Read the passage and answer the questions that follow: Where shall we meet? – It is a question which may demand a good deal of thought in one of our great overgrown cities. Perhaps the best-known meeting place in the immense city of Tokyo is the statue of the dog in front of Shibuya station. Everyone seems to know the statue of the dog. The dog’s name is Hachiko. This is the story. Hachiko was born in 1923 in Akita in the north of Japan. Akita dogs are famous in Japan. They are fairly large, golden-brown in colour, and they have pointed ears and sharp, clever faces. They are well-known for their loyalty. It was fortunate for Hachiko when a professor of Tokyo University found him. The professor took him to his house not far from Shibuya station, and there he showed himself a good and kind master. The dog loved him. He left the house every morning with the professor and walked along with him as far as Shibuya station. He watched him buy his ticket and disappear towards the train. Then Hachiko used to sit down in the small square and wait for his master’s return from work in the late afternoon. This happened every day. The professor and his dog became a familiar sight, and the story of the faithful animal spread around Shibuya. Then, one afternoon in 1925, there was tragedy. For some time the professor’s health had not been good, and he had a sudden heart-attack at the university. He died before he could be taken home. Back in Shibuya, the dog waited in front of the station. Soon the news of the professor’s sudden death reached Shibuya. People immediately thought of the poor dog which had followed him every day. Several of them had the same thought. They went to the little square and spoke to the dog – as if he could understand them. ‘Go home, good dog. The professor won’t be coming. Go home.’ The next morning Hachiko was seen in front of the station, waiting for his master. The following day he was there again. And the next day. And the next. The days became weeks, the weeks month, the months years. Still the dog arrived in front of the station every morning, searching among the strange faces for the one that he loved. In rain and sunshine, wind and snow, the faithful animal was there. He was a young dog, ten months old, when his master died; he grew old; but the daily wait continued. He became a public hero – the best-loved figure in Shibuya. Travelers returning to Shibuya after a long absence always asked about himIn 1934 the good people of Shibuya asked Teru Ando, a famous Japanese Sculptor, to make a statue of their friend Hachiko. He did it gladly, and the statue was set up in front of the station. For another year Hachiko came every morning to wait, in the shadow of his own statue, for his master. In 1935 the faithful dog died, but not before Ando’s work had become famous all over Tokyo. During the war the statue was melted down, and Ando, the fine sculptor was killed. But the people of Shibuya remembered Hachiko. They formed a society for the Replacement of Hachiko’s Statue, and this society asked Teru Ando’s son, Takeshi Ando, to make a new statue. Today the fine statue of Hachiko stands in the middle of the busy and friendly square in front of Shibuya station. You will always see somebody telling the story of Hachiko to a child or a grown-up friend.

Why do you think the statue of a dog was such an important landmark in Tokyo? From the passage write the description of an Akita dog. What did Hachiko do while his owner was at work? Why did the people of Tokyo get the statue of Hachiko replaced? Give a title to the story. Give reasons why you think your title is appropriate. Find words from the passage which mean the same as: vast, faithfulness, lucky, well known, sad event

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2015-03-24T12:31:47+05:30
Why do you think the statue of a dog was such an important landmark in Tokyo? 

Hachiko Was a very faithful dog. He loved his master .Hachiko used to sit down in the small square and wait for his master’s return from work in the late afternoon.  One day due to a sudden hart attack his master died . He  waited for his master for 9 years. In rain and sunshine, wind and snow, the faithful animal was there. The good people of Shibuya asked Teru Ando, a famous Japanese Sculptor, to make a statue of their friend Hachiko. In 1935 the faithful dog died, but not before Ando’s work had become famous all over Tokyo.

From the passage write the description of an Akita dog.

Akita dogs are famous in Japan. They are fairly large, golden-brown in colour, and they have pointed ears and sharp, clever faces. They are well-known for their loyalty.

What did Hachiko do while his owner was at work? 

Hachiko used to sit down in the small square and wait for his master’s return from work in the late afternoon. 

Why did the people of Tokyo get the statue of Hachiko replaced? 

 During the war the statue was melted down, and Ando, the fine sculptor was killed. But the people of Shibuya remembered Hachiko. They formed a society for the Replacement of Hachiko’s Statue, and this society asked Teru Ando’s son, Takeshi Ando, to make a new statue.

Give a title to the story. Give reasons why you think your title is appropriate.
 
I think The title should be  Hachiko - The Faithful dog' .I think it will be appropriate as Hachiko was a very loyal dog of his master and he loved him very much.

Note - You can give your own title . I dont have any good idea about the title 

Find words from the passage which mean the same as

Vast - Great
Faithfulness - Loyalty
Lucky - Fortunate
Well known - Famous
Sad event - Tragedy

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Very very good answers
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2015-03-24T13:10:37+05:30
1)The dog Hachiko won the hearts of every one, by its faithful wating  at the station for its master hence they built a statue in honour of it.
2)Akita dogs are fairley large,golden brown in colour,and they have pointed years and sharp, clever faces.they are well known for their loyalty. Hachiko 
used to wait in the small square everyday for the return of his master.
3) The people of Tokyo got the statue replaced as it was melted  during the war.
4)"The faithful dog" is an appropriate tittle as the story speaks of a faithful dog.
5)Faithfulness-loyalty,well known-famous,sad event- heart attack, lucky-fortunate,vast -small square
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sad event is not - heart attack it is tragedic and vast is also not small square here the user has asked synonym
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