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Class 10 Footprints Without Feet Chapter 4 A Question of Trust
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A Question of Trust
Chapter – 4
ADDITIONAL QUESTIONS ANSWER
Very Short Type Questions answer
Q.1. Who was Horace Danby?
Ans. Horace Danby was a fifty year old man who used to collect rare and expensive books by robbing once in a year.
Q.2. How many times did Horace Danby make a theft in a year?
Ans. Horace Danby makes a theft once in a year.
Q.3. What did the young lady threaten to do?
Ans. She threatened to inform the police.
4. What does Horace Danby like to collect?
Ans. Horace Danby is a voracious reader. He loves to collect rare and expensive books.
5. Why does he steal every year?
Ans. He steals every year to be able to make his both ends meet and to be able to purchase expensive books.
6. Who is speaking to Horace Danby?
Ans. The smart woman in red dress is speaking to Horace Danby.
7. Who is the real culprit in the story?
Ans. The woman in the red is the real culprit in the story as she succeeds in befooling Horace Danby.
8. Read the following extracts carefully ans answer the questions that follow:
The voice went on, “you can cure it with a special treatment, you know, if you find out just what plant gives you the disease. I think you’d better see a doctor, if you’re serious about your work.”
(a) Whose voice is referred to in the above extract?
Ans. The voice referred to in the above extract is of the young lady who pretended to be a member of the household.
(b) What disease was the voice referring to?
Ans. The disease the voice was referring to was hay fever, with which Horace Danby was afflicted.
(c) Find a word from the passage that means the same as ‘ailment’.
Ans. The word is ‘disease’, that means the same as ‘ailment’
(d) What part Of speech is the word ‘it’ in the extract?
Ans. ‘It’ is a pronoun.
Q.9. “So he robbed a safe every year. Each year he planned carefully just what he would do, stole enough to last for twelve months, and secretly bought the books he loved through an agent.”
(a) Who is ‘he’ in the above extract?
Ans. ‘He’ in the above extract is Horace Danby.
(b) Why did ‘he’ rob only one safe every year?
Ans. He robbed only one safe every year because he robbed just enough to satisfy his hobby of buying and collecting rare and expensive books. Otherwise, he was just an honest lock-maker.
(c) Find the word from the extract that means the opposite of ‘openly’.
Ans. The word is ‘secretly’, that means the opposite of ‘openly’.
(d) What is the present tense of ‘stole’?
Ans. It’s present tense is ‘steal’.
10. What was people’s opinion about Horace Danby?
Ans. According to the people Horace Danby was a good, honest citizen.
FOOTPRINTS WITHOUT FEET
TEXTUAL QUESTIONS AND ANSWERS
1.What does Horace Danby like to collect?
Ans: Horace Danby liked to collect rare and expensive books.
2.Why does he steal every year?
Ans: He steals every year so that he can spend the whole year happily.
3.Who is speaking to Horace Danby?
Ans: A young, quite pretty lady dressed in red is speaking to Horace Danby. He took her for the wife of the house owner. But she was not so but a thief.
4.Who is the real culprit in the story?
Ans: The lady thief is the real culprit in the story.
Think about it
- Did you begin to suspect, before the end of the story, that the lady was not the person Horace Danby took her to be? If so,at what point did you realise this, and how?
Ans: In the beginning the lady was beyond suspect. But when she behaved strangely and said she liked the wrong kind of people she came under suspension. The suspect became clear when she asked Horace to do something for her. A real owner never behaves like her.
2. what are the subtle ways in which the lady manages to deceive Horace Danby into thinking she is the lady of the house? Why doesn’t Horace suspect that something is wrong?
Ans: The lady was well-dressed and spoke to Horace firmiy. This was enough to fight Horace. And in fear he lost his conscience and failed to suspect that something might be wrong with her. Horace took her to be the lady of the house and was decided easily.
3. “Horace Danby” was good and respectable – but not completely honest “. Why do you think this description is apt for Horace? Why can’t he be categorised as a typical thief?
Ans: The description is apt for Horace donny because he enjoys a reputation of being a good and respectable citizen. But he was really not honest. He was a thief but can’t be categorised as a typical thief because he stole once in a year and concealed his stealing under the cover of his profession of making locks.
4. Horace Danby was a meticulous planner but still he faltered. Where did he go wrong and why?
Ans: Horace Danby was a meticulous planner as he planned well how he could manage his whole year. He stole carefully and measuring his needs. But he faltered. He failed to understand the trick of the lady thief. He was afraid of prison even after he was caught red-handed. The fear in him made him go wrong.
Talk about it
- Do you think Horace Danby was unfairly punished, or that he deserved what he got?
Ans: Though it seems that Horace Danby was unfairly punished in that stealing case, he deserved what he got. He was a thief who broke the safe and took out the jewellery. He might not have the material benefit out of the incident but he was the criminal. And in the eye of law he was a thief. So he deserved the punishment imposed upon him.
2. Do intentions justify actions? Would you like Horace Danby, do something wrong if you thought your ends justified the means? Do you think that there are situations in which it is excusable to act less then honestly?
Ans: Really, intentions can as well as should never justify actions. Horace Danny’s first intention was to steal and his second intention was to escape punishment. If the lady was the real lady of the house and true to her words, Horace would have Been safe. He was proved wrong with his intention to open the safe that did not justify his action. He had to go to jail.
Like Horace Danby, I would do no wrong even if my ends justify the means.
In situations of life it is inexcusable to act less than honestly.
|1.||A Triumph of Surgery|
|2.||The Thiefs Story|
|3.||The Midnight Visitors|
|4.||A Question of Trust|
|5.||Footprints Without Feet|
|6.||The Making Of a Scientist|
|8.||The Hack Driver|
|10.||The Book That Saved The Earth|
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