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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)

i picked it up and set it carefully farther along on the floor of the car, where the raindrops would not fall upon it. And then suddenly, i smiled, and seemed to see that life has no geographical bounds.

(a) Who is the speaker ?

(i) the author
(ii) John A. Pescud
(iii) Colonel Allyn
(iv) Trevelyan

(b) it stands for

(i) plate-glass.
(ii) his bag, one of the best-sellers.
(iii) The Rose Lady and Trevelyan.
(iv) (ii) and (iii)

(c) Explain: ...life has no geographical hounds.

(i) There are no boundaries in life.
(ii) The man is same everywhere.
(iii) All human beings, being same, have same emotions and feelings.
(iv) (i) and (iii)

Based on your reading of the story answer the following questions by choosing the correct option. (C...

Multiple choice question

Based on your reading of the story answer the following questions by choosing the correct option. (CBSE Textbook)

(a) The narrator says that John was of the stuff that heroes are not often lucky enough to be made of His tone is sarcastic because

(i) he hated John.
(ii) he felt that John was a threat tohim.
(iii) John was not particularly goodlooking.
(iv) nobody liked John.

(b) Pescud felt that best-sellers were not realistic as

(i) American farmers had nothing in common with European
princesses.

(ii) men generally married girls from a similar background.
(iii) American men married girls who studied in America.
(iv) American men did not know fencing and were beaten by the Swiss guards.

(c) "Bully", said Pescud brightening at once. He means to say that

(i) he is a bully.
(ii) his manager was a bully.
(iii) he was being bullied by his co-workers.
(iv) he was doing very well at his job.

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)

"'Good-night,' says i, 'and it wasn't Minneapolis. What's your name, first, please ?

(a) Who is wishing goodnight to whom ?

(i) John A. Pescud to Miss Allyn
(ii) Miss Allyn to John A. Pescud
(iii) the author to John A. Pescud
(iv) the author to Jessie Allyn

(b) What is the first name of the listener ?

(i) John
(ii) Jessie
(iii) Allyn
(iv) Henry

(c) i belonged to

(i) Minneapolis.
(ii) Pittsburgh.
(iii) Cincinnati.
(iv) Schutzenfestenstein.

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But i got my nerve back pretty quick. He asked me to sit down, and i told him everything.

(a) Who is the speaker ?

(i) John A. Pescud
(ii) the author
(iii) Colonel Allyn
(iv) Miss Allyn

(b) i got my nerve back... implies that the speaker

(i) initially got nervous but regained confidence.
(ii) was too nervous to express himself.
(iii) was not confident.
(iv) could not express himself confidently.

(c) What is everything ?
(i) the purpose of John A. Pescud's visit
(ii) his salary and prospects
(iii) his following Miss Allyn from Cincinnati
(iv) his code of living

1. all of the above
2. (i), (ii) and (iii)
3. (ii), (iii) and (iv)
4. (i), (iii) and (iv) -

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

At first, i thought he was going to throw me out of the window, but i kept on talking.

(a) Who is speaking about whom ?

(i) John A. Pescud about Colonel Allyn
(ii) the author about John A. Pescud
(iii) John A. Pescud about the author
(iv) Colonel Allyn about John A. Pescud

(b) The speaker expected to be thrown out of the window because

(i) he had followed Colonel Allyn's daughter.
(ii) he did not deserve to be Colonel Allyn's guest.
(iii) his code of living was very low as compared to that of Colonel Allyn.
(iv) all of the above

(c) The statement but i kept on talking implies that the speaker

(i) was very courageous.
(ii) did not mind to be thrown out of the window.
(iii) was arrogant.
(iv) was truthful and hence bold.

Read the following extract carefully arid answer the questions that follow by choosing the most appr...

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

"We talked two hours. i told him everything i knew ; and then he began to ask questions and i told him the rest. All i asked of was to give me a chance. if i couldh't make a hit
with the little lady, i'd clear out, and not bother any more."

(a) We stands for

(i) John A. Pescud and the author.
(ii) the author and Colonel Allyn.
(iii) Colonel Allyn and John A. Pescud.
(iv) John A. Pescud and Jessie Allyn.

(b) The speaker is longing for a chance means that he wants to

(i) marry Jessie.
(ii) speak to Jessie alone.
(iii) go out with Jessie.
(iv) have a business deal with the listener.

(c) Who is the little lady ?

(i) Jessie Allyn
(ii) Princess Alwyna
(iii) a passenger
(iv) none

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