The Last Lesson: Extract Based Type Questions Notes | Study English Class 12 - Class 12

Class 12: The Last Lesson: Extract Based Type Questions Notes | Study English Class 12 - Class 12

The document The Last Lesson: Extract Based Type Questions Notes | Study English Class 12 - Class 12 is a part of the Class 12 Course English Class 12.
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Read the given passages and answer the questions that follow:

But I got mixed up on the first words and stood there, holding on to my desk, my heart beating, and not daring to look up.

Question 1: Why did he stand holding the desk?
(a) He was surprised at the question
(b) He had not prepared his lesson
(c) He was absent the previous day
(d) He did not listen the question clearly

Option (b) is correct

Hamel asked Franz to recite the rules on participles. He wanted to recite it without any mistakes. But he mixed up on the very first words and stood there, holding on to his desk. It was his turn to recite the rules for participles.


Read the given passages and answer the questions that follow:

But I got mixed up on the first words and stood there, holding on to my desk, my heart beating, and not daring to look up.

Question 2: What was asked in the class from ‘I’?
(a) Rule of grammar
(b) Addition rule
(c) Multiplication table of 18
(d) Essay on ‘The Language’

Option (a) is correct

After questioning on Participles, from their habit of putting off learning till tomorrow, he talked of French, calling it to be the most beautiful, clearest and logical language. After grammar, they had a lesson in writing; he heard every lesson to the last.


Read the given passages and answer the questions that follow:

The idea that he was going away, that I should never see him again, made me forget all about his ruler and how cranky he was.

Question 3: Why would ‘I’ never see him again?
(a) He was leaving the school.
(b) He was shifted to another class.
(c) He was promoted to next school.
(d) All of these.

Option (a) is correct

'I' never see him again because he was leaving the school.


Read the given passages and answer the questions that follow:

The idea that he was going away, that I should never see him again, made me forget all about his ruler and how cranky he was.

Question 4: Who is ‘I’ here?
(a) Franz
(b) Village Head
(c) Mr. Hamel
(d) School Principal

Option (a) is correct

Franz is 'I' here.


Read the given passages and answer the questions that follow:

“My children, this is the last lesson I shall give you. The order has come from Berlin to teach only German in the schools of Alsace and Lorraine. The new master comes tomorrow. This is your last French lesson. I want you to be very attentive.”

Question 5: Which districts had come under Prussian rule?
(a) Alsace
(b) Lorraine
(c) Both a and b
(d) none of these

Option (c) is correct

In the Last Lesson summary, the author narrates events about the year 1870 when France was captured by Bismarck led Prussian forces. Furthermore, the Lorraine and Alsace districts went under Prussian rule. There was the discontinuation of teaching French in these two districts.


Read the given passages and answer the questions that follow:

“My children, this is the last lesson I shall give you. The order has come from Berlin to teach only German in the schools of Alsace and Lorraine. The new master comes tomorrow. This is your last French lesson. I want you to be very attentive.”

Question 6: Whom is he addressing to?
(a) Franz and his classmates
(b) Village seniors
(c) Chief Guest
(d) Everyone in the class

Option (d) is correct

He addresing to everyone in the class.


Read the given passages and answer the questions that follow:

I jumped over the bench and sat down at my desk. Not till then, when I had got a little over my fright, did I see that our teacher had on his beautiful green coat, his frilled shirt, and the little black silk cap, all embroidered, that he never wore except on inspection and prize days.

Question 7: What change did ‘I’ find in teacher’s appearance?
(a) Teaching uninterrupted
(b) Speaking rudely
(c) Dressed for special occasion
(d) Looking old and tired

Option (c) is correct

When he entered the class room M. Hamel instead of blaming or scolding him said him very kindly to get to his seat. He notice his behaviour as well as he also notices M. Hamel's clothes who he usually wears on special occasions.


Read the given passages and answer the questions that follow:

I jumped over the bench and sat down at my desk. Not till then, when I had got a little over my fright, did I see that our teacher had on his beautiful green coat, his frilled shirt, and the little black silk cap, all embroidered, that he never wore except on inspection and prize days.

Question 8: ‘I had got over a little over my fright’ means :
(a) A bit afraid
(b) A bit settled
(c) Being cautious
(d) All of these

Option (b) is correct

This lines means that when the writer was relieved that he is not going to be punished for being late and got over the fear of M. Hamel , He noticed that Mr Hamel was wearing his special coat that he wore only on special occassions.


Read the given passages and answer the questions that follow:

Usually, when school began, there was a great bustle, which could be heard out in the street, the opening and closing of desks, lessons repeated in unison, very loud, with our hands over our ears to understand better, and the teacher ’s great ruler rapping on the table.

Question 9: What usual things happened every day at school?
(a) Great bustle and noise
(b) Proper discipline
(c) Attendance
(d) Morning assembly

Option (a) is correct

When school began every day, there was a great bustle of opening and closing of the desks, lessons were repeated in unison loudly and the teacher's ruler rapped on the table.


