Hi Everyone!! This article will share Stepping Out Questions & Answers.
In my previous posts, I have shared the questions and answers of The MCC, A Night In June and When I Was Twelve so, you can check these posts as well.
Stepping Out Questions & Answers
Question 1: Why do you think the Dodger chose the old man?
Answer: The Dodger chose the old man because he was clearly unaware of his surroundings and he was only fanaticizing his study room while reading the book.
Question 2: What act of the Dodger and Bates shocked Oliver?
Answer: Oliver is shocked and horrified when he sees the Dodger and Bates pick an old gentleman’s handkerchief.
Question 3: When did Oliver realise what Fagin actually did?
Answer: Oliver realised what Fagin actually did was when Oliver saw the Dodger pull out the handkerchief from the old gentleman’s pocket, handled it to Bates and then both run away together.
Question 4: What was the effect of this realization on Oliver?
Answer: The effects of this realization on Oliver is that he started running away in fear and confusion.
Question 5: Why did the old man suspect Oliver?
Answer: The old gentleman notices that his handkerchief was missing and suspects Oliver who is still around while the others have run away.
Question 6: What was the policeman’s opinion of Oliver?
Answer: The policeman believes that Oliver was a criminal. He ignored the boy’s protests of his innocence and grabs him by the collar.
Question 7: Read and answer the questions:
The three boys sallied out……
(a) Who were the three boys?
Answer: The Dodger, Bates and Oliver were the three boys.
(b) What was unique about their manner?
Answer: The Dodger was a pick pocket, so called for his skill and cunning in that occupation. He was the leader of the gang. Charley Bates was a sidekick to the Dodger. Oliver was the new member of the gang and he was puzzled by their erratic behaviour.
(c) Who gave them permission to sally out?
Answer: Fagin gave them permission to sally out.
Question 8: Read and answer the questions:
Do you see the old Cove at the bookstall?
(a) Who is the speaker?
Answer: ‘Dodger’ is the speaker.
(b) Who is the old Cove?
Answer: ‘The wealthy old gentleman is the old Cove.
(c) What does the speaker do to the old Cove?
Answer: Dodger picks an old gentleman’s handkerchief.
Question 9: Read and answer the questions:
They no sooner heard the cry, and saw Oliver running than, guessing exactly how the matter stood, they issued forth and shouting ‘Stop thief!’ too, joined in the pursuit like good citizens.
(a) Who are being referred to as ‘they’?
Answer: The Dodger and Master Bates are being referred to as ‘they’.
(b) What is the situation being described?
Answer: The gentleman turns and sees Oliver running away. Thinking that Oliver is the thief he raises a cry. The Dodger and Bates see Oliver running past them so they join in crying, “Stop thief!” A large crowd joins the pursuit like good citizen.
Question 10: Why did the old man think that Oliver had stolen his handkerchief?
Answer: The old man notices that his handkerchief is missing and suspects Oliver who is still around while the others have run away.
Question 11: In what way is there magic in the cry ‘Stop Thief’?
Answer: The cry ‘Stop Thief’ was moving with great force that the people rushing to join the chase. At last, a police officer arrives and grabs Oliver by the collar.
Question 12: What did the Dodger and Bates do when the old man raised a hue and cry?
Answer: The Dodger and Bates saw Oliver running past them so they joined in crying, ‘Stop thief!’
Question 13: What did the old man want to run away from the crowd? Why did he not run away?
Answer: The old man wanted to run away from the crowd because he realised that Oliver was not the person who had stolen his handkerchief. He felt pity on Oliver and so, he did not run away.
Question 14: What do we get to know about the old man from this extract?
Answer: We get to know about the old man that he was a very respectable looking person with a large heart.
Question 15: What do we get to know about the Dodger and Bates from this extract?
Answer: We get to know about the Dodger and Bates from this extract that they are pick pockets and cunning in that occupation.
So, these were Stepping Out Questions & Answers.