1.3 The Cop And The Anthem

Ans: Ways to protect from cold climate:

1) Wear warm clothing in several loose layers.

  • Wear a tightly woven, preferably wind-resistant coat or jacket; inner layers of light, warm clothing; mittens; hats; and scarves.
  • In wet conditions, shoes should be waterproof and have good traction.

2) Wear safety equipment to keep you warm and dry when engaging in adventure activities in cold weather or around cold water.

3) Stay dry—wet clothing chills the body rapidly. Too much perspiration will increase heat loss, so remove extra layers of clothing whenever you feel too warm.

4) Do not ignore shivering. It’s an important first sign that the body is losing heat. Persistent shivering is a signal to return indoors.


  1. You are walking alone in a dark street.
  2. While watching a stranger or a burglar nearby your house at night time.
  3. When you are held by a criminal.
  1. You are riding a bike without a valid driving licence.
  2. You are travelling without ticket.
  3. You are trying to steal something.

Ans: a) Listening to an inspiring speech.

b) Reading a biography of a successful person.

c) By experiencing various types of traditions and customs of the people.

d) By travelling in all over the world.

Margin Questions:

Ans: Soapy took stone because he wanted to throw it on the glass of the shop window to catch the attention of the cop. So, the cop may put him in Prison.

Ans: Soapy was angry because though he was doing wrong act for that cop should arrest him. But each time he was excused.


Ans: a) Tried to enter a luxurious café.

b) Soapy broke the window glass of a shop and stood there in anticipation that the cop will suspect him and arrest him.

c) He went in a budget Restaurant and at one of the tables he sat and consumed beefsteak, flapjacks, doughnuts and pie.

d) In a cigar store he saw a well-dressed man lighting a cigar at a swinging light. His silk umbrella he had set by the door on entering. Soapy stepped inside, secured the umbrella and sauntered off with it slowly.

Ans: (a) A soft light glowed through the violet-stained window.

b) there drifted out to Soapy’s ears sweet music that caught and held him transfixed against the convolutions of the iron fence.



Column A Column B
  1. Soapy tried to enter a café.
Strongly and ready hands of the head waiter turned him around.
  1. Soapy broke a glass window
The cop ran after another man.
  1. Two waiters pitched Soapy on the collous pavement.
He stood up slowly beating the dust from his cloths.
  1. Soapy heard the anthem being played in the church.
Suddenly a wondeful change came in his heart..
  1. Cop arrests Soapy for hanging around.
Dream of turning around in life was shattered.

Ans: a) Soapy had confidence in himself because He was shaven, and his coat was decent and his neat black, ready-tied four-in-hand had been presented to him by a lady missionary on Thanksgiving Day. If he could reach a table in the restaurant unsuspected success would be his.

b) The head waiter of the luxurious café did not allow Soapy to enter because. his frayed trousers and decadent shoes.

c) The cop did not arrest Soapy for breaking the glass window because .. The policeman’s mind refused to accept Soapy even as a clue. Men who smash windows do not remain to parley with the law’s minions.

d) The cop did not arrest Soapy for shouting and dancing because There was a celebration going on by students of Hartford College. Cops were instructed to leave them. When Soapy shouted like a drunkard, the cop thought Soapy as a college student and turned his back.

Ans: (a) Soapy wants to enter the café for two reasons.

1. He was shaven, and his coat was decent.

2. His neat black, ready-tied four-in-hand had been presented to him by a lady missionary on Thanksgiving Day.

(b) Soapy was afraid that he won’t be able to enter the prison.

© Soapy was not caught by the cop for throwing stones at the glass.

The policeman’s mind refused to accept Soapy even as a clue. Men who smash windows do not remain to parley with the law’s minions. They take to their heels

(d)  Soapy actually did not want the umbrella.

He hurled the umbrella wrathfully into an excavation.

(e) Listening to the anthem Soapy remembered his good old days.

And the anthem that the organist played cemented Soapy to the iron fence, for he had known it well in the days when his life contained such things as mothers and roses and ambitions and friends and immaculate thoughts and collars.

Ans: The word ‘man’ in the sentence means a normal gentleman.


Earlier life Present life
  1. Contained friends and roses
  1. Unworthy desires
  1. immaculate thoughts and collars.
  1. wrecked faculties
  1. ambitions
  1. dead hopes,


(a) An instantaneous and strong impulse moved him to battle with his desperate fate.

( b) He would pull himself out of the mire; he would make a man of himself again; he would conquer the evil that had taken possession of him.

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