4- Why should bad books be destroyed?

The bad and useless old books must be destroyed because rereading of such books is useless. On the one hand, they cannot be kept in the library as reference books and on the other hand, they occupy space in home. If worthless books would be destroyed, space for new & better books would be made. So, bad books must be destroyed. 5- Why is it difficult to destroy books? It is very difficult to destroy books because no one buys a second-hand edition, They cannot be burnt in kitchen stove or study fire. They cannot be thrown on streets. Then, people develop sentimental attachment with books. When one sits to select to destroy books, in spite of destroying books, one starts reading them. In short, it becomes very difficult to destroy books for a person who loves books and has bought books with his own money. 6- How did the writer muster up courage at last to fling his books into the river? How did he muster up courage finally to throw them in the water? When he found that nobody was watching him carrying the sack to the river he gradually recovered his senses. He was ashamed that he was behaving like a coward. So he forced himself to take the plunge and dispose off the ugly books finally lifting his arms he hurled it with full force into the water. 7- Why could not the author burn the unwanted books of his own?? The writer could not burn the unwanted books as he had no cooking range in his flat. The books were great in number and it was almost impossible for him to first tear them and then burn them. 8- Did he come to have a feeling for those books once he had got rid of them? The author felt little sorry at the poor fate of those books when he had thrown them into the river. He called them poor innocent books because they will keep lying forgotten at the muddy bloom of the river forever and no one will worry about them. 9- How did the writer decide to get rid of them? In order to get rid of the useless books, he decided to throw them into the river. 10- What is the main point of the short story presented by the writer? The main idea of the story is that it is a public duty to destroy old and worthless books because they occupy a lot of space. If such books are destroyed, new and better books can take their place. 11- What do the non-bookish people do with old worthless books? Who are non-bookish people and what do they do with their books? Non-bookish or illiterate people normally do not have any concept of maintaining a library. They collect every type of useless books and decorate their shelves with them just because that is a printed material. 12- Why is it harmful to keep useless books? It is harmful to keep useless books because they occupy space in a library & don't let the new books come. They are neither reference books nor they are useful to read twice. 13- Why does the writer say, "Books have as many lives as a cat"? Why did the author compare the books with kittens? The writer says so because it is very difficult to get rid of them & they die very hard. 14- Where was the writer living? What was the condition of his flat? His flat was accumulated with books to the extent that either he could live in it himself and evict the books or leave them there and shifts himself. 15- How did the writer feel when he passed by a police constable? What was the reaction of the policeman to see the writer? What are the views of the author about the London Constables? When the writer went out to throw books in the nearby river with a sack of books on his shoulder, he passed by a police constable. The constable looked at him suspiciously but then ignored him and passed by. The writer felt fear to be accused of theft but nothing happened and the writer moved ahead more rapidly. 16- What were the fears of the writer? When the writer passed by the police constable, he was afraid that the policeman might interrogate him for theft. He thought that when he would throw the bag, a vast splash of water would make people attentive towards him and they would think that he might had thrown a baby in the water. 17- Why was the writer afraid of splash of water? The writer was afraid of splash of water because he thought that when he would throw the bag, a vast splash of water would make people attentive towards him and they would think that he might had thrown a baby in the water. 18- How did the writer feel when he reached the bridge? The writer was too frightened when he reached the bridge. He was afraid of being watched and being accused of theft, murder or infanticide, 19- Why did the writer want to destroy his old books? The writer wanted to destroy the books because his small flat was filled with books. 20- What type of books the writer had? The writer had inferior minor verse books, which accumulated in his flat. 21- What is the opinion of the writer about old books? The writer was of the opinion that worthless and old books must be destroyed because they are useless to keep in study.

