পরীক্ষা প্রস্তুতি : ‘Karma’ by Khuswant Singh MCQ & SAQএকাদশ শ্রেণীর ইংরেজি বিষয়ের একটি অন্যত্তম Short story হল ”Karma” by Khuswant Singh .এই গল্পটিতে Mr. Mohanlal নামের একজন বিদেশী শিক্ষায় শিক্ষিত ভারতীয় ব্যক্তির অত্যাধিক অহংকারের কারনে এবং ইংরেজদের প্রতি অতিরিক্ত টানের কারনে শেষ পর্যন্ত কিভাবে ইংরেজদের দ্বারা অপমানিত এবং লাঞ্ছিত হয়েছে।এই গল্পটি আমাদেরকে শিক্ষা দেয় যে অতিরিক্ত অহংকার পতন ডেকে আনে। একাদশ শ্রেণীর English বিষয়ের ”Karma” by Khuswant Singh গল্পটি থেকে এইবছর একাদশ শ্রেণীর Annual Examination -এ আসতে পারে এইরকম কিছু গুরুত্বপূর্ণ Multiple Choice Questions (MCQ) & Shoort Answer Question (SAQ) আলোচনা করা হল -‘Karma’ by Khuswant Singh MCQ & SAQ Karma’ by Khuswant Singh MCQ & SAQ
‘Karma’ by Khuswant Singh MCQ & SAQ
‘Karma’ by Khuswant Singh MCQ
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1))Leela keenly examined the ball for traces of – [Annual Exam. – 2014]
2)Leela lost her – [Annual Exam. – 2015]
3)Siddaa knows – [Annual Exam. – 2016]
[A] the deity
4)Leela’s mother found the gold chain in the – [Annual Exam. – 2017]
[B]red chilli pot
[C]black paper pot
5) Leela knew – [Annual Exam. – 2019]
[A]all the letters
[B]none of the letters
[C]10 or 12 letters
[D]two or three letters
6)When Leela’s mother noticed that Leela’s gold chain was missing, it was – [Annual Exam. – 2020]
7)At Sivasankar’s house Sidda was given – [AnnualExam-2022]
[A] three meals a day and four rupees a month
[B]three meals a day and two rupees a month
[C] two meals a day and three rupees a month
[D] two meals a day and four rupees a month
8) Leela’s chain was finally discovered from – [AnnualExam-2022]
[A] the pickle pot ii) the utensils rack
[B] the utensils rack
[C]the tamarind pot
[D]the flower pot
9)Khushwant Singh was a / an
[A]Indian writer in Urdu
[B]Indian writer in English
[C] Australian writer in Urdu
[D]British writer in English.
10)“Karma” is a / an
11)“The Times” is a
12)Sir Mohanlal compared the mirror with
[C] everything belonging to his country
[D]a new mirror.
13)Sir Mohanlal treated Lachmi with a note of
[A] pity and disgust
14)Sir Mohanlal and his wife were going
[A]in the same compartment of a train
[B] in two different trains
[C] in two different compartments of a train
[D] none of the above.
15)“Get the nigger out” – he muttered to his companion. Here ‘nigger’ refers to –
[A] Lady Lal
[C]the black Indians
[D] one of the soldiers
16)Sir Mohanlal’s wife is a/an
[A] native woman
[B] English lady
[D] urban lady.
17)Lady Lal gave the coolie
[B]one rupee note
[C]nothing for carrying her luggage
18)One of the soldiers came up to the last compartment and stuck his face through the –
19)Sir Mohan Lal was thrown out –
[B]with a slight justification
20)“They had their haversacks slung behind their backs and what unsteadily.” – ‘Haversacks’ are usually used by the –
[A] soldiers only
[C] soldiers and travellers only.
