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Test: Deep Water- 3 - Question 1

For how many years had the author taught in high school in Yakima?

Detailed Solution for Test: Deep Water- 3 - Question 1 William Douglas (1898-1980) was born in Maine, Minnesota. After graduating with a Bachelors of Arts in English and Economics, he spent two years teaching high school in Yakima. However, he got tired of this and decided to pursue a legal career
Test: Deep Water- 3 - Question 2

How did the author's fear vanish?

Detailed Solution for Test: Deep Water- 3 - Question 2 The haunting fear of the water followed Douglas in his fishing trips, swimming, boating and canoeing. To get rid of this fear, he finally engaged an instructor who practised him five days a week, an hour each day. He held one end of the rope in his hands and the other end through a pulley overhead of Douglas.
Test: Deep Water- 3 - Question 3

Where did the writer go when he was 3 or 4 years old in the story?

Detailed Solution for Test: Deep Water- 3 - Question 3 The story has been taken from the author's autobiography- 'Of Men and Mountains'. In this piece, he tells about his fear of water and how he conquered it by determination and willpower. As a child, when he was 3 or 4 years old, he would go to the beach in California with his father.
Test: Deep Water- 3 - Question 4

How did the author learn swimming?

Detailed Solution for Test: Deep Water- 3 - Question 4 When the author was ten or eleven years old, he decided to learn swimming. The author paddled with his new water wings, watching the other and trying to learn by imitating them. He did this two or three times on different days and started to feel at ease in the water.
Test: Deep Water- 3 - Question 5

What is the theme of the story Deep Water?

Detailed Solution for Test: Deep Water- 3 - Question 5 'Deep Water' deals with the childhood fear of Douglas. A misadventure at the YMCA pool developed an aversion of water in him and he suffered from hydrophobia. The story focuses on the fact that childhood fears must never be treated lightly.
Test: Deep Water- 3 - Question 6

Who threw Douglas into the swimming pool?

Detailed Solution for Test: Deep Water- 3 - Question 6 A misadventure at the YMCA pool wherein Douglas was thrown into the deeper end of the pool by a big boy made Douglas afraid of water. He went down into the water three times but failed to come up. Though he was ultimately saved, a terror of water developed in him as his lungs filled with water.
Test: Deep Water- 3 - Question 7

What were the series of emotions and fears that Douglas experienced when he was thrown into the pool?

Detailed Solution for Test: Deep Water- 3 - Question 7 William Douglas was first frightened though not to a very severe extent. As he began to sink, anxiety began to rise as it took him longer to reach the 9 feet deep bottom. He made a plan to use all his strength to jump the moment he reached the bottom of the pool and rise to the surface of the pool.
Test: Deep Water- 3 - Question 8

What lesson did Douglas learn from his experience of drowning learning to swim?

Detailed Solution for Test: Deep Water- 3 - Question 8 Douglas learnt this lesson after he had conquered his fear of water completely. He went to Lake Wentworth, dived into the warm lake, and swam across to the other shore and back. He shouted with joy at finally having conquered his fear of water and realized the meaning of Roosevelt's words.
Test: Deep Water- 3 - Question 9

What does Douglas do to save himself in the pool?

Detailed Solution for Test: Deep Water- 3 - Question 9 While going down to the bottom, he made a plan to save himself from being drowned. He decided to make a big jump as his feet hit the bottom. He hoped to move up to the surface of water like a cork. Then he would lie flat on it, and paddle to the edge of the pool.
Test: Deep Water- 3 - Question 10

How many times did Douglas try to come to the surface of the pool?

Detailed Solution for Test: Deep Water- 3 - Question 10 Douglas tried three times to come to the surface of the pool. Explanation: "Deep Water" is a short narrative of William Douglas, who, through this story conveyed a message that fear can be conquered by sheer determination.
Test: Deep Water- 3 - Question 11

Why did Douglas hire an instructor?

Detailed Solution for Test: Deep Water- 3 - Question 11 Douglas did decide to engage an instructor because he wanted to overcome from the fear of water that set in his heart or mind from his two bad experience of life. He got training from instructor for four months that was much helpful for him to develop his fishing skill.
Test: Deep Water- 3 - Question 12

What was stopping Douglas to get into the waters of Cascade?

Detailed Solution for Test: Deep Water- 3 - Question 12 After his misadventure in the pool, Douglas wanted to get into the waters of the cascades but the old fear overpowered him. His legs would become paralysed and icy terror would grab his heart. He could not enjoy the sports games like canoeing, boating and swimming.
Test: Deep Water- 3 - Question 13

Where was the lake Wentworth?

Detailed Solution for Test: Deep Water- 3 - Question 13 Douglas went to Lake Wentworth in New Hampshire to finally let go f his fear of water and see if the fear is really gone from him. Explanation: William O. Douglas is the narrator, protagonist and writer of the story "Deep Water".
Test: Deep Water- 3 - Question 14

How did Douglas make sure that he had conquered the old terror?

Detailed Solution for Test: Deep Water- 3 - Question 14 Douglas had experienced both the sensation of dying and the terror that the fear of death can cause. Strong will, hard determination, courage and toil as well as honest labour won over all his terrors and fears. The will to live brushed aside all his fears.

In reality all our fears are only psychological, and can be easily won over, if we can control our mind. This realisation makes Douglas resolve to learn swimming by engaging an instructor. This instructor, piece by piece, built Douglas into a swimmer. However, his first step was to drive away Douglas’ fear of water, before training him in swimming techniques. When Douglas tried and swam the length of the pool up and down, small traces of his old terror of water would return. So, he went to Lake Wentworth, dived at Triggs Island and swam two miles across the lake to Stamp Act Island. Finally, he was certain that he had conquered his fear of water.

Test: Deep Water- 3 - Question 15

At first, why was the writer not much frightened when he was thrown into the pool?

Detailed Solution for Test: Deep Water- 3 - Question 15 Douglas was frightened when he was thrown into the pool. However, he was not frightened out of his wits. While sinking down he made a plan. He would make a big jump when his feet hit the bottom.
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