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Chapter-6: Poets and Pancakes

1 . Who is the author of Poets and Pancakes?

  • Asokamitran
  • Charu Nivedita
  • Jayakanthan
  • Balakumaran
Answer
Asokamitran

2. What has Asokamitran brought up through this write up?

  • topics of film industry
  • topics of make up industry
  • topics of gossip
  • topics of heroines
Answer
topics of film industry

3. Why was the author praying for crowd shooting at all times?

  • to attract the crowd
  • to avoid people
  • to avoid epical narrations
  • none
Answer
to avoid epical narrations

4. How was Kothamanglam Subbu treated in the Gemini studio?

  • with hatred
  • rudely
  • disrespectfully
  • with high respect
Answer
with high respect

5. Who was Greta Garbo?

  • A Swedish actress
  • a german actress
  • a French actress
  • a bengali actress
Answer
A Swedish actress

6. Who was the Englishman?

  • Salman Rushdie
  • D.H Lawrence
  • George Orwell
  • Stephen Spender
Answer
Stephen Spender

7. Who was Subbu’s enemy?

  • no one
  • the author
  • actors
  • The boy in the makeup room
Answer
The boy in the makeup room

8. When did MRA visit Madras?

  • 1942
  • 1922
  • 1932
  • 1952
Answer
1952

9. Why was Subbu a trouble shooter?

  • because of his gossip style
  • because of his flattery
  • ability to mix up with everyone
  • because of his problem resolving quality
Answer
because of his problem resolving quality

10. What has been the make up room compared to?

  • make up company
  • a Parlour
  • a jewellery shop
  • hair-cutting salon
Answer
hair-cutting salon

11. Who was heading the make-up department?

  • a Madrasi
  • A tamilian
  •  A bengali
  •  A Bengali and later was succeeded by a Maharashtrian
Answer
 A Bengali and later was succeeded by a Maharashtrian

12. Who imitated the scenes of Sunset and Sunrise of Jotham Valley?

  • Police
  •  Scouts of Madras
  •  Social Workers
  •  All Tamil Plays
Answer
 All Tamil Plays

13. How does the author come to know that English author was Stephen Spender?

  •  From a painting
  •  From the newspaper
  •  from a television show
  •  from a book- The God that failed
Answer
 from a book- The God that failed

14. The boy in the make up room was jealous of whom?

  • actors
  •  author
  •  the visitor
  • Subbu’s success and his closeness to the boss
Answer
Subbu’s success and his closeness to the boss

15. Why did everybody in the studio think of giving some work to the author?

  •  because of the idle appearance of his work
  •  because he was an office boy
  • because he was a helper
  • none
Answer
 because of the idle appearance of his work

16. What was MRA?

  •  British Army
  • The Moral Rearmament Army- a counter movement to International Communism
  •  a wing of Indian Army
  • A drama company
Answer
The Moral Rearmament Army- a counter movement to International Communism

17. For whom was Gemini studio making films?

  •  for English people
  •  for illiterate
  • for elderly peole
  • for simple Tamilians who have no interest in English poetry
Answer
for simple Tamilians who have no interest in English poetry

18. What has Asokamitran brought up through this write up?

  • topics of film industry
  • topics of make up industry
  •  topics of gossip
  •  topics of heroines
Answer
topics of film industry

19. When was Gemini studio set up?

  •  1920
  •  1930
  • 1910
  • 1940
Answer
1940

20. Who is the author of Poets and Pancakes?

  • Asokamitran (1931), a Tamil writer
  •  Charu Nivedita
  • Jayakanthan
  •  Balakumaran
Answer
Asokamitran (1931), a Tamil writer