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CBSE Notes 2011-2012 » IX-English

A Dog Named Duke

Read the following extract carefully and answer the questions that follow by choosing the most appro...

Multiple choice question

Read the following extract carefully and answer the questions that follow by choosing the most appropriate alternative from those given below : (3 Marks)

A few weeks ago, worded as if in special Tribute to Duke, an order came through from the chemical company's headquarters. " therefore, to advance our objectives step by step, Charles Hooper is appointed Assistant National
Sales Manager."

(a) Why is the order called a special Tribute to Duke ?

(i) it was Duke who helped Charles in his recovery.
(ii) Due to fast recovery only, he was promoted to the post of the Assistant National Sales Manager.
(iii) Due to fast recovery only, he
joined the office and achieved all his targets and was finally
appointed Assistant National Sales Manager.
(iv) (i) and (iii)

(b) Pick out two noun forms of special from the following.

(i) specially, specialist
(ii) specially, specialised
(iii) specialisation, specially
(iv) specialist, speciation

(c) to advance our objectives step by step implies

(i) that the company had firm faith in Charles Hooper's strong determination, who had won over his handicap step by step.
(ii) a systematic road map of recovery.
(iii) a plan of the company.
(iv) a process that helps in achievement of the company.

Based on your reading of the story 'A Dog Named Duke' answer the following questions by choosing the...

Multiple choice question

Based on your reading of the story 'A Dog Named Duke' answer the following questions by choosing the correct options. (CBSE Textbook)

(a) With reference to Hooper, the author says, "Everything was going for him", What does it imply ?

(i) He had everything that a man aspires for.
(ii) People admired him.
(iii) He did what he wanted.
(iv) He was capable of playing games.

(b) Duke never jumped on Chuck again because

(i) Duke was paralysed and unable to jump.
(ii) Chuck was angry with Duke for jumping at him.
(iii) Duke realized that Chuck was not well and could not balance himself.
(iv) Marcy did not allow Duke to come near Chuck.

(c) The author says that Duke knew his job. The job was

(i) to look after Chuck.
(ii) to get Chuck on his feet.
(iii) to humour Chuck.
(iv) to guard the house.

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Multiple choice question

Read the following extract carefully and answer the questions that follow by choosing the most appropriate alternative from those given below : (3 Marks)

in 1953, Hooper was a favoured young man. A big genuine grin civilized his highly competitive nature. Standing six-foot-one he'd played on the university football team.

(a) Explain : Hooper was a favoured young man.

(i) He was favoured by all.
(ii) He was every one's favourite.
(iii) He was a favourable young man.
(iv) He got favour of all.

(b) Pick out two adjectives about him from the extract.

(i) competitive, favoured
(ii) big, genuine
(iii) civilised, six-foot-one
(iv) favoured, young

(c) Which of the following words is synonym of grin ?
(i) laughter
(ii) smile
(iii) maturity
(iv) personality

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One of Chuck's District Managers drove Marcy to the hospital. Her husband couldn't talk; he could only breathe and see, and his vision was double.

(a) Who is in the hospital ?

(i) Marcy Hooper
(ii) Chuck Hooper
(iii) Duke, the dog
(iv) the narrator

(b) Her husband couldn't talk but only breathe and see ? Why ?

(i) He had a subdural haemorrhage due to an accident.
(ii) He was injured.
(iii) He had a mouth problem.
(iv) He became speechless.

(c) Form two adjectives from breathe appearing in the extract.

(i) breathtaking ; breathless
(ii) breather ; breathing
(iii) breathtaking ; breather
(iv) breathless ; breather

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Finally they decided to bring Duke home. Chuck said he wanted to be standing when Duke came in, so they stood him up.

(a) Who are they ?

(i) Marcy and Chuck Hooper
(ii) the doctors
(iii) Marcy and the doctors
(iv) some men from Hooper's office
(b) Where was Duke ?

(i) in a forest
(ii) in a kennel
(iii) in hospital
(iv) in the shop he was bought from

(c) ...they stood him up. Why could him not stand himself ?

(i) He was recently discharged from the hospital.
(ii) He was on a wheelchair.
(iii) He was unable to stand himself.
(iv) (ii) and (iii)

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Multiple choice question

Read the following extract carefully and answer the questions that follow by choosing the most appropriate alternative from those given below : (3 Marks)

When two fellows stare at each other day in, day out, and one cannot move and the other can't talk, boredom sets in. Duke finally couldn't take it. From a motionless coil on
the floor he'd spring to his feet, quivering with impatience.

(a) Who are the two fellows in the extract ?

(i) Marcy and Chuck
(ii) Chuck and Duke
(iii) Duke and Marcy
(iv) Chuck and Marcy

(b) Why can't one move ?

(i) due to paralysis
(ii) as he is on a wheelchair
(iii) injured
(iv) not yet recovered

(c) Duke finally couldnxt take it. What was that ?

(i) He could not bear the boredom set in between Chuck and himself.
(ii) His inability to talk and Chuck's to move, was unbearable.
(iii) Both were staring at each other day in, day out, silently.
(iv) all of the above

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