Extract Based Questions
Read the following extracts carefully and choose the correct option.
Question 1 : While the class was circling the room, the monitor from the principal’s office brought Miss Mason a note. Miss Mason read it several times and studies it thoughtfully for a while. Then she clapped her hands. “Attention, class. Everyone back to their seat.” When the shuffling of feet has stopped and the room was still and quiet, Miss Mason said, “I have a letter from Wanda’s father that I want to read to you.” Miss Mason stood there a moment and the silence in the room grew tense and expectant. The teacher adjusted her glasses slowly and deliberately.
i) What was in the note that Miss Mason got from the principal’s office?
a) Monetary prize for Wanda
b) A letter from Wanda’s father
c) Wanda’s confession of lying
d) Expression of sorry from Peggy
ii) What did Miss Mason do before reading the note?
a) Warned the class to be silent
b) Had a glass of water
c) Kept the book on the table
d) Adjusted her glasses slowly and deliberately
iii) Who wrote the note to Miss Mason?
a) Wanda’s father
b) Wanda herself
d) The principal
iv) What does the word ‘deliberately’ used in the extract mean?
Answer : i) b) A letter from Wanda’s father
ii) d) Adjusted her glasses slowly and deliberately
iii) a) Wanda’s father
iv) c) Knowingly
Question 2 : A deep silence met the reading of this letter. Miss Mason took off her glasses, blew on them and wiped them on her soft white handkerchief. Then she put them on again and looked at the class. When she spoke, her vice was very low. “I am sure that none of the boys and girls in Room Thirteen would purposely and deliberately hurt anyone’s feelings because this or her name happened to be a long, unfamiliar one. I prefer to think that what was said as said in thoughtlessness. I know that all of you feel the way I do, that this is a very unfortunate thing to have happened – unfortunate and sad, both. And I want you all to think about it.”
i) How did Miss Mason feel when she finished reading the letter of Wanda’s father?
a) Low in voice and at heart
ii) What did Miss Mason say to the class?
a) that you deserve punishment
b) that you should introspect and think twice before uttering something from your mouth
c) That you should be awarded
d) That I do not want to see your face
iii) What was the reaction of Miss Mason after reading the letter?
a) Happy and relieved
b) Stressed and angry
c) Unhappy and disappointed
d) Confident and victorious
iv) Find out the word in the extract which means ‘inappropriate’.
Answer : i) a) Low in voice and at heart
ii) b) that you should introspect and think twice before uttering something from your mouth
iii) c) Unhappy and disappointed
iv) d) Unfortunate