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CBSE Notes 2011-2012 » IX-English

The Man Who Knew Too Much

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i must protest against this abominably unscientific and unhygienic method of peeling potatoes. i need to only draw your attention to the sheer waste of vitamin values "

(a) What is unscientific and unhygienic ?

(i) removing the skin of vegetables
(ii) wasting vitamin values
(iii) way of peeling potatoes
(iv) peeling fruits

(b) How can vitamins be saved ?

(i) by not peeling potatoes
(ii) by cooking with the skin itself
(iii) by removing this layer only
(iv) by cutting off in pieces without peeling

(c) What does this extract indicate about the Professor ?

(i) He is still in the habit of sermonising.
(ii) Old habits die hard.
(iii) Habits are really dangerous when they start ruling over and this habit made him a cook.
(iv) all of the above

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We fled.

(a) Who fled ?

(i) the author and his friends from outside the canteen
(ii) Private Quelch from the canteen
(iii) the Corporal from the lawn
(iv) the Sergeant from the camp

(b) They fled because

(i) they wanted to avoid Private Quelch.
(ii) they did not want to be sermonised.
(iii) they did not wish to be lectured on potatoes.
(iv) they were afraid of facing the Professor.

(c) What feeling do you get from the extract ?
(i) laughter
(ii) pity
(iii) anger
(iv) fine

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(a) Private Quelch was nick-named Professor because of

(i) his appearance.
(ii) his knowledge.
(iii) his habit of reading.
(iv) his habit of sermonising.

(b) One could hammer nails into Corporal Turnbull without his noticing it because

(i) he was a strong and sturdy man.
(ii) he was oblivious to his surroundings.
(iii) he was a brave corporal.
(iv) he was used to it.

(c) The author and his friend Trower fled from the scene as

(i) they had to catch a train.
(ii) they could not stand Private Quelch exhibiting his knowledge.
(iii) they felt they would have to lend a helping hand.
(iv) they did not want to meet the cooks.

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Through the open door, we could see the three cooks standing against the wall as if at bay ; and from within came the monotonous beat of a familiar voice.

(a) Where were we standing ?

(i) in the ground
(ii) outside the canteen
(iii) in a hotel
(iv) in the hostel

(b) Whose was the familiar voice ?

(i) Private Quelch
(ii) the Sergeant
(iii) Corporal Turnbull
(iv) Trower

(c) Why is it called monotonous ?

(i) Same sound of the Professor created monotony.
(ii) Repeated interaction with the Professor had created boredom.
(iii) Constant interruptions, sermonising and corrections in
public had created monotony.
(iv) The Professor's bad habit of instructions had a permanent way and this permanence created monotony.

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it can be unmistakably identified by the harsh engine note, due to the high tip speed of the aircrew.

(a) What do you mean by it ?

(i) it is North American Harrard Training aircraft.
(ii) it is an air rifle.
(iii) it is a gang of dacoits.
(iv) it is a group of miscreants.

(b) Which feature can identify it ?

(i) the harsh engine note
(ii) its high tip speed
(iii) the harsh engine note because of high tip speed of the airscrew
(iv) due to its fastness

(c) Form two more words using air as a prefix, related to aircraft.

(i) airways, airwaves
(ii) airtime, airtight
(iii) airstream, airside
(iv) airship, airspeed

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He was our hero, and we used to tell each other that he was so tough that you could hammer nails into him without his\ noticing it.

(a) Who is he ?

(i) Private Quelch
(ii) the Sergeant
(iii) Corporal Turnbull
(iv) the narrator

(b) To hammer nails into him without his noticing it implies that Corporal Turnbull

(i) was a tough person.
(ii) was brave, rough and tough.
(iii) was too busy to notice it.
(iv) could bear it without much ado.

(c) Write a synonym of hero and then match it with its antonym,

(i) protagonist - antagonist
(ii) heroic - villain
(iii) heroism - villainy
(iv) heroic - antagonist

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