jr.

  1. What is Martin Luther King complaining about? [2063]
  2. What is the real dream of Martin Luther King about the future of America? [2065]
  3. To what extent does King’s personal authority lend power to the words? [2066]

Women’s Business – Ilene Kantrov

  1. Why did Lydia Pinkham first begin to sell her products? [2058]
  2. How did the women start and flourish their business in America? [2061]
  3. What is the main idea of the essay? [2064]

The Children Who Wait – Marsha Traugot

  1. Whom does Marsha Traugot refer to as the children who wait? [2057]
  2. Why was it difficult for the handicapped and the black children to find a foster family? [2060]
  3. According to Traugot, what changes are transforming American adoption scene? What factors are responsible for the changes? [2061]
  4. What kinds of parents were considered suitable for adopting children? What kind of children were considered unadoptable? [2062]
  5. How do the adoption agencies find the potential parents? [2064]
  6. What happened to the handicapped children in the past? [2065]

A Child is Born – William Butler Yeast

  1. What kind of treatment does a woman in Bangladesh receive during her pregnancy and after the childhood? [2063]
  2. What differences does the writer show between a traditional society and a modern society in matters or child bearing? [2066]

The Tell-Tale Heart – Edger Allan Poe

  1. What made the narrator confess his crime? [2062,65]
  2. Describe the scene when the narrator killed the old man? [2064]
  3. Would you call the narrator of ‘The Tell-Tale heart’ mad? Give rasons for your answer. [2066]

Purgatory – William Butler Yeasts

  1. Why did the Old Man kill his own son? [2058]

Hansel and Gretel – Jacob and Wilhelm Grimm

  1. What do the bird and the expanse of water symbolize in the fairy tale Hansel and Gretel’? [2057]
  2. How did the witch receive the two children in their first night at the witch’s house? [2059]
  3. How did Hansel and Gretel free themselves from the witch? [2060]

The Gingerbread House
No short answer questions have been asked from this lesson.

Gretel – Garrison Keillor

  1. Why does Gretel blame her father and brother? [2058]
  2. Do you think Gretel represents modern feminist woman ? Give your opinion briefly. [2061]

The Little Brother and The Little Sister
No short answer questions have been asked from this lesson.

The Boarding House – James Joyce

  1. How do you think Mrs. Mooney settled with Mr. Moran about Polly? Did Mr. Moran marry Polly or pay out compensation? [2059]
  2. Write an interpretation of the story ‘The Boarding House’. [2060]

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