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G I T A R A T T A N J I N D A L P U B L I C S C H O O L

ROHINI DELHI-110085

CLASS : XII SUBJECT : ENGLISH
BOOK: FLAMINGO
ASSIGNMENT 1
THE LAST LESSON
A. Answer the following questions in about 30-40 words: (9x2=18 marks)
Q1. How did Saheb react to the idea of going to school?
Q2. Bring out the irony in Saheb's name?
Q3. Why does the writer feel that it is not tradition but poverty that children do not wear shoes?
Q4. Why does the writer feel that the child in Udipi was more fortunate than others?
Q5. Why had people from Bangladesh left their own fields and come to settle in the slums in
Seemapuri?
Q6. What does the garbage mean to the slum dwellers? What does it mean to the children?
Q7. Saheb unlike the other children of his age , is resigned to his fate and does not covet for what he
thinks is beyond his means. Justify.
Q8. How is Mukesh different from Saheb?
Q9. Describe the miserable plight of the people working at the glass furnace?
B. Answer the following questions in about 150 words: ( 10 marks each)
Q1. Describe the miserable condition of the people at Seemapuri.
Q2. Seemapuri is a place near to the periphery of Delhi yet miles away from it. Explain this statement in
context of the chapter " The Last Lesson"?
Q3. Describe the poverty of living conditions of the people in Firozabad as described by the writer.