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CBSE Notes 2011-2012 » IX-English

The Bishop's Candlesticks

I offered to take her in here for a day or two, but she seemed to think it might distress you. (a) ...

Multiple choice question

I offered to take her in here for a day or two, but she seemed to think it might
distress you.

(a) The Bishop wanted to take Mere Gringoire in because .
(i) she was sick
(ii) she had no money
(iii) she was unable to pay the rent of her house
(iv) she was a close friend of Persome

(b) Persome would be distressed on Mere Gringoire's being taken in
because .

(i) she did not want to help anyone
(ii) she felt that Mere Gringoire was taking undue advantage of the
Bishop
(iii) she was a self-centered person
(iv) she would be put to a great deal of inconvenience

Read the following extract carefully and answer the questions that follow by choosing the correct op...

Multiple choice question

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choosing the correct options : (CBSE Textbook)

(A) Monseigneur, the Bishop is a ... a hem !

(a) Why does Persome not complete the sentence ?

(i) She used to stammer while speaking.
(ii) She was about to praise the Bishop.
(iii) She did not wish to criticise the Bishop in front of Marie.
(iv) She had a habit of passing such remarks.

(b) Why is she angry with the Bishop ?
(i) The Bishop has sold her salt-cellars.
(ii) The Bishop has gone to visit Mere Gringoire.
(iii) He showed extra concern for Marie.
(iv) She disliked the Bishop.

She sent little Jean to Monseigneur to ask for help. (a) Who sent little Jean to the Bishop ? (i) M...

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She sent little Jean to Monseigneur to ask for help.
(a) Who sent little Jean to the Bishop ?

(i) Mere Gringoire
(ii) Marie
(iii) Persome
(iv) Marie's mother

(b) Why did she send Jean to the Bishop ?

(i) So that he could pray for her.
(ii) As she knew that he was a generous person.
(iii) As she was a greedy woman.
(iv) As she was a poor woman.

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

Ah, thanks, thanks Monseigneur i-i (He sobs) Ah, i'm a fool, a child to cry, but
somehow you have made me feel that-that\ it is just as if something had come into meas
if i were a man again and not a wild beast.'

(a) Who is speaking these lines and to whom ?

(i) the convict to the Bishop
(ii) the Bishop to the convict
(iii) the police personnel to the convict
(iv) the convict to the police authorities

(b) Why is the speaker crying ?

(i) Because he is full of gratitude and love for the Bishop.
(ii) Because he has been shown love by the Bishop.
(iii) Because no one has treated him so kindly,
(iv) (i) and (iii)

(c) What change has come into the speaker ?

(i) He has become a real human being,
(ii) The Bishop's care has changed him a lot.
(iii) The speaker wants to go to jail,
(iv) none

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

'And have him sent back to prison, sent back to Hell. No Persome. it is a just punishment
for me ; i set too great store by them. it was a sin. My punishment is just, but oh God it
is hard, it is very hard.'

(a) Who is the speaker ?

(i) the Bishop
(ii) the convict
(iii) Marie
(iv) Police personnel

(b) Whom does the speaker not want to be sent back to prison ?

(i) the convict
(ii) the Bishop
(iii) Marie
(iv) Mere Gringoire

(c) it was a sin. What sin has the speaker committed ?

(i) a sin of hoarding the candlesticks
(ii) thus tempting the convict to steal them.
(iii) this sin provoked for another sin.
(iv) all of the above

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)

ifes to starve. They feed you in Hell but\ when you escape from it you starve.'

(a) Who is the speaker ?

(i) the Bishop
(ii) the convict
(iii) Persome
(iv) Mere Gringoire

(b) What is the mental state of the convict in the stanza ?

(i) He is disturbed mentally due to long suffering.
(ii) He is also hungry due to starving for days.
(iii) He has been convicted for a minor crime.
(iv) (i) and (ii)

(c) What is the Hell ?

(i) a prison
(ii) the prison where the convict had been treated like a wild beast
(iii) a place full of chaos and disorder
(iv) (ii) and (iii)

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