8th Class English Sample Paper English Sample Paper - 2

  • question_answer 14)
    Read the following extract and answer the questions that follow:
    Surely, I wanted to say, living creatively with the reality of his disintegrating body was a choice. But
    I kept quiet, because I felt guilty every time I spoke to him forcing him to respond. There he was, tapping at the little switch in his hand, trying to find the words on his computer with the only bit of movement left to him, his long pale ?fingers.                                          
    (i) Whom does the word T refer to?
    (ii) Whom does the word 'him' refers to?
    (iii) Why did the narrator feel guilty?
    (iv) Why did the other person tap the little switch?
     

    Answer:

    (i) ?I? refers to the author Firdaus Kanga.
    (ii) ?Him? refers to the scientist Stephen Hawking.
    (iii) The narrator felt guilty because whenever he spoke, Stephen Hawking had to tap his fingers on a little switch, to answer.
    (iv) The other person tapped at the little switch because he was unable to speak.


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