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Q3 Multiple Choice Questions based on an extract (MCQ)
L- 3 Two Stories about Flying– II. Black Aeroplane Text–First Flight
(A) Everything was going well — it was an easy flight. Paris was about 150 kilometres behind me when I saw the clouds. Storm clouds. They were huge. They looked like black mountains standing in front of me across the sky. I knew I could not fly up and over them, and I did not have enough fuel to fly around them to the north or south. “I ought to go back to Paris,” I thought, but I wanted to get home. I wanted that breakfast. ‘I’ll take the risk,’ I thought, and flew that old Dakota straight into the storm.
Qi Based on the given extract, choose the option that lists the meme which would be the most appropriate response to “…it was an easy flight”?
a) Option (i)
b) Option (ii)
c) Option (iii)
d) Option (iv)
Qii How would you describe the “risk” the narrator took?
Qiii In what way might the reference to the Dakota as “old” be relevant?
a) Its antique value made it expensive and precious to the
b) It is employed by the narrator as a term of endearment.
c) It did not have enough fuel to fly around the storm clouds.
d) Its ability to negotiate the storm clouds might have been
Qiv Read the statements given below, and then select the option that best describes the given statements.
Statement I – The narrator’s desire to reach home and see his family made him complacent.
Statement II – The narrator was unaware of the threat that the adversarial storm clouds presented.
Statement III – The narrator’s decision making was quick but irresponsible as well as dangerous.
a) Statement I is False, Statement II is True, Statement III cannot be inferred
b) Statement I and III are True, Statement II cannot be inferred.
c) Statement I cannot be inferred, Statement II is False, Statement III is True.
d) Statement I and II are False, Statement III is True.
Qv Select the correct option to fill in the blanks below:
risk: risky :: _____ : _____
a) danger: dangerously
b) hazard : hazardous
c) peril : imperilled
d) caution : precaution
Answer key for MCQs (A)
i. – c)
ii – b)
iii – d)
iv – c)
v – b)
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(B) I was safe! I turned to look for my friend in the black aeroplane, but the sky was empty. There was nothing there. The black aeroplane was gone. I could not see it anywhere. I landed and was not sorry to walk away from the old Dakota near the control tower. I went and asked a woman in the control centre where I was and who the other pilot was. I wanted to say ‘Thank you’. She looked at me very strangely, and then laughed. “Another aeroplane? Up there in this storm? No other aeroplanes were flying tonight. Yours was the only one I could see on the radar.” So, who helped me…
Qi Select the option that correctly tracks the progression of emotions experienced by the narrator in the given extract.
a) excited – surprised – relieved – grateful – perplexed
b) relieved – confused – curious – dejected – panic-stricken
c) optimistic – lonely – calm – elated – appreciative
d) triumphant – reassured– inquisitive – thankful – uncertain
Qii Why do you think the woman in the control centre laughed?
a) She found the narrator funny.
b) She thought his question preposterous.
c) She thought he was teasing her.
d) She was relieved the narrator was safe.
Qiii Filled with questions, the narrator decides to place an advertisement in the local newspaper to look for his “friend”.
Read the advertisement given below and select the option that includes the most appropriate solutions for the blanks:
Looking for a pilot of a black aeroplane who (i)_____ an old Dakota out of storm clouds late last night, but (ii)_____ before the Dakota pilot could express his gratitude after landing. Though control centre and radar did not (iii)_____ its presence, the Dakota pilot would really appreciate if his friend reached out. Please contact the Dakota pilot at 5200100110. In deep gratitude and eager (iv) _____, XXX
a) (i) guided;(ii) disappeared;(iii) register;(iv) anticipation
b) (i) took;(ii) landed;(iii) acknowledge;(iv) appreciation
c) (i) brought;(ii) went away;(iii) confirm;(iv) expectation
d) (i) helped;(ii) vanish;(iii) make note;(iv) excitement
Qiv The narrator exclaimed that he was “safe”. Which of the following represented the most immediate threat to the narrator’s safety?
a) The black mountain-like storm cloud
b) The depletion of fuel in the last fuel tank
c) Being lost due to non-functioning equipment
d) The old rattling Dakota aeroplane
Qv Choose the option that correctly matches the idioms in ColumnA to the story’s events in column B:
|Column A – Idioms||Column B – Story Events|
|1. Every cloud has a silver lining.||(i) The narrator really wanted to have a hearty English breakfast, even though he really ought to have turned back.|
|2. To be on cloud nine.||(ii) the man in the other plane waved at the narrator and asked him to follow, closely drawing him out.|
|3. To have your head in the clouds.||(iii) The compass and other instruments stopped working. The radio was dead too.|
|4. gathering clouds.||And there it was – the well-lit runway. An airport. The narrator could safely land.|
a) 1-(iv); 2-(iii); 3-(ii); 4-(i)
b) 1-(iii); 2-(i); 3-(iv); 4-(ii)
c) 1-(i); 2-(ii); 3-(iii); 4-(iv)
d) 1-(ii); 2-(iv); 3-(i); 4-(iii)
Answer key for MCQs (B)
i. – a)
ii – b)
iii – a)
iv – b)
v – d)
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Q10 Answer in 20-30 words
Qi How would you describe the mood of the story, ‘Black Aeroplane’ as it begins?
