The Midnight Visitor MCQs Extra Questions CBSE Class 10

MCQs ‘The Midnight Visitor’ Book ‘Footprints without Feet’

MCQs for the lesson ‘The Midnight Visitor’: Here are given important MCQs to prepare the lesson ‘The Midnight Visitor’ to help students prepare well for their Board exams. All MCQs are solved but students should solve them on their own before looking the answers.


Extract-Based MCQs

Read the following extracts carefully and choose the correct option.


Q. And then there was his accent. Though he spoke French and German passably, he had never altogether lost the American accent he had brought to Paris from Boston twenty years ago.

(i) Who is ‘he’ in the above extract?

(a) Max

(b) Fowler

(c) Henry

(d) Ausable

(ii) Where is ‘he’ at present?

(a) In a church

(b) In a hospital

(c) In a school

(d) In a hotel

(iii) Which word in the extract is the opposite of ‘fluency’?

(a) Accent

(b) Greatly

(c) Passably

(d) Slowly

Answer: (i) (d) Ausable.

(ii) (d) In a hotel.

(iii) (c) Passably.

(iv) (c) Way of speaking.

Q. “You are disillusioned”, Ausable told him. “But take cheer, my young friend. Presently you will see a paper, a quite important paper for which several men and women have risked their lives, come to me.  Some day soon that paper may well affect the course of history. In that thought is drama, is there not”?

(i) ‘My young friend’ in the above extract is

(a) Max

(b) Fowler

(c) Ausable

(d) Henry

(ii) The ‘important paper’ referred in the extract is

(a) A report regarding new missiles

(b) A report regarding new hotels

(c) A report regarding new proposals

(d) A report regarding new phones.

(iii) Which word in the extract means the same as ‘disappointed’?

(a) Cheer

(b) Quite

(c) Presently

(d) Disillusioned.

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

(a) Adjective

(b) Noun

(c) Preposition.

(d) Adverb.

Answer: (i) (b) Fowler

(ii) (a) A report regarding new missiles

(iii) (d) Disillusioned

(iv) (d) Adverb

Q. And as the light came on, Fowler had his first authentic thrill of the day. For halfway across the room, a small automatic pistol in his hand, stood a man.

(i) The ‘man’ in the extract is

(a) Max

(b) Ausable

(c) Fowler

(d) Henry

(ii) The ‘man’ had a pistol in his hand because

(a) he wanted to shoot himself

(b) he wanted to forcibly take Ausable’s money

(c) he wanted to shoot Fowler

(d) he wanted to forcibly take the report on new missiles from Ausable

(iii) Which word in the extract means the same as ‘real’?

(a) Thrill

(b) Authentic

(c) Genuine

(d) First

(iv) Select the opposite of ‘automatic’

(a) verbal

(b) manual

(c) scalable

(d) viable

Answer: (i) (a) Max

(ii) (d) he wanted to forcibly take the report on new missiles from Ausable

(iii) (b) Authentic

(iv) (b) manual

“You can get onto it from the empty room two doors down – and somebody did, last month. The management promised to block it off. But they haven’t.”

(i) Who is speaking these words and to whom?

(a) Ausable to Max

(b) Max to Fowler

(c) Ausable to Fowler

(d) Fowler to Ausable

(ii) What is ‘it’ in the above extract?

(a) Terrace

(b) Drawer

(c) Window

(d) Balcony

(iii) Which word in the extract is the opposite of ‘open’?

(a) Unlock

(b) Block

(c) Close

(d) Off

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

(a) Preposition

(b) Conjunction

(c) noun

(d) article

Answer: (i) (c) Ausable to Fowler

(ii) (d) Balcony

(iii) (b) Block

(iv) (a) preposition


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