Jakes and The Lady Questions & Answers

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In my previous posts, I have shared the questions & answers of The Mountain and The Squirrel, Suspense in Satpura and The Little People so, you can check these posts as well.

Jakes and The Lady Questions & Answers

Question 1: Read and answer the questions:

‘…you do not give him a fair chance’

(a) Who said this and to whom?

Answer: The lady said to Jakes.

(b) Why did the speaker feel so?

Answer: The speaker felt that a fair chance was not given because he was not able to use all his power with his head held back like that with the check-rein.

(c) What happened once a ‘fair chance’ was given?

Answer: When a fair chance was given to him, he used all his strength and pulled the load steadily up the hill.

Question 2: Read and answer the questions:

‘…for he was just going to hit chit up again.’

(a) Who does ‘he’ refer here?

Answer: ‘He’ refers to Jakes.

(b) What was ‘he’ going to ‘hitch up again’? Why?

Answer: Jakes was going to hitch check rein again because he did not want to be a laughing stock of all the carters.

Question 3: Read and answer the questions:

‘Is it not better to lead a good fashion than to follow a bad one?’

(a) What is the ‘bad fashion’ referred to here?

Answer: The ‘bad fashion’ referred to here is to put check-rein on.

(b) What is the ‘good fashion’ recommended?

Answer: The ‘good fashion’ recommended here is not to put check-rein and let the horse be free.

Question 4: What two things made it difficult for Black Beauty to pull the load?

Answer: The two things that made it difficult for Black Beauty to pull the load were:

  • The heavy loads
  • The steep uphill route

Question 5: Who came to Black Beauty’s rescue when he was being flogged by Jakes? What advice did the person give Jakes?

Answer: A friendly-looking lady came to Black Beauty’s rescue when he was being flogged by Jakes. She advised him not to whip his good horse anymore and to take off the check-rein.

Question 6: Why had the foreman doubled the weight? What was ironical about it? (A situation is ironical when exactly the opposite of what is intended or expected happens.)

Answer: The foreman doubled the weight to save him from trouble. But the irony was that it was impossible for him to go on with such a heavy load on a steep uphill road.

Question 7: What possible reasons could have forced Jerry to sell Black Beauty to the corn dealer? Share your guesses with your partner.

Answer: Possibly the need of money could have forced Jerry to sell Black Beauty to the corn dealer.

So, these were Jakes and The Lady Questions & Answers.