English Notes → The Use of Force
Short textual questions and answers.
1. What was the condition of the parents on the arrival of the doctor?
On the arrival of the doctor, the condition of the parents was not good. They seemed to be worried and nervous. They looked suspicious and distrustful of the doctor when he met them. Their only child was sick and they were quite restless and anxious.
2. What was the behaviour of the child with the doctor?
The behaviour of the child with the doctor was not good. She did not promptly respond to the instruction of the doctor. She remained unmoved and non-cooperative. She was staring at him angrily. She resisted his treatment aggressively. She fought with him and broke his glasses.
3. She had a fever for three days, hadn’t she?
Yes, she had a fever for three days. Her father told the doctor about it. The parents tried to tell the doctor about the serious condition of her. But, the doctor had to check her to diagnose the real cause of her illness. The parents expected him to tell them everything about her illness.
4. Did the girl change her expression when the doctor said, “Does your throat hurt you?”
The girl did not change her expression. She was staring at the doctor continuously. She seemed to be afraid of him. She resisted strongly when he tried to check her. She became quite angry and aggressive. She tried her best to keep him away from her. She was rebuked by her parents for her misbehaviour with him.
5. Why did the doctor call the sick girl by her first name?
The doctor called the sick girl by her first name out of love and affection for the child. She was not responding to him. She was resisting his treatment. The doctor showed love and kindness to the child to persuade her to open her mouth. But, she remained unmoved.