Read the following extracts and choose the correct option.
1. At one time Patol Babu had a real passion for the stage, in fact, it verged on obsession.
(i) Patol Babu during his earlier years had been
(a) a singer
(b) a theatre artist
(c) in street plays
(d) in movies
(ii) He was obsessed because :
(a) he always talked about it
(b) he kept trying to get more and more roles
(c) he worked without money
(d) he kept repeating many dialogues
(iii) Patol Babu was by nature :
(a) an artist
(b) a lyric writer
(c) a perfectionist
2. ‘‘Fine, I wouldn’t have come to you for just a walk-on part’’.
(i) The speaker is
(a) Patol Babu
(b) Patol’s wife
(c) Naresh Dutt
(d) Baren Mullick
(ii) The speaker proves to be ______ what he says.
(a) a cheater
(b) a crook
(iii) The result of this on Patol Babu was:
(b) very demoralizing
3. The heat was stifling. The Jacket weighed a ton. Patol Babu couldn’t keep standing in one spot anymore, his legs felt heavy.
(i) Patol Babu’s condition became bad because :
(a) it was very hot
(b) he had no place to stand
(c) there was so much crowd
(d) he felt depressed
(ii) The reason for the Patol Babu’s condition was :
(a) he was made to wait for a long time
(b) he was treated badly
(c) he had to speak just one word
(d) he wasn’t paid
(iii) Patol Babu had not expected this to happen because of :
(a) his expectations
(b) Naresh Dutt’s assurances
(c) his wife’s jibes
(d) the director’s orders
4. Patol Babu felt that he could write a whole thesis on that one monosyllabic exclamation.
(i) Patol Babu rehearsed
(a) his actions
(b) the hero’s dialogues
(c) the exclamation ‘Oh!’.
(d) his songs
(ii) By writing a thesis, it is meant that :
(a) Patol Babu was a scholar
(b) he was going to the library
(c) he could guide others
(d) he became an expert
(iii) Patol Babu did this because he believed :
(a) one must practice hard for whatever one does
(b) one must discuss with others
(c) one must ask for money
(d) one must never make any commitment
5. What were twenty rupees when measured against the intense satisfaction of a small job done with perfection and dedication.
(i) Twenty rupees was the amount meant for :
(b) payment for his role
(d) hiring him
(ii) The above sentence reveals that Patol Babu was
(a) an accountant
(b) very emotional and passionate about his work
(d) not foresighted
(iii) Patol Babu didn’t collect the money because he felt :
(a) he felt the money was too less
(b) no money could compensate for his commitment
(c) no one was giving him any attention
(d) they should deliver the money home.
6. Counting your chickens before they are hatched, are you? No wonder you could never make a go of it. [C.B.S.E. 2012 (T-2)]
(i) Who is the speaker?
(a) Patol Babu
(b) Patol Babu’s wife
(c) Naresh Dutt
(d) Chanchal Kumar
(ii) What topic was being discussed?
(a) a role in the shoot
(c) writing books
(d) none of the above
(iii) “make a go of it” means
(a) to act hard
(b) to fail
(c) become successful
(d) to cheat
7. Ten minutes later Naresh Dutt went looking for Patol Babu near the pan shop and found that he was not there. “That’s odd- the man hadn’t been paid yet. What a strange fellow!
(i) Where had Patol Babu gone?
(a) to his guru Mr. Pakrashi’s place
(b) to Karali Babu’s house for Kali puja
(c) back to his home.
(d) for the shooting of his TV serial
(ii) Why was Naresh Dutt looking for Patol Babu?
(a) He wanted him to know that everybody liked his performance.
(b) He wanted to give him his payment.
(c) He wanted him to meet the director of the movie.
(d) He wanted him to reshoot.
(iii) What does the incident tell us about Patol Babu?
(a) that he was an eccentric man
(b) that he was a busy man
(c) that satisfaction mattered more to him than money
(d) that he was a good actor