CHAPTER-2 THE ENEMY (Short Answer Type Questions) with Summary of the Chapter, Class XII

CHAPTER-2 THE ENEMY (Short Answer Type Questions)


Q1. What was the chief concern of Dr. Sadao’s father?

Dr. Sadao’s father chief concern was his education. That’s why he was sent to America at the age of 22 to learn about medicine and surgery. He practiced there for 8 years and came back at 30.


Q2. Why was Dr. Sadao never sent with the troops?

Dr. Sadao was never sent with the troops because he was the only surgeon whom the General trusted upon. Apart from that he had been perfecting a discovery which would make the wounds entirely clean.


Q3. Who was Hana? What did she notice coming out of the mist?

Hana was the wife of Dr. Sadao. She noticed a man staggering and fumbling on his toes. On reaching there they both (Hana & Dr. Sadao) found that the man was a P.O.W who was bleeding from the back.


Q4. What did Hana want Dr. Sadao to do on seeing P.O.W?

Hana wanted Dr. Sadao to throw the man back into the sea. She thought that P.O.W was from an enemy country and did not deserve any kind of respect from the couple.


Q5. Why did Yumi refuse to wash P.O.W?

Yumi refused to wash him because she thought that the man belonged to an enemy country & was her enemy. Moreover she had never washed any white man before.


Q6. “You took my guts out.” why did the P.O.W deliver this statement?

The P.O.W delivered this statement while the operation was going on. He thought that Dr. Sadao had taken his intestines out while operating on him. But, he was proved wrong later on.


Q7. The gardener was a superstitious person. Do you agree?

Yes we agree that the gardener was a superstitious person. He thought that the bullet, the rock, and the sea would revenge upon Dr. Sadao if he tried to save his life because all of them wanted to kill him.


Q8. What two things happened on the seventh day of prisoner staying at Dr. Sadao’s home?

The first thing that happened was all the servants left Dr. Sadao due to sheltering of P.O.W. Apart from that, a messenger came there whom Hana considered as a policeman who had come to arrest her husband. But, it was found that he had been sent by the General as he was ill.


Q9. What made Dr. Sadao irritable and angry with the P.O.W.?

When Dr. Sadao saw that all the servants had left his home and Hana had to look after the entire household work, he got irritable and angry with the man. Besides, he had to leave all his practices and look after the babies.


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