Going Places || Important Questions || Class 12 English Flamingo Prose || Chapter 8

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Chapter – 8

Going Places

In this post, we have given the Important Questions of Chapter 8 “Going Places”. It is the 8th chapter of the prose of Class 12th English.

BoardCBSE Board, UP Board, JAC Board, HBSE Board, UBSE Board, PSEB Board, RBSE Board
ClassClass 12
SubjectEnglish Flamingo
Chapter no.Chapter 8
Chapter NameGoing Places
CategoryClass 12 English Important Questions
Class 12 English Ch 8 Going Places Important Questions

Ch 8 Going Places


Qes1.Why does Jansie want sophie to be sensible?
Ans. Jansie knew Sophie’s family background and financial position, She knew that both of them were earmarked for the biscuit factory. Sophie’s dreams were big and needed a lot of money and experience for their fulfillment. Sophie had neither. So, Sophie asks her to be sensible.

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Qes2.Who was Danny Casey? Why did Sophie talk about him?
Ans. Danny Casey was a young Irish player of the first United team. She was infatuated by this sportsman and took him to be her lover and so wanted to date with him.

Qes3. Why was Sophie Jealous of Geoff’s silence?
Ans. Geoff was grown up and spoke little. Sophie was jealous of him as she wanted to share his secret thoughts. She craved for his affection.

Qes4.Jansie and Sophie, in spite of being friends were poles apart in their approach to life. How?
Ans. Jansie and Sophie were poles apart in thinking and temperament. Sophie was an incurable dreamer and escapist. On the other hand Jansie was realistic and practical she knows big things require money and experience money and experience which they didn’t have.

Qes5.Why did Sophie not want Jansie to know anything about her meeting with Denny Casey?
Ans. Sophie knew that Jansie was ‘nosey’. She was very inquisitive by nature. Sophie did not trust Jansie as she could not keep a secret. She could spread the rumor in the whole neighborhood.


Qes1.What impression do you form of Sophie on reading the Story going places’?
Ans. Sophie is like any other teenager having her own dreams and fancies. She is an escapist. She is an escapist. Her ambitions have no relation with the harsh realities of life. She wants to have a boutique, be an actress or a fashion designer. She develops a romantic fascination for Danny Casey who is a young Irish footballer. She indulges in hero worshipping. She becomes sad when Casey does not come. She suffers because of her dreams which are the creations of her own mind.

Qes2.Comment on the social background and the life of the people in ‘Going places’.

  • Helpless, hardworking law abiding, middle class people.
  • Sophie’s father and brother work hard at their jobs, mother busy with the house hold chores.
  • Geoff is an apprentice mechanic. His jacket is shapeless.
  • Sophie’s father lacks sophistication.
  • There is stove in the same room where dirty washing is piled in a corner.
  • All these indicators confirm their lower middle class family background

Qes3. Sophie was a dreamer, an escapist. How?
Ans. Sophie was given to fantasies.

  • Walked by the canal along a shattered path in the late evening.
  • Imagined Casey coming, excited.
  • Watched for him, imagined asking for an autograph.
  • Sad while waiting and knowing he would not come.
  • Inventing explanations to satisfy her family.

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