On Saying Please by Alpha of the Plough
MCQs: Select the right answer from the following options.
1. When did the Alpha born?
2. When did the Alpha die?
3. The real name of the Alpha of the Plough is________.
(a) Alfred Goiter Gabian
(b) Alfred George Gardiner
(c) Allein George Gardiner
(d) none of these
4. In the essay ” On Saying Please” the writer has presented the difference between moral laws and______.
(a) economy laws
(b) foreign laws
(c) religious laws
(d) legal laws
5. Whom has the writer given example as a polite man?
6. What did the liftman do with a man who wanted to go up?
(a) He slapped on the man’s face
(b) he threw him from the lift
(c) he abused the man
(d) he taught the man good manner
7. What happened after the man was thrown out the man from lift?
(a) he was slapped on his face
(b) He was given prize
(c) he was punished physically
(d) he was fined
8. Why did the liftman, throw the man out of the lift?
(a) The man did not say clearly
(b) the man did not say hello
(c) the man did not say. Please
(d) the man did say, Sir
9._________is not a legal offense and it does not excuse assault and betray.
10. I may be as uncivil as I please and the law will_______me.
11. I don’t have to pay fine if I show_________.
12. According to the writer pain can be removed but________can not restored.
(b) spiritual state
(d) none of these
13. During travel the writer could not find_________ in his pocket.
(d) identity card
14. Who did not charge the fare to the writer?
15. __________is the way to make the world beautiful and peaceful.
(d) none of these
Answer the following questions
Q 1: What does the liftman do with a man and why?
Ans: A young lift-man throws a man out of his lift for not saying “please”
Q 2: What is the punishment given to the liftman?
Ans: That young man is not punished physically but he is fined as he has committed violence.
Q 3: What is the law against discourtesy?
Ans: There’is legal Law against discourtesy. Bad manners are also based on morals, so the law does not compel anyone to say” please”.
Q 4: Can laws be bound to someone for being courteous?
Ans.‘ Although the laws protect people against violence and physical attack yet they don’t bind the people to say courteous words. So the negation of etiquette does more harm than criminal offenses.
Q 5: How the feelings are affected by harsh words?
Ans: A person may forget any physical injury but he cannot forget if his feelings are injured.
Q 6: Why are the bad and good manners infectious?
Ans: It is true that bad manners are much infectious but good manners may be infectious also. Because they pass from one person to another and influence that whole society.
Q 7: How are the little courteous words rare?
Ans: Little courteous words like “please” and “Thank you” can make our life sweet and pleasant. We can win the hearts of other people by these little courteous words.
Q 8: Whqm does the writer give an example?
Ans: The Writer Alpha gives an example of a very courteous and good-humored bus conductor, who met him in a polite manner.
Q 9: What impacts do the bad manners pour to life?
Ans: Bad manners make life sad and dull. Bad manners are as much harmful as poison. These poisonous manners are worse than all the crimes of the world.
Q 10: How do you define a courteous and polite person?
Ans: A courteous and polite man always gains spiritual and moral victory over those who are impolite.
Q 11: Who was Alpha of the Plough?
Ans: Alpha is an English journalist, biographer, and essayist. He remained Editor of “Northern Daily Telegraph”. He also joined “The Star” an essayist after splitting from ‘Northem Daily Telegraph”.
True/False: click the right answer
1. The liftman threw a man out of his lift because he did not say “Please”.
2. Legal systems can control bad manners.
3. The law protects against retaliation.
4. The writer tells us in detail about a “good’! conductor.
5. The “good” conduct& often stopped the bus without a station.
6. The writer’s most sensitive cat was trampled on by the”good” conductor.
7. The “good” conductor had an ease with which he got through his work.
8. “Nothing clears up my spirits like a fine day,” said Keats.
9. War has had a chilling effect upon . little everyday civilities of behavior that sweetens the general air.
10. The law can only protect us against material attack.
11. The writer tells the story of Chesterfield to the liftman