6. THE REWARD (Lord Dunsany)
Q.No.1: What was the subject discussed at the club?
Answer: The subject was of opportunity and determination. Some said that opportunity was necessary to get success but some said that determination was required to have success.
Q.NO.2: What did Terbut think of Jorkens argument?
Answer: Terbut disagreed with Jorkens arguments and said that nothing could be got by having just some determination. Opportunity was also a must.
Q.NO.3: How did Jorkens convince that a man can become a skating champion of the Sahara?
Answer: Jorkens suggested that a man would make money, build a skating rink in the Sahara and organize a competition there to become the champion of the Sahara.
Q.NO.4: How did Gorgios persuade his people to make his country strong?
Answer: He did so by telling them that they should have a young athlete at the court. It would strengthen their soldiers to win their battles against their enemies.
Q.NO.5: What was the view point of the parents of Gorgios?
Answer: Gorgios thought that only determination was required to gain success. While his parents thought that both determination and opportunity were required for success.
Q.NO.6: What were the arrangements made for the function of inauguration?
Answer: The lights glittered. Soft music was being played. The throne-room was converted into a gymnasium. Great curtains of red and gold were hung along the walls. Gorgios was wearing very beautiful dress.
Q.NO.7: Describe the scene of inauguration. Write five sentences.
Answer: It was a very beautiful scene. The lights glittered. Soft music was being played. The throne-room was converted into a gymnasium. Great curtains of red and gold were hung along the walls. Gorgios was wearing very beautiful dress.
O.NO.8: What were the feelings of Gorgios on the occasion?
Answer: He had mixed feelings of pride as well as sadness. He was proud of himself because he had got his aim. However, he was sad because he was too old to perform any thing.
Q.NO.9: Did Gorgios use any short cut to achieve his ambition?
Answer: No, he did not use any short cut to get his aim. He worked hard and remained determined for more than sixty years to win his aim.
Q.NO.10: For how long had Gorgios to stick to get his ambition achieved?
Answer: Gorgios was a determined person. He did not cease his struggle and had to stick to his ambition for more than sixty years and at last succeeded.