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Chapter 13 : Dear Departed  
Page No: 154 
4. Given below are the main incidents in the play. They are in a 
jumbled order. 
Arrange them in the sequence in which they occur in the play. 
 
1. Victoria is asked to fetch the bunch of keys to the bureau to look for 
the insurance receipt. 
2. Mrs. Slater instructs Victoria to put her white frock on with a black 
sash. 
3. Mrs Slater discovers that grandfather is 'dead'. 
4. The Slaters fetch the bureau and the clock from upstairs. 
5. The family sits down to have tea. 
6. Henry wears the new slippers of grandfather's 
7. Grandfather comes to know how his daughters were in a hurry to 
divide his things between them. 
8. Grandfather announces his intention to change his will and to marry 
Mrs. Shorrocks. 
9. Grandfather comes down and is surprised to find the Jordans. 
10. They discuss the obituary announcement in the papers and the 
insurance premium payment. 
11. The Jordans arrive and learn the details of grandfather's 'demise'from 
the Slaters. 
 
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Chapter 13 : Dear Departed  
Page No: 154 
4. Given below are the main incidents in the play. They are in a 
jumbled order. 
Arrange them in the sequence in which they occur in the play. 
 
1. Victoria is asked to fetch the bunch of keys to the bureau to look for 
the insurance receipt. 
2. Mrs. Slater instructs Victoria to put her white frock on with a black 
sash. 
3. Mrs Slater discovers that grandfather is 'dead'. 
4. The Slaters fetch the bureau and the clock from upstairs. 
5. The family sits down to have tea. 
6. Henry wears the new slippers of grandfather's 
7. Grandfather comes to know how his daughters were in a hurry to 
divide his things between them. 
8. Grandfather announces his intention to change his will and to marry 
Mrs. Shorrocks. 
9. Grandfather comes down and is surprised to find the Jordans. 
10. They discuss the obituary announcement in the papers and the 
insurance premium payment. 
11. The Jordans arrive and learn the details of grandfather's 'demise'from 
the Slaters. 
 
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Answer 
 
3. Mrs Slater discovers that grandfather is 'dead'. 
2. Mrs. Slater instructs Victoria to put her white frock on with a black 
sash. 
6. Henry wears the new slippers of grandfather's 
4. The Slaters fetch the bureau and the clock from upstairs. 
11. The Jordans arrive and learn the details of grandfather's 'demise'from 
the Slaters. 
5. The family sits down to have tea. 
10. They discuss the obituary announcement in the papers and the 
insurance premium payment. 
1. Victoria is asked to fetch the bunch of keys to the bureau to look for 
the insurance receipt. 
9. Grandfather comes down and is surprised to find the Jordans. 
7. Grandfather comes to know how his daughters were in a hurry to 
divide his things between them. 
8. Grandfather announces his intention to change his will and to marry 
Mrs. Shorrocks. 
 
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5. Answer the following questions briefly. 
 
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Chapter 13 : Dear Departed  
Page No: 154 
4. Given below are the main incidents in the play. They are in a 
jumbled order. 
Arrange them in the sequence in which they occur in the play. 
 
1. Victoria is asked to fetch the bunch of keys to the bureau to look for 
the insurance receipt. 
2. Mrs. Slater instructs Victoria to put her white frock on with a black 
sash. 
3. Mrs Slater discovers that grandfather is 'dead'. 
4. The Slaters fetch the bureau and the clock from upstairs. 
5. The family sits down to have tea. 
6. Henry wears the new slippers of grandfather's 
7. Grandfather comes to know how his daughters were in a hurry to 
divide his things between them. 
8. Grandfather announces his intention to change his will and to marry 
Mrs. Shorrocks. 
9. Grandfather comes down and is surprised to find the Jordans. 
10. They discuss the obituary announcement in the papers and the 
insurance premium payment. 
11. The Jordans arrive and learn the details of grandfather's 'demise'from 
the Slaters. 
 
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Answer 
 
3. Mrs Slater discovers that grandfather is 'dead'. 
2. Mrs. Slater instructs Victoria to put her white frock on with a black 
sash. 
6. Henry wears the new slippers of grandfather's 
4. The Slaters fetch the bureau and the clock from upstairs. 
11. The Jordans arrive and learn the details of grandfather's 'demise'from 
the Slaters. 
5. The family sits down to have tea. 
10. They discuss the obituary announcement in the papers and the 
insurance premium payment. 
1. Victoria is asked to fetch the bunch of keys to the bureau to look for 
the insurance receipt. 
9. Grandfather comes down and is surprised to find the Jordans. 
7. Grandfather comes to know how his daughters were in a hurry to 
divide his things between them. 
8. Grandfather announces his intention to change his will and to marry 
Mrs. Shorrocks. 
 
