Strong Roots MCQ question answer(MCQ Test)

strong roots MCQ question answer -Important MCQ questions and answers from ” Strong Roots ” by APJ Abdul Kalam according to the pattern of H.S. English syllabus (WBCHSE), class – xii strong roots mcq question answer

Strong Roots mcq question answer

‘ Strong Roots ‘ is autobiographical prose writing which is written by APJ Abdul Kalam. It is the first chapter of Kalam’s autobiography the wings of fire.

  1. APJ Abdul Kalam’s autobiography is
  • (a) Fire of Wings
  • (b) “Wings of Fire”
  • (c) Thank You Ma’am
  • (d) My Experiment with Truth

2. By ‘ Strong Roots ‘ APJ Abdul Kalam means

  • (a) his Indianness
  • (b) his religious identity
  • (c) his family background
  • (d) his passion for science.

3. APJ Abdul Kalam is widely known as a great

  • (a) president
  • (b) politician
  • (c) businessman
  • (d) scientist

4. APJ Abdul Kalam was a boy of

  • (a) Tamil family
  • (b) Bengalee family
  • (c) Telugu family
  • (d) Marathi family

5. The family of Kalam was

  • (a) rich
  • (b) poor
  • (c) middle-class
  • (d) upper middle-class

6. Kalam lived in a

  • (a) village
  • (b) town
  • (c) midile-class
  • (d) upper middle-class

7. Kalam’s father was

  • (a) wise and generous
  • (b) generous but not wise
  • (C) wise but not generous.
  • (d) neither wise nor generous

8. Everyday Kalam’s mother fed

  • (a) many beggars
  • (b) only her children
  • (c) many outsiders
  • (d) all her family members

9. One of the ancestors of Kalam’s mother was given the title of

  • (a) Lord
  • (b) Sir 
  • (c) Bahadur
  • (d) Knight.

10. Kalam had

  • (a) charming looks
  • (b) undistinguished looks
  • (c) pretty looks
  • (d) ugly looks.

11. Kalam’s ancestral house was built in the

  • (a)17th century
  • (b) 19th century
  • (c) 18th century
  • (d) 16th century

12. Kalam’s father led a/an

  • (a) very simple life
  • (b) indisciplined life
  • (c) luxurious life
  • (d) bohemian life

13. In his childhood Kalam was provided with sufficient

  • (a) food, medicine and clothes
  • (b) money
  • (c) support for games and sports
  • (d) all of the above

14. The childhood APJ Abdul Kalam summed up in Rameswaram was

  • (a) a time when he moved from rags to riches
  • (b) a period of extreme comfort and affluence
  • (c) a time of want and deprivation
  • (d) a very secure time, materially and emotionally

15. Kalam usually ate with his

  • (a) father
  • (b) mother
  • (c) servant
  • (d) family friends.

16. Kalam describes his neighbourhood as

  • (a) a predominantly Muslim locality close to the famous Shiva temple where Hindu families lived amicably with their Muslim neighbours.
  • (b) a predominantly Hindu locality near the Shiva temple, fraught with tension between the Muslim and Hindu communities
  • (c) a predominantly Christian locality where the Muslim population was thinly spread
  • (d) a cosmopolitan urban neighbourhood with people of all castes, creeds and communities sharing a high-rise apartment near the Shiva temple.

17. Many people came to Rameswaram to visit

  • (a) the Krishna Temple
  • (b) the Shiva Temple
  • (c) the Tirupati Temple
  • (d) the Kali Temple

18. Kalam’s locality was predominantly

  • (a) Hindu
  • (b) Buddhist
  • (c) Jain
  • (d) Muslim

19. Kalam’s father went to a very old mosque every evening

  • (a) alone
  • (b) with his wife
  • (c) with his friends
  • (d) with his son, Kalam

20. Kalam had not the faintest idea of the meaning of the prayer because

  • (a) it was not clearly audible
  • (b) it was sung in Arabic
  • (c) it was very complicated
  • (d) it was too philosophical

21. Kalam’s father was believed to have the powers of

  • (a) reasoning
  • (b) divinity
  • (c) controlling the destiny
  • (d) controlling the future action of his life

