Class 8 English Chapter 2 MCQs Children at work

Children at work MCQs

CBSE Class 8 English It So Happened Book Chapter 2 “Children at work” Multiple Choice Questions with Answers

Children at Work MCQs – Here is a compilation of Free CBSE Class 8 English It So Happened Book Lesson 2  Children at work. Students can practice free MCQs as have been added by CBSE in the new Exam pattern. At the end of Multiple Choice Questions, the answer key has also been provided for your reference.


1. The lesson “Children at work” is written by _____

A. Gita Wolf
B. Anushka Ravishankar
C. Orijit Sen
D. All of the Above


2. What was the name of the train that he boarded?

A. Tamil Express
B. Kanyakumari Express
C. Chennai Express
D. Tamil Nadu Express


3. Where did he reach by train?

A. Thiruvananthapuram
B. Chennai
C. Mumbai
D. Karnataka


4. What felt wobbly when he stood on the platform?

A. Legs
B. Arms
C. Head
D. Floor


5. How old was Velu?

A. Ten
B. Eleven
C. Twelve
D. Fourteen


6. When had he seen so many people before?

A. Village station
B. A wedding
C. Village fair
D. Nowhere


7. What did Velu feel when he was on the platform?
A. Good and relaxed
B. Refreshed and active
C. Miserable but active
D. Miserable and exhausted


8. What did he carry in his small bundle?

A. Pants, shirt and towel
B. Shirt, towel and comb
C. Shirt, towel and teddy
D. Towel, comb and money


9. Did he have money to buy the ticket?

A. Yes
B. No
C. Maybe
D. Not mentioned in the story


10. How did he escape from the ticket collector?

A. By hiding in the washroom
B. Ticket collector was absent
C. Ticket collector did not notice him
D. Ticket collector did not come to the unreserved department

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11. What was the girl wearing?

A. Dress
B. Frock
C. Banian
D. Shirt and pants


12. What was the girl picking up from the platform?

A. Plastic cups
B. Newspapers
C. Money
D. None of the above


13. Did Velu get enough sleep on the train?

A. Yes
B. No
C. Maybe
D. Not mentioned in the story


14. Why had he run away from his home?

A. To become rich
B. He couldn’t stand his sisters
C. He couldn’t stand his father beating him
D. He didn’t run away from his home


15. Why did he decide to follow the strange girl?

A. He liked her
B. He wanted work
C. He had nowhere else to go
D. All of the Above


16. What made his head spin?

A. Traffic
B. Noises
C. Smoke and dust
D. The strange girl


17. “ If you stand around in the middle of the road like that, you’ll be_____.”

A. Chutney
B. Salad
C. Vanished
D. A shake


18. Why was Velu unable to read the signs?

A. They were in Tamil
B. They were in English
C. They were in Hindi
D. He did not know how to read


19. “ The girl grinned and pointed at a huge building.” Which building did she point at?

A. The stores
B. Central station
C. Sri Rajarajeshwari Prasanna Kalyana Mandapam
D. Central Jail


20. “Velu’s bare feet burned. It was not like walking on a _____”

A. Cement road
B. Mud road
C. Beach side
D. None of the above

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21. Who was fighting over a banana leaf?

A. Goats
B. Velu and Jaya
C. Velu and a goat
D. Jaya and a goat


22. What did Jaya find for Velu to eat?

A. Banana and vada
B. Vada and apple
C. Banana and apple
D. Apple and vada


23. “ I only take ____ food.”

A. Used
B. Leftover
C. Untouched
D. Covered


24. “He could have eaten at least _____ times more”

A. Two
B. Five
C. Seven
D. Ten


25. What were the huts made of?

A. Metal sheets
B. Tyres and bricks
C. Wood and plastic
D. All of the above


26. Which materials were used to make huts in his village?

A. Wood and plastic
B. Tyres and bricks
C. Metal sheets
D. Mud and palm leaves


27. What work had Velu done before?

A. Ragpicking
B. Cow gazing at farm
C. In a factory
D. None of the above


28. What did Jaya collect?

A. Paper
B. Plastic
C. Glass
D. All of the Above


29. What did they do with all the stuff?

A. Sell it to a factory
B. Sell it to Jam Bazaar Maggu
C. Sell it to Mam Bazaar Jaggu
D. Sell it to Jam Bazaar Jaggu


30. Till when did Velu decide to do the work?

A. Till he became rich
B. Till he grew up
C. Till he could find a better job
D. Till he could get something to eat


Answer Key for Class 8 English It so Happened Book Lesson 2 Children at work MCQs


Q. No. Answer Q. No. Answer Q. No. Answer
1 D 11 C 21 A
2 B 12 A 22 A
3 B 13 B 23 C
4 A 14 C 24 D
5 B 15 C 25 D
6 C 16 C 26 D
7 D 17 A 27 B
8 B 18 B 28 D
9 B 19 D 29 D
10 D 20 B 30 C


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