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Q1. Who was heading the make-up department?

(i) a Madrasi
(ii) A tamilian
(iii) A bengali
(iv) A Bengali and later was succeeded by a Maharashtrian

Correct Answer

(iv) A Bengali and later was succeeded by a Maharashtrian

Q2. Why was Subbu a trouble shooter?

(i) because of his gossip style
(ii) because of his flattery
(iii) ability to mix up with everyone
(iv) because of his problem resolving quality

Correct Answer

(iv) because of his problem resolving quality

Q3. When did MRA visit Madras?

(i) 1942
(ii) 1922
(iii) 1932
(iv) 1952

Correct Answer

(iv) 1952

Q4. In this lesson, what is the purpose of humor and satire used by the author?

(i) to highlight human abilities
(ii) to show capabilities
(iii) to show varied capacities
(iv) to show and highlight human infancies and flaws

Correct Answer

(iv) to show and highlight human infancies and flaws

Q5. How was Kothamanglam Subbu treated in the Gemini studio?

(i) with hatred
(ii) rudely
(iii) disrespectfully
(iv) with high respect

Correct Answer

(iv) with high respect

Q6. How does the author come to know that English author was Stephen Spender?

(i) From a painting
(ii) From the newspaper
(iii) from a television show
(iv) from a book- The God that failed

Correct Answer

(iv) from a book- The God that failed

Q7. What is the example of National Integration in Poets and Pancakes?

(i) Make up department of Gemini
(ii) rehersal room
(iii) office of Gemini studio
(iv) none

Correct Answer

(i) Make up department of Gemini

Q8. Who imitated the scenes of Sunset and Sunrise of Jotham Valley?

(i) Police
(ii) Scouts of Madras
(iii) Social Workers
(iv) All Tamil Plays

Correct Answer

(iv) All Tamil Plays

Q9. Why was Subbu considered number 2 at Gemini studio?

(i) because of his flattery
(ii) because of his abilities
(iii) because of creative skills
(iv) none

Correct Answer

(iii) because of creative skills

Q10. The boy in the make up room was jealous of whom?

(i) actors
(ii) author
(iii) the visitor
(iv) Subbu’s success and his closeness to the boss

Correct Answer

(iv) Subbu’s success and his closeness to the boss

Q11. Why was the author praying for crowd shooting at all times?

(i) to attract the crowd
(ii) to avoid people
(iii) to avoid epical narrations
(iv) none

Correct Answer

(iii) to avoid epical narrations

Q12. Why did everybody in the studio think of giving some work to the author?

(i) because of the idle appearance of his work
(ii) because he was an office boy
(iii) because he was a helper
(iv) none

Correct Answer

(i) because of the idle appearance of his work

Q13. What was MRA?

(i) British Army
(ii) The Moral Rearmament Army- a counter movement to International Communism
(iii) a wing of Indian Army
(iv) A drama company

Correct Answer

(ii) The Moral Rearmament Army- a counter movement to International Communism

Q14. Who was the Englishman?

(i) Salman Rushdie
(ii) D.H Lawrence
(iii) George Orwell
(iv) Stephen Spender- Editor of a British Periodical The Encounter

Correct Answer

(iv) Stephen Spender- Editor of a British Periodical The Encounter

Q15. For whom was Gemini studio making films?

(i) for English people
(ii) for illiterate
(iii) for elderly peole
(iv) for simple Tamilians who have no interest in English poetry

Correct Answer

(iv) for simple Tamilians who have no interest in English poetry

Q16. Who was the founder of Gemini studio?

(i) Mr. S.S Vasan
(ii) English man
(iii) a Tamil boy
(iv) a director

Correct Answer

(i) Mr. S.S Vasan

Q17. What has Asokamitran brought up through this write up?

(i) topics of film industry
(ii) topics of make up industry
(iii) topics of gossip
(iv) topics of heroines

Correct Answer

(i) topics of film industry

Q18. Who was Greta Garbo?

(i) A Swedish actress- an Oscar winner
(ii) a german actress
(iii) a French actress
(iv) a bengali actress

Correct Answer

(i) A Swedish actress- an Oscar winner

Q19. When was Gemini studio set up?

(i) 1920
(ii) 1930
(iii) 1910
(iv) 1940

Correct Answer

(iv) 1940

Q20. Who is the author of Poets and Pancakes?

(i) Asokamitran (1931), a Tamil writer
(ii) Charu Nivedita
(iii) Jayakanthan
(iv) Balakumaran

Correct Answer

(i) Asokamitran (1931), a Tamil writer

Q21. What does the expression ‘made to look ugly’ refer to ?

(i) make up done to look presentable before camera
(ii) faces made by actors
(iii) faces nade by office boy
(iv) arrangements in the make up room

Correct Answer

(i) make up done to look presentable before camera

Q22. What does the expression ‘ fiery misery’ mean?

(i) the glow of lights
(ii) the bright lights
(iii) the bright colorful dresses of heroines
(iv) discomfort to the actors in the makeup room

Correct Answer

(iv) discomfort to the actors in the makeup room

Q23. What things attracted the audience in the plays staged by MRA?

(i) their jewellery
(ii) their make up
(iii) their dialogues
(iv) their sets and costumes

Correct Answer

(iv) their sets and costumes

Q24. How many people were there in MRA group?

(i) 150
(ii) 180
(iii) 140
(iv) 200 people from 20 nationalities

Correct Answer

(iv) 200 people from 20 nationalities

Q25. Why was Subbu termed as ‘many sided genius’?

(i) his flattery
(ii) gossip style
(iii) interaction with others
(iv) ability to create and manage things

Correct Answer

(iv) ability to create and manage things

Q26. When did MRA visit Madras?

(i) 1942
(ii) 1922
(iii) 1932
(iv) 1952

Correct Answer

(iv) 1952

Q27. How does the author come to know that English author was Stephen Spender?

(i) From a painting
(ii) From the newspaper
(iii) from a television show
(iv) from a book- The God that failed

Correct Answer

(iv) from a book- The God that failed

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