اخطر مراجعات قصة سجين زندا (The Prisoner Of Zenda)

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. اخطر مراجعات قصة سجين زندا (The Prisoner Of Zenda)




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The Reader :- ( The Prisoner Of Zenda )
Chapter 1
1) Why doesn't Rudolf Rassendyll work?
1. He belongs to a rich important family and doesn’t need to work.
2) What kind of work does Rose suggest Rudolf should do?
. She wants him to take a job in an embassy, working for Sir Jacob Borrodaile.
3) 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).
Rudolf looks like an Elphberg.
4) Where does Rassendyll decide to travel to? What does he tell his family about his plans?
. He travels to Ruritania to see the coronation of the new king. He doesn’t tell his family
that. He says he is going to go walking in the Alps and write a book about social
problems in the country.
5) 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.
6) Why does Rassendyll decide to walk through the forest the next day?
. He wants to see the forest where the King is staying.
7) Who does Rassendyll meet in the forest? Why are they surprised to see him?
. He meets Colonel Sapt and Fritz von Tarlenheim, and then the King. They are surprised because he looks almost exactly like the King.
Read the quotations and answer the questions.
• "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 ifan 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?
. Opinions may vary. But his sister-in-law does not think that he is very serious about
work and life with this attitude.
• "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.
Chapter 2
1) Why do you think Fritz says that it is not a good time for Rassendyll to visit Strelsau?
. Perhaps Fritz thinks there will be problems with someone who looks so much like the King.
2) How does the King react to Fritz's suggestion, and what does that tell you about the King?
The King seems surprised by the suggestion (He says, “What?”) and asks Sapt what he thinks. Perhaps it means that the King is not very wise, or that he depends too much on other people for advice.
3) Why don't Fritz and Sapt eat very much? What advice do they give the King? Does he listen to them?
. They don’t want to overeat because they have to get up early the next day. They advise the King not to eat too much. He doesn’t listen to them.
4) What happens at the end of the meal? What is the result the next day?
. The servant brings some cakes from the Duke. The King eats a lot of them and is
poisoned. He can’t be woken up the next day.
5) Why does the Duke poison the King?
. He hopes that the King will miss the coronation and that he (the Duke) will become the
King instead.
6) Is Rassendyll also poisoned? Why isn't he as sick as the King?
. He is probably also poisoned because they have to throw water in his face to wake him up. But he ate only one cake, so he did’t eat as much poison. The King eats more, so he receives more poison.
7) Rassendyll tells himself that he has no choice but to pretend to be the King. Do you think he has a choice? Is there something else they can do?
. No, he has no choice as he looks exactly like the king
8) How and when will they get the King to Strelsau?
. They will hide the King in the cellar of the lodge. At night, after the coronation, Sapt and Rassendyll will come back and get the King. Sapt will take him back to the palace, and Rassendyll will leave the country.
9) 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.
10) Why do they go to the station early instead of waiting for Duke Michael's guards?
. The Duke’s guards have probably been told to kidnap or kill the King. They want to
get out of the lodge and be on their way to the capital before the Duke’s men come.
11) What is the first thing they do when they reach the capital? Why aren't the people from the palace at the station in Strelsau to meet them?
. The first thing they do is eat breakfast at the train station. The palace people aren’t
there yet because the King (Rassendyll) arrived earlier than planned.
12) Why is Rassendyll afraid when he sees Antoinette de Mauban?
. Her expression changes, so he thinks she recognises that he is not the real King. He is
afraid that she will shout out and tell others .
. Read the quotations and answer the questions.
• "Meanwhile, I'll have some breakfast! The King is hungry!"
1. Who says this to whom? 1. Rassendyll (disguised as the King) says this to Sapt and Fritz.
2. Where and when does he say this?. In the train station at Strelsau. They have just arrived but they are early, so Rassendyll will eat first.
3. What does this show you about the speaker? He is feeling a little more relaxed and acting more like the King.
• "God save both Kings."
1. Who said.this and where was he?. Sapt said this in the restaurant at the train station in Strelsau.
2. What did the people say just before this?. The people said, “God save the King!”
3. Why does the speaker say "both Kings"? Who is he talking about?
. He’s talking about the real King who is in the lodge at Zenda and about Rassendyll who is pretending to be the King for the coronation. He is worried about the safety of both men, the real King and the pretend King.
