Very Short Answer Type Questions

  1. What proves that Mr Gessler was not an Englishman?

Ans. Mr Gessler spoke English with an influence of his mother tongue which proved that his wasn’t an Englishman.

  1. Where did Mr Gessler live?

Ans. Mr Gessler lived in London in his shoe shop.

  1. What distinction Mr Gessler’s shop had?

Ans. Mr Gessler’s shop didn’t had any other signs except Gessler Brothers written on it.

  1. How did Mr Gessler found that the boot was not comfortable for author?

Ans. Mr Gessler pressed with his finger at a particular point and he could make it out that the left boot wasn’t giving comfort to the author.

  1. What material Mr Gessler used to make the boots?

Ans. Mr Gessler made boots from the finest quality leather.

  1. How did Mr Gessler described his brother?

Ans. Mr Gessler said that his brother was a good man. He made good boots.

  1. Give one stance from the lesson that proves that Mr Gessler was getting older.

Ans. Mr Gessler failed to recognise the author during his final days which proves that he had really grown old.

  1. Why did the author went to the shoe shop for the last time?

Ans. The author went to the shop for the last time to thank Mr Gessler for making the great boots.

  1. Why was the name plate missing at Mr Gessler’s shop?

Ans. Mr Gessler had died and the shop was taken over by another man so his name plate was not there anymore. 

Short Answer Type Questions

  1. Why did author preferred boots made by Mr Gessler than that of big firms?

Ans. The author preferred boots made by Mr Gessler than that of big firms because Mr Gessler’s boots were durable, were made from best leathers and they fitted perfectly well. The author was very attached to Mr Gessler.

  1. The author felt sorry for complaining about his boots. What made him feel so?

Ans. Mr Gessler was shocked at the complaint. He failed to believe it. He became silent and then started thinking deeply where he went wrong. This made the author regret making such a complaint.

  1. Why the author called those boots bought from big firm ‘ill-omened’?

Ans. Seeing those boots Mr Gessler for the first time informed the author about the hardships of his trade and the hard times he was going through. Finding Mr Gessler in pain, the author called those boots bought from big firm ill-omened’ ones.

  1. Describe the boots made by Mr Gessler.

Ans. Mr Gessler made boots only on orders. His boots were perfect in size. They lasted long and were made from the best leathers. For Mr Gessler bootmaking was an art which was exhibited perfectly in each pair carved by him.

Long Answer Type Questions

  1. Mr Gessler in his last wasn’t in good health. Give three examples to prove this.

Ans. Author had mistaken Mr Gessler for his elder brother because he looked too old. There was very thin lining of hair left on the top portion of his head. During the last meeting with the author within a period of one year, Mr Gessler had grown older by around 10 years. He looked tired and exhausted.The hardships of the trade have taken a toll on his health. He even failed to recognise the author at first.

  1. Mr Gessler was spending his days with great difficulty. Give suitable arguments in favour of this.

Ans. Mr Gessler was having a tough time in his final years. He had lost his customers because of the delay in delivery of his orders.

He used to work really hard to make each pair of shoe. But still everything he earned went on paying the rent of his shop and in buying leather. There wasn’t much money with him. He nearly killed himself working for hours at the shop without any food and rest.  

Value Based Question

Quality is an important aspect of business. Elaborate

Ans. Quality plays an important role in business. Every customer looks for quality in the products they buy. Everyone wants to buy an item that has high quality. If we keep the quality of our products high then our customers will visit us again. Popularity of our products also increases in the market. But in other hand if, we sell products of low quality then people might buy them once but will feel being cheated. They will never lose our trust and we will lose them as customer forever.