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Class 12 English Flamingo Chapter 2 MCQ


Where did Saheb meet the author?

[A]. Rourkela
[B]. Hyderabad
[C]. Dhaka
[D]. In author’s neighborhood

What’s the meaning of the word “scrounging”?

[A]. Begging
[B]. Searching
[C]. Desire
[D]. Need

What was Saheb’s real name?

[A]. Saheb-e-Alam
[B]. Saheb-e-Alam Bahadur
[C]. Saheb-e-Kamal
[D]. Saheb-e-Malik

Why did he leave his country?

[A]. To get better education
[B]. In search of gold in garbage
[C]. Their fields were destroyed by storms
[D]. They were expelled from their country

What did Saheb do every day in the morning?

[A] Used to sell goods at shop
[B] Waste collecting from streets
[C] Worked in the workshop
[D] Used to sell tea
[B] Waste collecting from streets.


What did Saheb say on the advice of the author to go to school?

[A]. He said he doesn’t like studying
[B]. He didn’t have money to go to school
[C]. He denied having school in neighborhood
[D]. He didn’t had uniform

What promise did the author feel ashamed for not keeping his promise?

[A]. To get him a pucca house
[B]. To alleviate his poverty
[C]. To open a school in neighborhood
[D]. To play tennis

Why did the author call his life a “Bleak World”?

[A]. Because author had little hope of everything going well in his life
[B]. Author thought his future would be in garbage picking only
[C]. Because of the government policies, she found Saheb’s future in dark.
[D]. All of the above

Do you think Saheb’s scrounging work was in accordance with his name?

[A]. Yes
[B]. No
[C]. A little bit
[D]. None of these.

“Why aren’t you wearing chappals” – Who asked this question?

[A] Saheb’s mother
[B] Saheb
[C] Author
[D] Mukesh
[C] Author


Why does the author think poor children live barefoot?

[A]. It’s a way of showing poverty
[B]. They don’t have money to buy
[C]. Their parents don’t get them
[D]. They enjoy walking barefoot

Who told the author the story of the temple and the shoes?

[A]. Mukesh
[B]. Man from Udipi
[C]. Saheb
[D]. Savita

What’s the meaning of the word “acquaintance”?

[A]. Hunger to know
[B]. Curiosity
[C]. Familiarization
[D]. None of the above

Why did the author call Saheb and other residents by the word “squatters”?

[A]. Because squatters are people who occupy a land without legal claim on that property
[B]. It was her way of calling the ragpickers
[C]. Those who choose poverty on their own accord
[D]. Those who live a hellish life without hard work for livelihood

What was Saheb’s house made of?

[A] Tarpaulin
[B] Tin
[C] Mud
[D] All of the above
[D] All of the above.


What does the author have to say about people like Saheb getting ration cards but not identity cards?

[A]. She is thanking government for supplying grains to poor
[B]. She is taunting the politics of vote bank
[C]. She is raising questions on political system of the country
[D]. Both [B] and [C]

What did the migrants said about leaving farms in Dhaka and living miserable life in Seemapuri to author?

[A]. Picking garbage gives them livelihood than destroyed farm fields of Dhaka
[B]. The government of their country does not support them
[C]. They did not get fair price for their crops
[D]. Life is easy in India

Does Saheb’s permanent residence was in the neighborhood of the author?

[A]. Yes
[B]. No, they used to put movable tents where they find garbage
[C]. For few years
[D]. None of these

Why author called garbage as gold for ragpickers?

[A]. Because they often find gold coins in garbage
[B]. Because garbage looks like golden color
[C]. Because garbage gives them food, shelter and clothes
[D]. She is comparing search for valuables in garbage with hunger of athlete for gold medal

What motivates them to scrounge more?

[A] One rupee coin
[B] Ten rupee note
[C] Silver coin
[D] All of the above
[C] Silver coin


Which sport did Saheb like?

[A]. Cricket
[B]. Hopscotch
[C]. Tennis
[D]. Glass balls

After seeking permission from guard, what did Saheb go to do in tennis club garden?

[A]. To play tennis
[B]. To Swing
[C]. To cut grass
[D]. To clean floor

Whose old discarded shoes did Saheb wear?

[A]. Author’s husband
[B]. Gatekeeper
[C]. A player who came to play tennis
[D]. Unknown shoes he found in garbage

How was Saheb feeling after wearing those discarded shoes?

[A]. Ashamed
[B]. Happy
[C]. Sad
[D]. Not mentioned

Where did the author and Saheb meet after some time?

[A] In tennis club
[B] Near Tea shop
[C] Near new garbage dump
[D] In school
[B] Near Tea shop


When asked whether Saheb was happy in his job, what did he replied?

[A]. No
[B]. Yes
[C]. Not mentioned
[D]. None of these

According to author, whose burden was more on the Saheb’s – steel canister of tea shop or plastic bag of ragpicking?

