Inventions That Should Never Been Invented

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Prose ( Lastling by Philip Gross )

Q1. Did Tahr respect Shengo? Support your answer with three evidences from the novel.

Q2. Tahr feels guilty that he was responsible for Shengo’s death. Is he right? Give two reasons for your answer.

Q3. Do you think hunting animals in danger of being extinct is right>? Give three reasons to support your answer.

Q4. Compare and contrast Tahr and Paris’s feelings from the time they first met and how it changes as the novel progresses.

Q5. Why was Uncle Franklin reluctant to let Tahr join the expedition? Give four reasons to support your answer.

Q6. Why did Tahr feel that he had met a “Hungry Ghost”?

Q7. “That night the campsite had become another world”. How far do you agree with this statement? Give five reasons.

Q8. Discuss the symbolic meaning of the words “A life on the edge “.

Q9. Write your own ending to the novel in about 60 words.


Q1. What do the roads symbolize in the poem ‘The Road Not Taken’ by Robert Frost?

Q2. What does the line ‘He worked in a factory and never got fired’ suggest about the character of the unknown citizen?

Q3. ‘Was he free? Was he happy? Do you think the unknown citizen was free and happy? Give three reasons to support your answer.

Q4. Read the stanza from the poem The Eagle by Alfred Lord Tennyson. Pick out the alliteration from the poem and replace it with your own words using alliteration. .
He clasps the crag with crooked hands;
Close to the sun in lonely lands,
Ringed with the azure world he stands.
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