Read to understand
A. Answer these
questions with reference to the context.
‘How is that possible?’
Who said this and to whom?
Ashok Bhat said this to twins,
Srini and Sally.
Why does the speaker ask this question?
The speaker asked this question because they
What explanation was given to the speaker?
Srini said that
Sally is twelve minutes older than him.
‘Probably, I was the cook!’
Whose words are these originally – Ashok’s
or his father’s?
When did he say this?
He said this when he was once asked, “Did
you ever kill anyone?”
What was said after this?
After this, Ravikant was asked if the
cooks here are under surveillance.
these statements as (T) for true or (F) for false.
1. The occasion for the family gathering
was a grandson’s wedding. F
2. Only close relatives were invited to the
3. There were no infants or babies in the
4. Ashok Bhat was one of the relatives. F
5. Ashok was a comedian. F
What was the special celebration for?
Ans. The special celebration was for Jacob and Shiela Johnson’s
How did Ravikant make sure everyone enjoyed the evening?
Ans. Ravikant arranged every sort of entertainment for the
varying ages present so that everyone could enjoy the evening. For this he also
invited a star entertainer Ashok Bhat, a famous singer and lyricist.
In what way was Ashok Bhat’s invitation the best gift?
Ans. Ashok Bhat’s invitation was the
best gift because Ravikant's parents loved his music. He also asked him to
write a special song for them and perform it as well. Ashok Bhat’s performance
was appreciated by all the guests as he provided a variety of entertainment.
4. Why did the children find the cake joke
Ans. The children found the cake joke funny because Ashok Bhat
played with word ‘tiers’. His act has brought uproarious laughter that had made
everyone wiping their tears. This is such an emotional moment for everyone, ‘he
said. ‘Even the cake is in tiers!’
What request was Ashok attempting to fulfill all evening?
Ans. The request that Ashok was attempting to fulfill all
evening was made by the twins. They had requested Ashok Bhat to make the great
What does the last sentence in the story mean?
Ans. The last sentence in the story meant that for the first
time Ashok was speechless. He was a witty person but the twins had outsmarted
him with a prank.
Discuss and write
twins did a very mischievous thing. Was it on purpose or unintentional? Justify
Ans. The twins did a very mischievous thing. It seems that they
must have done it intentionally because they must knew that it was the wax
model of their Great Grand Father, yet they requested Ashok Bhat to make him