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The Third Level (Jack Finney) VBQs Class 12 English with Answers
Question. Who is the central character of the story?
Question. Who is the writer of the story “The Third Level”?
a. Jack Finney
b. Franz Jinney
c. Krack Finney
d. Frank Finney
Question. What happened when Charley reach when once he got into a mile-long tunnel?
a. he reached a park
b. he remained there
c. he came up in the lobby of a hotel
d. he reached a school
Question. What happens when one day Charley is in a hurry to catch the train?
a. he misses the train
b. he reaches the third level
c. he reaches heaven
d. he reaches a village
Question. What does Charley not admit?
a. that the Earth is round
b. that the sun rises in the East
c. that the Grand Central Station is in New York
d. that the Grand Central station has only two levels
Question. What does Charley realize when he finds everyone wearing old fashioned clothes?
a. people are old fashioned
b. they are actors
c. he reached the past
d. he has reached Africa
Question. What is the information booth at the third level made of?
Question. When Charley knows that he has slipped into the past, where does he want to go?
a. to Chicago
b. to Iceland
c. to New York
d. to Galesburg, Illinois
Question. How does Charley make sure that he has reached the past?
a. he sees the sign boards
b. he asks a passenger
c. the policeman tells him
d. he sees the date on the current newspaper
Question. Charley wants to purchase tickets for…….
c. New York
d. The US
Question. When did Charley live in Galesburg?
a. in his childhood
b. when he worked in an office
c. in his college days
d. in his old age
Question. How does Charley come back to the present?
a. the booking clerk pushes him
b. he falls on the platform
c. he rushes from the booking window
d. his wife calls him
Question. Why does the booking clerk threaten to get Charley arrested?
a. he thinks Charley is a thief
b. he thinks Charley is a robber
c. Charley tried to rob him
d. he thought that the notes offered by Charley were fake
Question. What does Charley’s psychiatrist friend think about Charley when he talks about the third level?
a. Charley is sad
b. Charley is mad
c. Charley is befooling him
d. Charley has been day-dreaming
Question. To whom does Charley talk about the third level?
a. a policeman
b. his psychiatrist friend
c. Sam Weiner
d. both b. & c.
Question. In which year of the past does Charley want to go?
Question. Why does Charley buy old currency notes?
a. he is fond of collecting old notes
b. he likes such notes
c. he wants to use the notes in the third level
d. he wants to give notes to one of his friends
Question. How does Charley come to know that Sam Weiner has slipped into the past?
a. from his wife
b. from the police
c. from another friend
d. from an old day postage cover
Question. One of Charley’s friends disappears, what is his name?
a. Sam Weiner
b. Wam Seiner
c. Doe Weiner
d. Sam Sandburg
Question. Who is Sam Weiner?
a. Charley’s friend
b. a psychiatrist friend
c. Charley’s brother
d. both a. & b.
Question. In his letter what does Sam Weiner urge Charley to do?
a. to remain in present
b. to find the third level and come there with his wife
c. to report the matter to the police
d. to run away
Question. How old was Charley?
a. 30 years
b. 31 years
c. 32 years
d. 34 years
Question. What is the name of Charley’s wife?
Question. What is the theme of the lesson?
a. human tendency of escapism from the harsh reality of the present
b. time travelling
c. self destruction for the benefits of others
d. destiny overpowers one’s action
Question. What is the significance of 1894 in the lesson?
a. it was the author’s birth year
b. author’s parents were alive at that time
c. author’s childhood time
d. representing a peaceful romantic time
Question. Who was Sam in “The Third Level”?
a. a doctor
b. a friend of main character
c. a psychiatrist
d. all of the above
Question. What is the meaning of “waking dream wish fulfilment”?
a. a pleasant wish that one wants to happen
b. a pleasant wish that takes one to the future
c. a pleasant wish which inspires to work
d. a pleasant wish that makes one forget past
Question. What unusual thing did the narrator see at the Grand Central Station?
b. motor car
c. third level
d. all of the above
Question. Why did Charley visit Sam?
a. to consult him for the third level incident at the Grand Central Station
b. to invite him for his birthday party
c. to invite him to accompany at Galesburg
d. to guide him in Galesburg
Question. How did Charley reach the third level?
