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Test: Evans Tries an O-Level- Extract Based Type Questions- 1 - Question 1

Read the given extracts and answer the questions that follow:

“They ’re not — they don’t honestly think I’m goin’ to try to — ”

“They’re taking no chances, Evans. nobody in his senses would take any chance with you.”

“Who’s goin’ to listen in?”

“I’ll tell you who’s going to listen in, laddy. It’s the Governor himself, see? He don’t trust you a bloody inch — and nor do I. I’ll be watching you like a hawk, Evans, so keep your nose clean. Clear?”

He walked towards the door. Evans nodded. He’d already thought of that, and number two handkerchief was lying ready on the bunk — a neatly folded square of off-white linen.

“Just one more thing, Einstein.”

“Ya? Wha’s ‘at?”

“Good luck, old son.”

Q. “Nobody in his senses would take any chance with you”. Why not?

Detailed Solution for Test: Evans Tries an O-Level- Extract Based Type Questions- 1 - Question 1
It depicts how the criminals are one step ahead of the jail authorities. All precautions have been made by the Governor of Oxford Prison to see that the O-Level German examination, held in prison for the prisoner Evans, does not provide him means to escape. The examination passes off peacefully.
Test: Evans Tries an O-Level- Extract Based Type Questions- 1 - Question 2

Read the given extracts and answer the questions that follow:

“They ’re not — they don’t honestly think I’m goin’ to try to — ”

“They’re taking no chances, Evans. nobody in his senses would take any chance with you.”

“Who’s goin’ to listen in?”

“I’ll tell you who’s going to listen in, laddy. It’s the Governor himself, see? He don’t trust you a bloody inch — and nor do I. I’ll be watching you like a hawk, Evans, so keep your nose clean. Clear?”

He walked towards the door. Evans nodded. He’d already thought of that, and number two handkerchief was lying ready on the bunk — a neatly folded square of off-white linen.

“Just one more thing, Einstein.”

“Ya? Wha’s ‘at?”

“Good luck, old son.”

Q. The above extract employs several idiomatic expressions. Which of the following is not an idiom?

Detailed Solution for Test: Evans Tries an O-Level- Extract Based Type Questions- 1 - Question 2
To be ready on the bunk is not an idiom.
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Test: Evans Tries an O-Level- Extract Based Type Questions- 1 - Question 3

Read the given extracts and answer the questions that follow:

“They ’re not — they don’t honestly think I’m goin’ to try to — ”

“They’re taking no chances, Evans. nobody in his senses would take any chance with you.”

“Who’s goin’ to listen in?”

“I’ll tell you who’s going to listen in, laddy. It’s the Governor himself, see? He don’t trust you a bloody inch — and nor do I. I’ll be watching you like a hawk, Evans, so keep your nose clean. Clear?”

He walked towards the door. Evans nodded. He’d already thought of that, and number two handkerchief was lying ready on the bunk — a neatly folded square of off-white linen.

“Just one more thing, Einstein.”

“Ya? Wha’s ‘at?”

“Good luck, old son.”

Q. Which of the following qualities of Jackson do NOT come through in the given extract?

Detailed Solution for Test: Evans Tries an O-Level- Extract Based Type Questions- 1 - Question 3
Gullible is the qualities of Jackson do not come through in the given extract
Test: Evans Tries an O-Level- Extract Based Type Questions- 1 - Question 4

Read the given extracts and answer the questions that follow:

“They ’re not — they don’t honestly think I’m goin’ to try to — ”

“They’re taking no chances, Evans. nobody in his senses would take any chance with you.”

“Who’s goin’ to listen in?”

“I’ll tell you who’s going to listen in, laddy. It’s the Governor himself, see? He don’t trust you a bloody inch — and nor do I. I’ll be watching you like a hawk, Evans, so keep your nose clean. Clear?”

He walked towards the door. Evans nodded. He’d already thought of that, and number two handkerchief was lying ready on the bunk — a neatly folded square of off-white linen.

“Just one more thing, Einstein.”

“Ya? Wha’s ‘at?”

“Good luck, old son.”

Q. In the given extract, “Einstein” is meant as a ___________.

Detailed Solution for Test: Evans Tries an O-Level- Extract Based Type Questions- 1 - Question 4
“Einstein” is meant as a taunt.
Test: Evans Tries an O-Level- Extract Based Type Questions- 1 - Question 5

“Perhaps you won’t be with us next September, Evans.”

James Roderick Evans appeared to ponder the Governor’s words deeply. “no. P’r’aps I won’t,” he said.

