CBSE has changed the question pattern from straightforward plain textual questions to COMPETENCY-BASED subjective questions which need thorough practice and learning to answer correctly. A Letter to God MCQs with the new pattern has been written and uploaded here on special request from students and teachers. Total 45 MCQs are added here. These are totally different from the earlier easy questions so you can’t afford to skip these.
A Letter to God MCQ – Comprehension Passage 1
The house – the only one in the entire valley – sat on the crest of a low hill. From this height, one could see the river and the field of ripe corn dotted with the flowers that always promised a good harvest. The only thing the earth needed was a downpour or at least a shower. Throughout the morning Lencho – who knew his fields intimately – had done nothing else but see the sky towards the northeast.
i Based on the detail of the house’s location, how can it best be described?
ii The field of corn dotted with flowers means that
a) not a single flower was bigger than a dot
b) the flowers were scattered across.
c) the flowers were shaped like dots.
d) the flowers had shrunk in size.
iii Lencho wished for a downpour or a heavy shower. Pick the option that correctly lists the correct match for kinds of rain.
|1.Heavy Rain||(i) light rain that falls in very fine drops|
|2.Thunderstorm||(ii) very heavy rain, tropical rain|
|3.Drizzle||(iii) it’s coming down quite strong and you get wet very quickly|
|4.Torrential Rain||(iv) really heavy rain that comes very suddenly|
|5.Downpour||(v) violent short-lived weather disturbance associated with lightning, thunder and gusty winds|
iv Based on the given extract, what is Lencho NOT likely to think while looking at his field?
a) Option (i)
b) Option (ii)
c) Option (iii)
d) Option (iv)
v Which quote supports the idea in the given extract?
a) “Farming is a profession of hope.”
b) “I would rather be on my farm than be emperor of the world.”
c) “Farming looks mighty easy when your plough is a pencil, and you’re a
thousand miles from the cornfield.”
d) “Those too lazy to plough in the right season will have no food at the
Answer Key- (A) (i) C (ii) b (iii) d (iv) d (v) a
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A Letter to God MCQ – Comprehension Passage 2
“Now we’re really going to get some water, woman. The woman who was preparing supper, replied, “Yes, God willing”. The older boys were working in the field, while the smaller ones were playing near the house until the woman called to them all, “Come for dinner. It was during the meal that, just as Lencho had predicted, big drops of rain began to fall. In the northeast, huge mountains of clouds could be seen approaching. The air was fresh and sweet. The man went out for no other reason than to have the pleasure of feeling the rain on his body, and when he returned he exclaimed, “These aren’t raindrops falling from the sky, they are new coins. The big drops are ten-cent pieces and the little ones are fives.”
1 Why did Lencho say, “we are really going to get some water woman”?
a.He wanted to drink water.
b.He had seen clouds in the northeast.
c.Government had promised him to provide water for his cornfields.
d.The rain had already begun.
2 At what time of the day ‘SUPPER’ is eaten?
3 Which of the following sentences use the word ‘Until’ as used in the passage?
a.He started writing until 6’o clock.
b.Rupesh said that he would work until 4 pm.
c.I have been waiting here until 8’o clock.
d.You will begin work until the rain stops.
4 Why was the air fresh and sweet?
a.due to a change in weather
b.due to corns growing in the field
c.Lencho’s wife made a dessert
d.due to flowers growing in his field
5 Why did Lencho compare the raindrops with new coins?
a.They were round in shape
b.Rain would help in the harvest that would fetch him money.
c.God had showered coins
d.Rain brought coins with it.
Answer Key Passage 2 = b, d, b, a, b For Hindi explanation click Homework Help By RG
A Letter to God MCQ – Comprehension Passage 3
With a satisfied expression, he regarded the field of ripe corn with its flowers, draped in a curtain of rain. But suddenly a strong wind began to blow and along with the rain very large hailstones began to fall. These truly did resemble new silver coins. The boys, exposing themselves to the rain, ran out to collect the frozen pearls. “It’s really getting bad now,” exclaimed the man. “I hope it passes quickly. It did not pass quickly. For an hour the hail rained on the house, the garden, the hillside, the cornfield, on the whole valley. The field was white as if covered with salt.
1 Why did Lencho have a satisfied expression? because
a. he just enjoyed a tasty meal
b. he had won an argument with his wife
c. rain had begun as per his expectations
d. his field was full of ripe corn
2 Which of the following sentences has been used in the same sense as Lencho said, “I hope it passes quickly”?
a. last week my grandmother passed away due to a covid infection
b. I have got free passes for the cricket match
c. the pass mark is 50% for this diploma course
d. the street was crowded and the two buses could not pass
3 Find the literary device used in those truly did resemble new silver coins.
d. satirical hyperbole
4 How would you define hailstones?
a. light rain falling in fine drops.
b. large balls of ice that fall like rain
c. strong wind, rain, and thunder
d. a cloudburst
5 “It made everything look so white that it seemed as if it was covered with salt”. Why are the snow pellets compared to salt?
