English Notes → Overcoat Questions and Answers
Long textual questions and answers.
1. Give the list of articles, which were found in the coat of the young man.
Here is the list of articles found in the coat of the young man:
- A small black comb
- A handkerchief
- Six annas and a few pies
- A half smoked cigarette
- A little diary
- A list of gramophone records
- A few handbills
2. What is the moral of the story?
The moral of the story is that poverty is not a sin but being dirty is a sin. The young man was poor. He tried to change his outer appearances but inwardly he remained dirty and unclean. He should have cleaned himself instead of showing himself off as a rich man.
3. Write a gist of the story in ten lines.
This story is about a young man. He was very poor. Nobody liked and respected him. He wore an overcoat to hide his poverty. He looked like a rich man. Everybody respected him. He met an accident. He was taken to a hospital. He died there and it proved that he was poor and dirty.
4. What is the theme of the story?
The theme of the story is that a young man tried to hide his poverty through his overcoat. He looked like a rich man. Everybody respected him. At the end of the story, it proved that he was a very poor man. It is the sad reality of our society that only rich people are liked and respected while poor people are disliked and hated.