Class 10 English NCERT Book Footprints Without Feet Chapter 1 A Triumph of Surgery Questions and Answers with PDF File for cbse, hbse and other state boards.
A Triumph of Surgery Question Answer Class 10 English
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Q. 1. Why is Mrs Pumphrey worried about Tricki ?
Ans. Tricki is Mrs Pumphrey’s’ dog. She is worried about him because he has become unhealthy. He has become very fat. His eyes are blood red and rheumy.
Q.2. What does she do to help him ? Is she wise in this?
Ans. She at once call Mr Herriot to tell him about Tricki’s condition. Mr Herriot is a veterinary doctor. She is wise in this because only a veterinary doctor can diagnose an animal’s ailments and cure it.
Q.3. Who does ‘I’ refer to in this story ?
Ans. The ‘I’ in this story is James Herriot. He is a veterinary surgeon.
Q. 4. Is the narrator as rich as Tricki’s mistress ?
Ans. No, the narrator is not as rich as Tricki’s mistress.
Q.5. How does he treat the dog?
Ans. He takes the dog to his Hospital. There he controls his diet. There he does not give much food to him. At the end of the second day Tricki starts showing some interest in the surroundings. After two weeks, Tricki completely recovered.
Q. 6. Why is he tempted to keep Tricki on as a permanent guest?
Ans. Mrs. Pumphrey sent daily two dozen of fresh round eggs and bottles of wine and brandy for Tricki. But Tricki did not really need these things to be given again. So these things were consumed by the doctor and his partners. Thus it was a temptation to keep Tricki on as a permanent guest.
Q. 7. Why does Mrs Pumphrey think the dog’s recovery is “a triumph of surgery”?
Ans. Mrs. Pumphrey found Tricki totally transformed. He had been very lazy and flabby. But now he was transformed into a lithe and hard-muscled animal. All this made her say, “This is a triumph of surgery.” No. Mrs. Pumphrey did not know about Tricki’s ailment. She also did not know how he was cured.
Think about it
Q.1. What kind of a person do you think the narrator, a veterinary surgeon, is? Would you say he is tactful as well as full of common sense ?
Ans. The narrator is a veterinary surgeon. He is a very practical man. He is tactful also and has a lot of common sense. As soon as he sees Tricki, he understands his illness. He persuades Mrs Pumphrey to send the dog to his hospital. There he keeps a watch on his diet and bring improvement in his condition.
Q. 2. Do you think Tricki was happy to go home ? What do you think will happen now?
Ans. Yes, Tricki is happy to go home. He remains in the hospital for fifteen days. After that his mistress comes to take him. As soon as he sees Mrs Pumphrey, he runs and jumps into her lap. This shows that he was happy to go home. Mrs Pumphrey is a loving mistress. I think she will again give Tricki a lot of food and make him ill again.
Q. 3. Do you think this is a real-life episode, or mere fiction ? Or is it a mixture of both ?
Ans. I think it is a real-life episode. Mr Herriot was a veterinary surgeon. He had done many experiences of this kind in his career. He has described most of such incidents in his books.
Talk about it
Q. 1. This episode describes the silly behaviour of rich woman who is foolishly indulgent, perhaps because she is lonely. Do you think such people are merely silly, or can their actions cause harm to others?
Ans. Mrs Pumphrey is over indulgent because she is lonely. She can be called silly also because lacks common sense. She is very rich and thinks that giving a lot of things to Tricki to cat is proper. She doe not know that overeating and lack of physical exercise can make anyone ill.
Q. 2. Do you think there are also parents like Mrs Pumphrey ?
Ans. Yes, there are some parents like Mrs Pumphrey. They are over indulgent about their children. They make their children unhealthy and fat by their foolish love. But later when things get out of their control they repent.
Q.3. What would you have done if you were:
(i) a member of the staff in Mrs Pumphrey’s household,
(ii) a neighbour ? What would your life have been like, in general ?
Ans. (i) If I were a member of the staff in Mrs Pumphrey’s household. I would have told her not to make the dog unhealthy by her foolish behaviour. I would have advised her to cut down Tricki’s food and give him light food.
(ii) If I had been her neighbour. I could have advised her more emphatically. Tricki was not ill. But it was the effect of rich food given to it. I think there would have been no adverse effect on me for being Mrs. Pumphrey’s neighbour.
Q. 4. What would you have done if you were in the narrator’s place?
Ans. If I had been in the narrator’s place, I would have done the same thing that he did. He used his common sense. I would have done the same. I would not have kept the dog at the hospital more than it was necessary.