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Chapter 4: The Adventure (MCQS) by Jayant Narlikar:

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“The Adventure” by Jayant Narlikar is a captivating story that explores the intersection of history, science, and alternate realities. Professor Gaitonde finds himself in a parallel universe where historical events have taken a different course, presenting a thought-provoking narrative that blends scientific theories with historical speculation.

Please attempt the questions before and then tally the answers below.

Set 1:

1. Which train did Professor Gaitonde take that was faster than the Deccan Queen?

a) Deccan Express

b) Jijamata Express

c) Maratha Express

d) Shatabdi Express

2. What was the first stop after Pune on the Jijamata Express?

a) Karjat

b) Lonavala

c) Kalyan

d) Dadar

3. What was the final destination of the Jijamata Express?

a) Pune

b) Delhi

c) Victoria Terminus

d) Kalyan

4. Where did Professor Gaitonde plan to go in Bombay to learn about current affairs?

a) A museum

b) an extensive library

c) A university

d) A historical monument

5. What was the small station called where the train stopped after the long tunnel?

a) Karjat

b) Lonavala

c) Sarhad

d) Dadar

6. According to Khan Sahib, What indicated the beginning of the British Raj?

a) Crossing the Sarhad station

b) Entering Victoria Terminus

c) Seeing the Union Jack on the train carriages

d) Arrival at Dadar station

7. Which train did Khan Sahib plan to take to Peshawar?

a) Deccan Queen

b) Frontier Mail

c) Bombay Mail

d) Punjab Express

8. How long did Khan Sahib say it would take to reach Peshawar from Bombay?

a) One day

b) Two days

c) Three days

d) Four days

9. What did the letters “GBMR” on the blue carriages stand for?

a) Greater Bombay Metro Rail

b) Greater Bombay Metropolitan Railway

c) Greater Bombay Municipal Railway

d) Greater Bombay Main Railway

10. What imposing building did Professor Gaitonde see outside Victoria Terminus?

a) East India House

b) Bombay House

c) British Council

d) Lloyds Bank

11. What surprised Professor Gaitonde about the East India Company?

a) Its headquarters were in Pune

b) It was still operational

c) It was dissolved before 1857

d) It controlled all of India

12. What street did Professor Gaitonde walk along to reach the Forbes building?

a) Hornby Road

b) Churchgate Street

c) Dadar Road

d) Home Street

13. Who did Professor Gaitonde ask to meet at the Forbes building?

a) Rajendra Deshpande

b) Vinay Gaitonde

c) Khan Sahib

d) Vishwasrao

14. What was the receptionist’s response when Professor Gaitonde asked for Vinay Gaitonde?

a) He was on leave

b) He was in a meeting

c) There was no such person

d) He had left the company

15. Where did Professor Gaitonde decide to go after leaving the Forbes building?

a) To his hotel

b) To the Asiatic Society library

c) To meet Khan Sahib

d) To the railway station

16. What historical event was detailed differently in volume five of Professor Gaitonde’s history books?

a) The Battle of Panipat

b) The Revolt of 1857

c) The Battle of Plassey

d) The First World War

17. According to the history book, who won the Battle of Panipat?

a) The British

b) The Marathas

c) The Mughals

d) The Afghans

18. Who was the leader of the Maratha army mentioned in the book?