As the prison van turned right from Chipping norton on to the Oxford road, the hitherto silent prison officer unlocked the handcuffs and leaned forward towards the driver, “For Christ’s sake get a move on! It won’t take ‘em long to find out —’

“Where do ye suggest we make for?” asked the driver, in a broad Scots accent.

“What about newbury?” suggested Evans.

Q. A ‘broad accent’ is that which is _________.

Detailed Solution for Test: Evans Tries an O-Level- Extract Based Type Questions- 1 - Question 5
A ‘broad accent’ is that which is associated with the traditional speech of the local people
Test: Evans Tries an O-Level- Extract Based Type Questions- 1 - Question 6

“Perhaps you won’t be with us next September, Evans.”

James Roderick Evans appeared to ponder the Governor’s words deeply. “no. P’r’aps I won’t,” he said.

As the prison van turned right from Chipping norton on to the Oxford road, the hitherto silent prison officer unlocked the handcuffs and leaned forward towards the driver, “For Christ’s sake get a move on! It won’t take ‘em long to find out —’

“Where do ye suggest we make for?” asked the driver, in a broad Scots accent.

“What about newbury?” suggested Evans.

Q. Choose the option that completes the given analogy.

Silent : Loud :: Ponder : __________

Detailed Solution for Test: Evans Tries an O-Level- Extract Based Type Questions- 1 - Question 6
Here we use opposite words pattern So, Opposite of ponder is Overlook.
Test: Evans Tries an O-Level- Extract Based Type Questions- 1 - Question 7

“Perhaps you won’t be with us next September, Evans.”

James Roderick Evans appeared to ponder the Governor’s words deeply. “no. P’r’aps I won’t,” he said.

As the prison van turned right from Chipping norton on to the Oxford road, the hitherto silent prison officer unlocked the handcuffs and leaned forward towards the driver, “For Christ’s sake get a move on! It won’t take ‘em long to find out —’

“Where do ye suggest we make for?” asked the driver, in a broad Scots accent.

“What about newbury?” suggested Evans.

Q. How would you describe Evans in the above extract?

Detailed Solution for Test: Evans Tries an O-Level- Extract Based Type Questions- 1 - Question 7
The Governor described Evans as a pleasant sort of person who was good at imitating people to the Secretary , Examination Board. He also mentioned that he was a congenital kleptomaniac and had no record of violence.
Test: Evans Tries an O-Level- Extract Based Type Questions- 1 - Question 8

“Perhaps you won’t be with us next September, Evans.”

James Roderick Evans appeared to ponder the Governor’s words deeply. “no. P’r’aps I won’t,” he said.

As the prison van turned right from Chipping norton on to the Oxford road, the hitherto silent prison officer unlocked the handcuffs and leaned forward towards the driver, “For Christ’s sake get a move on! It won’t take ‘em long to find out —’

“Where do ye suggest we make for?” asked the driver, in a broad Scots accent.

“What about newbury?” suggested Evans.

Q. Evans suggested Newbury because ___________

Detailed Solution for Test: Evans Tries an O-Level- Extract Based Type Questions- 1 - Question 8
Evans chose to go to Newbury because it had been a decoy in his initial plan of escape, used as a ruse to hide his actual location. His second escape led him to think that having already used Newbury as a decoy, the police would think that Evans would not use the same location once again.
Test: Evans Tries an O-Level- Extract Based Type Questions- 1 - Question 9

“It’s a slightly unusual request, Governor, but I don’t see why we shouldn’t try to help. Just the one fellow, you say?”

Q. Who made a slightly unusual request?

Detailed Solution for Test: Evans Tries an O-Level- Extract Based Type Questions- 1 - Question 9
The Governor made quite an unusual request to the Secretary of the Examinations Board. He wanted a prisoner, Evans, to be examined in the prison in his cell. The Board granted permission for conducting the examination in Evan's prison cell.
Test: Evans Tries an O-Level- Extract Based Type Questions- 1 - Question 10

“It’s a slightly unusual request, Governor, but I don’t see why we shouldn’t try to help. Just the one fellow, you say?”

Q. Why did Evans select German only for his O-level examination?

Detailed Solution for Test: Evans Tries an O-Level- Extract Based Type Questions- 1 - Question 10
Evans is a rather quiet and non-violent person. He has a great presence of mind and is admired for his quick-witted intelligence. He wanted to sit for the O-Level German examination because he was very keen to improve his academic qualification.
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