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Chapter 1 Solution of The Last Lesson
Long Answer Type Questions
Q-1- Why was Franz running towards school that day? What did he notice during the way?
Ans. – That day, Franz was running towards the school because he was very late and was in great dread of a scolding. Actually, his teacher M. Hamel had said that he would question them on participles and Franz didn’t know the first word about them. So, he was in double terror-not knowing about participles and getting late. In the way, he noticed the birds chirping at the edge of the woods, the Prussian soldiers drilling in the open field back of the sawmill and it was all much more tempting than the rule for participles. When he passed the town hall, then he was called by blacksmith, Wachter, who was there with his apprentice.
Q2. What was the scene inside the class when Franz reached to the school?
Ans.- When Franz reached to the school, he found everything so still as Sundays. Through the window, he saw his classmates, already in their places, and M. Hamel was walking up and down with the terrible iron ruler under his arm. He saw his teacher M. Hamel wearing his beautiful green coat, he saw the village people, sitting quietly on the back benches including old Hauser, the former Mayor, the former Postmaster and several others. So, everything and everybody was still and silent that day.
Q3. How did the announcement of the last lesson affect Franz?
Ans. The announcement of the last lesson affected Franz in a very deep manner. Those words were a thunderclap for him. He started to think about his mother tongue French. He thought that he hardly knew how to write and he should never learn any more. He was feeling sorry for not learning his lessons.
His books, that had seemed such a nuisance a while ago, which were so heavy to carry, his grammar, and his history of the saints, were felt old friends by him. The idea that his master was going away, that he should never see him again, made him forget all about his ruler and how cranky he was. So, in total, the announcement of the last lesson, made Franz realized the importance of the native language.
Q4. What happened at last? How did M. Hamel last the class?
Ans – At last the Church-clock struck twelve and then the Angelus. The trumpets of the Prussians, returning from drill, sounded under their windows. M. Hamel stood up. He was looked very pale. He tried to say something but something choked his throat.
Actually, he was unable to speak due to the pain of farewell and the last day in that town. So, he couldn’t go on speaking any more. Then he turned to the blackboard, took a piece of chalk and wrote as large as he could – “Vive La France!” Then he stopped and leaned his head against the wall, and without a word, made a gesture to them with his hand ‘School is dismissed you may go.”
Short Answer Type Questions
Q1. What was the bulletin-board? How was it important?
Ans. In those days, the bulletin-board was fixed at the main crowded places and was the only medium to convey the messages and news to the common mass. It was important because it was the only mode of communication between the officials and the public.
Q2. What did M. Hamel say when Franz reached to the school?
Ans. When Franz reached to the school, M. Hamel saw him and said very kindly to go to his place quickly and they had been beginning without him.
Q3. What did M. Hamel speak first in the class that
Ans. day about the last lesson? M. Hamel said addressing his children that it was the last lesson he would give them. The order had come from Berlin to teach only German in the schools of Alsace and Lorraine. The new master would come the next day. That was their last French lesson. He wanted them to be very attentive.
Q4. What did Franz think after hearing about the last lesson?
Ans. After hearing about the last lesson, Franz thought that he hardly knew how to write, he should neverlearn any more, how sorry he was for not learning his lessons, for seeking birds’ eggs or going sliding on the Saar.
Q5. Whom did M. Hamel blame for the ignorance in studies? Why?
Ans. Firstly for the ignorance in studies M. Hamel blamed the students because they delayed the studies, then he blamed their parents who preferred them to work on a farm or at the mills, and then he blamed himself too, for giving them holidays.
Q6. What did M. Hamel say about the language and its importance?
Ans- M. Hamel said that the French language was the most beautiful language in the world-the clearest, the most logical. He further said that they must guard it among them and never forgot it.
Q7. What did Franz think about the pigeons? Why?
Ans. – Franz thought about the pigeons that if they (Germans) would make them sing in German. He thought so when he heard the pigeons cooed very low on the roof.
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