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Extract Based Questions for Chapter 9 Madam Rides the Bus Class 10 English First Flight with Solutions

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Extract Based Questions for Chapter 9 Madam Rides the Bus Class 10 English First Flight with Solutions

Madam Rides the Bus Extract Based Questions Class 10 English

Extract 1 Madam Rides the Bus

Read the following extracts carefully and answer the questions that follow—

Her favourite pastime was standing in the front doorway of her house, watching what was happening in the street outside. There were no playmates of her own age on her street, and this was about all she had to do. But for Valli, standing at the front door was every bit as enjoyable as any of the elaborate games other children played. Watching the street gave her many new unusual experiences.

Question 1: Why did Valli keep on standing at the doorway?

(i) to watch the happenings on the street outside.
(ii) to look for the ice cream vendor
(iii) to watch her friends play
(iv) as she waited for her father to come

Answer

(i) to watch the happenings on the street outside.


Question 2: How did Valli feel while standing at the doorway?

(i) Standing at the doorway gave her new experiences and she felt joyous.
(ii) Standing at the doorway gave her sad feeling and she felt disappointed.
(iii) Standing at the doorway made her depressed as all the children were playing and she had no friend to play with
(iv) None of the above.

Answer

(i) Standing at the doorway gave her new experiences and she felt joyous.

 

Question 3: Which word in the extract means the same as 'not very common'?

(i) Front
(ii) Elaborate
(iii) Unusual
(iv) Enjoyable

Answer

(iii) Unusual

 

Question 4: How was Valli different from children of her age?

(i) as she was not interested in playing those silly games
(ii) as she was not interested in playing those elaborate games.
(iii) as she was not interested in books and candies
(iv) none of the above

Answer

(ii) as she was not interested in playing those elaborate games.

 

Extract 2 Madam Rides the Bus

The most fascinating thing of all was the bus that travelled between her village and the nearest town. It passed through her street each hour, once going to the town and once coming back. The sight of the bus, filled each time with a new set of passengers, was a source of unending joy for Valli.


Question 1: How frequently did the bus operate?

(i) once in an hour.
(ii) twice in an hour.
(iii) once in a day.
(iv) twice in a day.

Answer

(i) once in an hour.


Question 2: What was the source of unending joy for Valli?

(i) the bus making sound while passing through the street.
(ii) the sight of the bus filled each time with a new set of passengers.
(iii) the sight of the bus in colourful paintings.
(iv) All of the above.

Answer

(ii) the sight of the bus filled each time with a new set of passengers.


Question 3: Which word in the passage means same as 'never ending'?

(i) Unending
(ii) Fascinating
(iii) Sight
(iv) Travelled

Answer

(i) Unending


Question 4: What was the most fascinating thing for Valli?

(i) to watch the bus that travelled between her village and the nearest town.
(ii) to watch children playing in her street.
(iii) to observe the things happening around.
(iv) to watch the birds and squirrels

Answer

(i) to watch the bus that travelled between her village and the nearest town.


Extract 3 Madam Rides the Bus

The town was six miles from her village. The fare was thirty paisa one way-"Which is almost nothing at all," she heard one well-dressed man say, but to Valli, who scarcely saw that much money from one month to the next, it seemed a fortune. The trip to the town took forty-five minutes.

Question 1: How much was the fare of the bus?
(i) 30 paisa per side
(ii) 20 paisa per side.
(iii) 10 paisa per side
(iv) 50 paisa per side.
Answer
(i) 30 paisa per side
 
Question 2: How far was the town from her village?
(i) 4 miles away from her village
(ii) 6 miles away from her village
(iii) 3 miles away from her village
(iv) Around 12 miles away from her village
Answer
(ii) 6 miles away from her village
 
Question 3: Which word in the passage means same as 'luck'?
(i) Fortune
(ii) Heard
(iii) Fare
(iv) Scarcely
Answer
(i) Fortune
 
Question 4: What has been called fortune for Valli?
(i) The bus fare which was thirty paisa only a sum considered small, has been called fortune for Valli. 
(ii) She got a chance to go in the bus for free.
(iii) People she met were joyful and kind towards her.
(iv) She sneaked in when her mother was asleep.
Answer
(i) The bus fare which was thirty paisa only a sum considered small, has been called fortune for Valli.

Extract 4 Madam Rides the Bus

"Okay, okay, but first you must get on the bus," said the conductor, and he stretched out a hand to help her up. 'Never mind," she said, "I can get on by myself. You don't have to help me."
 
Question 1: Why did the conductor give Valli a helping hand?
(i) he liked her beautiful face.
(ii) he liked her elderly attitude.
(iii) she was too young to get into the bus.
(iv) None of the above.
Answer
(iii) she was too young to get into the bus.
 
Question 2: How did Valli react to the conductor?
(i) She pleasantly accepted his help.
(ii) She refused taking help from the conductor and said that she would get on the bus by herself.
(iii) She denied his helping hand as he was not a good person.
(iv) All of the above.
Answer
(ii) She refused taking help from the conductor and said that she would get on the bus by herself.
 
Question 3: Which word in the passage means 'extended'?
(i) Stretched
(ii) Mind
(iii) Never
(iv) Conductor
Answer
(i) Stretched
 
Question 4: What trait of Valli's character has been shown in the extract?
(i) The extract shows Valli as a self dependent girl who didn't seek anybody's help.
(ii) The extract shows Valli as an over confident girl.
(iii) The extract shows Valli as a pretty girl who takes herself as smart.
(iv) None of the above.
Answer
(i) The extract shows Valli as a self dependent girl who didn't seek anybody's help.
 

Extract 5 Madam Rides the Bus

Over many days and months, Valli listened carefully to conversations between her neighbours and people who regularly used the bus, and she also asked a few discreet questions here and there. This way she picked up various small details about the bus journey. The town was six miles from her village. The fare was thirty paise one way -"which is almost nothing at all."
 
Question 1: What conclusion was made by the Valli on the basis of her information?
(i) the town was six miles from her village and the fare was thirty paisa one way.
(ii) the town was very far away from her village.
(iii) the town was not so beautiful.
(iv) None of the above.
Answer
(i) the town was six miles from her village and the fare was thirty paisa one way.
 
Question 2: What were the sources of information for her?
(i) She would hear the conversations between her neighbours and the people who regularly travel by bus.
(ii) She would gather the information from newspaper and postcard
(iii) She would gather the information from magazine and her friend
(iv) None of the above
Answer
(i) She would hear the conversations between her neighbours and the people who regularly travel by bus.
 
Question 3: From the passage, find the word which is opposite of 'obtrusive'.
(i) Sensible
(ii) Careful
(iii) Discreet
(iv) Inconspicuous
Answer
(iii) Discreet
 
Question 4: Which word in the passage means the same as 'many'?
(i) Conversation
(ii) Journey
(iii) Picked
(iv) Various
Answer
(iv) Various
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