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CBSE Notes 2011-2012 » VIII-English

A Short Monsoon Diary (Ruskin Bond)

The sound of the falling rain on tin roof

Multiple choice question

The sound of the falling rain on tin roof

The blackest cloud I've ever seen squatted over Mussoorie, and then it hailed marbles for half an ho...

Multiple choice question

The blackest cloud I've ever seen squatted over Mussoorie, and then it hailed marbles
for half an hour. Nothing like a hailstorm to clear the sky. Even as I write, I see a
rainbow forming.
1. The author is describing a scene on hills in the season of
(a) coming of winter (b) end of winter
(c) monsoon (d) summer.
2. The phrase hailed marbles' indicates
(a) threw pieces of marbles (b) a hailstorm
(c) rain (d) heat.
3. According to the author, a hailstorm
(a) makes the clouds disappear
(c) is good for the farmers
(b) is good for us
(d) gives rise to a rainbow.

Through the mist Bijju is calling to his sister, I can hear him running about on the hillside but I ...

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Through the mist Bijju is calling to his sister, I can hear him running about on the
hillside but I cannot see him.
1. The scene being described here is
(a) the first day of monsoon (b) the last day of monsoon
(c) an ordinary day on the hills (d) a winter day.
2. The author cannot see Bijju because
(a) he is not in the line of his eyes (b) it is misty
(c) it is night (d) he is blind.
3. The passage is written by
(a) Satyajit Ray (b) Rabindranath Tagore
(c) Nathanial Howthorne (d) Ruskin Bond

In the evening it attacked one of Bijju's cows but fled at the approach of Bijju's mother, who came ...

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In the evening it attacked one of Bijju's cows but fled at the approach of Bijju's mother,
who came screaming imprecations.
As for the leeches, I shall soon get used to a little bloodletting every day.
1.'It' in the first line refers to
(a) leeches (b) Bijju
(c) a leopard (d) a cow.
2. The author talks of bloodletting because of
(a) the tiger (b) the leeches
(c) the cow (d) the leopard.
3. The phrase 'screaming imprecations' means
(a) weeping bitterly (b) shouting loudly
(c) calling people (d) crying curses.

It is a good sound to read by-the rain outside, the quiet within-and, although tin roofs are given t...

Multiple choice question

It is a good sound to read by-the rain outside, the quiet within-and, although tin
roofs are given to springing unaccountable leaks, there is a feeling of being untouched
by, and yet in touch with, the rain.
1. Here, the author is praising
(a) tin roofs (b) rain
(c) springing (d) leaks.
2. The 'good sound' is produced by
(a) rain onfy (b) tin roofs only
(c) rain and tin roofs (d) rain and leaks.
3. The word 'springing' here means
(a) jumping (b) creating
(c) a season (d) finishing.

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