UP Board solution of English Chapter 3 UP Board Class 12th Flamingo Chapter 3  Deep Water (Prose) Book in English Medium -Gyansindhuclasses

UP Board solution of English Chapter 3 UP Board Class 12th Flamingo Chapter 3  Deep Water (Prose) Book in English Medium -Gyansindhuclasses

UP Board solution of English Chapter 3 UP Board Class 12th Flamingo Chapter 3 Deep Water (Prose) Book in English Medium For Hindi and English medium students. UP Board Class 12 English Book Solutions. This Chapter is Written By: William Douglas.

Deep Water

Chapter 3 Solution of Deep Water

Short Answer Type Questions

Q1.Where was the pool and what opportunity did it offer?

Ans.The pool was at the Y. M. C. A. in Yakima (river) and it was offering the opportunity to learn swimming. Douglas wanted to join but his mother continually warned him about the treacherousness of the river.


Q2 What terror did Douglas have in his heart? How?

Ans.In his heart, Douglas had a terror for water. When he was about three or four years old, at California beach, he was with his father and the waves knocked him down and swept over him. Being a little child, he became fearful from the overpowering force of water, and terrorized.


Q3.How deep was the pool? What was there inside the water?

Ans.The pool was nine feet deep. There was nothing inside the water except the yellow tinge. Everywhere there was water and only water.


Q4.What happened to the legs of Douglas inside the pool? How did he try to overcome that situation?

Ans.Inside the pool, the legs of the narrator didn’t move. His legs were paralysed and hung like dead weight. For recovering from this situation, he looked for ropes, ladders, water wings but nothing he caught, only water.


Q5.What terror seized Douglas? What was its effect on him?

Ans.The terror of water seized Douglas. Once at California beach and other at the pool, both the incidents terrorized Douglas with the extreme level. He was affected deeply from it, as he scared from water for a long time but later due to his will-power, he won his fear of water.


Q6.What did Douglas do inside the water to save his life?

Ans.Inside the water, Douglas made the strategy to hit the water, make a big jump, come to the surface, lie flat on it, and paddle to the edge of the pool but everytime, his strategy failed. He did this all continuously to save his life.


Q7. How did all efforts cease? What happened then?

Ans.All efforts ceased when Douglas tried all his ways to save his life. His all strategies failed everytime. And then his legs felt limp; and a blackness swept over his brain. That wiped out fear and terror and then there was no panic.


Q8.What was Douglas’s condition after getting escaped from the pool?

Ans.After getting escaped from the pool, after several hours, Douglas walked home, he was weak and trembling, he shook and cried when he laid on his bed, he couldn’t eat that night and for days a haunting fear remained in his heart. And after that day, he never went back to the pool.


Q9.What did Douglas come to know after later? What did he want then?

Ans.few years A few years later Douglas came to know about the waters of the Cascades and he wanted to get into them. But whenever he did-wading the Tieton or Bumping River or bathing in Warm Lake of the Goat Rocks, the old terror returned and took possession of him completely.


Q10. What did the instructor do to train Douglas?

Ans.The instructor put a belt around him, attached a rope to the belt went through a pulley, held on to the end of the rope, went back and forth across the pool, hour after hour, day after day, week after week. And after seven months, the instructor declared him as a swimmer.


Long Answer Type Questions

Q1.What was the fear of Douglas? How did it come in the life of Douglas?

Ans.The fear of Douglas was related to water. In the life of Douglas, there happened an incident once when he was a child of three or four years old. At California beach, he was hanging to his father when the waves knocked him down and swept over him. He buried into the water but nothing serious happened as water returned to the sea immediately. But Douglas was extremely scared from the overpowering force of the water. Secondly, at the pool, Douglas was waiting for others and a big bruiser of a boy came there and threw Douglas into the pool just for fun. At that time, Douglas didn’t know swimming and nearby drowned. Hardly A somebody saved his life and he could escaped.

So, In Douglas’s life, the greatest fear was from water, though, later, by his will power and continuous efforts, Douglas won over his fear of water and became an expert swimmer.


Q2. What incident did Douglas face at the pool? What was its effect on his life?

Ans.Douglas wanted to learn swimming at Y.M.C.A. pool and for this purpose, he went to the pool and waited for others. After some minutes, a big bruiser of a boy came there, probably eighteen years old, and threw Douglas into the pool just for fun. But Douglas was unaware of swimming till that time. He went to the bottom of the pool and during the way, made a strategy to hit and jump and swim to the edge. But everytime, his efforts failed. No one was there to save his life, he screamed but no difference seemed. Finally, he surrendered, and became drowsy and unconscious. Then hardly, someone saved his life from drowning.

That incident affected his life for a long time. He never went back to pool, never went for fishing and cannoeing and then later by inner inspiration, he leamed swimming and for clearing residual doubts, struggled a lot of various risky locations and then he became an expert swimmer.


Q3. Describe Douglas’s struggle at the pool? What strategy did he make to save his life?

