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. القصة The Prisoner of Zenda قراءة جادة علشان نفهم أحداثها و نتعرف على الـ quotations الخاصة بكل شخصية و كمان نعرف نحل الـ find the mistake




Novel : The Prisoner of Zenda
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1-Why has the Rassendyll family been interested in the Elphberg family?
-Countess Amelia Rassendyll married a member of the Elphberg family many years ago. Many of her descendants look like the royal family of Ruritania (the Elphbergs).
2- What does the owner of the inn think of Michael Duke of Strelsau?
-She thinks he should be the King because the real King only likes hunting and good food.
3-Why did Duke Michael poison the King? - He wanted to prevent him from going to the coronation and that he (the Duke) will become the King instead.

4- Who overhears their plan? What do they do with the person?
- Johann’s mother (who is a servant to the Duke) overhears the plan. They tie her up and lock her in the cellar with the King. Josef will let her out later.
5- Why is Rassendyll afraid when he sees Antoinette de Mauban?
- He is afraid that she will shout out and tell others that he is not the real King.
6 - Why couldn't the Duke say anything about Rassendyll even though he knew
Rassendyll was not the King?   - He couldn’t say anything because he would have to admit that he had kidnapped the real King and killed his special servant "Josef"
7- How did Sapt explain Rassendyll's injured finger to Freyler?
-Sapt told Freyler that Rassendyll had caught his finger in a door .
8-Why was Rassendyll keen on getting the people of Ruritania to like him more than they liked the Duke?- He thought that if there was a fight between him and the Duke, the people would support him.
9-Rassendyll has never liked responsibilities. Now he has many. What responsibilities  does he have? He has to act like the King. He has to run the country. He has to try to rescue the real King from Michael.
10- Who writes a letter to Rassendyll and what does it say? Who does he suspect
really wrote it?- Antoinette de Mauban writes a letter. It tells him to come to the summer house in the garden late at night. He suspects that Michael wrote the letter .
11- When Rassendyll talks to Detchard at the summer house, what does Detchard offer him? Why doesn’t Rassendyll accept it? -Detchard offers to give Rassendyll 50,000 English pounds and a safe journey to the border. Rassendyll doesn’t accept this
because he knows that they will kill the real King and he doesn’t trust them.
12-  How does Rassendyll come out of the summer house alive?-He holds the iron table in front of him to protect him (like a shield) and he rushes out of the door and knocks the three men down. He runs quickly away.
13- Why couldn't the Duke ever become King unless he married Flavia?
-Because the Duke’s mother wasn’t royal, so by law/legally he couldn’t become King unless he married Princess Flavia .
14- Rassendyll, Sapt and Fritz took ten brave and strong gentlemen that they trusted to hunt down Michael. What reason did they give to the gentlemen?
-They told the gentlemen that Duke Michael was holding a friend of the King as a prisoner
15- What do they learn from Johann?
- They learn where the King is being kept in the castle and the Duke’s plans.
16- What three pieces of news arrive at Tarlenheim the next day?
1-The people of Strelsau heard that the King was badly injured while hunting.
2-The Duke thought he was badly injured.
3-The Princess ordered Marshall Strakencz to take her to Tarlenheim to see the King
17- Why does Rassendyll kill Max Holf?= Why does Rassendyll say he was forced to stab Max Holf to death? - It was war. He had to do it to rescue the King...
18- Why was Michael keeping Madame de Mauban as a prisoner in his castle?
-He discovered that she helped Rassendyll in the summer house. He cannot trust her now.
19-Rassendyll has asked Antoinette to cry for help at two o’clock. Why does she do it earlier?
- Because she is being attacked by Rupert. He wants to punish her for writing to Rassendyll.
20- How does Rassendyll get the keys to the King’s prison?
- He takes them from De Gautet’s clothes after he kills him.
21- Mention three skills that Rudolf Rassendyll has.
