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Question1:
Whatarethequalitiesofa"gentleman"?Workwithyourpartnerandcompletethe
followingwebchartbylistingthequalitiesofagentleman.

Answer:

Question2:
Basedonyourdiscussionabove,whatdoyouthinkthestoryisabout?
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Answer:
Thestorycouldbeaboutwhethertheprotagonistsaretrulygentlemanlyornot,based
onthequalitieslistedabove.
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Question4(1):
Thedriverdidnotapproveofthenarratorbuyingfruitfromthetwoboysbecause
(a)theboyswereuntidyandpoorlydressed
(b)thestrawberrieswerenotfresh
(c)theywereaskingforaheavyprice
(d)thedriverdidnotapproveofsmallboyswhoworked

Answer:
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(a)theboyswereuntidyandpoorlydressed
Question4(2):
Thenarratorwasmostimpressedbytheboys'
(a)desiretoearnmoney
(b)willingnesstowork
(c)abilitytoperformmanytasks
(d)senseoffun
Answer:
(b)willingnesstowork
Question4(3):
NicolawasnotpleasedwhenJacopoaskedthenarratortodrivethemtoPoletaashe
(a)didnotwantastrangertobecomeinvolvedwiththeirplans
(b)preferredgoingtoPoletabytrainsothathecouldenjoythescenery
(c)didnotwanttoaskanyoneforfavours
(d)didnotwanttotakehelpfromsomeonehedidnotknowwell

Answer:
(a)didnotwantastrangertobecomeinvolvedwiththeirplans
Question4(4):
ThenarratordidnotgoinsideLucia'sroomas
(a)hedidnotwanttointrudeintotheirprivacy
(b)hethoughtthattheboyswouldobject
(c)Luciawouldnotwelcomeastranger
(d)theboyswouldfeelhewasspyingonthem

Answer:
(a)hedidnotwanttointrudeintotheirprivacy
Question4(5):
TheboyswerethefirsttojointheresistancemovementagainsttheGermansbecause
(a)theGermanshadhurttheirsister
(b)theGermansruledthecity
(c)theGermanshadruinedtheirfamily
(d)theGermanshaddestroyedtheirhome

Answer:
(c)theGermanshadruinedtheirfamily
Question4(6):
Theauthordidnotspeaktotheboysontheirreturnjourneybecause
(a)hethoughttheboyswouldprefertokeeptheirsecret
(b)hethoughttheboyswereashamedoftheirsister'scondition
(c)hethoughttheywouldn'ttellhimthetruth
(d)hethoughttheboysmightaskhimformoneyfortheirsister

Answer:
(a)hethoughttheboyswouldprefertokeeptheirsecret
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Question5(a):
"Wedomanythings,sir,"Nicolaansweredseriously.Heglancedatushopefully.

Answer:
Thenarratorwassurprisedtoseetheboysshiningshoesbecausehethoughtthatthey
soldfruitsforaliving.However,whenhequestionedtheboysregardingthis,Nicola
saidthattheyalsodidalotofotherthingsforaliving.Theboyshopedthatthenarrator
wouldaskfortheirservicesandinreturnwouldearnsomegoodmoney.
Question5(b):
Hecoloureddeeplyunderhissunburn,thengrewpale
Answer:
Thenarratorwasastonishedtoseethatboysworkedharddayandnightandyetlived
meagerly.Hewantedtoknowwhattheboysdidwiththemoneytheyearned.Whenhe
questionedNicola,heappeareduncomfortable.Perhapstheboyswerenotusedto
anybodyquestioningthemregardingtheirearnings,andthenarratorsquestion
embarrassedthem.
Question5(c):
Hesmileduncomfortably."Justplans,sir,"heansweredinalowvoice.
Answer:
WhenthenarratorsuggestedthattheboysweresavingtoemigratetotheStates.
Nicolarespondedthathowmuchevertheywishedtodothat,currentlytheyhadother
plans,whichhewasunwillingtoanduncomfortablesharingwiththenarrator.
Question5(d):
Yetinboththeseboyishfacestherewasaseriousnesswhichwasfarbeyondtheir
years.
Answer:
Althoughtheboysweresmallandinnocent,therewasamaturityintheirdemeanour,
whichwasunbelievableattheirage.
Question6(a):
Whydidn'tLuigi,thedriver,approveofthetwoboys?

Answer:
Luigijudgedthetwoboysbytheirappearance.Hedidnotapproveofthetwoboys
becausetheywereshabbilydressedandhethoughtthattheymightsellbadfruit
Question6(b):
Whywerethenarratorandhiscompanionimpressedbythetwoboys?

Answer:
Thenarratorandhiscompanionweresurprisedthattheboysweredoingsomany
thingsatsuchayoungage.Underthehotsuntheysoldfruits,newspapers,ran
errandsandweretouristguidesaswell.Theydidanyoddjobthattheywereaskedto
do.Theirwillingnesstodoanykindofworkimpressedthenarratorandhiscompanion.
Question6(c):
WhywastheauthorsurprisedtoseeNicolaandJacopoworkingasshoeshineboys?

