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Multiple Choice Questions of The Man Who Knew Too Much Class 9th


Read the extracts and answer the questions that follow by choosing the option you consider the most appropriate.

1. ‘The Sergeant asked, “You had any training before?”

(a) Who is ‘You’ referred to here?

(i) The author

(ii) Quelch

(iii) The Corporal

(iv) The cook

(b) Why did the sergeant ask this question?

(i) He was impressed

(ii) He was furious

(iii) He felt interrupted

(iv) He wanted to know the name of the training institute

(c) In reply, the person

(i) boasted of his intelligent reading

(ii) kept quiet
(iii) told the name of the training institute

(iv) gave the credit of his knowledge to the sergeant

Ans : (a) (ii) (b) (iii) (c) (i)

2. ‘His salute at the pay table was a model to behold. ’

(a) Who is ‘his’ referred to here?

(i) The Corporal

(ii) The Sergeant

(iii) Author’s friend ‘Trower’

(iv) Professor

(b) What is the tone of the writer here?

(i) Sarcastic (ii) Sympathetic

(iii) Appreciative (iv) Fearful

(c) What would he do when he saw the officers?

(i) He would stop to let them pass

(ii) He would bow before them

(iii) He would look down upon them

(iv) He would swing his skinny arms and march to the canteen like a guardsman

Ans : (a) (iv) (b) (i) (c) (iv)

3. ‘The squad listened in a cowed, horrified kind of silence. ’

(a) To whom was the squad listening?

(i) The Corporal (ii) Quelch

(iii) The writer (iv) The sergeant

(b) What was the person giving the lecture on?

(i) The war (ii) A worrying incident

(iii) Hand grenade (iv) A natural calamity

(c) Why was the squad ‘horrified’?

(i) They were shocked at the rudeness of the Professor

(ii) They could not understand the lecture

(iii) The lecture was too boring

(iv) The squad was afraid of punishment

Ans : (a) (ii) (b) (iii) (c) (i)
4. ‘Through the open door, we could see the three cooks standing against the wall as if at bay. ’

(a) Who is ‘we’ referred to?

(i) The Squad

(ii) The Writer and Trower

(iii) The Sergeant and the Writer

(iv) The Writer and the Corporal

(b) What is meant by ‘at bay’?

(i) Trapped and Cornered

(ii) To shout at someone

(iii) To learn something

(iv) To delay work

(c) Who was sermonizing the three cooks?

(i) The Corporal

(ii) The Canteen in charge

(iii) The Professor

(iv) The Sergeant

Ans : (a) (ii) (b) (i) (c) (iii)


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