a) Shivaji

b) Bajirao

c) Sadashivrao Bhau

d) Peshwa Nana Saheb

19. What was the immediate result of the Maratha victory in the Battle of Panipat?

a) British expansion increased

b) Maratha supremacy in northern India

c) Mughal resurgence

d) Decline of Maratha power

20. According to the book, Who succeeded his father in 1780 A.D.?

a) Sadashivrao Bhau

b) Vishwasrao

c) Dadasaheb

d) Madhavrao

21. What was the status of the East India Company after the Maratha victory?

a) It expanded rapidly

b) It retreated to England

c) It shelved its expansionist program

d) It allied with the Marathas

22. Who were the Maratha rulers that expanded their influence all over India?

a) Bajirao and Vishwasrao

b) Shivaji and Sambhaji

c) Vishwasrao and Madhavrao

d) Sadashivrao Bhau and Bajirao II

23. What was the situation of the East India Company in India according to the altered history?

a) It controlled the entire country

b) It was reduced to pockets near Bombay, Calcutta, and Madras

c) It had no presence in India

d) It ruled jointly with the Marathas

24. Which European rivals were mentioned alongside the East India Company?

a) The Dutch and the Spanish

b) The Portuguese and the French

c) The Germans and the Italians

d) The Americans and the Russians

25. What did Professor Gaitonde notice was different about the shops and offices on Hornby Road?

a) They were all Indian-owned

b) They were typical of a high street in England

c) They were all historical monuments

d) They were modern and futuristic

26. What did Professor Gaitonde have for lunch before going to the Town Hall?

a) A sandwich

b) A quick lunch at a restaurant

c) Home-cooked food

d) Fast food

27. What was Professor Gaitonde’s primary concern after visiting the Forbes building?

a) Finding a place to stay

b) Solving the riddle of history

c) Meeting Khan Sahib

d) Finding his family

28. What was the name of the road where the Forbes building was located?

a) Hornby Road

b) Home Street

c) Churchgate Street

d) Dadar Road

29. What was Professor Gaitonde’s reaction to the East India House building?

a) He was indifferent

b) He was shocked

c) He was pleased

d) He was confused

30. Which library did Professor Gaitonde visit to solve the historical mystery?

a) The National Library

b) The Asiatic Society library

c) The British Council Library

d) The University Library

Answers- Set 1 :

  1. b) Jijamata Express
  2. b) Lonavala
  3. c) Victoria Terminus
  4. b) An extensive library
  5. c) Sarhad
  6. a) Crossing the Sarhad station
  7. b) Frontier Mail
  8. b) Two days
  9. b) Greater Bombay Metropolitan Railway
  10. a) East India House
  11. b) It was still operational
  12. a) Hornby Road
  13. b) Vinay Gaitonde
  14. c) There was no such person
  15. b) To the Asiatic Society library
  16. a) The Battle of Panipat
  17. b) The Marathas
  18. c) Sadashivrao Bhau
  19. b) Maratha supremacy in northern India
  20. b) Vishwasrao
  21. c) It shelved its expansionist program
  22. c) Vishwasrao and Madhavrao
  23. b) It was reduced to pockets near Bombay, Calcutta, and Madras
  24. b) The Portuguese and the French
  25. b) They were typical of a high street in England
  26. b) A quick lunch at a restaurant
  27. b) Solving the riddle of history
  28. b) Home Street
  29. b) He was shocked
  30. b) The Asiatic Society library

Set 2: 