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Answer:
ThenarratorwassurprisedtoseeNicolaandJacoposhiningshoesbecausehe
thoughtthatsellingfruitswastheironlyoccupancy.
Question6(d):
Howweretheboysusefultotheauthor?

Answer:
Theboysdideverythingthenarratorandhiscompanionaskedthemtodo:they
showedthemaroundthecity,boughtticketsfortheoperaforthem,toldthemabout
goodrestaurantsandranalltheirerrands.
Question6(e):
Whyweretheboysinthedesertedsquareatnight?Whatcharactertraitsdothey
exhibit?

Answer:
TheboyswerewaitingforthelastbusfromPaudasothattheycouldsellalltheir
papers.Thisexplainsthefactthatthetwoboyswereveryhardworkinganddedicate
Question6(f):
Thenarratoraskstheboys,"Mustyouworksohard?Youbothlookrathertired."
Theboysreply,"Wearenotcomplaining,sir."Whatdoyoulearnabouttheboysfrom
theirreply?

Answer:
Theboyswereveryfocusedandcommitted.Theironlymotivewastopayfortheir
sisterstreatment.Theydidnotcarefortheircomfortbuttirelesslyworkedhardtoearn
money.
Question6(g):
Whenthenarratoraskstheboysabouttheirplans,theyareevasive.Whydon'tthey
disclosetheirproblems?

Answer:
Thetwoboysdidnotwantthenarratortoknowoftheirproblemsbecausetheywere
strongandcourageouskidsinthefaceofadversitywhodidnotwantastrangerto
sympathisewiththem.Theywereconfidentkidswhowouldratherworkhardandearn
inordertofindsolutionsofthesameontheirown
Question7(a):
Appearancesaredeceptive.Discusswithreferencetothetwoboys.

Answer:
ThenarrativebeganwithdescriptionoftheshabbyappearanceofthetwoboysNicola
andJacopo.Inspiteoftheirappearance,thenarratorboughtfruitfromthem.Inthe
followingdays,thenarratordiscoveredthattheboysdidalotofotherthingsapartfrom
sellingfruit:theysoldnewspapers,theywereshoeshineboys,touristguidesandran
errands.Allthismadethenarratorthinkthattheboyswereworkingsohardtosave
moneytoemigratetoAmerica.However,itisrevealedduringthecourseofthestory
thattheironlymotivewastobeabletopayfortheirsisterstreatment.Warhad
destroyedmostoftheirfamilyandyetithadnotfilledthemwithdespair.Theboys
wereworkingdayandnighttosavewhateverwasleft.Behindtheirshabby
appearanceswerehiddentwonoblesoulswhosededicationandselflessnesspromises
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anewhopeformankind.
Question7(b):
DoyouthinktheboyslookedafterLuciawillingly?Givereasonsforyouranswer.

Answer:
Theboyslovedtheirsister.Shewastheonlyfamilyleftafterthewarwasover.When
theyrealizedthattheirsisterhadtuberculosisofthespine,theygotheradmittedtoa
hospital.Theyworkedharddayandnighttopayforhertreatment.Theyvisitedtheir
sistereverySundayinthehospital.Theycouldhaveemigratedtothestatesbutthey
chosetostaybackandlookaftertheirsister.Theydidntwanttoloseher.
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Question9:
TwoGentlemenofVeronaiswritteninthefirstperson.Astorywritteninthefirst
personisafirsthandaccountofeventstoldornarratedthroughtheeyesofasingle
character,typicallythemaincharacter.Storieswritteninthefirstpersonareeasily
identifiedbytheuseofthepronoun'I'ratherthan'heorshe'.
Thereaderwillseephrasessuchas"Isaid,Ithought,"ratherthan"hesaid,she
thought."Everythingisexperiencedthroughtheeyesofasinglecharacter,andall
thoughtsandobservationsarelimitedtothatoneperson.Therecanbenooutside
observer.Ifthenarratordoesnotseeorexperienceaneventfirsthand,itcannotbea
partofthestory.Allscenesinthestoryarefilteredthroughthisperson'sunique
perception.
Thethirdpersonisanarrativemodeinwhichboththereaderandauthorobservethe
situationeitherthroughthesensesandthoughtsofmorethanonecharacter,orthrough
anoverarchinggodlikeperspectivethatseesandknowseverythingthathappensand
everythingthecharactersarethinking.Inthismodeofnarration,thenarratorcantell
thereaderthingsthatthemaincharacterdoesnotknow,orthingsthatnoneofthe
charactersknow.
Answer:
Note:Thisquestionistobeansweredonthebasisofyourownunderstanding,
experienceandthoughts.Itisstronglyrecommendedthatyoupreparethesolutionon
yourown.However,onesamplesolutionhasbeenprovidedforyourreference.
Thedriverwaitedoutsideuntiltheboysrejoinedhim,andthendrovethembacktothe
city.Theysatbesidehim,notspeaking.Thedriverdidnotsayaword.Hethoughtthe
boyswouldprefertofeelthattheyhadsafelykepttheirsecret.Yettheirdevotionhad
touchedhimdeeply.Warhadnotbrokentheirspirit.Theirselflessactionbroughtanew
nobilitytohumanlife,gavepromiseofagreaterhopeforhumansociety.
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Question10(a:
Theloveanddevotion,andthefamilyvaluesNicolaandJacopodisplay.

