Button, Button, Lesson#1, Solved Question Answers | 1st Year English Book-1 Notes

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QNo 1: Why did Norma consider the tone and attitude of Mr. Steward Offensive?
Ans: Norma thought that it was a sales pitch. So, she did not want to talk with him and posed to be busy. Her attitude made Steward’s tone a bit offensive.

QNo 2: Why did Arthur disagree with his wife?
Ans: Arthur knew the importance of moral values. He did not want to push the button to kill someone. He considered it a murder. So, he disagreed with his wife who was insisting him to push the button.

QNo 3: Why did Norma persuade her husband to agree with her?
Ans: Norma was a greedy woman. She wanted to fulfill her desires even at the cost of killing someone. Therefore, she wanted her husband to agree with her.

QNo 4: What were the reasons Norma gave to her husband to accept the offer?
Ans: She said that they would not even know the murdered person. Moreover, she expressed her desires that they would make a trip to Europe and build a cottage on the island. They would buy nicer clothes, furniture, and car.

QNo 5: Why did Mr. Steward continue persuading Norma?
Ans: Norma was a greedy woman and as an agent he knew that she would definitely push the button to get his job done.

QNo 6: What was the message Norma received on pushing the button?
Ans: The call was from Lenox hill hospital and it informed her that Arthur was pushed by someone in front of the train.

QNo 7: What was the significance of Arthur’s life insurance policy?
Ans: The policy was significant because it was the amount that Norma got after pushing the button.

QNo 8: Did Norma remain normal on hearing the news of the accident of her husband?
Ans: No, she could not remain normal. She could hardly walk and breathe. She was feeling pain in her head.

QNo 9: Write a note on the character of Arthur.
Ans: Arthur is a good-natured man. He has a firm belief and does not take wrong decisions. He is not ambitious and greedy. He loves her wife and stops her from pushing the button.

QNo 10: Why did not Norma remain true to her husband?
Ans: Greed had made her so selfish that she could not understand Steward’s evil thoughts. The thing she needed was money. So, she did not agree with her husband and pushed the button.

QNo 11: Do you agree with Norma’s assertion that death of someone you have never seen is not important?
Ans: No, I do not agree with this assertion. The murder of an innocent person is actually the murder of whole humanity.

QNo 12: What moral lesson does the story “Button Button”. Teach?

Ans: This story teaches us the lesson that greed can only lead us to the disastrous end. One who thinks evil of others has to face the music.

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