Monday, 2 December 2019

L-1 HASSAN’S ATTENDANCE PROBLEM

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L-1    HASSAN’S ATTENDANCE PROBLEM
WRITTEN BY- SUDHA MURTY

SHORT  Q/A

Ans.1  The narrator was a teacher of Computer Applications at a college in Bangalore.
Ans.2 Because Hassan was hardly ever present in the class.
Ans.3 He always begged his attendance in a very polite manner.
Ans.4 Because he was an irregular student.
Ans. 5 When there was a class test or examination.
Ans.6 She told his father that he should talk to Hassan hardly.
Ans7. Because Hassan was not ready to give up his lazy habits. His parents didn’t take his responsibility.
Ans. 8 He was a man of thirty five fat with a bald head and not smartly dressed.
Ans. 9 Hassan has potential so, she hoped that he would do something great in life.
Ans. 10 Hassan was a bright student but, he was hardly ever present in the class.
Ans. 11  Hard workers or stupid persons were ‘nerds’.
Ans. 12 Hassan was not ready to change his habits so, his father told him to live separately.
Ans. 13 The narrator advised him that he had a potential to do something great in his life.


Ans1 Hassan was a student of Master in Computer Applications at a Bangalore college. He was tall, handsome with a very good memory. He came to college irregularly. He was always short of attendance. He was not a serious student. He prepared some important questions and stood first in class. He was warned by his teachers and parents to be punctual and regular in college. According to him hard workers were nerds. After passing out he got a job at one or two places but sacked (brKwsq) due to his irregularity. His father told him to live separately. He became a salesman of computer software. One day he met the narrator. She shocked to see him doing a small job. She advised him to give up his laziness, work hard in life. He promised to follow her advice.
Ans2 This chapter teaches us the importance of discipline in life. Hassan was a bright student. He got first division in the exams. But his life was not regular. He was in the habit of getting up late. This habit continued even after he got job. He was always late. So he lost job after job and his life became failure.
Ans3 The narrator was a teacher of Computer Applications at a college in Bangalore. She was a popular teacher. She was very kind hearted. She didn’t punish her students for shortage of attendance. She forgave Hassan for his irregularities. She was sympathetic also. In the end, she felt pity for Hassan who had failed in his life. She gave him good advice for success.
Ans4 As Hassan was very bright student. However, before exam started, every semester this drama with Hassan would be repeated. The author would get upset. He would beg to be excused. Each tme he promised to improve himself. He would attend all classes for one week. Then the same story would follow. Each time he had different reason for his absences.
Ans5 Once the author called his parents. She told that their son was bright, but hi is undisciplined. She asked his parents to look into the matter more seriously. Hassan’s father was a busy man. But his mother said that she had failed as a mother. Hassan didn’t listen her. He spends all night listening music and in chatting. So he is late in attending his classes.


1)      The narrator of the chapter is Sudha Murthy.

2)      She taught Computer Application at a college in Bangalore.

3)      One of her students was Hassan.

4)      He was a tall and handsome boy with good memory.

5)      But he was irregular in attending his classes.

6)      He attended college mostly during class tests or exams.

7)      His parents were called to college.

8)      Both his parents did not take his responsibility.

9)      The meeting ended fruitlessly.

10)    According to Hassan, hard workers were ‘nerds’.

11)    After many years he met the narrator.

12)    He was 35 years old and plump with a bald head.

13)    He had a CD in his hand.

14)    He was doing a small job of selling high school software.

15)    The narrator advised him to be positive and start life with a new hope.


Mrs. Sudha Murthy is the narrator of the lesson 'Hassan's Attendance Problem'. She was a Computer Science teacher at a Bangalore college. She tells about one of her students named Hassan. He was always late for college or absent. He was warned by his parents and teachers to be punctual, but he never bothered. He got jobs at one place then another but he was fired from the jobs for his lazy habits. One day he met the narrator. He was then CDs door to door. She advised him to work hard and rise in life doing a small job of self


Q1. Why was Hassan not noticed by the teacher in the class?
Ans. Hassan did not attend the classes regularly. He was present in the college only at the time of tests or exams. That is why Hassan was not noticed by the teachers in the class.

Q2. Why was Hassan’s parents called to school?
Ans. Hassan’s parents were called to the school because he was not regular in college. His teacher wanted to discuss this problem with his parents.

Q3. Why did parent- teacher meeting end fruitlessly?
Ans. The parent-teacher meeting end fruitlessly because his parents did not take the responsibility of Hassan’s behavior. They started blaming each other for Hassan’s absence from college.

Q4. Describe the physical appearance of Hassan when he met his teacher after several years?
Ans. Hassan met his teacher at the age of 35. He was fat, bald and moderately dressed.

Q5. Why did Hassan start living separately?
Ans. Hassan did not change his bad habits of college life even after joining job. He remained irresponsible. His father was fed up of all this. So he asked Hassan to live separately.

Character Sketch-Hassan
Hassan is the main character of Hassan’s attendance problem. He was an MCA student in Bangalore. He was tall handsome and had good memory. He was from rich family. He was the only son of his parents.
He did not attend his classes regularly. So he was always short of attendance. He learnt only important questions during exams. He got good marks in exams. He called his hard working friends nerds.

Hassan did not value his time. He spent his maximum time on phone and music. He slept at 6am. It became his habit. Therefore he could not get a good job. He became a salesman of software CD’s. His teacher was sad for him. She suggested him to start his life with new hopes.





Theme- Hassan’s Attendance Problem
The theme of the chapter is that students must attend their classes regularly. It helps them to gain knowledge. Thus they become successful in life. If they are not regular, they lack knowledge and fail in life.

Hassan’s story makes it very clear to us. He was an MCA student in Bangalore. He was tall handsome and had good memory. He was from rich family. He was the only son of his parents. He did not attend his classes regularly. So he was always short of attendance. He learnt only important questions during exams. He got good marks in exams. He called his hard working friends nerds.

Hassan did not value his time. He spent his maximum time on phone and music. He slept at 6am. It became his habit. Therefore he could not get a good job. He became a salesman of software CD’s. His teacher was sad for him. She suggested him to start his life with new hopes. So the story teaches us the value of discipline and time in life.

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