'The Luncheon' William Somerset Maugham

Murphy Maruma
Quiz by Murphy Maruma, updated more than 1 year ago
Murphy Maruma
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The writer of 'The Luncheon' William Somerset Maugham, in this short story,relates about a lady who is an admirer of his stories. She wins the author's favour and expresses her wish to meet him at a high class restaurant.William exposes the false motives of modest eating habits, of the middle classes with a touch of humour.

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Question 1

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Why did the lady wanted to meet the man?
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  • She wanted to know her better.
  • She wanted to fall in love with her.
  • She admired his stories.
  • She wanted to discuss business with him.

Question 2

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Where was the writer living before meeting the lady.
Answer
  • Marapyane.
  • London.
  • Paris.
  • Rome.

Question 3

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What does it reveals about the lady when she ordered expensive food?
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  • She was a rich woman.
  • She wanted to deceive the man about herself being a world-class woman.
  • She had enough money to afford them and didn't want the man to settle the expenses.
  • She was used to living within extortionate expenses.

Question 4

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Why did the man opted for only coffee?
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  • He didn't have enough money to cover the expenses because the woman ordered expensive food.
  • He was not hungry like the woman was and therefore wanted only coffee.
  • He was in a hurry and coffee was the only fast thing he could have.

Question 5

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What bad qualities or personalities the woman had?
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  • She was tall and had ugly legs.
  • She was talkative, unattractive and old.
  • She was untidy, unattractive and garrulous.

Question 6

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William was very elated during their lunch.
Answer
  • True
  • False

Question 7

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William had enough money to afford everything the woman wanted.
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  • True
  • False

Question 8

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The lady was not voluptuous and William was discontented by the way she was.
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  • True
  • False

Question 9

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The core reason behind their meeting was that the lady wanted to meet her favourite writer.
Answer
  • True
  • False

Question 10

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The exorbitant bill of food by the lady indicates her higher class level.
Answer
  • True
  • False

Question 11

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Judging from how William met the lady after years, the lady was actually a food lover.
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  • True
  • False

Question 12

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Their personalities are good for each other.
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  • True
  • False

Question 13

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The lady enjoyed their lunch whereas William didn't.
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  • True
  • False

Question 14

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William expected this to turn out that way with regard to the type of lady and the bills.
Answer
  • True
  • False

Question 15

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The woman thought William was indeed a rich man and that is the reason she ordered such expensive meals.
Answer
  • True
  • False
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