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Chapter-7: The Interview

1 . Who is the author of the lesson ‘The Interview’?

  • Christopher Priest
  • Christopher Silvester
  • J.B. Priestley
  • Alfred John Churchley
Answer
Christopher Silvester

2. What was Lewis Caroll’s opinion of interviews and autographs?

  • wonder
  • terror
  • horror
  • none
Answer
horror

3. What is an interview?

  • a medium of talking to the people
  • a medium to spread rumours
  • a medium to be the talk of the town
  • a medium of interaction and introspection
Answer
a medium of interaction and introspection

4. What does writing novels on Sundays signify?

  • writing novels- his passion
  • writing novels- his need
  • writing novels- his casual job
  • writing novels- his interest
Answer
writing novels- his casual job

5. What does V.S. Naipaul feel about interviews?

  • horror
  • happy
  • wounded
  • none
Answer
wounded

6. What do his works for children speak about?

  • his passion for children
  • children are nuisance
  • children love to be happy
  • non-violence and peace
Answer
non-violence and peace

7. What kind of a novel was The Name of The Rose?

  • hilarious
  • fiction
  • non-fiction
  • a serious one
Answer
a serious one

8. What do his works for children speak about?

  • his passion for children
  • children are nuisance
  • children love to be happy
  • non-violence and peace
Answer
non-violence and peace

9. Which period of history do Umberto’s novels deal with?

  • Renaissance
  • dark age
  • modern era
  • Medieval period
Answer
Medieval period

10. What satisfied Umberto’s taste for narration?

  • stories
  • children’s works
  • interviews
  • Novels
Answer
Novels

11. What do Rudyard Kipling and his wife express about interviews?

  •  immoral
  •  not good
  •  very bad
  •  immoral and offensive crime against a person
Answer
 immoral and offensive crime against a person

12. Why were the journalists and publishers puzzled by the success of The Name of the Rose?

  • because readers like trash and it was a serious novel
  •  because it was becoming popular
  • because of its high rated success
  •  none
Answer
because readers like trash and it was a serious novel

13. Why did Umberto start writing novels?

  •  to avail an opportunity
  •  to be in limelight
  • to share his views
  •  to make best use of empty spaces means free time
Answer
 to make best use of empty spaces means free time

14. What facts are being showcased in the interview held between Eco and Padamanabhan?

  • he takes pride in being an academician, a university Professor first
  •  Being a novelist is a secondary thing for him
  •  uses his free time for writing novels
  •  All these
Answer
 All these

16. How many novels has Umberto written?

  •  10
  • 8
  • 15
  •  5
Answer
5

17. Explain ‘Denis Brain’s statement “Almost everything of moment reaches us through one man
asking questions of others.’

  •  The interviewer has the power
  •  The interviewer has status
  • The interviewer can elicit the truth and has the power to influence
  •  All these
Answer
All these

18. Enumerate ‘An Interview is a supremely serviceable medium of communication?

  •  a medium to gossip
  •  a medium to be the talk of the town
  •  a medium to prosper
  • a noble medium of interaction and introspection
Answer
a noble medium of interaction and introspection

19. What do you understand by the expression ‘Thumbprints on his windpipes”?

  • creating excessive pressure on throat
  • creating excessive pressure on vocal chords
  •  creating excessive pressure and tension for someone
  •  none
Answer
creating excessive pressure and tension for someone

20. At what age did he start writing novels?

  •  at the age of 55
  •  at the age of 52
  • at the age of 57
  •  at the age of 50
Answer
at the age of 50