CBSE Class 10 English HOTS Chapter 8 The Hack Driver
Please refer to CBSE Class 10 English HOTS Chapter 8 The Hack Driver below. These High Order Thinking Skills Questions and answers have been prepared based on the latest pattern of questions expected in the CBSE Class 10 English exams. Students should properly understand the questions and answers given below which will help them to get better marks in exams.
Q1 Bill or Oliver easily manages to outwit the narrator? How does he do so?
Ans- Bill or Oliver has a distinct personality himself. He has all the arts with him to win the confidence of gullible people like the narrator. He manoeuvers and pivots under the gent of friendliness. The gullible narrator is easily convinced by Bill and asserts that he is the only person who can help him find Lutkins. Bill completely overpowers the narrator’s rational thinking such that he becomes an easy target for the cunning Bill. The narrator became a puppet in Bill’s hands. His pretensions clouded the judgement of the narrator. He under his guise introduced him to everyone and took him everywhere. All the time that the narrator had to serve summon was wasted and he had to return. However the next day, he got to know that Bill was Lutkins himself. Therefore he was outwitted by the cunning man.
Q2 “Appearances can be deceptive”. Explain this statement in context with the story?
Ans- Appearances can be deceptive, sometimes one fails to recognise the true personality of a man due to the different appearances one ascribes to another. The narrator was young and energetic lawyer. He had trusted Bill as he was looking an amiable person. Through Bill’s appearance he had expected him to be generous and helpful .He believed him blindly. He even told everything to him. He told him about the purpose of his arrival in the village. He also felt comfort in his company. On the contrary Bill proved false in his appearance. He was a liar. His personality was all fake. He pretended to be honest and helpful but he just played with the feelings of the narrator. In the end he showed what he was in real life with his betrayal. The narrator became a prey of him.
Q3 “Lutkins was an insensitive fellow; he hurt the feelings of the narrator”. Justify it? Would you hurt the feelings of someone like this?
Ans- “Lutkins was an insensitive fellow, he hurt the feelings of the narrator”, it is fully justified. Lutkins played with the emotions of the narrator. He showed his insensitivity by making the narrator a complete fool in public despite narrator’s innocence. He spent his whole day with the narrator but he remained in the guise of Bill. He never even tried to disclose his true identity. He played with the trust and simplicity of the narrator. He rather laughed at narrator for the blind faith. He even included all the villagers to make a fun of the narrator. On the whole we can say that he was a cruel fellow in real sense. No, I would not hurt the feelings of someone like this not even in the dreams. Breaching the trust of someone is like a murder of someone to me. So such thing should not be done to anyone.