Virtually True

Answer the following questions briefly

1   Why did the news of the ‘miracle recovery’ shock Michael?

Answer: The news of the ‘miracle recovery’ shocked Michael because he had been deeply involved in rescuing Sebastian from imminent death.

2   Michael’s meeting with Sebastian Shultz had been a chance meeting. Where had it taken place and how?

Answer: Michael met Sebastian in the midst of a computer game. This was indeed a highly unlikely place for meeting of two real human beings.

3   What kind of computers fascinated Michael and his dad? Why?

Answer: Michael and his dad were fascinated by latest computers which had all the necessary peripherals. They were eager to explore the huge potential which a computer could offer.

4   Describe the first place where Michael was virtually transported.

Answer: It was a game called Wildwest. He was in a classical bar of the Wild West. The bar had swinging doors and many cowboys could be seen in that.

5   What help did Sebastian Shultz ask Michael for? How did he convey this message?

Answer: Sebastian wanted Michael to rescue him and save his life. He conveyed his message by sending it through the printer.

6   Why did Michael fail in rescuing Sebastian Shultz the first time?

Answer: In the first game, when Michael was trying to dodge the bullets, something hit Sebastian. A bullet probably hit Sebastian and he fell in a heap. Thus, Michael failed to save Sebastian.

7   The second attempt to rescue Sebastian Shultz too was disastrous. Give reasons.

Answer: In the second attempt, Michael was playing Dragonquest. When they were trying to flee from the dragon, Sebastian fell down in a ditch. Hence, the second attempt too was disastrous.

8  Narrate the accident that injured Sebastian Shultz.

Answer: It was a motorway accident which injured Sebastian.

9   How had Sebastian Shultz entered the games?

Answer: According to the narrator, Sebastian must have banged his head to computer screen. It resulted in all the data from his brain getting transferred to the computer’s memory. Thus, Sebastian could have entered the game.