Skip to main content

My Lost Dollar-Reference to context Class 9 & 10 ICSE

1.1-"On the other hand I know that I shall remember all my life......carry the recollection of it to the grave."
Question a. Who is Todd?What kind of relationship exists between Todd and the narrator?

Answer a.In the story "My Lost Dollar" by Stephen Leacock, Todd is introduced in it as a friend of the narrator. He is a major in the army and a member of the University Club of Montreal. Major Todd shares an intimate relationship with the narrator. He is a close acquaintance of the narrator who borrows a dollar from him to pay the taxi fare as he is about to leave for Bermuda.

Question b. When and why did Todd borrow a dollar from the narrator? How much time has passed since then?

Answer b.When and why did Todd borrow a dollar from the narrator?How much time has passed since then? Ans: major Todd borrowed a dollar from the narrator to pay his taxi fare because he did not have any chance with him. One year has passed since he has borrowed the dollar from the narrator.

Question c. Why has Todd failed to return the loan ?What does it tell us about him??

Answer a.Todd was about to leave for Bermuda who did not have the change to pay the taxi fare. Therefore he borrowed a dollar from the narrator.Todd has failed to return the loan because of his nature of forgetfullness. This event about Todd tells us that he is a careless and forgetful man.

Question d- Give the meaning of :

1-It will make no difference.

Ans a. The given line has been taken from the short story "My Lost Dollar" by Stephen Leacock. In the given line the word 'it' meant the event of a dollar that was borrowed by the narrator's friend Todd and still not returned to him will not make any difference to their friendship.

2-I carry the recollection of it to the grave.

Ans a. Ans: The given line has been taken from the short story "My Lost Dollar" by Stephen Leacock. In the given line the narrator meant that he will carry the amount of money borrowed from him along with the borrower who did not return it to his death.

Question e- As far as the memory is concerned, how do the borrowers differ from the lenders? Give an example from the story to support your opinion.

Ans e. The human memory has been created in such a manner that in the case of lenders the mind remembers it firmly whereas in the case of borrowers it diminishes with time.

The story "My Lost Dollar" is based on the theme of memory of lenders and borrowers. The narrator of the story narrates about the event in which his friend Todd borrows a dollar from him and forgets to return it.

Question f- Relying on what is said in the story, does the narrator have any hope of being paid back? Why?

Answer f. No, the narrator doesn't have any hope of getting the money back because whenever the narrator met with his friend, Todd the dollar did not come into the mind of him that he had borrowed from the narrator. Sometimes the narrator tried to remind his friend about the dollar indirectly but Todd did not pay any attention to it.

2. "Todd came back within three weeks ............But he answered, "No let's walk."
a- a-Where has Todd been away for three weeks? What did he write to the narrator about the place?

Ans a. Major Todd, the close friend of the narrator was on his tour to Hamilton, Bermuda.

Todd wrote to the narrator in the letter about the weather conditions about the place especially the temperature. Bermuda used to experience extreme temperatures that used to reach near about a hundred degrees centigrade.

b- b-Why has the narrator gone to receive Todd at the railway station? What does this incident tell us about the character of the narrator?

Ans b. The narrator has gone to the railway station to receive his friend Todd who was returning from his tour. The narrator felt that Todd may feel happy to see him waiting for him at the station after being away for three weeks.

The benevolent act of receiving the friend by narrator reflects that he used to pay importance to a friendship that is rare in today's world. Also, it delineates that the narrator used to do that stuff which made him happy. This shows the significance of being happy which is also extremely required in this life of stress and anxiety.

a- c-What kind of friendship was there between Todd and the narrator?

Ans c. Todd and the narrator used to share an intimate kind of friendship. They liked each other's company and therefore, met each other practically every day at the university club of Montreal. Trust and mutual understanding existed between the two.

d- Which club is referred to here? Why does the narrator suggest that they take a taxi?

Ans d. The University Club of Montreal has been referred here where the narrator and his friend Todd used to meet each other daily.

The narrator suggested taking a cab because he was putting efforts to make his friend remember the taxi fare. He indirectly tried to give hint to Todd but It seemed that his dear friend had forgotten everything about the dollar.

a- e-What do the two talk about at the club? What is going on in the narrator's mind during the conversation?