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5. Answer the following questions briefly. 
 
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(1) How does Mrs. Slater plan to outshine the Jordans? What does it 
reveal about her character? 
 
Answer 
 
Mrs. Slater was not very happy with the mourning dresses that she and 
her family were wearing. In fact, she had ordered new dresses for 
everybody. However, she thought that her sister wouldn’t have thought 
of mourning dresses and so she would outshine them there. 
Mrs. Slater was a very superficial person. She was not concerned about 
the death in her family but was more bothered about her appearance and 
how to be better than her sister. 
 
(2) Why does Mrs. Slater decide to shift the bureau from grandfather's 
room before the arrival of the Jordans? How does Henry react to the 
suggestion?  
 
Answer 
 
Mrs. Slater always liked grandfather’s bureau. After his death, she 
decided to shift it to sitting room before her sister arrived lest she laid a 
claim on it. 
Henry was shocked at the suggestion because he felt that the sisters 
should amicably divide grandfather’s things. He also felt that it was too 
heavy and moreover, he was worried about the arrival of the Jordans 
while they were shifting it. 
 
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Chapter 13 : Dear Departed  
Page No: 154 
4. Given below are the main incidents in the play. They are in a 
jumbled order. 
Arrange them in the sequence in which they occur in the play. 
 
1. Victoria is asked to fetch the bunch of keys to the bureau to look for 
the insurance receipt. 
2. Mrs. Slater instructs Victoria to put her white frock on with a black 
sash. 
3. Mrs Slater discovers that grandfather is 'dead'. 
4. The Slaters fetch the bureau and the clock from upstairs. 
5. The family sits down to have tea. 
6. Henry wears the new slippers of grandfather's 
7. Grandfather comes to know how his daughters were in a hurry to 
divide his things between them. 
8. Grandfather announces his intention to change his will and to marry 
Mrs. Shorrocks. 
9. Grandfather comes down and is surprised to find the Jordans. 
10. They discuss the obituary announcement in the papers and the 
insurance premium payment. 
11. The Jordans arrive and learn the details of grandfather's 'demise'from 
the Slaters. 
 
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Answer 
 
3. Mrs Slater discovers that grandfather is 'dead'. 
2. Mrs. Slater instructs Victoria to put her white frock on with a black 
sash. 
6. Henry wears the new slippers of grandfather's 
4. The Slaters fetch the bureau and the clock from upstairs. 
11. The Jordans arrive and learn the details of grandfather's 'demise'from 
the Slaters. 
5. The family sits down to have tea. 
10. They discuss the obituary announcement in the papers and the 
insurance premium payment. 
1. Victoria is asked to fetch the bunch of keys to the bureau to look for 
the insurance receipt. 
9. Grandfather comes down and is surprised to find the Jordans. 
7. Grandfather comes to know how his daughters were in a hurry to 
divide his things between them. 
8. Grandfather announces his intention to change his will and to marry 
Mrs. Shorrocks. 
 
Page No: 155 
 
5. Answer the following questions briefly. 
 
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(1) How does Mrs. Slater plan to outshine the Jordans? What does it 
reveal about her character? 
 
Answer 
 
Mrs. Slater was not very happy with the mourning dresses that she and 
her family were wearing. In fact, she had ordered new dresses for 
everybody. However, she thought that her sister wouldn’t have thought 
of mourning dresses and so she would outshine them there. 
Mrs. Slater was a very superficial person. She was not concerned about 
the death in her family but was more bothered about her appearance and 
how to be better than her sister. 
 
(2) Why does Mrs. Slater decide to shift the bureau from grandfather's 
room before the arrival of the Jordans? How does Henry react to the 
suggestion?  
 
Answer 
 
Mrs. Slater always liked grandfather’s bureau. After his death, she 
decided to shift it to sitting room before her sister arrived lest she laid a 
claim on it. 
Henry was shocked at the suggestion because he felt that the sisters 
should amicably divide grandfather’s things. He also felt that it was too 
heavy and moreover, he was worried about the arrival of the Jordans 
while they were shifting it. 
 
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(3) What is the reason for the Jordans taking a long time to get to the 
house of the Slaters? What does it show about the two sisters' attitude 
towards each other? 
 
