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Question No. 1:    What was Daiches attitude towards the week end as a school boy? Why did he long for it?      
Ans:     As a school boy, he felt joy at the arrival of week-end. He walked home like an escaped prisoner. He longed for it to get rid of daily burden of school.

Question No. 2:    What was his general view of school life?
Ans:     He was a good student and often enjoyed the actual class room work. School life was full of labour and tough competitions. Teachers gave them a lot of home work. This daily grind of school made him long for holidays.

Question No. 3:     He liked holidays for their freedom- freedom for what?
Ans:     He liked holidays for their freedom-freedom from waking up early in the morning, from large number of classes and from grind of routine school work.

Question No. 4:    How did he spend his summer holidays?
Ans:     The summer holidays were a long period of bliss. He spent his summer vacation in his village with his grand parents. He played cricket in July sunshine; he enjoyed these holidays very much.

Question No. 5:    Wishes don’t come true in this life, writes Daiches. What are the things he longed for but could not have?
Ans:     He wished to get a tricycle in his early childhood and later a bicycle. He wished to get ice-cream and sweet free of cost. His these wishes did not come true.

Question No. 6:    What did he do with his pocket money?
Ans:     He kept his savings in money-box because he was not allowed to spend his pocket-money.

Question No. 7:    Why was the Friday morning rose coloured for the writer?
Ans:     Friday morning was positively rose coloured because it was a week end. Moreover, they were going to have two consecutive holidays to enjoy themselves.

Question No. 8:    What were unexpected respites?    
Ans:     Unexpected respites mean sudden dismissal of school before usual time due to some crises, celebration and football match. But these were few and far between.

Question No. 9:    When did he buy his first bicycle?
Ans:     He bought his first bicycle at the age of 21 with the prize money he won at Edinburgh University.

Question No. 10:   What was the most frightening day of the week for Daiches?
Ans:     Monday was the most frightening day of the week for Daiches. Waking up on Monday morning was a dismal experience for the writer.

Question No. 11:   What were the feelings of the writer on Saturday and Sunday?
Ans:     Saturday night had the charm for the holiday between it and the Monday morning. But Sunday night was full of the threat of Monday morning.


Question No. 1: What was writer’s attitude towards the week end?
At the weekend he felt himself like a prisoner who had just been released from the prison. He felt relaxed and thankful to God.

Question No. 2: Why did the writer long (like) for week end?
He longed for the weekend because he had to do a lot of work. He had no time to relax.

Question No. 3: What was writer’s general view of school life?
Writer’s view was that the school life is very difficult. Students have to work very hard. They have no time to take rest.

Question No. 4: Writer liked holydays for their freedom – from what?
He liked holidays for their freedom from a lot of work. He had no time to take rest.

Question No. 5: How did he spend his summer holidays?
During the summer vacations, he used to walk across the meadows in the sunshine and go at the country side with his family.

Question No. 6: Wishes do not come true in this life. What are the things he longed for but could not have?
He wished for a tricycle in his childhood. Then he wished for a bicycle. He also wished for some other things but could not have them.

Question No. 7: What did the writer do with his pocket money in his childhood?
The writer was not allowed to spend his pocket money. It was put into a money box and saved.

Question No. 8: What was the title of the book that reminded the writer of his school time?
The title of the book was “Friday – Thank God”.

Question No. 9: When did the writer buy his bicycle and how?
He bought his first bicycle at the age of 21. He bought it by the prize money won at university.

Question No. 10: What are “Unexpected Respites”?
Unscheduled respites were unscheduled holidays.

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