The Twisted Trial Questions & Answers

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The Twisted Trial Questions & Answers

Question 1: Who was Monsieur Madeline?

Answer: Monsieur Madeline was actually a convict by the name of Jean Valjean who had committed crimes in his past and is now leading his life in disguise as a mayor, a well-known respected person of the society.

Question 2: On what charges was Champmathieu being convicted?

Answer: Champmathieu was convicted on the charges of stealing apples and was also identified as Jean Valjean, and old convict by all the three witnesses.

Question 3: Champmathieu was identified as Jean Valjean by the witnesses and he was likely to be pronounced guilty. What brought a twist in the trial?

Answer: Champmathieu was identified as Jean Valjean, an old convict by all the three witnesses and was likely to be pronounced guilty, when suddenly Monsieur Madeleine seated amongst the spectators stood up and confessed that he was indeed Jean Valjean, the real thief and had been hiding in disguise all this time. This brought a twist in the trial.

Question 4: Why did Monsieur Madeline confess in front of the jury?

Answer: When Monsieur Madeline heard about an innocent man being convicted for the crimes which in actual were committed by Monsieur Madeline himself, his conscience did not approve of this. He did not want his punishment to be given to an innocent man. Due to this he confessed in front of the jury.

Question 5: Why did Champmathieu say, ‘all men mad’?

Answer: As per the proceeding of the trial Champmathieu was accused of theft and was going to be convicted for the crimes he did not commit. It was only when Monsieur Madeline confessed in front of the jury for his crimes and identified himself as Jean Valjean, Champmathieu was discharged of all the accusations. Thus, he reacted by saying, ‘all men mad’ meaning that he was arrested and was being tried on for no reason.

The Twisted Trial Questions & Answers

Question 6: Read and answer the questions:

My choice is made. This is in interest of all, not in my own.

(a) Who is the speaker?

Answer: Monsieur Madeline is the speaker.

(b) What choice is the speaker talking about? How does he justify his choice?

Answer: The speaker – Monsieur Madeline who is a mayor and a well-known respected person of the society today was a criminal once know by the name of Jean Valjean. The speaker is talking about choosing between revealing his original identity or continue to live in disguise. He decided to continue with his disguised identity, thinking in the interest of all and about sick Fantine.

(c) What did the speaker do immediately after he said this?

Answer: The speaker decided to destroy everything that was connected to him as Jean Valjean. He immediately burned an old pair of trousers, a haversack, and a great thorn stick, ironbound at both ends.

Question 7: Read and answer the questions:

He opened a secret door. In the closet was an old pair of trousers, a haversack, and a great thorn stick, ironbound at both ends.

(a) Who opened a secret door?

Answer: Monsieur Madeline opened the secret door.

(b) What did he find in the closet?

Answer: He found old pair of trousers, a haversack, and a great thorn stick, ironbound at both ends.

(c) What did he do with what he found in the closet?

Answer: He decided to burn the things in the fire place.

Question 8: Read and answer the questions:

‘Have you anything to add to your defence?’

(a) Who is the speaker? Who is the speaker addressing?

Answer: The judge is the speaker here. He is addressing to Champmathieu.

(b) What response does the speaker get?

Answer: Champmathieu responded the judge by saying that he was fifty-three years old, has been a wheelwright at Paris and was working for Monsieur Baloup who paid him only thirty sous a day which was very less. He asked the judge to check this with Monsieur Baloup and does not have anything else to say.

(c) What did the speaker ask after he got the response?

Answer: On getting the above response from Champmathieu, the judge questioned him again by asking, if he stole the apples by breaking into an enclosure and if he is Jean Valjean.

Question 9: Read and answer the questions:

….I found a broken branch on the ground with apples on it, and I picked it up not knowing what trouble it would give me.

(a) Who is the speaker of these lines?

Answer: Champmathieu is the speaker of these lines.

(b) What was he accused of?

Answer: He was accused of breaking into an enclosure and stealing apples.

(c) Did he actually commit the crime?

Answer: He picked up apples from a broken branch lying on the ground. However, he had not committed any serious crime.

Question 10: Read and answer the questions:

Yes, your honour, I was the first to recognise him.

(a) Who said this and about whom?

Answer: Brevet, the first witness said this about Champmathieu.

(b) Was this statement true?

Answer: No, the statement was not true.

Question 11: Read and answer the questions:

‘You will find in my house, among the ashes of the fireplace, the forty-sous piece of which I robbed of Petit Gervais.’

(a) Who is the speaker?

Answer: Monsieur Madeline is the speaker here.

(b) What does the speaker want to prove by saying this?

Answer: The speaker wants to prove that he himself is the real convict, Jean Valjean.

So, these were The Twisted Trial Questions & Answers.