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Chapter-9: Madam Rides the Bus

1.Who is the author of the lesson “Madam rides the Bus”?

  •  Gavin Maxwell
  •  Vallikkannan
  • Paulo Coehlo
  • Arup Kumar Dutta
Answer
Vallikkannan

2. Who was laughing at Valli’s remark of being grown up ?

  • Bus driver
  • Bus conductor
  • All the passengers
  • The Policeman
Answer
All the passengers

3. What was Valli’s age?

  •  7
  •  8
  •  9
  •  None of these
Answer
8

4. Who was going on a bus journey, just to fulfil her dream ?

  • Valli
  •  Valli’s mother
  •  Valli’s aunt
  • The old woman
Answer
Valli

5. How many times did the bus cross her street per hour?

  •  1
  •  2
  • 4
  • 6
Answer
2

6. Write the adjectival form of ‘shyness’.

  • shy
  •  shyness
  • shyless
  • skyful
Answer
shy

7. “Valli would stare wistfully at the people who got on or off the bus.” What is the meaning of wistfully?

  •  fearfully
  • carefully
  •  willingly
  •  longingly
Answer
 longingly

8. Which word in the passage means the same as ‘shining’.

  • stack
  • gleaming
  • shone
  • overhead
Answer
gleaming

9. How did she pick up small details about the bus journey?

  •  listening to conversations of neighbours
  •  asking a few discreet questions
  •  All of the above
  •  None of the above
Answer
All of the above

10. What can you tell about the conductor from the text?

  •  he was funny
  •  he was grumpy
  •  he was quiet
  •  all of the above
Answer
 all of the above

11. What did the old man say to Valli that annoyed her?

  • He shouted at her
  • he asked why she’s alone
  •  he merely asked her to sit
  • None of the above
Answer
he merely asked her to sit

12. Who was a “real chatterbox”?

  • Valli
  • conductor
  • her aunt
  • all of the above
Answer
her aunt

13. What did she have to resist on Village Fair Day to save for the ride?

  • balloons
  • merry go round
  •  toys
  •  peppermint
Answer
merry go round

14. What did the old man say to Valli that annoyed her?

  •  He shouted at her
  • he asked why she’s alone
  •  he merely asked her to sit
  •  None of the above
Answer
 he merely asked her to sit

15. What made her laugh on her journey?

  •  the sight of a running cow
  •  the old woman’s earrings
  •  the old man
  • None of the above
Answer
 the sight of a running cow

16. What amused Valli the most?

  •  The sight of buffalo running in front of the bus
  • The sight of people running in front of the bus
  •  The sight of dog running in front of the bus
  •  The sight of cow running in front of the bus
Answer
 The sight of cow running in front of the bus

17. What did Valli do one fine spring day?

  •  Caught the bus to the town
  •  Caught the bus to the village
  • Caught the car to the town
  •  Caught the car to the village
Answer
 Caught the bus to the town

18. What did Valli wish?

  •  Bus ride
  • Truck ride
  •  Car ride
  •  Cycle ride
Answer
 Bus ride 

19. What was her favourite pastime?

  • To stand at the front doorway and look into the street
  •  To stand at the front doorway and look every passenger
  • To stand at the back doorway and look every passenger
  •  None of the Above
Answer
To stand at the front doorway and look into the street

20. What was the timing of the afternoon nap taken by Valli’s mother?

  •  1 to 3
  •  1 to 4
  • 2 to 4
  •  2 to 3
Answer
 1 to 4