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Ixercise on Mr Nobody

SECTION A

Read the foIIowing stanza and then answer the


questions beIow.

1. What do you think the following lines mean?


"The finger marks upon the door / By none
of us are made;"


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2. Why are the blinds never left undone?


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3. What do these lines "the boots
/that lying round ." tell you about Mr, Nobody?


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4. Who do you think Mr. Nobody is?


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SECTION B

Read the foIIowing questions and choose the


best answer for each.

1. Mr Nobody can be described as being


A agreeable
B careless
C 6uiet
dirty

. Where is the poem set?


A n a house.
B Near a campsite.
C t a place of work.
utside the house.

. Why does the kettle not boil in stanza 3?


A Muddy feet
B amp wood
C $oiled carpets
$6ueaky doors

. %he mischief in the house was done by


A the mouse
B Mr. Nobody
C the people in the house

. Which one of these words from the poem


suggests carelessness?
A 6uiet
B oiling
C mislaid
s6ueaking

. %he poem teaches us to be


A careless
C untruthful
accountable
E rresponsible

SECTION C

With reference to "Mr Nobody", answer the


foIIowing questions.

1. How is Mr Nobody like a mouse?


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2. What happened to the buttons on the shirts?

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3. Why is it important to oil the doors of the
house?

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4. What is causing the curtains to fade?



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5. Who do you think is doing all the mischief in


the house?


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%he finger marks upon the door


By none of us are made;
We never leave the blinds unclosed,
%o let the curtains fade;
%he ink we never spill; the boots
%hat lying round you see
re not our boots they all belong
%o Mr. Nobody