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Read the extracts and answer the questions that follow by choosing the option you consider the most appropriate.
Ques 1. ‘Her stories usually dealt with complex psychological problems in the lives of ordinary people and were always very interesting.’
(a) Who is ‘her’ referred to?
(iv) None of the above
(b) What was the person referred to here, by profession?
(iii) Social Worker
(c) How many years ago did the person referred to here, die?
(i) Ten years
(ii) Thirty years
(iii) Forty years
(iv) Sixty years
Ques 2.“Many times, I rubbed my hands over the pages wishing they could understand what was written.” [CBSE 2010 (Term 1)]
(a) The ‘I’ in the above lines refers to :
(i) Sudha Murthy
(b) The ‘pages’ were of a :
(i) Kannada Newspaper
(iii) Novel ‘Kashi Yatre’
(iv) Weekly magazine ‘Karmveera’
(c) “Rubbing my hands over the pages” suggests the speakers:
(iii) deep yearning
Ques 3. “Later, she could repeat the entire text by heart.” [CBSE 2010 (Term 1)]
(a) ‘She’ is referred to :
(i) Sudha Murthy
(ii) Sudha Murthy’s classmate
(iii) Sudha Murthy’s grandmother
(iv) Sudha Murthy’s neighbour
(b) The ‘text’ is referred to :
(i) Holy scriptures
(iv) The story of the episode
(c) The speaker intends to :
(i) highlight memory of the girl.
(ii) highlight memory of the grandmother.
(iii) say that girl was so fascinated with the episodes of the novel.
(iv) tell that grandmother was very much fascinated with the episodes of the novel.
Ques 4. “I knew my student had passed with flying colours.” [CBSE 2010 (Term 1)]
(a) 'my student' refers to :
(b) The student has passed in :
(i) Flying colours
(c) I knew that my student has passed when she :
(i) Could read on her own
(ii) Could write on her own
(iii) Paid the fee
(iv) Stopped the classes
Ques 5. “I have decided I want to learn the Kannada alphabet from tomorrow onwards. I will work very hard.” [CBSE 2010 (Term 1)]
(a) The speaker wants to learn Kannada alphabet______
(i) To be able to read a novel on her own
(ii) To be able to write a novel on her own
(iii) To be able to teach others.
(iv) As the speaker can read other languages fluently but not Kannada.
(b) The above statement reveals that the speaker is______
(c) At the time of speaking these lines she was______
(i) 61 years old
(ii) 62 years old
(iii) 63 years old
(iv) 64 years old
Ques 6. “I will work harder than anybody but I will do it.”
(a) The speaker has decided to learn :
(i) to walk
(ii) to speak Hindi
(iii) to read
(iv) to act
(b) The speaker is addressing :
(ii) Marcy Hooper
(iii) Sudha Murthy
(c) From the line, the speaker’s ____ is reflected :