1. What does “sped” imply about the Jijamata Express?

a) It was moving slowly

b) It was moving quickly

c) It was stationary

d) It was moving backwards

2. What does the term “considerably faster” suggest about the Jijamata Express compared to the Deccan Queen?

a) Slightly faster

b) Much faster

c) Slightly slower

d) Much slower

3. What does “roared through” imply about the train’s passage through Kalyan?

a) It passed quietly

b) It passed very slowly

c) It passed very quickly and noisily

d) It stopped at Kalyan

4. What does “plan of action” refer to in the context of Professor Gaitonde’s thoughts?

a) A physical activity

b) A detailed strategy

c) A random idea

d) A relaxation technique

5. What does the phrase “the surest way” indicate about the professor’s confidence in finding answers in the library?

a) He was uncertain

b) He was highly confident

c) He was desperate

d) He was uninterested

6. What does ” briefly ” mean when the train stops at Karjat?

a) For a long time

b) For a short time

c) Permanently

d) Frequently

7. What does “factually correct” suggest about Professor Gaitonde’s response to Khan Sahib?

a) It was false

b) It was honest and accurate

c) It was misleading

d) It was irrelevant

8. What does “flavour of life” refer to in the context of Gangadharpant listening to Khan Sahib?

a) The literal taste of food

b) The experience and characteristics of life

c) The colour of his surroundings

d) The sound of the train

9. What does the term “imposing” suggest about the building Gangadharpant faced?

a) It was small and insignificant

b) It was large and impressive

c) It was old and worn

d) It was unremarkable

10. What does “prepared as he was for many shocks” imply about Professor Gaitonde’s expectations?

a) He was calm and unprepared

b) He was expecting surprises

c) He was indifferent to changes

d) He was unaware of potential surprises

11. What does the term “wound up” mean in the context of the East India Company?

a) Established

b) Dissolved

c) Celebrated

d) Merged

12. What does “alive but flourishing” suggest about the East India Company in this alternate history?

a) It was barely surviving

b) It was thriving and successful

c) It was struggling

d) It was declining

13. What does the phrase “different set of shops and office buildings” indicate about the area Gangadharpant was in?

a) It had not changed

b) It had changed significantly

c) It was under construction

d) It was abandoned

14. What does “searched through the telephone list” imply about the receptionist’s efforts?

a) She glanced at it briefly

b) She looked carefully

c) She ignored it

d) She memorised it

15. What does “blow” mean in the context of Gangadharpant’s reaction to not finding Vinay Gaitonde?

a) A gentle breeze

b) A strong impact or disappointment

c) A mild inconvenience

d) A pleasant surprise

16. What does “it was characteristic of him not to worry” suggest about Professor Gaitonde’s personality?

a) He was usually anxious

b) He was generally carefree

c) He was always prepared

d) He was earnest

17. What does “duly arrived” imply about the history books he requested?

a) They were delayed

b) They arrived as expected

c) They were missing

d) They were damaged

18. What does “reading avidly” suggest about Gangadharpant’s engagement with the account?

a) He was disinterested

b) He was very interested and eager

c) He was distracted

d) He was bored

19. What does “morale booster” imply about the impact of the Maratha victory?

a) It decreased confidence

b) It significantly increased confidence

c) It had no impact

d) It caused confusion

20. What does “relegated to the background” mean in the context of Dadasaheb’s role?

a) He became more prominent

b) He was given a leading role

c) He was pushed into a less critical position

d) He remained in the same position

Answers- Set 2 :

b) It was moving quickly

b) Much faster

c) It passed very quickly and noisily

b) A detailed strategy

b) He was highly confident

b) For a short time

b) It was honest and accurate

b) The overall experience and characteristics of life

b) It was large and impressive

b) He was expecting surprises

b) Dissolved

b) It was thriving and successful

b) It had changed significantly

b) She looked carefully

b) A strong impact or disappointment

b) He was generally carefree

b) They arrived as expected

b) He was very interested and eager

b) It significantly increased confidence

c) He was pushed into a less critical position

Set 3:

1. What did the Peshwas recognise as necessary in the nineteenth century?

a) Industrialization

b) Democracy

c) Technological advancements

d) Colonization

2. What was the British East India Company’s role in the local centres for science and technology?

a) They took complete control.

b) They offered aid and experts.

c) They refused to help.

d) They sabotaged the centres.

3. How did the Peshwas manage the puppet Mughal regime in Delhi?

a) They overthrew it.

b) They kept it alive for political reasons.

c) They ignored it.

d) They dissolved it.

4. What political system did India move towards in the twentieth century?

a) Monarchy

b) Dictatorship

c) Democracy

d) Anarchy

5. By the twentieth century, what happened to the Peshwas?

a) They became more powerful.

b) Democratically elected bodies replaced them.

c) They conquered more territories.

d) They became allies with the British.

6. What role did the Sultanate at Delhi play after the political transition?

a) It became very influential.

b) It wielded no real influence.

c) It expanded its territory.

d) It declared independence.

7. How did India allow the British to retain Bombay?

a) Through a lease that was to expire in 2001.

b) By giving it to them permanently.

c) By selling it to them.

d) By force.

8. What was Gangadharpant’s main concern about the Maratha victory?

a) How the Marathas won the battle.

b) The technological advancements.

c) The democratic transition.

d) The lease of Bombay.

