Attila By R K Narayan

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Discussion | Attila by R K Narayan

Attila was brought home to scare away thieves but the puppy grew up differently. Not only that it didn’t scare anyone away, it became friendly with thieves who entered the house at night. The family felt terribly disappointed but one day something happened unexpectedly! Attila really made everyone proud.

Written Tests

Apart from the “Let’s Play” test, you have a series of written tests which you will take when prompted by your teacher.

Written Test 1

Take the Test Below | Attila by R K Narayan

  • Question of

    What kind of a dog was the family looking for?

    • A loving dog
    • A strong and formidable dog
    • A silent dog
  • Question of

    What did the family expect the dog to do?

    • Welcome all visitors
    • Impress all visitors
    • Prevent break-ins and theft
    • Entertain everyone at home
  • Question of

    How old was the puppy when it was brought home?

    • Two years
    • Two months
    • Two weeks
  • Question of

    What color was the puppy?

    • Red and black
    • Red, black and white
    • Black-and-white
  • Question of

    Why was the puppy named “Attila?”

    • To evoke love
    • To evoke fear
    • To evoke Western culture
  • Question of

    The Scourge of Europe was a:

    • Dog
    • A ruler
    • A coward ruler
  • Question of

    What is true about Attila the puppy?

    • He had square jaws, black eyes, a pug nose and a massive head.
    • He had square jaws, black eyes, a pug nose and a small head.
    • He had square jaws, red eyes, a pug nose and a massive head.
  • Question of

    What does “prepossessing” mean?

    • scary
    • charming
    • respectful
  • Question of

    Why was the suggestion to name the Puppy “Tiger” declined?

    • They already had a dog named “Tiger”
    • The puppy didn’t look like a tiger
    • Every other street-mongrel was named Tiger
  • Question of

    Why didn’t everyone support naming the puppy “Caesar?”

    • Caesar was a very common name for dogs in South India
    • The puppy was not completely white
    • The puppy was not strong
  • Question of

    When the puppy Attila grew up, its behavior disappointed the owners. What was it?

    • Attila did not love the family members
    • Attila always slept
    • Attila loved everyone
  • Question of

    How was naming the puppy “Attila” responded?

    • Everyone liked this name
    • Only some of the family liked this name
    • No one liked this name.
  • Question of

    What does the word ‘prolonged’ mean?

    • continued for a long time
    • Continued for a short time
    • “Completed”
  • Question of

    Why did the family “delve” into history?

    • To find out about Attila, the Scourge of Europe.
    • To find out about dogs
    • To find out about Caesar
  • Question of

    As a small child, the real Attila:

    • was very cruel
    • was loving
    • knocked down a fellow who tried to touch his marbles
  • Question of

    Why did the mother give orders to lock Attila up in a room at night?

    • To stop him from helping a burglar.
    • To stop him from biting someone.
    • To give him enough sleep
  • Question of

    Did Attila’s physical growth satisfy the family?

    • Yes
    • No
  • Question of

    The person had only to stop and smile, and Attila would melt. This means:

    • Attila tried to scare everyone who came in
    • Attila welcomed everyone who came in
  • Question of

    Gradually he realized that his bouncing advances caused much unhappy misunderstanding. “Bouncing advances” mean:

    • Running away from those who crossed the gate
    • Running to the people who crossed the gate
  • Question of

    The people at home did not like this attitude very much. They thought it rather a shame. What was shameful?

    • Attila’s hurrying nature
    • Attila’s aggressiveness (violence)
    • Attila’s friendly nature
  • Question of

    Who was the family member that always supported Attila?

    • Mother
    • The youngest member
    • Grandfather
  • Question of

    Who was Ranga?

    • A burglar
    • Both
    • A gang coolie
  • Question of

    What did Ranga feel when he saw Attila at his feet?

    • Got panic-stricken
    • Felt relieved
    • Felt funny
  • Question of

    Why did Attila follow Ranga into the streets?

    • To keep Ranga in his reach
    • To hand Ranga over to his masters
    • To roam around the city
  • Question of

    How did Attila become everyone’s pet at home?

    • By chasing and catching Ranga out of a feeling of duty
    • By chasing and catching Ranga out of a feeling of friendship
    • By chasing and catching Ranga to prove his worth


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