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Chapter 1 The Third Level
- The Third Level
Short Answer Type Questions
Q1. What was the third level? Where was it situated?
Ans.The third level refers to the subway of the Grand Central station in New York. Though this Third Level was not present there physically, but Charley claimed it to be present there. The third level was at Grand Central station in New York.
Q2.Who was psychiatrist? What did he tell about the third level?
Ans.Sam was Charley’s psychiatrist friend. He had believed that Charley had got the whims of third level as a waking dream wish fulfilment. He had been only day dreaming. Side by side he revealed that the third level was still there. In reality Charley was upset from his dull life.
Q3.What about his grandfather did Charley tell to his friend?
Ans.Charley said that his grandfather lived in nice and peaceful times, yet he was the one who had started the stamp collection. He did not need any temporary refuge from reality.
Q4. How did Charley enter in the third level?
Ans.Charley had been late at his office. He desired to reach home early. So he went to Grand Central to catch a suburban train. He was lost in a corridor. He thought it was a second level. But he had reached the third level.
Q5. What did Charley find when entered to the third level?
Ans. At the third level, Charley saw the people wearing old fashioned dress, an old locomotive, newspaper dated June 11, 1894, brass spittoons, flickering gas flames light and many other things related to that century.
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Q6. Who was Sam Weiner?Where was he disappeared and why?
Ans. Sam Weiner was a psychiatrist friend of Charley. Charley’s friend Sam disappeared all of a sudden without a trace but Charley could make a guess because he knew that Sam liked Galesburg very much. He became sure of it when he found an envelope mailed by Sam to his grandfather at his home in Galesburg. From the stamp and coin store Charley gets to know that Sam had bought old style currency worth eight hundred dollars. This money was sufficient to set him up in a little hay, feed and grain business in Galesburg.
Q7. What was ‘stamp collection’? How was it related to Charley?
Ans. When a new stamp is issued, stamp collectors buy some and use them to mail envelopes to themselves on the very first day of sale; and the postmark proves the date. The stamp collection is the link which joins the past and present in the story. This collection was passed on to Charley from his grandfather.
Q8. What did Sam write in his letter to Charley?
Ans.Sam’s letter to Charley proves that Sam has found and reached to the third level. He is staying there in Galesburg since last two weeks and watching various activities and explains to Charley. He invites both Charley and his wife Louisa and motivates them, to continue their search of the third level. So, we can say that Sam was also a victim of worldly worries and seeking the escapement, like Charley.
Q9.Why did Sam bought old currency of eight hundred dollars? What did he do with it?
Ans. Charley got to know that Sam had bought eight hundred dollars worth of old currency. Sam had already gone there in 1894’s Galesburg. Charley do hoped Sam would set up a hay and feed business in old Galesburg.
Q10. What do you infer from Sam’s letter to Charley?
Ans.Sam’s letter to Charley proves that Sam has found and reached to the third level. He is staying there in Galesburg since last two weeks and watching various activities and explains to Charley.
He invites both Charley and his wife Louisa and motivates them, to continue their search of the third level. So we can say that Sam was also a victim of worldly worries and seeking that escapement, like Charley.
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Long Answer Type Questions
Q1. How did Charley reach to the third level? How was the Grand Central Station according to Charley extending and why?
Ans. One night Charley worked till late at the office. Then he was in a hurry to get back to his house. So he decided to take the subway from Grand Central. He went down the steps and came to the first level. Then he walked down to the second level from where the suburban trains left. He ducked into an arched doorway that headed to the subway, and got lost. Knowing that he was going wrong he continued to walk downward. The tunnel turned sharp left and then taking a short flight of stairs he came out on the third level at the Grand Central Station. Here he saw many unusual things. There were few ticket windows and train gates were old looking and made of wood. Dim gas lights flickered and men wore derby hats and four button suits. It was rather strange world of sideburns beards and fancy mustaches.
Q2.Describe the third level as per Charley. What did he do to make sure that he was in 1894? Why did he want to buy tickets?
Ans.Charley says that the rooms on the third level were smaller than that of the second level. There were fewer ticket windows and train gates and information booth in the centre was wood and old looking. There were open flame gas lights and brass spittoons on the floor. Everyone on the station was dressed in 19th century. To make sure, he looked at the newspaper which were on sale at a kiosk and found a newspaper “The World” which carried a main story on President Cleavend. Then he confirmed from the public library files that the newspaper he had seen was dated 11 June, 1894. With the wings of imagination, Charley returned to collect enough money to buy two tickets to Galesburg town for himself and his wife Louisa.
