Extra Questions

Extract Based Questions

Read the following extracts carefully and choose the correct option

Question 1 : 

Don’t bit your nails. Amanda!

Don’t hunch your shoulders, Amanda!

Stop that slouching and sit up straight,


i) Who is giving instructions to Amanda!

a) Teacher

b) Grandmother

c) Mother

d) Father

ii) What does Amanda do to her shoulders?

a) Stretches

b) Hunches

c) Keep them loose

d) None of these

iii) What is Amanda’s sitting posture?

a) Sitting straight

b) Bending on the chair

c) Slouching

d) Not sitting at all

iv) What is the literary device used in the third line?

a) Metaphor

b) Alliteration

c) Personification

d) Simile

Answer : i) c) Mother

ii) b) Hunches

iii) c) Slouching

iv) b) Alliteration

Question 2 : 

(There is a languid, emerald sea,

where the sole inhabitant is me-

a mermaid, drifting blissfully.)

i) Who do these lines refer to?

a) Amanda

b) Mermaid

c) Amanda’s sister

d) None of these

ii) Why is this stanza given within brackets?

a) to show inner thoughts of mother

b) day dreaming by Amanda

c) to show the contrast

d) Both (b) and (c)

iii) Give the word from the stanza which means “free flowing act of going with motion and force”.

a) languid

b) Blissfully

c) Drifting

d) Emerald

iv) Why does Amanda want to be sole inhabitant of sea?

a) Away from noise

b) Away from mother

c) Away from this noisy and disturbing atmosphere

d) Away from everyone

Answer : i) a) Amanda

ii) d) Both (b) and (c)

iii) c) Drifting

iv) c) Away from this noisy and disturbing atmosphere