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Q.1. Read the extract given below and answer the questions
“Now on planes when the food is delivered, my wife says: “Take the lids off the food for Daddy” or “Put your hoods up, children. Daddy's about to cut his meat”. Of course, this is only when I am flying with my family. When I am on my own, I don’t eat, drink or lean over to tie my shoelaces, and never put a pen anywhere near my mouth.”

(i) Why does the author’s wife says like that?
(ii) Why don’t author eat, drink or tie his shoes when he is alone?
(iii) Do you think that the author is really accidental natured?
(iv) Name the story and the author.

Q.2. What strange does the author do on his trip to England?

Q.3. Why does the author watch helplessly as his arm like some prop in The Undead Limb?

Q.4. What happened to the author’s finger during his tour to England?

Q.5. Describe the incident when the author went en famille on a big trip.

Q.6. Read the extract given below and answer the questions
“I watched dumbstruck as a hundred carefully sorted documents came raining down in a fluttery cascade, coins bounced to a variety of noisy oblivions and the now-lidless tin of tobacco rolled crazily across the concourse disgorging its contents as it went”.

(i) Who is ‘I’ in the given extract?
(ii) What made all the things fell down?
(iii) What is the meaning of ‘concourse’?
(iv) When did this incident took place?

Q.7. “I am constantly filled with wonder at the number of things that other people do without any evident difficulty that are pretty much beyond me.” Why does Bill Bryson say this?

Q.8. How does the author make his teeth and gums navy blue?

Q.9. What was the worst experience for author?

Q.10. What catastrophes does the author has to face while travelling?

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