Subject: English ( Flamingo- Prose)
CLASS – XII
Text Book - Flamingo
THE LAST LESSON Alphonse Daudet
Q.1. “When a people are enslaved, as long as they hold fast to their language it is as if they had the key to their prison” Comment with reference to the lesson ‘The Last Lesson’.
Q.2. Describe the measures linguistic minorities take to keep their languages alive. What would happen if they do not take measures to keep their language and culture alive?
Q.3. Explain the term ‘linguistic chauvinism’ with reference to the extract ‘The Last Lesson’.
Q.4. Why is the extract entitled ‘The Last Lesson’? Describe in your own words Mr. Hamel’s thoughts and feelings on the last day in school.
Q.5 The last lesson is a story that dwells upon universal human nature . comment .
Ans – Man relies the worth of what he has, only after is taken away from him. - People realized how precious their mother tongue was .
LOST SPRING Anees Jung
1. The extract ‘Lost Spring’ describes the plight of street children forced into labour early in life and denied the opportunity of schooling. Explain this with reference to the extract.
.2. The story ‘Lost Spring’ gives us an authentic picture of child labour prevalent in India. What measures would you suggest to stop child labour?
.3. The extract ‘Lost Spring’ tells us about the callousness of society and the political class to the sufferings of the poor. Is this true of contemporary India. Cite examples.
4. What are the two distinct worlds referred by Anees Jung in the lessons ‘Lost Sprint’
Q-5 The beauty of the glass bangles of Firozabad contrasts with the misery of the people who produce them comment.
Ans – One of the family caught in web of poverty , burdened by the stigmer of caste.
- The other , vicious circle of the Sahukars, the middlemen, the policemen, the keepers of law etc.
Ans – Bangles are colorful, bright,