9. Which book gave Gangadharpant a clue about the battle?

a) Bhausahebanchi Bakhar

b) His history volumes

c) A British journal

d) A Maratha diary

10. What nearly happened to Vishwasrao during the battle?

a) He was killed.

b) He narrowly missed a bullet.

c) He was captured.

d) He fled the battlefield.

11. When did the librarian remind the professor that the library was closing?

a) 6 o’clock

b) 7 o’clock

c) 8 o’clock

d) 9 o’clock

12. What did Gangadharpant accidentally take from the library?

a) His notes

b) A page from Bhausahebanchi Bakhar

c) Another history book

d) A journal

13. Where did Gangadharpant find a place to stay?

a) A friend’s house

b) A guest house

c) A hotel

d) A hostel

14. Where did he go after his meal?

a) Back to the library

b) Azad Maidan

c) His guest house

d) Victoria Terminus

15. What was happening at Azad Maidan when he arrived?

a) A public protest

b) A lecture

c) A concert

d) A political rally

16. What did Gangadharpant do when he saw the unoccupied chair?

a) He ignored it.

b) He sat on it.

c) He left the maidan.

d) He called for security.

17. How did the audience react to his actions?

a) They cheered him.

b) They threw objects at him.

c) They ignored him.

d) They supported his speech.

18. Where was Gangadharpant found the following day?

a) At the library

b) At his guest house

c) At Azad Maidan

d) At the police station

19. Who was Gangadharpant telling his story to?

a) The librarian

b) Rajendra Deshpande

c) The audience at the lecture

d) A British officer

20. What theory was Gangadharpant thinking about before his accident?

a) Relativity theory

b) Quantum theory

c) Catastrophe theory

d) Evolution theory

21. What did Gangadharpant use to prove his experience was not fantasy?

a) His notes

b) A torn page from the Bakhar

c) A map of the battle

d) A letter from the Marathas

22. What did the page describe about Vishwasrao?

a) His victory in the battle

b) His near-death experience

c) His capture by the British

d) His coronation

23. What did Rajendra Deshpande initially think of Gangadharpant’s experience?

a) He believed it immediately.

b) He thought it was a dream.

c) He thought it was a fantasy.

d) He dismissed it entirely.

24. How did Rajendra react after reading the torn page?

a) He was confused.

b) He was amused.

c) He was moved.

d) He was angry.

25. What did the original Bakhar say about Vishwasrao’s fate?

a) He missed the bullet.

b) He was hit by the bullet.

c) He captured the enemy.

d) He surrendered.

26. How did the Maratha army interpret Vishwasrao’s near-death experience?

a) As a sign of retreat

b) As an omen turning the tide in their favour

c) As a reason to surrender

d) As a call for reinforcements

27. What did the lease treaty of 1908 specify?

a) Bombay’s permanent British ownership

b) Bombay’s return to India in 2001

c) British withdrawal from all Indian territories

d) Joint governance of Bombay

28. What was the audience’s main objection to Gangadharpant’s actions at the lecture?

a) They disliked his speech.

b) They disliked remarks from the chair.

c) They wanted to listen to a different speaker.

d) They wanted to leave.

29. What happened to Gangadharpant during the melee at Azad Maidan?

a) He gave a successful speech.

b) He was ejected bodily from the stage.

c) He was arrested.

d) He found important evidence.

30. How did Gangadharpant feel about the India he witnessed?

a) He was disillusioned.

b) He appreciated it.

c) He was indifferent.

d) He was critical.

