MCQs of Class 12 English Chapter 7, The Interview part 1 by Christopher Silvester and part 2 – An Interview with Umberto Eco have been compiled for students to practice. Students of Class 12 can prepare the MCQs of Chapter 7 – The Interview from NCERT Flamingo book. Each question has four options followed by the correct answer. Students can also take a free test of the MCQs of The Interview.These MCQ Questions have been selected based on the latest exam pattern as announced by CBSE.
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Flamingo book Chapter 7 The Interview
Q1- Who is the author of the lesson ‘The Interview’?
A) Christopher Priest
Q2- What does V.S. Naipaul feel about interviews?
Q3- What does Naipaul present in his travel books?
A) his feelings
Q4- The excerpt -The Interview has been taken from which book?
A) Christopher’s introduction to The Penguin Book of Interviews
Q5- What did he present in this book?
A) varied opinions of politicians
Q6- According to an old saying what happens when perceptions are made about a person?
A) Person feels happy
Q7- How does Umberto Eco find so much time to write so much?
A) using early morning time
Q8- What was distinctive (special) about Eco’s academic writing style?
A) His realistic narrative style with trial and errors
Q9- What is the reason for huge success of the novel The Name of The Rose?
Q10- What are some of the positive traits of of interviews?
A) brings out the truth and gives vivid impression of contemporaries
Q11- Why do most celebrity writers despisse being interviewed?
A) they don’t like journalists
Q12- At what age was Eco’s book published?
A) at the age of 20
Q13- At what age did he start writing novels?
A) at the age of 55
Q14- What days did he used to write novels?
A) Saturday night
Q15- Why do the celebrities feel embarassed most often?
A) because of question attacks during interviews
Q16- What is the primitive view about being photographed?
A) person’s soul is stolen
Q17- What do you understand by the expression ‘Thumbprints on his windpipes"?
A) creating excessive pressure on throat
Q18- What in today’s world our main source of information?
A) social media
Q19- What satisfied Umberto’s taste for narration?
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Q20- What does writing novels on Sundays signify?
A) writing novels- his passion
Q21- Enumerate ‘An Interview is a supremely serviceable medium of communication?
A) a medium to gossip
Q22- What is an interview?
A) a medium of talking to the people
Q23- Explain ‘Denis Brain’s statement "Almost everything of moment reaches us through one man
A) The interviewer has the power
Q24- What impression is formed of Umberto after reading the lesson- The Interview?
A) A person of substance
Q25- What do his works for children speak about ?
A) his passion for children
Q26- While interview being interviewed by Mukand,Umberto speaks about his philosophy and
A) he loves writing
Q27- How many novels has Umberto written?
Q28- How many scholarly works are to his credit?
A) more than 5
Q29- What facts are being showcased in the interview held between Eco and Padamnabhan?
A) he takes pride in being an academician, a university Professor first
Q30- What ideas do you form of Umberto’s personality after his interview with Mukand?
A) a very rigid person
Q31- Why did Umberto start writing novels?
A) to avail an opportunity
Q32- According to Umberto what will happen to the world if we eliminate empty spaces from the universe?
A) The world will becaome beautiful
Q33- Which period of history do Umberto’s novels deal with?
Q34- Why does Eco call the success of his book a mystery?
A) because of its success
Q35- What was Lewis Caroll’s opinion of interviews and autographs?
Q36- Who has written Alice in Wonderland?
Q37- Why were the journalists and publishers puzzled by the success of The Name of the Rose?
A) because readers like trash and it was a serious novel
Q38- In what way interviews have become a commom place of journalism?
A) because of its power, influence and medium of communication
Q39- What do Rudyard Kipling and his wife express about interviews?
Q40- What kind of a novel was The Name of The Rose?
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