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Read the Extract Given Below and Answer the Questions that Follow. 'Were These People Pulling His Leg? Was the Whole Thing a Gigantic Hoax ? a Meek Harmless Man like Him and They Had to Drag Him into the Middle of the City to Make a Laughing Stock Out of Him.' - English - Communicative

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Read the extract given below and answer the questions that follow.

'Were these people pulling his leg? Was the whole thing a gigantic hoax ? A meek harmless man like him and they had to drag him into the middle of the city to make a laughing stock out of him.'

(a) Who is the speaker?

(b) Why does he think that he is being made a 'laughing stock'?

(c) What does the word 'hoax' mean?

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Solution

a) The speaker is Patol Babu.

b) Patol Babu thought that he was being made a laughing stock as the role that had been assigned to him was a very small part in the film. He just had one dialogue to deliver, ‘oh.’

c) 'Hoax' is a deliberate falsehood or a fraud performed by deceiving or cheating someone.

Concept: Reading Skill (Non-textual)
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