Chapter 3
1) What kind of people live in the old part of the city? What does Rassendyll do when the Marshal wants him to ride through the old part of town?
. The people in the old part are poor and many of them are loyal to Duke Michael.
Rassendyll tells the soldiers to ride ahead and behind him, not next to him, so that he
can show the people that he trusts them.
2) Why is Sapt so anxious about Rassendyll's decision to ride alone through the old town?
. He knows that the people in the old town support the Duke and he is afraidthat
Rassendyll will be hurt or attacked there.
3) Why does Duke Michael's face turn white when he sees "the King" (Rassendyll)?
. He thought that the King was still in Zenda (because he had poisoned him), so he is
surprised to see the King here at the coronation.
4) Does Michael realise that this is not the real King? How do you know?
. Yes, Michael knows Rassendyll is not the real King. First, Michael knows (or thinks)
that the King is poisoned and still in Zenda. And the words in the story tell us: “No
one else ... seemed to realise that I was not the real King.” This means Michael
realised it but no other person.
5) Does the Princess know that this is not the real King? What does she say about him?
. She thinks this is the real King, but she says that he has changed. He is more tired and
serious, and also thinner.
6) Why do Rassendyll and Sapt need a permit to leave the city?
. Michael controls the city and he has had news from Zenda, so he won’t want people to
leave the city.
7) How do they get a permit from the King?
. Sapt can write like the King and he signs the paper.
8) What does Fritz do while Sapt and Rassendyll go to Zenda?
. He stays and guards the bedroom. He must not let anyone inside the room.
9) How do Sapt and Rassendyll get out of the palace? Why do they go this way?
. They go through a secret passage in the wall and out of a secret back door. They do
this because they don’t want anyone to see them and they want people to think that the
King is in his bedroom.
10) Who else is riding to Zenda? Which way do they go at the fork in the road? Which way do Sapt and Rassendyll go?
. Duke Michael and his servant Max Holt are riding to Zenda. They decide to go to the
castle. Sapt and Rassendyll go to the hunting lodge.
11) What do you think the message "all is well" means?
. It probably means that the King is captured, as that is what the
Duke was planning, but there may be other details that are also “well”.
12) What do Sapt and Rassendyll find inside the lodge?
. Johann’s mother and the King are gone. Josef is killed.
13) What does Sapt want Rassendyll to do?
. He wants him to continue to pretend to be the King.
Read the quotations and answer the questions.
1. "Tell your soldiers to ride ahead of me. I don't need them or you. You can wait here until I've continued through the old town alone."
I. Who says this to whom?. Rassendyll says this to Marshal Strakencz.
2. Where are they and when is this?. They are in the streets of Strelsau, going from the station to the coronation. This is before the coronation.
3. Why does the speaker say this?
. He wants to act as a king. He wants the people to know that he trusts them.
2. "You mustn't try too hard. I'm not sure it was a good idea to ride alone through the old town. Duke Michael won't like it if you become too popular with his people, you know. "
1. Who says this to whom?. Fritz says this to Rassendyll.
2. Where and when is this said?. They are in the King’s bedroom after the coronation.
3. Why did the person ride alone through the old town and why won't Duke Michael like it if the person becomes too popular?
. Rassendyll wanted to act like a real king and show that he wasn’t afraid of the people/show that he trusted the people. Duke Michael won’t like it because if he tries to become King, the people will probably support him. But if the King/Rassendyll becomes popular, it will be harder for Michael to get the support of the people.
3. "If all's well, why go there? And if all isn't well, I fear there 'Il be a trap. "
1. Who says this to whom?. Max Holt says this to Duke Michael.
2. Where are they?. They are on the road between Strelsau and Zenda./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.
4. "We'll go back to Strelsau. The King will be back in the capital again tomorrow!"
1. Who says this to whom?. Sapt says this to Rassendyll.
2. Where are they and what has happened? They are in the hunting lodge near Zenda. They have found Josef dead and the King is gone.
3. How will the King be back in the capital tomorrow?. Rassendyll will continue to pretend to be the King. / Sapt wants Rassendyll to continue to pretend to be the King.
Chapter 4
1) What does Sapt plan to do if the real King is dead?
. He plans that Rassendyllwill remain as King.
