Class 8 English Chapter 9 MCQs The Comet-I

The Comet-I MCQs

NCERT Class 8 English It So Happened Book Chapter 9 “The Comet-I” Multiple Choice Questions with Answers

The Comet-I MCQs – Here is a compilation of Free CBSE Class 8 English It So Happened Book Lesson 9 – The Comet-I. 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. Take Free Online MCQs Test for Class 8

1. “IT was a moonless night in __________”

A. September
B. October
C. November
D. December


2. What disturbed Indrani Debi’s sleep?

A. Cold weather
B. Burst of cool breeze
C. Noises from the roof
D. Absence of his husband


3. Who was he hobnobbing with?

A. Dibya
B. Indrani Debi
C. Himself
D. No one


4. What did she smile about?

A. His hobnobbing
B. Knowing her husband was oblivious of practical problems of living
C. The cold weather
D. The cool breeze


5. What do you mean by ‘tete-a-tete’?

A. Public meeting
B. Public announcement
C. Private meeting
D. None of the above


6. What does Dibya Chakshu mean?

A. Divinity
B. Divine God
C. Divine spirit
D. Divine Eye


7. What does her wife think of Dibya?

A. A telescope
B. A designing woman
C. A man
D. His husband’s friend


8. How long was Dibya?

A. Five-inch
B. Six-inch
C. Seven-inch
D. Eight-inch


9. What was Duttada’s secret ambition?

A. To discover an asteroid
B. To buy a telescope
C. To spend nights star-gazing
D. To discover a comet


10. Whose orbits are highly eccentric?

A. Planets
B. Comets
C. Asteroids
D. None of the above

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11. Why could professionals not discover a comet?

A. They are busy with pre-assigned programmes
B. They are busy looking at faint stars
C. They are busy looking at nebulous galaxies
D. All of the Above


12. How would you describe Duttada’s attitude towards his ambition?

A. Pessimistic
B. Optimistic
C. Over-confident
D. None of the Above


13. Duttada was absent-minded about daily chores. How was he with his calculations?

A. Absent-minded
B. Oblivious
C. Meticulous
D. Forgetful


14. Who did he inform about his finding?

A. National Aeronautics and Space Administration
B. Indian Space Research Organisation
C. Indian Institute of Astrophysics
D. All of the Above


15. Did he like the publicity he was receiving?

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


16. Who wished Duttada had not found what he did?

A. Duttada
B. Indrani Debi
C. Both A and B
D. None of the above


17. Duttada laughed. “I see that even an MA degree has not cured you of your __________!

A. Dumbness
B. >Sarcasm
C. Doubt
D. Superstitions


18. According to Indrani Debi, comets bring _____.

A. Ill-luck
B. Luck
C. Money
D. Prosperity


19. “ There is no __________ whatsoever with the arrival of a comet and the calamities of the earth.”

A. Correlation
B. Proof
C. Finding
D. None of the above


20. Who had sent James a note?

A. John Macpherson
B. Provost of King’s College
C. Duttada
D. Indrani Debi

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21. Where did the envelope tell him to come?

A. London
B. Canada
C. New York
D. India


22. Who was John Macpherson?

A. Provost of King’s College
B. Butler
C. Security officer at Whitehall
D. Defence Science Advisor, Her Majesty’s government


23. Who was Johnson?

A. Provost of King’s College
B. Butler
C. Security officer at Whitehall
D. Defence Science Advisor, Her Majesty’s government


24. “Johnson’s Ford Cortina brought them to Whitehall in less than __________ minutes”

A. Ten
B. Twenty
C. Fifty
D. Ninety


25. How would you describe Johnson?

A. Quiet
B. Efficient
C. Both A and B
D. None of the above


26. How did James feel on seeing the typescript?

A. Surprised
B. Uneasy
C. Anxious
D. All of the Above


27. Who had James given the manuscript to?

A. Nature
C. Sir John
D. Taylor


28. What would John have not tolerated if it were not Sir John in front of him?

A. Aspersions on the accuracy of his work
B. An order to suppress his work
C. Both of these
D. None of these


29. “ Barring rare circumstances, the collision is inevitable.” What were those rare circumstances?

A. Collision with an asteroid
B. Splitting near the sun
C. Evaporating
D. All of the Above


30. When was the next cometary collision supposed to happen?

A. One year
B. Ten months
C. Eleven months
D. Two years

Answer Key for Class 8 English It so Happened Book Lesson 9 The Comet-I MCQs

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