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GOING PLACES (Short Answer Type Questions)
Q1. What did Sophie dream of? Why did Jansie discourage her?
Sophie always dreamt of being a fashion designer. Moreover, she wanted to open her own boutique. Jansie always discouraged her because they both belonged to poor families and were earmarked for biscuit factory.
Q2. “Money does not grow on trees.” Why did Derek remark this?
Derek remarked this when he heard about the dreams of her sister of opening a boutique of being a fashion designer. He knew that they belonged to poor families and work extremely hard for being hand to mouth.
Q3. Explain Sophie’s father.
Sophie’s father was a manual labourer who used to work throughout the day. He was a plump man who was used too much eating & watching all the football matches of United. He lived carefree and knew about the hardships of life.
Q4. Who was Geoff? Why was he not ready to believe in Sophie’s meeting with Daney Casey?
Geoff was Sophie’s elder brother who knew about the wild dreaming of his sister. He was not ready to believe in Sophie’s meeting with Daney Casey because he was a celebrity who had a string of girls after him.
Q5. Why was Sophie jealous of her brother’s silence?
Sophie was jealous of her brother’s silence because he was a man of few words & did not talk much. She wanted her brother to share all his feelings with her and tell about his friends.
Q6. How did Sophie include her brother in her fantasy?
Sophie was a dreamy girl who always dreamed wildly. She dreamt of sitting on the back seat of her brother’s bike wearing new branded clothes and enjoying. She thought that people would applause for her when she got down. In this way, she included her brother in her fantasy.
Q7. Who was Daney Casey? Where according to Sophie had he met her?
Daney Casey was a footballer who played for Ireland. According to Sophie, she had met him in the arcade while shopping for the clothes. But she could not take his autograph because neither of them had any pen or paper.
Q8. Which place did Sophie choose for her meeting with Daney Casey? Why do you think he did not come?
Sophie chose an isolated place near the canal for meeting Daney Casey because she knew no one came there except lovers. Daney Casey did not come to meet her because it was merely her imagination. In reality, Daney did not know who Sophie was.
Q9. Where had Sophie actually seen Daney Casey?
Sophie had actually seen Daney Casey while playing for his team in the play ground. She was very excited when Daney scored a goal. She felt as if people were praising and admiring her on Daney’s scoring a goal.
Q10. “You are going to put yourself into trouble one of these days” Why did Sophie’s father remark that?
Sophie’s father remarked that because he was aware of the fact that his daughter was a dreamy girl who dreamt of wild things. He knew the world was not as good as it looked. So, he wanted to beware her daughter of her big dreams.
Q11. Why did Sophie not want Jansie to know about her meeting with Daney Casey?
Sophie did not want Jansie to know about her meeting with Daney Casey because she thought her as nosey who could spread that news in the entire neighbourhood. She thought if her father got to know about her meeting with Daney Casey, he would surely kill her.
Q12. Why was Sophie so much sad in the end?
Sophie was sad because Daney Casey did not come to meet her. She had been waiting for him for the past few hours. But her waiting did not bring any fruitful result. Daney’s not coming made her sad.
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