The Reward

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1. What was the subject discussed at the Club?
The subject discussed at the Club was opportunity and determination. Some friends were in favour of opportunity to get success and some friends were in favour of determination to get sucess. Terbut and Jorkens presented their point of views about opportunity and determination. They exchanged arguments. At the end of the story, it was proved that both opportunity and determination are required for success.

2. What did Terbut think of Jorken’s argument?
Terbut disagreed with him. Jorkens was in favour of determination to get success while Terbut was in favour of opportunity to get success. Terbut was not convinced with the arguments of Jorkens. He told him that millions of people had no opportunity to make progress in the world. But, Jorkens told him that any person could get anything through determination.

3. How did Jorkens convince that a man can become a skating champion of the Sahara?
Jorkens convinced them by saying that a man could become a skating champion of the Sahara by first making the money for this purpose. Then, he would build a skating-rink in the Sahara and organize a competition there. He would be skating champion all right, if he really gives all his time to it.

4. How did Gorgios persuade his people to make his country strong?
Gorgios tried to pesuade his people to make his country strong. He told them that there should be a post for a court acrobat. This acrobat would be physically strong and perfect. His physical fitness and abilities would encourage and strengthen their soldiers. Then, these strong soldiers would protect their rights and win battles for them against their enemies.

5. What was the viewpoint of the parents of Gorgios?
The parents of Gorgios were in favour of opportunity. They thought that his ambition was just a wild idea. They thought that opportunity was required for success. But, Gorgios wanted to prove them wrong through his determination. It took him more than sixty years to get his ambition. However, at the end, he realized that his parents were right. Both opportunity and determination are needed to achieve ambition of life.

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