Answer:
Note:Thisquestionistobeansweredonthebasisofyourownunderstanding,
experienceandthoughts.Itisstronglyrecommendedthatyoupreparethesolutionon
yourown.However,somepointersfordiscussionhavebeenprovidedforyour
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reference.
Theirlivesbeforethewar
Smallfamily:father,twobrothersandasister
Howwardevastatedtheirlives.
Inspiteofcontrarycircumstances,howtheyaredriventogetbacktotheirfamily.
Question10(b:
Theirprideinthemselvesandtheirfamily

Answer:
Note:Thisquestionistobeansweredonthebasisofyourownunderstanding,
experienceandthoughts.Itisstronglyrecommendedthatyoupreparethesolutionon
yourown.However,somepointersfordiscussionhavebeenprovidedforyour
reference.
Theboysnevercomplainoftheircircumstancesandthehardshipstheyface.
Theydontwanttorevealaswhytheyareworkingdayandnight.
TheydontdisclosetheirreasonforgoingtoPoleta.
Question10(c:
Thetrusttheyplaceinthenarrator

Answer:
Note:Thisquestionistobeansweredonthebasisofyourownunderstanding,
experienceandthoughts.Itisstronglyrecommendedthatyoupreparethesolutionon
yourown.However,somepointersfordiscussionhavebeenprovidedforyour
reference.
Howtheboysareusefultothenarratorandhiscompanion.
JacoporequeststhenarratortosendthemtoPoletaintheircarwhichtheymightnot
haveaskedanybody.
Afterinitialdisagreementbetweenthebrothersandreassurancefromthenarratorthey
agreetogowithhim.
Theyareverycomfortableandtrusthimcompletely.
Question10(d:
Thereasonthenarratordoesnotdisclosetothemthatheknowstheirsecret.

Answer:
Note:Thisquestionistobeansweredonthebasisofyourownunderstanding,
experienceandthoughts.Itisstronglyrecommendedthatyoupreparethesolutionon
yourown.However,somepointersfordiscussionhavebeenprovidedforyour
reference.
NicolainitiallyisnotcomfortablewiththenarratordrivingthemtoPoleta.
Aftersomethinkingtheyagree.
Themomenttheyreachtheirdestinationtheyjumpoutofthecaranddonotaskthe
narratortocomewiththem.Ontheotherhand,theysuggesthimtospendtimeata
cafinthevillage.
Thenarratorunderstandstheirreluctancetosharetheirpurposeofvisitwithhimand,
therefore,doesnotdisclosetothemthatheknowstheirsecret.
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Asthenarrator,writeanarticleonthelessonoflove,faithandtrustthatyouhave
learntfromthetwoyoungboysofVerona.

Answer:
Note:Thisquestionistobeansweredonthebasisofyourownunderstanding,
experienceandthoughts.Itisstronglyrecommendedthatyoupreparethesolutionon
yourown.However,somepointershavebeenprovidedforyourreference.
Thenarratorsinitialimpressionofthetwoboys.
Theirwillingnesstodoanykindofjob.
Theirbehaviourandinnocence.
Thematuritytheydisplay.
Theirusefulnesstothenarrator
Thereasonbehindtheirhardwork
Warhadnotdestroyedtheirspiritbutfilledthemwithanewenergy
Theysettobuildwhatwasleftafterthewar
Lovefortheirsister.
Theirregularweeklyvisitstomeettheirsister.
Theirmakingsurethattheyregularlypayforhertreatment.
Theirdedication,sacrifice,selflessness.
Question12:
Afterherbrothers'visit,Luciawritesapageinherdiaryaboutherpastlifeandher
presentsituation.AsLuciawritethediaryentryinabout150words.

Answer:
Note:Thisquestionistobeansweredonthebasisofyourownunderstanding,
experienceandthoughts.Itisstronglyrecommendedthatyoupreparethesolutionon
yourown.However,somepointershavebeenprovidedforyourreference.
Thewarhaddestroyedmyhome.
Wealmostdiedofstarvationandextremecold.
MybrothershatedtheGermans.Theyjoinedtheresistancemovement.
Afterthewarwasover,theycamebacktomebutunfortunatelyIwasafflictedwith
tuberculosisofspine.
Theyadmittedmeinahospital.
Theycomeheretomeetmeeveryweek

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Ilookforwardtotheirvisit.
Theyareworkingveryhardtopayformytreatment.
Todaytheycameinacarunlikeothertimeswhentheycycle30kmsjusttomeetme.
Theytoldmeaboutthisgentlemanwhoespeciallydrovethemhere.
TheyhadshownhimVerona.Theyransmallerrandsforhim.
IprayIfeelbetterandbeabletowalkandsingagain.
Iamgratefulforsuchlovelybrothers

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