examine himself by checking his pulse and heart. It beat at the rate of 147 a minute. Then he triedto find his heartbeat but he could not find his heart. He also tried to see his tongue, checked hiseyes, & found everything in a very bad condition.16- What was the answer of the writer when the doctor asked his problem?When being asked, the writer said that he would not waste his time in telling what the problems withhim were but he would tell what not the problem with him is. Then he told that he had got all thediseases except housemaid’s knees.17- What were the feelings of the writer when he went into the British museum and how did he feelwhen he came out of there?When the writer went into the study room of the museum as a happy and healthy man and came outas a broken fellow.18- How did the writer feel when he went to the medical man?The writer felt him an extra-ordinary patient, equal to 1700 ordinary patients and thought that he wasdoing a good turn with the doctor by going there.19- How did the doctor check the writer?After listening to the whole story, the doctor checked him thoroughly. He patted him on his body andgave him a prescription.20- What was the answer of the chemist to see the prescription?The chemist said to the writer that he could not help him because if he was a cooperative store &family hotel combined, then he could provide him the prescription.21- What does the writer believe now?The writer still believes that the doctor saved his life. He still follows the directions of the prescription.22- How did the writer come to know that his liver was out of order?While reading a liver-pill circulation, the writer found all the signs that his liver was out of order.
7- My Financial Career (Stephen Leacock)
1- Give as many examples as you can to show that Leacock was feeling completely lost in the bankall the time he was there.Describe in detail Leacock experience of opening an account as narrated by him in my financial careerwhat makes the story humorous and Interesting?"My Financial Career" by Stephen Leacock is a humorous story. Discuss briefly.Bring out the element of humor in "My Financial Career"?Give Stephen Leacock's experience of opening a bank account?Give a detail of Stephen Leacock's experience of opening a bank account?"My Financial Career" is a humorous story and is based on writer’s ridiculous actions. As soon as theauthor entered the bank, he was confused, nervous and afraid. He did not know what to do and howto behave. He kept on making mistakes one after another which showed that he was completely lostin the bank. First, he asked to meet the manager alone. Then once again, the author asked themanager to meet alone and behaved in a very secretive manner that the manager considered him adetective or a very rich person. When the manager referred him to the accountant Mr. Montgomery, heforgot the way, which went out of the private room of the manager. Then in his stress, the writercrumbled the money in his hands. He also pushed the money towards the clerk, when he was askedto give money. Another example of his lost mind is that while he was writing cheque to draw money,he did not know what amount he wrote on the cheque. Even he confirmed the amount on the chequeand his intention to close his account when the clerk asked him the same. Then to cover up hismistake, he behaved as if he was dishonored and closing his account in anger. The last mistake,which expresses his mental condition, is that when the clerk asked him how he would like to havemoney, he replied in fifties for his fifty-six dollars.2- What other blunders did Leacock commit after leaving the manager’s office?When the author left the manager’s office he was utterly nervous and kept on committing blunder afterblunder until he rushed out of the bank. After opening the account the author wanted to draw sixdollar for his present use. But he was so confused that he wrote 56 dollars in spite of 6 dollars andforwarded it to the cashier. He came to know of his mistake when the clerk asked him if he wasdrawing out all his money again. Then he made a vain attempt to look like a man with hot temper.The last mistake in this connection was that when the clerk asked him how he would like to havemoney, he replied in fifties for his fifty-six dollars.3- Why did the manager come to think that Leacock had an awful secret to reveal?The manager of the bank thought that Leacock had an awful secret to reveal because of the secretiveand suspicious manner the writer adopted. First, the writer asked the manager to meet alone and gavean impression of being a detective and then of a very rich man. All this made the manager believethat the author had some awful secret to believe.4- What light do the following expressions throw on’ Leacock’s state of mind when he entered thebank "looked timidly round", "shambled in"?From the very beginning of the story, the expressions like "looked timidly round" and "shamble in"express confused condition of the author’s mind. He felt too afraid and up set in the bank. A readereasily realizes that it was the first time he went to a bank and he was not confident. Even, he wasout of senses and did not know what he was doing.5- Why was the writer afraid to go in the bank? Why did he get confused and nervous over there?The author was afraid to go into a bank because he had never gone to a bank in his whole life. Hevery much got confused and nerves after entering the bank because of the excellent building andfurniture. Furthermore, the fast processing to open a bank account also made him nervous.6- How did the writer create humor in the story?What is burlesque fantasy and how would you Justify My Financial Career as a burlesque fantasy?A burlesque fantasy is an imaginary story dipped in deep humor My Financial Career, being animaginary & humorous story can be called a burlesque fantasy both verbal as well as situational humorhas been created by the writer in this story. Confused & lost state of mind of the author is the mainsource of