GOING PLACES NCRT Solutions For Class XII Going Places

 1. What does Sophie want to have when she grows up ?
= When Sophie grows up, she wants to have a boutique of her own.

2. Who is the writer of " Going Places " ?
= A. R. Barton is the writer of the prose piece " Going Places " .

3. Where was it most likely that Sophie and her friend would find work after school ?
= It was most likely that Sophie and her friend would find work in the biscuit factory after school.

4. For whom does Sophie ask Danny Casey an autograph ?
= Sophie asks Danny Casey an autograph for her younger brother Derek.

5. Who is Derek ?
= Derek was the younger brother of Sophie.

6. Who was Geoff ?
= Geoff was the elder brother of Sophie.

7. Who is Danny Casey ?
= Danny Casey was an Irish football player ?

8. Which was the only occasion when Sophie got to see Danny Casey in person ?
= Sophie saw Danny Casey  in person only once. She went with her family to the stadium to watch the match of him and she saw him there in the field.

9. Which country does Danny Casey play for ?
= Danny Casey was an Irish football player. He played for the united.

10. Who was Sophie ?
= Sophie was a school going girl who belonged to a lower middle-class family. She was a daydreamer who always roamed in her dreamland. She wanted to open a boutique after her school. Besides this she dreams of becoming an actress, a manager and a fashion designer.

11. What did Sophie dream of ?
= Sophie was a daydreamer who always roamed in her dreamland. She wanted to open a boutique after her school. Besides this she dreams of becoming an actress, a manager and a fashion designer.

12. Name the two friends in the story " Going Places " .
= The two friends in the story " Going Places " are Sophie and Jansie .

13. Does Sophie really meet Danny Casey ?
= No, Sophie does not really meet Danny Casey but only imagines meeting him.

14. What job is Geoff engaged in ? Does he entertain wild and impractical dreams like his sister ?
= Geoff is engaged in making machine. He was an apprentice mechanic.
               Geoff is not a day dreamer like his sister. He does not entertain wild and impractical dreams like his sister.

15. Why does Sophie Jealous of  Geoff's silence ?
= Geoff was the elder brother of Sophie. He was a man of few words. On the other hand Sophie is a talkative girl. she wanted to talk with him and share her feelings. But he talked very little with her. So Sophie was jealous of his silence.

16. Why is Sophie attracted to Danny Casey ?
= Danny Casey is a young and successful football player from Ireland. He is also quite handsome, which adds to his popularity among his fans, especially young girls of Sophie's age .

17. What theme does the story 'Going Places' explore ?
= The story ' Going Places ' explores the theme adolescent, hero worship and fantasising.

18) Why does Sophie not share her secret with Jansie ?
= Sophie does not trust Jansie though they were close friends. Sophie knew that Jansie can not keep others secret. To tell Jansie something means to tell the whole neighbourhood. That is why Sophie does not share her secret with her friend Jansie.



Q) Who was Danny Casey ? How did Sophie's family admire him ?
= Danny Casey was a celebrated Irish football player. He played for the United team. He had a great genius in playing football. He could fascinate the spectators through the art of his playing and were able to achieve countless admires from the people. No, players from the opposite team could stop him in the field.

       Sophie's family had a great love for him. They admired him a lot. Every Saturday they went to the stadium to watch the match of him . He was the favourite player for all the members of Sophie's family. Specially, Sophie's father compared him to another great player Tom Finney. But according to her elder brother Danney Casey was better than Tom Finney. He loved him so much that he used to hang up a picture of him  on the wall of his bedroom . Her younger brother Derek too regarded Casey as a hero. Sophie too considered him a Superman. She always used to imagine meeting and talking to him. The dreams of meeting Danney Casey became a  means of escaping from hard realistic of her life.

Q) How are Jansie and Sophie different from each other ?
= Jansie and Sophie are two school going girls. They are very close to each other. They share everything with each other. Jansie is quite practical and her feet are grounded in reality, whereas Sophie is a daydreamer and lives in an imaginary world. Jansie is mature and accepts the truth that people of their stature can become workers in a biscuit factory. On the other hand, Sophie tries to escape from reality and dreams of becoming an actress, a manager and a fashion designer. In short, she loves to be  grand and sophisticated. All her dreams are beyond of her reach and resources. Jansie advises her to be sensible, but she remains a romantic dreamer.

            Sophie and Jansie are differ in thinking and temperament. Sophie is lost in her dream world, she shares her secret with only one person. It is her elder brother Geoff. But Jansie is not. She takes interests in learning new things about others. She is also interest to know other people's affairs. She would spread the news in the whole neighbourhood. So , Sophie did not share her story with her.  Sophie is an incurable dreamer. She is a hero-worshiper. She had a romantic fascination for the Irish prodigy Danny Casey. Jansie is realistic and practical


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