Extract Based Questions
Read the following extracts carefully and answer the questions that follow.
Question 1 : The moon was coming up in the east, behind me, and stars were shining in the clear sky above me. there wasn’t a cloud in the sky. I was happy to be alone high up above the sleeping countryside. I was flying my old Dakota aeroplane over France back to England. I was dreaming of my holiday and looking forward to being with my family. I looked at my watch at one thirty in the morning.
I should call Paris Control soon. I thought. As I looked down past the nose of the aeroplane, I saw the lights of a big city in front of me.
i) How was the weather when the pilot started flying his aeroplane?
ii) Why was the pilot flying his old Dakota?
a) Because he had to report back to head quarter
b) Because he had to monitor the weather conditions
c) Because he was on a secret vigil against enemy
d) Because he wished to have morning breakfast with family
iii) Which word in the extract means the same as ‘land outside towns or cities’?
iv) ……………. in the extract means ‘hoping with pleasure’.
a) Coming up
b) Shining in
c) Looking forward to
d) Look at
Answer : i) b) Clear
ii) d) Because he wished to have morning breakfast with family.
iii) a) Countryside
iv) c) Looking forward to
Question 2 : Paris was about 150 kilometers behind me when I saw the clouds. Storm clouds. They were huge. They looked like black mountains standing in front of me across the sky – I knew I could not fly up and over them, and I did not have enough fuel to fly around them to the north or south.
i) What happened when the pilot was about 150 kilometers away from Paris?
a) He saw storm clouds
b) It started raining
c) He noticed a spy jet at a close distance
d) The level of fuel fell below the danger mark
ii) What does the author compare the clouds to?
a) A monster
b) Black mountains
iii) Find out the word in the extract which is similar in meaning to ‘sufficient’.
iv) What does ‘storm clouds’ means in the extract?
a) Colourful clouds
b) Foggy clouds
c) Yellow and red clouds
d) Huge and dark clouds
Answer : i) a) He saw storm clouds
ii) b) Black mountains
iii) c) Enough
iv) d) Huge and dark clouds