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?
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.