MP Board Class 10th General English Important Questions Chapter 5 The Sneeze
I. Answer these questions (one or two sentences):
Why did Tcherviakoff feel ashamed? (M.P. 2017)
He felt ashamed because he sneezed on an old man’s head, sitting in front of him.
II. Answer these questions (three or four sentences):
How did Tcherviakoff apologize in the office? How did the General react?
In the office, when the General raised his eye to Tcherviakoff, he reminded him that how he accidentally sneezed on him the previous day in the opera house. Then he begged of him to excuse him. The General refused to talk on that matter. Tcherviakoff was terrified. He waited there to talk to the General.
At the end of the day when General was leaving he again tried to explain to him that it was not done on purpose and he was repenting it. The General made a fearful face, and disappeared behind the door saying that he must be joking.
Why did Tcherviakoff die? (Imp.)
Next day Tcherviakoff went again to the General’s office to tell that he was not joking about the incident that happened in the opera house. The General bursted with anger and shouted at him to get out. Tcherviakoff was horrified. He could not tolerate this tension and died due to it.
Write down some traits of Tcherviakoff’s character in your words.
Tcherviakoff was a minor official. He had a good taste as he enjoyed opera. He was little over conscious about his behaviour in society. He used to get terrified easily. He had a poor practical understanding as he could not realise that the General wanted to forget the sneezing incident while he kept pressing on it. He used to follow his wife’s advice. We can also say that he used to care about others feeling too much.