Gul Mohar English Class 7 Chapter 8 The Wolves of Cernogratz

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Gul Mohar English Chapter 8 The Wolves of Cernogratz

Writer of the story - H H Munro
Question and Answers
Question 1: Read and answer the questions:
Everyone turned and looked at her in astonishment.
a) Which woman is being referred to here?
Answer:
The old governess, Amalie Schmidt, is being referred to here.

b) Why did everyone look at her in astonishment?
Answer:
Everyone looked at her in astonishment because she usually sat silently and primly at her place and never spoke unless someone spoke to her. Today, she had suddenly spoken out of turn, replying unexpectedly to the Baroness.

c) In what manner did she continue? Why?
Answer:
She meaning Amalie continued rapidly and nervously. She spoke in that manner because she was feeling awkward to be talking in front of so many people out of turn. Yet, she was also determined to talk and explain about the legend so, she spoke rapidly.

Question 2: Read and answer the questions:
The answer to her taunt was even more unexpected and astonishing.
a) Who is being referred to here?
Answer:
Baroness Gruebel is being referred to here.

b) What was the taunt? Whom was the speaker taunting and why?
Answer:
The Baroness had taunted Amalie saying she did not know that Amalie was an expert in family histories because Amalie had challenged her. She had explained what the legend really was and that it would not apply to someone who was not a von Cernogratz.

c) What was the answer to the taunt? Why was it unexpected and astonishing?
Answer:
Amalie’s answer to the Baroness’ taunt was that she knew the legend because she herself was a von Cernogratz. It was unexpected and astonishing because the Baroness and her guests knew Amalie as an old and poor governess whereas von Cernogratz which was an old and rich family which had owned the castle.

Question 3: Read and answer the questions:
“That music is not to be bought for any amount of money,” said Conrad.
a) Which music was Conrad referring to? Why did he call it ‘music’?
Answer:
Conrad referring to the howling of the wolves. He called it music because he found it strange and wonderful; that the wolves were howling right at that time when the governess was ill and possibly dying.

b) What did he say this in response to?
Answer:
Conrad said this in response to the Baroness’ comment that she would not have such music - meaning the wolves’ howling - for much money. She found the sound disturbing.

c) Why did he say that the music could not be bought?
Answer:
He said that the music could not be bought because he believed the legend. He knew that they, the human beings, could not control the music in any way. They could not make the wolves howl nor could they make the wolves stop howling.

Question 4: Read and answer the questions:
One is sorry for her of course………But it is extremely annoying all the same.
a) Who is the speaker? Who was he or she referring to?
Answer:
The speaker is Baroness Gruebel. She was referring to Amalie, the governess.

b) Why was the speaker both annoyed with and sorry for the person?
Answer:
The Baroness was sorry for Amalie because she was ill and looked withered and shrunken. She was annoyed because Amalie could not work as much as usual when there were so many guests in the house.

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