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Questions and Answers for The Bet Class 10 English Panorama Part 2 Bihar Board

The Bet - Anton Chekov Questions Answers

Chapter Name

Important Questions for The Bet

Author Name

Anton Chekov

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Book Name

Panorama Part 2


Questions Answers for The Bet by Anton Chekov

1. Why did banker go to kill the lawyer?

Answer

The banker went to kill the lawyer because debt and he would be ruined after paying the lawyer two million roubles as per the terms of the bet. So, he decided to kill the lawyer.


2. Why was the banker afraid of the lawyer?

Answer

The banker was afraid of the lawyer because the lawyer had completed the terms of the agreement very honestly and the banker had no other option but to honour the bet.


3. What was the banker's view on capital punishment and life imprisonment ?

Answer

One evening a party was given by a banker. There were some scholars and journalists among the guests. They were discussing what was better-capital punishment of life imprisonment. The banker thought that the capital punishment.


4. Why did the banker weep to read the notes of the lawyer ?

Or, What made the banker weep.

Answer

To avoid rumours, he took the lawyer's note from the table and looked it in his safe. When the banker read the note he felt great contempt for himself and wept a lot. He was hounded by sense of guilt because he thought that he was responsible for the lawyer's misery.


5. What did the banker do to know that the lawyer had escaped ?

Answer

The watchman informed the banker that the lawyer had escaped from the cell through the window and disappeared. The banker went with his servants to the cell and found that the lawyer had really escaped. To avoid rumours, he took the lawyers to from the table and locked it in his safe.


6. How did the lawyer violate the agreement with the banker?

Answer

The lawyer violated the agreement with the banker by escaping from his cell five minutes before the stipulated went to the gate and disappeared. He did not claim roubles from the lawyer because he hated materials this


7. What were the terms and conditions of the you think them proper?

Answer

The terms and conditions of the bet were decided by the lawyer and banker. It was agreed that the lawyer would remain in a cell in the bankers house for fifteen years. He would neither be allowed to step out of the place, see or hear people, nor receive letters or newspaper. He would be allowed to have a musical instrument and books, to write letters, drink wine and smoke tobacco. If the lawyer broke any of these conditions or escaped even two minutes before time, he would lose the bet. Yes, I think them proper because they made sure that the prisoner lived alone in his prison.


8. What did the banker think to escape from bankruptcy and disgrace ?

Answer

Fifteen years after the banker's economic position had become extremely bad. He, therefore, thought of killing the lawyer to save himself from bankruptcy and disgrace.


9. How did the banker challenge the young lawyer's contention ?

Answer

The banker challenged the young lawyer's contention. He said that he would bet two million if he remained in even five years of voluntary imprisonment.


10. What did the lawyer do during the fifth year of his imprisonment ?

Answer

During the fifth year the lawyer began playing upon the piano again. He spent his time in eating, drinking and lying on bed.


11. How did the banker challenge the young lawyer's opinion?

Answer

The banker challenged the young lawyer's opinion. He told the lawyer that he would bet two million roubles if he remained in a cell for fifteen years.


12. What did the banker tell the young lawyer during the supper about the bet?

Answer

During supper, the banker advised the lawyer to cancel the bet. He told him weep after reading the notes of the lawyer because he felt contempt for himself. He was hunted by a sense of guilt.


13. What did the lawyer do in the second half of the sixth year of imprisonment ?

Answer

In the second half of the sixth year of imprisonment the lawyer zealously studied languages, philosophy and history. He read books on these subject voraciously.


14. What was the view of one of the guests at the party on capital punishment and life imprisonment ?

Answer

One of the guests at the party viewed capital punishment and life imprisonment both as equally immoral. He opined that both took life away.


15. What was the bet that the young lawyer and the banker had ?

Answer

The bet was that the young lawyer had to live in prison for fifteen years and the banker was ready to pay him two millions if he did so.

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