[D] soldiers, travellers and trekkers
21)“I keep to my zenana interclass.” – Here ‘zenana’ is a –
[A]first class compartment
[B]general ladies compartment
[C]second class compartment
[D]third class compartment
22)Sir Mohan looked at himself in the mirror of –
[B]second class waiting room
[C]first class waiting room at railway station
[D]bus – stop
23)The glass of the waiting room was-
24)The moustache of Sir Mohan was –
[C] semi trimmed
25)Mohan Lal’s suit was made from –
[D] King’s Row
26)Sir Mohan used his Balliol tie . The word ‘Balliol’ refers to –
[A]a brand name for europian fashion
[B]the name of a degree
[C] Balliol University at Oxford
[D]Balliol College , Oxford
27)The bearer wore –
[B] white suit
28)Lady Lal sat on the –
[A]white steel trunk
[B]small grey steel trunk
[D]small grey steel trunk
29)The appearance of Lachmi was –
[A]short and fat
[B]thin and short
[C]fat and tall
[D]dark and tall
30)Lady Lal wore –
[A]an off white sari with red border
[B]a red sari with white border
[C]a dirty white saree with a red border
[D]a white saree with a red border
‘Karma’ by Khuswant Singh SAQ
‘Karma’ by Khuswant Singh, questions and answers(S.A.Q.), class – 11, WBCHSE
1)What did Lachmi take out from the brass carrier? [Class 11 – 2014, 2020]
Ans. Lachmi took out from her brass carrier a bundle of cramped chapattis and some mango pickles from the brass carrier.
2)Where did Sir Mohan Lal wait before the train arrived? [Class 11 – 2014]
Ans. Sir Mohan Lal waited in the first-class waiting room of a railway station before the train arrived.
3)Whom did Sir Mohan meet in the compartment of the train? [Class 11 – 2015, 2018]
Ans. Sir Mohan met two English soldiers named Bill and Jim in the compartment of the train.
4)‘Get the nigger out’ – Whom does the word ‘nigger’ refer to? [Class 11 – 2015]
Ans. The word ‘nigger’ refers to Sir Mohan Lal.
5)In what language did Sir Mohan Lal speak? [Class 11 – 2016]
Ans. Sir Mohan Lal spoke in English but used anglicised Hindustani to Indians.
6)What did Sir Mohan have in the buttonhole of his shirt? [Class 11 – 2017]
Ans. Sir Mohan had a carnation in the buttonhole of his shirt.
7)How much did Lachmi pay the coolie? [Class 11 – 2017]
Ans. Lachmi paid two annas to dismiss the coolie.
8)How was sir Mohan’s moustache? [Class 11 – 2018]
Ans. Sir Mohan’s moustache was neatly trimmed.
9)What was Sir Mohan Lal’s profession? [Class 11 – 2019]
Ans. Sir Mohan Lal was a vizier and a barrister by profession.
10)Where did Sir Mohan have his suit from? [Class 11 – 2020]
Ans. Sir Mohan had his suit was from Saville Row.
11) “Lachmi chatted away merrily.” – With whom did Lachmi chat away merrily? [Class 11 – 2022]
Ans. Lachmi chatted away merrily with a coolie.
12)How many years did Mohan Lal stay in England?[Class 11 – 2022]
Ans. Sir Mohan Lal stayed five years in England.
13)‘There was still time for quick one.’ – What do you mean by the expression ‘quick one.’
Ans. By this expression ‘quick one’, we mean enjoying a quick drink.
14)‘Koi Hai’ – who shouted the call and who responded?
Ans. Sir Mohan Lal shouted the call and a bearer with a white livery responded to the call.
15) Who was Lachmi?
Ans. Lachmi was the wife of Sir Mohan Lal.
16)How old was Lady Lal?
Ans. Lady Lal was in her middle forties.
17)Where did Lachmi sit at the railway station?
Ans. Lachmi sat on a small grey steel trunk outside the first class waiting room.
18)What was Lachmi doing while waiting for the train?
Ans. Lachmi was chewing a betel leaf and was fanning herself with a newspaper.
19)‘Where does the zenana stop?’ – What does the speaker want to know by this question?
Ans. The speaker wants to know where the lady’s compartment stops.
20)‘Where does the zenana stop?’ – Who asked this and to whom?
Ans. Lachmi asked this to passing railway coolie.
21)Where does the zenana stop?
Ans. The zenana stops at the end of the platform.
22)Are you travelling alone sister?’ – Who asked this question and to whm?
Ans. The railway coolie asked this question to Lachmi.
23)Why did the railway coolie flatten his turban?
Ans. The railway coolie flattened the turban to make a cushion to carry the steel trunk of Lachmi.
24)Why did Lady Lal stop at a hawker’s stall?
Ans. Lady Lal stopped at the hawker’s stall to replenish her betel leaf case.
25)What did lady Lal eat as tiffin?
Ans. Lady Lal ate chapattis and mango pickle as tiffin.