a. it was white in colour
b. it spread throughout the field
c. it had spoiled the cornfields
d. all of the above
Answer Key Passage 3
1- c, 2 – d, 3 – d, 4 – b, 5 – d For Hindi Explanation click Homework Help By RG
A Letter to God MCQ – Comprehension Passage 4
Not a leaf remained on the trees. The corn was destroyed. The flowers were gone from the plants. Lencho’s soul was filled with sadness. When the storm had passed, he stood in the middle of the field and said to his sons, “A plague of locusts would have left more than this. The hail has left nothing. This year we will have no corn.” That night was a sorrowful one. “All our work, for nothing. There’s no one who can help us”. “We’ll all go hungry this year. “But in the hearts of all who lived in that solitary house in the middle of the valley, there was a single hope: help from God. “Don’t be so upset, even though this seems like a total loss. Remember, no one dies of hunger. “That’s what they say: no one dies of hunger. “
1 ‘Not a leaf remained on the trees’. In which season we can see trees without leaves?
2 Why was Lencho’s soul filled with sadness?
a. locust had destroyed cornfields
b. it did not rain
c. hail storm destroyed cornfields
d. his children did not obey him
3 What do these words mean- “a plague of locusts would have left more than this”
a. hailstones destroyed the crops more than the plague of locusts
b. locust would have spared their field on request
c. locusts had eaten partial crop
d. locusts are less dangerous
4 How did Lencho feel when the hail stopped?
a. option 1
b. option 2
c. option 3
d. option 4
5 What was Lencho’s last hope?
a. God would help him
b. his relatives would help him
c. they will work hard again
d. they had a huge stock of grain
Answer Key for MCQ 4
1 – d, 2- c, 3 – a, 4- b, 5-a For Hindi Explanation click Homework Help By RG
A Letter to God MCQ – Comprehension Passage 5
All through the night, Lencho thought only of his one hope: the help of God, whose eyes, as he had been instructed, see everything, even what is deep in one’s conscience. Lencho was an ox of a man, working like an animal in the fields, but still, he knew how to write. The following Sunday, at daybreak, he began to write a letter which he himself would carry to town and place in the mail. It was nothing less than a letter to God.
Q1 The narrator called Lencho an ox of a man. Who among the following would you call an ox of a man?
a. a farmer
b. a poet
c. a cab driver
d. a gardener
2 Why did the writer say- still he knew how to write?
a. Lencho never went to school.
b. Lencho was illiterate.
c. generally farmers were illiterate in the past.
d. he had a magical pen to write.
3 Which of the following statements best describe ‘deep conscience’ as used in the passage above?
deep conscience tells us that we are accountable to God.
it is our common sense morality.
deep conscience helps to distinguish between right and wrong.
everything- good or bad- that a person holds tight in his heart.
4 At what time of the day Lencho began to write the letter to god?
a. before Sunrise
b. after sunset
c. after sunrise
d. before sunset
5 Why did Lencho ask for 100 pesos from God?
a. to buy corn
b to sow seeds
c. to survive till the next crop
d. as a fine to God
Answer Key Passage 5 a, c, d, a, c For Hindi Explanation click Homework Help By RG
A Letter to God MCQ – Comprehension Passage 6
“God, he wrote, “if you don’t help me, my family and I will go hungry this year. I need a hundred pesos in order to sow my field again and to live until the crop comes, because of the hailstorm….” He wrote ‘To God’ on the envelope, put the letter inside and, still troubled, went to town. At the post office, he placed a stamp on the letter and dropped it into the mailbox.
One of the employees, who was a postman and also helped at the post office, went to his boss laughing heartily and showed him the letter to God. Never in his career as a postman had he known that address. The postmaster – a fat, amiable fellow – also broke out laughing, but almost immediately he turned serious and, tapping the letter on his desk, commented, “What faith! I wish I had the faith of the man who wrote this letter. Starting up a correspondence with God!”
1 What did Lencho write in his letter to God?
a. he communicated his poverty-stricken situation.
b. he wrote that he needed 100 pesos.
c. he asked for money to sow seeds and survive until the new crop comes.
d. all of the above
2 Where was the post office situated in which Lencho posted the letter to God?
a. in the valley
b. in the village
c. on the outskirts of the town
d. in the town
3 Why are the stamps pasted on the letters?
a. to beautify the letters.
b. to distinguish the letters.
c. to pay the cost involved in moving the letters.
d. stamps on letters do not serve any purpose.
4 Why did the postman laughed heartily on seeing Lencho’s letter to God?
a. he never saw a letter to God in his lifetime.
b. Lencho had bad handwriting.
c. the postman was an amiable fellow.
d. he wanted to make fun of Lencho’s letter.
5 “starting up a correspondence with God”. Choose the sentence that does not comply with ‘correspondence’ as used in the passage.
a. write the address of correspondence correctly in the form.
b. there is no correspondence between the two birds.
c. many companies are migrating their correspondence to digital.
d. her correspondence with Rohit lasted many years.
6 Why did the Postmaster immediately turn serious?
a. he was afraid of God.
b. he was astonished at Lencho’s faith in God.
c. he did not want to make fun of a needy farmer.
d. he was pretending to be serious.
