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By Car Across Europe (Questions and Answers)

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Q.1: Why it is easy to reach the continent of Europe from England?

Ans: It is easy to reach the continent of Europe from England because after crossing English Channel one can see or do variety of things and it is also not expensive to cross it.

Q.2: How students often travel abroad?

Ans: Students often travel abroad by bicycle or on foot. Sometimes they ask motorists for a free lift.

Q.3: How did older people often travel abroad?

Ans: The older people often travel abroad by bus or train.

Q.4: What are the advantages of taking private cars?

Ans: There are lot of advantages of travelling by private cars, one can travel far and wide in search of enjoyment and novelty, see more with less inconvenience and one do not worry about catching buses and trains or finding porters and taxis.

Q.5: Why were Roger and Sheila going to Capri?

Ans: Roger and Sheila were going to Capri on sentimental pilgrimage. Because five years ago they had spent their honeymoon there and now they wanted to see the place again.

Q.6: What preparation did Roger make?

Ans: Before setting on their journey to Capri Roger obtained passport, traveller’s cheques and necessary documents for his car.

Q.7: How did they cross English Channel?

Ans: They crossed English Channel by a car-ferry.

Q.8: What happened on the board ship?

Ans: They had lunch on the board, Roger bought some tax free cigarettes and then they entered into conversation with other passengers about the route they intended to follow across Europe.

Q.9: What did they do when they left Dunkirk?

Ans: Whey they left Dunkirk they drove off the ferry into France and were very soon on their way to Belgium.

Q.10: Where did they go after Brussels?

Ans: After Brussels they went to the Luxembourg.

Q.11: Which route they take through Germany?

Ans: From Trier a famous village of Germany they reached Koblenz. From there they turned the south along the River Rhine all the way through black forest to the town of Basle on Swiss-German border.

Q.12: Why did Roger want to drive across Switzerland?

Ans: Roger wanted to drive across Switzerland because he wanted to enter Italy by Simplon pass on the way to Melon.

Q.13: How did they get from Basel to Venice?

Ans: From Basel they went East ward to Innsbruck in Austria and then over the Brenner pass to Venice.

Q.14: Why is Venice unique?

Ans: Venice is unique in the world because it has canals in place of roads and streets.

Q.15: What was their route from Venice to Naples?

Ans: From Venice they went to Naples by route of Florence and Rome.

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.

Letters (Questions and Answers)

Q.1: When did Mr. Qureshi arrive in London and where did he stay for the first six days?

Ans: Mr. Qureshi arrived in London on Monday February 3, 1992 and stayed for the first six days at Montrose Hotel, Montrose Square, London.

Q.2: About how long did Mr. Qureshi stay in Britain?

Ans: Mr. Qureshi stayed in Britain for about tow months.

Q.3: Briefly explain how Saleem and David came to write to each other?

Ans: During his stay in England Mr. Qureshi went to see his English friends the Browns. Their son David Brown was of the same age as Mr. Qureshi’s son Saleem Qureshi. David was keen to know about life in Pakistan and offered to exchange letters with Mr. Qureshi’s son. Mr. Qureshi wrote to Saleem advising him to accept the offer which would improve his English and that is how the two boys came to write to each other.

Q.4: From Saleems’ letter how many children does Mr. Qureshi appear to have?

Ans: From Saleem’s letter it appears that Mr. Qureshi had one daughter and two sons.

Q.5: Where did Saleem go to take part in congregational prayers on Eid-ul-Fiter? Who accompanied him?

Ans: Saleem went to polo ground in Karachi to take part in congregational prayers on Eid-ul-Fiter with his relatives.

Q.6: What are carols and when are they sung?

Ans: Carols are hymns of joy. They are sung at Christmas.

Q.7: Why do children in England hang up empty stockings by their beds on Christmas Eve?

Ans: Children in England hang up empty stockings by their beds on Christmas Eve in the hope that legendary figure Father Christmas, will fill the stocking with Christmas present while they are asleep.

Q.8: Would you expect to see snow if you were in London at Christmas? What sort of weather would you expect?

Ans: It rarely snows in Southern England before January. So I could not expect to see snow in London at Christmas. The weather would be very cold and gloomy.

Q.9: Does Easter always fall on same date? What is the season in Britain when it occurs?

Ans: No Easter done not always fall on the same date. It varies with the moon but always falls during the spring season.

Q.10: What made the Browns decide not to drive to the seaside on Easter Monday in 1992?

Ans: The Browns decided not to drive to the seaside on Easter Monday in 1992 because on the previous Easter they had a very tedious journey owing to traffic jams.

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