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AHSEC | The Last Lesson Notes | Class 12 English | Important Questions Answers | Hornbill

THE LAST LESSON NOTES BY ALPHONSE DAUDET | AHSEC WITH PREVIOUS QUESTION PAPER SOLUTIONS



AHSEC | The Last Lesson Notes | Class 12 English | Important Questions Answers | Hornbill
THE LAST LESSON NOTES | AHSEC | ENGLISH | CLASS 12

In this Post you will get all the important and common questions and answers of The Last Lesson By Alphonse Daudet with previous year question paper solutions, Read More to get all the Materials


THE LAST LESSON NOTES BY ALPHONSE DAUDET


I. Very Short Answer: 

a. What did M. Hamel do when he wanted to go for fishing? [H.S. 2013 AHSEC English Question Paper]
Answer: M. Hamel just used to declare a holiday when he wanted to go for fishing.

b. What did M Hamel write at the end of the class? [H.S. 2015 AHSEC English Question Paper]
Answer: M. Hamel wrote “Vive  La France” at the end of the class.

c. What did M. Hamel say that he would ask his student that morning?
Answer: M. Hamel said that he would ask the students a lesson about participle. 

d. What did Franz think for a moment? [H.S.2016 English AHSEC Question Paper]
Answer: Franz thought he would run away from his class that day and would spend the out of doors. 

e. What is the name of the blacksmith in “The Last Lesson”?
Answer: The name of the blacksmith in “The Last Lesson” is Wachter. 

f. What did Franz find so unusual at school that morning?
Answer: That day the school was very silent like a Sunday morning, the villagers occupied the last benches of the school. Moreover M. Hamel was wearing his unusual clothes. 

g. What is the river mentioned in “The Last Lesson”?
Answer: The River mentioned in “The Last Lesson” is Saar. 

h. How long did M. Hamel teach in his school? 
Answer: M Hamel taught for forty years in his school. 

i. What did M. Hamel tell the students, mounting his chairs? 
Answer:  M. Hamel told his students, mounting his chairs that he was offering his last lesson that day as there was order from Berlin to teach German in the schools of Alsace and Lorraine. 

j. What is the ‘great trouble with Alsace’?
Answer: The ‘great trouble with Alsace’ is that she puts her learning till the next day.

k. What did M. Hamel want to give his students before going away?
Answer: M. Hamel wanted to give every lesson he knew to his students before going away.

l. Why the lesson was called “The Last Lesson”? [H.S.2014 English AHSEC Question Paper]

Answer:  The lesson was called “The Last Lesson” because the Berlin had ordered to teach German in the schools of Alsace and there would be no class on French. 


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II. Short Answer Questions (2 Marks/3 Marks)

a. What news has been displayed on the bulletin board for the last two years in “The Last Lesson”? 
Answer: In “The Last Lesson”, the bulletin board has been displaying all the bad news for Alsace. The news about lost battles, the draft, the order of the commanding officer etc. are displayed in the bulletin board. 

b. Why did Wachter, the blacksmith, tell Franz not to hurry? 
Answer: Wachter, blacksmith, tell Franz not to hurry because there had been news on discontinuation of French in the schools of Alsace and that day was the last lesson. So, Franz would reach school in plenty of time. 

c. What was the commotion that Franz anticipated in the class room? [H.S.2013 English AHSEC Questions Paper]
Answer: Franz anticipated that the school would be full of noise just like any other school day, which could be heard from the street. There would be sound of the opening and closing of desks, lessons repeated in unison, and the teacher’s great ruler rapping on the table.

d. Why was Franz surprised to see M. Hamel on that particular morning when he went in late? 
Answer: In spite Franz was late on that day he was not scolded by M. Hamel. More surprisingly he was wearing his unusual clothes and his voice was very soft and tender. 

e. What would Franz love to do on that sunny morning instead of going to school?
Answer: On that sunny morning Franz would love to spend his day out of doors instead of going to school. He would like to seek for birds’ egg, sliding in the Saar and would love to run at the edge of the open field. 

f. Why did M. Hamel not blame Franz alone for his inability to learn?
Answer: M. Hamel did not blame Franz alone for his inability to learn because it was a composite fault of everyone. The parents were more interested in sending their kids to a mill for earning money. M. Hamel would also declare a holiday whenever he wanted to go fishing. In fact, the Alsace was in a habit of putting things for tomorrow. 

g. What was Franz expected to be prepared with for school that day? [H.S.2015 English AHSEC Questions Paper]
Answer: Franz was expected to be prepared with a lesson of grammar on participle for school that day. M. Hamel was to ask questions to Franz on that given topic.

