Q.7. ‘A Friend in need is a friend indeed’. How did Sue prove that she was a friend indeed?’
Ans. Sue was Johnsy’s friends . Johnsy suffered from pneumonia Sue felt worried . she called a doctor . he told Sue that medicines cannot cure Johnsy . she had lost the will to live . her problem was less physical and more psychological . she tried her best to convince Johnsy that her death was not related to the falling of leaves . Last of all she told about Johnsy’s fancies to an old painter . The old painter painted a leaf on the wall . Johnsy’s saw that the last leaf did not fall in spite of heavy rain and Wind. She regained her will to live and got well . In this way Sue proved to be a good friend to Johnsy.
Q.8. Write in brief the summary of the story “ The Last Leaf”.
Ans. The two artists sue and johnsy lived in a studio as friends. Once Johnsy caught pneumonia and fell ill .somehow she had a fancy that she would die with the fall of the last leaf of a vine creeper growing againt the wall in the front of the sick girl. Sue told her foolish fancy to another artist Behrman , who also lived in the same building . Behrman decided to help the sick girl and painted a life like leaf in place of the last leaf of the creeper . This leaf stood afresh inspite of wind and rain. this encouraged Johnsy to live and she improved gradually but the artist Behrman died of the cold which he had to suffer to save one young life . Thus the sacrifice made by Behrman is praise worthy and his last leaf became his masterpiece.