8th Class English Direct and Indirect Speech Question Bank

done Direct and Indirect Speech

Question Bank
  • question_answer1)

    Fill in the blanks with the correct choices.
    "I ____ have a lemon-flavored lollipop." said the child to his mother.

    A) Want to

    B) wanting

    C) Will have

    D) want

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  • question_answer2)

    Fill in the blanks with the correct choices.
    "____ prepared for your presentation tomorrow.?? said the lecturer to the students.

    A) Be

    B) Was

    C) Being

    D) Been

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  • question_answer3)

    Fill in the blanks with the correct choices.
    "What ____ we ____ for lunch later?" asked Fred.

    A) Were, having

    B) have, been having

    C) May, have been

    D) are, having

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  • question_answer4)

    Fill in the blanks with the correct choices.
    "_____the cake into eight smaller pieces/' said mother.

    A) Cut

    B) Cutting

    C) To cut

    D) to be cut

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  • question_answer5)

    Fill in the blanks with the correct choices.
    "____ for a picnic next Saturday.?' said Mrs. Pandey to her new neighbors.

    A) Join

    B) Joining

    C) Joined

    D) have joined

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  • question_answer6)

    Fill in the blanks with the correct choices.
    "Please ____ yourselves to the goodies/' said Lata to the guests.

    A) Helping

    B) helps

    C) Help

    D) helped

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  • question_answer7)

    Fill in the blanks with the correct choices.
    "What____ you so long?" asked the pilot to his copilot.

    A) Take

    B) took

    C) Taken

    D) taking

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  • question_answer8)

    Fill in the blanks with the correct choices.
    "____ you angry with me?" asked the elder sister.

    A) Being

    B) Were

    C) Is

    D) Are

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  • question_answer9)

    Fill in the blanks with the correct choices.
    "____ the change" the rich man said to the waitress.

    A) Keeps

    B) Kept

    C) Keep

    D) Keeping

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  • question_answer10)

    Fill in the blanks with the correct choices.
    I said to myself, "I ____ definitely ____ him in the next event.??

    A) Would, beat

    B) am, beating

    C) Will beat

    D) can, heating

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  • question_answer11)

    Choose the correct option showing change in the sentences from the Direct to the indirect speech.
    Susil said, "I met your sister last week.??

    A) Susil said that I met your sister last week.

    B) Susil said that I had met your sister last week.

    C) Susil said that he had met my sister that week.

    D) Susil said that he had met my sister the week before.

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  • question_answer12)

    Choose the correct option showing change in the sentences from the Direct to the indirect speech.
    Indira said to me, "You are not listening to me.?'

    A) Indira said that you are not listening to her.

    B) Indira said that you were not listening to her.

    C) Indira said that I was not listening to her.

    D) Indira said I had not been listening to her.

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  • question_answer13)

    Choose the correct option showing change in the sentences from the Direct to the indirect speech.
    Bhuvan said, "I am very happy today because my father has given me a car.?'

    A) Bhuvan said that he was very happy that day because his father has given him a car.

    B) Bhuvan said that he was very happy that day because his father had given him a car.

    C) Bhuvan said that he is very happy today because my father has given him a car.

    D) Bhuvan said that he was very happy today because my father has given him a car.

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  • question_answer14)

    Choose the correct option showing change in the sentences from the Direct to the indirect speech.
    The headmistress says, "The young are the future leaders.??

    A) The headmistress says that the young are the future leaders.

    B) The headmistress says that the young were the future leaders.

    C) The headmistress said that the young are the future leaders.

    D) The headmistress said that the young were the future leaders.

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  • question_answer15)

    Choose the correct option showing change in the sentences from the Direct to the indirect speech.
    The children said, "We will build a sand-castle ourselves.??

    A) The children said that they would build a sand-castle themselves.

    B) The children said that they will build a sand-castle ourselves.

    C) The children said that we would build a sand-castle ourselves.

    D) The children said that we will build a sand-castle themselves.

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  • question_answer16)

    Choose the correct option showing change in the sentences from the Direct to the indirect speech.
    He said, "I am looking at the diagram."

    A) He said that I am looking at the diagram.

    B) He said that I was looking at the diagram.

    C) He says that he looked at the diagram.

    D) He said that he was looking at the diagram.

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  • question_answer17)

    Choose the correct option showing change in the sentences from the Direct to the indirect speech.
    Suman said, "I don't have any money to pay for this ticket."

    A) Suman said that he didn't have any money to pay for this ticket.

    B) Suman said that he doesn't have any money to pay for that ticket.

    C) Suman said that he didn't have any money to pay for that ticket.

    D) Suman said that he don't have any money to pay for that ticket.

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  • question_answer18)

    Choose the correct option showing change in the sentences from the Direct to the indirect speech.
    Nina said, "Dev must give his answer to me.?'

    A) Nina said that Dev must give her answer to him.

    B) Nina said that Dev had to give his answer to me.

    C) Nina said that Dev had to give his answer to her.