Q3.Who was Sam Weiner? Where was he disappeared? What did he write in his letter to Charley?
Ans. Sam Weigner was a psychiatrist friend of Charley. He was a competent doctor. He himself is an escapist and lost in the third level at last Sam’s letter to Charley proves that Sam has found and reached to the third level. He is staying there in Galesburg since last two weeks and watching various activities To and explains to Charley. He invites both Charley and his wife Louisa and motivates them, to continue their search of the third level. So, we can say that Sam was also a victim of worldly worries and seeking the oil pricescapement like Charley.
Q4.Do you think that the third level was a medium of escape for Charley? Why?
Ans. The third level was a medium of escape for Charley because he might be unhappy and fearful from worldly worries. He explained that he meant the modern world is full of insecurity, fear, war, worry and all the rest of it, and he just wanted to escape from that and this happens when any person has to face and fight such abstract aggressors.
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Multiple Choice Questions (MCQ) and their Answers
Q1.What was Sam invited for according to the letter?
(a) for a party
(b) for a tea party
(c) for a bachelor’s party
(d) for a lemonade party(✓)
Q 2. Whose signatures were there on the letter?
(a) Charle’s teacher
(b) Charle’s friend
Q3.What did Charley find in his stamp collection?
(a) old addresses
(b) hair styles
(c) old letters
(d) First day cover(✓)
Q4. What was the strangest thing at The Third Level?
(c) dresses into the past.
(d) The corridor that led him into the past. (✓)
Q 5. What specific difference did Charley notice at the Third Level of Central Station?
(a) Everything was weird
(b) Everything was old styled and smaller in size(✓)
(c) everything was too big
(d) everything was shining
Q 6. What is First Day Cover?
(a) A new stamp gets the postmark and date(✓)
(b) A gift
(c) A gift wrapper
(d) A gift wrapped in a beautiful wrapper
Q7. What did Charley see at the Third Level?
(a) flickering gas lights and people with funny mustaches(✓)
(b) brass spittoons
(c) men wearing a tan gabardine suit and a straw
(d) All these
Q 8.How did Charlie reach the Third Level?
(a) In his fantasy he takes a subway or a corridor faster than a bus(✓)
(b) in a superfast train
(c) in jetways
(d) in an escalator
Q9. Why was the narrator seeing this Third Level?
(a) as a wish to visit Galesberg
(b) wanted to meet his friends
(c) wanted to take a break from office
(d) As a result of stress and anxiety in his mind(✓)
Q10. Does the Third Level really exist at Grand Station?
(b) Yes, there were 3 levels
(c) No, there were only two levels at the station(✓)
Q11. Who was Sam in The Third Level?
(a) a doctor
(b) a friend
(c) a psychiatrist and a friend of Charley(✓)
Q 12.In what way do we try to overcome the insecurities of the present harsh times:
(a) by engaging ourselves in practical activities
(b) by talking to friends and family
(c) reading good books
(d) All these(✓)
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Q13. What is Sam’s letter to Charley represent?
(a) A blend
(b) an acceptance to visit
(c) a proof of his fantasy
(d) a blend of reality with fantasy(✓)
Q14. How does the story begin?
(a) in a jovial manner
(b) in an aggressive manner
(c) on a happy note
(d) in a serious manner(✓)
Q15. Why was the author renamed?
(a) to change his name
(b) Priest’s suggestion
(c) to honor his mother (✓)
(d) as an honor to his father
Q16.Who is the author of The Third Level?
(a) George Orwell
(b) Agatha Christie
(c) James Joyce
(d) Jack Finney(✓)
Q17.What did the letter state?
(a) That everything is okay
(b) that Sam is joining them
(c) Third level do exist and Charle was advised to keep looking at this worth seeing place(✓)
Q18.Who had sent that ‘First Day cover and when?
(a) Sam’s father
(b) Sam’s uncle
(c) Sam’s friend
(d) Sam, a psychiatrist in 1894 (✓)
Q 19. What happens when Charley enters the Grand Central Station?
(a) He finds a huge tree like Station
(b) new staircases, corridors and tunnels
(c) tree keeps spreading its roots throwing rooms and windows
(d) All of these(✓)
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