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Extract Based Questions of Birth | MCQ of Birth

Extracts of Birth



Extract 1

Though it was nearly midnight when Andrew reached Bryngower, he found Joe Morgan waiting for him, walking up and down with short steps between the closed surgery and the entrance to the house. At the sight of him the burly driller’s face expressed relief.

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 Birth?
1) Amitav Ghosh
2) Vikram Seth
3) J.B. Priestley
4) A.J. Cronin

c) Why was Joe Morgan waiting for him?
1) for he was in pain
2) for his mother was in pain
3) for his wife was in pain
4) for his child was in pain

d) Find out the synonym of the word ‘Burly’ from the following?
1) Skinny
2) Lean
3) Robust
4) Slow

a. Birth b. A.J. Cronin c. for his wife was in pain d. Robust

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Extract 2

His thoughts were heavy, muddled. The episode he had witnessed at Cardiff station still obsessed him morbidly. He thought of Bramwell, foolishly devoted to a woman who deceived him sordidly, of Edward Page, bound to the shrewish Blodwen, of Denny, living unhappily, apart from his wife. His reason told him that all these marriages were dismal failures. 

a) Who is ‘He’ in this extract?
1) Joe Morgan
2) Jack Manson
3) Susan Morgan
4) Andrew Manson

b) What was his view about marriages of his acquaintances?
1) They were huge success
2) They were huge failures
3) They were impeccable
4) None of these

c) What was Andrew Manson by profession?
1) Driller
2) Compounder
3) Doctor
4) Numerologist

d) What does the word ‘Morbidly’ mean?
1) Suggesting a healthy state of mind
2) Suggesting a unhealthy state of mind
3) Suggesting a perfect state of mind
4) None of these

a. Andrew Manson b. They were huge failures c. Doctor d. Suggesting a unhealthy state of mind



Extract 3

 “Susan said not to give her the chloroform if it would harm the baby. She’s awful set upon this child, Doctor, bach.” Her old eyes warmed at a sudden thought. She added in a low tone: “Ay, we all are, I fancy.” He collected himself with an effort. “It won’t do any harm, the anaesthetic,” he said kindly. “They’ll be all right.”

a) Who is ‘She’ in this extract?
1) Joe Morgan
2) Susan Morgan
3) Susan Morgan’s mother
4) Andrew Manson

b) Why did Susan’s mother not want chloroform to be given to her daughter?
1) For the baby could die
2) for it could harm her
3) For it could harm the baby
4) Both 2 and 3

c) What is anesthetic?
1) Drug that leads to sensibility
2) Drug that leads to insensibility
3) Drug that leads to mental disorder
4) Drug that numbs the whole head

d) Why were all the Morgans worried?
1) For they were expecting their first child after a long period
2) For they were expecting their second child after a long period
3) For they were expecting their third child after a long period
4) For they were expecting their fourth child after a long period

a. Susan Morgan’s mother b. Both 2 and 3 c. Drug that leads to insensibility d. For they were expecting their first child after a long period



Extract 4

As he gazed at the still form a shiver of horror passed over Andrew. After all that he had promised! His face, heated with his own exertions, chilled suddenly. He hesitated, torn between his desire to attempt to resuscitate the child, and his obligation towards the mother, who was herself in a desperate state. The dilemma was so urgent he did not solve it consciously. Blindly, instinctively, he gave the child to the nurse and turned his attention to Susan Morgan who now lay collapsed, almost pulseless, and not yet out of the ether, upon her side.

a) How was the child born?
1) Lively
2) Lifeless
3) Lame
4) Blind

b) What does the word ‘Resuscitate’ mean?
1) To revive
2) To bathe
3) To clean
4) To stamp

c) Which ugly middle position was Manson caught in?
1) Whether to save the child or not
2) Whether to save the mother or not
3) Whether to pay attention to child or to mother
4) Whether to pay attention to family or mother

d) What had Dr. Manson promised to the Morgans?
1) Safe delivery of the child and mother
2) Less amount to be charged for delivery
3) No admission charges for the baby
4) That he would not be able to save the mother

a. Lifeless b. To revive c. Whether to pay attention to child or to mother d. Safe delivery of the child and mother



Extract 5

In a flash Andrew knelt down. Fishing amongst the sodden newspapers below the bed, he pulled out the child. A boy, perfectly formed. The limp, warm body was white and soft as tallow. The cord, hastily slashed, lay like a broken stem. The skin was of a lovely texture, smooth and tender. The head lolled on the thin neck. The limbs seemed boneless.

a) What does the word ‘Sodden’ mean?
1) Dry
2) Wet
3) Cleaned
4) None of these

b) Which literary device has been used in ‘Lay like a broken stem’?
1) Simile
2) Metaphor
3) Personification
4) Alliteration

b) Which literary device has been used in ‘White and soft as tallow’?
1) Simile
2) Zeugma
3) Epithet
4) Metonymy

d) Who slashed the child’s cord hastily?
1) Joe Morgan
2) Susan Morgan
3) Susan Morgan’s mother
4) Andrew Manson

a. Wet b. Simile c. Simile d. Andrew Manson



Extract 6

Snatching a blanket, he laid the child upon it and began the special method of respiration. The basins arrived, the ewer, the big iron kettle. Frantically he splashed cold water into one basin; into the other he mixed water as hot as his hand could bear. Then, like some crazy juggler, he hurried the child between the two, now plunging it into the icy, now into the steaming bath.

a) Which literary device has been used in ‘Like some crazy juggle’?
1) Simile
2) Metaphor
3) Personification
4) Alliteration

b) Which technique was adopted by Manson to revive the child?
1) Hot water technique
2) Cold water technique
3) Hot and Cold water technique
4) None of these

b) What does the adverb ‘Plunging’ mean?
1) Flying
2) Diving
3) Immersing
4) Forgetting

d) What does the word ‘Frantically’ mean?
1) Slowly
2) Fastly
3) Madly
4) Tiresomely

a. Simile b. Hot and Cold water technique c. Immersing d. Madly



Extract 7

And then, as by a miracle, the pigmy chest, which his hands enclosed, gave a short, convulsive heave, another… and another… Andrew turned giddy. The sense of life, springing beneath his fingers after all that unavailing striving, was so exquisite it almost made him faint. He redoubled his efforts feverishly. The child was gasping now, deeper and deeper. A bubble of mucus came from one tiny nostril, a joyful iridescent bubble. 

a) What made Andrew turn giddy?
1) His personality
2) His efforts
3) His behaviour
4) His attention to Susan’s mother

b) What happened to the child in the end?
1) He was revived by Manson
2) He was killed by Manson
3) He was given anesthetic by Manson
4) He was thrown under the bed by Manson

b) What does the adverb ‘Pigmy’ mean?
1) Small
2) Green in colour
3) Huge
4) Black in colour

d) What does the word ‘Striving’ mean?
1) Working normally
2) Working slowly
3) Working tirelessly again and again
4) Working smartly

a. His efforts b. He was revived by Manson c. Small d. Working tirelessly again and again

 

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