An Artist’s Story

QUESTIONS AND ANSWERاسئله على القصة الاولى “قصة فنان” المقررة على الصف الاول الثانوى      

1- What did Augustus think the stranger was?
* He thought he was a doctor sent by a so-called friend to save him.


2- Why did he think the stranger was a doctor?
He was disheartened so he thought a so-called friend sent him a doctor to save him


3- What was Augustus’ job?
* He was an artist who paints pictures and draws drawings.


4- What was wrong with Augustus?
* He failed his job and decided to take to his bed.


5- What was the prize, he received, for?
It was for a drawing of an animal.


6- What chance did his parents give him?
* They provided him with plenty of pencils and papers and gave him the chance of studying under great painters.


7- When did he get a prize for a drawing?
* At the age of seven.


8- What was that drawing about?
* It was a drawing of a cat thought to represent sunset over London.


9- What did he paint when he started his work?
* He painted eleven pictures of his face.


10- Why did he decide to stop painting people?
* Because nobody wanted his pictures and nobody came to him to have their pictures painted.


11-What made Augustus’s parents help him to be a painter?
* They thought he was really talented


12- What did he decide to paint after deciding not to paint people?
* He decided to paint the country; and painted nine pictures of the view from his back window and seven pictures from the front window.


13- What did he start doing to paint for money?
* He started to draw funny drawings and sent them to newspapers.


14- What made him decide to forget his soul and paint for money?
* Because he had little money and was almost hungry.


15- How did he test his drawings?
* On the cat. He placed his drawings on a line and carried the cat along.


16- What made him test his drawings on the cat?
* For he had heard the expression “funny enough to make the cat laugh”.


17- What was the result for drawing for newspapers?
* He just got his drawings back.

                                                                       Best wishes

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