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English CBSE Class 10 NCERT Footprints Without Feet Chapter 8 The Hack Driver Free Solution of Extra Questions and Answers – Extract Based Questions Short Answer Questions Long Answer Questions and Value Based Questions

THE HACK DRIVER

(Extra Questions)

Extract Based Questions

1. Who is referred as ‘he’ in the above extract?

Answer: The hack driver Bill. He was actually Lutkins

2.  Which phrase in the above extract means ‘certainly’?

Answer: Of course

3. Why had ‘I’ come to the village?

Answer: The lawyer had come to New Mullion to deliver summons to Oliver Lutkins.

4. To which place did ‘he’ and ‘I’ go first?

Answer: They first went to Fritz’s

 

 

 

1. At which place of the village summon was served to Lutkins?

Answer: The summons was served at platform of railway station.

2.Which word in the extract is synonym of ‘requested’?

Answer: Begged

3. Was the lawyer a gullible or a smart person?

Answer: Gullible person

4. Why Lutkins and his mother were laughing at the lawyer?

Answer: The lawyer was fooled by Lutkins and others during his first visit and the lawyer could not understand. Hence they laughed at him.

 

 

 

1. Which word in the extract is synonym of ‘restarted’?

Answer: Resumed

2. Why ‘we’ had gone to the scene of meadows and woods?

Answer: They had gone there to eat their packed lunch.

3.  In which vehicle ‘we’ were travelling within the town?

Answer: A hack

4. For how many days the lawyer stayed in the village?

Answer: The lawyer reached in the morning and went back to city on the same day.

1. What was the work of ‘I’?

Answer: His work was to deliver summons to people.

2.  Who is the speaker of above extract?

Answer: Speaker of above extract is a junior assistant clerk in a big law firm.

3.  Which word in the extract is antonym of ‘concealed’?

Answer: Revealed

4. Which word in the extract is synonym of ‘disliked’?

Answer: Hated

 

 

 

1. To whom does ‘him’ refer to in above extract?

Answer: Oliver Lutkins

2. Who is the speaker of above extract?

Answer: The lawyer

3. Which word in the extract is antonym of ‘ahead’.

Answer: Behind

4. Why ‘we’ were pursuing ‘him’?

Answer: Because the lawyer needed to serve a summon to him

1. Which word in the extract is synonym of ‘greatly’?

Answer: Severely

2.  By which mode of transport, narrator reached the village?

Answer: He reached the village by train.

3. What was the purpose of ‘I’ going to the village?

Answer: He wanted to deliver summons to Lutkins.

4. What material was used for construction of shops in the village?

Answer: All shops in the village were made out of wood.

 

 

 

 

1. Which word in the extract is synonym of ‘running away’?

Answer: Fleeing

2. What is the designation ‘I’?

Answer: Junior assistant clerk

3.  What was unpleasant about the work of ‘I’?

Answer: He had to travel to dirty and shadowy corners of city and sometimes people beat him up.

4. What did the narrator want to become in his hometown?

Answer: He wanted to become a lawyer.

1. Which word in the extract is synonym of ‘rent’?

Answer: Fare

2. Who is referred as ‘this good fellow’ in the extract?

Answer: Bill

3. What was the rent for the hack?

Answer: Two dollars per hour

4. Which word in the extract is synonym of ‘negotiate’?

Answer: Bargain

 

 

 

Short Answer Questions (30-40 words)

Answer: When the lawyer told Bill that he wanted to meet Oliver Lutkins, Bill decided to play a trick on him. Probably he wanted to know the real motive of the lawyer. So he decided to fool him and earn some money from him.

Answer: Bill suggested that they should have the lunch made at his house.

He further told that food will be much better than the oily food served at restaurant and it would be cheaper also. They will get it packed and eat at Wade’s hill.

 

 

 

Answer: They lawyer felt very ashamed and deceived to know the true identity of Bill. He felt hurt because Bill and his mother laughed at him as if he was a bright boy of seven.

Answer: He found Bill very friendly and richly human. He thought that other people of New Mullion were simple, wise and soft spoken. He imagined a happy and honest life.

Hence he wanted to return to the town to start his own legal practice.

 

 

 

Answer: The lawyer appears to be a very simple person who could be easily fooled. He is greatly affected by affection and friendly manner of people. This attitude prevents him from finding that Bill himself was Lutkins.

During  the second visit, after serving the summons, he was laughed at by Lutkins and his mother.

In the end he earns our sympathy.

Answer: On second occasion, the lawyer had come to the New Bullion with his colleague. His colleague had earlier met Lutkins. He recognized at the platform itself that Bill was Lutkins.

Thus the true identity of Bill became known to the lawyer

Answer: The job of the author was to deliver summons. He had to travel to shabby and unkown areas of city. He was a lawyer and his current work did not utilise his education of law. While performing his duty, many times he was beaten up by strong person.

Hence he did not like his job.

Answer: The author had imagined the New Mullion town to be a pleasant and simple town. But he found that the streets of the town were muddy and shops had a dull look. He was disappointed because the reality was opposite to his expectations.

Answer: Bill was so open and friendly that the author could feel his affection. He brought his carriage to take author around the town to find Lutkins.

Owing to above response, author thought that Bill had made it his own task to find Lutkins.

Answer: The narrator was with Lutkins for the complete full day. They had moved together around the town, met many people and had taken lunch together. Even then the narrator could not understand true identity of Bill.

They had laughed at the lawyer for his ignorance and misjudgment.

Answer: The narrator found Bill friendly and richly human. He pictured that others in village would also be good natured persons. He thought of starting his own legal practice in the village to lead a simple and happy life.

Hence he was not worried at his failure.

Long Answer questions (120-150 words)

Answer: The narrator had imagined New Mullion to be a pleasant and simple village. But its streets were muddy and shops were looking dull.

He found a hack driver (Bill) very pleasant and friendly. Bill described Lutkins as person who does many things and is difficult to find. Bill brought his hack to take narrator around the town. Bill suggested that he will do all the talking in the village and the narrator should hide behind him.

Bill took the narrator to Fritz’s, Gustaff’s, Gray’s and many other places. Bill arranged lunch for narrator and talked about many people of town. Bill took him to house of mother of Lutkins. But the narrator could not find Lutkins. Finally Bill dropped narrator at the railway station.

Narrator should not have fully depended on Bill. He should have himself talked to some people in the town.

 

Answer: The narrator met a person at the platform who was friendly and richly human. The narrator told him that he had come to find Lutkins. The person introduced himself as a hack driver by the name of Bill and took him around the town.

Bill took the narrator to Fritz’s, Gustaff’s, Gray’s and many other places. Bill took him to house of mother of Lutkins.

At every place Bill did all the talking. The narrator accepted every word that Bill had told him. Thus the narrator was deceived. He could not find Lutkins so summons were not delivered.

During second visit, a colleague came with narrator. The colleague had earlier met Lutkins and he easily identified Lutkins. The narrator delivered the summons.

Lutkins and his mother had laughed at the lawyer for his ignorance and misjudgement. Because the narrator could not understand true identity of Bill though they were together for a whole day.

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