2) Why do Michael's men have spades? What does it mean that they were going to "hide their evil work"?
. They are going to bury Josef’s body so no one will know about his murder.
3) What does Rassendyll mean that some of those evil men should join Josef?
. Rassendyll means that some of them should be killed. They should join Josef in death.
4) Why does Sapt say to the servant at the secret door "All young men like to ride their horses now and then, so why not the King?"
. He wants the servant to think that the King was just out riding for fun. He doesn’t want
him to know anything about where they were. Sapt says it’s best not to trust people too much.
5) Why does Rassendyll use a new servant who has never met the real King? Who is the servant replacing?
. The new servant would be less likely to realise that Rassendyll is not the real King.
The servant is replacing Josef, who was killed byMichael’s men.
6) Who are the Six Men? Where are they from? Why are only three in Strelsau?
. They are six special soldiers that Duke Michael keeps in his house all the time. Three
are from Ruritania, one is French, one is Belgian, one is English. Sapt and Fritz
assume that if only three are in Strelsau, the other three must be guarding the King.
7) Rassendyll decides to keep some of his plans secret from Sapt and Fritz. What are those plans?. He plans to make himself as popular as he can, and to not say anything bad about
Michael. This way, if there were a fight, some of the people would support him (the King) and not Michael. Michael would not become stronger this way.
8) Why does he visit the Princess? What does he do on the way? How do these things make him more popular?. He wants to get the support of the Princess (for the King). On the way he buys some flowers from a poor girl and pays with a gold coin. Giving the coin makes him look
generous to the people. The people like the Princess and seem to want the King to marry her, so visiting her will make the people happy.
9) Why can't Michael come into the room when the King is there? What mistake does Rassendyll make? How does he cover up his mistake?
. Michael can’t come into the room without the King’s permission (because the King is
royal and higher than Michael). Rassendyll does not know this rule, and he makes the
mistake of asking why Michael will be angry (that he isn’t asked to enter the room).
He covers his mistake by saying that he keeps forgetting all the rules.
10) Rassendyll says that his hand was hurt from an animal bite and that he's waiting to see if the bite is poisonous. He also says that he is sure the animal will try to bite again. Who is he really talking about, and who understands this?
. He is really talking about Michael (his poisoning and kidnapping of the King, and his men’s shooting at Rassendyll), and Michael understands this.
11) How does Rassendyll know that the Six Men also know his secret?
. He knows because of the way Detchard (the Englishman) smiles at him when he is presented to him. Rassendyll knows that if one of the Six Men knows, they will all know.
. Read the quotations and answer the questions.
1. "You're mad! The plan's too dangerous!"
1. Who says this to whom?. Rassendyll says this to Colonel Sapt.
2. Where are they?. They are at the hunting lodge near Zenda.
3. What is the dangerous plan?. Sapt wants Rassendyll to continue to pretend to be the King and to return to Strelsau that night.
2. "We've got them! They can't say anything without showing their guilt. "
1. Who says this to whom?. Sapt says this to Rasendyll.
2. Why does he say this?. He is trying to persuade Rassendyll to continue to be the King.
3. Who is "them"? What does the speaker mean by "We've got them"?
. “Them” is Duke Michael and his men. The speaker means that they have trapped the
Duke and his men. The Duke can’t say anything against Rassendyll because he would
have to admit that he is guilty of kidnapping the real King.
3. "Now remember, say nothing about this. All young men like to ride their horses now and then, so why not the King?"
1. Who says this to whom?. Sapt says this to (Freyler,) the servant waiting for them outside the secret door to the palace.
2. Where is the speaker coming from and who is with him?. Where was the speaker coming from and who was with him? He was coming from Zenda and Rassendyll (disguised as the King) was with him.
3. Why does the speaker say this?. Why does the speaker say this? He doesn’t want the servant to talk about the King’s going out. He wants him to think that the King was just out riding (and enjoying himself).
Chapter 5
A. Answer these questions
1. 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.
2. Why does Rassendyll become good at pretending he has forgotten rules or people he has met? How does that prevent people from noticing that he is not the real King? What else do you think helps him not to be discovered?
. When he makes a mistake in pretending to be the King he has to cover it up by pretending that he has forgotten something or someone. In this way, people don’t notice that he’s not the real King. Other things that might help him are these: people don’t expect that there is a pretend King, so they don’t look for one; they see what they expect to see. He looks nearly identical to the King, so this helps. Also Sapt stays close to him to tell him what to say or do
3. Sapt brings news of the real King. What is it?
. The King is at the Castle of Zenda.
