Extract Based Questions
Question 1 : The house – the only one in the entire valley – sat on the crest of a low hill. From this height one could see the river and the field of ripe corn dotted with the flowers that always promised a good harvest. The only thing the Earth needed was a downpour or at least a shower. Throughout the morning Lencho who knew his fields intimately had done nothing else but see the sky towards the North-East.
“Now we’re really going to get some water, woman.
“The woman who was preparing supper, replied, “Yes, God willing”.
i) Where was Lencho’s house located?
a) On the crest of low hill
b) In the entire valley
c) In the field of ripe corn
d) Towards the North-Earth
ii) What was Lencho’s wife preparing?
a) Good harvest
iii) Find the word from the extract which means ‘very closely’.
iv) What does ”crest’ mean?
a) Surface of the hill
b) Center of the hill
c) Bottom of the hill
d) Top of the hill
Answer : i) a) On the crest of low hill
ii) b) Supper
iii) c) Inimately
iv) d) Top of the hill
Question 2 : It was during the meal that, just as Lencho had predicted, big drops of rain began to fall. In the North-East huge mountains of clouds could be seen approaching. The air was fresh and sweet. The man went out for no other reason than to have the pleasure of feeling the rain on his body.
i) What could be seen approaching in the North-East?
a) The fresh air
b) Huge mountains of clouds
c) Big drops of rain
d) Herd of stray animals
ii) Why did Lencho go out?
a) To protect his ripe crops
b) To shoo away the stray animals
c) To irrigate his fields
d) To have the pleasure of feeling the rain on his body
iii) Find the word from the extract which means ‘forecasted’.
iv) What do you mean by huge mountains of clouds?
a) Very high clouds
b) Very dark clouds
c) Clouds promising heavy rains
d) Clouds making hilly pattern
Answer : i) b) Huge mountains of clouds
ii) d) To have the pleasure of feeling the rain on his body
iii) a) Predicted
iv) c) Clouds promising heavy rains
Question 3 : With a satisfied expression he regarded the field of ripe corn with its flowers, draped in curtain of rain. But suddenly a strong wind began to blow and along with the rain very large hailstones began to fall. These truly did resemble new silver coins. The boys, exposing themselves to the rain, ran out to collect the frozen pearls.
i) What happened to the rain suddenly?
a) It stopped
b) It turned into acid rain
c) It changed into hailstones
d) It started raining more heavily
ii) What did hailstones resemble in the extract?
a) Silver coins
d) Snow peaks
iii) Find a word in the given extract which means the same as ‘contented’.
iv) What does the word ‘exposing’ mean in the extract?
b) Coming out in open
Answer : i) c) It changed into hailstones
ii) a) Silver coins
iii) d) Satisfied
iv) b) Coming out in open
Question 4 : Not a leaf remained on the trees. the corn was totally destroyed. The flowers were gone from the plants. Lencho’s soul was filled with sadness. When the storm had passed, he stood in the middle of the filed and said to his sons, “A plague of locusts would have left more than this. The hail has left nothing”.
i) What happened to the crop when the storm had passed?
a) It blossomed
b) It remained as it was
c) It grew to produce more seeds
d) The corn was totally destroyed
ii) What was the status of leaves after the storm?
a) They turned green
b) They turned pale
c) They were detached from the trees
d) They dried up
iii) Describe Lencho’s feelings as shown in the extract.
a) He was elated
b) He was very sad
c) He was angry
d) He was charged up
iv) Find the opposite of ‘destroyed’ from the passage.
Answer : i) d) The corn was totally destroyed
ii) c) They were detached from the trees
iii) b) He was very sad
iv) a) Restored
Question 5 : “That’s what they say: no one dies of hunger.” All through the night, Lencho thought only of his one hope: the help of God, whose eyes, as he had been instructed, see everything, even what is deep in one’s conscience. Lencho was an ox of a man, working like an animal in the fields, but still he knew how to write.
i) What was Lencho’s only hope?
a) The help of God
b) The help of the government
c) Flourishing of his another of his another crop
d) His family’s support
ii) Despite being a farmer what did Lencho know?
a) How to please God
b) How to write
c) How to talk
d) How to die
iii) How did Lencho work in the field?
a) Like a farmer
b) Like a businessman
c) As hard as an animal
d) As comfortably as the rich
iv) What does that word ‘conscience’ in the extract mean?
d) Moral sense
Answer : i) a) The help of God
ii) b) How to write
iii) c) As hard as an animal
iv) d) Moral sense