NCERT Class 12 English Chapter 6 Going Places

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Chapter: 6




Q. 1. What were the options that Sophie was dreaming of ? Why does Jansie discourage her from having such dreams?


What did Sophie want to do after finishing school? Why did Jansie discourage her?


After she should leave the school, what options did Sophia think of for herself?

Ans. Sophie was a girl of deep imagination and unrealistic dreams. On her way home she told her classmate Jansie to have a boutique. She will be like Mary Quant and will be having the most amazing shop this city had ever seen. But Jansie asked Sophie to be sensible because her dad would never allow it. She had an other option of becoming an actress along with her boutique. She also thought of becoming a fashion designer. But Jansie discouraged her because she knew that both were earmarked for the biscuit factory. Both belonged to a lower middle class family and their families were not well-off financially.

Q. 2. Why did not Sophie want Jansie to know about her story with Danny?


Why did Sophie not want Jansie to know anything about her meeting with Danny Casey?

Ans. Sophie had requested her brother Geoff not to tell anything about her meeting with Casey. When Jansie asked Sophie about her meeting with Danny. Sophie was much amazed. She cursed Geoff for it because Jansie was ‘nosey’ and would spread the facts everywhere in the neighborhood. In case her father knew about it, there would be a great row which her mother did not like. Sophie felt relaxed that Geoff did not tell about the date bit. She requested Jansie to keep it a secret.

Q. 3. Which was the only occasion when she (Sophie) got to see Danny Casey in person?

Ans. The only occasion when Sophie got to see Danny Casey in person was when her family went to the weekly pilgrimage. They watched United on Saturday. Sophie, her father and little Derek went down near the goal. Geoff went with his mates higher up. United one two-nil and Casey drove in the second goal. Sophie saw the Irish genius going round two big defenders near the penalty. She saw how Casey goaled beating the hesitant goal-keeper from a dozen yards. Sophie glowed with pride.

Q. 4. Why did Sophie wriggle when Geoff told her father that she had met Danny Casey?

Ans. Danny Casey was a celebrity. Sophie was a girl belonging to a middle class family. She had indulged in fantasizing and told her brother Geoff about her meeting with Danny Casey. When their father came in the room and switched on the television, Geoff passed the news of Sophie’s meeting with Danny Casey. Hearing these words Sophie wriggled where she was sitting at the table. Her father looked at her with an expression of disdain. He called it another of her wild stories.

Q. 5. Does Geoff believe what Sophie says about her meeting with Danny Casey?

Ans. No, Geoff does not seem to believe in Sophie’s meeting with Danny Casey. He rather says that it is the unlikeliest thing. The following lines from the text can be quoted for reference:

“I met Danny Casey,” Sophie said

The looked around abruptly “Where”?

“In the arcade-funnily enough.”

“It’s never true.”

He inquired more about Casey’s look. But her answer did not satisfy Geoff. When Sophie asked Geoff not to tell that to others, Geoff replied that there was nothing to tell. All these facts testify that Geoff did not believe Sophie’s meeting with Casey.

Q. 6. Where was it most likely that the two girls would find work after school?

Ans. Sophie and Jansie were both classmates and friends. On their way to home from school, both were discussing to find some work after schooling. Sophie was a girl of imagination and day dreaming. She thought of having a boutique. Jansie was very much aware about their financial conditions and family background. She knew that both were earmarked for the biscuit factory after passing school.

Q. 7. Does her father believe her story?

Ans. No, Sophie’s father does not believe her story though he is a fan of Danny Casey. When Geoff tells his father about Sophie’s meeting with Casey, he turned his head to look at her. His expression was one of disdain. He ignores her and talks about another football player named Tom Finney. Then Sophie told that Casey was going to buy a shop. Her father grimaced and called it her another ‘wild story.’

Q. 8. Did Sophie really meet Danny Casey?

Ans. No, Sophie did not really meet Danny Casey. She remained fantasizing about his arrival. In the evening Sophie walked along the canal and reached a solitary place. It was the perfect place where the lovers waited and met.

She imagined his coming. She watched along the canal, seeing him come out of the shadows. She watched for him but there was no sign of him. She climbed the step to the street carrying the hard burden of that sadness.

While walking through the Royce’s arcade she pictured Danny again there. She asked him if he was Danny. He confirmed saying “yes” that was right. She asked for the autograph. He didn’t have a pen. She stood there for a long time where he stood, remembering his melodious voice, green eyes, the innocent genius, the great Danny Casey. Thus she remained lost in a dreamy world where she imagined meeting Casey with her.

Q. 9. How does Sophie include her brother Geoff in her fantasy of her future?

Ans. Geoff is an apprentice mechanic and he goes out daily for his work to the far side of the city. He remains quiet and the words have to be prized out of him like a stone from the ground. Sophie is much jealous of his silence. While Geoff is not speaking, Sophie thinks that he is away somewhere to those places and people which she has never seen. She wished and imagined that her brother might take her some day with him. She imagined herself riding behind Geoff in a fine yellow dress.

Further Sophie asked her brother Geoff not to tell anything about her meeting with Casey. Then Geoff told that Casey would be having a string of girls but Sophie denied saying that Casey was not that type as he himself had told her so. Geoff cleared that no boy would tell a girl such thing. Sophie further told that she spoke to him first and requested his autograph for little Derek but neither had pen or a paper. Rather he assured for his autograph for the next week in case she cared to meet him. Thus Sophie included Geoff in her fantasy of her future.

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