2nd Year English Lesson 4 End of Term Notes MCQs Solution

english 12th Notes Chapter No 4

1. Sleep again if you feel inclined. Here the word inclined means

 
 
 
 

2. The morning and seeing the hours of school stretching ahead was a dismal .Here the word dismal  means

 
 
 
 

3. Sometimes they enjoyed some unexpected respite. Here the word respite means

 
 
 
 

4. Seeing the hours of school stretching ahead, was a dismal experience. Here the word dismal  means

 
 
 
 

5. The anticipation was always worse than reality. Here the word anticipation  means

 
 
 
 

6. Sometimes they had dismissal of school an hour or two before the usual time .Here the word dismissal means

 
 
 
 

7. Her voice sounded like a summons to damnation. Here the word damnation means

 
 
 
 

8. Friday morning was positively rose-colored. Here the word positively means

 
 
 
 

9. There was fierce competition in the school. Here the word fierce means

 
 
 
 

10. He acquitted me, apparently. Here the word acquitted  means

 
 
 
 

11. Abruptly Chips flamed up. Here the word Abruptly means

 
 
 
 

12. Three strenuous terms, at last, ended. Here the word strenuous means

 
 
 
 

13. Three strenuous coal turns head in need rolled away. Here the word strenuous  means

 
 
 
 

14. Sometimes there were unexpected respites. Here the word respites means

 
 
 
 

15. I could look forward to a period of felicity. Here the word felicity means

 
 
 
 

16. The last period on Friday had a happy flavour. Here the word flavour means

 
 
 
 

17. I would savour my happiness with a conscious relish. Here the word relish means

 
 
 
 

18. I would savor my happiness with a conscious relish .Here the word happiness means

 
 
 
 

19. The abundant homework was a cause of tension· .Here the word abundant means

 
 
 
 

20. The abundant homework was a cause of tension. Here the word abundant  means

 
 
 
 

21. The daily grind of the school pressed heavily upon me. Here the word grind  means

 
 
 
 

22. Friday night was positively rosecoloured. Here the word positively means

 
 
 
 

23. Her voice sounded in my ears like a summons to damnation. Here the word damnation means

 
 
 
 

24. The maidservant walked with grim steps. Here the word grim  means

 
 
 
 

25. There was fierce competition in the school. Here the word  fierce means

 
 
 
 

26. All my early childhood, i desperately longed for a tricycle. Here the word longed for means

 
 
 
 

27. The voice of the maid sounded like a summon to damnation‘ .Here the word damnation means

 
 
 
 

28. The maidservant walked with grim steps. Here the word maidservant means

 
 
 
 

29. The writer used to lie waiting for the ominous tread. Here the word ominous  means

 
 
 
 

30. The writer used to Ik waiting for the ominous tread. Here the word ominous means

 
 
 
 

31. The anticipation was always worse than reality. Here the word anticipation means

 
 
 
 

32. She would announce in deep, funeral tones. Here the word funeral  means

 
 
 
 

33. Daiches hung on the outskirts of a crowd around an ice-cream jg, gloomy .Here the word outskirts means

 
 
 
 

34. These things never happened. Here the word happened means

 
 
 
 

35. On Friday the writer walked with the tread of an escaped prisoner. Here the word escaped  means

 
 
 
 

Short Questions

1. “Friday Thank God” Does this phrase show the writer’s attitude towards holidays? Comment on it.
2. Daiches liked holidays for their freedom – freedom from what?
3. Describe briefly the feelings of David Daiches about the summer vacation?
4. Describe the attitude of David Daiches towards Friday morning and Friday night.
5. How did Daiches spend his summer holidays?
6. How did David Daiches feel as he walked home from school on a Friday afternoon?
7. How did David Daiches feel when he entered the university?
8. How did the steps/walk/tread of the maid servant seem to the writer?
9. How did the writer feel in the last period on Friday?
10. How did the writer feel on Sunday night?
11. How many holidays did Daiches get at Christmas and Easter during his school days?
12. How many holidays did they get at Christmas and at Easter?
13. How many holidays did they get in the summer time?
14. How was the university life different from school life?
15. What could writer hardly believe at the start of summer vacation?
16. What did Daiches do to his pocket money during his childhood?
17. What did Daiches do with his pocket money?
18. What did Daiches feel when the maid climbed to the attic floor to wake him up?
19. What did the writer feel on Friday and Sunday nights?
20. What did the writer feel on Thursday morning?
21. What difference did David Daiches find between school and the university?
22. What is it that David Daiches calls a characteristic sensation of his childhood, and What is it that David Daiches calls a characteristic sensation of his childhood, and when did it disappear?
23. What is it that David Daiches calls a dismal experience?
24. What kind of unexpected blessed-breaks in routine did David Daiches enjoy when he was at school?
25. What made the week-end luxuriously long?
26. What was a dismal/dull/dreary/gloomy experience for the writer early in the morning?
27. What was a glorious vehicle for the writer and why?
28. What was Daiches general view of school life?
29. What was Daiches’ attitude towards the week-end as a school boy? Why did he long for it?
30. What was the title of the book that reminded the writer of his school time?
31. What were the “unexpected respites”?
32. What were the blessed breaks in routine”?
33. What were the unexpected respites?
34. What wish of the writer could his parents not afford?
35. What wish of the writer did come true every year?
36. When did the writer buy his first bicycle and how?
37. Why did David Daiches like holidays?
38. Why did the writer feel depressed when he was a school boy?
39. Why did the writer stand outside of a shop or at the edge of crowd around ice-cream man?
40. Why did the writer wait and long for the summer vacation.
41. Why was Monday the worst day for the writer of “End of Term”?
42. Why was the Friday morning rose-coloured for the writer?
43. Why was the writer fed with the school?
44. Wishes don’t come true in this life writes Daiches. What are the things he linged for but could not have?

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