22. When Kalam’s father came out of the mosque after uttering prayers he saw people

  • (a) asking him for alms
  • (b) offering him the bowls of water
  • (c) shouting and quarrelling
  • (d) singing song

23. Water touched and made holy with a prayer was carried by people for

  • (a) drink
  • (b) worship
  • (c) the cure of the invalids
  • (d) sale

24. Kalam’s father was well known in their locality for

  • (a) he was a successful doctor
  • (b) he was a respected teacher
  • (c) he was a healer who prayed for the well-being of his fellowmen
  • (d) he was a wealthy moneylender

25. Pakshi Lakshmana Sastry was the

  • (a) councillor of the town
  • (b) headmaster of Rameswaram School
  • (c) high priest of the Shiva temple
  • (d) town planner of Rameswaram

26. Kalam remembered his father discussing with Pakshi Lakshmana Sastry about

  • (a) their children’s future
  • (b) the religious disharmony in the town
  • (c) their lands and properties
  • (d) spiritual issues

27. nice Kalam asked his father a question The question was related to

  • (a) his father’s austerity
  • (b) the relevance of prayer
  • (c) the existence of God
  • (d) the mystery of life

28. Kalam’s father would explain profound spiritual theories in

  • (a) English
  • (b) his own vernacular
  • (c) any language
  • (d) simple, down-to-earth Arabic

29. Kalam’s father regarded adversity

  • (a) a hindrance in the way to success  
  • (b) a chance for introspection
  • (c) a reward for happiness
  • (d) a man-made affair

30 Kalam’s father believed that man looked for a company

  • (a) when he was happy
  • (b) when he was lonely
  • (c) when he was afraid
  • (d) when he was cheerful

31. Abdul Kalam describes his parents as being

  • (a) wealthy, educated and generous
  • (b) highly educated but not wealthy
  • (c) very poor and illiterate
  • (d) neither wealthy nor highly educated but kind, wise and large-hearted

32. We know that Kalam’s father was acknowledged as a spiritual person because

  • (a) he was very knowledgeable about spiritual matters
  • (b) he worked at the local mosque
  • (c) he read the namaz before dawn
  • (d) the priest of the Rameswaram temple had discussions with him

33. Kalam’s father believed that for people in distress, he was

  • (a) a mere mediator
  • (b) greater than God
  • (c) a solver of problems
  • (d) a helpless onlooker of their difficulties

34. Kalam remembers his father starting his day

  • (a) with breakfast
  • (b) with namaz
  • (c) with morning walk
  • (d) with meditation

35. Everyday Kalam’s father would take a stroll of

  • (a) two miles
  • (b) four miles
  • (c) three miles
  • (d) five miles

36. Kalam’s father would go to their coconut grove wherefrom he would pick up

  • (a) about a dozen coconuts
  • (b) about 8 coconuts
  • (c) 10 coconuts
  • (d) 14 coconuts

37. Kalam tried to emulate his father in his own world of

  • (a) politics
  • (b) social service
  • (c) science and technology
  • (d) medical science

38. Kalam was indebted to his father because he

  • (a) provided him with a secure childhood
  • (b) explained to him the relevance of prayer
  • (c) would take him to the mosque every day
  • (d) revealed to him the fundamental truths

39. Kalam had deep faith in

  • (a) his religion
  • (b) the existence of a divine power
  • (c) the usefulness of morning walk
  • (d) his father’s rituals

40. According to Kalam, there is a divine power that

  • (a) shapes our destiny
  • (b) lifts us from our sufferings
  • (c) inspires us to fight the odds of life
  • (d) all the above answers

41. Kalam supports

  • (a) religious rituals
  • (b) physical bond
  • (c) emotional bond
  • (d) spirituality

42. According to Kalam, an individual can attain freedom, happiness and peace of mind by

  • (a) reading the daily namaz
  • (b) severing his mental and physical bonds
  • (c) avoiding all luxuries of life
  • (d) following a routine-bound life

43. Kalam is also spiritual because

  • (a) he visits the mosque every day
  • (b) he tries to follow in his father’s footsteps
  • (c) he believes in the power of the divine
  • (d) he believes that an individual has to sever all ties to be happy

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