Wednesday, October 21, 2009

The Wolves of Cernogratz (Questions and Answers)

Q.1: What did Conrad ask his sister?

Ans: Conrad asked his sister if any old legends were associated with the castle they had come to occupy.

Q.2: What did the Baroness think the legend was?

Ans: The Baroness thought that the legend was false and it was invented by the governess who wanted to show that she was important person.

Q.3: What was the real story?

Ans: The real story was that Wolves came from far and wide and used to howl when ever a member of the Cernogratz family was about to die.

Q.4: At what precise moment would a tree fall in the park?

Ans: As the soul of dyeing person left the body, a tree used to fall in the park.

Q.5: How did the governess know the real story?

Ans: The governess knew the story because she was a member of the Cernogratz family.

Q.6: Why were the Baron and Baroness angry with Amalie?

Ans: The Baron and the Baroness were angry with Amalie because they thought that she talked proudly and claimed to be descended from the original owners of the castle.

Q.7: When did governess fall ill?

Ans: The governess fell ill in the cold weather after the Christmas.

Q.8: What was the first sign of presence of wolves?

Ans: The first sign of presence of Wolves was that the small woolly dog leapt out from its cushion and crept shivering under the sofa.

Q.9: Why did the governess insist on having her window open?

Ans: The governess insisted on having the window of her room open because she wanted to hear death music of the Wolves before she dies.

Q.10: What was the rational explanation for these strange events?

Ans: The rational explanation for these strange events is that the castle was situated in the forest which abounded in Wolves. They could naturally come near the castle and howled. It was sheer confidence that they howled when the governess was about to die.

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