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Extract Based Questions of Mother’s Day | MCQ of Mother’s Day

Extracts of Mother’s Day

Extract 1

Mrs. Fitzgerald: [collecting up the cards] And that’s all I can tell you, Mrs. Pearson. Could be a good fortune. Could be a bad one. All depends on yourself now. Make up your mind and there it is.

Mrs. Pearson: Yes, thank you, Mrs. Fitzgerald. I’m much obliged, I’m sure. It’s wonderful having a real fortune-teller living next door. Did you learn that out East, too?

a) Name the chapter.
1) Mother’s Day

2) The Ghat of the Only World

3) Birth

4) The Tale of the Melon City

b) Who is the author of Mother’s Day?
1) Amitav Ghosh
2) Vikram Seth
3) J.B. Priestley
4) William Saroyan

c) What was Mrs. Fitzgerald by profession?
1) A Wizard
2) A Magician
3) A Fortune teller
4) A Business woman

d) How is Mrs. Fitzgerald associated with Mrs. Pearon?
1) Friends
2) Neighbour
3) Relatives
4) Colleagues

a. Mother’s Day b. J.B. Priestley c. A Fortune teller d. Neighbour

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Extract 2

No doubt about it at all. Who’s the better for being spoilt; grown man, lad or girl? Nobody. You think it does them good when you run after them all the time, take their orders as if you were the servant in the house, stay at home every night while they go out enjoying themselves? Never in all your life. It’s the ruin of them as well as you. Husbands, sons, daughters should be taking notice of wives an’ mothers, not giving them orders and treating them like dirt. And don’t tell me you don’t know what I mean, for I know more than you’ve told me.

a) Who is the speaker of these lines?
1) Cyril
2) Doris
3) George
4) None of these

b) How do the children of Mrs. Pearson treat her?
1) Like servant
2) Like dirt
3) Pay no attention to her
4) All of these

c) Which literary device has been used in ‘Treating them like dirt’?
1) Simile
2) Metaphor
3) Personification
4) Transferred Epithet

d) Who deals poorly with Mrs. Pearson?
1) Cyril
2) Doris
3) George
4) All of these

a. None of these b. All of these c. Simile d. All of these



Extract 3

Doris: Mum, you’ll have to iron my yellow silk. I must wear it tonight. [She now sees what is happening, and is astounded.] What are you doing?

Mrs. Pearson: [not even looking up] What do you think I’m doing, whitewashing the ceiling?

Doris: But you’re smoking!

Mrs. Pearson: That’s right, dear. No law against it, is there?

Doris: But I thought you didn’t smoke.

a) Who is Doris?
1) Mrs. Pearson’s son
2) Mrs. Pearson’s daughter
3) Mrs. Pearson’s husband
4) Mrs. Pearson’s neighbour

b) Where does Doris want to go?
1) To meet Danny Casey
2) To meet Geoff
3) To meet George
4) To meet Charley Spence

c) What is the tone of ‘Doris’ in ‘But you are smoking’?
1) Astounding
2) Ravishing
3) Pleasing
4) Rejoicing

d) What made Derry astounded?
1) Drinking of her mother
2) Smoking of her mother
3) Gambling of her mother
4) None of these

a. Mrs. Pearson’s daughter b. To meet Charley Spence c. Astounding d. Smoking of her mother



Extract 4

CYRIL: [briskly] Hello—Mum. Tea ready?

MRS PEARSON: No. CYRIL: [moving to the table; annoyed] Why not?

MRS PEARSON: [coolly] I couldn’t bother. CYRIL: Feeling off-colour or something?

MRS PEARSON: Never felt better in my life.

CYRIL: [aggressively] What’s the idea then? MRS PEARSON: Just a change.

CYRIL: [briskly] Well, snap out of it, Ma, and get cracking. Haven’t too much time.

a) Who is Cyril?
1) Mrs. Pearson’s son
2) Mrs. Pearson’s daughter
3) Mrs. Pearson’s husband
4) Mrs. Pearson’s neighbour

b) Where does Cyril want from Mrs. Pearson?
1) Coffee
2) Beer
3) Drink
4) Tea

c) What does feeling ‘Off-colour’ mean?
1) Slightly confident
2) Slightly sad
3) Slightly ill
4) Slightly mad

d) Who had exchanged personality with Mrs. Pearson?
1) Cyril
2) Doris
3) George
4) Mrs. Fitzgerald

a. Mrs. Pearson’s son b. Tea c. Slightly ill d. Mrs. Fitzgerald



Extract 5

Well, this time I don’t. And don’t talk rubbish to me about working hard. I’ve a good idea how much you do, Doris Pearson. I put in twice the hours you do, and get no wages nor thanks for it. Why are you going to wear your yellow silk? Where are you going?

a) Who is ‘I’ in the above lines?
1) Mrs. Pearson
2) Mrs. Pearson’s daughter
3) Mrs. Pearson’s husband
4) Mrs. Pearson’s son

b) Find out the synonym of the word ‘Rubbish’ from the following?
1) Junk
2) Scrap
3) Trash
4) All of these

c) What parameter is set for everyone’s work in the house by Mrs. Pearson?
1) 40-hours-a-week
2) 50-hours-a-week
3) 60-hours-a-week
4) 30-hours-a-week

d) What does Mrs. Pearson get for working throughout the day?
1) Money
2) Gratitude
3) Respect
4) None of these

a. Mrs. Pearson b. All of these c. 40-hours-a-week d. None of these



Extract 6

That’s right. Make me look silly in front of her now! Go on —don’t mind me. Sixes and sevens! Poor Doris been crying her eyes out! Getting the neighbours in to see the fun! [suddenly losing his temper, glaring at Mrs Pearson, and shouting] All right— let her hear it. What’s the matter with you? Have you gone barmy—or what?

a) Who is the speaker in the above lines?
1) Mrs. Pearson
2) Doris
3) Cyril
4) George

b) What does the phrase ‘Sixes and Sevens’ mean?
1) Tidy
2) Untidy
3) Managed
4) Kempt

c) Why was Mrs. Pearson acting strangely?
1) For she wanted to swap her personality with Mrs. Fitzgerald
2) For she had swapped her personality with Mrs. Fitzgerald
3) For she wanted her husband to cook everyday
4) For she wanted her kids to cook their food daily

d) Who has been referred to ‘Neighbour’ in this extract?
1) Mrs. Pearson
2) Mrs. Fitzgerald
3) Cyril
4) George

a. George b. Untidy c. For she had swapped her personality with Mrs. Fitzgerald d. Mrs. Fitzgerald



Extract 7

Now you listen to me. You admitted yourself you were spoiling them  and they didn’t appreciate you. Any apologies, any explanations and you’ll be straight back where you were. I’m warning you, dear. Just give them a look a tone of voice—now and again, to suggest you might be tough with them if you wanted to be and it ought to work. Anyhow, we can test it.

a) How had Mrs. Pearson been spoiling them?
1) By giving them excess of money
2) By giving them excess of freedom
3) By treating them like slaves
4) By treating them as if they had no value

b) What piece of advice was given by Mrs. Fitzgerald to Mrs. Pearson?
1) To misbehave with her kids
2) To misname them everyday
3) To handle them strictly
4) To keep an eye on them

c) What does the word ‘Apology’ mean ?
1) Pretense
2) Regret
3) Rejuvenation
4) None of these

a) Name the chapter.
1) Mother’s Day

2) The Ghat of the Only World

3) Birth

4) The Tale of the Melon City

a. By giving them excess of freedom b. To handle them strictly c. Regret d. Mother’s Day




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