I. Answer the following questions, using the active vocabulary of the
1. What kind of performance did Colonel Green put on?
2. What was one of the important features of the play?
3. Why did Colonel Green mention the place where the horn player was to sit?
4. What made Colonel Green think that Mr Porcharlester had an advantage over him in Linda’s eyes?
5. Whom did Colonel Green mean by “older and cleverer men"?
6. What did Colonel Green do after making all the necessa ry arrangements?
7. Why did Colonel Green hate to hear Linda mention the young man’s name?
8. Why did Colonel Green try to avoid a straight answer to Linda’s question?
9. Why didn’t the horn player turn up at the appointed time? Had he really mixed anything up?
10. Why was Colonel Green so displeased at this? What would the horn player’s absence mean for the success of the play?
II. Was it clear to Colonel Green how the horn player had managed to get so drunk, or was it beyond him?
12. What did Colonel Green think was the only way to save the play from failure?
13. Why did Colonel Green press his hands to his head after blowing the horn?
14. What did Colonel Green hate to hear his teacher say?
15. Did Colonel Green complain that horn-blowing was hard work? Why not?
16. What did the teacher say about Colonel Green’s ability to play the horn? What did he say particularly spoilt the impression?
17. What did Colonel Green wish to play in private to a friend?
18. Why did the teacher stare at the Colonel on hearing this?
19. Why did Colonel Green insist on being taught to play the serenade?
20. Why did the teacher finally give in?