1st Year English Lesson 1 – Button Button Notes MCQs Short Questions

english 11th notes chapter 1

1. Mr. Steward’s tone had been offensive. Here the word offensive. means

 
 
 
 

2. She glared at the carton as she unlocked the door. Here the word glared means

 
 
 
 

3. Norm believed that it was a

 
 
 
 

4. They want to know what average people would do under such a circumstance! Here the word circumstance means

 
 
 
 

5. Arthur’s voice was guarded. Here the word guarded means

 
 
 
 

6. Arthur looked astounded, “Are you saying what I think you are?” Here the word astounded means

 
 
 
 

7. impulsively, Norma dropped the card halves into her purse. Here the word impulsively means

 
 
 
 

8. “Because it’s immoral.” he told her. Here the word immoral means

 
 
 
 

9. Mr. Steward inquired politely. Here the word politely means

 
 
 
 

10. “Doesn’t it intrigue you?” Here the word intrigue means

 
 
 
 

11. Arthur stared at her, appalled. Here the word appalled means

 
 
 
 

12. What is the gadget, anyway? Here the word gadget means

 
 
 
 

13. That’s crazy. Here the word crazy means

 
 
 
 

14. Some diseased native in the Congo. Here the word diseased means

 
 
 
 

15. All this furore over a meaningless button! Here the word furore means

 
 
 
 

16. Norma started at a small man. Here the word started means

 
 
 
 

17. Mr. Steward answered, “Oh, it’s quite authentic. Here the word authentic means

 
 
 
 

18. “How ridiculous!” the thought. Here the word ridiculous means

 
 
 
 

19. Norma frowned. She didn’t like this attitude. Here the word frowned means

 
 
 
 

20. “Oh, yes”. Norma repressed a smile. Here the word incredulous means

 
 
 
 

21. In Norma‟s opinion, who was the researcher?

 
 
 
 

22. Norma stiffened. Here the word stiffened means

 
 
 
 

23. She whirled with a gasp as the telephone rang. Here the word whirled means

 
 
 
 

24. Mr. Steward nodded. “Monetarily, “he said. Here the word nodded means

 
 
 
 

25. Mr Stewards sound had been offensive .Here the word repressed means

 
 
 
 

26. Arthur tore it in half and tossed the pieces onto the table. Here the word tossed means

 
 
 
 

27. Where did Norma put on the chops?

 
 
 
 

28. Norma almost hung up. Here the word hung up means

 
 
 
 

29. Norma stared at the small man .Here the word frowned means

 
 
 
 

30. Who will die after pushing he button?

 
 
 
 

31. Arthur‟s voice was guarded. Here the word shovelling means

 
 
 
 

32. Where was the key to the bell unit dome

 
 
 
 

33. What was the question of Norma that made Mr. Steward Embarrassed?

 
 
 
 

34. What was inside the box?

 
 
 
 

35. She shudders at her own thoughts .Here the word offensive means

 
 
 
 

36. “Oh, Yes. Norma repressed a smile. Here the word repressed means

 
 
 
 

37. Arthur stared at her, appalled. Here the word indemnity means

 
 
 
 

38. “Aren’t you curious at all?” Here the word curious means

 
 
 
 

39. Norma shrugged, “Fine with me”. Here the word shrugged means

 
 
 
 

40. He looked incredulous. Here the word incredulous means

 
 
 
 

41. Nonetheless, that is the proposition. Here the word Nonetheless means

 
 
 
 

42. Norma slid beneath the covers. Here the word slid means

 
 
 
 

43. “Monetarily? she challenged. Here the word Monetarily means

 
 
 
 

44. “Well,” she gestured vaguely. Here the word vaguely means

 
 
 
 

45. As she hung up, she remembered Arthur’s life insurance policy for $25,000, with double indemnity for…” Here the word indemnity means

 
 
 
 

46. What was the prize reward for the pushing the button?

 
 
 
 

47. Norma made a scoffing sound .Here the word Impulsively means

 
 
 
 

48. Arthur picked up the button and thrust it into Mr. Steward’s hands. Here the word thrust means

 
 
 
 

49. “Nonetheless, that is the proposition,” Mr. Steward said. Here the word proposition means

 
 
 
 

50. “If it is some old Chinese peasant the thousand miles away?” .Here the word represent means

 
 
 
 

51. Arthur stared at her in dismay. Here the word dismay means

 
 
 
 

52. She made a scoffing sound. Here the word scoffing means

 
 
 
 

53. Impulsively Norma dropped the card halves in her purse. Here the word shudders means

 
 
 
 

54. She shuddered. Here the word shuddered means

 
 
 
 

55. The shovelling crowd; Arthur was pushed in front of the train. Here the word shoveling means

 
 
 
 

56. Norma remained at the table staring into her coffee. Here the word staring means

 
 
 
 

57. There was a small man

 
 
 
 