Ans e. Major Todd and narrator talked about the currency used in Bermuda and whether it is at par with the American dollar or not. The narrator seemed to engage in conversation with his friend but the reality was that the thought of borrowed dollars was ringing his mind at all times.

3-"It took me some time to realise that he had completely forgotten..........that I could forget."
a- Which trip is being referred to here? How long did it last? What did Todd say about the trip?

Ans a. The trip to Bermuda of Major Todd has been referred here in the given extract. The trip lasted for three weeks that was enjoyedby Todd. It is humourous to know that the Major forgot everything about the trip that reflects the forgetfullness nature of him.

b- What does the extract tell us about Todd's character?

Ans b. The given extract highlights about the forgetful and careless demeanour about the narrator as he failed to remember about the dollar borrowed from his friend and every stuff regarding his trip to Bermuda.

c- Give the meaning of :
1- bear Todd no grudge.

Ans:The given clause has been taken from the short story "My Lost Dollar" written by Stephen Leacock. The given clause predominantly means that the narrator does not possess any negative feelings for his friend Todd though he has forgotten to return his dollar.

2- demeanour.

Ans . The word 'demeanour' means behaviour or attitude.

d- What does the extract tell us about the narrator's borrowers? What was the narrator's attitude towards them?

Ans d. The given extract depicts about the forgetful behaviour of the borrower as he totally fails to recall about the money borrowed as well as the trip to Bermuda.

The narrator's attitude did not undergo any change though his borrower failed to return the money as they shared a good bond of friendship.

e- What can you conclude from the above extract about the practice of lending and borrowing?

Ans e. The given extract from the story 'My Lost Dollar" illustrates a dominant fact about the practice of lending and borrowing money in society. In the case of lenders, they remember every detail about the borrowed money whereas the borrower fails to remember about the money borrowed by them that makes a negative impression about them on the lenders as well as the society.

4-"There may be a list of them ..........write their names down on paper."
a- Whome does 'them' refer to in the first sentence of the extract? What is meant by: "on this side of the grave"?

Ans a. The word 'them' in the given extract of the story "My Lost Dollar" has been referred to as the people to whom the narrator owes some money.

The given phrase predominantly means that the narrator remembers every stuff about the money but he is not going to return them back as people who borrowed from him did not return the money to him while he is alive.

b- What does the narrator's writing down names in the alphabetical order suggest about him?

Ans b. The act of writing down names in alphabetical order by the narrator that he is serious about repaying the money to his lenders. The narrator is only serious but this does not depict whether he is sure to return the money or not. This portrays the undecided nature of the narrator.

c- Who are the people whom the narrator does not feel it necessary to payback? Why?

Ans c. The people to whom the narrator does not feel to return the money to the lender over a bridge table and the man who lent him thirty cents for a bottle of plain soda in the Detroit Athletic Club last month.

The narrator mentioned the reason regarding the bottle of soda only and has forgotten to mention the reason for the money lent on the bridge table. As per the narrator, nothing is as freshening as the plain soda after a tiring ride across the Canada frontier.

d- What movement does the narrator want to start? What does this plan of his, reveal about the character?

Ans d. The narrator desired to start the Back to Honesty Movement which will call for repayment of all the money borrowed in times of need. This statement of the narrator reveals that he is meek and eccentric.

e- State briefly how far the title of the story is appropriate.

Ans e. The title of the short story "My Lost Dollar" is quite appropriate as the entire story revolves around a dollar borrowed from the narrator by his dear friend. The friend fails to return the amount of borrowed money back and the narrator also considers that his dollar is lost forever.