4. Why does Rassendyll want to go to Zenda? What does Sapt mean when he says “You’ll probably stay there forever if you do”?
. He wants to go to rescue the real King. Sapt means that Rassendyll will either be
imprisoned in Zenda or killed there if he goes.
5. Why does Sapt have Rassendyll followed everywhere? What does he mean by “If you disappear, the game’s over”?
. He has him followed to protect him from Michael’s men. If they can kill orkidnap
Rassendyll, they will kill the real King and make Michael the King. Rassendyll’s
game of pretending to be King would be over.
6. Who writes a letter to Rassendyll and what does it say? Who does he suspect really wrote it?
6. Antoinette de Mauban writes a letter. It tells him to come to a certain place in a summer house in a garden late at night. He suspects that Michael wrote the letter (or at least dictated it to her).
7. 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. They will promise him one thing but kill him instead.
8. 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.
9. Why have they prepared a ball for the Princess?
. They want to make the people happy and make them think that the King wants to
marry the Princess. They want Rassendyll to ask the Princess to marry him. Some
people think that if the King doesn’t marry her soon, she should marry Duke Michael.
10. Rassendyll tells the Princess that when he was younger, he thought he didn’t need to worry about society. Why does he say this? How does the Princess react? Why is it a mistake for him to say this?
. He says it because he is forgetting to act like the King. He is thinking that he is himself, Rassendyll. The Princess is surprised because the King must have always known that he was going to become the King one day. This is a mistake by Rassendyll because he almost uncovers the truth about who he is.
11. The day after the ball, the Princess receives two letters. What are they and who are they from? . One is an invitation from Michael for her to visit him in Zenda. The other is a warning not to accept any invitations from Michael and not to go anywhere without many guards. It is from Antoinette de Mauban (although the Princess doesn’t know this).
12. What does Rassendyll do when he hears of these letters? Who does he go to?
. He orders a guard for the Princess. He goes to Marshal Strakencz and gives him some orders.
13. What does Rassendyll tell Marshal Strakencz to do?
. He tells him to guard the Princess and not allow Michael or his men hear her. He also tells the Marshal that he is leaving Strelsau for a few days and he will send a message to him every evening. If he doesn’t get a message for three days, he has the authority to say that he is now the head of Strelsau. He must then ask the Duke to allow him to see the King. If he doesn’t see the King in twenty-four hours, he must say that the King’s dead. Then he must tell the people of Ruritania that their new ruler will be Princess Flavia.
. Read the quotations and answer the questions.
1-“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? 2. Because Rassendyll complained that there are always men following him. (The men were ordered by Sapt to do so.)
3. What game would be over if the person disappeared? Explain.
3. The game of who is King. Michael would also kill the real King and then make himself King.
2- “I also have a game to play. I’ll tell the Duke’s men that you never came. If the Duke doesn’t find out what I’ve done, we may meet again.”
1. Who says this to whom?. Antoinette de Mauban says this to Rassendyll.
2. Where are they?. They are in a summer house in agarden in Strelsau.
3. What has the speaker done that the Duke shouldn’t find out?
. She has warned Rassendyll that they are trying to kill him, and has told him how to escape.
3- “But you always knew that you would become King. How could you
think that was someone else’s job?”
1. Who says this to whom? . Princess Flavia says this to “King” Rassendyll.
2. Where are they? . They are at the ball in the palace.
3. This was said in reaction to the other person’s words. What did the other person say before this? . He said that when he was younger he didn’t think he had any responsibilities to
society.
4- “Every evening, I’ll send you a message. If you don’t get a message for three days, you have the authority to say that you are now the head of Strelsau.”
1. Who says this to whom?. “King” Rassendyll says this to Marshal Strakencz.
2. When is this said?. This is said the day after the ball, before Rassendyll goes to Zenda. / After the Duke invites the Princess to Zenda and Antoinette warns her to stay away.
3. What other orders does the speaker give?
. The Marshal must guard the Princess and not let Michael or his men near her. If the Marshal becomes the head of Strelsau, he must then go to the Duke and demand to se the King. If he doesn’t see the King in twenty-four hours, he must tell the people that the King is dead and make Princess Flavia the new ruler of Ruritania.
