Extract Based Questions of The Summer of the Beautiful White Horse

Extract Based Questions of The Summer of the Beautiful White Horse

Having gone through the Summary, Short Answer Type Questions and Long Answer Type Questions of The Portrait of a Lady, A Photograph, We are not Afraid to Die if We Can All be Together, Discovering Tut, The Saga Continues, The Laburnum Top, Landscape of the Soul from the first book of Class 11 i.e. Hornbill and The Address, Ranga’s Marriage from the second book i.e. Snapshots. Let’s have a look at the MCQ of another chapter thoroughly that can help you scoring higher in your upcoming examination.

Summary of The Summer of the Beautiful White Horse

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Extracts of The Summer of the Beautiful White Horse

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Extract 1

One day back there in the good old days when I was nine and the world was full of every imaginable kind of magnificence, and life was still a delightful and mysterious dream, my cousin Mourad, who was considered crazy by everybody who knew him except me, came to my house at four in the morning and woke me up tapping on the window of my room.

a) Name the chapter.
1) The Summer of the Beautiful White Horse

2) The Address

3) Ranga’s Marriage

4) Albert Einstein at School 

b) Who is the author of The Summer of the Beautiful White Horse ?
1) Alphonse Daudet
2) Tishani Doshi
3) Jack Finney
4) William Saroyan

c) Who is ‘I’ in the above lines?
1) Aram 
2) Mourad
3) Uncle Khosrove
4) John Byro

d) Who woke up Aram at 4?
1) John Byro
2) Mourad
3) Khosrove
4) Ranga

 

a. The Summer of the Beautiful White Horse b. William Saroyan c. Aram  d. Mourad

Extract 2

Mourad was sitting on a beautiful white horse. I stuck my head out of the window and rubbed my eyes. Yes, he said in Armenian. It’s a horse. You’re not dreaming. Make it quick if you want to ride. ­­­­­­­­­ I knew my cousin Mourad enjoyed being alive more than anybody else who had ever fallen into the world by mistake, but this was more than even I could believe.

a) How is Mourad associated with Aram
1) Real Brother
2) Cousin
3) Father
4) Son

b) What did Aram get to see?
1) His cousin was sitting on a dog
2) His cousin was sitting on a bike
3) His cousin was sitting on a horse
4) His cousin was sitting on a car

c) Why could Aram not believe what he saw?
1) For they were rich and could afford a horse
2) For they were poor and could not afford a horse
3) For they were poor but could afford a horse
4) None of these

d) Which tribe did Aram and Mourad belong to?
1) Steward
2) Crofter
3) Garoghlanian
4) Australian

a. Cousin b. His cousin was sitting on a horse c. For they were poor and could not afford a horse d. Garoghlanian

You may also read The Address, Ranga’s Marriage, Albert Einstein at School, Mother’s Day, The Ghat of the Only World, Birth, The Tale of the Melon City for better understanding of the chapters of Snapshots.

Extract 3

We were poor. We had no money. Our whole tribe was poverty-stricken. Every branch of the Garoghlanian family was living in the most amazing and comical poverty in the world. Nobody could understand where we ever got money enough to keep us with food in our bellies, not even the old men of the family. Most important of all, though, we were famous for our honesty. 

a) For what was the Garoghlanian family famous?
1) Dishonesty
2) Honesty
3) Stealth
4) None of these

b) What financial condition was Garoghlanian tribe undergoing?
1) They were extremely wealthy
2) They were extremely rich
3) They were extremely poor
4) Both 1 and 2

c) Why could no member of Garoghlanian steal?
1) For they did not know how to break laws
2) For they knew how to break laws
3) For they did not break anyone’s trust as they were known for their honesty
4) For they did not know how to break locks

d) What does the phrase ‘Keep us with food in our bellies’?
1) To stay hungry
2) To stay thirsty
3) To stay satiated
4) To stay bewildered

a. Honesty b. They were extremely poor c. For they did not break anyone’s trust as they were known for their honesty d. To stay satiated

Extract 4

Every family has a crazy streak in it somewhere, and my cousin Mourad was considered the natural descendant of the crazy streak in our tribe. Before him was our uncle Khosrove, an enormous man with a powerful head of black hair and the largest moustache in the San Joaquin Valley, a man so furious in temper, so irritable, so impatient that he stopped anyone from talking by roaring, It is no harm; pay no attention to it.

a) What does the word ‘Furious’ mean?
1) Calm
2) Composed 
3) Angry
4) Soothing

b) What was uncle Khosrove’s pet dialogue?
1) It is no harm; pay attention to them
2) It is no harm; pay no attention to it
3) It is no harm; pay no attention to them
4) It is no harm; pay attention to it

c) What superlative feature did uncle Khosrove have?
1) Largest head
2) Largest hair
3) Largest moustache
4) Largest brain

d) What was the common feature between uncle Khosrove and Mourad?
1) Both were impatient
2) Both had crazy streak
3) Both repeated their own pet dialogues
4) All of these

a. Angry b. It is no harm; pay no attention to it c. Largest moustache d. All of these

