Q.1. What was the reason behind Mr. Gessler's death?
(a) A cardiac arrest
(b) A fatal accident
(c) Slow starvation
(d) He committed suicide
Q.2. Mr. Gessler’s complaint about the big firms was that they:
(a) overpriced the shoes
(b) produced worthless boots
(c) spoiled his business
(d) delivered only quality
Q.3. What material did Mr. Gessler use to make the boots?
Q.4. How was Mr. Gessler, a failure in business?
Q.5. Read the following passage carefully and answer the questions that follow:
Ah! he said, “poor old man starved himself. Slow starvation, the doctor called it! You see he went to work in such a way! Would keep the shop on; wouldn’t have a soul touch his boots except himself. When he got an order, it took him such a time. People won’t wait. He lost everybody. And there he’d sit, going on and on. I will say that for him not a man in London made a better boot. But look at the competition! He never advertised! Would have the best leather too and do it all himself. Well, there it is. What could you expect with his ideas?” “But starvation!”
(i) How did the poor old man die?
(ii) Why did he lose his customers?
(iii) He made the best boots in London but still, he did not stand anywhere in the competition. Why?
(iv) Find from the passage: a. two abstract nouns. b. a proper noun. c. a reflective pronoun. d. superlative adjective
Q.6. What happened to Mr. Gessler at the end of the plot, Quality?
(a) He was bedridden
(b) He died
(c) He lost his memory
(d) He disappeared
Q.7. Mr. Gessler died because of ________.
(a) a shock
(c) slow starvation
Q.8. Where was Gesslers's shop situated?
Q.9. Why did the author order so many pairs of boots? Did he really need them?
Q.10. The author felt pity so he ordered:
(a) a pair of boots
(b) two pairs of boots
(c) to mend the boot that creaked
(d) many pairs of boots