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Midnight Express Questions and Answers
Today in this post we will discuss the answers to all the questions in the story of “Midnight Express”, the thirteenth of class 8 English.
আজকে আমাদের এই পোস্টে অষ্টম শ্রেণীর ইংরেজির একাদশ চ্যাপ্টার অর্থাৎ “মিডনাইট এক্সপ্রেস” কবিতার সমস্ত প্রশ্নের উত্তর আলোচনা করব।
Midnight Express Activity 1
Tick the correct alternative:
(i) Mortimer found the book
(a) at a friend’s place
(b)in a book fair
(c) in his father’s library
Answer: Mortimer found the book – in his father’s library.
(ii) The illustration on the page showed
(a) a vast sea
(b) an empty railway platform
(c) a dark library room
Answer: The illustration on the page showed – an empty railway platform
(iii) Mortimer was able to read up to
(a) page fifty of the book
(b) the last page of the book
(c) page fifty-five of the boo
Answer: Mortimer was able to read up to – page fifty-five of the boo
(iv) Here Midnight Express is
(a) an express train
(b) a railway station
(c) a book
Answer: Here Midnight Express is – a book
Midnight Express Activity 2
Rearrange the following sentences in the correct order and put the numbers in the given boxes:
(1) As a young man, Mortimer was waiting for a train in an empty junction. 
(2) Mortimer found a battered old book. 
(3) He started to read the story by candlelight. 
(4) Mortimer stopped at page fifty while reading the story. 
(5) The illustration of the story frightened Mortimer every time. 
(6) Mortimer was fascinated by the battered old book. 
Midnight Express Activity 3
Answer the following question:
Why do you think Mortimer never read beyond page fifty of the book?
Answer: The picture of an empty railway platform at night by a dull yellow lamp threatened him always. It was before page fifty. So Mortimer was never beyond page fifty.
Midnight Express Activity 4
Complete the following sentences with information from the text:
(a) Mortimer noticed in the lamp light a known dark solitary figure.
(b) The solitary figure faced the black mouth of a tunnel.
(c) Walking towards the figure Mortimer was shocked.
(d) The shadowy figure stood with a candle.
Midnight Express Activity 5
Answer the following questions:
(a) When had Mortimer seen the ‘dark and solitary figure’ in his childhood?
Answer: Mortimer suddenly noticed a dark and solitary figure in the light of the lamp.
(b) “Mortimer was shocked”- When was Mortimer shocked and why?
Answer: Mortimer was shocked to see the face of the dark figure.
(c) What was “steadily gaining” on Mortimer as he stumbled out of the platform?
Answer: Footsteps were steadily gaining on Mortimer.
Midnight Express Activity 6
Write ‘T’ for true and ‘F’ for false statements in the given boxes. Give supporting statements for each of your answers:
(a) Mortimer found the old battered book on the armchair. [T]
S.S – By the armchair lay a battered old book bound in red leather.
(b) Mortimer realized that the book was the same one which he had read in his childhood. [T]
S.S – It was the same book form his childhood.
(c) Mortimer felt immensely afraid of the things happening around him. [T]
S.S – Mortimer was greatly afraid.
(d) In the flickering candlelight, the host was seen standing by the table. [F]
S.S – The shadowy figure stood before Mortimer.
Midnight Express Activity 7
Answer the following questions:
(a) To where did Mortimer follow the shadowy figure?
Answer: Up to an upper room Mortimer followed the shadowy figure. A bright fire was burning in the room.
(b) Why do you think Mortimer’s hands trembled when he turned the pages of the book?
Answer: In great fear Mortimer’s hands trembled when turned the pages of the book.
(c) “Mortimer tried to grasp the strange cycle of events he was going through”- what was the strange cycle of events?
Answer: The stranger cycle of events referred to the story that contained in the ‘Midnight Express’ It was about a stranger man.
(d) Do you think the strange incidents that happened to Mortimer would not have occurred if he had not read the book?
Answer: I think that the stranger incidents did not happen if Mortimer had not read the book probably.
Midnight Express Activity 8(b)
|Active Voice||Passive Voice|
|(i) The artist is painting a picture.||(ii) A song is being sung by Shiela.|
|(iii) The boy was flying a kite.||(iv) Football was being played by the children.|
Midnight Express Activity 8(c)
Match column A with column B:
|(i) Mother is cooking food for us.||(c) Food is being cooked by mother for us.|
|(ii) Father is baking a cake.||(d) A cake is being baked by the father.|
|(iii) The children were planting trees.||(a) Trees were being planted by the children|
|(iv)The students were learning a lesson.||(b) A lesson was being learnt by the students.|