A Question of Trust Extra MCQs CBSE Class 10


A Question of Trust – Extract Based Questions


Read the following extract carefully and choose the correct option.

Q. So, he robbed a safe every year. Each year he planned carefully just what he would do, stole enough to last for 12 months, and secretly bought the books he loved through an agent.

(i) Who is ‘he’ in the above extract?

(a) Horace’s accomplice

(b) Horace’s friend

(c) Horace’s father

(d) Horace

(ii) Why did ‘he’ rob only one safe every year?

(a) Because the money that he stole lasted 12 months and was enough to satisfy his hobby.

(b) Because he was capable of robbing only one safe in a year

(c) Because he was lazy

(d) Because he did not get a chance to rob more than one safe

(iii) Find the word from the extract that means the opposite of ‘openly’.

(a) Closely

(b) Carefully

(c) Secretly

(d) Covertly

(iv) The word ‘through’ in the extract is a

(a) Noun

(b) Preposition

(c) Pronoun

(d) Verb

Answers

(i) (d) Horace

(ii) (a) Because the money that he stole lasted 12 months and was enough to satisfy his hobby.

(iii) (c) Secretly

(iv) (b) Preposition

Q. A small dog was lying in the kitchen. It stirred, made a noise, and moved its tail in a friendly way.

(i) What is the name of the dog mentioned in the above extract?

(a) Sunny

(b) Berry

(c) Bunny

(d) Sherry

(ii) In which house is the kitchen referred to located?

(a) Shotover Grange

(b) Shotover Grange

(c) Shotover Grange

(d) Bolsover Grange

(iii) …………in the passage means the same as ‘cordial’.

(a) Unfriendly

(b) Stirred

(c) Warm

(d) Friendly

(iv) What is the meaning of ‘stirred’?

(a) To move or cause something to move slightly

(b) To stay calm

(c) To stay fixed

(d) To move rapidly

Answers 

(i) (d) Sherry

(ii) (a) Shotover Grange

(iii) (d) Friendly

(iv) (a) To move or cause something to move slightly

Q. The voice went on, “You can cure it with a special treatment, you know, if you find out just what plant gives you the disease. I think you’d better see a doctor, if you’re serious about your work.”

(i) Whose voice is referred to in the above extract?

(a) the old lady who pretended to be a member of the household

(b) the young lady who pretended to be a servant of the household

(c) the young lady who pretended to be a member of the household

(d) the young man who pretended to be a member of the household

(ii) What disease was the voice referring to?

(a) Fever

(b) Yellow fever

(c) Typhoid

(d) Hay fever

(iii) Find a word from the passage that means the same as ‘ailment’.

(a) Disease

(b) Malaise

(c) Unease

(d) Treatment

(iv) What part of speech is the word ‘it’ in the extract?

(a) Pronoun

(b) Noun

(c) Verb

(d) Preposition

Answers

(i) (c) the young lady who pretended to be a member of the household

(ii) (d) Hay fever

(iii) (a) Disease

(iv) (a) Pronoun

Q. She laughed, and he begged, thinking that he had persuaded her, “Look, I have no right to ask you for anything, but I’m desperate.”

(i) Who are ‘she’ and ‘he’ in the above extract?

(a) ‘She’ is Horace’s mother and ‘he’ is Horace.

(b) ‘She’ is the old lady who Horace met in the house and ‘he’ is Horace.

(c) ‘She’ is the young lady who Horace met in the house and ‘he’ is Horace’s friend.

(d) ‘She’ is the young lady who Horace met in the house and ‘he’ is Horace.

(ii) Why did ‘he’ say that he is desperate?

(a) Because he wanted the money badly

(b) Because he wanted to complete another robbery on the same day.

(c) Because he did not want to go to prison again

(d) Because he had an attack of hay fever

(iii) Find a word in the passage that means the same as ‘convinced’?

(a) Dissuaded

(b) Begged

(c) Persuaded

(d) Coerced

(iv) ……….. is the opposite of ‘desperate’

(a) Composed

(b) Coaxed

(c) Swindled

(d) Hopeless

Answers 

(i) (d) ‘She’ is the young lady who Horace met in the house and ‘he’ is Horace.

(ii) (c) Because he did not want to go to prison again

(iii) (c) Persuaded

(iv) (a) Composed


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