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CBSE Notes 2011-2012 » VIII-English

Bepin Choudhury's Lapse of Memory

The man who talked to Bepin Babu at Kalicharan's was

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The man who talked to Bepin Babu at Kalicharan's was

But where was the need for proof? He himself was fully aware that he hadn't been to Ranchi-and that ...

Multiple choice question

But where was the need for proof? He himself was fully aware that he hadn't been to Ranchi-and that was that.
The river breeze was bracing, and yet a slight discomfort lingered in Bepin Babu's mind.
1. There was no need for proof because :
(a) he knew the truth (b) he had no doubt
(c) he hadn't been to Ranchi (d) he was sure.
2. What caused the slight discomfort in Bepin Babu's mind ?
(a) the breeze (b) the stranger
(c) Mukerji (d) Chuni Babu.
3. The word discomfort means the same as
(a) comfort (b) disillusion
(c) restlessness (d) dismay

Just before lunch Bepin Babu decided to ring up Dinesh Mukerji. It was better to settle the question...

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Just before lunch Bepin Babu decided to ring up Dinesh Mukerji. It was better to
settle the question over the phone ; at least the embarrassment on his face wouldn't show.
1. Dinesh Mukerji was
(a) Bepin Babu's friend (b) an accomplice of Chuni Babu
(c) a stranger to Bepin Babu (d) a doctor.
2. Bepin Babu decided to ring up Dinesh Mukerji because
(a) he trusted Dinesh Mukerji (b) Dinesh Mukerji was truthful
(c) the stranger had said that Dinesh was with him
(d) none of the above,
3. The word 'embarrassment' means the same as
(a) nervousness (b) surprise
(c) anger (d) peace.

Bepin Babu slammed the receiver down and gripped his head with his hands. He felt his head swimming....

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Bepin Babu slammed the receiver down and gripped his head with his hands. He felt
his head swimming. A chill seemed to spread over his body. There were sandwiches in his tiffin box, but he didn't eat them. He had lost his appetite.
1. Bepin Babu was in a state of
(a) excitement (b) anger
(c) embarrassment (d) depression.
2. Bepin Babu had lost his appetite because
(a) he was old (b) there was some physical problem
(c) he was very upset (d) he was full of fear.
3. The word 'slammed', here means the same as
(a) shut (b) put
(c) shook (d) threw.

"I don't suppose you recognise me." "Have we met before ?" asked Bepin Babu. The man looked greatly ...

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"I don't suppose you recognise me."
"Have we met before ?" asked Bepin Babu.
The man looked greatly surprised. "We met every day for a whole week. I arranged for a car to take you to the Hudroo falls.
1.'I' in the first sentence refers to
(a) Bepin Babu (b) an actor
(c) Dinesh Mukerji (d) Chuni Babu.
2. Hudroo falls are in
(a) Kolcutta (b) Mumbai
(c) Ranchi (d) Delhi.
3. The man looked surprised because
(a) he was acting to convince Bepin Babu
(b) he was really surprised
(c) he felt he was being cheated (d) he thought Bepin Babu was lying.

"What are you saying, Mr Choudhury ? You had a fall in Hudroo and cut your right knee. I brought you...

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"What are you saying, Mr Choudhury ? You had a fall in Hudroo and cut your right
knee. I brought you iodine. I had fixed up a car for you to go to Netarhat the next day,
but you couldn't because of the pain in the knee. Can't you recall anything ? Someone
else you know was also in Ranchi at that time. Mr Dinesh Mukerji.
1. Who is the speaker of these lines ?
(a) Bepin Babu (b) Chuni Babu
(c) an actor (d) the narrator
2. Mr Dinesh Mukerji was
(a) an actor (b) Bepin Babu's friend
(c) an accomplice of Chuni Babu (d) a doctor.
3. He was not able to recall anything because
(a) he had never been to Ranchi (b) he had a lapse of memory
(c) he was pretending (d) he was lying

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