Class 10 English NCERT Book Footprints Without Feet Chapter 3 The Midnight Visitor Questions and Answers with PDF File for cbse, hbse and other state boards.
The Midnight Visitor Question Answer Class 10 English
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Q. 1. How is Ausable different from other secret agents ?
Ans. Ausable is a secret agent. But he is different from other secret agents. Generally, a secret agent has such a personality that he is not easily recognised in a crowd. But Ausable is short and very fat. His accent is also marked.
Q. 2. Who is Fowler and what is his first authentic thrill of the day?
Ans. S. Fowler is a young writer. He wants to meet Ausable because he wants to write about a secret agent His first authentic thrill of the day is that he found a man with a gun in the middle of the
Q. 3. How has Max got in ?
Ans. Max had a passkey. He unlocked the room and came in. He did do because he wanted to get the important information paper from Ausable. It was a secret report about new missiles.
Q. 4. How does Ausable say he got in ?
Ans. Ausable says that he entered his room through an ordinary window in the balcony. He said that he would complain against the balcony to the hotel management.
Think about it
Q. 1. “Ausable did not fit any description of a secret agent Fowler had ever read.” What do secret agents in books and films look like, in your opinion ? Discuss in groups or in class some stories or movies featuring spies, detectives and secret agents, and compare their appearance with that of Ausable in this story. (You may mention characters from fiction in languages other than English. In English fiction you may have come across Sherlock Holmes, Hercule Poirot, or Miss Marple. Have you watched any movies featuring James Bond ?)
Ans. Ausable does not look like a secret agent. There is a particular picture of a secret agent in the mind of the public. Ausable does not fit in that picture. The secret agents in books and films look differently. A secret agent should have a personality that does not become too evident. If a secret agent is very fat or very thin, he may be recognized by others. In films, the secret agent has a hat on his head. Yes! I have seen some movies featuring James Bond, these are : The Golden Eye, Tomorrow Never Dies. The Moonraker. etc.
Q. 2. How does Ausable manage to make Max believe that there is a balcony attached to his room ? Look back at his detailed description of it. What makes it a convincing story ?
Ans. First of all Ausable says that max would have entered the room through a window in the balcony Then he says there is a balcony before his room and the other adjoining it. After some time he says that he would complain to the management about the balcony. Then he tells Max this balcony goes to the next room from his room’s window. All these things convince Max that there is a balcony. When there is a knocking on the door, Ausable tell Max that there is police at the door Max is frightened. He tries to go into the balcony from the window. But there is no balcony. He falls from the window to meet his death.
Q. 3. Looking back at the story, when do you think Ausable thought up his plan for getting rid of Max ? Do you think he had worked out his plan in detail right from the beginning ? Or did he make up a plan taking advantage of events as they happened ?
Ans. When Ausable switched on the light, he saw Max in his room. Max had a small automatic pistol in his hand. Ausable felt shocked to see him. But his mind was very sharp. He decided there and then to get rid of May It appears that he had not worked out his plan in detail right from the beginning. He made the plan only when he saw Max there.