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CBSE Notes 2011-2012 » IX-English

Keeping It from Harold

Based on your reading of the story 'Keeping it From Harold', answer the following questions by choos...

Multiple choice question

Based on your reading of the story 'Keeping it From Harold', answer the following questions by choosing the correct option. (CBSE Textbook)

(a) Mrs Bramble was a proud woman because .

(i) she was the wife of a famous boxer.
(ii) she had motivated her husband.
(iii) she was a good housewife.
(iv) she was the mother of a child prodigy.

(b) The very naming of Harold had caused a sacrifice on his part. The writer's tone here is .

(i) admiring
(ii) assertive
(iii) satirical
(iv) gentle

(c) Harold had defied the laws of heredity by .

(i) becoming a sportsperson
(ii) being good at academics
(iii) being well-built and muscular
(iv) respecting his parents

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Multiple choice question

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"My dear sir, do nothing hasty. Think before you speak. Don't go and be so silly as to act like a mutton-head. i'd be ashamed to be so spiteful. Respect a father's feelings."

(a) Who is speaking to whom ?

(i) Bill Bramble to Jerry Fisher
(ii) Bill Bramble to Major Percy
(iii) Jane Bramble to Jerry Fisher
(iv) Harold to Bill Bramble

(b) Explain : ...to act like a muttonhead.

(i) behaving like a fool
(ii) acting like a head of the mutton
(iii) speaking like a head
(iv) having a sharp brain

(c) The statement Bill would be ashamed to be so spiteful implies that
(i) Harold's painful knowledge will cause equal pain to Bill.
(ii) Bill would be ashamed by causing an intentional injury to his son.
(iii) Jerry should not converse with Harold.
(iv) Bill and Jane had been passing through a trauma to hide the mystery from Harold.

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Multiple choice question

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i was to have fought an American named Murphy at the National next Monday, but i ain 't going to now, not if they come to me on their bended knees. Not if the King of
England come to me on his bended knees."

(a) Who is speaking to whom ?

(i) Bill Bramble to Harold
(ii) Jane Bramble to Harold
(iii) Percy to Harold
(iv) Jerry to Harold

(b) Bill had to have a boxing match with

(i) Murphy.
(ii) Percy.
(iii) Jerry.
(iv) the King of England.

(c) He was adamant not to fight and it is indicated when he says that

(i) he has given it up.
(ii) he would not fight even if he is approached on bended knees.
(iii) he would not submit even to the King of England.
(iv) (ii) and (iii)

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Multiple choice question

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A chap takes the trouble to study form and saves up his pocket money to have a bet on a good thing, and then he goes and gets let down like this. it may be funny to you, but i call it rotten. And another thing i call rotten is you having kept it from me all this time that you were.

(a) Who is speaking to whom ?

(i) Harold to Bill
(ii) Bill to Percy
(iii) Percy to Jerry
(iv) Jerry to Harold

(b) it may he funny to you, but i call it rotten. it is

(i) studying hard and saving pocket money to bet on something good but ultimately his getting letting down.
(ii) Harold studied hard and saved his pocket money to bet on boxers but he got let down.
(iii) to keep the fact of boxing profession from Harold throughout.
(iv) (ii) and (iii)

(c) What is irony here ?

(i) He was fond of boxing celebrities but he himself was the son of a celebrity.
(ii) His parents worked hard to keep it from him but Jerry disclosed it deliberately.
(iii) intellect was born of muscles.
(iv) Bill, proud of his boxing, kept on underestimating it for ten years.

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Multiple choice question

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There's a fellow at our school who goes about swanking in the most rotten way because he once got Phil Scott's autograph. Fellows look up to him most awfully, and
all the time they might have been doing it to me that's what makes me so jolly sick. How long do you suppose they'd go on calling me, 'Goggles' if they knew that you were my father ?

(a) Why does the fellow mentioned in the extract keep on showing off ?

(i) because he has got Phil Scott's autograph.
(ii) Because he is named Goggles.
(iii) Because he is fond of Scott.
(iv) because a boxer's autograph means an achievement.

(b) Harold would not have been named Goggles had his friends known that

(i)he was the son of Bill.
(ii) of all teeming London, none could defeat him in a twenty-round contest.
(iii) his father was a boxing legend.
(iv) all of the above

(c) Which word in the extract is similar in meaning to
unpleasantly ?
(i) jolly
(ii) sick
(iii) rotten
(iv) awfully

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One chap's got a snapshot of Jimmy Wilde. At least, he says it's Jimmy Wilde, but i believe it's just some ordinary fellow. Any how, it's jolly blurred, so it might be anyone.
Pa, can't you give me a picture of yourself boxing ? i could swank like anything. And you, don't know how sick a chap gets of having chaps call him, 'Goggles.'

(a) Who is Jimmy Wilde in the extract ?

(i) a famous boxer
(ii) a celebrity
(iii) some ordinary fellow
(iv) none

(b) Why is Harold not sure that the person in photograph is not Jimmy Wilde ?

(i) The photograph is blurred.
(ii) He has never seen Jimmy Wilde.
(iii) The possessor may be boasting of the photograph.
(iv) The possessor was showing off.

(c) Why does Harold want Bill's snap ?

(i) He wants to show off.
(ii) He does not want to be called Goggles.
(iii) He wants to feel proud of being the son of a boxing legend.
(iv) all of the above

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