3. Why Boys Fail In College? By H.E.Hawks


Questions & Answers (Based on Exercise)

Q.No.1: According to the writer, there are some boys who fail because they do not try. Who are they? Can we help them? OR How does a boy with nervous habits fail?

Answer: The students, who do not try and fail, suffer from nervous habits. They lack concentration. We can just point out but only the boy himself can uproot such habits.

Q. No. 2: How does a mistaken ambition on the part of the boys and their parents lead to the failure of the boys? OR What do you mean by, “A mistaken ambition”? What is the effect of parents’ mistaken ambition on their children?

Answer: Mistaken ambition means the ambition of parents to make their son according to their own wish. The children cannot focus on their studies due to this ambition. They fail in getting their aim.

Q. No. 3: There are boys who have done well at school but fail to make their mark at college. Who are they? Do you have such boys in college in your country?

Answer: These boys are intelligent but conceited. They do not know how to work hard. That’s why, they fail to make their mark. We have such kind of boys in the colleges of our country.

Q. No. 4: How does financial pressure lead to failure of students described in the lesson? How can the financial problems be solved?         

Answer: Some students have to earn to meet their expenses. They cannot study properly and fail. The college authorities should provide scholarships to such students.

Q. No. 5: To what extent does the question of health lead to failure at college? How far can the college authorities with their medical officers help students in such cases? 

Answer: Some students fail because of bad health. They cannot pay proper attention to their studies. The college authorities and college doctor should come forward to help them.

Q. No. 6: What place would you accord to the sportsmen in college?           

Answer:Sportsmen have their own importance in colleges. They should be encouraged. But if they are too much interested in games, they should be asked to be professional players.

Q. No. 7: There are some boys who join college for the fun of it. Should they be allowed to stay? OR Who are lazy bluffers? What should be done with lazy bluffers?

Answer: Some students join college for the fun of it. They are called lazy bluffers. The writer says that these bluffers should not be allowed to stay at college.


Q.No.1: What are the two main groups of the boys who fail to get through? (FB-2008)

Answer: There are two main groups of the students who fail to get through at college. They are following.

1. Those who try.

2. Those who do not try.  

Q.No.2: How do the poor students meet their expenses? (FB-2014) 

Answer: To meet their expenses, the poor students do part time jobs lasting from 6 o’clock in the evening till 2 o’clock in the morning. They also transfuse their blood to get money.