1st Year English Lesson 5 The Piece of String Notes MCQs Short Questions

english 11th notes chapter 5

1. What were the feelings of Hubert when he was informed of the recovery of the lost object? He felt

 
 
 
 

2. The good soul, Mr. Hubert, choked with indignation and fear. Here the word indignation means

 
 
 
 

3. The diners talked about the weather and_____

 
 
 
 

4. Why did the people rise from their seats in the dinning hall?

 
 
 
 

5. Who believed Mr. Hubert?

 
 
 
 

6. What did Hubert feel?

 
 
 
 

7. I repeat it on my soul and my salvation. Here the word salvation means

 
 
 
 

8. “But he only met with incredulity” means that he was believed

 
 
 
 

9. What were the last words Hubert uttered before his death?

 
 
 
 

10. Who was the caretaker of the public hall in The Piece of String’?

 
 
 
 

11. What was the reward for returning the lost pocket-book?

 
 
 
 

12. What did Mr. Manana saw Hubert picking up?

 
 
 
 

13. What did Hubert do to attest his honour?

 
 
 
 

14. Who saw Hubert picking the pocket- book?

 
 
 
 

15. A great flood in its great wrath carried away the people and their belongings. Here the word wrath means

 
 
 
 

16. “What grieved me as much was not the thing itself.” .Here the word grieved means

 
 
 
 

17. What was the reward for returning the lost pocketbook?

 
 
 
 

18. The grave of Hubert withstood the havocs of flood. Here the word withstood means

 
 
 
 

19. What is the name of the old man in ‘The Piece of String’?

 
 
 
 

20. The good soul, Mr. Hubert, choked with indignation and fear. Here the word choked means

 
 
 
 

21. For what was the weather not favourable according to diners?

 
 
 
 

22. Where did the people gather at the end of market day?

 
 
 
 

23. How did the Mayor look?

 
 
 
 

24. Mr. Hubert spat on one side of his hand to attest his honour. Here the word attest means

 
 
 
 

25. About what was the public announcement made?

 
 
 
 

26. Hubert was surprised and disturbed when the police officer asked him to accompany him to

 
 
 
 

27. What was found in Mr. Hubert’s pockets?

 
 
 
 

28. What did Hubert take up from the road?

 
 
 
 

29. How much money was there in the lost pocket-book?

 
 
 
 

30. Manana was a?

 
 
 
 

31. He felt disgrace to his self-esteem and _______

 
 
 
 

32. What were the feelings of Hubert when he was informed about the recovery of the pocketbook?

 
 
 
 

33. “By my word of honour I never heard of it” means

 
 
 
 

34. The rich people gathered at a big hall for

 
 
 
 

35. What is the moral lesson of the story The Piece of String’?

 
 
 
 

36. He looked at the mayor; astounded and already terrified by the suspicion resting on him. Here the word astounded means

 
 
 
 

37. He consumed his heart over this. Here the word consumed means

 
 
 
 

38. Who came on the scene after the meal in ‘The Piece of String’?

 
 
 
 

39. What was the public statement made by the drum beater ?

 
 
 
 

40. What did the people say behind his back?

 
 
 
 

41. For what did the people gather at the end of market day?

 
 
 
 

42. What accusation was made against Hubert?

 
 
 
 

43. Mr. Hubert said in the most exasperating tone. Here the word exasperating means

 
 
 
 

44. The grave of Hubert withstood the havocs of flood. Here the word havocs means

 
 
 
 

45. With what was Hubert chocked?

 
 
 
 

46. About whom is the story ‘The Piece of String’?

 
 
 
 

47. People questioned him with serious curiosity. Here the word curiosity means

 
 
 
 

48. But he met with incredulity. Here the word incredulity means

 
 
 
 

49. Who returned the lost pocketbook?

 
 
 
 

50. The rich people gathered at a big hall

 
 
 
 

51. Hubert’s assertion?

 
 
 
 

52. What did Hubert say in the most exasperating tone?

 
 
 
 

53. He looked at the mayor; astounded and already terrified by the suspicion resting on him. Here the word suspicion means

 
 
 
 

54. The pocketbook belonged to Mr. ________

 
 
 
 

55. The mayor was a stout, serious man. Here the word stout means

 
 
 
 

Short Questions

1. From this story what do you learn about the mentality of the people?
2. Was it necessary for Hubert to continue plea ding his innocence?
3. What did people think of Hubert when they heard the return of the pocket-book by some other person?
4. What did the Mayor say at the end of his meeting with Hubert?
5. What did the people say when Hubert told them about his adventure?
6. What made Hubert shameful?
7. What sort of man was Hubert?
8. What was engraved on the tomb-stone of Hubert?
9. What was Hubert doing in the hall?
10. What was said in the announcement in the hall?
11. What was the condition of Hubert on hearing the allegation? 
12. What was the proof given by Hubert to prove his innocence?
13. What were the special dishes served in hall?
14. Why did George give the pocket-book to his employer?
15. Why did he keep claiming his innocence before his death?
16. Why did Manana accuse Hubert of picking of lost pocket book?
17. Why did people gather there at the end of the market day?
18. Why did the Mayor not believe in the innocence of Hubert?
19. Why did the people make fun of his innocence?

Long Questions

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

Hubert felt this shame and disgrace to his self esteem and character. He consumed his heart over this and wasted away before the very eyes of the people. People started to tell the story of the string to amuse themselves and told it in a manner of soldier who had been on a campaign and told about his battles. Hubert’s mind touched to the depth , began to weaken day by day. Towards the end of the month he took to his bed. He died in the first week of the following month. In the delirium of his death struggles he kept claiming his innocence.”
“2. Translate the following passage into Urdu. (Short Stories Book-I)

The diners discussed the crops and the weather which was favourable for the green things but not for wheat. Suddenly, at the sound of drum beat in the court everybody rose from the seats except a few ones who still had the food in their hands. After the drum beat had ceased, the drumbeater called out to the people who were now attentive and impatiently waiting for him to call out the public announcement.”
“3. Translate the following passage into Urdu. (Short Stories Book-I)

After the meal had concluded the Chief of the police appeared on the scene. He inquired, “Is Mr. Hubert here?” Mr. Hubert seated at anther end of the table replied, “Here I am.” The police officer went up to him and said, “Mr. Hubert, will you please accompany me to the mayor’s office, the mayor would like to talk to you.” Mr. Hubert surprised and disturbed, followed the police officer. The Mayor, a stout serious man, was waiting for Hubert.”
“4. Translate the following passage into Urdu. (Short Stories Book-I)
The finder is requested to return the same to the mayor’s office or to Mr. James, the caretaker of this public hall. There will be a reward of 20 shillings.””
“5. Translate the following passage into Urdu. (Short Stories Book-I)

There was no use of Mr. Hubert’s protesting, for nobody believed him. Mr. Manana repeatedly maintained that Hubert had picked up the pocketbook. For an hour both men abused each other. Then at his own request, Mr. Hubert was searched. Nothing was found on him. Finally the Mayor discharged Hubert with warning that he would consult the public prosecutor and ask for further orders. As he left the Mayor’s office, people surrounded and questioned him with serious curiosity. Nobody believed his story of the string. Instead people laughed at him.”

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