Footprints Without Feet Question Bank 2021 Class 10

The following Question Bank of ‘The footprints without feet’ was uploaded on CBSE’s official website for the class 10, 2021 board exam. But, it still holds good for the upcoming class 10th exams. It contains The footprints without feet MCQ and short and long questions’ which are based on the new pattern of competency-based questions introduced by CBSE for future exams. You should prepare them for term 1 class 10 exams.

Footprints without Feet Multiple Choice Questions Class 10 | Footprint without feet MCQ with answers

Q3 Multiple Choice Questions based on an extract.
(A) As she and her husband turned away in terror, the extraordinary chair pushed them both out of the room and then appeared to slam and lock the door after them. Mrs Hall almost fell down the stairs in hysterics. She was convinced that the room was haunted by spirits and that the stranger had somehow caused these to enter into her furniture. “My poor mother used to sit in that chair,” she moaned! To think it should rise up against me now! The feeling among the neighbours was that the trouble was caused by witchcraft.”

i Mrs Hall felt that the room was haunted by spirits because
a) she could see evil spirits.
b) she heard a strange noise.
c) uncanny things happened there.
d) the door slammed shut.

ii Pick the option that best describes how Mrs Hall must be feeling at the moment described in the extract.
a) stunned and furious
b) shocked and outraged
c) outraged and nervous
d) stunned and agitated

iii Pick the sentence that brings out the meaning of ‘hysterics’ as used in the extract.
a) My friend and I were in splits when we saw the clown’s antics.
b) I don’t know why I suddenly felt worried about flying home.
c) The sight of blood put the old man in a frenzy.
d) The people who had witnessed the accident were spellbound.

iv Pick the option that displays a cause -> effect relationship.
a) pushed and locked out -> hysterical
b) rising of the chair -> moaning
c) troubled neighbours -> witchcraft
d) stranger -> haunted spirits


v The neighbours thought it was ‘witchcraft’. This tells us that neighbours were
a) suspicious.
b) superstitious.
c) nervous wrecks.
d) gossip-mongers.

vi Extra Q:
Pick the option that includes the correct matches of Column A with Column B.

Column A Column B
I. The stranger wasi) eccentric, lonely and callous
II. He had escapedii) eccentric, callous and short-tempered
III. He had an uncommon appearanceiii) from Iping to London
iv) as he wore bandages around his forehead

a) I-ii; II-iv; III-iii
b) I-i; II-iii; III-iv
c) I-iii; II-ii; III-i
d) I-ii; II-iii; III-iv

vii Extra Q:
Look at the different meanings of ‘haunt’. Pick the option that DOES NOT correspond to its meaning
a) to be conscious of a strange phenomenon.
b) be persistently and disturbingly present in (the mind).
c) (of something unpleasant) continue to affect or cause problems for.
d) a place frequented by a specified person.

Answer key for MCQs Footprint Without Feet Class 10

(A.)

  1. c) uncanny things happened there.
  2. d) stunned and agitated
  3. c) The sight of blood put the old man in a frenzy.
  4. a) pushed and locked out -> hysterical
  5. b) superstitious
  6. d) I-ii; II-iii; III-iv
  7. a) to be conscious of a strange phenomenon.

(B) The two boys started in surprise at the fresh muddy imprints of a pair of bare feet. What was a barefooted man doing on the steps of a house in the middle of London? And where was the man? As they gazed, a remarkable sight met their eyes. A fresh footmark appeared from nowhere! Further footprints followed one after another, descending the steps and progressing down the street. The boys followed, fascinated, until the muddy impressions became fainter and fainter, and at last disappeared altogether.

i Why were the boys surprised to see a barefooted man in London? The boys were surprised as
a) it was an unusual sight to see someone this way.
b) everybody in London moved around in shoes.
c) it was pretty cold to move around bare feet.
d) only a person who is homeless and wandering does so.

ii Pick out the option that is NOT related to ‘started’ as used in the extract

Footprints without feet mcqs

a) option (i)
b) option (ii)
c) option (iii)
d) option (iv)


iii Pick the option that best describes how the boys are feeling based on the extract.
a) enchanted, curious, puzzled
b) captivated, curious, puzzled
c) repulsed, curious, captivated
d) enchanted, repulsed, curious

iv The boys felt that the footprints were
a) seen due to some magic trick.
b) a figment of imagination.
c) of a man who was invisible.
d) those of a mysterious man.

v Pick the option that best matches synonyms of the word ‘gazed’.
a) i) gaped ii) gawked
b) i) admired ii) disbelieved
c) i) overlooked ii) stared
d) i) surveyed ii) overlooked

vi (Extra practice)
Pick the option that lists the correct direction of the footprints on the stairs, as noticed by the boys.

Footprints without feet mcqs

a) option (i)
b) option (ii)
c) option (iii)
d) option (iv)

Answer key for MCQs Footprint Without Feet Class 10

(B)

  1. c) it was pretty cold to move around bare feet.
  2. d) option (iv)
  3. b) captivated, curious, puzzled
  4. d) those of a mysterious man.
  5. a) i) gaped ii) gawked
  6. b) option (ii)

Class 10 Term 2 Footprints without Feet Important Questions

Answers will be added after term 1 exams

Q10 Answer in 20-30 words
i Why does the writer say that Griffin had chosen a bad time to be in London without clothes?
ii The neighbours suspected Griffin of burglary. State why this was OR was not justified.
iii What do you think would have happened if Griffin was caught by Jaffers and the latter hadn’t become unconscious?
iv If you were a friend of Griffin, what suggestion would you have given to him about how he could use his talent and scientific acumen? Write one suggestion and the reason for giving it.

Q11 Answer in 40-50 words
i Do you find the story based on being invisible a mere figment of one’s imagination or a phenomenon that is plausible? Elaborate with your opinion.
ii Scientists contribute to make the world a better place. Griffin is an antithesis to this statement. Justify.
iii Your teacher conducted a debate in class on the topic ‘Schools must develop scientific temperament in students’.
Write any two arguments that you used to supplement your stand, either as a proposition speaker or as an opposition one.

Q12 Answer in 100-120 words
i Readers believe that Griffin was a man without a conscience. You have a class discussion on why our conscience plays a vital role in shaping our character.
Present a summary of your views on this.
ii Griffin set the house on fire when he was thrown out. Anger and revenge are in no way a solution to any problem.
You are a columnist for a class X e-zine(magazine). Create a column on importance of anger management for teens and its detrimental effects on health. You may begin like this:

iii Imagine that Griffin has been caught by the police and is produced in court. He needs to defend himself and prove that he is not guilty of the charges. As Griffin prepare a statement that you would use in court to prove your
innocence. You may begin like this:
I plead not guilty.
I have been accused of …, however…

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