[A]. Plastic bag of ragpicking
[B]. Steel canister of tea shop
[C]. Not mentioned
[D]. Both equally

What is lost spring in Seemapuri’s story, according to Anees Jung?

[A]. Childhood of Saheb
[B]. Saheb’s money
[C]. Saheb’s home
[D]. Saheb’s friends

Firozabad is a manufacturing hub for?

[A]. Cricket bats
[B]. Bangles
[C]. Welding glass
[D]. Garments

Why are children banned from working in glass furnaces?

[A] Government policies
[B] They are unable to carry heavy objects
[C] High temperature furnaces are harmful for children
[D] Both [A] and [C]
[D] Both [A] and [C].


Who was Mukesh?

[A]. Bangle maker
[B]. Hawker
[C]. Rag picker
[D]. Thief

Did Mukesh’s parents know that it is illegal for children to work in bangle making?

[A]. No
[B]. Yes
[C]. Not mentioned
[D]. None of these.

What are the biggest dangers of working in a glass furnace?

[A]. Addiction of money at young age
[B]. There is a fear of losing eye brightness in early age
[C]. Accompaniment is bad
[D]. Drugs addiction

How did Mukesh feel while showing his house to Anees Jung?

[A]. Excited
[B]. Ashamed
[C]. No feelings
[D]. Nervous

What kind of doors are “wobbly doors”?

[A] Faltering doors
[B] Transparent doors
[C] Half broken doors
[D] Unstable doors
[D] Unstable doors


What is a shack?

[A]. Tarpaulin
[B]. Hut
[C]. Broken house
[D]. None of the above

Why do daughters in law take the veil when male elders arrive?

[A]. Because of shyness
[B]. To hide the beauty
[C]. It’s a custom in Indian society
[D]. None of the above

What was Mukesh’s father source of livelihood before bangle making?

[A]. Tailoring
[B]. Brokerage
[C]. Farming
[D]. Car mechanic

Why Mukesh’s father failed to build a pucca house despite being a hard worker?

[A]. His expenses were more than income
[B]. He had a big family to feed
[C]. He had lot of liabilities
[D]. He had put all the money in the education and upbringing of the children

What is the God given lineage mentioned by Mukesh’s grandmother?

[A] Family business of bangles making
[B] To work in bangle making factories
[C] To veil in front of male elders
[D] Live in mud house
[A] Family business of bangles making.


Why did Mukesh’s family not want to do anything other than making bangles?

[A]. They were happy in bangles making job
[B]. They considered it as their destiny
[C]. They didn’t know anything else
[D]. All of the above

What does the author have to say from “shanty town”?

[A]. Mud house
[B]. Stinking place
[C]. Rough roads
[D]. Slum area

Who was Savita?

[A]. Owner of Company where Mukesh used to work
[B]. Elder daughter in law at Mukesh’s home
[C]. Young woman involved in glass making business
[D]. Mukesh’s grandmother

Being unaware of which occasion Savita is making bangles?

[A]. Marriage
[B]. Valentine day
[C]. Diwali
[D]. Christmas

Who said these words “Ek waqt ser bhar khana bhi nahin khaya”?

[A] Mukesh
[B] Savita
[C] Mukesh’s grandmother
[D] Another woman who was in business of bangles making
[D] Another woman who was in business of bangles making.


How does author motivates people to take children out of glass making businesses?

[A]. She asks them not send children in such businesses
[B]. She ask to unite and request government to take strict action
[C]. She asks them to work only part time in such businesses
[D]. None of the above

What is a vicious circle?

[A]. Carry on the tradition of veil
[B]. Every generation entering into the work of bangles making
[C]. Trap made by moneylenders for workers
[D]. All of the above

What was the reason for the lack of unity against government policies among the people in the glass making business?

[A]. People’s fear of government
[B]. Not finding time to fight for the organization
[C]. Reverse policies of bureaucrats and politicians
[D]. People’s fear of local administration.

What work did Mukesh want to do away from his ancestral business?

[A]. Farming
[B]. Engineering
[C]. Fly an airplane
[D]. Car repair work

What was Mukesh ready to do to learn the art of repairing vehicles?

[A] Ready to walk miles to learn
[B] Ready to invest more by working multiple shifts in glass making
[C] Ready to sell his house
[D] All of the above
[A] Ready to walk miles to learn.

What is lost spring in Firozabad’s story, according to Anees Jung?

[A] Fresh air for residents
[B] Childhood of Mukesh and children involved in glass making
[C] Other businesses
[D] All of the above
[B] Childhood of Mukesh and children involved in glass making.

Whose policies does the author taunt through her story?

[A] School
[B] Government and local administration
[C] Industry
[D] None of the above
[B] Government and local administration.

Last Edited: September 4, 2023