Extract Based Questions
Read the following extracts carefully and choose the correct option.
Question 1 : Today, Monday, Wanda Petronski was not in her seat. But nobody, not even Peggy and Maddie, the girls who started all the fun, noticed her absence. Usually Wanda sat in the seat next to the last seat in the last row in room Thirteen. She sat in the corner of the room where the rough boys who did not make good marks sat, the corner of the room where there was most scuffling of feet, most roars of laughter when anything funny was said, and most mud and dirt on the floor. Wanda did not sit there because she was rough and noisy. On the contrary, she was very quiet and rarely said anything at all. And nobody had ever heard her laugh out loud. Sometimes she twisted her mouth into a crooked sort of smile, but that was all.
i) Who did not notice Wanda’s absence?
a) Peggy alone
b) Maddie alone
c) No one
ii) Why did Wanda Petronski sit in the last row of the class?
a) She was tired
b) She wanted to sleep
c) She wanted to avoid taunts and trouble
d) The teacher had instructed her to do so
iii) Find out the word form the extract which means the same as ‘dragging’.
iv) What kind of girl was Wanda?
a) Quiet and serious
b) Naughty and talkative
c) Troubling and cunning
d) honest and intelligent
Answer : i) d) Everyone
ii) c) She wanted to avoid taunts and trouble
iii) b) Scuffling
iv) a) Quiet and serious
Question 2 : But on Wednesday, Peggy and Maddie, who sat down in front with other children who got good marks and who didn’t tract in a whole lot of mud, did notice that Wanda wasn’t there. Peggy was the most popular girl in school. She was pretty, she had many pretty clothes and her hair was curly. Maddie was her closest friend. The reason Peggy and Maddie noticed Wanda’s absence was because Wanda had made them late to school.
i) What kind of girl was Peggy?
a) Shrewd and smart
b) Pretty, popular and helpful
c) Industrious and successful
d) Dishonest and cruel
ii) What made Peggy and Maddie late for the school?
a) Traffic on the way
b) Delay in their breakfast
c) Completing their homework
d) Long wait for Wanda to arrive
iii) Find a word which is opposite of the word ‘absence’ used in the extract.
iv) Who noticed Wanda’s absence in the class finally on Wednesday?
a) Peggy and Madddie
b) Miss Mason
c) back s set boys
d) The principal
Answer : i) b) Pretty, popular and helpful
ii) d) Long wait for Wanda to arrive
ii) c) Presence
iv) a) Peggy and Maddie