humor in the story.7- How did the writer feel when he entered the bank?What is condition of the writer when he enters a bank?The writer had never gone to a bank in his whole life; therefore, he was already too nervous to gointo the bank. When he entered the bank, the sight of money, wickets, clerks, furniture and everythingin the bank rattled him and made him confused to the extent that he made mistake one after another.8- What things in the story indicate that the writer was completely out of senses while in the bank?In the bank the writer did certain things which reflect his mental condition. For example when he wentto the manager, he asked him that he wanted to see him and then added the word alone when hedid not want to use it. Similarly coming one of the manager’s room, he stepped into an admiral; hethrew the money, on the accountant like a ball and wrote down fifty six instead of six.9- How much money did the writer have when he went to the bank?How much salary of the writer was raised and what did he want to do with it?What was financial status of the writer when he went to the bank?The writer’s salary had been raised to fifty-six dollars a month so he decided to go to a bank andopen an account to keep his money.10- How did the writer behave when he enter the bank?What did the writer do when he entered the bank?When the writer entered the bank, he looked timidly round at the clerks and wickets. He got confusedwhat to do, so he went to a wicket marked accountant and asked him to meet the manager.11- How did the writer describe the accountant?What picture of accountant the writer paints?According to the writer, the accountant was a tall, cool devil.12- What was the opinion of the writer about the bank manager?What does the writer tell about the manager?According to him the manager was a grave calm person. However, he was quite considerate towardsthe writer when the later went to him.13- "Can I see you", I asked "without it the thing seemed self evident". When impression would youget of the writer from this expression?From this expression it appears the writer was completely lost and confused. He did not have controlever on the words he was speaking.14- What were the feelings and thoughts of the manager when he met the author?What did the manager do when the writer went to him?What were perceptions of the manager about the writer while the two were sitting in a private room?When the bank manager met the author, first he considered him one of Pinkerton’s man or a detectivewho wanted to reveal a secret, but then he thought him that he was a young Gould who had cometo open a big account at his bank.15- How did the manager react when he came to know that the writer wanted to open an accountwith fifty six dollars?What was response of the manger when the writer told him that he wanted to open an account withfifty six dollars?What was the attitude of the manager towards Leacock on learning that he only wished to deposit 56dollars in the bank?When the manager came to know that the author wanted to open an account with only fifty sixdollars, he got excited and angry but he controlled his anger and very dryly, referred the author toMr. Montgomery. Then he showed him the way out of his private room.16- What did the writer do when he went to the accountants wickets?How did the writer give his money to the accountant?What did the writer do when he went up to the accountant wicket?When the author went to the accountant’s wicket, he pocked the ball of money at the accountant,which had crumbled in his hand.He threw the money in a way as if he was playing a conjuring trick.17- How did the writer draw six dollars for his present use?What did the writer do when he wanted to draw six dollars for the present use?After opening the account, the author wanted to draw six dollars for his present use; therefore, heasked for a cheque. In his nervousness, he wrote fifty six in spite of six dollars and forwarded thecheque towards the cashier.18- How did the cashier react to see the cheque of 56 dollars?When the cashier saw the amount of fifty six dollars on the cheque, he confirmed from the authorwhether he wanted to draw all the money and would not deposit money any more.19- How did the people in the bank react at the foolish behavior of the writer?What was reaction of the people while the writer came out from the bank?Everybody in the bank was looking at the writer with great interest. As soon as he went out of thebank, all the people laughed loudly at him.20- After his misadventure in the bank, where did Leacock keep his money?Where did the author decide to keep his money after the bitter experience at the bank?After going through such a bad experience in the bank, he decided not to go into any bank ever andstarted keeping his money in his trousers pockets and socks.
8- Hunger & Population Explosion (Anna McKenzie)
1- What does hunger mean on a large scale as viewed by the author (in the essay "Hunger andthe population explosion"?The author explains the concept of "hunger and starvation", She says that hunger is a condition inwhich one never gets a full meal. It means never having enough to eat. A hungry person who hasless quantity of food to eat is always worried for the next meal. Thus hunger on a large scale meansshortage of food which goes on for a long time and it is called famine. When such condition prevailsfor a large portion of population, it creates a condition of famine. The correspondent of The Guardian(daily newspaper from London), Mr. Arthur Hopecraft, after visiting a Nutrition Centre, in Kenya, saidabout starving children: "They are the children whose eyes stare as if blind, whose legs & arms atelike sticks of liquorices, who neither cry nor laugh & who weight 10 pounds at the age of twoyears!"2- Describe some great famines of the past.The authoress puts forward the history of great famines and tells that famine has been a problemsince the beginning of time. The early hunters suffered grave shortage of food during winter months,