Answers- Set 3 :

c) Technological advancements

b) They offered aid and experts.

b) They kept it alive for political reasons.

c) Democracy

b) They were replaced by democratically elected bodies.

b) It wielded no real influence.

a) Through a lease that was to expire in 2001.

a) How the Marathas won the battle.

a) Bhausahebanchi Bakhar

b) He narrowly missed a bullet.

c) 8 o’clock

b) A page from Bhausahebanchi Bakhar

b) A guest house

b) Azad Maidan

b) A lecture

b) He sat on it.

b) They threw objects at him.

c) At Azad Maidan

b) Rajendra Deshpande

c) Catastrophe theory

b) A torn page from the Bakhar

b) His near-death experience

c) He thought it was a fantasy.

c) He was moved.

b) He was hit by the bullet.

b) As an omen turning the tide in their favour

b) Bombay’s return to India in 2001

b) They disliked remarks from the chair.

b) He was ejected bodily from the stage.

b) He appreciated it.

Set 4:

1. What does “de facto” mean in the context: “de facto rulers from Pune”?

a) Official

b) Actual

c) Nominal

d) Historical

2. What does “rubber-stamp” imply in: “The Shahenshah of Delhi was no more than a figurehead to rubber-stamp the ‘recommendations’”?

a) Approve automatically

b) Reject firmly

c) Question thoroughly

d) Sign with authority

3. What does “inspired by the West” indicate in: “The twentieth century brought about further changes inspired by the West”?

a) Dominated by

b) Initiated by

c) Motivated by

d) Controlled by

4. What does the phrase “wielded no real influence” mean? “The Sultanate at Delhi survived even this transition, largely because it wielded no real influence”?

a) Had significant power

b) Exercised no true power

c) Played an active role

d) Gained substantial control

5. What does ” self-sufficient ” mean by “They were accepted only to make the local centres self-sufficient”?

a) Independent

b) Wealthy

c) Popular

d) Powerful

6. What does “purely commercial reasons” signify in: “From a position of strength and for purely commercial reasons, it had allowed the British to retain Bombay”?

a) Military reasons

b) Economic reasons

c) Political reasons

d) Social reasons

7. What does “frugal meal” mean in: “He found a guest house to stay in and had a frugal meal”?

a) Expensive meal

b) Elaborate meal

c) Simple meal

d) Quick meal

8. What does “force of habit” mean in: “Force of habit took Professor Gaitonde towards the pandal”?

a) Out of curiosity

b) Out of routine

c) Due to excitement

d) Due to compulsion

9. What is implied by “mesmerised” in: “He was staring at the platform as if mesmerised”?

a) Distracted

b) Terrified

c) Captivated

d) Confused

10. What does “give vent to his views” mean in: “Professor Gaitonde went to the mike and gave vent to his views”?

a) Suppress his views

b) Express his views

c) Change his views

d) Question his views

11. What does “sacrilege” imply in: “He kept on trying valiantly to correct this sacrilege”?

a) Mistake

b) Tradition

c) Blasphemy

d) Rule

12. What does “triumphantly” mean in: “And, triumphantly, Professor Gaitonde produced his vital piece of evidence”?

a) Sadly

b) Hesitantly

c) Joyfully

d) Cautiously

13. What is meant by “material evidence” in: “Until I saw this material evidence, I had simply put your experience down to fantasy”?

a) Theoretical evidence

b) Tangible evidence

c) Imaginary evidence

d) Abstract evidence

14. What does “gone was the smile” signify in: “Gone was the smile and in its place came a grave expression”?

a) The smile remained

b) The smile faded away

c) The smile widened

d) The smile transformed

15. What does “polite reminder” imply in: “the librarian politely reminded the professor that the library was closing for the day”?

a) Stern warning

b) Gentle nudge

c) Formal announcement

d) Casual comment

16. What is meant by “absent-mindedly” in: “Absent-mindedly, he also shoved the Bakhar into his left pocket”?

a) Deliberately

b) Carelessly

c) Nervously

d) Reluctantly

17. What does “food for thought” imply in: “Professor Gaitonde, you have given me food for thought”?

a) Confusion

b) Entertainment

c) Something to consider

d) A meal

18. What does “doctored accounts” mean in: “Sometimes, buried in the graphic but doctored accounts, he could spot the germ of truth”?

