Saturday, September 1, 2012

Class 9 - English (Comm.) - A Dog Named Duke - MCQs

A Dog Named Duke
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(MCQs asked in CBSE Papers)

Author: William D. Ellis

Read the extract and answer the questions that follow.

Q1: “Secretly, Marcy cried as she watched the big man’s grin fade away. Severe face lines set in like cement as Chuck stared at the ceiling for hours, then out of the window, then at Duke.

(a) Marcy cried secretly because :
(i) She didn’t want Chuck to be upset
(ii) It was her personal grief
(iii) She was upset at the turn of events
(iv) She didn’t want to exhibit her feelings


(b) Identify the figure of speech from the above lines :(i) Metaphor
(ii) Simile
(iii) Personification
(iv) Imagery

(c) The big grin was replaced by severe lines because : (i) Boredom had set in
(ii) He was going into depression
(iii) There was no improvement in his condition
(iv) He started losing hope


Answer:
(a) (i) She didn’t want Chuck to be upset
Explanation: Chuck couldn't feel cheered up even after Duke's arrival at home. Marcy also felt bad at Chuck's predicament.

(b) (ii) Simile
Explanation: See line "Severe face lines set in like cement..."  A simile is a literary device where the writer often uses words 'like' or 'as' to compare two different ideas.
Metaphor makes comparison without using words 'like', 'as' etc.
Imagery covers Metaphor, Simile and personification.

(c) (iii) There was no improvement in his condition
Explanation: This is really tricky. Discuss it with you teacher. Here, the question is asking the reason for his sadness, option iii explains it.


Q2: The pair set daily goals; Monday, the sixth fence post, Tuesday, the seventh fence post, Wednesday___.

(a) The pair in the above line refers to:(i) Doctor & Hooper
(ii) Marcy & Hooper
(iii) Duke & Hooper
(iv) Marcy & Duke

(b) Their daily goal was to :(i) cross the road
(ii) cover more and more distance
(iii) carry each post everyday
(iv) fence one post everyday

(c) The pair needed to set daily goals as :(i) Chuck had realized that he could be normal
(ii) they had been given a deadline
(iii) they were in competition
(iv) they were lagging behind

Answers: (a) (iii) Duke & Hooper
(b) (ii) cover more and more distance
(c) (i) Chuck had realized that he could be normal

Q3(TextBook): Based on your reading of the story answer the following questions by choosing the correct option

(a) With reference to Hooper, the author says, "Every thing was going for him", What does it imply?
(i) he had everything that a man aspires for.
(ii) people admired him.
(iii) he did what he wanted.
(iv) he was capable of playing games.

(b) Duke never jumped on Chuck again because _____________
(i) Duke was paralysed and unable to jump.
(ii) Chuck was angry with Duke for jumping at him.
(iii) Duke realized that Chuck was not well and could not balance himself.
(iv) Marcy did not allow Duke to come near Chuck.

(c) The author says that Duke 'knew his job'. The job was _____________
(i) to look after Chuck.
(ii) to get Chuck on his feet.
(iii) to humour Chuck
(iv) to guard the house.

(d) "_______ even Duke's presence didn't reach Chuck ". Why?
(i) Duke was locked in his kennel and Chuck couldn't see him.
(ii) Duke hid himself behind the bed post.
(iii) Duke had come to know that Hooper was not well.
(iv) Hooper was lost in his own grief and pain.

Answer:
(a) (i) he had everything that a man aspires for.
(b) (iii) Duke realized that Chuck was not well and could not balance himself.
(c) (ii) to get Chuck on his feet.
(d) (iv) Hooper was lost in his own grief and pain.

22 comments:

  1. there is a mistake in 3rd question's answer 1 answer is "he had everything that a man aspires for."
    please change it orelse there is a chance of confusion

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    1. ya duke wasnt paralysed..........Chuck was

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    2. It is a McQ and other options are also present there so please look.

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    3. Hey you all the answer is correct. If you are saying that it is wrong then the the correct answer.
      +Ashwin Kuman there is no need to write what you've written because there is no question related to your comment.
      FIRST CHECK THEN WRITE! HOPELESS PEOPLE!

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    4. but it could have been changed

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    5. but it could have been changed

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  2. Where's questions and answers

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  3. its nice ..
    plz provide me Character Sketch of charles Hooper .....And .....Duke

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  4. duke wasn't paralysed ; hooper was paralysed

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    1. Dude its MCQ so it doesn't really matter...read the other options first before you criticize

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  5. yes duke wasn't paralysed hooper was paralysed so please change the answer

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  6. yes duke wasn't paralysed hooper was paralysed so please change the answer

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