The Voter question and answer

The Voter question and answer

The Voter question and answer for class 12. The Voter lesson notes for second PUC. Questions and answers from The Voter lesson.

In this post we are going to discuss important notes of the lesson The Voter. Notes of the lesson The Voter for class 12.

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Questions and answers from The Voter lesson

Comprehension I

1. Roof was a popular young man because

(a) had not abandoned his village.

(b) want to guide his people.

(c) was forced to return to his village.

Ans: (a) had not abandoned his village.

2. Why was Marcus considered rich and powerful?

Ans: Marcus belonged to the ruling party and was the Minister of culture. Nobody could think of opposing his leadership. He had two big cars and a bungalow called Umuofia Mansions and had offered the people a grand feast. So, he was considered as rich in Umuofia.

3. Marcus Ibe had earlier been?

(a) a doctor.

(b) a school teacher.

(c) a politician.

Ans: (b) a school teacher.

4. The fact that Marcus Ibe left the good things of the capital and returned to his village whenever he could, shows,

(a) his devotion to his people and love for the place.

(b) he enjoyed all the comforts of the city in his village.

(c) he wanted to improve the amenities in his village.

Ans: (b) he enjoyed all the comforts of the city in his village.

5. After the feasting was over the villagers.

(a) praised Marcus’s faithfulness and generosity.

(b) intended to demand more for their votes.

(c) realized Marcus’ wealth.

Ans: (b) intended to demand more for their votes.

6. The ‘whispering campaign’ is

(a) secret campaigning at night.

(b) bargaining votes.

(c) clandestine distribution of money.

Ans: (c) clandestine distribution of money.

7. The village elder Ezenwa, tilted the lamp a little because

(a) he could not see properly.

(b) the place was too dark.

(c) he wanted to confirm the amount paid to each.

Ans: (c) he wanted to confirm the amount paid to each.

Notes of the lesson The Voter for class 12

8. “Firewood” refers to

(a) Roof taking advantage of the situation.

(b) the advantages of being a voter.

(c) the benefits the elders received.

Ans: (b) the advantages of being a voter.

9. Roof and the leader of the POP campaign team were-

(a) friends.

(b) strangers.

(c) known to each other.

Ans: (c) known to each other.

10. Roof was mesmerized by

(a) the red notes on the floor.

(b) the picture of the Cocoa farmer.

(c) the POP campaign leader.

Ans: (a) the red notes on the floor.

11. Roof’s act of inserting the torn ballot papers in two boxes signifies

(a) keeping his promise.

(b) appeasing Iyi.

(c) absolving himself of his guilt.

Ans: (a) keeping his promise.

Comprehension II

1. Trace the change in the attitude of the villagers before the second election. Give reasons?

Ans: The villagers had observed how the leader Marcus had made a lot of money, cars, bungalow in those five years. He also had a private power plant in his house. By observing all these, they understood that free votes would give a lot of money for Marcus and changed themselves to get more money.

2. What was the justification for the formation of the POP?

Answer: The ‘Progressive Organization Party’ (POP) was formed to save themselves from total cultural, political, social, and religious oppression and they wanted to preserve their own culture and sustain their religion.

Comprehension III

The Voter questions and answers for class 12

1. The POP campaign leaders meeting with Roof shows the misuse of transparency in a democratic setup. Discuss.

Ans: The POP campaign leader came to Roof and bribed him five pounds. There is no transparency in a democratic system, as all the candidates distribute money to the people and buy their votes. Currency becomes more valuable than a vote, so instead of vote value, it can be called currency value. Because currency could do anything in the world, the system of election must be changed.

2. To every human comes a time of reckoning. How does Roof’s dilemma on the day of the election reflect this?

Ans: The roof is the representation of ordinary people who take money for their livelihood. It is neither completely accepted as moral nor punished as immoral. Because the system is like this, the rich are becoming richer by corrupting. A man like Roof who takes a small amount of money could not be assessed as a culprit according to social justice.

3. What comment on the electoral system does the story offer? Is it relevant?

Ans: The story comments that the electoral system is not transparent in the present democratic setup because there is a chance of running these elections with currency instead of votes. Necessary steps have to be taken by people to change the present system. If that happens, we could expect a very good and transparent election system in Democracy. And it is relevant today as it is the responsibility of every citizen to think of it.

4. ‘Democracy is more than holding elections regularly.’ Do you think the story supports these statements?

Ans: Yes, 1 agree with the above point.

The Voter lesson notes

Extra questions from the lesson The Voter:

1. Describe the significance of meeting between Roof and POP campaign team in The Voter.

Ans: O night, the local camp leaders pay a visit to Roof and bribes him with five pounds’ money and asks for his vote. When Roof tells them that he can’t deceive Marcus, they assure him that they would not reveal his treachery to anyone. After taking the bribe of five pounds, Roof is made to swear on the ‘iyi’ that he will vote for ‘Maduka’, the position leader. This meeting leaves him in confusion.

2. Rufus Okeke was truly skilled in politics. Explain with reference to the voter.

Ans: Rufus Okeke was popular in his village as a knowledgeable person. He was in the service of Marcus Ibe, the minister of culture and was a real expert in election campaigning at all levels, the village, local and national. He could even tell the mood and temper of the electorate. The way he deals with the elders of the village and convinces them to vote for Marcus is appreciable. This shows that he was truly skilled in politics.

3. Describe the scene on the election- day in Umuofia.

Ans: On the busy day of the election, men and women in Umuofia village came to the voting booth with enthusiasm. PAP leader Marcus Ibe had arranged a music hand to attract the attention of the people. It was Roof’s turn to go into the booth to vote. When he went inside, he was in a dilemma whether to vote for Marcus or Maduka. Both the leaders had given him lots of money. So he tore his ballot paper into two and put one in each box.

4. Who did Roof campaign for in ‘The Voter’?

Ans: Marcus Ibe

The Voter question and answer

5. Who was the minister of culture in the outgoing government?

Ans: Marcus Ibe

6. What is the name of Marcus Ibe’s new house?

Ans: Umuofia Mansions.

7. Which are the two political parties mentioned in “The Voter”?

Ans: PAP (People’s Alliance Party and POP (Progressive Organization Party)

8. Who is the opponent of Marcus Ibe in the election?

Ans: Maduka.

9. How much money POP campaign team offered to Roof?

Ans: Five pounds.

10. What is the symbol of PAP for the election?

Ans: Motor Car

11. What was Marcus Ibe in the outgoing Government in ‘The Voter’?

Ans: Minister of Culture.

12. What does PAP Stand for in ‘The Voter’?

Ans: People Alliance Party

13. How much money did the leader of the POP campaign team offer Roof?

Ans: Five Pounds

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