26)How was Lachmi clad? Or What was the dress of Lachmi?
Ans. Lachmi was clad in a dirty white sari with a red border.
27)What was Lady lal fond of?
Ans. Lady Lal was fond of a little gossip.
28)Why was Lady Lal fond of gossip?
Ans. Lady Lal was fond of gossip because she had no one to talk to at home.
29)Why did the relatives of Lady Lal never come?
Ans. The relatives of Lady Lal never came because Sir Mohan Lal did not like her poor illiterate relatives hanging around his bungalow.
30)Where did Lady Lal live in her house?
Ans. Lady Lal lived in the upper storey of her house.
32)What was the coolie doing when Lachmi was eating?
Ans. When Lachmi was eating, the coolie was drawing lines in the gravel with his finger.
33)Why did Lachmi thank god?
Ans. Lachmi thanked god for the favour of a filling meal.
34)What announced the arrival of the train?
Ans. The clanging of the bell announced the arrival of the train.
35)How was the zenana compartment?
Ans. The zenana compartment was almost empty.
36)What did the two English soldiers do with Sir Mohan Lal at last?
Ans. At last, the two soldiers flung Sir Mohan out of the train.
37)Where was the interclass zenana compartment?
Ans. The inter-class zenana compartment was next to the guard’s van.
38)What could not disturb Sir Mohan Lal’s sangfroid?
Ans. The arrival of the train could not disturb the sangfroid of Sir Mohan Lal.
39)What do you mean by ‘sang froid’?
Ans. Sangfroid means keeping mental stability or composure in the time of difficulty.
40)What does the expression ‘tickety boo’ means?
Ans. The expression ‘tickety boo’ means everything in order.
41)What according to Mohan Lal were the exhibitions of bad breeding?
Ans. Excitement, bustle and hurry were the exhibitions of bad breeding.
42)Where was the mirror in which Mohan Lal looked at himself?
Ans. The mirror was in the first-class waiting room of a railway station.
43)What had Sir Mohan Lal acquired during his five years abroad?
Ans. During five years abroad Sir Mohan Lal had acquired the manners and attitudes of the upper class.
44)What were Sir Mohan’s favourite subjects of conversation?
Ans. He could talk about any subjects, books, politics or people.
45)Which newspaper did Mohan Lal keep with him?
Ans. Sir Mohan Lal used to keep with him ‘The Times.
46)What did he do with ‘The Times’?
Ans. He did with the crossword puzzle.
47)What would Mohan Lal do if his Balliol tie or ‘The Times’ failed to impress people?
Ans. He would order scotch whiskey if his Balliol tie or The Times failed to impress people.
48)When was Sir Mohan dismayed?
Ans. Sir Mohan was dismayed when he found the compartment empty.
49)Why was Sir Mohan’s face lit up?
Ans. Sir Mohan’s face was lit up because he saw two English soldiers.
50)What was Lachmi’s mouth bloated with?
Ans. Lachmi’s mouth was bloated with betel saliva.
51)What were the two English soldiers carrying?
Ans. The two English soldiers were carrying haversacks.
52)What were the names of the two English soldiers?
Ans. The two English soldiers were Bill and Jim.
53)‘Ere, Bill’, he shouted, ‘one ere’. – Who said this and what is the actual word ‘ere’?
Ans. Jim said this and the actual word is ‘here’.
54)Why was Sir Mohan Lal half smiling and half protesting?
Ans. Sir Mohan Lal was half smiling because he found two English soldiers for his journey and he was half protesting as he was called a nigger by them.
55)‘Ek Dum Jao – get out.’ – Who said this?
Ans. Jim said this.
56)When did the soldiers pause?
Ans. The soldiers paused when Sir Mohan protested in his Oxford accent.
57)‘You are a bit of all right, old chap.’ – who said this who is the old chap?
Ans. The mirror said this and Sir Mohan Lal was the old chap.
58)What things of Mohan were flung upon the platform?
Ans. Sir Mohan’s suitcase, thermos flask, briefcase, bedding and ‘The Times’ were flung upon the platform.
59)‘I ‘ll have you arrested’ – who said this and why?
Ans. Sir Mohan Lal said this because he was angry with the two English soldiers for throwing his belongings out of the train.
60)What was Lachmi’s mouth bloated with?
Ans. Lachmi’s mouth was bloated with betel saliva.