Tuesday, 1 September 2020

The Dear Departed - I Comprehension 

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The Dear Departed - I Comprehension Test
 The Dear Departed - I Comprehension Test 

The Dear Departed - I Comprehension Test (25 Marks) 

I. “It would never do for them to find you in colours.”


1. Who is the speaker and the listener in the above lines?

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2. Who is referred to as ‘them’ in the above statement?

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3. 'in colours’ mean?

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4. What is the context of the above remark?

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II. “Elizabeth’s that sharp she’ll see I’m after it and she’ll drive a hard bargain over it."

5. What is Elizabeth’s relation with the speaker?

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6. What bargain is being discussed here?

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7. What do the above remarks reflect about the speaker’s attitude and nature?

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8. Who is the speaker of the above lines?

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9. Drive a hard bargain means.

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III. "Are you planning to pinch it?"

10. Who is the speaker asking this question?

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11.What does 'it' refer?

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12.How does Vicky conclude that her parents are 'pinching it'?

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13.Mention the two reasons that Mrs. Slater gives for her action.

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14.What does it reveal about the difference between the attitude of the elders and that of Vicky?

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15. What does 'you' refer in the above lines?

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16. What does pinch mean?

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IV. “No, my child, Grandpa gave it to your mother before he died.”

17.Identify the speaker and the listener.

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18.What does ‘it’ refer to?

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19.What impression do you form of the speakers from the above statement?

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20.What do you think will be the impact of the above statement on the listener?

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V. “He’s done it on purpose, just to annoy us.”

21.Who is ‘He’ and ‘us’ in the above lines?

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22.Mention the context of the above remark.

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23.What mistake has the person made?

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24.Do you think the speakers and the others like him deserve that kind of treatment?

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25. What does the word 'annoy' mean?

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The Dear Departed - I Comprehension Test Answers

1. The speaker is Mrs. Slater and the listener is her daughter Victoria.

2.‘Them’ refers to Mrs. and Mr. Jordan.

3. Victoria is wearing colourful clothes, whereas she should be wearing a mourning dress.

4. Victoria’s grandfather is supposed to be dead.

5. Elizabeth is the speaker Mrs. Slater's sister.

6. The bargain over the grandpa’s bureau.

7. The speaker herself is very mean, manipulative and clever.

8. Mrs. Slater

9. Be uncompromising in making a deal.

10.She is asking her parents.

11.“It” refers to the bureau that was in the grandfather’s room.

12.(A) she concluded that her parents are “pinching it” because everything that was in grandfather’s room had to be equally divided amongst the two sisters.

13.(A) Firstly, she always likes the bureau of grandfather. Secondly, she knows that her sister Elizabeth would not let her take it.

14.The elders instead of mourning the death were busy dividing grandfather’s things. Victoria, on the other hand, had wisdom beyond her years. She immediately understood the meaning of their actions. She did not like her parents shifting the bureau.

15.Victoria's parents.

16. Steal.

17.The speaker is Henry Slater and he is addressing his daughter.

18.‘It’ refers to the ‘bureau’

19.Both the Slater's are greedy and great hypocrites.

20.Victoria will end up losing respect for her parents.

21.‘He’ is Abel Merryweather and ‘us’ means the Jordans and Slaters.

22.The discussion is whether Abel has paid his insurance premium or not.

23.Abel appears to have deliberately messed out paying the premium.

24.Yes, they do because they are all very greedy.

25.Make someone a little angry or irritate.

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