pharmacology. These included typhoid, hay fever, Bright’s disease, cholera diphtheria, gout, zymosis and St vitus’s dance. 2- Describe his visit to the medical man. Describe the visit of the writer to his doctor? How did the doctor treat the author when he went to him for a medical checkup? When the writer came to know that he had all the diseases except housemaid knees, he was too proud of himself. He felt regret not to have one disease. As the writer was much worried about his health so he decided to go to the doctor. The doctor was his old friend and knew that he was enjoying perfect health. He went there and said to him that he would not waste his time in telling what the problem he has. He would just tell that he had not got housemaid’s knee. The doctor asked him how he had discovered that and the writer told him the whole story. Then without listening him anymore, the doctor examined him thoroughly and beat him on his body to tell that he was quite healthy. Then the doctor did not speak to him but gave him prescription. 3- He thought he was doing the doctor good turn by going to him. Why? Why did he think that he was doing the doctor good turn by visiting him? The writer thought that he was doing the doctor good turn by going to him because he considered him an extra-ordinary patient, equal to 1700 patients. He thought that he had every disease except housemaid’s knees, If he went to the doctor, the doctor would have good practice over him. Therefore, it was in the benefit of the doctor. 4- What was the prescription given to him by the doctor? Enlist the prescription, given to him by the doctor? The doctor checked him up thoroughly and gave him prescription. It was directions for a good diet, exercise and full sleep with a suggestion not to think uselessly. The doctor advises him to take one pound beefsteak with one point bitter beer after every six hours. He should have a ten mile walk daily in the morning and go to bed at eleven in the night. But the sound advice was as don’t stuff your head with things, you don’t understand. 5- Describe his visit to the chemist. What did the chemist say to see the prescription? Without having a look at the prescription of the doctor, the writer went to a chemist for medicine but the chemist returned him the prescription and told that there was no drug mentioned in that. The writer then read the prescription himself and found that there were direction of his doctor to walk and exercise, take full sleep, good food and a suggestion not to think about things he could not understand. The author acted upon the advice of the doctor and as a result of this, he was once again very happy and healthy with a short period. So all the fears of the author were removed and he is still living fresh and fine. 6- What is the significance of the doctor’s advice "Don’t stuff your head with the things you don’t understand"? The advice of the doctor has great significance as it says that little knowledge is very dangerous. If one does not know something fully, he can not understand something properly; he can take the meanings of something wrong might create new problem for himself. Particularly, in case of health and medicine, self-medication can be very harmful and can bring dire consequences. As it happened with the writer that he misunderstood the meaning of the book of pharmacology & started believing that, he was suffering from all the diseases except one. It was mainly because he could not get the real meanings of the terms of medicine. Thus, one shall avoid interrupting in things, which are not his field. But he must go for the specialist of that field. 7-What was the disease he discovered he did not have? Which disease the writer did not have? After going through the whole book of pharmacology, the only disease he discovered he did not have was housemaid’s knee. 8- Was he pleased to find he did not What were the feelings of the writer to No he was not pleased to find that he invidious reservation of God that he did and felt relax that he had all the other have one disease? find that he did not have one particular disease? did not have this disease. At first, the writer felt hurt at this not have one disease. However, later on, he goes less selfish ailments of pharmacology.

9- What was his first reaction? What was his first reaction to read a medicine advertisement? After reading the medicine advertisement in newspaper what was his first reaction? The first reaction of the writer to read a medicine advertisement was that he felt all signs of the diseases in him & so, he considered the medicine was perfect for him. 10- Why should he be an acquisition to the medical class? Why did the writer consider himself as the best patient for the students of medical class? The writer considered himself as an extraordinary patient because he had all the diseases he studied in the book of pharmacology. He thought that he is equal to 1700 ordinary patients. Therefore, if he was available to a medical class, they need not to go to a hospital to practice for various diseases or to check different patients as he had symptoms of all the diseases. 11- What is the message given In this short story? In this short story, the writer tells his readers that if we are not expert of a field, we shall not interfere in that field and shall take the services of specialists of that field. 12- How did the writer learn that he was suffering from more than one disease? While reading the treatment of Hay Fever, the writer in his thoughts, turn over the pages and studied a few diseases. He found the symptoms of all those diseases. Therefore, he got interested in his case and started reading the book in alphabetical order to find which diseases he had. 13- Why did the writer read the book of pharmacology in alphabetical order? The writer started reading the book in alphabetical order because when he turned over the pages of the book forgetfully, he found symptoms of all those diseases in him. Therefore, he got interested in his case and started his study from the beginning of the book to find which diseases he had. 14- Why did the writer go to the British Museum? The writer went to the British museum to find the treatment of Hay fever, of which, he had a slight touch. 15- How did the writer check him physically? He was surrounded deep with very sad thoughts after reading the book on diseases. He tried to

6- The Man Who Was A Hospital (Jerome K. Jerome)
1- How did Jerome K Jerome come to suspect that his liver was out of order? What were the diseases he thought he was suffering from on reading a book on the treatment of diseases? What did the writer felt after reading the liver-pill advertisement in the magazine? The author (writer) was a man of suspicious nature. While reading an advertisement of a patent liver pill, he found all the symptoms of disease in himself. So he began to believe that his liver was out of order. Further he believed that he had suffered almost all the diseases described in the book of

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