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CBSE Notes 2011-2012 » IX-English

The Man Who Knew Too Much

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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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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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Fall in with the others now. He did not speak again until we had fallen in and were waiting to be dismissed,

(a) Who is speaking to whom ?

(i) Corporal Turnbull to the Professor
(ii) the Professor to Corporal Turnbull
(iii) the author to the Professor
(iv) the author to Corporal Turnbull

(b) Who refers to us ?

(i) the narrator and the squad
(ii) the Professor and Corporal Turnbull
(iii) the narrator and the Professor
(iv) the squad and Corporal Turnbull

(c) Which phrase is related to military in the above extract ?

(i) dismissed
(ii) fall
(iii) fall in
(iv) fallen

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Of course, it was a joke for days afterwards, a joke and joy to all of us.

(a) What does it stand for ?

(i) it stands for the order by which Private Quelch was to be selected for permanent cookhouse duties.
(ii) the thanks for the professor for giving a lesson on the grenade.
(iii) One of the trainees who was to be assigned some special duties.
(iv) the lecture given by Corporal Turnbull.

(b) Why was it a joy to all of us ?

(i) no chance for the Professor to sermonise others
(ii) no opportunity for Private Quelch to interrupt others
(iii) The author and his friends would not have to bear the Professor in vain.
(iv) all of the above

(c) Why was it a joke ?

(i) it caused amusement.
(ii) it evoked laughter.
(iii) it was a story with a funny punchline.
(iv) all of the above

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