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2nd Year English Chapter 4 Notes - 12th class English

2nd Year English Chapter 4 Notes - 12th class English
Looking for the 2nd Year English Chapter 4 Notes - 12th class English? Here we have published the notes of chapter End of Terms. It also includes questions from KIPS English

TEXT BOOK EXERCISE

 Write short answers (3-5 Lines/ Sentences) to the following questions:
What was Daiches' attitude towards the week-end as a school boy? Why did he long for it?
 Ans. As a school boy, Daiches' attitude to the week-end was that of gratefulness. He felt extremely happy at the weekend. He walked home from school on a Friday afternoon with the tread of an escaped prisoner. He longed for it because it granted him freedom from the hectic routine of school life.
 What was David Daiches' general view of school life?
 Although Daiches was a good student, he did not like the tough school routine and felt fed up with it. The daily grind of school and the sense of never being able to relax pressed heavily upon him.0.3
 David Daiches liked holidays for their freedom - freedom from what?
 Why did Dickens like holidays?
 Daiches liked holidays because they gave him freedom from the daily grind of school, too much homework, and the tough competition. Holidays also freed him from waking up early in the morning and spending the whole day at school.
 How did David Daiches spend his summer holidays?
 David Daiches enjoyed the summer holidays with a conscious relish. He spent his holidays with his family in the countryside. He accomplished all his practical purposes in these holidays.
 Wishes don't come true in this life, writes Daiches. What are the things he longed for but could not have?
 All his early childhood David Daiches longed for a tricycle and then a bicycle in his boyhood. He often stood outside sweet shops and at the outskirts of a crowd around the ice-cream barrow with empty pockets wishing to get these things free. He could not materialize these desires.
 What did David Daiches do with his pocket money?
 Ans. David Daiches got some amount a week as pocket money. But he had to put that money in a money box to be saved. He had never anything to spend during his childhood.

KIPS EXERCISE 

Write short answers (3-5 Lines/ Sentences to the following questions:
What was the title of the book that reminded the writer of his school time?
 Ans. "Friday Thank God" was the title of the book that reminded the writer of his school time.
 "Friday Thank God" Does this phrase show the writer's attitude towards holidays? Comment on it.
 The phrase "Friday Thank God" expresses perfectly David Daiches' attitude towards holidays because the two holidays at the end of the week gave him freedom from the daily grind of school life.
 How did David Daiches feel as he walked home from school on a Friday afternoon?
 David Daiches walked home from school on a Friday afternoon with the feeling of an escaped prisoner. He would feel so happy that he did not feel the burden of the homework assigned for the two holidays.
 Why was the writer fed with the school?
 Ans. Although Daiches was a good student, he felt fed up with the school because of its grinding routine. It was characterized by abundant homework, fierce competition, and the sense of never being able to relax.
Why did David Daiches like holidays?
 Ans. Daiches liked holidays because holidays granted him a respite from the daily hectic routine of his school. Moreover, in his school days, holidays were the only wishes that came true casily
 What is it that David Daiches calls a dismal experience?
 Ans. Waking up in the morning with the knowledge that one simply had to get out of bed with no chances of an extra doze, and secing the hours of school stretching ahead was a dismal experience for Daiches.
What did Daiches feel when the maid climbed to the attic floor to wake him up?
 Ans. Daiches' family had a maid who used to wake up Daiches and his other siblings. Each morning, when she climbed to the attic floor to wake them up. Daiches could hear her tread on the uncarpeted attic floor. He felt her walk was an ominous tread and her announcement that it was time to get up a summons to damnation.
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?
Ans. The depressing knowledge of a full day's school ahead was a characteristic sensation of the depressing knowledge of a full day's school ahead was a characteristic sensation of Daiches' childhood. It disappeared only after he had left school and entered the university
What difference did David Daiches find between school and the university?
 How did David Daiches feel when he entered the university?
 And. David Daiches felt a great difference between school and the university. The school life was characterized by a grinding routine whereas at university, he had to attend a smaller number of classes. The freedom of the student to come and go meant a completely new kind of academic world.
What did the writer feel on Friday and Sunday nights?
 Ans. Friday night was the most cherished and enjoyable night for the writer. He could sleep with happy sensation of relishing the taste of two holidays before going back to school again. Sunday night was full of the threat of Monday morning
Describe the attitude of David Daiches towards Friday morning and Friday night.
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 Why was the Friday morning rose-coloured for the writer?
 Ans. Friday morning was rose-coloured for the writer because it brought the feeling of the end of the hectic week. Friday night, with two solid days before school again, was the best night of the week. It promised the writer the freedom from his grinding school routine.
Why was Monday the worst day for the writer of "End of Term"?
 Monday was the worst day for the write-because it heralded the start of week. The writer again had to follow the same crushing and boring routine at school after two holidays of freedom and enjoyment.
 What were the "unexpected respites"?
 Unexpected respites were the rare sudden dismissals of school before the usual time. Sometimes, the writer got a half-holiday to see a football match. At times, the school was dismissed an hour or two before the usual time because of some unexpected crisis or some celebration
 What were the blessed breaks in routine"?
 OR
 What kind of unexpected blessed-breaks in routine did David Daiches enjoy when he was at school?
 The Blessed breaks in routine were the holidays that were the part of the school routine during every term. Once a term they got Monday off which made the week end luxuriously long. They were also given a holiday for skating during the hard frost.
How many holidays did Daiches get at Christmas and Easter during his school days?
 Ans In his early school days. Daiches got three weeks holidays both at Christmas and at Easter. Later these holidays were reduced to two weeks at first and then to only ten days.
 Why did the writer wait and long for the summer vacation.
 OR
 Describe briefly the feelings of David Daiches about the summer vacation?
 Ans David Daiches waiting desperately for summer vacation. He longed for the summer holidays because they gave him freedom from the long and tough routine of school life.
 He looked forward to these holidays as a period of permanent enjoyment. For Daiches the summer holidays were longed for, dreamed of and mythical phenomenon.
When did the writer buy his first bicycle and how?
 Ans. David Daiches bought his first bicycle when he was twenty-one. He bought it with the prize money that he had won at Edinburgh University.
What did Daiches do to his pocket money during his childhood?
 Anna. Daiches, his brother Lional and his sister Sylvia did not have anything to spend for themselves during their childhood. Even the few people they received as a week pocket money had to put into a money box
 What wish of the writer did come true every year?
Ans. Most of the wishes of the writer remained unfulfilled. However, his wish of enjoying summer holidays did come true every year.

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