Saturday, 4 May 2019

The Foolish Quack Short textual questions and answers


1. What is a clump of trees?
A clump of trees is a group of trees. It is usually found in a garden or forest where the trees grow close to one another. It adds to the natural beauty and makes the scenery charming. Birds and animals like to wander about clumps of trees which provide them with natural habitat and environment.
2. What was stuck in the camel’s throat?
A melon stuck in the camel’s throat when it entered a melon-field. It was hungry and wanted to swallow the melon in one go. But, it was bigger in size and the camel could not handle it properly. It got stuck in its throat and the animal was in a critical condition.
3. What did the quack pretend to cure?
The quack pretended to cure goiter. He saw the swollen throat of the camel and thought that it was suffering from goiter. He was a foolish and stupid fellow. He did not try to know the real cause of the swollen throat of the camel. He just saw it and believed it to be goiter.
4. What did the quack do with the old woman?
The quack applied very cruel treatment to the old woman. He tied a blanket round her neck. Then, he struck her swollen part so forcefully that the poor creature instantly died. In fact, he was an imposter.
5. What was the result of the cure?
The quack applied very cruel treatment to the old woman. He tied a blanket round her neck. Then, he struck her swollen part so forcefully that the poor creature instantly died. In fact, he was an imposter.
6. What was the punishment inflicted upon the quack by the villagers?
The quack applied wrong treatment to the old woman and killed her. It was a murder. The villagers called him a rascal and caught him. They set him to dig her grave otherwise they would take him to the king for a murder and there he would be hanged.
7. For whom did the quack dig the grave?
The quack applied wrong treatment to the old woman and killed her. It was a murder. The villagers called him a rascal and caught him. They set him to dig her grave otherwise they would take him to the king for a murder and there he would be hanged.
8. What did the quack do in the next village?
The quack did not learn a lesson when he just escaped death by killing an old woman through his wrong treatment. He reached the next village and claimed to be a specialist of goiter. This time an old man came forward for treatment. But, the villagers rejected his treatment because he was talking about digging the grave of the patient before he could begin his treatment.
9. Why did not the villagers let the old man get cured?
The villagers did not let the old man get cured by the quack because he was talking about digging his grave. They thought that he was a fake doctor who was talking about digging the grave of the patient before he could begin his treatment. They asked him to get out of the village.
10. Why did the quack come back to the camel men?
The quack claimed to cure goiter after seeing the treatment of the camel by camel-man. He reached a village and applied the same treatment to an old woman. She could not bear it and died instantly. Then, he tried to treat an old man with the same method but the villagers rejected his treatment. He came to realize that his method of treatment was not correct. He came back to the camel-men to know the reason of his wrong treatment.

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