The Best Christmas Present in the World Class 8 English Honeydew book Chapter 1 MCQs

CBSE has introduced MCQs in the new Exam Pattern. Here are a few MCQs from Class 8 English Honeydew book Chapter 1 The Best Christmas Present in the World for the convenience of the students. The Answer key is provided at the end.

 

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1. Who is the author of the lesson “The best Christmas Present in the World?

  1. Ruskin Bond
  2. Paulo Coelho
  3. Michael Morpurgo
  4. All of the Above

 

2. A war between the British and the Germans took place in __________.

  1. 1914
  2. 1910
  3. 1919
  4. 1915

 

3. What did the author find at the junk shop?

  1. A black tin box
  2. An envelope
  3. A roll top desk
  4. None of the above

 

4. How was the condition of the roll top desk?

  1. Perfect
  2. Seemed new
  3. Bad
  4. okayish

 

5. Did he think he could restore it?

  1. Yes
  2. No
  3. Maybe
  4. None of the above

 

6. I paid the man and brought it back to my _______at the back of the garage.

  1. Workroom
  2. Bedroom
  3. Living room
  4. backyard

 

7. When did the author start working on it?

  1. Christmas morning
  2. Christmas Eve
  3. Christmas night
  4. After Christmas

 

8. Both __________ and __________ had clearly taken their toll on this desk.

  1. Time, dust
  2. Water, fire
  3. Time, water
  4. Water, dust

 

9. What did the shallow space underneath the last drawer reveal?

  1. An envelope
  2. Nothing
  3. A secret drawer
  4. wood

 

10. What was written on the lined note paper?

  1. Jim’s last letter
  2. Connie’s last letter
  3. To be buried with me when the time comes
  4. Both A and C

 

11. “___________got the better of my scruples”

  1. Curiosity
  2. Surety
  3. Boredom
  4. None of the Above

 

12. What was there inside the tin box?

  1. A letter
  2. An envelope
  3. A pen
  4. All of the above

 

13. What was the date on the letter?

  1. December 24, 1914
  2. December 25, 1914
  3. December 26, 1914
  4. December 27, 1914

 

14. Which frame of mind did Jim write in?

  1. Happy
  2. Sad
  3. Gloomy
  4. normal

 

15. How was the Christmas morning he talked about?

  1. Sad and gloomy
  2. Quiet and frosty
  3. Loud and hot
  4. None of the above

16. Who began “it”?

  1. Fritz
  2. Tommies
  3. Both of them
  4. None of the above

 

17. Who was “Fritz”?

  1. German soldiers
  2. British soldiers
  3. Both of them
  4. None of the above

 

18. Who were “Tommies”?

  1. German soldiers
  2. British soldiers
  3. Both of them
  4. None of the above

19. What did the Germans offer to share with the Tommies?

  1. Schnapps
  2. Sausages
  3. Rum
  4. Both A and B

 

20. Where did the two armies meet?

  1. German
  2. Britain
  3. No where
  4. No man’s land

 

21. What did Hans Wolf do apart from being a soldier?

  1. A teacher
  2. Played cello
  3. Salesman
  4. All of the above

 

22. What did Jim Macpherson do apart from being a soldier?

  1. A teacher
  2. Played cello
  3. Salesman
  4. All of the above

 

23. How did the German officer Hans Wolf know so much about Dorset?

  1. He visited the place
  2. From school
  3. Reading English books
  4. Both B and C

 

24. Which game did they play?

  1. Cricket
  2. Football
  3. Volleyball
  4. Hockey

 

25. What is that “every soldier wants”?

  1. For the fighting to end
  2. To go home
  3. To be able to see their family again
  4. All of the above

 

26. What did the author think was something “he had to do”?

  1. Return the letter to Jim
  2. Return the letter to Connie
  3. Throw away the letter
  4. None of the Above

 

27. What happened to Connie’s house?

  1. It collapsed
  2. Caught fire
  3. Both A and B
  4. None of the Above

 

28. Where was Connie now?

  1. New house
  2. Her relative’s house
  3. A hotel
  4. Nursing Home

 

29. Who did Connie confuse the author with?

  1. Jim
  2. Neighbour
  3. Brother
  4. Son

 

30. What was “The Best Christmas present in the World”?

  1. Jim
  2. Author
  3. Letter
  4. Marzipan

 

Answer key

Q. No.

Answer

Q. No.

Answer

Q. No.

Answer

1

C

11

A

21

B

2

A

12

B

22

A

3

C

13

C

23

D

4

C

14

A

24

B

5

A

15

B

25

D

6

A

16

A

26

B

7

B

17

A

27

B

8

B

18

B

28

D

9

C

19

D

29

A

10

D

20

D

30

A

 

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