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Ray Douglas Bradbury’s short story: All Summer in a Day

Collection of Short Stories (10)

Answer the following questions with reference to Ray Douglas Bradbury’s short story, ‘All Summer in a Day’

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An angry athlete is an athlete who will make mistakes

Collection of Short Stories (10)

Read the extract given below and answer the questions that follow:

An angry athlete is an athlete who will make mistakes, as any coach will tell you. I was no exception. On the first of my three qualifying jumps, I leaped from several inches beyond the take-off board for a foul.

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It had no eyes, ears, nose or mouth

Collection of Short Stories (10)

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It had no eyes, ears, nose or mouth. It was just a round smooth head - with a school cap on top of it! And that’s where the story should end. But for Mr. Oliver it did not end here.

The torch fell from his trembling hand. He turned and scrambled down the path, running blindly through the trees and calling for help. He was still running towards the school buildings when he saw a lantern swinging in the middle of the path.

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All round the field spectators were gathered Cheering

Collection of Poems (10)

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All round the field spectators were gathered Cheering
on all the young women and men Then the final event
of the day was approaching
The last race about to begin.

- Nine Gold Medals, David Roth

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There’s nobody on the house-tops now

Collection of Poems (10)

Read the extract given below and answer the questions that follow:

There’s nobody on the house-tops now---
Just a palsied few at the windows set;
For the best of the sight is, all allow,
At the Shambles’ Gate---- or, better yet,
By the very scaffold’s foot, I trow.

- The Patriot, Robert Browning

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Now tell us what it was all about

Collection of Poems (10)

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"Now tell us what it was all about".
Young Peterkin, he cries.
And little Wilhelmine looks up
With wonder - waiting eyes,
"Now tell us all about the war,
And what they fought each other for".

- After Blenheim, Robert Southey

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Duke: You hear the learn’d Bellario, what he writes

Merchant of Venice (10)

Read the extract given below and answer the questions that follow:

Duke: You hear the learn’d Bellario, what he writes:
And here, I take it, is the doctor come.

[Enter Portia, dressed like a Doctor of Laws]

Give me your hand. Come you from old Bellario?

Portia: I did, my lord.

Duke: You are welcome: take your place.
Are you acquainted with the difference
That holds this present question in the court?

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Bassanio: A gentle scroll. - Fair lady, by your leave

Merchant of Venice (10)

Read the extract given below and answer the questions that follow:

Bassanio: A gentle scroll. - Fair lady, by your leave; [Kissing her]

I come by note, to give and to receive.
Like one of two contending in a prize,
That thinks he hath done well in people’s eyes
Hearing applause and universal shout
Giddy in spirit, still gazing, in a doubt
Whether those peals of praise be his or no;

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Bassanio: To you, Antonio, I owe the most, in money and in love

Merchant of Venice (10)

Read the extract given below and answer the questions that follow:

Bassanio: To you, Antonio,
I owe the most, in money and in love;
And from your love I have a warranty
To unburden all my plots and purposes
How to get clear of all the debts I owe.

Antonio: I pray you, good Bassanio, let me know it;

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