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1. How old was Valli?

 (A) eight years                                               (B) ten years

(C) twelve years                                             (D) fourteen years

2. Valli’s favourite pastime was :

(A) riding the bus                                             (B) visiting the town

(C) standing at her door                                  (D) all of the above

3. How far was the town from Valli’s village?

(A) four miles                                                  (B) six miles

(C) eight miles                                                 (D) ten miles

4. Who did Valli live with?

(A) her father                                                  (C) her aunt

(B) her mother                                                (D) all of the above

5. What type of man was the bus conductor?

(A) jolly                                                            (C) fun loving

(B) wise                                                           (D) all of the above

6. Valli had the strongest desire of :

(A) swimming                                                  (B) riding on the bus

(C) playing                                                      (D) dancing

7. How much time he does bus take from her village to the town?

(A) forty-five minutes                                      (B) one hour

(C) an hour and a half                                                 (D) two hours

8. The conductor called Valli as :

(A) child                                                           (B) madam

(C) baby                                                          (D) auntie

9. Who did Valli find in her home when she returned from the town?

(A) her father                                                  (B) her teacher

(C) her aunt                                                     (D) all of the above

10. What did Valli buy from the town?

 (A) a set of bangles                                        (B) cold drinks

(C) a frock                                                      (D) nothing

11.______ was also called Valli for short in the chapter ‘Madam Rides the Bus’.

(A)Villemma

(B)Valliammai

(C)Valleri

(D)None of the above

12. This is a story about the first bus journey of an eight-year-old girl- which story is this?

(A)Valli

(B)Valliammai

(C)The bus ride

(D)Madam Rides the Bus

13. What was the most fascinating thing for Valli in the chapter ‘Madam Rides the Bus’?

(A)the bus that passed through the street each hour

(B)the people passing by

(C)the hawkers & vendors

(D)None of the above

14. What was the source of unending joy for Valli from the chapter ‘Madam Rides the Bus’?

(A)the sight of the bus

(B)new set of passengers

(C)the sight of people

(D)both (A) & (B)

15. How did Valli from the chapter ‘Madam Rides the Bus’ learn about small details about the journey?

(A)she carefully listened to the conversations of regular travellers of the bus

(B)She asked some casual questions to the regular travellers of the bus

(C)Both (A) & (B)

(D)None of the above

16. How far was the town from Valli’s village as per the story, ‘Madam Rides the Bus’?

(A)Six miles away

(B)Three miles away

(D)Ten miles away

(D)Eight miles away

17. How long did it take to reach the town from Valli’s village in the chapter, ‘Madam Rides the Bus?

(A)Fifty-five minutes

(B)Forty-five minutes

(C)Thirty-five minutes

(D)sixty minutes

18. If the fare of the bus in the chapter, ‘Madam Rides the Bus’ is 30 paise for one way, then what is the fare for to & fro journey?

(A)90 paise

(B)60 paise

(C)80 paise

(D)None of the above

19. ‘One could keep sitting on the bus and return to the village by paying another thirty paise’ – this line is from the chapter, _______.

(A)Intelligent traveling

(B)The Bus ride

(C)The Fare

(D)Madam Rides the Bus

20. Was it Valli’s first journey out of the village, as mentioned in the chapter, ‘Madam Rides the Bus’?

(A)Yes

(B)No

(C)May be

(D)Maybe not

21. What words are used to describe Valli from the chapter ‘Madam Rides the bus’ by the author?

(A)Mature

(B)Practical

(C)Clever & self respecting

(D)All of the above

22. What was Valli’s favourite pastime as mentioned in the chapter ‘Madam Rides the Bus’?

(A)Standing in the front doorway

(B)Watching what was happening in the street

(C)Talking to passers by

(D)Both (A) & (B)

