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Where was it most likely that the two girls would find work after school and why?
The two girls were not qualified enough to pursue any professional course neither did they have the resources to go for their own venture. They were from lower middle class families and were earmarked to start working in a biscuit factory.
What were the options that Sophie was dreaming of? Why does Jansie discourage her from having such dreams?
Why did Sophie wriggle when Geoff told her father that she had met Danny Casey?
Does Geoff believe what Sophie says about her meeting with Danny Casey?
Does Sophie's father believe her story?
How does Sophie include her brother Geoff in her fantasy of her future?
Which country did Danny Casey play for'? How did he fascinate his fans?
Why didn't Sophie want Jansie to know about her story with Danny?
Do you think Sophie had actually met Danny Casey at the Royce's? Give reasons in support of your answer.
Which was the only occasion when Sophie got to see Danny Casey in person?
How would you describe the character and temperament of Sophie's father?
Why did Sophie dream of having a boutique after leaving school?
How does Sophie plan to get the kind of money she wanted for her boutique?
How did Sophie's family react when she announced that if she ever had money she would buy a boutique?
What does Sophie mean when she says 'words had to be prized out of him like stones out of the ground’?
What did Sophie find most fascinating in her brother Geoff?
Sophie did not approve of her own world. What kind of a world did she dream of?
What did Sophie tell Geoff about her meeting with Danny Casey? Why?
What is referred to as 'the weekly pilgrimage for the family'? Why?
What does Sophie mean when she says, 'this was a Geoff thing not a Jansie thing?
Resignation was no sudden- thing'. What is the implication of this remark in the context of Sophie's character?
What place did Sophie choose to have a date with Danny Casey and why?
Coming back home from the canal Sophie once again starts picturing Casey outside Royce's. What does the incident show about her nature?
Bring out the various aspects of the brother sister relationship with illustration from the text.
‘Going Places’ is a story that borders on fantasy and reality’. Discuss.
“The meeting of Sophie with Danny Casey is a figment of her imagination”. Do you agree? Why / Why not?
On the basis of the text discuss what is different between Jansi and Sophie?
What socio-economic background did Sophie belong to'? What are the indicators of her family's financial status '?

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