Chapter 6
A. Answer these questions.
1. Rassendyll’s writing is different from the King’s. What reason does Rassendyll give? Why might this difference be a problem for Marshal Strakencz?
. Rassendyll says it is because of his injured finger. It might be a problem for Strakencz
because people might think the order from the King is not a real one.
2. What reason does Rassendyll give Princess Flavia for leaving Strelsau? What does he ask her to do if he doesn’t come back? . He tells her he is going to hunt a big animal —Michael. He tells her she must become Queen if he doesn’t return.
3. Where do Rassendyll and his men stay for their hunting trip? Where is it and who does it belong to?. They stay in a country house called Tarlenheim. It belongs to a relative of Fritz. It is on
a hill on the opposite side of the town of Zenda from the castle.
4. What reason does Duke Michael give for not visiting “King” Rassendyll or inviting him to his castle?. He says that he and some servants have a serious sickness. (It is not true.)
5. Why do Rassendyll and Fritz go to the inn at Zenda? Who do they talk to there and what do they say? . They go to meet Johann (or someone who can contact him). They talk to the innkeeper’s daughter and ask her to have Johann meet them the next night.
6. What happens to Bernenstein while Fritz and Rassendyll are out?
. He is shot in the arm while he is out in the woods.
7. What message does Rupert Hentzau bring the next day? How does Rassendyll reply? What happens when Rupert is leaving?
. The Duke offers Rassendyll a safe journey to the border and a million gold pieces.
Rassendyll refuses. As Rupert is leaving, he stabs Rassendyll in the shoulder with a knife.
8. What do they learn from Johann?
. They learn where the King is being kept in the castle and the Duke’s plans.
9. Describe the room and the pipe where the real King is being kept.
. There is an outer room with no windows. It is always guarded by three of the Six Men. The King is kept in chains in the next room. Its window has a large pipe that leads to the castle moat.
10. What is the plan if they are attacked? How will they kill the King and what will they do with the body?
. They will kill the King and then put him into the pipe. The chains will keep the body under the water of the moat. The guards can then go out the same pipe and swim across the moat to escape.

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11. Why do they send Johann back to the castle?
. The Duke would look for him if he were missing. They also hope they can trust him and get more information from him.
. Read the quotations and answer the questions.
1- “The writing’s a 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 hishand. 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.
2- “So you’d prefer to hunt animals than do your duties in the capital?”
1. Who says this to Rassendyll? 1. 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.
3- “If you do not know how to address the King, my brother must find another messenger.”
1. Who does Rassendyll say this to?. Rassendyll says this to Rupert Hentzau.
2. Where are they?. They are at Tarlenheim.
3. Why does he say this?. He says this because Hentzau has addressed him as “Rassendyll”.
4-“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? 2. 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.
Chapter 7
A. Answer these questions.
1. What three pieces of news arrive at Tarlenheim the next day?
.The people of Strelsau heard that the King was badly injured while hunting. The Duke
thought he was badly injured. The Princess ordered Marshall Strakencz to take her to
Tarlenheim to see the King.
2. Why do Rassendyll and the others go to the castle at night?
.They want to see it so that they can make plans to rescue the King.
3. Why does Rassendyll kill Max Holf?
.He is guarding the King’s prison. Rassendyll kills him because this is a war for the
King’s life and Max is working for the enemy.
4. Why do the seven gentlemen go with Rassendyll, Sapt and Fritz to the castle? What do they do? .They go to protect the horses and the others in case the Duke’s men attack. Theyfight
with the Duke’s men (and three of them are killed).
5. Who gets killed in the fight in the woods? Who gets away?
.Two of the Duke’s Six Men get killed, Lauengram and Kafstein. Three of Rassendyll’s
men get killed also. Rupert Hentzau escapes.
6. Why were Rassendyll’s bags found at a train station near Zenda? Why is the Chief of Police looking for Mr Rassendyll?
.Rassendyll had sent the bags ahead to the station on the morning of the day he met the
King in the woods. He never went to the station to get them because he was pretending
to be the King. The Chief of Police is looking for Rassendyll because he has
disappeared. (His family has not heard from him.)
