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Extract Based Questions of The Thief’s Story, Chapter 2, English, Class 10

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Extract 1

I was still a thief when I met Anil. And though only 15, I was an experienced and fairly successful hand. Anil was watching a wrestling match when I approached him. He was about 25 a tall, lean fellow and he looked easy-going, kind and simple enough for my purpose. I hadn’t had much luck of late and thought I might be able to get into the young man’s confidence. “You look a bit of a wrestler yourself” I said. A little flattery helps in making friends.

a) Name the chapter

1) A Triumph of Surgery

2) The Thief’s Story

3) Footprints Without Feet

4) Animals

b) Who is the author of The Thief’s Story?
1) Ruskin Bond
2) James Herriot
3) J.B. Priestley
4) A.J. Cronin

c) What was Anil by profession?
1) A wrestler
2) A teacher
3) A writer
4) A book seller

d) Which literary device has been used in ‘You look a bit of a wrestler yourself’?
1) Simile
2) Metaphor
3) Personification
4) Alliteration

Answers

a. The Thief’s Story b. Ruskin Bond c. A writer d. Metaphor

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Extract 2

He took me to his room over the Jumna Sweet Shop and told me I could sleep on the balcony. But the meal I cooked that night must have been terrible because Anil gave it to a stray dog and told me to be off. But I just hung around, smiling in my most appealing way, and he couldn’t help laughing.

a) Who is ‘He’ in the above lines?
1) Hari Singh
2) Anil
3) Ruskin Bond
4) None of these

b) What kind of food was prepared by Hari Singh?
1) Palatable
2) Sumptuous
3) Toothsome
4) None of these

c) What does the word ‘Stray’ mean?
1) One who moves here and there aimlessly
2) One who barks aimlessly
3) One who bites aimlessly
4) None of these

d) What was Hari Singh by profession?
1) A thief
2) A wrestler
3) A writer
4) A book seller

Answers

a. Anil b. None of these c. One who moves here and there aimlessly d. A thief

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Extract 3

And that is why it was so difficult to rob him. It’s easy to rob a greedy man, because he can afford to be robbed; but it’s difficult to rob a careless man sometimes he doesn’t even notice he’s been robbed and that takes all the pleasure out of the work. Well, it’s time I did some real work, I told myself; I’m out of practice. And if I don’t take the money, he’ll only waste it on his friends. After all, he doesn’t even pay me.

a) Why was it difficult to rob a careless man according to Hari Singh?
1) For he gets angry
2) For he doesn’t pay attention to
3) For he can pay attention to it
4) None of these

b) What reason did Hari Singh find for cheating on his host?
1) That he was not much worried about money
2) That he didn’t pay him
3) That he would spend money on his friends
4) All of these

c) What does the speaker mean by ‘Out of practice’?
1) That he was not used to stealing
2) That he was used to stealing
3) That he had not committed a stealth for a period of time
4) None of these

d) Which of the following adjectives describes Anil?
1) Trustworthy
2) Philanthropist
3) A good host
4) All of these

Answers

a. For he doesn’t pay attention to  b. All of these c. That he had not committed a stealth for a period of time d. All of these

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Extract 4

My hand slid under the mattress, searching for the notes. When I found them, I drew them out without a sound. Anil sighed in his sleep and turned on his side, towards me. I was startled and quickly crawled out of the room.

a) What was Hari Singh looking for?
1) Gold
2) Money
3) Shares
4) Key of Anil’s Safe

b) What does the word ‘Startled’ mean?
1) Astonished
2) Ravished
3) Perplexed
4) None of these

c) Where did Hari Singh go after stealing the money?
1) Bus Stand
2) Railway Station
3) Metro Station
4) None of these

d) What does the phrasal verb ‘Crawl Out’ mean?
1) To run out quickly
2) To move out slowly
3) To move out hastily
4) To stay there for a while

Answers

a. Money b. Astonished c. Railway Station d. To move out slowly

Extract 5

When the train had gone, I found myself standing alone on the deserted platform. I had no idea where to spend the night. I had no friends, believing that friends were more trouble than help. And I did not want to make anyone curious by staying at one of the small hotels near the station. The only person I knew really well was the man I had robbed. Leaving the station, I walked slowly through the bazaar.

a) What does the word ‘Deserted’ mean?
1) Abandoned
2) Stuffed with people
3) Crowded
4) Both 2 and 3

b) What did Hari Singh notice at the station?
1) That his friends had gone
2) That the train had gone
3) That Anil had come to take his money back
4) That Anil had already been standing there

c) Why did Hari Singh not want to turn up to his friends?
1) For they could make his work easier
2) For they could drop him to Anil’s home
3) For they could leave him alone
4) For they could create more trouble than help

d) What did Hari Singh decide to do?
1) To turn up to his friends
2) To turn up to Anil’s home
3) To turn up to his mother’s home
4) To wait at the railway station for another train.

Answers

a. Abandoned b. That the train had gone c. For they could create more trouble than help d. To turn up to Anil’s home

Extract 6

I hurried back to the room feeling very nervous, for it is much easier to steal something than to return it undetected. I opened the door quietly, then stood in the doorway, in clouded moonlight. Anil was still asleep. I crept to the head of the bed, and my hand came up with the notes. I felt his breath on my hand. I remained still for a minute. Then my hand found the edge of the mattress, and slipped under it with the notes.

a) What did Hari Singh do with the money?
1) Deposited in his bank account
2) Handed in to his friends
3) Kept in Anil’s safe stealthily
4) Kept it whence it was taken

b) Why did Hari Singh keep the money under the mattress?
1) For he had realised his mistake
2) For he could be arrested by police
3) For he was afraid of being humiliated in front of people
4) For he had no guts to steal

c) What was more difficult for Hari Singh?
1) To return the money in the morning
2) To return the money in the evening
3) To return the money undetected
4) All of these

d) What was the mental state of Hari Singh?
1) Confident
2) Nervous
3) Perplexed
4) Both 2 and 3

Answers

a. Kept it whence it was taken b. For he had realised his mistake c. To return the money undetected d. Both 2 and 3

Extract 7

“I made some money yesterday,” he explained. “Now you’ll be paid regularly.” My spirits rose. But when I took the note, I saw it was still wet from the night’s rain. “Today we’ll start writing sentences,” he said. He knew. But neither his lips nor his eyes showed anything. I smiled at Anil in my most appealing way. And the smile came by itself, without any effort.

a) Who had made money?
1) Hari Singh
2) Anil
3) Ruskin Bond
4) None of these

b) Why does the phrase ‘My spirits rose’ mean?
1) To feel sad
2) To feel happy
3) To regret
4) To apologise

c) What did Anil plan to do with Hari Singh?
1) To hand him in to police
2) To beat him ruthlessly
3) To start teaching him
4) To abuse him publicly

a) Name the chapter

1) A Triumph of Surgery

2) The Thief’s Story

3) Footprints Without Feet

4) Animals

Answers

a. Anil b. To feel happy c. To start teaching him d. The Thief’s Story

 

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