Read the following extract carefully and answer the questions that follow by
choosing the most appropriate alternative from those given belows : (3 Marks I
Tim : And one of these days, I'm going to get well, and that'll mean I can throw away this ,
crutch, and run and play like the other boys.
(a) These lines show that Tim
(i) was a pessimistic boy
(ii) was an optimistic boy
(iii) loved his parents very much
(iv) didn't like playing with other boys
(b) Who helped little Tim get rid of his crutches ?
(i) his father Bob Cratchit
(ii) his mother
(iii) Mr. Scrooge
(iv) Jacob Marley
(c) What change did this scene of Tim bring about in Scrooge's life ?
(i) He became pessimistic.
(ii) He started hating handicapped children.
(iii) He decided to be a second father to Tim and help him.
(iv) He started thinking that life is worthless.