7. Rassendyll meets Rupert the next day while they are out riding. What plan does Rupert offer to Rassendyll?
. He offers to help him attack the castle. But Sapt, Fritz, Michael and the King must all
die. Then Rassendyll can stay as King and Rupert will be given a reward (money).
8. Why is Antoinette de Mauban being kept as a prisoner of the Duke?
.He discovered that she helped Rassendyll in the summer house. He cannot trust her now.
9. A doctor has been brought to see the real King in his prison. Why doesn’t Duke Michael let the doctor leave?
.Because the doctor would tell people that the King is a prisoner.
10. Why does Rassendyll ask Antoinette de Mauban to cry out for help at two o’clock in the morning?
.So the Duke will go to help her. At the same time Johann will open the front door to
let in Sapt and Fritz with their men.
11. Why does Rupert Hentzau swim across the moat to go back to the mansion? Why doesn’t he use the drawbridge?
.The drawbridge has been pulled up for the night. He is doing something secret, so he
does not use the bridge.
. Read the quotations and answer the questions.
1- “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.
2- “I hear there are new servants at the castle. Do these servants know the King’s a prisoner there?”
1. Who says this to Johann? 1. Rassendyll says it.
2. What does Johann answer? 2. He answers that the servants do not know that the prisoner is the King.
3. Why is that important ?.Rassendyll wants to know if the servants will think he is the King (and obey him or surrender to him when he attacks the castle).
3- “He makes me angry. I nearly killed him myself last night. Think carefully about my plan.”
1. Who says this to Rassendyll? 1.Rupert Hentzau says this.
2. Who is the person talking about? He is talking about Duke Michael.
3. What is the person’s plan?  . He will help Rassendyll attack the castle. Hentzau will decide the time. But Sapt, Fritz, Michael and the real King must all die. Then Rassendyll will remain King and
Hentzau will have a reward (and escape).
Chapter 8
A. Answer these questions.
1. Where does Rassendyll wait for it to be two o’clock?
.He waits by the drawbridge gate next to the castle.
2. 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.
3. Why does Rassendyll kill De Gautet with a sword and not with a gun?
. Because he doesn’t want to make any noise and attract other people.
4. How does Rassendyll get the keys to the King’s prison?
.He takes them from De Gautet’s clothes after he kills him.
5. Who gets killed in the first room of the King’s prison? Who gets killed in the room where the King is? Who gets wounded?
.Bersonin gets killed in the first room. In the room where the King is, the doctor is killed by Detchard, and Detchard is killed by Rassendyll. The King and Rassendyll are both wounded.
6. Why doesn’t the King fight Detchard directly? How does he help Rassendyll?
.The King is weak from illness and in chains. He can’t move much because of the chains. He helps Rassendyll by pushing a chair into Detchard as he is fighting. (This makes him lose his balance and fall over the doctor’s body. Then it is easy for Rassendyll to kill him.)
7. Who kills the Duke?.Rupert Hentzau.
8. Why does Rupert ride away instead of fighting Rassendyll?
.Because Fritz comes with a gun and Rupert knows he can’t fight both of them. (A gun can kill from a distance. Fritz can kill Rupert from a distance before Rupert can kill Rassendyll with a sword.)
9. How does the boy make a problem for Sapt, Fritz and Rassendyll? Why does Sapt tell the Princess to come alone to see the King behind the tree?
.The boy runs out and says the King is behind the tree, but Strakencz and the Princess think that the King is in the castle. Sapt has a problem to explain this. He asks the Princess to come alone because he doesn’t want Marshal Strakenczto know about Rassendyll.
10. Why does Sapt have the real King taken from his prison with his face covered? What do Sapt’s men and the servants think happened to the King and to the prisoner? Why does Rassendyll wait in the forest until dark to go to the castle?
.Sapt doesn’t want his men or the servants to see who the prisoner really is. They think that the King was wounded in the fight to rescue the prisoner, and that the prisoner went after Rupert Hentzau. Rassendyll waits until hecan go into the castle under the cover of dark. He doesn’t want anyone to see him.
11. How does Rassendyll teach the King how to be a real king?
.He takes his responsibilities as King seriously and tries to run the country well. He
risks his own life to rescue the King, could have remained King.
12. What does Rassendyll mean when he writes “Nobody knew where Rupert had disappeared to, and the thought of the man who had almost beaten me still makes my heart beat louder in my chest”?