a) Verified accounts

b) Accurate accounts

c) Altered accounts

d) Simplified accounts

19. What does “spot the germ of truth” mean in: “he could spot the germ of truth”?

a) Ignore the truth

b) Identify the essence of truth

c) Hide the truth

d) Fabricate the truth

20. What does “visibly moved” mean in: “He was visibly moved”?

a) Affected emotionally

b) Physically relocated

c) Actively participating

d) Slightly confused

Answers- Set 4 :

b) Actual

a) Approve automatically

c) Motivated by

b) Exercised no true power

a) Independent

b) Economic reasons

c) Simple meal

b) Out of routine

c) Captivated

b) Express his views

c) Blasphemy

c) Joyfully

b) Tangible evidence

b) The smile faded away

b) Gentle nudge

b) Carelessly

c) Something to consider

c) Altered accounts

b) Identify the essence of truth

a) Affected emotionally

Set 5:

1. What scientific theory does Rajendra first refer to when trying to rationalise Professor Gaitonde’s experience?

a) Quantum theory

b) Catastrophe theory

c) Theory of relativity

d) Chaos theory

2. According to Rajendra, what crucial event changed the course of the Battle of Panipat in the alternate history?

a) The Marathas’ superior strategy

b) Vishwasrao surviving a bullet

c) Abdali’s troops retreating

d) Bhausaheb’s leadership

3. How does Rajendra describe the reality of the physicist’s findings about small systems like atoms?

a) Unique and unchangeable

b) Deterministic and predictable

c) Multiple and varied

d) Static and uniform

4. What example does Rajendra use to explain the unpredictability in quantum theory?

a) Firing a bullet from a gun

b) Launching a spaceship

c) Firing an electron from a source

d) Observing the trajectory of a comet

5. What does Rajendra suggest happens at a microscopic level that could also happen on a macroscopic level?

a) Electrons merging into one state

b) Electrons splitting into multiple states

c) Electrons transitioning between energy states

d) Electrons remaining in a static state

6. How does Professor Gaitonde describe his knowledge of quantum theory?

a) Extensive and detailed

b) Basic and limited

c) Nonexistent

d) Scholarly and profound

7. What does Rajendra propose about the existence of alternative worlds?

a) They do not exist.

b) They exist but are inaccessible.

c) They exist and can be experienced.

d) They exist only in theory.

8. According to Rajendra, what can cause a transition between different worlds?

a) Physical travel

b) Neuronal interactions

c) Technological devices

d) Spiritual meditation

9. What event does Rajendra suggest might have triggered Professor Gaitonde’s transition between worlds?

a) Reading the Bakhar

b) The collision with the truck

c) Attending the seminar

d) Visiting the library

10. How does Professor Gaitonde initially respond to the idea of multiple realities?

a) With immediate acceptance

b) With complete scepticism

c) With cautious curiosity

d) With outright rejection

11. According to Rajendra’s theory, What was Professor Gaitonde doing just before the collision with the truck?

a) Reading a book on history

b) Thinking about the catastrophe theory

c) Writing a research paper

d) Preparing for a lecture

12. What significant event did Professor Gaitonde plan to discuss in his thousandth presidential address?

a) The Battle of Waterloo

b) The significance of the British Empire

c) The Battle of Panipat

d) The role of technology in wars

13. Why does Professor Gaitonde feel his thousandth address was already delivered at Azad Maidan?

a) Because he completed his speech there

b) Because he was interrupted while defending his chair

c) Because he received applause from the audience

d) Because he addressed a large crowd there

14. How does Rajendra react to Professor Gaitonde’s real-life experience?

a) With disbelief and scepticism

b) With laughter and amusement

c) With curiosity and fascination

d) With indifference and apathy

15. What does Rajendra suggest is necessary to transition between different realities?

a) A scientific instrument

b) A catastrophic event

c) A strong emotional response

d) A random occurrence

16. What historical event does Rajendra use to explain the application of catastrophe theory?

a) The Industrial Revolution

b) The American Civil War

c) The Battle of Panipat

d) The French Revolution

17. According to Rajendra, what effect did Vishwasrao’s survival have on the Maratha troops?

a) It caused confusion and disorder.

b) It boosted their morale and fighting spirit.

c) It led to their retreat from the battlefield.

d) It had no significant impact.