-He can speak several languages (German, French, Spanish, and Italian), he can ride a horse and he can fight with a sword.
22- Rudolf was accused of being lazy by Rose. How did he defend himself?
-He belongs to a rich important family and he has a lot of money and doesn’t need to work.
23- According to Rose, how was Rudlof Rassendyll unlike his brother Robert Rassendyll?- Rudolf is different because he does not take his duties to society seriously. He doesn’t work.
24- Through the novel, Rudolf’s character has changed to the best.Discuss with examples.- He learned that a person with a position in society has responsibilities. But even without a position in society, we all have a duty to help other people when we can.
25- More than one mistake has been made by the pretend king. Mention two of them.
- a) When he was asked by someone when he and the princess would marry, he didn't know the answer. b) When he was asked a question by the French ambassador, he didn't know.
c) When he didn't give permission to Michael to enter when he was at the palace of the princess.
d) When he told the Princess when he was younger, he didn’t need to worry about society.
26- Why did the Duke conspire (plot (against يتأمرضد his half brother?Why did he do that plot? -He sent him the poisoned cakes to kill him .He did that as he wanted to become the king.
27- Why did the Duke prison the king? - to become the king instead .
28- What is the most fatal mistake الخطأ الفادح that Sapt, Fritz and Rassendyll made?
-The fatal mistake they left the poisoned king in the hunting lodge with Johann's mother.
29- Sapt said that they were lucky that they met Rudolf Rassendyl. Explain that statement . -Because he looked like the king and his German was good and perfect and he could go to Strelsau to becrowned when the real king was poisoned and couldn't go.
30- Who sent the letter to Rudolf? Why?
- Madame De Mauban sent the letter to Rudolf to warn him from Duke Michael.
31- How did Rudolf Rassendyll plan to save the king?
-Rudolf told Johann to open the front door to the mansion at two o'clock in the morning. They would quickly enter and tie up the servants if they did not want to help the King .At the same time Madame de Mauban would cry out for help from her room. The Duke would surely come to see what was happening, and they could kill him. Then there would only be two men left guarding the King, so they would move quickly before they hurt the King.
32- Who sent the two letters to Princess Flavia? Why?-Duke Michael sent one of them to invite her but Madame De Mauban sent the other to ask her not to go.
33- Rupert was greedy Explain.- He wanted to kill the Duke to make it easy for
Mr.Rassendyll to be the king and then he would get the reward .
34- Mr.Rassendyll was a good man, fair and had principles Explain giving examples.
- He refused to kill the Duke and the king and become the king.
- He also refused to marry Flavia because he was not the real king..
35- What did Mr.Rassendyll understand and realize at the end of the story?
- He understood that a person with a position in society has responsibilities.
36- What lesson did both the real king and Mr.Rassendyll learn from what had happened? - The real king learned what a true King should be.
- Mr.Rassendyll learned all about duties and responsibilities.
Quotations
1-“ To a man like me, opportunities are responsibilities.”
1. Who says this and when?
- Rudolf Rassendyll says this while he is eating breakfast with his sister-in-law.
2. What does the person mean by this? -He means that if an opportunity comes, he takes it but he doesn’t look for work or responsibilities.
3. Do you think a person like this is very serious about work or life?
-I do not think that he is very serious about work and life with this attitude. الموقف
2-“He’s always lived in Ruritania and he cares about the people, so people like him.”
1. Who says this to whom? - The innkeeper (inn owner) says this to Rassendyll.
2. Who is the person talking about?
- She’s talking about Duke Michael, the Duke of Strelsau.
3. What more does the speaker think about the person?
- She wishes that he would be the King.
3-"I have an idea! It was lucky that we met you yesterday,"
1-Who says this to whom? - Sapt says this to Rassendyll.
2-Why were they lucky to meet him yesterday?
- Because he looks like the king and his German was perfect.
3-What were they going to do? Why?
