THE LAST LEAF
Q. Where did the two young artists live?
A. The two young artists Sue and Johnsy lived in a small flat.
Q. Where was their flat situated?
A. The flat was on the third storey of an old house.
Q. What was Johns' illness?
A. She suffered from pneumonia but her problem was more of a psychological nature.
Q. What was there on the opposite wall?
A. On the back wall of the opposite house, there was an old ivy creeper.
Q.Why were the leaves falling rapidly?
A. The leaves were falling fast in the cold stormy wind.
Q.What fanciful idea hovered on Johnsy‘s head?
A. The fanciful idea was that she would die with the fall of the last leaf.
Q. What was the doctor’s belief?
A. Doctor’s belief was that her ailment was more psychological than physical.
ANSWERS OF THE TEXT BOOK
1.Do you think the feeling of depression Johnsy has is common among teenagers?
Ans. Yes, the teenagers who are oversensitive or over-emotional suffer from depression. It is quite common among teenagers. With stiff competition and stress of examination, more and more teenagers have feeling of depression like Johnsy.
2. Behrman has a dream. What is it? Does it come true?
Ans. Behrman, an old painter , has a long cherished dream. His dream was to paint a masterpiece, which he could never begin. His dream came true when he saved Johnsy’s life by painting an ivy leaf at the cost of his own life.
3. What is Behrman’s masterpiece? What makes Sue say so?
Ans. Behrman’s masterpiece was an ivy leaf he had painted on the wall opposite Johnsy’s room. Sue calls it a masterpiece because it was painted so perfectly that even an artist like Johnsy could not judge that it was not a real leaf.