Madam Rides the Bus MCQ Questions and Answers Class 10 English Chapter 9


Madam Rides the Bus MCQ Question Answers

Madam Rides the Bus MCQ Question Answers-

CBSE Class 10 English Chapter 9 Madam Rides the Bus Multiple Choice Questions from First Flight Book


Madam Rides the Bus MCQs – Here is a Compilation of Class 10 English MCQs from the First Flight Book of Chapter 9 Madam Rides the Bus by Vallikkannan has been compiled for students to practice. Students of Class 10 can prepare the MCQs of Chapter 9- Madam Rides the Bus from the NCERT First Flight book. Each question has four options followed by the correct answer. Students can also take a free test of the MCQs of Madam Rides the Bus. These MCQ Questions have been selected based on the latest exam pattern as announced by CBSE.

For Correct Answers, see the end of the post. (below)

Q1- Who is the author of the lesson “Madam rides the Bus”?

A) Gavin Maxwell
B) Vallikkannan
C) Paulo Coehlo
D) Arup Kumar Dutta


Q2- What was Valli’s full name?

A) Vallikkannan
B) Valliammai
C) Valliannai
D) Vallikannam


Q3- What was Valli’s age?

A) 7
B) 8
C) 9
D) None of these


Q4- What was her favourite pastime?

A) watching the street outside
B) playing outside
C) travelling the bus
D) reading books


Q5- How many times did the bus cross her street per hour?

A) 1
B) 2
C) 4
D) 6


Q6- What was her overwhelming desire?
A) to have friends
B) to travel by bus
C) to top the class
D) None of these
Q7- “Valli would stare wistfully at the people who got on or off the bus.” What is the meaning of wistfully?

A) fearfully
B) carefully
C) willingly
D) longingly


Q8- What would make Valli jealous?

A) strangers ravelling by bus
B) hearing stories of her friend’s bus journey
C) her mother travelling the bus
D) all of the above


Q9- How did she pick up small details about the bus journey?

A) listening to conversations of neighbours
B) asking a few discreet questions
C) All of the above
D) None of the above


Q10- Why did Valli stand up?

A) She wanted to enjoy the ride
B) she wasn’t able to look outside properly
C) she liked standing
D) she was tired of sitting


Q11- What did the old man say to Valli that annoyed her?

A) He shouted at her
B) he asked why she’s alone
C) he merely asked her to sit
D) None of the above


Q12- “Valli found the woman absolutely repulsive”. What do you mean by “repulsive”?

A) causing strong dislike
B) showing displeasure
C) extremely attractive
D) admirable


Q13- Why did Valli find the woman repulsive?

A) she had large piercings in her ears
B) she wore ugly earrings
C) she was chewing betel nut which could spill out any moment
D) all of the above


Q14- Why did the old lady ask Valli so many questions?

A) she was bothered about Valli
B) she liked Valli
C) she was poking her nose
D) she was bored


Q15- What did she have to resist on Village Fair Day to save for the ride?

A) balloons
B) merry go round
C) toys
D) peppermint


Q16- What was the next challenge once she’d saved enough money?

A) tell her mom about it
B) know about the timings
C) buy a ticket
D) to sneak out of the house


Q17- What made her laugh on her journey?

A) the sight of a running cow
B) the old woman’s earrings
C) the old man
D) None of the above


Q18- Why did Valli not get off the bus for sight-seeing?

A) she was afraid
B) she didn’t want to
C) she didn’t have the time
D) she didn’t like the city


Q19- What does it tell you about Valli when she refused to accept the conductor’s treat?

A) responsible
B) stubborn
C) rude
D) disrespectful


Q20- Who was a “real chatterbox”?

A) Valli
B) conductor
C) her aunt
D) all of the above


Q21- What saddened Valli?

A) the dead cow
B) car accident
C) the handicapped passenger
D) all of the above


Q22- What was the one way fare from the village to the town?

A) one rupee
B) 50 paise
C) 40 paise
D) 30 paise


Q23- What was the timing of the afternoon nap taken by Valli’s mother?

A) 1 to 3
B) 1 to 4
C) 2 to 4
D) 2 to 3


Q24- How does the conductor address Valli?

A) as Valli
B) as Madam
C) as kiddo
D) None of the above


Q25- What can you tell about the conductor from the text?

A) he was funny
B) he was grumpy
C)he was quiet
D) all of the above

Q26. “Valli would stare wistfully at the people who got on or off the bus”. This shows that __________.

  1. a) Valli was jealous of the passengers
  2. b) Valli was sad because she desired to travel on the bus
  3. c) Valli hated the bus and the people who travelled on it
  4. d) Valli wished that the passengers would take her along on the bus
Q27. Which of the following is not a synonyms of “kindle”?

  1. a) light
  2. b) ignite
  3. c) extinguish
  4. d) spark
Q28. Which of these words was used by Valli and her friends to show their disapproval even though they did not know its meaning?

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  1. a) “proud”
  2. b) “selfish”
  3. c) “mental”
  4. d) “clever”
Q29. “….. And she also asked a few discreet questions here and there.” What is the meaning of discreet?

  1. a) To be polite to avoid embarrassment
  2. b) To be careful not to attract attention
  3. c) To be careful not to offend someone
  4. d) All of these
Q30. What season was it when Valli took the bus ride?

  1. a) Summer
  2. b) Winter
  3. c) Autumn
  4. d) Spring
Q31. Pick the option that correctly classifies fact (F) and opinions (O).

  1. Conductor should not have allowed Valli to board.
  2. Valli was being irresponsible.
  3. Valli was a paying passenger like others.
  4. Valli was just out for an adventure.
a) F – 1, 2; O- 3, 4 b) F- 2, 3, 4; O – 1
c) F – 2, 4; O – 1, 3 d) F – 3; O – 1, 2, 4
Q32. Which of the following options is NOT true?

  1. a) Valli was conscious as it was her first journey.
  2. b) The outside of the bus was painted white and green.
  3. c) The seats of the bus were comfortable.
  4. d) There was a clock above the front door.
Q33. What do we mean by “slack time of the day” as used in the lesson?

  1. a) Heavy rush time
  2. b) Not much rush time
  3. c) Late evening when it gets dark
  4. d) None of these
Q34. Along which of the following did the bus travel?

  1. a) lake
  2. b) river
  3. c) sea
  4. d) canal
Q35. What was the old woman in the bus chewing?

  1. a) Beetle nut
  2. b) gum
  3. c) chapatti
  4. d) Mint leaves



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


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