MCQ of The Fun They Had | Issac Asimov | Chapter | Class 9 | English |


MCQ of The Fun They Had

Multiple Choice Questions of The Fun They Had

Extract 1

They turned the pages, which were yellow and crinkly, and it was awfully funny to read words that stood still instead of moving the way they were supposed to — on a screen, you know. And then when they turned back to the page before, it had the same words on it that it had had when they read it the first time.

a) Name the chapter
1) Dust of Snow

2) Fire and Ice

3) A Tiger in the Zoo

4) The Fun They Had

b) Who is the author of The Fun They Had?
1) Adrienne Rich
2) Issac Asimov
3) Robert Frost
4) Leslie Norris

c) Who are ‘They’ in the first line?
1) Margie and her grandmother
2) Tommy and his grandmother
3) Margie and Tommy
4) None of these

d) What did they have in their hand?
1) A Tablet
2) A Screen
3) A Book
4) A Blank paper

e) What does the word ‘Crinkly’ mean?
1) Even
2) Uneven
3) Balanced
4) Clean and Clear


  1. The Fun They Had
  2. Issac Asimov
  3. Margie and Tommy
  4. A Book
  5. Uneven

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Extract 2

He was a round little man with a red face and a whole box of tools with dials and wires. He smiled at Margie and gave her an apple, then took the teacher apart. Margie had hoped he wouldn’t know how to put it together again, but he knew how all right, and, after an hour or so, there it was again, large and black and ugly, with a big screen on which all the lessons were shown and the questions were asked. That wasn’t so bad.

a) Who is ‘He’ in the first line?
1) Tommy
2) Tommy’s grandfather
3) Country Inspector
4) None of these

b) Which of the following was hated by Margie?
1) Country Inspector
2) Her school
3) Her Cab driver
4) None of these

c) What did Margie want?
1) Her teacher to stay with her
2) Her teacher to be taken away
3) Her teacher to quit the school
4) Her screen to be replaced with a book

d) Why did Margie hate her school?
1) For it was advancing day by day
2) For it still had traditional methods of teaching exited hundred years ago
3) For the lecture were quite interesting
4) For the school did not have computer lab


  1. Country Inspector
  2. Her school
  3. Her teacher to be taken away
  4. For it still had traditional methods of teaching exited hundred years ago

Extract 3

Margie was scornful. “School? What’s there to write about school? I hate school.” Margie always hated school, but now she hated it more than ever. The mechanical teacher had been giving her test after test in geography and she had been doing worse and worse until her mother had shaken her head sorrowfully and sent for the County Inspector.

a) What does the word ‘Scornful’ mean?
1) Contempuous
2) Disdainful
3) Insulting
4) All of these

b) How was Margie performing in her academics?
1) Good
2) Better
3) Best
4) None of these

c) Which degree of adjectives is ‘Worse’
1) Positive
2) Comparative
3) Superlative
4) None of these

d) What does the phrasal verb ‘Send for’ mean?
1) To call
2) To despise
3) To hate
4) To abhor


  1. All of these
  2. None of these
  3. Comparative
  4. To call

Extract 4

He said to her mother, “It’s not the little girl’s fault, Mrs Jones. I think the geography sector was geared a little too quick. Those things happen sometimes. I’ve slowed it up to an average ten-year level. Actually, the overall pattern of her progress is quite satisfactory.” And he patted Margie’s head again.

a) Who is ‘He’ in the first line?
1) Tommy
2) Inspector
3) Margie’s neighbout
4) None of them

b) Find out the synonym of the word ‘Geared’ from the following?
1) Speedened up
2) Slowed down
3) Demolished
4) Vanished

c) What does the word ‘Patted’ mean?
1) Hit heavily
2) Hit lightly
3) Hit deliberately with anger
4) None of these

d) How is Mrs. Jones associated with Margie?
1) Daughter
2) Mother
3) Grandmother
4) None of them


  1. Inspector
  2. Speedened up
  3. Hit lightly
  4. Mother

Extract 5

“A man isn’t smart enough.” “Sure he is. My father knows as much as my teacher.” “He knows almost as much, I betcha.” Margie wasn’t prepared to dispute that. She said, “I wouldn’t want a strange man in my house to teach me.” Tommy screamed with laughter. “You don’t know much, Margie. The teachers didn’t live in the house. They had a special building and all the kids went there.”

a) What does ‘Betcha’ mean?
1) I bet you
2) I beat you
3) I will beat you
4) None of these

b) Who has been called a strange man in this extract?
1) Doctor
2) Teacher
3) Driver
4) Condutor

c) What made Margie shocked?
1) That a man used to teach kids
2) That an elderly woman lived in her home
3) That women used to work as slaves
4) All of these

d) What did Margie think of a man?
1) That he can’t be a doctor
2) That he can’t be smart
3) That he can’t be a driver
4) All of them


  1. I bet you
  2. Teacher
  3. That he can’t be smart
  4. That he can’t be a teacher


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