Class 12 English Flamingo book Chapter 6 Poets and Pancakes MCQs



As per the patest 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 6 Poets and Pancakes by Asokamitran. Students of Class 12 can prepare the MCQs of Chapter 6 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 MCQs of Poets and Pancakes.


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Flamingo book Chapter 6 Poets and Pancakes

Q1- Who is the author of Poets and Pancakes?

A) Asokamitran (1931), a Tamil writer
B) Charu Nivedita
C) Jayakanthan
D) Balakumaran

 

Q2- What does his book “My Years with Boss” talk of ?

A) his job
B) explain the nature of his boss
C) explains his environment
D) impact of movies on every aspect of life in India.

 

Q3- When was Gemini studio set up?

A) 1920
B) 1930
C) 1910
D) 1940

 

Q4- What was the brand name of the make up material that Gemini studio bought?

A) Pancake
B) Mancake
C) Fancake
D) latin cake

 

Q5- Who was Greta Garbo?

A) A Swedish actress- an Oscar winner
B) a german actress
C) a French actress
D) a bengali actress

 

Q6- What was Asokamitran’s job in the studio?

A) to arrange pancakes
B) to arrange make up kits
C) to serve water
D) cut out newspaper clippings on a wide variety of subjects and store them in files.

 

Q7- What has Asokamitran brought up through this write up?

A) topics of film industry
B) topics of make up industry
C) topics of gossip
D) topics of heroines

 

Q8- What does he bring to the notice of readers through this write up?

A) movies and different roles
B) heroines and their tantrums
C) heroines and make up
D) Independent India and its infancy

 

Q9- Who was the founder of Gemini studio?

A) Mr. S.S Vasan
B) English man
C) a Tamil boy
D) a director

 

Q10- What has been the make up room compared to?

A) make up company
B) a Parlour
C) a jewellery shop
D) hair-cutting salon

 

Q11- For whom was Gemini studio making films?

A) for English people
B) for illiterate
C) for elderly peole
D) for simple Tamilians who have no interest in English poetry

 

Q12- Why is the Englishman’s visit referred as unexplained mystery?

A) because of his appearance
B) because of his dress
C) because of his hairstyle
D) because of his unfamiliarity and baffled looks

 

Q13- Who was the Englishman?

A) Salman Rushdie
B) D.H Lawrence
C) George Orwell
D) Stephen Spender- Editor of a British Periodical The Encounter

 

Q14- Why did he visit the studio?

A) to deliver a speech
B) to gossip with the workers
C) to check the workers
D) to know the film making

 

Q15- What was MRA?

A) British Army
B) The Moral Rearmament Army- a counter movement to International Communism
C) a wing of Indian Army
D) A drama company

 

Q16- Why was MRA invited to Gemini studio?

A) To show their play
B) Because of political affiliations
C) because of political infuence
D) none

 

Q17- Why did everybody in the studio think of giving some work to the author?

A) because of the idle appearance of his work
B) because he was an office boy
C) because he was a helper
D) none

 

Q18- Why did the office boy in the make up room come to the author?

A) because he was unemployed
B) because of his interest in literary arts and film making
C) to earn money
D) to do make up

 

Q19- Why was the author praying for crowd shooting at all times?

A) to attract the crowd
B) to avoid people
C) to avoid epical narrations
D) none

 

 

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Q20- Who was Subbu’s enemy?

A) no one
B) the author
C) actors
D) The boy in the makeup room

 

Q21- The boy in the make up room was jealous of whom?

A) actors
B) author
C) the visitor
D) Subbu’s success and his closeness to the boss

 

Q22- What qualities was Subbu admired for ?

A) acting, writing filmmaking skills and the management skills
B) acting and writing
C) flattery
D) gossips

 

Q23- Why was Subbu considered number 2 at Gemini studio?

A) because of his flattery
B) because of his abilities
C) because of creative skills
D) none

 

Q24- Which plays were presented by MRA in Madras?

A) Macbeth
B) Othello
C) A doll’s house
D) Jetham Valley and The Forgotten Factors

 

Q25- Who imitated the scenes of Sunset and Sunrise of Jotham Valley?

A) Police
B) Scouts of Madras
C) Social Workers
D) All Tamil Plays

 

Q26- How was the Gemini studio influenced by the plays staged by MRA?

A) They imitated their styles
B) They imitated their dialogues
C) They imitated their story
D) They imitated their sets and costumes

 

Q27- What is the example of National Integration in Poets and Pancakes?

A) Make up department of Gemini
B) rehersal room
C) office of Gemini studio
D) none

 

Q28- Why was author’s work appeared nothing at Gemini?

A) Because of no direct relation to filmmaking
B) because of cutting- pasting
C) because he sits idle
D) because he does nothing

 

Q29- How does the author come to know that English author was Stephen Spender?

A) From a painting
B) From the newspaper
C) from a television show
D) from a book- The God that failed

 

Q30- Why was the office boy disappointed with his job in Gemini studios?

A) because of his behavior
B) because of his boss
C) because of his intimacy with boss
D) because of his inability to be a star

 

Q31- How was Kothamanglam Subbu treated in the Gemini studio?

A) with hatred
B) rudely
C) disrespectfully
D) with high respect

 

Q32- Why was Subbu termed as ‘many sided genius’?

A) his flattery
B) gossip style
C) interaction with others
D) ability to create and manage things

 

Q33- In this lesson, what is the purpose of humor and satire used by the author?

A) to highlight human abilities
B) to show capabilities
C) to show varied capacities
D) to show and highlight human infancies and flaws

 

Q34- How many people were there in MRA group?

A) 150
B) 180
C) 140
D) 200 people from 20 nationalities

 

Q35- When did MRA visit Madras?

A) 1942
B) 1922
C) 1932
D) 1952

 

Q36- What things attracted the audience in the plays staged by MRA?

A) their jewellery
B) their make up
C) their dialogues
D) their sets and costumes

 

Q37- Why was Subbu a trouble shooter?

A) because of his gossip style
B) because of his flattery
C) ability to mix up with everyone
D) because of his problem resolving quality

 

Q38- What does the expression ‘ fiery misery’ mean?

A) the glow of lights
B) the bright lights
C) the bright colorful dresses of heroines
D) discomfort to the actors in the makeup room

 

Q39- Who was heading the make-up department?

A) a Madrasi
B) A tamilian
C) A bengali
D) A Bengali and later was succeeded by a Maharashtrian

 

Q40- What does the expression ‘made to look ugly’ refer to ?

A) make up done to look presentable before camera
B) faces made by actors
C) faces nade by office boy
D) arrangements in the make up room

 

 

ANSWER KEY

1

A

11

D

21

D

31

D

2

D

12

D

22

A

32

D

3

D

13

D

23

C

33

D

4

A

14

A

24

D

34

D

5

A

15

B

25

D

35

D

6

D

16

B

26

D

36

D

7

A

17

A

27

A

37

D

8

D

18

B

28

A

38

D

9

A

19

C

29

D

39

D

10

D

20

D

30

D

40

A

 

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