1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10. 11. 12. 13. 14. 15. 16. 17. 18. 19. 20. 21. 22. 23. 24. 25. 26. 27. 28. What was Franz expected to be prepared with for school that day? What did Franz notice that was unusual about the school that day? What had been put up on the bulletin board? What change did the order form Berlin cause in school that day? How did Franz’s feelings about M.Hamel and school change? Why do you think was little Franz afraid of being scolded? “It was all much more tempting than the rule for participle” What did Franz find,’ much more tempting’? How did he finally react? “What can be the matter now? Says, Franz. Why do you think, did he make this comment? Who was Wachter? What did he ask Franz why? How did Franz react? What was the usual scene when Franz’s school began in the morning? How had Franz hoped to get to his desk? What had he do to and why? What three things in school surprised Franz most that day? Why had the villagers come to school that day? How did they look? “What a thunderclap these words to me” Which were the words that shocked and surprised the narrator? How did Franz react to the declaration ‘this is your last French lesson? How far had Franz progressed in French? What factors were responsible for this? Who did M.Hamel blame for neglect of learning on the part of boys like Franz? What did M.Hamel tell them about French Language? What did he ask them to do and why? How did Franz find teaching and learning that day? Why? How did Franz and other boys enjoy their lesson in wiring? How did M. Hamel feel and behave during the last lesson? “He had the courage to hear every lesson to the very last” What led Franz to make this remark? What happened when the lesson in History was over? “Ah, how well I remember it, that last lesson,” says the narrator. Which scene does he remember more vividly than the others? How did M. Hamel behave as the last lesson comes to an end? How did he wish to escape being scolded? What had the narrator counted on to enter the school unnoticed? Lali Mathew M.A, M.Ed D.A.564 27492907 9810312549

29. 30. 31. 32. 33. 34. 35. 36. 37. 38. 39. 40. 41. 42. 43. 44. 45. 46. 47. 48. 49. 50. 51. 52. 53. 54. 55. 56. 57. 58.

How did the narrator find school that morning different form other days? Who were sitting on the backbenches and why? Describe the background in which The Last Lesson of Alphonse has been set? Why did Franz think of running away and spending the day out of doors? What was the temptation and how did Franz resist it? Why was there a large crowed in front of the bulletin board? Why did the people usually come there? What id the narrator find so unusual about the school that morning? What caused that change? “I had counted on the commotion,” said Franz. How did he enter and what was the reaction of the teacher? What was the thing that surprised the narrator most? Why was everybody sad? How did M/Hamel give the shocking news to the students and the villagers and with what effect? Why did M.Hamel put on his fine Sunday Clothes? Why were the old men of the village sitting there in the back of the classroom? How did Franz perform when his turn came to recite? How did M.Hamel react? What did M.Hamel announce? How did his words sound to the narrator? What change came over the narrator after he heard M.Hamel’s announcement? Francs could not recite the rules for the participle. How did the teacher react? “We have all great deal to reproach ourselves with” Why did M.Hamel blame the parents and himself too for not showing due attention and came to the learning French? What does M.Hamel say about French Language? What did he urge upon his students and villagers to do? Why did M.Hamel ask his students and villagers to guard French among them? What M.Hamel do when the church clock struck 12 and he heard the sounds of trumpets of Prussian under the window? Give two examples to show that M.Hamel was a transformed person? Describe who Franz changed his views about M.Hamel . Why did he do so? Why was M.Hamel in his best clothes? How did M.Hamel react when Franz was late for schooling? What had Franz’s thought about entering the classroom and why couldn’t he enter as he planned? Why did the people usually gather inform of the bulletin board? What was the shocking news of the day? How did the narrator take the last lesson in grammar and with what effect? Describe M.Hamel’s service to the school at Alsace? What was the parting message of M.Hamel to his students and the village elders who had gathered in the classroom? What was the problem of the narrator? What was he afraid of ? What did he resolve?

59. 60. 61. 62. 63. 64. 65. 66. 67. 68. 69. 70. 71. 72. 73. 74. 75. 76. 77. 78. 79. 80. 81. 82. 83. 84. 85. 86. 87.

Why was the bulletin board at the town hall important for the people? What was the usual scene of the school? What did the narrator find when he reached the school? Who were present in the class that day? What did Hamel inform the audience? Why had the village people gathered in the school? What fate did Hamel indicate to the people that were likely to come further? What factors were responsible for the ill fate of the French men of Alsace and Lorraine? How language was important for French men in the opinion of Hamel? What was the impact of the last lesson on the narrator? What happened in the end of the last lesson? What was Franz expected to be prepared with for school that day? Why was he in great dread of scolding? Why was Franz tempted to miss school that day? Why was Mr. H.Hamel kind to Franz even though he was late for school? How was the teacher dressed that day and why did it surprise Franz? What unusual sight met Franz’s eyes when he entered the classroom? What was the mood of the classroom? What announcement did Mr. M.Hamel make and what was the impact of the same on Franz? What had been put up on the bulletin board that attracted a crowed on that particular day? Describe at least two changes that could be seen in M.Hamel after he came to know of that order from Berlin? “The people in the story realizes suddenly how precious their language is to them” How do they realize it and who makes them realize it? What is Linguistic Chauvinism? How do you classify M.Hamel’s love and villagers concern for French? How did M.Hamel prove to be a dedicated teacher on the last day in school? How did M. Hamel say farewell to his students and the people? What feelings and experiences did Franz have on the day of last lesson? What idea of Franz personality and character do you form after reading ‘The Last lesson? Why was Franz scared that day? What did he see on his way to school and how did he get to his desk? What order had been received form Berlin that day? What effect did it have on the life at school? What do you think is the theme of the story “The last lesson”? What is the reason behind its universal appeal? Comment on the appropriateness of the title “The Last Lesson”? What impression do you form of M. Hamel on the basis of your story of the story “The Last Lesson”

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88. 89. 90. 91. 92. 93. 94. 95. 96.

What was the order form Berlin? How did the order affect the people of Alsace, particularly M.Hamel and his students? Who was Franz? What did he think about M.Hamel? Did he change his views about M.Hamel? Give at least 2 changes that came in Franz towards his teacher, his school and French. What is Linguistic Chauvinism? Analyze the order form Berlin in this light. How do you justify M.Hamel’s vies about French and the new found love of the people towards his language. Describe M.Hamel as a teacher and as a lover of French and French people. How did M.Hamel deliver his last lesson? How did the students and the villagers receive it? Franz had to change his view about M.Hamel and the French. Give examples form the text to justify your answer. “My children, this is the last lesson I shall give you”. What was the impact of M.Hamel’s words on the assembled class and why? “It seemed almost as if the poor man wanted to give us all he knew before going away, and to put it all into our heads in one stroke”. Explain why Franz experienced these feelings? “When the people are enslaved, as long as they hold fast to their language, it is as if they had the key to their prison”. What prompted M.Hamel to say this to the class?

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