Saturday, 19 May 2012

9th class -cbse english(NCERT BOOK-Moments)(short answers) chapter-7 (The last leaf)(O. Henry)


Answer following questions in about 40 words.

Q1) Who were Sue and Johnsy and how were they living?
Ans1) Sue and Johnsy were young struggling artists. They lived together in a small flat. Their flat was situated on the third storey of an old house.

Q2) Why did Johnsy keep looking out of the window?
Ans2) Johnsy was suffering with pneumonia. She was advised bed rest. She looked outside window an ivy tree whose leaves were falling fast because it was autumn season. She had a strange feeling that she would die when the last leaf fell. So she kept looking out of the window and counting the remaining leaves.

Q3) How did Sue try to make Johnsy cheerful?
Ans3) Sue was more worried due to depression and silence of Jhonsy. She tried to involve her conversation. She talked about clothes and fashions. She brought her drawing board in Johnsy’s room to paint. She also whistled while painting.

Q4) What saved Johnsy’s life?
Ans4) Behrman saved the life of Johnsy. He painted the leaf that sustained the stro of the night. But Beherman got ill and lost his life. As the last leaf did not fall Johnsy got the willpower to live. It was the master piece of Behrman.

Q5) Who was Behrman and what was his dream?
Ans5) Behrman was an old bearded painter. He lived in the building where flat of Jhonsy and Sue was situated. He wanted to make a master piece of his life. But he could not succeed for the last forty five years. Finally he painted a leaf that saved a life. It was his master piece. He sacrificed his life for it.

Q6) What was Behrman’s master piece?
Ans6) The last leaf which Behrman painted to save life of Johnsy was his master piece. It was so perfect that even artists -Johnsy and Sue- thought it real. Behrman also scarified his life. Moreover the leaf instilled will to live in Jhonsy that is the real purpose of any master piece.

Some more questions for practice.

Answer following questions in about 40 words.

Q1) What did the doctor tell sue?

Q2) What is the message of “The last leaf”?

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