TEXT QUESTIONS AND ANSWERS:
1. What makes writing in a diary a strange experience for Anne Frank ?
Ans : Writing in a dairy is a strange experience for Anne Frank for two reasons firstly she had never written anything before and secondly she felt that later on no one will be interested in the musings of a thirteen year old school girl.
2. Why does Anne want to keep a diary ?
Ans: Anne wants to keep a diary as she wants to get off all the burden and pain she is going through. She is looking out for a friend in the form of diary as she doesn’t have a friend. She wanted someone or something through which she could share her feelings and her intimate experiences .
3. Why did Anne think she could confide more in her diary than in people ?
Ans: Anne Frank believes that a diary will have more patience than people and it will listen to her plight. People may not have time to give a listening ear to her sad stories. She couldn’t share her personal experiences and problems with her family members. But she could do so with her diary.
4. Why does Anne provide a brief sketch of her life ?
Ans: She feels no one will understand her feelings if she narrates them directly. So she provides a brief sketch of her family, her parents, sister etc. This would help the reader connect with the author to understand something about her life. She feels no one will understand her feelings if she narrates them directly.
5. What tells you that Anne loved her grand mother ?
Ans: Anne said that no one knew how often she thought of her and loved her. She also lighted a special candle on her birthday in fond memory of her grandma.
6. Why was Mr.Keesing annoyed with Anne what did he ask her to do ?
Ans: Mr. Keesing was annoyed with Anne because she was fond of talking and talked too much in the class. As with all strict teachers Keesing thought talking too much distracts the class. He asked her to write an essay on chatterbox which means a person who talks too much.
7. How did Anne justify her being a chatterbox in her essay ?
Ans: Anne justified her being a chatterbox by arguing that talking is a student’s trait and she would try to control. Also she writes that she would not be able to cure it as she has inherited it from her mother who was also a chatterbox.
8. Do you think Mr.Keesing was a strict teacher ?
Ans: Mr. Keesing was a strict teacher in the sense that he wanted to control something which was distracting him and the whole class. But when he reads her essay he enjoys it and finds that she is clever in writing.Then he began to overlook her talkativeness and stopped her extra homework.
9. What made Mr.Keesing allow Anne to talk in class ?
Ans: Anne’s last essay in the form of a poem was beautiful. It was about a father swan with three baby ducklings who were bitten to death by the father because they quacked too much. Mr.Keesing took the joke in the right way read the poem in class with his own comments He accepted the bubbly talkative nature of Anne and allowed her to talk in class.