Read the given passages and answer the questions that follow:

Usually, when school began, there was a great bustle, which could be heard out in the street, the opening and closing of desks, lessons repeated in unison, very loud, with our hands over our ears to understand better, and the teacher ’s great ruler rapping on the table.

Question 10: Who is the teacher referred to here?
(a) Mr. Hamel
(b) Mr. Chris
(c) Mr. Franz
(d) none of these

Option (a) is correct

It is the last day of their French teacher M. Hamel, who has been there for forty years. He is full of grief, nostalgia and patriotism. As a mark of respect to his hard work, the village men also attend his 'last lesson'.


Read the given passages and answer the questions that follow:

I started for school very late that morning and was in great dread of a scolding, especially because Mr. Hamel had said that he would question us on participles, and I did not know the first word about them. For a moment, I thought of running away and spending the day out of doors. It was so warm, so bright!

Question 11: Why was Franz in great dread?
(a) He had not prepared for his grammar lesson.
(b) He had bunked the class the previous day.
(c) He had not brought his notebook.
(d) none of these

Option (a) is correct

He was in a great dread of scolding on that day because his French teacher had asked the students of the class to come prepared for the questions to be asked in Participles. But, Franz was late to school that morning and he wasn't prepared well for the test. So, he was afraid to face the teacher's questions.


Read the given passages and answer the questions that follow:

M. Hamel went on to talk of the French language, saying that it was the most beautiful language in the world — the clearest, the most logical; that we must guard it among us and never forget it, because when people are enslaved, as long as they hold fast to their language it is as if they had the key to their prison. Then he opened a grammar book and read us our lesson. I was amazed to see how well I understood it. All he said seemed so easy, so easy!

Question 12: “I was amazed to see how well I understood it.”
Select the option that does NOT explain why Franz found the grammar lesson “easy”.
(a) Franz was paying careful attention in class this time.
(b) M. Hamel was being extremely patient and calm in his teaching.
(c) Franz was inspired and had found a new meaning and purpose to learning.
(d) Franz had realized that French was the clearest and most logical language.

Option (d) is correct

He praised French as the most beautiful, the clearest and most logical language in the world. He said that for the enslaved people, their language was the key to their prison.


Read the given passages and answer the questions that follow:

Poor man! It was in honour of this last lesson that he had put on his fine Sunday clothes, and now I understood why the old men of the village were sitting there in the back of the room. It was because they were sorry, too, that they had not gone to school more. It was their way of thanking our master for his forty years of faithful service and of showing their respect for the country that was theirs no more.

Question 13: Choose the option that might raise a question about M. Hamel’s “faithful service”.
(a) When Franz came late, M. Hamel told him that he was about to begin class without him.
(b) Franz mentioned how cranky M. Hamel was and his “great ruler rapping on the table”.
(c) M. Hamel often sent students to water his flowers, and gave a holiday when he wanted to go fishing.
(d) M. Hamel permitted villagers put their children “to work on a farm or at the mills” for some extra money.

Option (c) is correct

M Hamel had been rather irregular as a teacher. He took leave whenever he wanted to. Besides, he had often sent the students to water his plants, and whenever he wanted to go fishing, he just gave them a holiday. So, he reproaches himself for his students’ unsatisfactory progress in studies.


Read the given passages and answer the questions that follow:

Poor man! It was in honour of this last lesson that he had put on his fine Sunday clothes, and now I understood why the old men of the village were sitting there in the back of the room. It was because they were sorry, too, that they had not gone to school more. It was their way of thanking our master for his forty years of faithful service and of showing their respect for the country that was theirs no more.

Question 14: Which of the following can be attributed to M. Hamel’s declaration about the French language?
(a) Subject expertise
(b) nostalgic pride
(c) Factual accuracy
(d) Patriotic magnification

Option (d) is correct

Hamel told them that French was the most beautiful language in the world. It was the clearest and the most logical language. He asked them to guard it among them and never forget it.


Read the given passages and answer the questions that follow:

Poor man! It was in honour of this last lesson that he had put on his fine Sunday clothes, and now I understood why the old men of the village were sitting there in the back of the room. It was because they were sorry, too, that they had not gone to school more. It was their way of thanking our master for his forty years of faithful service and of showing their respect for the country that was theirs no more.

Question 15: Read the quotes given below.
(I) Those who know nothing of foreign languages, know nothing of their own. – Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
(II) Language is the road map of a culture. It tells you where its people come from and where they are going. – Rita Mae Brown
(III) A poor man is like a foreigner in his own country. – Ali Ibn Abi Talib\
(IV) The greatest propaganda in the world is our mother tongue, that is what we learn as children, and which we learn unconsciously. That shapes our perceptions for life. – Marshal McLuhan
Choose the option that might best describe M. Hamel’s viewpoint.
(a) Option (I)
(b) Option (II)
(c) Option (III)
(d) Option (IV)

Option (b) is correct

M. Hamel was a teacher who had been teaching the French for the last 40 years. In his last lesson, he told that from the next day the students would be learning the German from a new teacher. They won't be learning their own most beautiful, clearest and the logical language which is quite foreign to them.

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