Note on Passage 3

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My parents did not believe in boys wearing trousers, so I wore shorts to school. I wanted to wear trousers, but every time I opened my mouth my parents told me to shut up.

One day, the class teacher told us that we were going to have a group photograph taken and he asked us to wear trousers for the occasion. I was in a dilemma, as I did not possess a pair of trousers.

After school, I asked some of my friends to lend me a pair of trousers, but no one had a pair which would fit me. I even tried on a pair of my father's trousers. They were too short for me and much too large at the waist. I gave up in despair. The next day arrived. I thought of not going to school but my parents told me to get ready. They told me to stop grumbling because there was nothing wrong in wearing shorts. So I turned up as usual at school. The class teacher was aghast when he saw me. He and some other students wanted me to be excluded from the photograph but the head teacher intervened. She asked me to join the group. The class teacher told me to sit in the front with two students on either side of me.

The photograph was duly taken. A fewdays later a copy of the picture appeared on the notice board. Crowds of students gathered to see it. It was a well-taken photograph. All the students were there in well-ironed, spotlessly white shirts and trousers- except me in the front row, with my knobbly knees conspicuously exposed! Needless to say, the picture gave rise to a lot of laughter and unkind remarks. You can imagine now how I felt! But the incident had a happy ending. I bought a copy of the photograph and showed it to my parents. My father immediately asked my mother to buy- some white trousers for me- my very first pair.

Very Short Questions

  1. The boy wore shorts although he didn't like them because his parents didn't believe in boys wearing trousers.
  2. When the students saw the photograph, they laughed because the writer was the only one with his knobbly knees conspicuously exposed.
  3. The happy ending to the story is that the writer got a new pair of trousers.
  4. The class teacher and some students wanted the writer to be excluded from the photograph.
  5. During the photograph, the boy sat in the front with two students on either side of him.
  6. The dress of all the students except the boy was well-ironed, spotlessly white shirts and trousers.
  7. Yes, the boy went to school in shorts because his parents told him to get ready for the school.
  8. The boy was in dilemma because he did not possess a pair of trousers to wear on the occasion.
  9. Yes, the writer was also included in the group photograph.
  10. The unfitting of the trousers made the boy despair.
  11. The class teacher got the boy to sit in the front with two students on either side of him.
  12. After his class teacher asked him to wear trousers he asked his friends to lend him a pair and also tried his father's pair.
  13. The head teacher asked him to sit in front with two students on either side of him.
  14. The boy was different from his friends in a way that he was the only one who was wearing shorts.
  15. The writer's parents forced him to wear shorts because they did not believe in boys wearing trousers.
  16. The different attempts that the writer made to get a pair of trousers were he asked his friends to lend him a pair and he also tried his father's pair.
  17. The head teacher saved the writer from the class teacher's anger by intervening and allowing him to sit o the group photograph.

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rani rai

meaning of duly


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Similar meaning of horror and heavy sound


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what does the word conspicuously mean?


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jebin

How he persuaded his parent to wear trawser.


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