The Portrait of a Lady Class 11 MCQ Questions with Answers English Chapter 1

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Q1. How do you feel about the character of the grandmother in the chapter?

(a) Emotional
(b) Strong
(c) Selfless
(d) Loving

(b) Strong


Q2. How did the sparrows express their sorrow at the death of their grandmother?

(a) They didn’t come that day
(b) they came and sat silently in the verandah
(c)They ate the bread crumbs
(d) they chirruped a lot

(b) they came and sat silently in the verandah


Q3. What happened when the author moved abroad to study for five years?

(a) grandmother bid goodbye by silently kissing his forehead
(b) No one came to see him
(c) Grandmother moved back to village
(d) Parents moved with him

(a) grandmother bid goodbye by silently kissing his forehead


Q4. How did the grandmother react to her illness?

(a) She said her end was near
(b) She ignored her health
(c) She took care of her
(d) She was admitted to the hospital

(a) She said her end was near


Q5. What change came in the grandmother’s evening schedule?

(a) She collected the women of the neighbourhood
(b) She would go for a walk
(c) She would sleep early
(d) She would talk to his parents

(a) She collected the women of the neighbourhood


Q6. How did the grandmother spend her afternoon everyday?

(a) by feeding hundred of sparrows
(b) by taking a nap
(c) by talking to author’s mother
(d) by going to temple

(a) by feeding hundred of sparrows


Q7. Why didn’t the grandmother like music?

(a) It was the monopoly of harlots and beggars and not meant for gentlefolk
(b) She liked only religious prayers
(c) She liked the traditional folk music
(d) She thought it would distract him from studies

(a) It was the monopoly of harlots and beggars and not meant for gentlefolk


Q8. Where did the author go to study in the city?

(a) English School in motor bus
(b) by walking down to nearby school
(c) Hindi School
(d) Nowhere

(a) English School in motor bus


Q9. Who is the author of ‘The Portrait of a Lady’?

(a) Ruskin Bond
(b) Kushwant Singh
(c) Naipaul
(d) Vikram Bhatt

(b) Kushwant Singh


Q10. Who is the main character of the chapter ‘The Portrait of a Lady’?

(a) Mother
(b) Sister
(c) Grandmother
(d) Daughter

(c) Grandmother


Q11. How did the grandfather in the portrait hung on the wall look like?

(a) Old, long white beard, worn big turban
(b) Old, skinny, wrinkly
(c) Young, Handsome, Well-Built
(d) Old, Well-Built

(a) Old, long white beard, worn big turban


Q12. How did the grandmother look?

(a) Old, Fat, Long
(b) Long, Fat, Slightly Bent
(c) Old, Short, Slightly Bent, Fat
(d) Slightly Bent, Fat

(c) Old, Short, Slightly Bent, Fat


Q13. When did the author’s parents leave him with his grandmother?

(a) When he was a kid
(b) When he was an infant
(c) When he became a teenager
(d) When he failed and became a teenager

(a) When he was a kid


Q14. How did the grandmother spend her time in the city?

(a) feedings dogs
(b) reading scriptures
(c) spinning the wheel
(d) talking to neighbours

(c) spinning the wheel


Q15. What made the grandmother unhappy about the author’s new English School?

(a) the fact that she could no longer help him with the lessons
(b) Because they were in city
(c) Because she didn’t understand English
(d) Because she didn’t understand English and could no longer help him with the lessons

(d) Because she didn’t understand English and could no longer help him with the lessons


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