MP Board Class 10th Special English Important Questions Chapter 5 Refund

MP Board Class 10th Special English Important Questions Chapter 5 Refund

I. Answer the following questions in about 25 words:

Question 1.
Why did Wasserkopf come to the school after 18 years? (Imp.)
Answer:
Wasserkopf came to school after eighteen years to get his tution fees refunded. He wanted the fees back because he felt that the school education did not provide him any wisdom.

Question 2.
What were Wasserkopf’s arguments to get his fees back? (Imp.)
Answer:
Wasserkopf’s arguments to get his fees back was that his school failed to provide him any wisdom. On the contrary, it had made him worthless.

Question 3.
Why did the principal consider WasserkopFs case “a most unusual state of affairs”?
Answer:
Wasserkopf had come to school after eighteen years. He claimed that the school education had not provided him any wisdom, rather it had made him worthless. Therefore he wanted his tution fees back. This was something very strange. This is why the principal considered it “a most unusual state of affairs”.

Question 4.
Why did the mathematics teacher want to prevent Wasserkopf from failing? (Imp.)
Answer:
The mathematics teacher wanted to prevent Wasserkopf from failing because if he failed the school would have to refund his fees.

MP Board Class 10th Special English Important Questions Chapter 5 Refund

Question 5.
What were the qualities of Wasserkopf that the principal and the masters evaluated?
Answer:
They evaluated his patriarchal manners, gentlemanliness, courtesy, physical culture, alertness, perseverance, logic and ambition.

Question 6.
On what ground was Wasserkopf awarded ‘excellent’ in physical culture? (MP 2015)
Answer:
When Wasserkopf refused to sit on a chair, the mathematics teacher interpreted it that since he wanted to face the oral examination by remaining in the standing position. Due to this Wasserkopf was awarded ‘excellent’ in physical culture.

II. Answer the following questions in about 50 words:

Question 1.
What was the story that the geography master narrated in connection with the city of Brunsuick? (MP 2014)
Answer:
The geography master narrated the following story:
“Once, as the emperor Barbarassa was riding into the city, he met a young peasant girl. She was munching a bun and her mouth was full. The king asked her the name of the city. He said, “God bless you. What is the name of the city ?” The girl answered, “Same to you, Sir.” Then she stopped because her mouth was full. The emperor laughed and said, “Ho! Ho! So, the name of the city is same.”

Question 2.
How did the masters establish that the thirty years war lasted only seven years? (Imp.)
Answer:
Actually, the war took place only during half of each day that is to say, twelve hours out of twenty four and the thirty years at once became fifteen. But not even fifteen years were given to continuous fighting. The fighters were given three hours to eat. This reduced fifteen years to twelve. And if from this we take out the time given up to siestas, to peaceful diversion, to non war like activities it sums up to a total of seven years.

Question 3.
How did the physics master explain that the look of the ass was so sad?
Answer:
The physics master said, In general all of us are usually so sad. We all are victims of illusion. Buffed what illusion can affect the extremely primitive appreciative powers of an ass. Obviously, the illusions of the senses, for the ass look imagination and these must be move other than optical illusions, since the ass, like us observes that object appear to become smaller as be moves away from them.

Question 4.
How did the mathematics teacher prove that he was more shrewed than the form pupil? (MP 2013, 18)
Answer:
Since, Wasserkopf did not want to take written examination, the mathematics teacher allowed him to oral re-examination. He asked him only two questions. One was difficult and the other was easy. He could answer only one question correctly. On the basis of that answer he declared him pass and awarded him excellent marks. In this way he proved himself more shrew than Wasserkopf.

MP Board Class 10th Special English Important Questions Chapter 5 Refund

Question 5.
How did the three masters shatter Wasserkopf’s plan to get the refund? (MP 2011, 16)
Answer:
The mathematics teacher suggested all the teachers to award him good marks. The History, Geography and Physics teachers asked Wasserkopf very easy questions and he answered all the questions wrongly. It was the condition that if his answer were wrong he would be refunded the fees. But the teachers awarded him excellent marks, justifying his answers. The awarded him the certificate of passing. Because of this the fees could not be refunded to him. Thus, these three masters shattered his plan to get the refund.

Question 6.
How far is a school or educational institution accountable for the future of its student? Support your answer with the arguments given in the play. (MP 2015, 17)
Answer:
Students are send to school by parents for earning knowledge. Teachers are expected to teach the students with the best possible efforts. The teachers teach them equally but all the students get different marks. Thus, the success or failure depends on the hard work of students and their sincerity and also upon the background from where they come.

Thus, the educational institute is not responsible for the failure of any student. It is the duty of the educational institute to impart knowledge and it is the responsibility of the students to gain and store it diligently to secure their future.

MP Board Class 10th English Important Questions

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