What kind of a person was the governor of the prison in 'Evans tries an O- level'? Mention any four lapses in his arrangement for Evans' O-level exam that helped Evans escape?

Question: What kind of a person was the governor of the prison in 'Evans tries an O- level'? Mention any four lapses in his arrangement for Evans' O-level exam that helped Evans escape? [CBSE (AI) 2008C]

Answer: The Governor of Oxford prison has been characterised as an intelligent and able prison officer but in the end, he turned out to be a 'good-for-a-giggle-Governor'. The Governor tries to exert all caution but Evans eventually manages to escape. This was mainly due to the lapses in communication and execution of work.

(i) He did not verify the credibility of the German teacher.

(ii) Also, no one checked the identity of the injured person and eventually it is found out that the injured 'McLeery' was in fact, Evans.

(iii) 'McLeery' had a tube with pig blood in it. It was smuggled successfully inside the prison because prison officials were credulous and believed what McLeery said rather than check the tube thoroughly.

(iv) Though McLeery is thoroughly searched, things like a beard and a double set of clothes are not revealed.


What kind of a person was the governor of the prison in 'Evans tries an O- level'? Mention any four lapses in his arrangement for Evans' O-level exam that helped Evans escape?


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