Mr. Know All D*

WINTER 2014 D

BRIDGING

  1. “It is better to say you are wrong than to insist that you are right, especially if you are” – Adapted from Thus Spoke Zarathustra by Friedrich Nietzsche.

Make a connection between the above quote and the story. Give information from the story to support your answer.



SUMMER 2013 MOED BET D

BRIDGING

  1. “Many people seem to be different than what they really are. However, I believe, if you watch them long enough you will learn the truth about them.”– Adapted from A Writer’s Notebook by Somerset Maugham Make a connection between the above quote and the story. Support your answer with information from the story.



SUMMER 2013 D

LOTS

  1. How does the narrator react when he learns he will be sharing a room with Mr. Kelada? (6 points)
  2. Give ONE example of how Mr. Kelada “was everywhere and always”. (6 points)
  3. What does the narrator think of Mrs. Ramsay when he first meets her? He thinks (-).(6 points)
    1. she is rich
    2. she knows a lot about pearls
    3. she talks too much
    4. she is a modest woman
  4. Why does the narrator feel differently about Mr. Kelada at the end of the story? (10 points)

HOTS

  1. What do we learn about Mr. Ramsay from the discussion about the pearls? Give information from the story to support your answer.



SUMMER 2012 MOED BET D

LOTS

  1. At the beginning of the story, the narrator says: “I did not at all like Mr. Kelada.” One reason he says this is because Mr. Kelada (–).(6 points)
    1. didn’t talk to him
    2. had a strange name
    3. was very boring
    4. didn’t speak English
  2. Ramsay thought Mrs. Ramsay’s chain of pearls (–).(6 points)
    1. was made in Japan
    2. was very expensive
    3. was an imitation
    4. had a broken clasp
  3. Why is Mr. Kelada traveling to Japan? (6 points)

HOTS

  1. What do we learn about the relationship between Mr. and Mrs. Ramsay in the story? Explain. (15 points)

ALTERNATIVE QUESTION

  • What connection does Mr. Kelada make between the envelope with the $100 note and Mrs. Ramsay’s necklace? (7 points)
  • Why do you think there was no note in the envelope?



WINTER 2013 D

There were no questions about Mr. Know All



SUMMER 2012 D

LOTS

  1. How do we know Mr. Kelada was British?
    1. Because he spoke English.
    2. Because of his name.
    3. Because of his appearance.
    4. Because of his passport. (6 points(
  2. The narrator felt that Mr. Kelada was (–).
    1. too informal with him
    2. too quiet for him
    3. not very friendly
    4. not very intelligent (6 points(
  3. M Ramsay and Mr. Kelada made a bet at the dinner table. What was the bet about? (6 points)
  4. After Mr. Kelada examines the pearls and returns the necklace, the narrator says: Suddenly he caught sight of Mrs. Ramsay’s face. It was so white that she looked as though she were about to faint. She was staring at him with wide and terrified eyes.” What is Mrs. Ramsay so afraid of? Explain. (10 points)

HOTS

  • What do we learn about the character of the narrator throughout the story? Give at least ONE example to support your answer.

ALTERNATIVE QUESTION

  • At the end of the story the narrator says: “At that moment I did not entirely dislike Mr. Kelada”. What caused him to say this?

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