18. What does Professor Gaitonde produce as evidence of his alternate-world experience?

a) A photograph of Vishwasrao

b) A page torn from the Bakhar

c) A historical manuscript

d) A letter from Rajendra

19. How does Rajendra describe the behaviour of small systems like atoms and their constituent particles?

a) Predictable and stable

b) Unpredictable and random

c) Simple and straightforward

d) Complex and deterministic

20. What does Rajendra compare the electron’s orbit around the nucleus to?

a) Planets orbiting the sun

b) Stars in the galaxy

c) Moons orbiting planets

d) Comets in space

21. According to Rajendra, what role does the observer play in determining reality?

a) The observer has no role.

b) The observer creates reality.

c) The observer experiences one reality at a time.

d) The observer can control multiple realities.

22. What example does Rajendra use to illustrate the lack of determinism in quantum theory?

a) The trajectory of a spaceship

b) The flight of a bird

c) The movement of an electron

d) The path of a river

23. How does Professor Gaitonde describe the experience of his alternate world?

a) As a dream

b) As a historical fact

c) As a catastrophic experience

d) As a fictional story

24. What aspect of his alternate world experience does Professor Gaitonde find most baffling?

a) The technological advancements

b) The historical events

c) The existence of multiple realities

d) The behaviour of the people

25. How does Rajendra propose to explain Professor Gaitonde’s experience scientifically?

a) By using classical physics

b) By referencing ancient texts

c) By applying modern scientific theories

d) By consulting historical experts

26. What scientific phenomenon does Rajendra suggest might be responsible for the transition between different worlds?

a) Electromagnetic waves

b) Neuronal activity in the brain

c) Gravitational forces

d) Chemical reactions

27. What was the audience’s reaction to Professor Gaitonde’s address at Azad Maidan?

a) They listened attentively.

b) They applauded enthusiastically.

c) They interrupted and protested.

d) They remained silent.

28. What was the significant consequence of the bullet missing Vishwasrao in the alternate history?

a) The Marathas lost the battle.

b) The Marathas won the battle.

c) Abdali’s troops retreated.

d) Bhausaheb was killed.

29. What does Rajendra suggest about the nature of reality?

a) It is fixed and unchangeable.

b) It is simple and predictable.

c) It is multifaceted and variable.

d) It is an illusion.

30. Why does Professor Gaitonde decide not to preside over another meeting?

a) He lost interest in historical research.

b) He believes his alternate self has disappeared.

c) He was banned from public speaking.

d) He decided to retire.

Answers- Set 5 :

b) Catastrophe theory

b) Vishwasrao surviving a bullet

c) Multiple and varied

c) Firing an electron from a source

c) Electrons transitioning between energy states

b) Basic and limited

c) They exist and can be experienced.

b) Neuronal interactions

b) The collision with the truck

c) With cautious curiosity

b) Thinking about the catastrophe theory

c) The Battle of Panipat

b) Because he was interrupted while defending his chair

c) With curiosity and fascination

b) A catastrophic event

c) The Battle of Panipat

b) It boosted their morale and fighting spirit.

b) A page torn from the Bakhar

b) Unpredictable and random

a) Planets orbiting the sun

c) The observer experiences one reality at a time.

c) The movement of an electron

c) As a catastrophic experience

c) The existence of multiple realities

c) By applying modern scientific theories

b) Neuronal activity in the brain

c) They interrupted and protested.

b) The Marathas won the battle.

c) It is multifaceted and variable.

b) He believes his alternate self has disappeared.

Set 6:

1. In the excerpt, what does the phrase “under great mental strain” imply about Rajendra?

a) He was physically tired.

b) He was emotionally overwhelmed.

c) He was relaxed and calm.

d) He was feeling no pressure.

