ALL IS NOT LOST
QUESTIONS AND ANSWERS
QUESTIONS GIVEN WITHIN THE LESSONQ: What is an ICU in a hospital?
Ans: A hospital ward into which critically ill patients, in danger of dying, are admitted and closely monitored for their better and complete recovery.
Q: To what extent does the recovery of a patient depend upon the doctor and the nurse?
Ans: The recovery of a patient depend upon the doctor and the nurse to a very large extent. Gentle and kind behaviour of doctors and nurses is important in the recovery of a patient. A patient cannot recover without their treatment and proper care.
Q: What do you infer about her professional skills from the expression, "Try once for her"?
Ans: This expression "Try once for her" shows that she is very kind, wise, sincere, honest, devoted, kind-hearted, and caring nurse. She had positive thinking and a strong will power.
Q: Identify kinds of noun used in the text.
Ans: Common nouns: nurse, patient, work, doctor, in-charge, general, ward, case, bed, family, battle, career.
EXERCISE QUESTIONS AND ANSWERS
Q: Why did the nurse ask Hira's sister to come and talk to her?
Ans: The nurse asked Hira's sister to come and talk to her because she thought that the voice of a near and dear one might activate her nearly dead neurons.
Q: Why did the nurse disagree with the doctor's point of view?
Ans: The nurse disagreed with the doctor's point of view because she thought that her full attention and proper care could make her patient recover. She said herself that she would never give up about her.
Q: Why did the nurse ask herself the question: " Was it worthwhile to oppose and fight the decision of senior and more qualified surgeons?"
Ans: She asked herself this question to reconsider her judgement about the patient.
Q: Describe some qualities of the nurse in the story.
Ans: She was wise, devoted, sincere, honest, kind-hearted and ambitious. She had positive thinking and a strong will power.
Q: Why did the nurse say: "Where there is a will there is a way"?
Ans: If we have the determination to do something, we can always find the way or method to do it. With strong will power and positive thinking a man can also accomplish impossible tasks. That is why she said "Where there is a will there is a way".