Ans.At the pool, the incident took place when Douglas was waiting for others, a big bruiser of a boy came there and throw Douglas into the pool just for fun. At the same time, Douglas’s struggle started. He went to the bottom directly and on the way down, he planned: When his feet hit the bottom, he would make a big jump, come to the surface, lie flat on it, and paddle to the edge of the pool. But it seemed a long way down, those nine feet were more like ninety and before he touched bottom his lungs were ready to burst. He summoned all his strength, hit the bottom but he came up slowly. He opened his eyes and saw nothing but water only. He grew paniley. He wanted to catch a rope but there was only water. He was suffocating. He tried to yell but no sound came out. His legs hung as dead weights, paralysed and rigid. His lungs ached, head throbbed. He was getting dizzy. Again he tried the way, he thought and planned but failed. The terror

had seized him completely. He was shrieking under Man water but his screams in his throat frozen. Nothing positive happened. Again he applied his strategy but his arms couldn’t move, his legs couldn’t move. He cried for help but no one came there. And finally, he started to be drowsy and became unconscious. He crossed to oblivion, and the curtain of life fell. But fortunately, somebody came and saved his life.


Q4.What did Douglas decide to overcome his fear of water? How long it took to Douglas to become a swimmer?

Ans.Douglas was a person who unfortunately faced an unwanted and unexpected situation in his childhood days. Two incidents of his childhood with the water made him scared of water. And for a long time, he stayed far from the water. Later, by the inner inspiration and attraction towards water, compelled him to go close to the water again. And to overcome his fear of water, he learnt swimming under the not be supervision of a coach. But still he had some residual doubts. And for clearing those residual nem doubts, he went to many lakes, docks and Islands. At different locations, he swam miles of distance, crossed whole lakes up and down, went to meadows and glaciers and gained a lot of confidence and experience. Sometimes when he was in the mid of water, the old terror returned, but en he put his face under and laughed and said, “Well, Mr. Terror, what do you think you can do to me?” The terror fled and he swam on.

Thus, with long and dedicated efforts, Douglas become an expert swimmer. It took about eleven to twelve months to became a confident swimmer.


Q5.How did Douglas overcome his fear of water?

Ans.Douglas was terrorized by the water two times. Once when he went to California beach with his father, the waves knocked him down and he was buried in water. Second when he decided to learn swimming, he went to a pool, waited and a big bruiser of a boy threw him into the pool just for fun and hardly, Douglas was saved. So, Douglas had a great fear of water in his heart. But later, again his conscience pressurized him to get rid of the fear of water. And for that he approached to a trainer and learnt swimming continuously for three months and the trainer certified him as a swimmer. But still the residual doubts were left. He went to Lake Wentworth in New Hampshire, dived off a dock at Triggs Island and swam two miles across the lake to Stamp Act Island. Once terror returned in the middle of the lake, but he laughed and scolded the terror and swam on. Then Douglas hurried west, went up the Tieton to Conrad Meadows, up the Conrad Creek Trail to Meade Glacier, and camped in the high meadow by the side of Warm Lake. The next morning, he stripped dived into the lake, and swam across to the other shore and back-just as Doug Corpron used to do. I shouted with joy, and Gilbert Peak returned the echo. He had conquered my fear of water.


Chapterwise Multiple Choice Questions and their Answers

  1. There was a pool at the_.,in Yakima that and offered exactly the opportunity.

(a) Y.C.M.A.       (b) Y.A.M.C. (✓)

(c) Y.M.C.A.       (d) Y.A.C.M.

  1. From the beginning, Douglas had an……to the water.

(a) intensity          (b) aversion (✓)

(c) intimacy          (d) None

  1. The water was still, and the tiled bottom was as white and clean as a… .

(a) snow           (b) bathroom

(c) floor             (d) bathtub(✓)

  1. It seemed a long way down and those nine feet were Ben more like… …

(a) ninety  (✓)          (b) nineteen

(c) ninety-nine     (d) None

  1. Inside the pool, the narrator screamed, but only the ……heard him.

(a) mother           (b) coach

(c) father             (d) water(✓)

  1. Only his heart, and the pounding in his head, said that he was still… .

(a) conscious           (b) alive (✓)

(c) unconscious       (d) dead

  1. He started down a… … time and sucked for air and got water.

(a) third (✓)           (b) second

(c) last              (d) first

  1. A few years later when he came to know the waters of the …..he wanted to get into them.

(a) waterfalls      (b) rain

(c) pool               (d) cascades (✓)

  1. On….October, he decided to get an instructor and learn to swim.

(a) two              (b) one(✓)

(c) three            (d) nineteen

  1. In .,..he said, “Now you can swim. Dive off and swim the length of the pool, crawl stroke”.

(a) August           (b) July

(c) March             (d) April(✓)

  1. When Douglas was in the middle of the lake, he put his face under and saw nothing but……..water.

(a) limitless             (c) deep

(b) bottomless (✓)        (d) unlimited

12.Roosevelt said, “All we have to fear is_ …itself.

(a) fear  (✓)                (b) death

(c) water                (d) lake


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