Wednesday, 21 May 2014


A. Read the following extracts and answer the questions.

1. “................for her sudden deviation towards the footsteps of Nimrod was the fact that loona Bimberton had recently been carried eleven miles in an aeroplane by an Algerian aviator........”                  (3)

a) Who is Nimrod?
b) What do you understand by ‘aviator’?
c) Write down the full name of the author.

2. “The one great anxiety was lest he should die of old age before the date appointed for the memsahib’s shoot”. (3)

a) Who is Memsahib?
b) What reward did the memsahib announce ?
c) Which food did villagers provide to the tiger?

3. “I believe it’s ill”                             (3)

a) Who is the speaker?
b) To whom the sentence is spoken?
c) Why did the speaker say so? (In short)

4. “Mrs. Packletide was pardonably annoyed at the discovery”      (3)

a) What was the discovery?
b) Who discovered the fact?
c) Why should Mrs. Packletide be pardoned? (In short)

B. Answer the following questions. 6 x 3 =18
a) “Women jealousy is dangerous” – establish the comment in regard to the story.
b) Give a character sketch of Miss Mebbin.
c) Comment Saki as a story teller.
d) “One thousand rupees and villagers” – explain critically.
e) Explain – “ The incidental expenses are so heavy.”
f) How did Mrs. Packletide become successful in making Loona Bimberton jealous?  

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