a. he takes a subway or corridor
b. in a super fast train
c. in Jet ways
d. in an engine
Question. Why was the narrator at the third level?
a. as a wish to visit Galesburg
b. wanted to meet his friends
c. wanted to take a break from office
d. as a result of stress and anxiety in his mind
Question. What did Charley see at the third level?
a. flickering gas lights and people with funny moustaches
b. brass spittoons
c. man looking at his gold watch
d. all of the above
Question. What was the third level?
a. a third room at the station
b. a third storey at the station
c. an imagination of narrator’s mind
d. none of the above
Question. What did Charley find in stamp collection?
a. address of an old friend
b. letter of a teacher
c. a first day cover
d. all of the above
Question. What is the “First Day Cover”?
a. first birthday gift pack
b. envelope with a stamp posted on the day of its release
c. both a. & b.
d. first cover of the book
Question. Who signed the letter?
d. none of the above
Question. What convinced Charley that he was in the past in 1894?
a. ‘The World’ newspaper
b. the calendar in the library
c. the stamp on his ticket
d. all of the above
Question. A man pulled out a ………………. from his pocket .
a. a gold watch
b. a derby hat
c. a handkerchief
d. a pen
Question. What Sam had to pay while purchasing old currency?
Question. There were spittoons made of …………………….
Question. The area was lit up with …………………………..
a. gas lamps
d. fire places
Question. Sam reached the old Galesburg and settled himself as a ………………..
Question. A newspaper said it was the year
Question. Charley was quite an ordinary man from …………………………..
b. New York
Question. The ticket clerk suspected Charley for ……….
a. tendering old currency
b. tendering real currency
c. tendering fake currency
d. both a. & c.
Read the extracts given below and attempt by answering the questions that follow.
The presidents of the New York Central and the New York, New Haven and Hartford railroads will swear on a stack of timetables that there are only two. But I say there are three, because I’ve been on the third level of the Grand Central Station. Yes, I’ve taken the obvious step: I talked to a psychiatrist friend of mine, among others. I told him about the third level at Grand Central Station, and he said it was a waking dream wish fulfilment. He said I was unhappy. That made my wife kind of mad, but he explained that he meant the modern world is full of insecurity, fear, war, worry and all the rest of it, and that I just want to escape. Well, who doesn’t? Everybody I know wants to escape, but they don’t wander down into any third level at Grand Central Station.
Question. What is ‘waking dream wish fulfilment’?
a. A pleasant wish that one wants to happen
b. A pleasant wish that takes one to the future
c. A pleasant wish which inspire to work
d. A pleasant wish that makes one forget the past
Question. According to Sam why did Charley wish to escape?
a. His wife was mad
b. He wanted to go to third level
c. He wanted to get away from insecurities
d. He wanted to meet his grandfather
Question. How many levels are there in the Grand Central?
Question. Why did the author say that there are three levels?
a. He heard from others
b. There are three levels
c. Timetables say so
d. He has been to level three
I turned into Grand Central from Vanderbilt Avenue, and went down the steps to the first level, where you take trains like the Twentieth Century. Then I walked down another flight to the second level, where the suburban trains leave from, ducked into an arched doorway heading for the subway — and got lost. That’s easy to do. I’ve been in and out of Grand Central hundreds of times, but I’m always bumping into new doorways and stairs and corridors. Once I got into a tunnel about a mile long and came out in the lobby of the Roosevelt Hotel. Another time I came up in an office building on Forty-sixth Street, three blocks away.
Question. How can you say that author knew Grand Central?
a. He has visited Grand Central many times
b. He has visited Grand Central not many times
c. He didn’t board trains from Grand Central
d. He had studied well the map of Grand Central
Question. Why did the author say that it was easy to get lost in Grand Central?
a. Grand Central has three levels
b. Grand Central has two levels
c. Grand Central was huge
d. Grand Central was like a maze
Question. Where did the author get lost?
a. Vanderbilt Avenue
b. Second Level
c. Going for subway
d. None of the above
Question. How can you say that the author didn’t come out of expected exits?
a. Once he came out near Roosevelt Hotel
b. Once he came out on Forty-sixth Street
c. Twice the underground tunnels led him far away
d. All the above
To make sure, I walked over to a newsboy and glanced at the stack of papers at his feet. It was The World; and The World hasn’t been published for years. The lead story said something about President Cleveland. I’ve found that front page since, in the Public Library files, and it was printed June 11, 1894. I turned toward the ticket windows knowing that here — on the third level at Grand Central — I could buy tickets that would take Louisa and me anywhere in the United States we wanted to go. In the year 1894. And I wanted two tickets to Galesburg, Illinois.
