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CBSE Notes 2011-2012 » IX-English

The Bishop's Candlesticks

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

(a) These lines are being spoken to by about .

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

(b) The speaker wants to bring someone home because he/she

(i) is sick and needs help.
(ii) is in need of financial assistance.
(iii) has escaped from the prison and wants shelter.
(iv) needs some useful employment.

(c) ...she seemed to think it might distress you... shows that

(i) there is cordial relationship between the two persons.
(ii) the presence of one person annoys the second one.
(iii) one of them is really against the idea of living togther.
(iv) she knows that her presence will not be liked in the house.

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'Sold ! (With horror) Sold! Are you mad ? Who sold them ? Why were they sold V

(a) Who is the speaker talking to ?

(i) Persome, the Bishop's sister, talking to Marie
(ii) Marie talking to Persome
(iii) the Bishop talking to the convict
(iv) the convict talking to the Bishop

(b) What has been sold ?

(i) the silver salt-cellars
(ii) the property
(iii) some articles of the Bishop
(iv) Nothing has been sold and there is much ado about nothing.

(c) Who has sold them and why ?

(i) The Bishop has sold them to help Mere Gringoire.
(ii) The convict has sold them to get money.
(iii) Persome has sold them to compensate the loss caused by
selling some articles by the Bishop.
(iv) Mere Gringoire has sold them as she needed money

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Monseigneur, i am glad i didn't get away with them ; curse me, i am. i am glad.

(a) These lines have been spoken by to

(i) convict; Bishop.
(ii) Bishop ; convict.
(iii) Persome ; Bishop.
(iv) Persome ; the convict.

(b) The above statement shows

(i) the change in heart of the convict and his repentance.
(ii) satisfaction of the Bishop.
(iii) a sense of achievement on the part of the Bishop.
(iv) happiness of the convict that he was not caught again by the jail
authorities.

(c) Mark the True statements.
1. The speaker shows human feelings.
2. The speaker undergoes a real
transformation from a beast to a human.
3. There is repentance.
4. The speaker is not honest in his admission of guilt, he is just befooling
the listener.

(i) only 1
(ii) 1, 2 and 3
(iii) 2 and 3 only
(iv) 4 only

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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 me - as if i were a man again and not a wild beast.

(a) The speaker of these lines is

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

(b) Mark the True statement. The speaker
1. is ashamed of himself that he had completely changed.
2. is grateful to the listener for this change in his life.
3. had always been a wild beast.
4. had never been a wild beast, these were the circumstances which made
him so.
(i) only 1
(ii) only 2 and 4
(iii) 3 only
(iv) 1 and 3 only

(c) The listener brought a change in the speaker

(i) through compassion and empathy.
(ii) through the fear of God.
(iii) through the fear of law of the land.
(iv) through a materialistic incentiv

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i-i- didn't believe there was any good in the world ; one doesn't when one has been in
Hell, but somehow i-i - know you're good, and - and it's a queer thing to ask, but -
could you, would you bless me before i go ? i -1 think it would help me. i -

(a) The convict's tone in the above lines

(i) is filled with hesitation.
(ii) is full of command but respectful.
(iii) is full of bitterness for the world and the Bishop.
(iv) is full of distrust.

(b) The experience of the convict at Bishop's house

(i) made it difficult for him to trust the Bishop.
(ii) made him a bitter and cruel man.
(iii) transformed him from a beast to a human.
(iv) did not bring any change in him.

(c) The convict asked the Bishop to bless him because

(i) he knew that it would save him from the curse of God.
(ii) he realised that good people still existed and the Bishop was one of
them.
(iii) he was just trying to be smart with him.
(iv) it was a custom to be blessed by a Bishop before leaving the place.

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They chained me up like a wild animal, they lashed, me like a hound. i fed on filth. i was
covered with vermin.

(a) Who stand for they and me here ?

(i) the convict and the prison authorities respectively
(ii) the prison authorities and the convict respectively
(iii) the family members of the convict and the convict respectively
(iv) Persome and Mere Gringoire

(b) The above dialogues show the

(i) bitterness of the speaker.
(ii) agonising time of the speaker.
(iii) brutality of the authorities on the speaker.
(iv) all of the above

(c) Mark the True statements.
1. The speaker deserved this treatment.
2. The authorities were right in their approach.
3. The speaker was not cruel or brute enough to meet this treatment.
4. After this treatment in the prison the speaker was reformed.

(i) 1 and 2 only
(ii) only 3
(iii) only 3 and 4
(iv) all of the above

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