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CBSE Notes 2011-2012 » VIII-English

THE BEST CHRISTMAS PRESENT IN THE WORLD

There was something in there. I reached in and took out a small black tin box. Sellotaped to the top...

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There was something in there. I reached in and took out a small black tin box. Sellotaped to the top of it was a piece of lined notepaper, and written on it in a shaky handwriting : "Jim's last letter, received January 25, 1915.
1. The 'something' refers to
(a) a desk (b) a drawer
(c) a tin box(d) a letter.
2. The sello-taped thing was
(a) a piece of newspaper (b) Jim's last letter
(c) black colour (d) a piece of cloth.
3. The letter was found
(a) sello-taped (b) in the drawer
(c) out of the drawer (d) in the tin box.
4. The letter was addressed to
(a) the author (b) Jim's wife
(c) the narrator (d) Tom.

When we had got over the surprise, some of us shouted back. "Same to you, Fritz ! Same to you !" I t...

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When we had got over the surprise, some of us shouted back. "Same to you, Fritz ! Same to you !" I thought that would be that. We all did. But then one of them was up there in his grey great coat and waving a white flag.
1. 'We' in the first line refers to
(a) French soldiers (b) the British soldiers
(c) Jim and Connie id) the narrator and his friend.
2. 'Same to you' here means
(a) Happy Christmas (b) good feelings
(c) we are same (d) we are fine.
3. 'I thought that would be that'. It means that I thought that
(a) it was all (b) it was a mistake
(c) it was a joy id) it was dangerous.
4. The phrase 'got over' means
(a) passed (b) overcame
(c) excited (d) got out.

"All, Dorset," he smiled. "I know this place. I know it very well." We shared my rum ration and his ...

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"All, Dorset," he smiled. "I know this place. I know it very well." We shared my rum ration and his excellent sausage. And we talked, Connie, how we talked. He spoke almost perfect English. But it turned out that he had never set foot in Dorset, never even been to England.
1. In the first sentence 'he' refers to
(a) Jim (b) Connie
(c) Hans Wolf (d) the matron.
2. The speaker of these lines is
(a) Jim (b) Connie
(c) Hans Wolf (d) the matron.
3. The man who helped to know him Dorset was
(a) Jim (b) Hardy
(c) Connie (d) a German teacher.
4. The words which can replace the phrase "set foot in" are
(a) turned out (b) happened in
(c) got out of (d) gone to.

Our boys gave them a rousing chorus of While Shepherds Watched. We exchanged carols for a while and ...

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Our boys gave them a rousing chorus of While Shepherds Watched. We exchanged carols for a while and then we all fell silent. We had had our time of peace and goodwill, a time I will treasure as long as I live.
1, The phrase 'our boys' refers to
(a) the students (b) German soldiers
(c) some British soldiers (d) the author's sons
2. Who prompted these boys to sing ?
(a) their boss (b) their commander
(c) their friends (d) the German soldiers.
3. Carols are sung on
(a) Christmas (b) Good Friday
(c) Holi (d) Diwali.

I folded the letter again and slipped it carefully back into its envelope. I kept awake all night. B...

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I folded the letter again and slipped it carefully back into its envelope. I kept awake all night. By morning I knew what 1 had to do. I drove into Bridport, just a few miles away. I asked a boy walking his dog where Copper Beeches was.
1. The speaker of the above lines is
(a) Jim (b) Connie
(c) the author (d) the narrator.
2. He was awake all night because he wanted to meet
(a) Connie (b) Jim
(c) Hans Wolf (d) the matron.
3. The envelope was found in a
(a) pocket (b) drawer
(c) box (d) bag.

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