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Chapter 8: A Short Monsoon Diary

1. How did he describe the early monsoon rain?

  • Cold and humid
  • Cold and breezy
  • Warm and humid
  • Warm and breezy
Answer
Warm and humid

2. Which seasonal visitors did the rain herald?

  • Leopard
  • Thousand leeches
  • Only A and not B
  • Both A and B
Answer
Both A and B

3. Who chases the minivets away?

  • Drongo
  • Leopard
  • Leeches
  • Scarlet minivet
Answer
Drongo

4. Which plant reared its head as the author walked till the bank and post office?

  • Cobra lily
  • Ground orchids
  • Dahlias
  • None of the above
Answer
Cobra lily

5. Who did the seasonal visitor lift from near the servant’s quarters?

  • Dog
  • Cat
  • Leopard
  • All of the above
Answer
Dog

6. What all did the mist do?

  • Conceal the hills
  • Silence the birds
  • Make it feel as if it were midnight
  • All of the Above
Answer
All of the Above

7. What is the colour of female scarlet minivets?

  • Red
  • Yellow
  • Pink
  • green
Answer
Yellow

8. “The __________ affords a certain privacy.”

  • Cobra lily
  • Rain
  • Bijju
  • mist
Answer
mist

9. Which birds flit silently among the leaves like brilliant jewels?

  • Scarlet minivet
  • Drongo
  • Leech
  • None of the above
Answer
Scarlet minivet

10. Why was he unable to see Bijju?

  • Bijju was far away
  • Mist had concealed everything
  • He did not want to see Bijju
  • Bijju was not there
Answer
Mist had concealed everything