23. What makes you think Valli from the chapter ‘Madam Rides the Bus’ was a great planner?

(A)She thriftily saved every penny

(B)She planned school picnics

(C)She planned parties & events

(D)All of the above

24. Valli from the chapter ‘Madam Rides the Bus’ thriftily saved every penny that came her way for___________.

(A)her school picnic

(B)her first bus journey

(C)her journey back home

(D)none of the above

25. What were Valli’s feelings during her first bus journey as per the chapter ‘Madam Rides the Bus’?

(A)excited

(B)enthusiastic

(C)enthralled

(D)All of the above

26. Which sites did Valli of the chapter ‘Madam Rides the Bus’ enjoy from the bus?

(A)Landscapes & canals

(B)Palm trees

(C)distant mountains & green fields

(D)All of the above

27. Valli of the story ‘Madam Rides the Bus’ reacted ______ when she was called ‘a child’ or ‘madam’.

(A)strongly

(B)Shyily

(C)happily

(D)excitedly

28. Why did Valli of the story ‘Madam Rides the Bus’ refuse to accept a free cold drink offered by the bus conductor?

(A)Because she did not believe strangers

(B)Because she was a self-respecting girl

(C)Because she had tonsils

(D)All of the above

29. Do you know when did Valli from the chapter ‘Madam Rides the Bus’ plan her bus journey?

(A)During her mother’s nap hours

(B)During her school hours

(C)At night before sleeping

(D)All of the above

30. Could Valli’s mother (from the chapter, ‘Madam Rides the Bus’) ever know about her bus journey?

(A)No

(B)Yes

(C)May be

(D)May be not

31.’Madam rides the bus’ is an interesting story written by ______, whose pseudonym is ‘Vallikannan’.

(A)R.S. Krishnaswamy

(B)Balakumaran

(C)R. P. Setu Pillai

(D)None of the above

32. What is the story of the chapter, ‘Madam Rides the Bus’?

(A)About travelling by bus

(B)About the 1st journey of an 8 year old girl

(C)About travel etiquettes

(D)All of the above

33. What is the name of the 8 year old girl in the chapter, ‘Madam Rides the Bus’?

(A)Veena

(B)Shivani

(C)Malli

(D)Valli

34. How was Valli, of the chapter ‘Madam Rides the Bus’ by nature?

(A)Curious

(B)Inquisitive

(C)Analytical

(D)All of the above

35. What was the strong desire of Valli from the chapter ‘Madam Rides the Bus’?

(A)To become a bus driver

(B)To go to the nearest town by riding on a bus

(C)To meet a bus driver/conductor

(D)None of the above

36. What did Valli from the chapter ‘Madam Rides the Bus’ do to fulfill her desire?

(A)She ran away from home one day

(B)She saved money

(C)She contacted a driver

(D)All of the above

37. When does Valli from the chapter ‘Madam Rides the Bus’ board the bus?

(A)When the driver gave her green signal

(B)When she collected the money for the ticket

(C)When she received a call from the driver

(D)None of the above

38. ‘She enjoys her first bus journey’ – who does the underlined word refer to in the chapter ‘Madam Rides the Bus’?

(A)Valli

(B)Driver

(C)Conductor

(D)None of the above

39. Does Valli from the chapter ‘Madam Ride the Bus’ get down from the bus in the town?

(A)Yes

(B)No

(C)May be

(D)Maybe not

40. How much money does Valli from the chapter ‘Madam Rides the Bus’ spend to get back home?

(A)50

(B)40

(C)30

(D)80

41. Valli (Madam Rides the Bus) decided to board the bus at one o’clock so that she could be back by two forty-five, because_________.

(A)it was lunchtime

(B)it was her mother’s nap time

(C)it was the scheduled time of the bus

(D)All of the above

42. Why did the conductor allow Valli from the chapter, ‘Madam Rides the Bus’ to board the bus?

(A)because she had paid full fare

(B)because of her confidence

(C)because she was big enough

(D)because she wouldn’t listen

43. What did the conductor understand about Valli from the story, ‘Madam Rides the Bus’?

(A)That Valli spoke with pride

(B)Thay Valli had sneaked out of her home

(C)That Valli had enough money for the fare

(D)None of the above

44. What did the conductor address Valli as in the chapter, ‘Madam Rides the Bus’?

(A)Madam

(B)Baby

(C)Sister

(D)Ma’am

45. The bus of the chapter, ‘Madam Rides the Bus’ had_____________.

 (A)a fine painting of green stripes on the white

(B)it had soft and comfortable seats

(C)it had a beautiful clock above the windscreen

(D)All of the above

46. Why did Valli from the story, ‘Madam Rides the Bus’ stand on the bus seat?

(A)because she had no place to sit

(B)because the curtain obstructed her view

(C)To enjoy the outside scene

(D)Both (B) & (C)

47. What did the elderly man who called Valli a child warn her off, in the chapter, ‘Madam Rides the Bus’?

(A)Not to stand on the seat

(B)Valli could fall

(C)Valli could get hurt

(D)All of the above

48. What was Valli’s reply to the elderly man in the chapter ‘Madam Rides the Bus’?

(A)She told him proudly that she was not a ‘child’

