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The Last Lesson The Last Lesson

What was Franz expected to be prepared with for school that day?
Franz was expected to be prepared with rules of the participles. This teacher had said that he would be asking questions with regard to that. He was dreading this thought of going to school as he hadn’t learnt the rules.
What did Franz notice that was unusual about the school that day?
What had been put on the bulletin-board?
What changes did the order-from Berlin cause in school that day?
The people in the story suddenly realize how precious their language is to them. What shows you this? Why does this happen?
What was the narrator's greatest fear as he moved towards school?
What thoughts ran across Franz's mind as he walked towards the school?
What did the narrator observe as he passed the town hall? Why did the sight trouble him?
What was the implication of the blacksmith's remark? How did Franz respond to his remark?
What surprises awaited Franz as he entered his classroom?
What was the 'thunderclap' the narrator received as M. Hamel began the lesson?
Why had the villagers occupied the back benches of the class that day?
What did the narrator wish when he was asked to recite the rules of the participles by the teacher? How did he recite on the contrary '?
Why didn't M. Hamel scold Franz for not learning his lesson?
What does M. Hamel mean when he says, "We've all a great deal to reproach ourselves with"?
How was M. Hamel's last class different from his previous classes?
Why did M. Hamel insist that the people of Alsace should hold on to their language?
The people in this story suddenly realize how precious their language is to them. What shows you this? Why does this happen?
Franz thinks, “Will they make them sing in German, even the pigeons?” what could this mean?
What was the order from Berlin? How did that order affect the people of Alsace, particularly M. Hamel and his students?
Draw a character sketch of M. Hamel as it is show in ‘The Last lesson.’
Who was Franz? What did he think about H. Hamel? Did he change his views about M. Hamel? Illustrate at least two changes that came in Franz towards his teacher, his school and French.
What is ‘linguistic chauvinism’? Analyse the order from Berlin in this light. How do you justify M. Hamel’s view about French and the new found love of the people towards their language?
What is the background of the story ‘The Last Lesson’?
What did Franz think when he was late to school? Why?
What did Franz see on board and what did the board signify?
“Don’t hurry so, my boy, you’ll get to your school soon enough” a. Who said to whom? b. What did he mean? c. What did Franz do?
What was the difference in the school when he went there?
What difference did Franz notice in his teacher?
What was Franz surprised to see in the back benches?
Political enslavement is a curse for any nation as it deprives it of its identity. It is their language which acts as a key to their prison. Discuss(The Last Lesson).

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