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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)

I listened to all this like an innocent lamb looking into the darkness. I felt as if the butcher
was sharpening his knife humming a tune and waiting to tear me into large chunks of meat,
and consoling me saying that there is a better life after death.

(a) The figure of speech used in the first sentence is a/an
(i) simile
(ii) metaphor
(iii) irony
(iv) paradox

(b) I in the above lines refers to
(i) Babuli
(ii) the elder brother
(iii) the middle brother
(iv) Babuli's wife

(c) Babuli listened to like an innocent lamb that
(i) his elder brother was a crook
(ii) they should sell their share of family
property and buy luxury items
(iii) his mother should not visit their house
(iv) he should not go to his village.

Read the following extract carefully and answer the questions that follow by. choosing the most app...

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)

I finished reading the letter. A cold sweat drenched me. I felt helpless and orphaned. A sort
of despair haunted me for a long time. Quite relentlessly, I tried to drive them away, yawning
helpless in a chair.

(a) I in the above lines is

(i) Babuli's wife
(ii) Babuli's mother
(iii) Babuli.
(iv) Babuli's elder brother.

(b) Who had written a letter to whom ?

(i) Babuli's elder brother had written a letter to Babuli.
(ii) Babuli's mother had written a letter to Babuli.
(iii) Babuli's sister-in-law had written a letter to Babuli.
(iv) Babuli had written a letter to his elder brother.

(c) Babuli felt helpless and orphaned because

(i) his mother had disowned him
(ii) his mother was on her deathbed
(iii) Babuli's father had died
(iv) a partition of their land and property was to take place

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)

In the evening when I told my wife about the partition that was to take place I found her
totally unperturbed. She just asked me "When?" as if she was all prepared and waiting for this
event to take place! "In a week's time" I said.

(a) A partition had to take place because

(i) some feud had cropped up.
(ii) the elder brother wanted to sell his share of land.
(iii) the middle brother wanted to shift to the city.
(iv) the elder brother had got a new job in the city.

(b) The wife was totally unperturbed because
(i) her mother-in-law used to beat her
(ii) her sisters-in-law had a fight with her
(iii) she disliked the village
(iv) she was money-minded

(c) This passage tells us about Babuli's wife that she

(i) was a simple woman
(ii) loved her husband a lot
(iii) was a selfless woman
(iv) was a greedy and selfish woman

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Multiple choice question

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Yet I have never been able to break those strands of complacency which have coiled around me.
I have kept quiet to prove that I am busy and preoccupied. Now she does not complain.
Probably, she understands my position.

(a) The strands of complacency the author is talking about, are that he is

(i) caught in the family feud.
(ii) very busy with his family business,
(iii) not keeping well,
(iv) busy with his family and job.

(b) The word in the passage that means a feeling of self-satisfaction, is

(i) strands.
(ii) complacency
(iii) preoccupied
(iv) probably

(c) He wants to prove that he is busy and pre-occupied because he

(i) doesn't want to call his mother at this place.
ii) doesn't want his nephews to come to his house
iii) has not written letters to his home for years and his mother has been waiting for one.
iv) dislikes his mother, elder brother and other family members in the village.

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