Weekly Popular

मेरी यादगार यात्रा पर निबंध | Essay on My Memorable Tour in Hindi

यात्रा का अपना एक सुखद अनुभव होता है। हर यात्रा अपने में कई यादें समेटे होती है पर कुछ बहोत यादगार होती हैं । गर्मी की छुट्टियों में अधिकतर लोग घूमने जाते हैं और इस मौसम में पर्वतों की यात्रा अत्यधिक सुखद होती है। हमारी पहली पर्वतीय यात्रा पिछले वर्ष गर्मी की छुट्टियों में हुई जब पिताजी के पुराने मित्र ने नैनीताल में अपने आवास पे एक समारोह रखा और पिताजी को आमंत्रित करने के साथ साथ ज़रूर आने का आग्रह भी किया। पिताजी ने इस आग्रह का सम्मान करते हुए समारोह में जाने के लिए और साथ साथ नैनीताल घूमने के लिए पांच दिन की योजना बनायी। हमने 20 मई को नैनीताल के लिए रेल पकड़ी और अगले दिन सुबह 10 बजे वहां पहुँच गए। स्टेशन पे पिताजी के मित्र हमें लेने आये हुए थे। हम उनके साथ उनके घर गए। उन्होंने पिताजी की योजना की सराहना करते हुए उन्हें आने के लिए धन्यवाद कहा और हमें नैनीताल घुमाने की जिम्मेदारी अपने ड्राइवर को सौंप दी। क्योंकि समारोह तीन दिन बाद था तो हम नैनीताल घूमने निकल गए। नैनीताल के रास्ते बहुत टेड़े मेढ़े थे और रास्ते के दोनों ओर घाटियों का मनमोहक दृश्य था। कहीं ये घाटियां अत्यंत सु

74. Hindi Dictation Words for Class 5 (Grade 5) | IMLA for Class 5

This video has the most usable Hindi Dictation words for class 5 and few hard words were also selected that are of standards of Grade 5. This one video will improve the Hindi writing of the students who are in class 5 (Grade 5). The collected words are mostly used in our day to life. Few Dictation Words in a picture These Hindi dictation words of the image can also be used by parent to dictate. All were posted on youtube community center. Either watch the video or you can take these images as slide

List of Hindi Difficult Words

Learning Hindi is easy if we are going in right way. Many of us are struggling for Hindi learning. We already have created Youtube videos for learning hindi . However We need practice to write correctly. This is the list of Hindi words in which a student of class 5 have created mistakes are. This is a tested list of words. I think many students do mistakes while writing these Hindi words. I suggest you to practice these words and post your mistakes if possible. There are Videos at the end for learning Hindi उचित  पछताएगा न्याय गिर बकरी पेचिश पीलिया त्वचा योग्य मानव इकाई व्यवस्थित वर्णमाला उच्चारण व्यवस्थापना उच्चारित  इकाईयां तुम्हारे  विवाह  धृष्टता दूँगी पक्षी विशेष समाज ब्राह्मण पहरा कार्य प्राप्त खरीद शीतल जादू स्वच्छ वायु बीमारी पढ़ने अकाल समस्याए  प्रयोग अविष्कार देवदार रसायनों आत्मकथा परिशान बचाया चंगुल कूदना भावना सहभागिता पढ़ाई निगरानी चिंता मौखिक संस्कृत इसलिए देवनागरी लिपि उचित विमाला ओत

Change the sentences -Verb Tenses Worksheets

How to learn english grammar was always a concern for lower class children. These are the practice worksheet to give an idea for sentences of  present and past tense for class or grade 3 students. You are requested to give your sentences as feedback below this post to help  others  and yourself. The answer will be posted soon. Question - Change   the sentences  as directed in the bracket. *Raju was a ten year old boy. ( Present simple ) *Seema goes to the party. ( Past continuous ) *He runs very fast. ( Present Interrogative ) *They didn't make mistakes. ( Past Interrogative and Negative ) *Soma has given me a pen (past negative ) *Sheela finished her homework.  ( Present Perfect ) *Is Rahul singing a song.  ( Present simple negative ) * Mohandas writes a story. ( Simple past ) * Boys played cricket ( present continuous ) * Sony gave me a pen.( present perfect ) * Rahman finishes his work in time.( Simple past ) * Was Gopal parking his car ?( present neg

Featured Post

8. Hindi Dictation (IMLA) Writing Practice - तीन-तीन कठिन शब्दों का अभ्यास

This Hindi dictation video is tried to provide practice of hard Hindi words (तीन-तीन कठिन शब्दों का अभ्यास ). The dictation was created in set of three hards words. E.G three words are dictated at a time with a provision of time so that learner can write them. After that those words are written so that you may check and correct those. -These words are those type in which mistakes are done by many learner.