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CBSE Notes 2011-2012 » VIII-English

A Visit to Cambridge (Firdaus Kanga)

Kanga felt guilty everytime he spoke to Hawking because

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Kanga felt guilty everytime he spoke to Hawking because

Hawking felt amused when people

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Hawking felt amused when people

A disabled person is fed up when people

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A disabled person is fed up when people

The only thing that makes you stronger is seeing somebody like you, achieving something huge. Then y...

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The only thing that makes you stronger is seeing somebody like you, achieving something huge. Then you know how much is possible and you reach out further than you ever thought you could.
1. The speaker in these lines is talking of
(a) himself (b) Stephen Hawking
(c) Hawkings assistant (d) disabled people.
2. One feels inspired and confident when one finds some one of the same or worse circumstances
(a) needing his help (h) living a decent life
(c) doing something great (d) earning much money.
3. The phrase 'reach out' means
(a) walk (b) move your hand
(c) go out (d) try to get.

Every time I shifted in my chair or turned my wrist to watch the time-I wanted to make every one of ...

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Every time I shifted in my chair or turned my wrist to watch the time-I wanted to
make every one of our thirty minutes count-I felt a huge relief and exhilaration in the
possibilities of my body. How little it mattered then that I would never walk, or even stand.
1. The writer of these lines turned his wrist to watch time because he
(a) was in a hurry (b) was getting late
(c) was not sure that his watch was keeping correct time (d) was determined to make the maximum use of the present time.
2. The last sentence shows that the author was
(a) a disabled person (b) thinking of a mishap
(c) aware that physical strength was useless (d) in love with disability,
3. The author felt relief and exhilaration because
(a) his body was strong (b) Hawking was weak
(c) he had suddenly gained strength (d) he learnt that even the disabled body coulddo a lot.

"I know what you mean." I remembered the years I'd spent trying to play a Spanish guitar considerabl...

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"I know what you mean." I remembered the years I'd spent trying to play a Spanish
guitar considerably larger than I was ; and how gleefully I had unstringed it one night.
1. The speaker of the above lines is
(a) Firdaus Kanga (b) Hawking
(c) Hawking's assistant (d) Newton.
2. 'You' in the passage refers to
(a) Firdaus Kanga (b) Hawking
(c) Hawking's assistant (d) Newton.
3. What did the speaker gleefully do ?
(a) he played on the guitar (b) he threw the guitar away
(c) he broke the strings of the guitar (d) he became quiet

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