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Std.12 | On Saying Please

One of the finest lessons in std 12, here is a test paper for practice

Q.1   Read the following passage and answer the following questions:
                    This does not mean that the damages are negligible. It is probable that the lift-man was much more acutely hurt by what he regarded as a slur upon his social standing than he would have been if he had a kick on the shins, for which he could have got a legal redress. The pain of a kick on the shins soon passes away but the pain of a wound to our self-respect or our vanity may poison a whole day. I can imagine that lift-man, denied the relief of throwing the author of his wound out of the lift, brooding over the insult by the hour, and visiting his wife in the evening as the only way of restoring his equilibrium. For there are few things more catching than bad temper and bad manners? When Sir Anthony Absolute bullied Captain Absolute, the latter went out and bullied his man, Fag, whereupon Fag went out downstairs and kicked the page boy. Probably the man who said, “Top” to the lift-man was really only getting back on his employer who had not said, “Good morning” to him because he himself had been henpecked at breakfast by his wife, to whom the cook had been insolent because the housemaid had “answered her back”. We infect the world with our ill-humours. Bad manners probably do more to poison the stream of the general life than all the crimes in the calendar. For one wife who gets a black eye from an otherwise good-natured husband there are a hundred who live a life of martyrdom under the shadow of a morose temper. But all the same the law cannot become the guardian of our private manners. No Decalogue could cover the vast area of offences and no court could administer a law which governed our social civilities, our speech, the tilt of our eyebrows and all our moods and manners.
Questions:


A1.    State whether true or false.


1.       The liftman won’t mind any physical pain than insult. = True
2.       The chain of insult passes from person to person.         = True
3.       Mental harassment is more than physical assault.          = True
4.       Bad manners are infectious.                                                     =True


A2.   Explain the statement.


          We infect the world with our ill-manner. 

Ans:  It is undoubtedly true that we infect the world with our ill manners. Ill manners make our heart ill or upset. People can tolerate physical assault but they cant digest mental harassment which disturb their mentality. When we use bad words or express ill behaviour , the sufferers permanently stamp it on his or heart inviting annoyance for his own soul. 
           In this way we infect the world our ill manners  spreading infectious ambience everywhere.

A3.   State the reason of the liftman’s ill behavior.

Ans:  The liftman was hurt when he was said just ” Top” instead of Top please. Actually he expected that he should be requested for the lift service but instead he was asked arrogantly or rudley by the passenger . Here the liftman’s dignity was hurt which he strongly expressed by his behaviour.

                       As a result . he threw him out of the lift inviting punishment for him

A4.  What is the role of mannerism in our life?
 
Ans:   It is rightly said that manners make a man. A person without manners is like a body without a soul. Manners are the ornaments for us, we are known by our manners. Manners are out identity which make our image glorfied. A person without manners lose character and image in the society. A well mannered person  is respected everywhere and such person attain great pleasure and satisfaction from others

A5.  Grammar.
1.     We infect the world with our bad manners.

        (Begin with…. the world)
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2.    No court could administer a law.
       (Make it affirmative)  
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A6. Use the phrase ‘Brood over’ in your own sentence.
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Q.2 Read the following passage and answer the following questions:

                   This does not mean that the damages are negligible. It is probable that the lift-man was much more acutely hurt by what he regarded as a slur upon his social standing than he would have been if he had a kick on the shins, for which he could have got a legal redress. The pain of a kick on the shins soon passes away but the pain of a wound to our self-respect or our vanity may poison a whole day. I can imagine that lift-man, denied the relief of throwing the author of his wound out of the lift, brooding over the insult by the hour, and visiting his wife in the evening as the only way of restoring his equilibrium. For there are few things more catching than bad temper and bad manners? When Sir Anthony Absolute bullied Captain Absolute, the latter went out and bullied his man, Fag, whereupon Fag went out downstairs and kicked the page boy. Probably the man who said, “Top” to the lift-man was really only getting back on his employer who had not said, “Good morning” to him because he himself had been henpecked at breakfast by his wife, to whom the cook had been insolent because the housemaid had “answered her back”. We infect the world with our ill-humours. Bad manners probably do more to poison the stream of the general life than all the crimes in the calendar. For one wife who gets a black eye from an otherwise good-natured husband there are a hundred who live a life of martyrdom under the shadow of a morose temper. But all the same the law cannot become the guardian of our private manners. No Decalogue could cover the vast area of offences and no court could administer a law which governed our social civilities, our speech, the tilt of our eyebrows and all our moods and manners.


Questions:
A1.    Make a list of people who are responsible for the liftman’s ill behavior by
          using flow chart.


A2.    Complex factual:
          Why can’t law become the guarding of our private manners?

Ans:  It is a concrete fact that law cant become the gurading of our private manners because the law amendments never force any person to behave in a certain manners because it is our complete choice how to behave with others. It is expected we should behave properly with others by the phenomenon of laws but even though nature is nature and law cant touch your emotions or feelings or attitude. Laws are made for the safety of human beings not to respect the different types of behaviour.

A3.    Bad manners are more insulting or miserable than all the crimes. Explain.

Yes it is very true that bad manners are more insulting or miserable than all the crimes. All the crimes are based on physical assault , a person forgets such assault but never forget mental harassment. Insult or mental pain is really invites annoyance or disrespect. Physical wound may be repaired but mental torture is hardly forgotten. 
            Thats why it is said hurt me with any physical assault but dont hurt my heart.


A4.    Why should we offer compliments to others wherever necessary?


A5.    Grammar.
          1.  It is probable that the lift man was actually hurt.
          (Make it simple)
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          2. We infect the world with bad manners.
          (Make it interrogative)


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