Chapter 5- Mrs. Adis

18 Nov 2020 9:48 am

Chapter 5, Mrs. Adis, fyjc, english, 11th stdy, maharashtra, board,

Share your opinions/ feelings with your partner about a stranger who has a villainous look/appearance.

SOLUTION

Recall your favorite crime story on TV. Discuss with your friend how you could prevent the villain/thief from committing the crime/theft.

SOLUTION

Do it yourself.

The feeling of a person when he commits a mistake are __________________.

  1. He tries to justify it.
  2. __________________
  3. __________________
  4. __________________
  5. _________________

SOLUTION

The feeling of a person when he commits a mistake is:

  1. He tries to justify it.
  2. He tries to blame others for the mistake.
  3. He feels guilty for committing the mistake.
  4. He feels angry for having committed the mistake.
  5. He feels sad because he realises the consequences of his mistake as soon as he commits it.

The person who makes mistake or commits crime should be punished because _________________.

  1. _______________________________
  2. _______________________________
  3. _______________________________
  4. _______________________________

SOLUTION

The person who makes mistake or commits a crime should be punished because:

  1. it will bring him to justice.
  2. it will make him realise his mistake.
  3. it will ensure that the victims of the crime receive justice.
  4. it will help him transform himself into a better person.
  5. it will certify that the society is governed by law and order, which is essential for the peaceful existence of the human population.

Discuss with your partner and describe the atmosphere in the woods when Peter Crouch was heading towards Mrs. Adis’s House. It was –

  1. a dark moonless night.
  2. _________________________
  3. _________________________

SOLUTION

  1. a dark moonless night
  2. There were only a few pricks of fire (stars) in the night sky.
  3. The night was still, windless and clear, as a result of which, every sound was distinct and intensified.
  4. The bark of a dog all the way at Delmonden could be clearly heard in the woods.
  5. As Peter walked on the road, he could hear the echo of his own footsteps sounding like a death knell.
  6. The roadside, being a mass of thorns, crackled and rustled as loud as the thud of the man‟s feet.

Discuss with your partner and describe the atmosphere in the woods when Peter Crouch didn’t knock before entering Mrs. Adis’s house.

The reason was – 

  1. _________________________
  2. _________________________
  3. _________________________

SOLUTION

Peter Crouch didn’t knock before entering Mrs. Adis’ house because:

  1. He was in trouble and did not want anyone to hear or know that he was there.
  2. He was in a state of panic as his hands were shaking a little.
  3. He had committed the crime of shooting a man.

Go through the text again and find the reasons that forced Peter to shoot down a person.

  1. The keepers spotted him.
  2. _________________________
  3. _________________________

SOLUTION

  1. The keepers spotted him.
  2. He was outnumbered four to one.
  3. It was too dark and seeing all those people had scared Peter.

Discuss with your partner and describe the atmosphere in the woods when Mrs. Adis didn’t hand over Peter Crouch to the keepers because – 

  1. _________________
  2. _________________
  3. _________________

SOLUTION

Mrs. Adis didn’t hand over Peter Crouch to the keepers because –

  1. She had forgiven him for unknowingly killing her son.
  2. She knew that Peter would have never harmed her son otherwise.
  3. She knew that punishing Peter would not bring her son back; but at least by not handing him over to the keepers, she would be giving him a chance to lead life the right way.
  4. Mrs. Adis must have thought that her son would have wanted Peter to have a second chance; so in a way, she fulfilled her son’s wish.

The writer has used the phrase ‘Thudding Heart’ which means pounding, or beating of the heart. Do you know ‘Thud’ is an onomatopoeic word which means a heavy sound made by an object falling to the ground? Discuss with your partner and make a list of Onomatopoeic words that you find in the text.

  1. ________________________
  2. ________________________
  3. ________________________

SOLUTION

Page No.Onomatopoeic WordMeaning
44barkthe sound made by a dog
44echorepetition of sound caused by the reflection of sound waves
44knellsound of a bell being struck
44cracklingshort and sharp sounds
44rustlinga soft whispered sound (like the sound of footsteps on dried leaves)
45knocka light tap on a door or any other surface to seek attention
47beatingthumping sound of the heart
47sobbingcrying noisily by taking deep breaths
48Thuddingthe loud and quick beating of the heart
49flungthe swinging sound made by an object when it is forcefully pulled or pushed

‘She went to one of the kitchen drawers’.

Look at the sentence carefully. The underlined word tells us that she went (some time ago) to a particular place (at one of the kitchen drawers). Now discuss with your partner and tell the class what you did ‘yesterday’ and what your friend did ‘yesterday’. Complete the table. One is done for you.

YouAbout Friend
I saw a movie.He/she wrote an essay.
I __________________He/she ____________________
I __________________He/she ____________________
I __________________He/she ____________________
I __________________He/she ____________________
I __________________He/she ____________________
I __________________He/she ____________________

SOLUTION

 YouAbout Friend
i.I saw a movie.He/she wrote an essay.
ii.I met an old friend.He/she brought his/her own crayons for the competition.
iii.I ate a delicious meal.He/she bought a pair of sunglasses.
iv.I wore a new dress.He/she stayed at home as it was raining outside.
v.I sat at the last table.He/she went to the mall.
vi.I played a game online.He/she asked for directions to the studio.
vii.I received a package yesterday.He/she baked a batch of cookies.

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