-They were going to Strelsau to be crowned because the real king was poisoned and can't go. If he didn't go to Strelsau, Duke Michael would be the King tonight, and the King will either be dead or in prison,
4-“Why didn’t you follow my plan? We could have worked well together.”
1. Who says this to whom? - Rupert Hentzau says this to Rassendyll.
2. Where are they and what has just happened?
- They are in the forest near the castle .Rupert has killed the Duke; Rassendyll has killed the others of the Six Men and rescued the King.
3. What was the plan that wasn’t followed?
- Rassendyll would attack when Rupert said to. The King, the Duke, Sapt, and Fritz would all die. Rassendyll would remain the King and Hentzau would be rewarded.
5- " Rassendyll, I think that this time next year, you’ll still be King.”
1. Who says this? - Colonel Sapt.   2. What has he just heard?
-He has just heard the Duke’s plan for killing the King and hiding the body.
3. Why does he think Rassendyll will still be King after a year?
-Because the Duke’s plan is very clever and he will kill the King whether he is attacked by a small group or a large one.
6-“Go back to Strelsau and tell the Ambassador what you know. I’ll look into this for you.”
1. Who does Rassendyll say this to?
- Rassendyll says this to the Chief of Police of Strelsau.
2. What is it that Rassendyll will look into?
- Rassendyll will look into the case of the missing Englishman Mr Rassendyll.
3. Why doesn’t he want the Chief of Police to investigate about the missing man? - Because he might find out that Rassendyll is pretending to be the King.
7-“The writing’s a24- little different from your usual. I hope people know it’s a real order from the King.”
1. Who says this to Rassendyll (the King)? - Marshal Strakencz says this.
2. What does he think is the reason that the handwriting is different? What is the real reason? - He thinks it is different because the King has injured his hand. The real reason is that Rassendyll is not the real King.
3. Why is it important that the handwriting be the same?
- So that people will know that it is a real order from the King.
8-“So you’d prefer to hunt animals than do your duties in the capital?”
1. Who says this to Rassendyll? - Princess Flavia.
2. When does the person say this? The day after the ball, when Rassendyll is saying goodbye to go to Zenda to hunt Michael
3. What “animal” is Rassendyll going to hunt? -. Duke Michael
9“If all’s well, why go there? And if all isn’t well, I fear there’ll be a trap.”
1. Who says this to whom? - Max Holf says this to Duke Michael.
2. Where are they? - They are on the way to Zenda.
3. What is “there”? What do you think he means by “all’s well”?
-“There” means the hunting lodge. “All’s well” probably means that the Duke’s plan has gone ahead and that the King is kidnapped .
10-“It would be very useful for Michael if you disappeared. And if you disappear, the game’s over.”
1. Who says this to whom? - Sapt says this to Rassendyll
2. Why does the speaker say this?
- Because Rassendyll complained that there are always men following him
3. What game would be over if the person disappeared? Explain.
- The game of who is King. Michael would also kill the real King and then make himself King.
C) Find the mistake in each of the following sentences and correct it:
1-Rudolf Rassendyll told Rose he was going to go walking in the West Indies.- Alps
2-Fritz was the only one of Michael's Six men who survived.- Rupert Hentzau
3-Antoinette was cruel enough to look after the King at the castle of Zenda. - Kind
4-No one goes into the castle without Michael's or Sapt's permission.-  Rupert's
5-Of the Six Men, four of them were Ruritanians.-  Three
6-Max Holf is Johann's uncle.- brother
7- The Duke spoke to Rassendyll through the summer house door. - Detchard
8-Krafstein was the worst of all Michael's men. .- Rupert Hentzau
9-The letter from Antoinette tells the King to come to the summer house with a friend.- alone 10-Rupert  stabbed Rassendyll in the arm . – Shoulder
11-The owner's wife at the inn thought that Rassendyll was the King. - daughter
12-Rassendyll was lucky that Detchard did not have a knife when they met at the castle.- gun

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