Packing For The Journey Questions & Answers.

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Packing For The Journey Questions & Answers

Word Galaxy

  • Hampers – large baskets with lids, used for carrying food
  • Uncanny – strange and mysterious
  • Loll – lie in a relaxed manner, usually on a chair or a sofa
  • Slaving – working very hard
  • Superintend – supervise
  • So wild – here, very angry
  • Rummaged the things up – searched untidily and upset everything
  • Had a go – here, tried to pack
  • Trod on – stepped on
  • Do more with – here, make a worse mess of
  • Take my oath – say with certainty

Question 1: Choose the correct option:

(a) The list of things to be packed was

i. pretty
ii. long
iii. lost
iv. misplaced

(b) The writer’s intention as that

i. he would do the packing.
ii. his friends would do the packing.
iii. his friends would do the packing while he supervised them.
iv. he should do the packing alone without anybody’s interference.

(c) The writer was most irritated when

i. he had to do the packing.
ii. he had to watch others pack.
iii. others watched while he worked.
iv. he watched and others worked

(d) “Most extraordinary thing I ever heard of,” said George. The extraordinary thing was

i. the writer’s decision to sit and supervise.
ii. the disappearance of the butter.
iii. Montmorency’s act of ‘killing’ the lemons.
iv. Harris moving around aimlessly in the room.

Question 2: Read and answer the questions:

“Here, let me do it, “there you are, simple enough!”

(a) When did the writer think of these words?

Answer: The writer thought of these words when Harris and George were relaxing and the writer had to pack up everything.

(b) What was he talking about?

Answer: He was talking about packing.

(c) Did he actually get a chance to speak these lines? Why?

Answer: No, the narrator did not get a chance to speak these lines as he packed the first bag alone. His day dream remained a day dream.

Question 3: Read and answer the questions:

“Ain’t you going to put the boots in?”

(a) Who said these words and to whom?

Answer: These words are said by Harris to the writer.

(b) When did he say these words?

Answer: He said these words to the writer when he completed the packing and shut the bug and strapped it.

(c) Was he really worried about the boots being packed? Why?

Answer: No, he was not really worried about the boots being packed because if he was worried then, he could have said it before the bag was being shut.

Question 4: Read and answer the questions:

That was the first thing they did.

(a) Who are they?

Answer: They are Harris and George.

(b) What did they do?

Answer: They broke a cup while packing.

(c) What did they do after that?

Answer: They created the mess and after that Harris squashed the tomato and George trod on butter.

Packing For The Journey Questions & Answers

Question 5: Read and answer the questions:

They began in a light-hearted spirit, evidently intending to show me how to do it, I made no comment’

(a) Who is referred to as ‘they’ in the above lines?

Answer: ‘They’ is referred to George and Harris in the above lines.

(b) What did they begin?

Answer: They began to pack the food hamper.

(c) What did they want to show?

Answer: They wanted to show Jerome that they were better at packing.

(d) Who made no comment?

Answer: The narrator made no comment

Question 6: Read and answer the questions:

“I’ll take my oath I put it down on that chair.”

(a) Who said these words and about what?

Answer: George said these words about butter.

(b) What had actually happened to it?

Answer: It had actually stuck to the back of Harris.

(c) Were they able to find it eventually? Who found it?

Answer: Yes, they were able to find the butter eventually and George found it.

Question 7: Why was Jerome not happy with George and Harris? How had he expected them to react when he suggested that they should leave the packing to him?

Answer: He was unhappy with himself for having offered to pack. He had thought that Harris and George would pack and he would supervise them, teaching them how to do things better. When he worked and his friends relaxed, he was greatly irritated.

Question 8: What did George and Harris offer to pack and why?

Answer: George and Harris offered to pack the hampers because it was getting late and they thought that Jerome had taken too much of time. They also wanted to show their skill to Jerome.

Question 9: Why was the writer irritated when Harris asked him about the boots?

Answer: The writer was irritated when Harris asked him about the boots because the writer had done the packing, shut and strapped the bag. The narrator had forgotten to pack the boots in and had to reopen the bags, put the boots in and had to repack the bag again.

Question 10: How did Montmorency “contribute” to the packing?

Answer: Montmorency ‘contributed’ to the packing in a funny way. It was his ‘ambition’ in life to get in the way and be sworn at. He would put himself in everybody’s way where he was not wanted. He wanted to be a perfect nuisance. He wanted people to go mad and have things thrown at his head. Then he would feel his day had not been wasted. He longed to get somebody to stumble over him and curse him for long.

Montmorency came and sat down on things which were to be packed. Harris and George reached out for things to pack. He felt that they touched his cold damp nose. He put his leg into the jam and worried the teaspoons. He pretended the lemons were rats. He got into the hamper and ‘killed’ three of them. But Harris landed him with the frying-pan.

Question 11: Of the three, Jerome, George and Harris, who do your thing is the best or worst packer? Support your answer with details from the text.

Answer: Jerome, George and Harris, all three proved to be failures in packing. However, Jerome can be considered a little better than the other two, because we can say that his problem was more to do with forgetfulness. Because of this, he seemed to make blunders, thereby, leading to issues while packing too. Despite his claim of being an expert, Jerome was unsure if his toothbrush was packed. To confirm this, he unpacked and forgot his spectacles in the bag. He was therefore not professional and systematic.

George and Harris, proved to be worse than Jerome. They created a mess. They broke a cup. That was the first thing they did. They packed heavy things on top of soft and light things. The pies were smashed. They upset salt over everything, created mess with butter, left things around and forgot them. They stepped on things and put things behind them, and then could not find them when they wanted them. They were successful in messing up everything they possibly could. The credibility of the three men could be ranging from worse to worst.

So, these were Packing For The Journey Questions & Answers.

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