Extract Based Questions
Read the following extracts carefully and choose the correct option.
Question 1 : When I casually mentioned this to a friend, he as casually replied that I had better get on in the Tigris marshes, for there they were as common as mosquitoes, and were often tames by the Arabs. We were going to Basra to the Consulate-General to collect and answer our mail from Europe. At the Consulate-General we found that my friend’s mail had arrived but that mine had not.
i) What does ‘they’ refer to in the extract?
a) The otters
c) Consulate General
ii) Where were they going to get the otter?
b) Tigris Marshes
iii) What did the author find at the Consulate General?
a) That they were often tamed by Arabs
b) That his friend’s mail had not arrives
c) That his mail had not arrives
d) That they were as common as mosquitoes
iv) …….in the extract means ‘domesticated’.
Answer : i) a) The otters
ii) b) Found
Question 2 : Mijbil, as I called the otter, was , in fact, of a race previously unknown to science, and was at length christened by zoologists Lutrogale Perspicillata Maxwelli, or Maxwell’s otter. For the first twenty-four hours Mijbil was neither hostile nor friendly; he was simply aloof and indifferent, choosing to sleep on the floor as far from my bed as possible.
i) Who was Mijbil?
a) Name of the otter brought by Maxwell
c) A hostile creature
d) A friend of Maxwell
ii) How did the author behave for the first twenty four hours?
c) Neither hostile nor friendly
d) Both hostile and friendly
iii) Why is the otter called Maxwell’s otter?
a) Maxwell had designed it
b) He was christened by zoologist LP Maxwelli
c) Maxwell had produced it
d) Maxwell had created it
iv)…….in the extract means ‘having no particular interest’.
Answer : i) a) Name of the otter brought by Maxwell
ii) c) Neither hostile nor friendly
iii) b) He was christened by zoologist LP Maxwelli
iv) d) Indifferent