Chapter 1 "Button Button" Questions and Answers For class 11 (1st Year)





Questions and Answers:

Q: Why did Norma consider the tone and attitude of Mr. Steward offensive?
Ans: Mr. Steward had already informed Norma about his arrival at 8:00 PM. He had pasted a chit with the button unit. But when he requested for some time, Norma posed to be very busy. Therefore, his tone and attitude got offensive and Norma felt it.

Q: Why did Arthur disagree with his wife?
Ans: Arthur was a thorough gentle man. He considered it immoral to kill a person known or unknown just for the sake of money. Therefore, he disagreed with his wife to kill someone for the sake of $50,000.

Q: Why did Norma try to persuade her husband to agree with her?
Ans: Norma was discontented with her lifestyle. Being an ambitious person, she wanted to improve her standard and status of life. Therefore, she tried to persuade her husband to agree with her to kill a person for $50,000.

Q: What were the reasons Norma gave to her husband to accept the offer?
Ans: Norma argued that it might be some psychological research or a game by some eccentric millionaire. Moreover, she said that she was not thinking about herself alone when she talked about a trip to Europe and buying a nice car, clothes, furniture and a cottage on the island.

Q: Why did Mr. Steward Continue Persuading Norma?
Ans: In his very first meeting with Norma Mr. Steward got sure from her very first word “Monetarily” that she was a weak natured and a greedy person. Moreover, being a commission agent of the organization, he might be thinking of his commission. Therefore, he continued persuading Norma to push the button unit.

Q: What was the message Norma received on pushing the button?
Ans: When Norma pushed the button she received the message from Lenox Hill Hospital that her husband Mr. Arthur was pushed from the platform in front of the train. Thus, he was killed in the subway accident.

Q: What is the significance of Arthur’s life insurance policy?
Ans: Arthur’s life insurance policy has a great significance because it is worth $25,000 with double indemnity i.e. $50,000 in case of his death or an accident. She received this amount in return.

Q: Did Norma remain normal on hearing the news of the accident of her husband?
Ans: Norma could not remain normal on hearing the news of her husband’s accident. She was stunned and stupefied. She could hardly breathe. She could hardly stand even. She felt a shocking pain in her head. She was utterly grieved.

Q: What did Mr. Steward tell about the button unit?
Ans: Mr. Steward told that if they pushed the button, someone in the world, they did not know, would die. And they would receive $50,000 in return.

Q: What is the Moral Lesson of the story “Button, Button”?
Ans: Moral lesson of the story ‘Button, Button’ is that we should not kill any person known or unknown for the sake of money because it is greed and greed is curse.

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