The Necklace Class 10 English Extra Questions

‘The Necklace Extra Questions


Extract Based Questions

Q. Read the following extract carefully and choose the correct option.

1. One evening her husband returned related bearing in his hand a large envelope.Here’, he said, “here is something for you.”

(i) Why was the husband elated?

(a) Because he bought home a necklace for his wife

(b) Because he got a promotion

(c) Because he bought home an invite to the Minister’s residence and he knew that it would make his wife happy

(d) Because he received an invitation to the Minister’s residence and he knew that it would make his wife angry

(ii) What was the reaction from ‘you’?

(a) ‘you’ was very happy

(b) ‘you’ was pleasantly surprised

(c) ‘you’ was not the least happy

(d) ‘you’ did not show any reaction

(iii) Find the word from the extract that means the same as ‘wrapper’.

(a) envelops

(b) sachet

(c) folder

(d) envelope

(iv) What is the opposite word of ‘elated?

(a) belated

(b) brash

(c) joyous

(d) sad


Answers:

(i) (c) Because he bought home an invite to the Minister’s residence and he knew that it would make his wife happy

(ii) (c) ‘you’ was not the least happy

(iii) (d) envelope

(iv) (d) sad


2. He threw around her shoulders that modest wraps they had carried whose poverty clashed with the elegance of the ball costume. She wished to hurry away…

(i) What precedes these lines?

(a) Matilda’s absence at the ball

(b) Matilda’s success at the ball where she was idolized

(c) Matilda’s failure to impress anyone at the ball

(d) Matilda’s success on convincing Mme Forestier to lend her necklace to her

(ii) ‘She’ wished to hurry away. Why?

(a) to escape the notice of the host

(b) to escape the notice of M Loisel

(c) to escape the notice of Mme Forestier

(d) to escape the notice of the rich women

(iii) ……………in the given extract has the same meaning as ‘not expensive’?

(a) elegance

(b) inexpensive

(c) modest

(d) cheap

(iv) What is opposite of ‘poverty’?

(a) affluent

(b) rich

(c) modesty

(d) affluence


Answer:

(i) (b) Matilda’s success at the ball where she was idolized

(ii) (d) to escape the notice of the rich women

(iii) (c) modest

(iv) (d) affluence


3. She learned the odious work of a kitchen…. she seemed old now. She had become strong, hard women, the crude women of a poor household.

(i) Who seemed old now?

(a) Mme Forestier

(b) The Minister’s wife

(c) Matilda

(d) M Loisel

(ii) What had made her ‘crude’?

(a) the long years of poverty

(b) the constant struggle and strive for the survival

(c) the behaviour of her husband

(d) both (a) and (b)

(iii) Which word in the given extract is the opposite word to ‘pleasant’?

(a) obvious

(b) odious

(c) hard

(d) unpleasant

(iv) Which part of speech is ‘crude’ in the extract?

(a) adjective

(b) adverb

(c) preposition

(d) conjunction


Answers:

(i) (c) Matilda

(ii) (d) Both (a) and (b)

(iii) (b) odious

(iv) (a) adjective


4. Mme Forestier was touched and took both her hands as she replied, “Oh My poor Matilda! Mine were false. They were not worth over 500 francs.”

(i) Why was Mme Forestier touched?

(a) She was touched by Matilda’s plight which could have been avoided if only Matilda had told a lie.

(b) She was touched by Matilda’s gesture of helping her.

(c) She was touched my Matilda’s way of treating her

(d) She was touched by Matilda’s plight which could have been avoided if only Matilda had told the truth

(ii) “Mine were false.” What does ‘mine’ refer to in these words?

(a) The diamond necklace that Mme Forestier had lent Matilda’s husband

(b) The Pearl necklace that Mme Forestier had lent to Matilda.

(c) The diamond pendant that Mme Forestier had lent to Matilda

(d) The diamond necklace that Mme Forestier had lent to Matilda

(iii) Find the word from the extract that means same as ‘agitated’.

(a) touched

(b) worth

(c) broached

(d) perturbed

(iv) What is the opposite of ‘false’?

(a) real

(b) time

(c) fake

(d) genuinely


Answers:

(i) (d) She was touched by Matilda’s plight which could have been avoided if only Matilda had told the truth

(ii) (d) The diamond necklace that Mme Forestier had lent to Matilda

(iii) (a) touched

(iv) (a) real


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