2nd Year English Lesson 5 On Destroying Books Notes MCQs Solution

english 12th Notes Chapter No 5

1. The writer leaned it against the parapet. Here the word parapet means

 
 
 
 

2. He acquitted me, apparently. Here the word acquitted means

 
 
 
 

3. The writer could not consume the books one by one in small study fire. Here the word consume means

 
 
 
 

4. I improvised sack and stuffed the books into it. Here the word improvised means

 
 
 
 

5. Perhaps he suspects I have swag in this sack. Here the word swag means

 
 
 
 

6. There were few solitary travellers on the way. Here the word solitary means

 
 
 
 

7. He acquitted me. Here the word acquitted means

 
 
 
 

8. There were few solitary travelers on the way. Here the word solitary means

 
 
 
 

9. In my agony of the decision, I left the embankment. Here the word agony means

 
 
 
 

10. Non-bookish people are reluctant to throw anything that looks like a book. Here the word reluctant means

 
 
 
 

11. It was cold and foggy. Here the word foggy means

 
 
 
 

12. I fervently hoped an air of rumination and unconcern. Here the word rumination means

 
 
 
 

13. I improvised a sack and stuffed the books into it. Here the word improvised means

 
 
 
 

14. The policeman looked suspicious. Here the word suspicious means

 
 
 
 

15. In all probability, they would think it was a baby. Here the word probability means

 
 
 
 

16. There were few solitary travelers on the way. Here the word solitary means

 
 
 
 

17. There was a cold nip in the air. Here the word nip means

 
 
 
 

18. He sat and pondered over his problem. Here the word pondered means

 
 
 
 

19. The pedestrian was only a tramp .Here the word tramp means

 
 
 
 

20. There was a cold nip in the air. Here the word cold means

 
 
 
 

21. I was not disturbed as I knew that I could bear investigation. Here the word investigation. means

 
 
 
 

22. The policeman acquitted the writer. Here the word acquitted means

 
 
 
 

23. I thought I was shrinking and contemptible coward. Here the word contemptible means

 
 
 
 

24. Many people are reluctant to throw away anything that looks like a book. Here the word reluctant means

 
 
 
 

25. Many people were reluctant to throw away their books. Here the word reluctant means

 
 
 
 

26. I fancied he looked suspicious. Here the word suspicious means

 
 
 
 

27. I do not know how long I strayed up and down. Here the word strayed means

 
 
 
 

28. The books of poetry accumulated in the flat of the writer. Here the word accumulated means

 
 
 
 

29. I improvised a sack and stuffed the books into it. Here the word improvised means

 
 
 
 

30. It was a tramp, who had other things to think about. Here the word tramp means

 
 
 
 

31. Why this invidious reservation? .Here the word invidious means

 
 
 
 

32. It is absurd to keep the printed rubbish. Here the word absurd means

 
 
 
 

33. I fancied he looked suspicious and I trembled slightly. Here the word fancied means

 
 
 
 

34. I idly turned the leaves. Here the word idly means

 
 
 
 

35. The writer was living in a heaven-kissing flat. Here the word heaven-kissing means

 
 
 
 

36. The pedestrian was only a tramp. Here the word tramp means

 
 
 
 

37. The policeman acquitted the writer. Here the word acquitted means

 
 
 
 

38. I fervently hoped an air of rumination and unconcern. Here the word fervently means

 
 
 
 

39. I trembled slightly. Here the word slightly means

 
 
 
 

40. The pedestrian came by me without looking at me. Here the word pedestrian means

 
 
 
 

41. I was not seriously disturbed as I knew that I could bear investigation. Here the word investigation means

 
 
 
 

42. The pedestrian came by him without looking at him. Here the word pedestrian means

 
 
 
 

43. It is sometimes difficult to find scaffold for them. Here the word scaffold means

 
 
 
 

44. It is not merely absurd to keep rubbish merely because it is printed. Here the word rubbish means

 
 
 
 

45. I fervently hoped and year of rumination and unconcern. Here the word rumination means

 
 
 
 

46. The lamps through their gleams across the road. Here the word gleams means

 
 
 
 

47. The books were lying forlorn. Here the word forlorn. means

 
 
 
 

48. The books for lying forlornly on the ooze at the bottom of the river. Here the word forlornly means

 
 
 
 

49. The writer looked into the luminous swirl of the river. Here the word luminous means

 
 
 
 

50. It was then that all the implications of my act revealed themselves. Here the word implications means

 
 
 
 

Short Questions

1. At what time did the writer proceed to the river and how did the surroundings look?
2. Could the writer get rid of his books by burning them?
3. Describe the author’s midnight venture to throw the books in the river and the suspicions which his action were likely to arouse?
4. Did the writer come to have a feeling for those books once he had got rid of them?
5. From which part of the bridge did the writer throw his books?
6. How did the finally throw his books?
7. How did the writer decide to get rid of his books?
8. How did the writer muster up courage at last to fling the books into the river?
9. How did the writer scold/rebuke reproach himself while he felt hesitant at the last moment of throwing books?
10. Mention the satire present in “On Destroying Books”.
11. Name the books the writer had thrown into the river?
12. Narrate the feelings of J.C. Squire for the book while returning home.
13. Was it interest I soldiers that prompted people’s action or was it the wish to get rid of useless books?
14. What did the author think the constable would say if he told him that he had come out into the cold to get rid of poetry?
15. What did the writer do first when he reached the embankment of the river?
16. What did the writer do when he heard a step near him when he was leaning against the parapet of the river?
17. What did the writer feel as he passed a policeman?
18. What did the writer feel for/think of the books while returning home?
19. What did the writer finally decide to do with the books?
20. What happened when the author heard a step near him?
21. What idea made the writer frightened when he thought of the spleen?
22. What kind of atmosphere was there when the writer stepped into the street to start his mid night adventure?
23. What kinds of books were presented to the troops?
24. What options did the author have as books of inferior minor verse gradually accumulated in his flat?
25. What sort of books did the author throw into the river?
26. What sorts of books were presented by the British public soldiers?
27. What thought flashed /came into the writer’s mind when he was ready to throw books into the river?
28. What were the fears/apprehensions of the writer while he was thinking about the splash?
29. Whom did the writer pass by first on his way to river and what was he doing?
30. Why could the author not burn the unwanted books?
31. Why did people send old and odd books to soldiers?
32. Why did the writer decide to get of unwanted books?
33. Why did the writer decide to throw the books into the river?
34. Why did the writer want to get rid of his books?
35. Why did the writer want to get rid of useless books?
36. Why do people want to get rid of useless and old books?
37. Why is it difficult to destroy books?
38. Why should the bad books be destroyed?

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