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The Tribute

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Where is the heart gone ? Where are those days ? Where has that spontaneity of feelings gone ?
I just can't understand how a stranger could all of a sudden become so intimate, only sharing
a little warmth by giving a silent promise of keeping close.

(a) The days Babuli is talking about are

(i) when he used to visit his village regularly
(ii) when he used to enjoy with his friends
(iii) when he was in college
(iv) when he initially came to the city

(b) The feeling the author is talking about is the

(i) feeling of hatred for his family
(ii) feeling of love and affection for his family
(iii) ill-feeling for his friends with whom he had a fight
(iv) feeling of selfless service for society

(c) The stranger here refers to Babuli's

(i) friends in the city
(ii) friends in the village
(iii) uncle whom he had seen for the first time
(iv) wife who was a stranger initially but is now very close to him

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

Multiple choice question

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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

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Multiple choice question

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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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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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