2. What does “fantastic experience” refer to in Rajendra’s statement?

a) An unbelievable event

b) A scientific discovery

c) A historical incident

d) A mundane occurrence

3. How does Professor Gaitonde respond when Rajendra suggests that his experience was a “catastrophic experience”?

a) He agrees wholeheartedly.

b) He is indifferent.

c) He is sceptical.

d) He is amused.

4. What does the phrase “boosted their morale” mean in the context of Rajendra’s explanation?

a) Increased confidence

b) Decreased their energy

c) Confused their strategy

d) Strengthened their weapons

5. According to Rajendra, why does he compare the Battle of Panipat to the Battle of Waterloo?

a) To contrast their outcomes

b) To highlight their similarities

c) To discuss their leaders

d) To emphasise their locations

6. What does Professor Gaitonde mean by “this idea of ‘it might have been'”?

a) The idea of historical speculation

b) The idea of scientific certainty

c) The idea of mathematical precision

d) The idea of philosophical reasoning

7. How does Rajendra explain the lack of determinism in quantum theory?

a) By comparing electrons to bullets

b) By describing small systems

c) By discussing planetary orbits

d) By mentioning historical events

8. What does Rajendra imply when discussing “many world pictures”?

a) Different perspectives on art

b) Multiple interpretations of history

c) Various outcomes in quantum mechanics

d) Separate realities in literature

9. According to Rajendra, what is the role of an observer in determining reality?

a) To create alternative worlds

b) To predict electron behaviour

c) To experience different states

d) To validate scientific theories

10. What does Gangadharpant mean by “You were in the present but experiencing a different world”?

a) He was physically present but mentally absent

b) He was in an alternate reality

c) He was daydreaming

d) He was travelling through time

11. How does Rajendra respond to Gangadharpant’s question, “But why did I make the transition?”

a) By offering a definitive answer

b) By laughing it off

c) By expressing uncertainty

d) By avoiding the question

12. What does Rajendra imply when he says, “Perhaps the neurons in your brain acted as a trigger”?

a) That Gangadharpant’s brain was malfunctioning

b) That scientific theories are based on brain activity

c) That thoughts can cause physical reactions

d) That memories affect reality

13. How does Gangadharpant feel about missing his thousandth presidential address?

a) Regretful

b) Indifferent

c) Happy

d) Confused

14. What does Rajendra mean when he says, “Now you are in the happy position of recounting your real-life experience”?

a) Gangadharpant’s experience was real

b) Gangadharpant is famous

c) Gangadharpant is dreaming

d) Gangadharpant is forgetful

15. How does Gangadharpant react when Rajendra laughs?

a) He is amused

b) He is grave

c) He is angry

d) He is surprised

16. What does “rudely interrupted” suggest about Gangadharpant’s experience?

a) It was pleasant

b) It was unexpected

c) It was planned

d) It was noisy

17. What does “conveyed my regrets” mean in the last sentence?

a) Expressed my apologies

b) Shared my joy

c) Announced my victory

d) Explained my theory

18. According to Rajendra, what is the significance of the phrase “a different history”?

a) It refers to a parallel universe

b) It indicates a fictional story

c) It describes a war strategy

d) It highlights a scientific theory

19. How does Rajendra explain Gangadharpant’s transition between worlds?

a) By referencing historical battles

b) By discussing scientific theories

c) By analysing philosophical ideas

d) By comparing artistic expressions

20. What does “happy position” imply about Gangadharpant’s current state?

a) He is content

b) He is confused

c) He is frustrated

d) He is curious

Answers- Set 6 :

b) He was emotionally overwhelmed.

a) An unbelievable event

c) He is sceptical.

a) Increased confidence

a) To contrast their outcomes

a) The idea of historical speculation

b) By describing small systems

c) Various outcomes in quantum mechanics

c) To experience different states

b) He was in an alternate reality

c) By expressing uncertainty

c) That thoughts can cause physical reactions

a) Regretful

a) Gangadharpant’s experience was real

b) He is grave

b) It was unexpected

a) Expressed my apologies

a) It refers to a parallel universe

b) By discussing scientific theories

a) He is content

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