English Quiz

 Read the given passage carefully and answer the questions given below-

My next pet was a pigeon, the most revolting bird to look at, with his feathers pushing through the wrinkled scarlet skin, mixed with the horrible yellow down that covers baby pigeons and makes them look as though they have been peroxiding their hair. Because of his repulsive and obese appearance, we called him Quasimodo.

Since he had an unorthodox upbringing, without parents to teach him, Quasimodo became convinced that he was not a bird at all, and refused to fly. He walked everywhere. He was always eager to join us in anything we did. He would even try to come for walks with us. So you had to either carry him on your shoulder, which was risking an accident to your clothes, or else you let him walk behind. If you let him walk, then you had to slow down your own pace to suit his, for should you get too far ahead you would hear the most frantic and imploring coos and turn around to find Quasimodo running desperately after you.

Q1. The narrator describes the pigeon as a ‘revolting bird’ because
a) he could not fly
b) he had to be carried everywhere
c) he had wrinkled skin covered with yellow feathers
d) he was fat

Q2. Quasimodo got his name because
a) he was a fat and ugly
b) he was attractive
c) he could not fly
d) he love behaving like human beings

Q3. We know that Quasimodo was always eager to go on walks because
a) he walked everywhere
b) he did not know how to fly
c) he complained loudly if he was not taken along
d) he always copied whatever humans did

Q4. Quasimodo protested when he was
a) left at home
b) lifted on human shoulders
c) taken for a walk
d) left behind during walks

Q5. The phrase ‘risking an accident to your clothes’ means
a) the bird pecked at their clothes
b) there was a chance of the bird soiling their clothes
c) the bird risked a fall
d) the bird did not like their clothes

Each of the following consists of a word in capital letters followed by four words or groups of words.Select the words or group of words that is most similar in meaning to the word in capital letter.

Q6. REVAMP
(a) Retreat
(b) Reconstruct
(c) Retrial
(d) Retrace

Q7. PLACATE
(a) Implore
(b) Flatter
(c) Pacify
(d) Compensate

Q8. WRESTED
(a) Took by force
(b) Took away easily
(c) Lost narrowly
(d) Won easily

Q9. TENUOUS
(a) Being tenacious
(b) Not substantial
(c) Gross
(d) Popular

Q10. : UNRUFFLED
(a) Simple
(b) Indifferent
(c) Sluggish
(d) Calm

ANSWERS
1. (c) it had wrinkled skin covered with yellow feathers
2. (a) he was a fat and ugly
3. (c) he complained loudly if he was not taken along
4. (d) the walked too fast
5. (b) there was a chance of the bird soiling their clothes
6. (b)
7. (c)
8. (a)
9. (b)
10. (d)

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