Extra Questions

Extract Based Questions

Question 1: “You look a bit of a wrestler yourself.” I said.  A little flattery helps in making friends.

(i) Who was the speaker?

(a) Hari Singh

(b) Anil

(c) Suresh

(d) Someone in the crowd

(ii) Why did the speaker want to be friends with the listener?

(a) Because he wanted a favour from him

(b) Because he wanted to teach him a lesson

(c) Because he wanted to rob the listener

(d) Because he was impressed by the qualities of the listener

(iii) Which word from the extract is the opposite of ‘criticism’?

(a) Flattery

(b) Bit

(c) Making

(d) Friends

(iv) Which part of speech is the word ‘yourself’ in the extract?

(a) Noun

(b) Pronoun

(c) Adverb

(d) Adjective

Answer: (i) (a) Hari Singh

(ii) (c) Because he wanted to rob the listener

(iii) (a) Flattery

(iv) (b) Pronoun

Question 2: Well, It’s time I did some real work. I told myself ; I’m out of practice.

(i) The ‘real work’ in the extract refer to?

(a) Stealing

(b) Fishing

(c) Sleeping

(d) making friends

(ii) Why does the speaker say ‘I’m out of practice

(a) Because he had not gone to fishing recently

(b) Because he had not robbed anyone recently

(c) Because he was injured

(d) Because he was on leave

(iii) Select the synonyms of the word ‘practice’ as used in the extract

(a) Habit

(b) Enthusiasm

(c) Perceive

(d) Solace

(iv) The word ‘real’ in the extract is a/an

(a) Noun

(b) Adjective

(c) Verb

(d) Adverb

Answer: (i) (a) Stealing

(ii) (b) Because he had not robbed anyone recently

(iii) (a) Habit

(iv) (b) Adjective

Question 3: When the train had gone,, I found myself standing alone on the deserted platform. I had no idea where to spend the night. I had no friends.

(i) The speaker was standing alone on the platform because

(a) he wanted to be left alone

(b) he has reached the wrong station

(c) the train had just left

(d) the train had got cancelled

(ii) Why did the speaker not have any friend?

(a) Because nobody liked him

(b) Because he was a thief

(c) Because he was old

(d) Because he though that friends were more trouble than help

(iii) Which word in the extract is the opposite of ‘crowded’?

(a) Alone

(b) Deserted

(c) Idea

(d) Real

(iv) The word ‘myself’ in the extract is a

(a) Pronoun

(b) Verb

(c) Noun

(d) Adverb

Answer: (i) (c) the train had just left

(ii) (d) Because he though that friends were more trouble than help

(iii) (b) Deserted

(iv) (a) Pronoun

Question 4: He knew. But neither his lip nor his eyes showed anything.

(i) Who is ‘he’ in the extract?

(a) Anil

(b) Hari Singh

(c) Sunil

(d) Bharat

(ii) What did ‘he’ know?

(a) He knew about the train timings

(b) He knew that he had to work hard

(c) He knew that his money had been stolen

(d) He knew that life is tough

(iii) Which word in the extract means the same as ‘reveal’?

(a) Knew

(b) Showed

(c) Trace

(d) Neither

(iv) The word ‘but’ in the extract is a

(a) Conjunction

(b) Preposition

(c) Adverb

(d) Noun

Answer: (i) (a) Anil

(ii) (c) He knew that his money had been stolen

(iii) (b) Showed

(iv) (a) Conjunction