Class 12th English Going Places NCERT Solutions


What socio-economic background did Sophie belong to? What are the indicators of her family's financial status?


There are several things that shows that belong to lower middle class, they wanted Sophie to work in a biscuit factory immediately after school, which is normal thing for someone from a family like her's. Her entire family of 5 people, two brothers Geoff and Derek, and her parents. They use to live in a small house. Where all the windows were black and room was steamy and when she returns home after school she felt chocked and disgusted due to dteam and piled dirty dishes at croner. Her mother was so much into do all house chaos that her back was crooked and bent. Her father's grimy and sweaty face after coming from work shows that he is a hard labourer. Her brother Geoff also started work immediately after his school as an apprentice mechanic in a garage situated far away from his home.

Other questions of same chapter
  1. Sophie and Jansie were class-mates and friends. What were the differences between them that show up in the story?
  2. How would you describe the character and temperamant of Sophie's father?
  3. Why did Sopjie like her brother Geoff more than any other person? From her perspective. What did he symbolise?
Talking about the text:
  1. It is natural for teenagers to have unrealistic dreams. What would you say are the benefits and disadvantages of such fantasising?