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CBSE Notes 2011-2012 » IX-English

The Man Who Knew Too Much

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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)

'Forty four segments.'

(a) Who is the speaker ?

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

(b) Forty four segments is related to the

(i) rifle.
(ii) aircraft.
(iii) grenade,
(iv) missile.

(c) Who is being interrupted ?
(i) Private Quelch
(ii) the Sergeant
(iii) Corporal Turnbull
(iv) the author

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As if afraid to say any more, he tossed the grenade to the Professor.

(a) Who is afraid of whom ?

(i)Corporal Turnbull is afraid of the Professor.
(ii) The Professor is afraid of Corporal Turnbull.
(iii) The author is afraid of Corporal Turnbull.
(iv) The author is afraid of the Professor.

(b) Why was the grenade thrown towards the Professor ?

(i) So that the Professor could continue Corporal Turnbull's
lecture.
(ii) Corporal Turnbull was fed up with the Professor and wanted
the lesson to be given by him (the Professor) only.
(iii) The Corporal wanted to see the Professor's talent.
(iv) Corporal Turnbull did not like the Professor's frequent interruptions
and decided to let him speak.

(c) Which of the following indicates the author's sarcasm towards
Corporal Turnbull ?

(i) He tossed the grenade to the Professor.
(ii) As if afraid to say any more.
(iii) afraid
(iv) to say any more

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Multiple choice question

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by choosing the most appropriate alternative from those given below :
(3 Marks)

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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Multiple choice question

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"You had any training before ?"

(a) Who is the speaker ?

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

(b) Who is being spoken to ?

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

(c) What must the Professor have replied ?

(i) The Professor must have replied that his knowledge was a matter of intelligent reading and not only training.
(ii) The Professor must have replied that the training does not always impart extraordinary knowledge.
(iii) The Professor must have replied that the training and personal efforts go hand in hand in making one knowledgeable.
(iv) The Professor must have replied that the training did provide knowledge but a wise study contributes a lot too.

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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)

He was sure to get a commission, before long. As a first step, he meant to get a stripe,

(a) Who is he ?

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

(b) What was he sure to get ?

(i) a job of an army officer
(ii) a job of a Professor
(iii) a job of a Sergeant
(iv) a job of a cook

(c) Arrange commission and stripe appearing in the extract rank wise in the army.

(i) commission, stripe
(ii) stripe, commission
(iii) stripe, stipe, commission
(iv) commission, stripe, commission

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