‘A Letter to God’ MCQs is a comprehensive compilation of extract-based questions based on the new syllabus of English for CBSE Class 10. MCQs are a part of CBSE exam pattern and to score full marks the whole chapter should be studied carefully.
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Read the passage given below and answer the questions that follow:
Q. 1. In the north-east, huge mountains of clouds could be seen approaching. The air was fresh and sweet. The man went out for no other reason than to have the pleasure of feeling the rain on his body, and when he returned, he exclaimed, “These aren’t raindrops falling from the sky, they are new coins. The big drops are ten cent pieces and the little ones are fives. “
(a) Who is ‘he’ here? Why did ‘he’ go out in the rain?
(b) What have the raindrops been compared to? Why?
(a) ‘he’ here is Lencho. He was very excited when it started raining. So he went out in the rain to have the pleasure of feeling the rain on his body.
(b) The raindrops have been compared to new coins because they were round in shape. Moreover, a good rain meant good money
Q. 2. The moment the letter fell into the mail box, the post master went to open it. It said, “God:, of the money that I asked for, only seventy pesos reached me. Send me the rest, since I need it very much. But don’t send it to me through the mail because the post office employees are a bunch of crooks.
(a) Who is ‘I’ here? What did ‘I’ mean by the ‘rest’?
(b) Who have been denoted as a bunch of crooks in these lines? Why?
(a) ‘I’ here is Lencho. He had asked for a hundred pesos as help from God. When he received the letter, there were only seventy pesos. So, he wrote another letter to God asking for the rest of the pesos i.e. thirty pesos.
(b) The post office employees have been denoted as a bunch of crooks in these lines because Lencho though that they had taken out thirty pesos from the letter sent by God.
Q.3. “God,” he wrote. “If you don’t help me, my family and I will go hungry this year. I need a hundred pesos in order to sow my field again and to live until the crop comes, because the hail storm…..”
(a) Why did the speaker need money?
(b) How much money did he need? Did he get it?
(a) The hail storm had damaged Lencho’s crop of corn. He needed money to saw his fields again and to save his family from starvation.
(b) He needed hundred pesos but he received only seventy pesos collected and contributed by the post office employees.
Q. 4. So, in order to not to shake the writer’s faith in God, the postmaster came up with an idea: answer the letter. But when he opened it, it was evident that to answer it, he needed something more than good will, ink and paper. But he stuck to his resolution: He asked money from his employees.
(a) What did the postmaster do in order not to shake the writer ’s faith?
(b) What did the postmaster find after opening the letter?
(a) The postmaster decided to open the letter which was addressed to God.
(b) After opening the letter, the postmaster found that it was written for financial help.
Q. 5. The following Sunday, Lencho came a bit earlier than usual to ask if there was a letter for him. It was the postman himself who handed the letter to him while the postmaster, experiencing the contentment of a man who has performed a good deed, looked on from his office. Lencho showed not the slightest surprise on seeing the money; such was his confidence – but he became angry when he counted the money. God could not have made a mistake nor could he have denied Lencho what he had requested.
(a) Why was Lencho not surprised on seeing the money?
(b) What was Lencho’s belief?
(a) Lencho was not surprised on seeing the money because he was confident of getting the money. He had firm faith in God which made him think that God would definitely send him a hundred pesos.
(b) Lencho strongly believed that neither God could make a mistake in counting the money nor could he deny Lencho what he had requested. So how could he find only seventy pesos and not hundred in the letter from God