Answer: As the story begins the narrator is happy and excited to meet his family in England. The stars are shining in the clear sky so he hopes to reach England before morning in his old Dakota plane.
Qii Look at the given image. Briefly evaluate the narrator’s decision to not go back to Paris with reference to the image.
Answer: The narrator had realised the approaching danger in the form of the storm if he moves forward. Still, he ignored the threat and decided to continue his flight to get an opportunity to meet his family.
Qiii Do you think that after his experience, the narrator would be able to truly enjoy the English breakfast he had yearned for? Why/ Why not?
Answer: Though he landed safely and before the time of the breakfast. His mind was full of certain questions about the black aeroplane and the other pilot. That’s why he would not be able to enjoy his meal fully.
Qiv What do you think prompted the narrator to act like “an obedient child”?
Answer: The narrator was surrounded by storm of clouds, compass and other important instruments stopped working and the control room could not be reached. So, he had no option left than to follow the black aeroplane like an obedient child.
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Q11 Answer in 40-50 words
Qi As a reader, do you feel betrayed or let down in the way the story ends? Validate your opinion.
Answer: The story ends with huge suspense about the black aeroplane and its pilot. The author should have given a proper ending to the story. Readers are left to make assumptions about the black aeroplane and its pilot who helped the narrator. Yes, I feel betrayed by the story’s last part.
Qii Based on your reading, would you call the narrator a family man? Justify your stance.
Answer: It is evident from the story that the narrator took the risk to meet his family. He was excited to stay with them during the vacations. He was eager to join his family at the breakfast table. This shows him to be a family man.
Qiii James Lane Allen says, “Adversity reveals character”. What do you learn about the narrator from the experience? Mention any two traits supported by the textual evidence.
Answer: The stormy night incident proved that the narrator was a brave man who did not care about his life.
He did not panic and managed to keep calm under the toughest time which is a commendable trait for a pilot. Adversity revealed him to be a brave, patient and obedient man.
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Q12 Answer in 100-120 words (beyond text and across texts)
Qi Imagine that the narrator shared his story with friends and family once he got home. One of them, a spiritual leader, decided to incorporate the story as part of his weekly sermon to the congregation. Another friend, a psychologist, worked the story into his next lecture on survival instinct and crisis management.
Do you think the two interpretations of the story would be different? If so, how?
What insights might the narrator get about his mysterious experience, if he were to attend both the sessions?
Answer: A spiritual leader would use the story as an example to tell his disciples that God takes care of his children even in extreme conditions. He would preach that God sent an angel to save the narrator. Thus, we should not lose hope and keep trusting God. However, the psychologist friend would describe the incident in a totally different manner. He might say that ‘God helps those who help themselves’- the mysterious plane was the narrator’s soul that drove him out of the storm.
If the narrator happens to listen to both of these workshops he would accept either of the two philosophies as true on the basis of his nature which is not specified in the story. If he is a religious person, he would accept the spiritual friend’s opinion. But, he might like to go with the psychologist’s interpretation if he is a man of logical thinking.
Qii In a parallel world, the pilot of the black aeroplane narrates his adventure in a story titled ‘The Old Dakota’. You come across an excerpt from the story, which responds to the ending questions of ‘Black Aeroplane’ and describes the black aeroplane pilot’s decision to fly away after watching the Dakota land. Compose the said excerpt of the story employing relevant details from ‘Black Aeroplane’.
Answer: Last night I caught up in a black storm. I was struggling to find my way out. I had the latest well-equipped aeroplane but the lights went off. Luckily, I did not lose connection with the control room. When I was trying to find out the right direction, I spotted an old Dakota plane flying amidst the black clouds. I followed it and on coming closer I waved at the other pilot to follow me and he did obediently. Almost half an hour later the runway was visible. I continued forward whereas the Dakota landed there at the airport. I wanted to meet the Dakota pilot to ensure that he was alright but I was in a hurry. I hope he landed safely.
Qiii A few days after the experience, the narrator sat with his wife and recalled a long conversation he’d had with his young son the day before. The narrator’s son had spoken to him about his close friend, Freddie, and the many ways Freddie helped him. When the narrator suggested inviting Freddie home for lunch, his wife casually said, “Freddie is like your friend in the black aeroplane!”
That night the narrator decided to record his thoughts in his diary to clear his head. As the narrator, write the diary entry.
|10.00pm /8th March|
On my last flight from Paris to England I had a close contact with death. I thought it was my last flight. But, it was destined differently. When I was about to lose hope a mysterious black aeroplane showed me the right path to escape the storm. I enquired the control room staff about the mysterious plane but nobody confirmed its presence. I owe my life to him. I wish to meet and thank him for saving my life. He is like Freddie my life saviour. ‘The world is so small’. I hope to meet him someday. I wish to learn from him the ways to tackle a storm the way he did. I am grateful to God and the other pilot that I am alive today and living with my family.
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