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CBSE Notes 2011-2012 » IX-English

The Man Who Knew Too Much

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Fall in with the others now. He did not speak again until we had fallen in and were waiting to be dismissed,

(a) Who is speaking to whom ?

(i) Corporal Turnbull to the Professor
(ii) the Professor to Corporal Turnbull
(iii) the author to the Professor
(iv) the author to Corporal Turnbull

(b) Who refers to us ?

(i) the narrator and the squad
(ii) the Professor and Corporal Turnbull
(iii) the narrator and the Professor
(iv) the squad and Corporal Turnbull

(c) Which phrase is related to military in the above extract ?

(i) dismissed
(ii) fall
(iii) fall in
(iv) fallen

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Of course, it was a joke for days afterwards, a joke and joy to all of us.

(a) What does it stand for ?

(i) it stands for the order by which Private Quelch was to be selected for permanent cookhouse duties.
(ii) the thanks for the professor for giving a lesson on the grenade.
(iii) One of the trainees who was to be assigned some special duties.
(iv) the lecture given by Corporal Turnbull.

(b) Why was it a joy to all of us ?

(i) no chance for the Professor to sermonise others
(ii) no opportunity for Private Quelch to interrupt others
(iii) The author and his friends would not have to bear the Professor in vain.
(iv) all of the above

(c) Why was it a joke ?

(i) it caused amusement.
(ii) it evoked laughter.
(iii) it was a story with a funny punchline.
(iv) all of the above

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it can be unmistakably identified by the harsh engine note, due to the high tip speed of the aircrew.

(a) What do you mean by it ?

(i) it is North American Harrard Training aircraft.
(ii) it is an air rifle.
(iii) it is a gang of dacoits.
(iv) it is a group of miscreants.

(b) Which feature can identify it ?

(i) the harsh engine note
(ii) its high tip speed
(iii) the harsh engine note because of high tip speed of the airscrew
(iv) due to its fastness

(c) Form two more words using air as a prefix, related to aircraft.

(i) airways, airwaves
(ii) airtime, airtight
(iii) airstream, airside
(iv) airship, airspeed

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He was our hero, and we used to tell each other that he was so tough that you could hammer nails into him without his\ noticing it.

(a) Who is he ?

(i) Private Quelch
(ii) the Sergeant
(iii) Corporal Turnbull
(iv) the narrator

(b) To hammer nails into him without his noticing it implies that Corporal Turnbull

(i) was a tough person.
(ii) was brave, rough and tough.
(iii) was too busy to notice it.
(iv) could bear it without much ado.

(c) Write a synonym of hero and then match it with its antonym,

(i) protagonist - antagonist
(ii) heroic - villain
(iii) heroism - villainy
(iv) heroic - antagonist

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Anyone who saw Private Quelch, lanky, stooping, frowning through horn-rimmed spectacles, understood why he was known as Professor.

(a) Pick out two adjectives about Private Quelch from the extract. each only

(i) lanky, stooping
(ii) frowning, professor
(iii) horn-rimmed spectacles, stooping
(iv) lanky, professor

(b) He was known as the Professor because of his

(i) habit of exhibiting knowledge.
(ii) countenance.
(iii) interrupting people.
(iv) vast knowledge.

(c) Which word in the passage is related to Private Quelch's
countenance ?

(i) lanky
(ii) stooping
(iii) frowning
(iv) spectacles

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"the muzzle velocity, or speed at which the bullet leaves the rifle", he told us, 'is well over two thousand feet per second.'

(a) Who is he ?

(i) Private Quelch
(ii) the Sergeant
(iii) the author
(iv) Corporal Turnbull

(b) What is being talked about in the extract ?

(i) the bullet
(ii) the rifle
(iii) war equipment
(iv) the speed of the bullet while leaving the rifle

(c) Pick out one word from the extract related to rifle.

(i) bullet
(ii) velocity
(iii) muzzle
(iv) speed

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