Q.1. You have looked after me so lovingly and I have not cooperated with you. I have been depressed and gloomy. The last leaf has shown me how wicked I have been.
(i) Who said this to whom?
(ii) Why had she been depressed and gloomy?
(iii) What character of the speaker is reflected here?
(iv) What lesson did she learn after that?
Q.2. How did Johnsy associate herself with the falling leaf?
Q.3. When and why was the doctor’s report encouraging about Johnsy’s condition?
Q.4. What saved Johnsy’s life?
Q.5. How did Behrman saved Johnsy’s life?
Q.6. He was a sixty year old painter. His lifelong dream, was to paint a masterpiece but that had remained a dream. Sue poured out her worries to Behrman.
(i) Who is being talked about here?
(ii) What worried Sue?
(iii) Why do you think he listened to Sue?
(iv) What was his lifelong dream? Why had it remained unfulfilled so far?
Q.7. Why did Sue pour out her worries on Mr. Behrman?
Q.8. How did Sue try to encourage Johnsy?
Q.9. Which items were found near Mr. Behrman when he died? What did it signify?
Q.10. Sue is a true and faithful friend. Comment.