Question. Why tickets bought at third level of Grand Central could take Charley and Louisa to anywhere in USA?
a. Because in the past for more money you could get less
b. Because in the past for less money you could get not much
c. Because inflation results in bringing down the value of currency
d. Because inflation results in increasing the value of currency
Question. Where did Charley want to take his wife?
a. Galesburg, Illinois
b. The Third Level
c. The Grand Central
d. Into the past
Question. What was the name of the newspaper?
a. Grand Central
b. President Cleveland
d. The World
Question. How can we say that the newsboy was selling newspapers from the past?
a. The newspaper talked about President Cleveland
b. The newspaper carried a news of 11.06.1894
c. The news in the newspaper was of a past time
d. The newspaper could be found in a public library
Short Answer Type Questions :
Question. Would Charley ever go back to the ticket-counter on the third level to buy tickets to Galesburg for himself and his wife?
Ans. It entirely depends on chance. If he could locate the third level then he will surely go for he is fascinated by the idea of settling in the past as money taken from the present to the past can have a reverse impact on devaluation of currency and make him rich in the past. Till the end of the story he is not able to achieve that.
Question. What is a first day cover?
Ans. A first day cover is a new stamp with the post mark pasted on an envelope containing a blank paper. When a new stamp is issued, on the first day, people mail a blank paper to themselves and then retain that unopened letter with the date on the postmark. Such an envelope is known as a ‘first day cover’.
Question. What does the third level refer to?
Ans. The third level refers to a railway station in the Grand Central Terminal at New York, USA. In reality there is no third level as there are only two levels but, in the story, the third level serves as a portal leading to the past. There’s no logic behind that except the fact that it helps in some sort of time travel which is theoretically possible.
Long Answer Type Questions :
Question. How does Jack Finney describe Galesburg, Illinois as it was in 1984?
Ans. The author using words paints a beautiful picture of Galesburg, Illinois as it was in 1894. The author presents that through the mouth of the central character named Charley. Charley describes the place as quiet and peaceful. It is far removed from the rush hour of a modern city. The lifestyle is relaxed, and the residents have enough time for socialising and leisure. The strong presence of nature adds beauty to the landscape. The community living there lived a peaceful life among trees, fireflies and picturesque landscape. He refers to the huge trees and lawns. He also talks about the rural nature of the community contrasted to the fast-moving life of an urban settlement. Then he also talks about the World Wars emphasizes how that community was unaware of the death and destruction, fear and trauma, enmity and hatred of the wars and still lived happily believing in human friendship and sharing.
Question. “The modern world is full of insecurity, fear, war, worry and stress.’ What are the ways in which we attempt to overcome them?
Ans. The different ways by which we attempt to overcome them are by hallucinating, taking psychedelic drugs (LSD), making virtual friends online, taking part in death defying adventure sports, watching movies, taking part in various cultural activities, taking up a hobby and perusing it, taking a break in the form of a holiday or a journey to a destination, pampering us in spas and health resorts, going on a spending spree, dabbling in technological gizmos, flaunting our sexuality and breaking gender stereotypes etc. We try to indulge in some activity which is neither routine nor necessitated by our livelihood. We prefer to take controlled risks to get an adrenaline rush. We try to do things which results in an adventure and which adds thrill and excitement to our life.
Question. Do you see an intersection of time and space in the story?
Ans. Yes, the dimensions of time and space overlap each other and creates a bridge between individual fantasy and public reality. Public time encroaches into personal space. A doorway through time that expands the boundaries of space is created in the story by means of Charley’s narrative and Sam’s letter from the past. Space and time come together to mould a new reality – the third level. Third level is a defined space but that belongs to the past. However, in the story that space from the past is accessible in the present time. So, the past becomes present in the story by means of a common and shared space. Third level is the common space which is from the past but also accessible in the present. The boundaries between past time and present time is merged in a common space called the third level.