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The Conjurer’s Revenge Question Answer B A RTMNU Nagpur University

RTMNU BA Compulsory English Semester 2 students can find easy and creative question and answers in this post. Students can refer, read and learn the art of writing answers to get good marks in RTMNU Nagpur University Exams. Writing answers is an art and the students can read these answers and learn the art of answer writing. RTMNU BA Compulsory English first year is an important subject and so the students need to study the lesson. 

Prescribed text for  RTMN Nagpur University BA Compulsory English is : Alluring Aroma (Macmillan Education)

Important Information

The Conjurer's Revenge Answers will be helpful for the students of RTMNU BA First year Compulsory English subject. Students can refer to RTMNU BA English Syllabus Semester 2 to know the complete list of lesson and poems.

The Conjurers Revenge by Stephen Leacock Question and Answer in a simple and easy language are given in the post. A short and brief summary of the story along with information of the author is also provided.



Rashtrasant Tukadoji Maharaj Nagpur University


 B A


Compulsory English




RTMNU BA English Syllabus Semester 2

Name of Lesson

The Conjurer’s Revenge


 Stephen Leacock

Prescribed Text

Alluring Aroma

About the Author:

Stephen Leacock was born in England. He moved to Canada and then got a teachers job worked as a political scientist, writer and economist. During the era of 1920 he was well known as a humorist in English language. However he was more interested in politics and economics. Some of his famous work are:

Elements of Political Science 1906
Literary Aspects 1910
Sunshine Sketches of a Little Town 1912

About the story -The Conjurer's Revenge

The Conjurer's Revenge appeared in Literary lapses. This story is about a Conjurer who takes revenge against a man from his audience who spoiled his every trick in the show and ridiculed him. He is known as Quick Man because in the story this man quickly debunked the trick of the conjurer. Thus the conjurer lost his reputation. The conjurer got very upset and decided to take revenge and he manipulated and engaged the Quick Man into his tricks and in the end the Quick Man came to know that the conjurer played the trick and fooled him.

Read the Question and Answers of The Conjurer's Revenge by Stephen Leacock:

1.       1, How is the conjurer before performing the trick?

The conjurer is happy, confident and interested to show his tricks and entertain the audience. He has prepared himself for various tricks to be presented before the audience.

2.      2.  Why does the Conjurer use the word Presto?

Presto means that a trick/work is completed successfully. He uses this word to convey the audience that he has successfully displayed his magic/trick.

3.       3. What does the quick man do in while conjurer is displaying his magic?

The quick man spoils all the conjurer’s tricks/magic  by persuading the audience that the conjurer “He had-it-up-his-sleeves” By his words the  quick man was damaging the conjurer’s image in front of the audience. The audience were slowly losing interest in the tricks of the conjurer and so the Conjurer decided to take revenge by playing some tricks on the quick man.

 4. What tricks did the conjurer display in front of the audience? How did the quick man spoil all these tricks?

The conjurer performed the following tricks:

The first trick was he took bowl of goldfish from an empty cloth. The second trick was the famous Hindostanee rings tricks. The rings are separated initially but at the blow of the conjurer they all join. The third trick was extracting 17 eggs from the hat. The audience were astonished for 35 seconds and thought it was a wonderful magic. The next tricks he performed was  several packs of card, a loaf of bread, a dolls cradle, alive guinea-pig, a fifty cent piece and a rocking chair.

 The quick man after every trick used to say ‘He-had-it-up-in-his-sleeves' The quick man’s comments convinced the audience that it was no magic and the conjurer got upset. The  Quick man spoiled each and every trick of the conjurer and the audience started losing interest in the tricks. So the conjurer decided to take revenge of the quick man.

5.       5. How did the conjurer take revenge? Elaborate

Ev   Every trick of the conjurer was spoiled by the Quick Man’s witty comment. This made the  conjurer upset and he decided to take revenge. He made a bold announcement that he was  going to present the famous Japanese trick invented by the people of Tipperary. With the permission of the quick man he borrowed his gold watch. He smashed the watch in the mortar with a hammer. Then he borrowed his handkerchief and made holes in it. The next thing is he took his celluloid collar and burnt it in the candle. He took the spectacle of the Quick man and smashed it.  The quick man initially thought that the conjurer was playing trick and he would get his things back. By this time the quick man realized that all these were not tricks and it was actual destruction of the items. The conjurer maintained patience and did not let the audience know  that he was taking revenge. At the end he ended up with a big bang since the quick man was no longer ready to give any of his items. This way the conjurer fooled the quick man and took revenge.

6.      6.  How do you think the Quick Man felt at the end of the story?

At the end of the story I think the Quick Man realized that the conjurer had fooled him and all his things were destroyed and damaged under the pretext of tricks. He could have felt sad that he was beaten up by the conjurer. He could no longer say ‘He-did-it-with-his-sleeves-up’. I think the quick man would have felt very upset and nervous as he was fooled by the conjurer and he could no nothing.

 6.   Outline the element of humour in ‘The Conjurer’s revenge’ by Stephen Leacock?

In the story ‘The Conjurer’s Revenge’ the element of humour is the main element. From the beginning of the story the Quick Man brings humour in the story by commenting after each trick that the conjurer had kept all the things in his sleeves. This adds comic and fun to the tricks and the audience are convinced that the conjurer is doing the tricks keeping things in his sleeves. This reduces the excitement of the show and the audience The conjurer is upset with the Quick Man and finally he plays trick with the things of the Quick Man. The Conjurer keeps it suspense that he is not longer playing trick but taking revenge. The Quick Man

 7. Do you agree with the conjurer’s  action of taking revenge? Justify

No I do not agree with the conjurer’s action of taking revenge. I can say this because I believe that if someone does wrong against us we should not do the same thing towards them. We should not follow the tit for tat thought and take revenge. Rather with a large and kind heart forgive the person and not take revenge. So i do not agree with the conjurers action.

 8. Why is the element of mystery important to both the conjurer and the audience? Discuss

The element of mystery created suspense in the story of ‘The Conjurer’s Revenge’. The suspense created by the mystery trick of conjurer made the story interesting and exciting. It is important for conjurer because he could take revenge of the Quick Man under the pretext that he is presenting trick and creating magic. So the harsh fact of revenge is presented lightly. The element of mystery is important for audience because they feel that trick is going on and they all watch the performance even without knowing that the conjurer is taking revenge. So they all are full of excitement to know what will happen next. In this situation both the audience and conjurer are benefited by the element of suspense in the story.


The Conjurer who was entertaining people took the revenge against the Quick Man in a tricky way. Thus the author has used humour in the story to create excitement in the story. These question and answers will help you to revise the lesson for RTMNU BA English Examination.

FAQs : Need  answers do find them here

1. Is the story Conjurers Revenge in the new syllabus RTMNU 2023 -2024?

Yes as per the new syllabus of RTMNU BA English Syllabus Semester 2 this short story of Conjurer's Revenge is included in the syllabus.

2. Does the Conjurer take revenge at last?

Yes the conjurer takes the revenge against the quick man.

3. Why was the conjurer angry?

The Conjurer was angry because the Quick man was spoiling all his trick by his instant response and thus the conjurer was losing his reputation.

4.Who is a conjurer?

A conjurer is a person who entertains people by performing magic or tricks


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