Answer 
 
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Chapter 13 : Dear Departed  
Page No: 154 
4. Given below are the main incidents in the play. They are in a 
jumbled order. 
Arrange them in the sequence in which they occur in the play. 
 
1. Victoria is asked to fetch the bunch of keys to the bureau to look for 
the insurance receipt. 
2. Mrs. Slater instructs Victoria to put her white frock on with a black 
sash. 
3. Mrs Slater discovers that grandfather is 'dead'. 
4. The Slaters fetch the bureau and the clock from upstairs. 
5. The family sits down to have tea. 
6. Henry wears the new slippers of grandfather's 
7. Grandfather comes to know how his daughters were in a hurry to 
divide his things between them. 
8. Grandfather announces his intention to change his will and to marry 
Mrs. Shorrocks. 
9. Grandfather comes down and is surprised to find the Jordans. 
10. They discuss the obituary announcement in the papers and the 
insurance premium payment. 
11. The Jordans arrive and learn the details of grandfather's 'demise'from 
the Slaters. 
 
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Answer 
 
3. Mrs Slater discovers that grandfather is 'dead'. 
2. Mrs. Slater instructs Victoria to put her white frock on with a black 
sash. 
6. Henry wears the new slippers of grandfather's 
4. The Slaters fetch the bureau and the clock from upstairs. 
11. The Jordans arrive and learn the details of grandfather's 'demise'from 
the Slaters. 
5. The family sits down to have tea. 
10. They discuss the obituary announcement in the papers and the 
insurance premium payment. 
1. Victoria is asked to fetch the bunch of keys to the bureau to look for 
the insurance receipt. 
9. Grandfather comes down and is surprised to find the Jordans. 
7. Grandfather comes to know how his daughters were in a hurry to 
divide his things between them. 
8. Grandfather announces his intention to change his will and to marry 
Mrs. Shorrocks. 
 
Page No: 155 
 
5. Answer the following questions briefly. 
 
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(1) How does Mrs. Slater plan to outshine the Jordans? What does it 
reveal about her character? 
 
Answer 
 
Mrs. Slater was not very happy with the mourning dresses that she and 
her family were wearing. In fact, she had ordered new dresses for 
everybody. However, she thought that her sister wouldn’t have thought 
of mourning dresses and so she would outshine them there. 
Mrs. Slater was a very superficial person. She was not concerned about 
the death in her family but was more bothered about her appearance and 
how to be better than her sister. 
 
(2) Why does Mrs. Slater decide to shift the bureau from grandfather's 
room before the arrival of the Jordans? How does Henry react to the 
suggestion?  
 
Answer 
 
Mrs. Slater always liked grandfather’s bureau. After his death, she 
decided to shift it to sitting room before her sister arrived lest she laid a 
claim on it. 
Henry was shocked at the suggestion because he felt that the sisters 
should amicably divide grandfather’s things. He also felt that it was too 
heavy and moreover, he was worried about the arrival of the Jordans 
while they were shifting it. 
 
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(3) What is the reason for the Jordans taking a long time to get to the 
house of the Slaters? What does it show about the two sisters' attitude 
towards each other? 
 
Answer 
 
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Mrs Jordan took a lot of time to reach the home of the Slater’s because 
she wanted to get a complete new mourning dress before coming. Both 
the sisters are notgrief-stricken at the death of their father but are trying 
to out shine each other in wearing their best mourning dresses. For the 
sisters grief is to be depicted through mourning- dress and not through 
the feelings in one’s heart. 
 
(4) What does Mrs. Jordan describe as 'a fatal mistake'? What is the 
irony in the comment she makes on Mrs. Slater's defense? 
 
Answer 
 
Mrs. Slater sends for Dr Pringle as soon as she realises that grandfather 
is dead. However, Dr Pringle could not come as he was out. It was this 
that Mrs. Jordan describes as a “fatal mistake”. According to Mrs. 
Jordan grandfather could have been revived had Mrs. Slater sent for 
another doctor. It is this blunder on Mrs. Slater’s part that Mrs. Jordan 
describes as fatal. 
 
(5) Ben appreciates grandfather saying 'its' a good thing he did'. Later he 
calls him a 'drunken old beggar'. Why does he change his opinion about 
grandfather? 
 
Answer 
 
Ben appreciated grandfather when he came to know that he had gone out 
to pay his insurance premium. However, when he got to know that he 
had not paid the premium instead gone to a public house, he calls him a 
drunken old beggar. 
Ben changed his opinion about grandfather when he realised that he 
hadn’t paid premium because now after his death they could not claim 
the insurance money. 
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