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The Last Lesson— Class 12 [Questions & Grammar]

Posted by on June 11, 2020

Q. Answer the following questions:

  1. What tempted Franz to stay away from school? 
  2. What was unusual about M Hamel’s dress on his last day in the school?
  3. Who were sitting on the back benches during M Hamel’s last lesson? Why?
  4. Why does M Hamel reproach himself for his students, unsatisfactory progress in
    Studies? 
  5. What words did M Hamel write on the blackboard before dismissing the last class?
    What did they mean? 
  6. What made M Hamel cry towards the end of his last lesson?
  7. What was the mood in the classroom when M Hamel gave his last French lesson?
  8. What changes did the narrator find in the school when the order from Berlin came?
  9. What message is given through the story?

The Summary of  The Last Lesson

Q.2. Do as Directed:

  1. I started for school very late that morning and was in great dread of a scolding. [Make it Simple]
  2. I thought of running away and spending the day out of doors. [Make it Complex]
  3. When I passed the town hall there was a crowd in front of the bulletin-board. Make it Compound]
  4. I jumped over the bench and sat down at my desk. [Make it Simple]
  5. The whole school seemed so strange and solemn. {Make it Simple]
  6. I had never listened so carefully. [Make it Affirmative]
  7. He had the courage to hear every lesson to the very last. [Make it Compound]

Q.3. Rewrite the sentences into indirect narration:

  1. I heard M. Hamel say to me, “I won’t scold you, little
    Franz; you must feel bad enough. See how it is! Every day
    we have said to ourselves, ‘Bah! I’ve plenty of time. I’ll
    learn it tomorrow.’ 
  2.  He said, “My children, this is the last lesson
    I shall give you. The order has come from Berlin to teach
    only German in the schools of Alsace and Lorraine. The
    new master comes tomorrow. This is your last French
    lesson. I want you to be very attentive.”
  3. But nothing happened. M. Hamel saw me and said
    very kindly, “Go to your place quickly, little Franz. We were
    beginning without you.”

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