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CBSE Class 8 English - MCQ and Online Tests- Prose - Unit 1 - The Best Christmas Present in the World

CBSE Class 8 English – MCQ and Online Tests – Prose – Unit 1 – The Best Christmas Present in the World

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CBSE Class 8 English – MCQ and Online Tests – Prose – Unit 1 – The Best Christmas Present in the World

Question 1.
According to Jim, a Christmas morning should be
(a) cold and frosty
(b) warm and comfortable
(c) beautiful with the sun-shining
(d) rainy


Answer: (a) cold and frosty

Question 2.
“I began work on it on Christmas Eve”. In the above sentence ‘it’ stands for
(a) a junk shop
(b) the garage
(c) the roll-top desk
(d) the drawers


Answer: (c) the roll-top desk

Question 3.
The narrator found a shallow space below a secret drawer when he
(a) pulled out the first drawer
(b) began to mend the desk
(c) pulled out the last drawer
(d) had finished working


Answer: (c) pulled out the last drawer

Question 4.
January 25, 1915 was the date on which
(a) the narrator pulled out the drawers
(b) Jim’s letter came to Connie
(c) Jim wrote the letter
(d) Jim met Hans Wolf


Answer: (b) Jim’s letter came to Connie

Question 5.
The narrator bought the desk from a junk shop because
(a) such a desk was not available anywhere else
(b) the author wanted an ancient roll-top desk
(c) its roll-top was in several pieces
(d) the narrator could not afford a new roll-top desk


Answer: (d) the narrator could not afford a new roll-top desk

Question 6.
“But the truth, I am ashamed to say, is that Fritz began it.” In the above sentence ‘Fritz’ refers to
(a) the German soldier
(b) the German commander in the story
(c) the British soldier
(d) the British commander in the story


Answer: (a) the German soldier

Question 7.
The Christmas celebrations were initiated by
(a) the British
(b) the Germans
(c) both of the above
(d) chance


Answer: (b) the Germans

Question 8.
Jim’s first reaction to the ‘Happy Christmas’ by the Germans was one of
(a) suspicion
(b) surprise
(c) anger
(d) disgust


Answer: (b) surprise

Question 9.
Schnapps is
(a) a kind of meat
(b) a German wine
(c) a sauce
(d) a British dish


Answer: (b) a German wine

Question 10.
By which Christmas did Jim promise to be back home?
(a) 1913
(b) 1914
(c) 1915
(d) 1916


Answer: (c) 1915

Question 11.
Does Connie’s wait for her husband come to an end?
(a) yes
(b) may be
(c) not sure
(d) None of these


Answer: (a) yes

Question 12.
What was the speaker’s reaction when he realizes
(a) He was ashamed.
(b) He gets very angry
(c) He was embarrassed
(d) He began to cry


Answer: (a) He was ashamed.

Question 13.
Why did she become happy?
(a) Because it was Christmas
(b) At the sight of the visitor
(c) Because the matron had served apple pie
(d) On seeing the decoration and the Christmas tree


Answer: (b) At the sight of the visitor

Question 14.
Who did she think had come?
(a) Jim
(b) Hans Wolf
(c) Her father
(d) Her brother


Answer: (a) Jim

Question 15.
On which date does Connie receive Jim’s letter?
(a) 4th July, 1776
(b) 16th December, 1914
(c) 6th August, 1945
(d) 30th January, 1948


Answer: (b) 16th December, 1914

Question 16.
What is the “best Christmas present in the world”?
(a) Jim’s letter
(b) Jim’s return
(c) Jim’s present
(d) Jim’s picture


Answer: (b) Jim’s return

Question 17.
Sausage is
(a) a wine
(b) slice of meat and bread
(c) a sauce
(d) a British dish


Answer: (b) slice of meat and bread

Read the following extracts and answer the questions that follow choosing the correct options from among the given ones :


It was going for very little money. I thought I could restore it. It would be a risk a challenge, but I had to have it.

Question 1.
The ‘it’ in the first sentence refers to
(a) a country
(b) a chair
(c) a desk
(d) a letter.


Answer: (c) a desk

Question 2.
The temptation to buy it was
(a) a risk
(b) a challenge
(c) the quality
(d) the cheap price.


Answer: (d) the cheap price.


When we had got over the surprise, some of us shouted back. “Same to you, Fritz ! Same to you !” I thought that would be that. We all did. But then one of them was up there in his grey greatcoat and waving a white flag.

Question 1.
‘I thought that would be that’. It means that I thought that
(a) it was all
(b) it was a mistake
(c) it was a joy
(d) it was dangerous.


Answer: (a) it was all

Question 2.
‘Same to you’ here means
(a) Happy Christmas
(b) good feelings
(c) we are same
(d) we are fine


Answer: (a) Happy Christmas

Question 3.
The speaker of these lines is
(a) the narrator
(b) the author
(c) Jim
(d) Connie.


Answer: (a) the narrator

Question 4.
‘We’ in the first line refers to
(a) French soldiers
(b) the british soldiers
(c) Jim and Connie
(d) the narrator and his friend


Answer: (b) the british soldiers

Question 5.
The phrase ‘got over’ means
(a) passed
(b) overcame
(c) excited
(d) got out.


Answer: (b) overcame


Our boys gave them a rousing chorus of While Shepherds Watched. We exchanged carols for a while and then we all fell silent. We had had our time of peace and goodwill, a time I will treasure as long as I live.

Question 1.
Who prompted these boys to sing ?
(a) their boss
(b) their commander
(c) their friends
(d) the German soldiers.


Answer: (d) the German soldiers.

Question 2.
Carols are sung on
(a) Christmas
(b) Good Friday
(c) Holi
(d) Diwali.


Answer: (a) Christmas

Question 3.
The phrase ‘our boys’ refers to
(a) the students
(b) German soldiers
(c) some British soldiers
(d) the author’s sons


Answer: (c) some British soldiers


As I was speaking her eyes never left my face. I opened the tin box and gave it to her. That was the moment her eyes lit up with recognition and her face became suffused with a sudden glow of happiness. I explained about the desk, about how I had found it, but I don’t think she was listening.

Question 1.
The lady being talked to, is
(a) Connie
(b) the matron
(c) Hans Wolf’s wife
(d) none of the above three.


Answer: (a) Connie

Question 2.
The lady was not listening because
(a) she was sick
(b) she was deaf
(c) she was too happy
(d) she had recognised the speaker


Answer: (c) she was too happy


Question 3.
The speaker of the above passage is
(a) the author
(b) the narrator
(c) Jim
(d) Hans Wolf.


Answer: (d) Hans Wolf.



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