.It means when he thinks of Rupert he gets excited or angry. He wishes he could find him and fight him.
13. Do you think Rassendyll was right to pretend to be the King for the coronation? Was he right to continue to pretend to be the King for so long?
14. Why doesn’t Rassendyll remain the King? If he was a wiser and better ruler than the real King, would it be wrong for him to remain King?
15. What does Rassendyll learn from his adventures?
. He learns responsibility, how to do the (morally) right thing.
. Read the quotations and answer the questions.
1-“This woman’s been writing secret letters to Rassendyll! She needs to be punished!”
1. Who says this to whom?. Rupert Hentzau says this to Duke Michael.
2. Who is “this woman”? .“This woman” is Antoinette de Mauban.
3. What is the speaker doing while saying this?
.He is attacking Antoinette and fighting with Duke Michael.
2- “Dead! That’s good. Then I’m your leader now. Put down your weapons and do as I say.”
1. Who says this to whom? .Rupert Hentzau says this to the Duke’s servants (standing near the door of the mansion).
2. Where is the speaker? .He is standing on the drawbridge (between the mansion and castle).
3. Do the people obey him? What happens?
.No, they don’t obey him. They let Madame de Mauban try to shoot him.
3- “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.
4- “I hoped that tomorrow, you’d come with me to Strelsau and tell everyone about the brave things that you’ve done, but Sapt tells me that this isn’t possible.”
1. Who says this to whom? 1.The (real) King says this to Rassendyll.
2. Where are they?. They are in a bedroom in the mansion.
3. What do these words tell you about the speaker’s character and the
speaker’s relationship with Sapt? .The speaker perhaps does not have good judgment. He depends a lot on Sapt. He needs Sapt to give him advice.
Practice Test ( 1 )
a) Answer the following questions :-
1- What is the setting (time and place) of The Prisoner of Zenda?
    * The setting is Europe in the 1890s / late 19th century.
2- How old is Rudolf when the events of the story start?
    * Rudolf is 29 years old.
3- According to Rose, how is Rudolf Rassendyll different from his brother Robert?
* Rudolf is different because he does not take his duties to society seriously. He doesn’t work.
4- 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.
B) Read the following quotation, then answer the questions :-
" Why should I do anything? I have nearly enough money to do  
  anything I want to (no one ever has quite enough money to do
  that, of course), and I enjoy an important position in society."

1- Who said this ?      
    *  Rudolf Rassendyll said this.
2- To whom was it said?
    * It was said to Rose Rassendyll / his sister-in-law.
3- Do you agree that people who have a lot of money should do
    nothing? Explain your point of view.
* No, everyone should have something to do because work makes man an important person.
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- The King invited Rassendyll to stay with his family in Strelsau.* Johann.

Test Practice ( 2 )
A) Answer the following questions:-
1- Why wasn't Rassendyll as sick as the King was?
    * He only ate one cake so he ate less poison.
2- Why did Fritz and Sapt lock up Johann's mother with the King?
    * They locked her up so that she wouldn’t tell Michael’s men that Rassendyll was pretending to be the King at the coronation.
3- Why was Rassendyll afraid when he saw Antoinette de Mauban
    on the balcony?
    * He was afraid that she would recognise him and say that he wasn’t the real King.
4- According to Flavia, how has Rassendyll (the King) changed in his appearance?
   * She says that his face is thinner and he acts more serious.
B) Read the following quotation, then answer the questions:-
" I heard that you rode through the old town alone. That surprised  
 me. The people there must really have appreciated what you did."

1- Who said this?
    * Princess Flavia said this.
2- To whom was it said?  * It was said to the Rassendyll / the pretend King.
3- Why did the people appreciate this action?
    * It showed the people that the King cared about them and trusted them.
C) Find the mistake in each of the following sentences and correct it :-
1- The rich people who had always lived well would support the Duke.* the King.
2- Sapt and Fritz believed that Rassendyll had poisoned the King.* Duke Michael.

Test Practice ( 3 )
A) Answer the following questions :-
1- 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.
2-How did Sapt explain Rassendyll's injured finger to Freyler?
   *Sapt told Freyler that Rassendyll had caught his finger in a door.
3- 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 (the “King”).
4- Why couldn't the Duke ever become King unless he married Flavia?
