NCERT Solutions for Class 12 English Vistas Chapter 5

Evans Tries an O-level Class 12

Chapter 5 Evans Tries an O-level Exercise Answers & Summary

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Read and find outbefore you read : Solutions of Questions on Page Number : 70

Q1 :  

What kind of a person was Evans?


Answer :

Evans was a congenital kleptomaniac who was imprisoned in the Oxford Prison. He urged the prison authority to allow him to take the examination for O-level in German as it would help him gain some educational qualification. Although, a pleasant personality with no record of violence, he had managed to escape thrice from the prison.

His intelligent and conspiring mind is the focus of the story. He managed to dodge everyone with his foolproof plans. Even the Governor could not help appreciating his shrewd mind.

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Q2 :  

Should criminals in the prison be given the opportunity of learning and education?


Answer :

No one should be denied the right to education. If the criminals in prison are provided with education and work skills, their life could turn towards a better and crime free future. Education may help them to become responsible citizens. Thus, efforts should be put in to provide opportunity of learning and education to even the criminals in prisons.

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Q3 :  

What were the precautions taken for the smooth conduct of the examination?


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Read and find out : Solutions of Questions on Page Number : 77

Q1 :  

Will the exam now go as scheduled?


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Q2 :  

Did the Governor and his staff finally heave a sigh of relief?


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Q3 :  

Will the injured McLeery be able to help the prison officers track Evans?


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Q4 :  

Will the clues left behind on the question paper, put Evans back in prison again?


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Q5 :  

Where did Evans go?


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Reading with insight : Solutions of Questions on Page Number : 92

Q1 :  

Reflecting on the story, what did you feel about Evans' having the last laugh?


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Q2 :  

When Stephens comes back to the cell he jumps to a conclusion and the whole machinery blindly goes by his assumption without even checking the identity of the injured 'McLeery'. Does this show how hasty conjectures can prevent one from seeing the obvious? How is the criminal able to predict such negligence?


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Q3 :  

What could the Governor have done to securely bring back Evans to the prison when he caught him at the Golden Lion? Does that final act of foolishness really prove that "he was just another good-for-a-giggle, gullible governor, that was all"?


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Q4 :  

While we condemn the crime, we are sympathetic to the criminal. Is this the reason why prison staff often develops a soft corner for those in custody?


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Q5 :  

Do you agree that between crime and punishment it is mainly a battle of wits?


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