Answer Key Passage 6 – d, d, c, a, b, b For Hindi Explanation click Homework Help By RG
A Letter to God MCQ – Comprehension Passage 7
So, in order not to shake the writer’s faith in God, the postmaster came up with an idea: answer the letter. But when he opened it, it was evident that to answer it he needed something more than goodwill, ink and paper. But he stuck to his resolution: he asked for money from his employees, he himself gave part of his salary, and several friends of his were obliged to give something for ‘an act of charity’.
It was impossible for him to gather together the hundred pesos, so he was able to send the farmer only a little more than half. He put the money in an envelope addressed to Lencho and with it a letter containing only a single word as a signature: God
1 The narrator said that the Postmaster needed something more than goodwill, ink and paper. What was that?
d. physical work
2 Which resolution is being talked about in the passage?
a. Postmaster’s resolution to not let Lencho’s faith in God shaken.
b.Llencho’s resolution to grow his field again.
c. Gods resolution to punish Lencho.
d. Postmaster’s resolution to collect money from his friends in the name of Lencho.
If you were about to lose faith in God after a misfortunate happening, what would you do to keep it intact?
Note: It’s a short answer question answer to which is attached herewith.
Answer – a. Phone a friend
b. will power wallpaper
c. meditation – meditate and find a convincing logic to understand why something bad happened with you.
d. Remind yourself again and again by pasting a slip in your room saying that nothing is permanent in this world. If good times did not stay, bad will also fade away.
3 What was the act of Charity that is referred to in the passage?
a. to donate 10% of total income.
b. to donate food and clothes for the homeless people.
c. to pay income tax.
d. to contribute money to help a needy farmer.
4 Who contributed money to help Lencho?
a. the postmaster
b. his employees
c. postmaster’s friends
d. all of above
5 Why did the postmaster sign the letter in the name of God?
a. to keep Lencho’s faith intact.
b. to play the role of God.
c. he considered himself God.
d. God had ordered him to do so.
Answer Key Passage 7 – c, a, d, d, a For Hindi Explanation click Homework Help By RG
A Letter to God MCQ – Comprehension Passage 8
The following Sunday Lencho came a bit earlier than usual to ask if there was a letter for him. It was the postman himself who handed the letter to him while the postmaster, experiencing the contentment of a man who has performed a good deed, looked on from his office. Lencho showed not the slightest surprise on seeing the money; such was his confidence but he became angry when he counted the money. God could not have made a mistake, nor could he have denied Lencho what he had requested.
1 What good deed is talked about in the passage?
a. to serve humanity
b. helping Lencho by giving out money.
c. helping Lencho by giving him seeds to sow.
d. postal department distributing food to poor children.
2 The postmaster was experiencing the contentment in the passage. In which of the following situation, the doer would NOT experience ‘contentment’?
a. after helping a blind man to cross the road.
b. after helping your mother to clean the dishes.
c. after giving free education to poor children.
d. after killing your neighbour for throwing dust in front of your door.
3 Why did Lencho not show the slightest surprise on seeing the money?
a. he had deep faith in God.
b. the postman told him that the letter contained money.
c. God had informed him in advance in his dreams.
d. Lencho had seen the postmaster while keeping the money in the letter.
4 What was the reason for Lencho’s anger after counting the money?
a. God did not send him money.
b. God had sent him 100 pesos.
c. God had sent him only 70 pesos.
d. the Postmaster stole the money from the envelope.
Answer Key Passage 8 b, d, a, c For Hindi Explanation click Homework Help By RG
A Letter to God MCQ – Comprehension Passage 9
Immediately, Lencho went up to the window to ask for paper and ink. On the public writing table, he started to write, with much wrinkling of his brow, caused by the effort he had to make to express his ideas. When he finished, he went to the window to buy a stamp which he licked and then affixed to the envelope with a blow of his fist. The moment the letter fell into the mailbox the postmaster went to open it. It said: “God: Of the money that I asked for, only seventy pesos reached me. Send me the rest, since I need it very much. But don’t send it to me through the mail because the post office employees are a bunch of crooks. Lencho.”
1 What does the phrase – ‘much wrinkling of his brow’ – suggest here about Lencho?
a. he was very irritated and angry.
b. he was elated with happiness.
c. he had deformed eyebrows.
d. he was trying to look funny.
2 i ‘…bunch of crooks.’ Pick the option that DOES NOT collate with ‘bunch of’, correctly.
a) option (i)
b) option (ii)
c) option (iii)
d) option (iv)
3 Pick the most suitable quote for this extract.
a) “It is easier to fool people than to convince them that they have been fooled.” – Mark Twain
b) “Real knowledge is to know the extent of one’s ignorance.”- Confucius
c) “You see a person’s true colours when you are no longer beneficial to their life.”- anonymous
d) “True generosity means accepting ingratitude.” – Coco Chanel
4 Pick the option that does not list the correct usage of—’with a blow of his fist.’
a. he broke his teeth with the blow of his fist.
b. I can complete my exam with the blow of my fist.
c. I tried to affix the picture with the blow of my fist.
d. The gangster believed in getting everything done with the blow of his fist.
Answer Key Passage 9 – a, d, d, b For Hindi Explanation click Homework Help By RG