Deep Water MCQs Class 12 English Flamingo book Chapter 3


Class 12 Deep Water MCQs

As per the latest exam pattern introduced by the CBSE, there will be MCQs asked in the examination. As students are new to these questions, here are sample MCQs of Class 12 English Flamingo reader chapter 3 Deep Water by William Douglas. Students of Class 12 can prepare the MCQs of Chapter 3 from the Flamingo reader published by NCERT. Each question has four options followed by the correct answer. Students can also take a free test of these MCQ of Deep Water.

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Flamingo book Chapter 3 Deep Water MCQs

Q1- Who is the author of Deep Water?

A) William Shakespeare
B) William George Bernard Shaw
C) William Wordsworth
D) William Douglas


Q2- In which subject has the author graduated?

A) English and History
B) English and Science
C) Science and Social studies
D) English and Economics


Q3- For how many years had the author taught in high school in Yakima?

A) 2 years
B) 4 years
C) 3 years
D) 5 years


Q4- After the author was fed up with teaching , he decided to opt for which career?

A) Medical
B) Gardening
C) Engineering
D) A legal career


Q5- What is the story Deep Water speaking about?

A) Fear of water and the way to overcome it
B) Fear of people
C) Fear of dogs
D) Fear of swimming


Q6- How did the author’s fear vanish?

A) With courage, guidance and determination
B) With care
C) With mother’s words
D) With guidance


Q7- Y.M.C.A stands for?

A) Young Men’s Christian Authority
B) Young Men’s Christopher Association
C) Young Men’s Christian Army
D) Young Men’s Christian Associa


Q8- Where is Yakima located?

A)In Newzealand
B)In California
C)In Washington
D)None of these


Q9- Where did the writer go when he was 3 or 4 years old in the story?

A) Washington
B) New Zealand
C) California
D) Canada


Q10- Why did he develop a fear of water?

A) Because of knocking down by waves at a beach
B) Because of a young boy
C) Because of instructor
D) Because of his mother


Q11- What is haunting the author?

A) Terrible experience in the pool
B) Ghosts
C) His mother’s words
D) A push by a young boy


Q12- How did the author learn swimming?

A) With the help of a rope
B) With the help of a friend
C) With the help of his mother
D) With the help of a swimming instructor


Q13- What did William O Doughlas desire for?

A) Visit to California
C) To be a judge
C) To learn swimming
D) To be with his mother


Q14- What did the author realize while drowning in the pool?

A) Terror in fear of death
B) Swimming was fun
C) The lifeguard did not come to his rescue
D) All of these


Q15- What is the theme of the story Deep Water?

A) Victory in facing the fear
B) Being fearful
C) To learn swimming
D) All


Q16- Deep water is an excerpt from which book?

A) Fear of water
B) Of Men and Mountains
C) How to Swim
D) Fearless


Q17- What does Deep Water signify?

A) Beauty
B) Depth of Sea
C) Depth of ocean
D) Fear


Q18- Who threw Douglas into the swimming pool?

A) A young boy
B) Instructor
C) Mother
D) Watchman


Q19- What was the fear in Douglas’ mind?

A) To be defeated
B) To be pushed
C) Being drowned
D) None



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Q20- At the age of 3 or 4 Douglas visited the beach with his father. What caused a terror in his heart then?

A) The sight of the sea waves
B) The overpowering force of the waves
C) The colour of the water
D) All of these


Q21- What were the series of emotions and fears that Douglas experienced when he was thrown into the pool?

A) Fear
B) Confidence
C) Overconfidence
D) Mixed feelings of confidence and fear


Q22- What plans did he make to come to the surface of the pool?

A) Triled to jump and push himself up
B) Shouted
C) Cried aloud
D) Shouted “help”


Q23- How did this experience affect the author?

A) Became fearless
B) Confident
C) Overconfident
D) Became hydrophobic


Q24- What lesson did Douglas learn from his experience of drowning learning to swim?

A) Learnt swimming
B) Love for swimming
C) Swimming is not difficult
D) Face the fear


Q25- How did the instructor make Douglas a good swimmer?

A) Planning
B) With the help of ropes
C) By pushing him into the pool
D) With the help of ropes and belts


Q26- What plan did Douglas make to learn swimming?

A) Planned to get an instructor
B) Planned to swim more
C) Planned to watch swimmers
D) Planned to jump


Q27- What does Douglas do to save himself in the pool?

A) Used his mind and pushed himself up
B) Shouted aloud
C) Called people
D) Shouted help help


Q28- Why did Douglas fail to come to the surface of the pool as he hoped to?

A) Because of fear of swimming
B) Because of fear
C) Because of inability to move
D) Because of fear and inability to move


Q29- What was the impact of the pool incident?

A) Developed fear
B) Became confident
C) Became overconfident
D) Hydrophobia was revived


Q30- How many times did Douglas try to come to the surface of the pool?

A) Twice
B) Once
C) Five times
D) Thrice


Q31- Why did Douglas hate to walk with bare legs?

A) Ugly looking legs
B) Fat legs
C) Because of skin color
D) Because of skinny legs


Q32- Why did Douglas’ mother recommend that he should learn swimming at the Y. M.C.A swimming pool?

A) Because it was local
B) Because it was safe
C) Because it was shallow
D) Because it was shallow and safe


Q33- Why did Douglas hire an instructor?

A) To be confident in swimming
B) To compete with others
C) To flaunt
D) To overcome his fear of water and learn swimming


Q34- “I crossed to oblivion, and the curtain of life fell”. What does oblivion mean?

A) spavilion
B) changing room
C) unconsciousness
D) death


Q35- Why was Douglas determined to get over his fear of water?

A) because he wanted to swim in the waters of the Cascade
B) because his friend had challenged him
C) because he had a bet on it
D) because he wanted to win a medal


Q36- What was stopping Douglas to get into the waters of Cascade?

A) Memories of Washington
B) Memories of California
C) Instructions given by the instructor
D) Memories full of terror in the pool


Q37- How did Douglas make sure that he had conquered the old terror?

A) By visiting California
B) By jumping into the waters
C) By taking a lesson from the instructor
D) By swimming into the lake Wentworth


Q38- What distance Douglas covered while swimming across the lake Wentworth?

A) 4 miles
B) 3 miles
C) 5 miles
D) 2 miles


Q39- Where was the lake Wentworth?

A) In New Hampshire
B) in Washington
C) in California
D) in Washington D.C


Q40- At first, why was the writer not much frightened when he was thrown into the pool?

A) Because he was sleeping
B) Because he was intoxicated
C) Because he thought that the lifeguard would come to his rescue
D) Because of confidence




1 D 11 A 21 D 31 D
2 D 12 D 22 A 32 D
3 A 13 C 23 D 33 D
4 D 14 A 24 D 34 C
5 A 15 A 25 D 35 A
6 A 16 B 26 A 36 D
7 D 17 D 27 A 37 D
8 C 18 A 28 D 38 D
9 C 19 C 29 D 39 A
10 A 20 D 30 D 40 D


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