   * The Duke’s mother wasn’t royal, so by law/legally he couldn’t become King unless he married Princess Flavia.
B) Read the following quotation, then answer the questions:-

"You do know that Michael will be very angry. Is that a good idea?"

 1- Who said this?
     * Princess Flavia said this.
 2- To whom was it said?
     * It was said to Rassendyll (the King).
3-  What was it that would make Michael very angry?
     * Rassendyll didn’t ask Michael to come into the room and he can’t enter without the King’s permission.
C) Find the mistake in each of the following sentences and correct it :-
1- Freyler was Sapt's farmer. * servant.
2- Rassendyll was worried when the French prince asked him a question which he could not answer.* ambassador.
Practice Test  ( 4 )
a) Answer the following questions:-

1- Rassendyll has never liked responsibilities. Now he has many. What responsibilities does he have?
    * He has to run the country and rescue the real King.
2- Why does Rassendyll become good at pretending he has forgotten rules or people he has met?
* He has to do this so that people will still think he is the real King.
3- Rassendyll tells the Princess that when he was younger, he thought he didn't need to worry about society. Why does he say this?
   * He is forgetting to pretend to be the King. He is thinking of his own youth.
4- How does the Princess react to Rassendyll's recalling that he thought he had no need to worry about society?
* She is surprised because he always knew he would be King , so , he should expect to have responsibilities.
B) Read the following quotation, then answer the questions :-
" It would be very useful for Michael if you disappeared.
  And if you disappear, the game's over."
1- Who says this? * Colonel Sapt says this.
2- Why does the speaker say this?
    * He is explaining why he has men guarding Rassendyll everywhere he goes.
3- What game would be over if the person disappeared? Explain.
* The game is Rassendyll pretending to be King. If he disappeared, Duke Michael would kill the real King and make himself King.
C) Find the mistake in each of the following sentences and correct it :-
1- No one goes into the castle without Michael's or Sapt's permission. * Rupert’s.
2- The letter from Antoinette tells the King to come to the summer house with a friend. * alone.  
Practice Test  ( 5 )
a) Answer the following questions:-
1- What is the reason Rassendyll claims is the cause of his handwriting being different from the King's?
    * He claims that his hand still hurts from his injury so he can't write as well as before.
2- " The thing I hunt is a very big animal ," Rassendyll explains. What is Rassendyll really hunting?     * He is really hunting Duke Michael.
3- To whom did the large, modern country house called Tarlenheim belong?
   * It belonged to a relative of Fritz.
4- 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.

B) Read the following quotation, then answer the questions:-
"As you know, his mother was not royal and he can only legally  
 become King if he marries the Princess."
1- Who said this?  * Rassendyll (pretending to be the King) said this.
2- To whom was it said? * It was said to Marshal Strakencz.
3- Who cannot become King unless he marries the Princess?
*Duke Michael / The Duke of Strelsau cannot become King unless he marries the Princess.
C) Find the mistake in each of the following sentences and correct it :-
1-The owner's wife at the inn thought that Rassendyll was the King. * daughter.
2- Of the Six Men, four of them were Ruritanians. * three.
Practice Test (6)
A) Answer the following questions :-
1- What did Johann tell Rassendyll about the real King's condition?
    * He told him the King was ill and weak.
2- 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.
3- What did the Chief of Police in Strelsau tell Rassendyll (the King)
    about what they had learned about the real Rassendyll ?
    * They had found his bags at the train station and they thought  he was travelling with Madame de Mauban.
4- Why was Michael keeping Madame de Mauban as a prisoner in his castle?
   * Because he knew that she had warned Rassendyll at the summer house.
B) Read the following quotation, then answer the questions:
" He's not a good man. He makes me angry. I nearly killed him
  myself last night. Think carefully about my plan."
1- Who said this?  * Rupert Hentzau said this.
2- To whom was it said? * This was said to Rassendyll.
3- What is the speaker's plan?  * He will help Rassendyll attack the castle. But Sapt, Fritz,  the King and the Duke must die. Rassendyll will remain King and Rupert will get a reward.
C) Find the mistake in each of the following sentences and correct it:
1- Max Holf is Johann's uncle * brother.
2- Mr. Featherly from Paris believed Rudolph Rassendyll  was travelling with Flavia.* Antoinette de Mauban.

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