h. What did M. Hamel say about the French language? (Or What are the views of M. Hamel on the French Language?) [H.S.2013, 2015 English AHSEC Questions Paper]
Answer: M. Hamel was very particular about the French language as it was his mother tongue. He commented that French language is the most beautiful language in the world. The clarity, logical structure of the French language is addition on to its beauty. He urged the French upon safeguarding the uniqueness of the language. 

i. ‘Will they make them sing in German, even the pigeons?’ What does this sentence suggest?
Answer: When the French were forced to learn German, little Franz then thought if the pigeons would also be taught to sing in German. This shows a sense of contempt to the new provision in the mind of little Franz. This also shows his love to his own language and how he was discontent to discontinue his own language. 

j. How did Franz’s feeling about M. Hamel and the school change?
Answer: In his last class, M. Hamel delivered his last lesson showing love to the school, to the students and to every villager and most importantly to the French language. In respect of M. Hamel’s devoted work and his own love to his mother tongue French, Franz grew respect to the teacher and the school. 


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III. Long Answers: (5 Marks each… Word limit 80 – 100)

a. Describe the unusual things that Franz noticed on the day of the last lesson. [H.S.2013 English AHSEC Questions paper]
Answer: The day of the last lesson was unexpectedly unusual for Franz. The school was silent as it was on a Sunday morning. When he entered his classroom late, he did not get a scolding from M. Hamel, rather he was asked to sit in a mild voice. M. Hamel was wearing his beautiful green coat, his frilled shirt, and the little black silk cap, that he wore only on inspection and prize days.
The back benches were occupied by the villagers including old Hauser, the former mayor, the former postmaster, all with a sad face. Hauser even brought an old primer which he held open on his knees. Actually, it was all because that was the last lesson in French.

b. What was the order from Berlin? How did the order affect the people of Alsace, particularly M. Hamel and his students? [H.S.2012 English AHSEC Question Paper]
Answer: Berlin had ordered that in the schools of Alsace and Lorraine German would be taught in lieu of French. The new master would be joining the schools from the next day onwards. 
The order was an attempt to suppress the French people and so the people started growing sorrow and anger in their minds. The order brought a sad moment for the school as well as for the villagers as they had to depart M. Hamel. M. Hamel was overwhelmed with a sense of sadness on the last day and he grew patriotism, and so were the students. The students understood their love for their mother tongue and repented of not learning it whole heartedly. But the time was over and the school was too, with no scope for them to learn their own language any further. 

c. How did the people of Alsace pay their regards to M. Hamel on his last day at school? 

Answer: M. Hamel served for forty years in a school in Alsace with great wisdom and devotion to work. So, the people of Alsace paid back his due respect on the last day of school. The villagers including old Hauser, the former mayor, the former postmaster, all with a sad face, occupied the back benches of the school which usually remained empty. 

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IV. Very Long Answer Questions: (7 Marks Each)

a. Describe M. Hamel’s last day at school.
Answer: In the districts of Alsace and Lorraine, German was to be taught in lieu of French. Because of which M. Hamel had to depart from the school in which he had served for forty years. In his long service period he grew emotional attachment with everything that belonged to the school. So, the last day was a nightmare for him. To live the last moment to the fullest, he wore his exceptional dress. He treated his students with mildness and wanted to pour out everything he knew. 
He appraised the beauty the French language and urged the students to hold the grip of the mother tongue and he taught everything he knew about the language. When the church clock struck twelve, he was seized by extreme sorrow and he could not speak out anything. He wrote “Vive La France” and then leaned his head against wall and waved his hand to dismiss the class.

b. Give a detailed account of the scene in the classroom on the day of the last lesson.
Answer: On the day of the last lesson the school was silent as it was on a Sunday morning as an order from Berlin had swept away the happy days from the people of Alsace and Lorraine. Berlin had ordered that in the schools of Alsace and Lorraine German would be taught in lieu of French. M. Hamel was silent and sad on that day as he had to depart from his own school which he built with utmost emotional attachment.
 To pay their tribute the villagers occupied the last benches of the classroom. M. Hamel was wearing his fine dress and a silky hat. Hauser read out a primer to bestow respect upon the M. Hamel. M. Hamel wanted to teach everything he knew. He made introspection and criticized everyone for not learning their mother tongue. When the clock struck twelve, M. Hamel asked everyone to leave by waiving his hand and wrote on the board, “Vive La France”. 






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