Extract 5

I got down and my cousin Mourad kicked his heels into the horse and shouted, Vazire, run. The horse stood on its hind legs, snorted, and burst into a fury of speed that was the loveliest thing I had ever seen. My cousin Mourad raced the horse across a field of dry grass to an irrigation ditch, crossed the ditch on the horse, and five minutes later returned, dripping wet.

a) What does the phrase ‘hind legs’ mean?
1) Front legs
2) Back legs
3) Both 1 and 2
4) Neither 1 nor 2

b) Where had Mourad got the horse from?
1) He had bought it from the market
2) He had stolen it abroad
3) He had stolen it from Byro’s barn
4) He had brought it up himself

c) What happened when Aram tried to race the horse?
1) He raced it for five minutes
2) He fell down 
3) He raced it across the field of dry grass
4) He forbade to sit on the horse

d) Who was known for his dialogue ‘I have a way with’?
1) Aram
2) Khosrove
3) John Byro
4) Mourad

a. Back legs b. He had stolen it from Byro’s barn c. He fell down  d. Mourad

Extract 6

That afternoon my uncle Khosrove came to our house for coffee and cigarettes. He sat in the parlour, sipping and smoking and remembering the old country. Then another visitor arrived, a farmer named John Byro, an Assyrian who, out of loneliness, had learned to speak Armenian. My mother brought the lonely visitor coffee and tobacco and he rolled a cigarette and sipped and smoked, and then at last, sighing sadly, he said, My white horse which was stolen last month is still gone. I cannot understand it.

a) What had made Byro sad?
1) He had lost his money
2) He had lost his surrey
3) He had lost his horse
4) He had lost his mare

b) Where was uncle Khosrove lost?
1) In thoughts of his wife
2) In thoughts of his son
3) In thoughts of his wife
4) In thoughts of his old country

c) Which country did Byro hail from?
1) Armenian
2) Assyrian
3) Indian
4) All of these

d) What does the word ‘sigh’ mean?
1) Breathe peacefully
2) Breathe heavily
3) Breathe slowly
4) Breathe normally

a. He had lost his horse b. In thoughts of his old country c. Assyrian d. Breathe heavily

Extract 7

Good morning, son of my friends, he said. What is the name of your horse? My Heart, my cousin Mourad said in Armenian. A lovely name, John Byro said, for a lovely horse. I could swear it is the horse that was stolen from me many weeks ago. May I look into his mouth? Of course, Mourad said. The farmer looked into the mouth of the horse. Tooth for tooth, he said. I would swear it is my horse if I didn’t know your parents. The fame of your family for honesty is well known to me. Yet the horse is the twin of my horse. A suspicious man would believe his eyes instead of his heart.

a) What did Mourad name the horse?
1) Your heart
2) My heart
3) Byro’s heart
4) Khosrove’s heart

b) How did Byro check the horse?
1) Leg for leg
2) Eye for eye
3) Heart for heart
4) Tooth for tooth

c) Why could Byro not doubt Mourad and Aram for stealing the horse?
1) For they were rich
2) For they were poor
3) For they were rich and prosperous
4) For they belonged to Garoghlanian family

d) Find out the synonym of ‘suspicious’ from the following?
1) Mistrustful
2) Untrusting
3) Wary
4) All of these

a. My heart b. Tooth for tooth c. For they belonged to Garoghlanian family d. All of these

Extract 8

My cousin Mourad put his arms around the horse, pressed his nose into the horse’s nose, patted it, and then we went away. That afternoon John Byro came to our house in his surrey and showed my mother the horse that had been stolen and returned. I do not know what to think, he said. The horse is stronger than ever. Better-tempered, too. I thank God. My uncle Khosrove, who was in the parlour, became irritated and shouted, Quiet, man, quiet. Your horse has been returned. Pay no attention to it.

a) When did Mourad return the horse?
1) When he had bought it
2) When his training was over
3) When Aram had learnt riding the horse
4) When they were feared being caught

b) Why was Byro delighted?
1) As he had got his horse back
2) As he had got his land back
3) As he had got his country back
4) As he had got his horse back

c) What was Uncle Khosrove’s reaction after Byro had got his horse back?
1) He got happy
2) He got sad
3) He got angry
4) He did not react

d) Name the chapter.
1) The Summer of the Beautiful White Horse

2) The Address

3) Ranga’s Marriage

4) Albert Einstein at School 

a. When they were feared being caught b. As he had got his horse back c. He got angry d. The Summer of the Beautiful White Horse

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