Extract Based Questions

Read the following extract carefully and choose the correct option.

Question 1 : MARGIE even wrote about it that night in her diary. On the page headed 17th May, 2157, she wrote, “Today Tommy found a real book!”

It was a very old book. Margie’s grandfather once said that when he was a little boy his grandfather told him that there was a time when all stories were printed on paper.

They turned the pages, which were yellow and crinkly, and it was awfully funny to read words that stood still instead of moving the way they were supposed to . on a screen , you know. And when they turned back to the page before, it had the same words on it that it had when they read it the first time.

i) What strange thing did Margie find one day?

a) A new computer

b) A newspaper

c) A book with fixed words

d) A new game

ii) How is the old book different from E-book?

a) Cannot be read on computer

b) Has non-moving /fixed words

c) It plays music

d) Has pictures in it

iii) Which word in the passage means the same as humorous?

a) Read

b) Funny

c) Awful

d) Wrinkled

iv) How long ago were the old schools around?

a) Centuries ago

b) Fifty years ago

c) Thousands of years ago

d) Ten years ago

Answer : i) c) A book with fixed words

ii) b) Has non-moving/fixed words

iii) b) Funny

iv) a) Centuries ago

Question 2 : ‘Gee’, said Tommy, “what a waste. When you’re through with the book, you just throw it away, I guess. Our television scree must have had a million books on it and it’s good for plenty more. I wouldn’t throw it away.”

“Same with mine”,  said Margie. She was eleven and hadn’t seen as many telebooks as Tommy had. He was thirteen.

She said “Where did you find it?”

“In my house.” He pointed without looking because he was busy reading. “In the attic.”

“What’s it about?”


i) Tommy calls this old book a waste because

a) it could not be stored

b) it was costly

c) pages could not be turned

d) did not teach anything

ii) The old book was about

a) movies

b) paintings

c) school

d) house

iii) Which word in the passage is antonym of ‘less’?

a) Million

b) Slight

c) Plenty of

d) Deficient

iv) What is a telebook?

a) It is made of pages

b) Full of printed words

c) Book on screen

d) Book on cartoons

Answer : i) a) it could not be stored

ii) c) school

iii) c) plenty of

iv) c) Book on screen