(B)She had paid the full fare like the others

(C)She doesn’t care about getting hurt

(D)both (A) & (B)

49. In the chapter, ‘Madam Rides the Bus’, the conductor told the man that Valli was a ________.

(A)a little baby

(B)a grown-up madam

(C)a madam

(D)None of the above

50. How was the woman who sat next to Valli in the chapter, ‘Madam Rides the Bus’?

(A)She looked repulsive

(B)She had ugly earrings

(C)She was chewing betel

(D)All of the above

51. Valli of the story, ‘Madam Rides the Bus’, clapped her hands with joy because ________.

(A) A cow was running in the middle of the road, in front of the bus

(B)The bus was taking sharp turns, which Valli enjoyed

(C)both (A) & (B)

(D)None of the above

52. Everybody got off the bus except ______ as per the chapter, ‘Madam Rides the Bus’.

(A)Valli

(B)the conductor

(C)the woman

(D)the elderly man

53. What haunted Valli on her way back home, as per the chapter, ‘Madam Rides the Bus’?

(A)her mother’s anger

(B)the memory of the dead cow

(C)the site of the woman

(D)All of the above

54. ‘He’ told Valli that whenever she felt like riding the bus she could come and join them – who is ‘he’ referred to in the chapter, Madam Rides the Bus’.

(A)The conductor

(B)The driver

(C)The elderly man

(D)The woman

55. Valli’s aunt called her a chit of a girl, in the chapter, ‘Madam Rides the Bus’ because _______.

(A)she took an interest in things which did not concern her

(B)she behaved as if she were a grown-up lady

(C)Both (A) & (B)

(D)None of the above

56. How old was Valli when she took her 1st bus ride as per the chapter, ‘Madam Rides the Bus’.

(A)16 years old

(B)8 years old

(C)18 years old

(D)21 years old

57. What did Valli find when she returned home in the chapter, ‘Madam Rides the Bus’?

(A)Her mother was awake

(B)Her mother was talking to her aunt

(C)Her mother was waiting for Valli

(D)Both (A) & (B)

58. ‘It was the slack time of the day’- what does the underlined phrase mean, from the chapter, ‘Madam Rides the Bus’.

(A)lazy time

(B)when there is not much work

(C)Peak time

(D)None of the above

59. ‘Valli devoured everything with her eyes’ – what does the underlined word mean from the chapter, Madam Rides the Bus’?

(A)looked attentively

(B)missed

(C)enjoyed

(D)All of the above

60. Do you think Valli’s 1st bus ride was a fruitful one, as per the chapter, ‘Madam Rides the Bus’?

(A)No

(B)Yes

(C)May be

(D)Maybe not

ANSWERS:-

1.(A) eight years
2. (C) standing at her door
3.(B) six miles
4.(B) her mother
5. (B) all of the above
6.(B) riding on the bus
7.(A) forty-five minutes
8.(B) madam
9.(C) her aunt
10. (D) nothing
11.(B) Valliammai
12. (D) Madam Rides the Bus
13. (A) the bus that passed through the street each hour
14. (D) both (A) & (B)
15. (C) Both (A) & (B)
16. (A) Six miles away
17. (B) Forty-five minutes
18. (B) 60 paise
19. (D) Madam Rides the Bus
20. (A) Yes
21.(D) All of the above
22. (D) Both (A) & (B)
23. (A) She thriftily saved every penny
24. (B) her first bus journey
25. (D) All of the above
26. (D) All of the above
27. (A) strongly
28. (B) Because she was a self-respecting girl
29. (A) During her mother’s nap hours
30. (A) No
31.R.S. Krishnaswamy
32. (B) About the 1st journey of an 8-year-old girl
33. (D) Valli
34. (D) All of the above
35. (B) To go to the nearest town by riding on a bus
36. (B) She saved money
37. (B) When she collected the money for the ticket
38. (A) Valli
39. (B) No
40. (C) 30
41.(B) it was her mother’s nap time
42. (B) because of her confidence
43. (A) That Valli spoke with pride
44. (A) Madam
45. (D) All of the above
46. (D) Both (B) & (C)
47. (D) All of the above
48. (D) Both (A) & (B)
49. (B) a grown-up madam
50. (D) All of the above
51.(A) A cow was running in the middle of the road, in front of the bus
52. (A) Valli
53. (B) the memory of the dead cow
54. (A) The conductor
55. (C) Both (A) & (B)
56. (B) 8 years old
57. (D) Both (A) & (B)
58. (B) when there is not much work
59. (A) looked attentively
60. (B) Yes

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