Monday, November 8, 2010

Exercise on Mr Nobody



SECTION A

Read the following stanza and then answer the questions below.


The  finger marks upon the door
         By none of us  are  made;
We never leave the blinds  unclosed,
         To let the curtains fade;
The ink we  never  spill; the boots
          That lying  round you see
Are not our  boots – they all  belong
          To Mr. Nobody


1.         What do you think the following lines mean?
            “The finger marks upon the door / By none of us are made;”

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2.      Why are the blinds never left undone?

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3.         What do these  lines  “the boots /that  lying  round …” tell you about Mr, Nobody?

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4.         Who do you think Mr. Nobody is?

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SECTION B

Read the following questions and choose the best answer for each.

1.
Mr Nobody can be described as being

A
agreeable

C
careless

D
quiet

E
dirty

2.
Where is the poem set?

A
In a house.

C
Near a campsite.

D
At a place of work.

E
Outside the house.

3.
Why does the kettle not boil in stanza 3?

A
Muddy feet

C
Damp wood

D
Soiled carpets

E
Squeaky doors

4.
The mischief in the house was done by

A
the mouse

C
Mr. Nobody

D
the people in the house

5.
Which one of these words from the poem suggests carelessness?

A
quiet

C
oiling

D
mislaid

E
squeaking

6.
The poem teaches us to be

A
careless

C
untruthful

D
accountable

E
irresponsible

 SECTION C

With reference to “Mr Nobody”, answer the following questions.


1.         How is Mr Nobody like a mouse?

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2.         What happened to the buttons on the shirts?

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3.         Why is it important to oil the doors of the house?

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4.         What is causing the curtains to fade?

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5.         Who do you think is doing all the mischief in the house?

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6.         Have you done anything in your home that you did not want to admit to?
Share it here.

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