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36. Which two lines in the first verse suggests that
Mr. Nobody prefers to be unnoticed and un-
37. Write a word from verse two the poem that can
be used to replace each of the following phrases:
(i) to be slightly or partly opened
(ii) at a distant
(iii) at all times
38. (a) Why do you think the poet calls the person
who is responsible for all the activities "Mr.
(b) Who do you think is Mr Nobody?
39. What chore in verse two is usually left for Mr
Nobody to do?
40. What is suitable title for this poem?
41. (a) Which cricket club is known to have formu-
lated the internationally accepted rules for the
game of cricket?
(b) In which country is this cricket club situated?
42. Write a word or phrase that is similar in mean-
ing to each of the following words taken from
(b). speculation _________________________
43. (a) When were the first official rules for playing
the game of cricket most likely written?
(b) Based on information given in the passage,
which country may most likely be responsible for
the development of modern game of cricket?
44. (a) According to information given in the pas-
sage, which English 'cricket ground' is the most
popular venue for a game of cricket today?
(b) In which year was this cricket ground
45. What is a suitable title for the passage?
Questions 46 - 50 are based on the following infor-
mation given in the Index below:
46. (a) In what order is the information presented in
the Index of the book?
(b) Which topic most likely came first in the
47. (a) According to information given in the Index,
under which topics would additional information
about 'Electrical Energy' be found?
(b) In how many sections of the book would you
most likely find information on electrical energy?
48 (a) According to information given in the Index,
what are the different sources of energy?
(b) How many pages in the book most likely contain
information on the sub-topic "Kinds of Waves"?
49. Hurricanes and storms would most likely be dis-
cussed under which topic?
50. What is a good title for this book?
The exact origin of the game 'cricket' is uncertain.
The name 'cricket' may have come from the Anglo-
Saxon word 'cricce,' meaning 'crooked staff,' and
the precursor to cricket may have been the 13th
century English game called 'club-ball'. Another
speculation connects the name with a short
Church stool known as a 'cricket' in England, a side
view of which suggested the long, squat wicket of
the game in its early stage.
A game known as 'criquet' is also historically men-
tioned in northeastern France in 1478. Rather than
a single origin however, is the greater possibility of
several alternative sporting pursuits from different
countries gradually merging to form the game
loved by so many today.
The earliest cricket bats were shaped like hockey
sticks, while the balls were bowled with the hand
below the level of the shoulder and the palm turned
upward and forward. This is known as 'underhand
ball delivery'. It was only in the mid-19th century
that bats were introduced which more closely re-
sembled those of today; overhand delivery of the
ball was legalized at the same time.
The enthusiasm of wealthy landlords in engaging
their tenants and the district country folks in com-
petitive recreation, contributed immensely to the
establishment of cricket as a major English sport
at the beginning of the 1700's. Official records of
matches between teams from London and Kent in
1719 and between Sussex and Kent in 1728 still
exist today. The game's original written rules, how-
ever, appeared in 1744.
The first 'great cricket club' was established at
Hambledon, County Hampshire, England in the
1760's. Thomas Lord of Yorkshire opened a cricket
ground, 'Lords,' in London in 1787, the same year of
the Marylebone Cricket Club's (M.C.C) inauguration.
The current Lord's cricket venue at St. John's Wood
is indisputably the most renowned in the British
Commonwealth today, while the M.C.C. is the body
responsible for developing the international rules
Electrical Energy, 28 -- 35
See also Water Power, Windmills
Energy Sources, 2 --7
See also Solar, Water, Waves, Wind
for heat, 38 -- 45
for power, 45 -- 52
Water power, 15 -- 20
See also Electrical Energy
Waves, types, 8 -- 12
size, 12 -- 13
Winds, types, 36 - 37
speed of, 31 -- 35
Windmills, 36 -- 38
See also Electrical Energy
I know a funny little man,
As quiet as a mouse,
Who does the mischief that is done
In everybody's house!
5. There's no one ever sees his face,
And yet we all agree
That every plate we break was cracked
By Mr. Nobody.
'Tis he who always tears our books,
10. Who leaves the door ajar,
He pulls the buttons from our shirts,
And scatters pins afar;
That squeaking door will always squeak,
For, prithee, don't you see,
15. We leave the oiling to be done
By Mr. Nobody.
He puts damp wood upon the fire,
That kettles cannot boil;
His are the feet that bring in mud,
20. And all the carpets soiled.
The papers always are mislaid,
Who had them last but he?
There's no one tosses them about
But Mr. Nobody.
25. The finger marks upon the door
By none of us are made;
We never leave the blinds unclosed,
To let the curtains fade.
The ink we never spill; the boots
30. that's lying round you see
Are not our boots -- they all belong
To Mr. Nobody.
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