58. Mr. Steward looked embarrassed. Here the word embarrassed means

 
 
 
 

59. See if there would be guilt, anxiety, ever what. Here the word anxiety means

 
 
 
 

60. Norma frowned. She didn‟t like his attitude. Here the word scoffing means

 
 
 
 

61. The package was lying by the front door. Here the word package means

 
 
 
 

62. Mr. Steward looked embarrassed. Here the word embarrassed means

 
 
 
 

63. The shoving crowd pushed Arthur from the platform in front of the train. Here the word shoving means

 
 
 
 

64. Norma was sure that it was a sales pitch. Here the word pitch means

 
 
 
 

65. “Well, I think it’s intriguing,” she said. Here the word intriguing means

 
 
 
 

66. She struggled to her feet and walked into the kitchen numbly. Here the word numbly means

 
 
 
 

67. The offer is completely genuine. Here the word genuine means

 
 
 
 

68. The package was lying by

 
 
 
 

69. While she was stacking dishes, she turned abruptly. Here the word stacking means

 
 
 
 

70. Norma remembered Arthur`s life-insurance with double indemnity .Here the word peasant means

 
 
 
 

71. Norma almost hung up but restrained herself. Here the word restrained means

 
 
 
 

72. The organization is of international scope. Here the word scope means

 
 
 
 

73. Arthur looked incredulous. Here the word appalled means

 
 
 
 

74. Whom do you represent? Demanded Norma. Here the word guarded means

 
 
 
 

75. Stumbling into the living room, she picked up the receiver. Here the word Stumbling means

 
 
 
 

76. Abruptly she began to smash it on the sink edge. Here the word smash means

 
 
 
 

77. Inside the carton was a push-button unit fastened to the small wooden box. Here the word fastened means

 
 
 
 

78. Arthur countered. Here the word countered means

 
 
 
 

79. Norma looked disgusted, “Murder”. Here the word disgusted means

 
 
 
 

80. She made a contemptuous noise. Here the word contemptuous means

 
 
 
 

81. Maybe some eccentric millionaire is doing it. Here the word eccentric means

 
 
 
 

Short Questions

1. Did Norma remain normal on hearing the news of the accident of her husband?
2. Do you agree with Norma’s view that the death of an unknown person is not important?
3. How did Norma get the money she desired?
4. Mr. Steward said, do you really know your husband?” What did he mean?
5. Was Arthur interested in pushing the button
6. What did Mr. Steward tell about the organization for which he worked?
7. What did Mr. Steward tell about the unit?
8. What did Norma remember when she was informed of her husband’s accidental death?
9. What did Norma tell Arthur about the push-button unit and the researchers?
10. What is the significance of Arthur’s1ife-insurance policy?
11. What moral lesson does the story teach?
12. What sort of man Arthur is?
13. What sort of person Norma
14. What was the message Norma received on pushing the button she received the pushing the button?
15. What was there in the package lying by front door?
16. What was there inside the push-button unit?
17. What was written on the card of Mr. Steward?
18. What were Norma’s feelings when she pushed the button?
19. What were the reasons Norma gave to her husband to accept the offer?
20. Why did Mr. Steward continue persuading Norma?
21. Why did Norma consider the tone and attitude of Mr.Steward offensive?
22. Why did Norma persuade her husband to agree with her?
23. Why did not Norma remain true to husband?
24. Why has the story been given the title “Button, Button “?

Long Questions

“1. Translate the following passage into Urdu. (Short Stories Book-I)

Abruptly, she began to smash it on the sink edge, pounding it harder and harder, until the wood split. She pulled the sides apart, cutting her fingers without noticing. There were no transistors in the box, no wires or tubes. The box was empty. B”
“2. Translate the following passage into Urdu. (Short Stories Book-I)

While she was stacking dishes, she turned abruptly, dried her hands, and took the package from the bottom cabinet. Opening it, she set the button unit on the table. She stared at it for a long time before taking the key from its envelope and removing the glass dome. She stared at the button. How ridiculous, she thought. All this furore over a meaningless button. “
“3. Translate the following passage into Urdu. (Short Stories Book-I)

When he’d gone to work, Norma remained at the table, staring into her coffee. I’m going to be late, she thought. She shrugged. What difference did it make? While she was stacking dishes, she turned abruptly, dried her hands, and took the package from the bottom cabinet. Opening it, she set the button unit on the table. She stared at it for a long time before taking the key from its envelope and removing the glass dome. She stared at the button. How ridiculous, she thought. All this furore over a meaningless button.”
“4. Translate the following passage into Urdu. (Short Stories Book-I)

“Are you”-he seemed to draw back slightly-” are you really saying-“
“I’m saying that they’re probably doing it for some research project! She cut him off. “That they want to know what average people would do under such a circumstance! That they’re just saying someone would die, in order to study reactions, see if there would be guilt, anxiety, whatever! You don’t really think they’d kill somebody, do you?””

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