Saturday, 4 May 2019

Thank you, M’am questions and answers




1. What was the time when the boy tried to snatch the purse of the woman?
It was about eleven o’clock at night. It was pitched dark outside. She was walking alone. It was a deserted road. Nobody was around at that time. The atmosphere looked horrible and grim at dead of night. It was an ideal time for criminals to strike at a lonely woman.
2. What happened to the boy when he tried to snatch the purse?
The boy lost his balance and fell down on his back on the side walk. He wanted to run away quickly but the fate was not kind to him. The large woman simply turned around and kicked him right square in his blue jeans sitter. Then she reached down and shook him by his shirt front until his teeth rattled.
3. What was the reaction of the woman?
The reaction of the woman was very harsh and quick. She caught the boy instantly. She was angry and punished him severely. It showed her mental and physical alertness. The boy wanted to outsmart her by running away. But, she outclassed him and made a lesson of him.
4. What was the conduct of the people when they saw the incident?
The conduct of the people was different when they saw the incident. They did not intervene to free the boy. At that time two or three people passed, stopped, turned to look, and some stood watching. They seemed indifferent. They feared that they might be implicated by the police in this matter if they got involved in this matter for nothing. So, they preferred to look on and neither sided with the woman nor the boy.
5. How did the boy look physically?
The boy looked as if he were fourteen or fifteen, frail and willow-wild, in tennis shoes and blue jeans. He was in a miserable condition.
6. What was the condition of the boy when the woman gave him a few jerks?
The condition of the boy was very bad when the woman gave him a few jerks. He was afraid and nervous. He struggled to free himself. He thought that he would be taken to jail. He was trembling with fear. He began to apologize to the woman for his misbehaviour.
7. Why did the woman ask the boy to wash his face?
The woman asked the boy to wash his face because his face was dirty. He was in a bad condition. He had not anybody at home to tell him to wash his face. He was unclean, poor and hungry. Also, the woman asked him to comb his hair to look presentable. She was taking care of him like a mother.
8. Why did not the boy run from the house of the woman?
The boy did not run from the house of the woman because he did not want to lose the trust of the woman. He was much impressed with the kind and sympathetic behaviour of the woman. He was beginning to change. He thought it improper and immoral to deceive such a nice and caring lady who was treating him kindly instead of taking him to jail for his crime.
9. Why did not the woman watch the boy while preparing a dish?
The woman did not watch the boy while preparing a dish because she wanted to create the feelings of trust and confidence in him. Also, she did not want to make him feel guilty of his crime. She freed him in her house and showed frankness and friendship with him. Psychologically, the boy was impressed with such kind of trust and freedom. She successfully changed him into a good boy.
10. What was the nature of the woman’s job?
The woman worked in a hotel beauty shop that stayed open late. She was a beautician there. Her shop was visited by all kinds of women including blondes,redheads and Spanish. It showed that she was a famous beautician and ran her business successfully.


1. Write the incident in your own words.
A large woman was going home at night. Suddenly, a boy tried to snatch her purse. She caught the boy and punished him. She took him to her home where she treated him kindly and nicely. It had a good and positive effect on him. He left his bad ways and became a good person.
2. What was the effect of the behaviour of the woman on the boy?
The effect of the behaviour of the woman on the boy was very positive and good. She completely changed him through her kind and affectionate behaviour. The boy was much impressed with her nice treatment. She awakened his conscience. She taught him difference between right and wrong. He left his bad ways and promised to behave himself in future.

3. Why did she treat the boy nicely in her home after punishing him in the street?
First, the woman punished the boy to show that any crime is punishable and then she treated him nicely because she wanted to teach him good manners. She wanted to to make him a good human being. Her good and nice behaviour had a very positive effect on the boy. He left his bad ways and determined to show good behaviour in future.

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