Hi Everyone!! This article will share The Tenant Questions & Answers.
In my previous posts, I have shared the questions and answers of Huck Meets The Duke and The King, The Luncheon and The Further Vision so, you can check these posts as well.
The Tenant Questions & Answers
- Perseverance – continued effort in spite of discouragement
- Soliloquized – to talk aloud to oneself
- Ejaculation – words spoken suddenly with emotion
- Advent – arrival
- Morose – gloomy
- Countenance – outward appearance
- Wuthering – exposed to open air; (here) used to describe the architecture of the farmhouse that endures assaults of nature (wind, snow and rain)
Question 1: Why do you think Mr. Lockwood went to Wuthering Heights?
Answer: Mr. Lockwood was Mr. Heathcliff’s new tenant and wanted to rent Thrush cross Grange. He called upon his landlord upon his arrival to solicit the occupation of the place. He had heard yesterday that Mr. Heathcliff had some thoughts regarding it.
Question 2: Who was Joseph? How did he behave with the narrator?
Answer: Joseph was a very old man, though hale and sinewy. He was apparently one of the senior staff of Mr. Heathcliff’s household. He spoke in undertones with a sour face while relieving the narrator of his horse. His attitude indicated peevish displeasure. He did not appear when Mr. Heathcliff called him to get some tea.
Question 3: What reason Mr. Heathcliff give for the behavior of the dogs?
Answer: Mr. Heathcliff tried to calm down the narrator after he was attacked by the dogs. He told the narrator that guests were so rare in his house that neither he nor the dogs knew how to receive them. He and his dogs were willingly to own up to it.
Question 4: Why does the narrator feel that Mr Heathcliff was a contrast to his abode and style of living?
Answer: The house and furniture at Wuthering Heights would have been nothing extraordinary as belonging to a homely, northern farmer. But Mr. Heathcliff formed a singular contrast to his abode and style of living. He was a dark-skinned gipsy in aspect, in dress and manners a gentleman like a country squire and rather slovenly. Yet, he did not look amiss because he had an erect and handsome but rather a morose figure.
Question 5: What actions of Mr. Heathcliff did indicate his displeasure when he met Mr. Lockwood at the gate?
Answer: Mr. Heathcliff met Mr. Lockwood at the gate of his house. He interrupted Mr. Lockwood with a wince as he was giving his introduction and reason for his visit. Instead of using welcoming words he said ‘walk in’ with closed teeth. The narrator felt that even the gate over which he leant manifested no sympathizing movement to the words. When he saw the narrator’s horse pushing the barrier, only then did he put out his hand to unchain it, and then sullenly preceded him up the causeway.
Question 6: Why did Mr. Heathcliff’s dogs turn against Mr. Lockwood? How did they react?
Answer: Mr. Heathcliff went in search of Joseph when he did not respond to his call for tea and left the narrator with the ruffian canine and a pair of grim shaggy sheep-dogs. The narrator did not want to come in contact with their fangs so he sat still but unfortunately indulged in winking and making faces at the trio, and something so irritated the canine that she suddenly broke into a fury and leapt on the narrator’s knees. He flung her back, and hastened to place the table between them This proceeding aroused about half-a-dozen more of four-footed fiends, of various sizes and ages, who came in from hidden dens to the room. The narrator felt his heels and coat-laps being targets of assault. He was trying to parry off the large dogs as effectively as he could with the poker. But then he had to loudly demand assistance from the others in the household to re-establish peace.
So, these were The Tenant Questions & Answers.