    D) Nina says that Dev must give his answer to her.

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  • question_answer19)

    Choose the correct option showing change in the sentences from the Direct to the indirect speech.
    She said, "I have been sewing from morning until now.??

    A) She said that she had been sewing from morning until then.

    B) She said that she has been sewing from morning until then.

    C) She said that she sew from morning until now.

    D) She said that she has been sewing from morning until now.

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  • question_answer20)

    Choose the correct option showing change in the sentences from the Direct to the indirect speech.
    Kama! said, ??You may meet them next month.??

    A) Kamal said that you may meet them next month.

    B) Kamal said that I may meet them next month.

    C) Kamal said that I might meet them the following month.

    D) Kamal said that I may meet them the following month.

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  • question_answer21)

    Read the passage given below and choose the correct options that can replace the underlined portion.
    Dhruv claimed that he knew nothing of the matter. He insisted that he was \[\underline{\mathbf{Q21}}\] by someone. He kept on \[\underline{\mathbf{Q22}}\] the detectives of nabbing the wrong person. He felt like he was in a nightmare. Yesterday, the police had come knocking on his door and arrested him. They claimed that he was the \[\underline{\mathbf{Q23}}\] suspect in a bank robbery. He was taken to the police headquarters where he was \[\underline{\mathbf{Q24}}\] by two officers. They wanted to know where the stolen money was and who his accomplice was. The \[\underline{\mathbf{Q25}}\] lasted four hours. Finally, an officer managed to find out that Dhruv had an alibi during the time of the robbery and he was finally released.

    A) betrayed

    B) set up

    C) Slandered

    D) accused

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  • question_answer22)

    Read the passage given below and choose the correct options that can replace the underlined portion.
    Dhruv claimed that he knew nothing of the matter. He insisted that he was \[\underline{\mathbf{Q21}}\] by someone. He kept on \[\underline{\mathbf{Q22}}\] the detectives of nabbing the wrong person. He felt like he was in a nightmare. Yesterday, the police had come knocking on his door and arrested him. They claimed that he was the \[\underline{\mathbf{Q23}}\] suspect in a bank robbery. He was taken to the police headquarters where he was \[\underline{\mathbf{Q24}}\] by two officers. They wanted to know where the stolen money was and who his accomplice was. The \[\underline{\mathbf{Q25}}\] lasted four hours. Finally, an officer managed to find out that Dhruv had an alibi during the time of the robbery and he was finally released.

    A) cursing

    B) blaming

    C) Scolding

    D) attacking

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  • question_answer23)

    Read the passage given below and choose the correct options that can replace the underlined portion.
    Dhruv claimed that he knew nothing of the matter. He insisted that he was \[\underline{\mathbf{Q21}}\] by someone. He kept on \[\underline{\mathbf{Q22}}\] the detectives of nabbing the wrong person. He felt like he was in a nightmare. Yesterday, the police had come knocking on his door and arrested him. They claimed that he was the \[\underline{\mathbf{Q23}}\] suspect in a bank robbery. He was taken to the police headquarters where he was \[\underline{\mathbf{Q24}}\] by two officers. They wanted to know where the stolen money was and who his accomplice was. The \[\underline{\mathbf{Q25}}\] lasted four hours. Finally, an officer managed to find out that Dhruv had an alibi during the time of the robbery and he was finally released.

    A) sole

    B) lone

    C) Only

    D) main

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  • question_answer24)

    Read the passage given below and choose the correct options that can replace the underlined portion.
    Dhruv claimed that he knew nothing of the matter. He insisted that he was \[\underline{\mathbf{Q21}}\] by someone. He kept on \[\underline{\mathbf{Q22}}\] the detectives of nabbing the wrong person. He felt like he was in a nightmare. Yesterday, the police had come knocking on his door and arrested him. They claimed that he was the \[\underline{\mathbf{Q23}}\] suspect in a bank robbery. He was taken to the police headquarters where he was \[\underline{\mathbf{Q24}}\] by two officers. They wanted to know where the stolen money was and who his accomplice was. The \[\underline{\mathbf{Q25}}\] lasted four hours. Finally, an officer managed to find out that Dhruv had an alibi during the time of the robbery and he was finally released.

    A) queried

    B) tested

    C) Enquired

    D) interrogated

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  • question_answer25)

    Read the passage given below and choose the correct options that can replace the underlined portion.
    Dhruv claimed that he knew nothing of the matter. He insisted that he was \[\underline{\mathbf{Q21}}\] by someone. He kept on \[\underline{\mathbf{Q22}}\] the detectives of nabbing the wrong person. He felt like he was in a nightmare. Yesterday, the police had come knocking on his door and arrested him. They claimed that he was the \[\underline{\mathbf{Q23}}\] suspect in a bank robbery. He was taken to the police headquarters where he was \[\underline{\mathbf{Q24}}\] by two officers. They wanted to know where the stolen money was and who his accomplice was. The \[\underline{\mathbf{Q25}}\] lasted four hours. Finally, an officer managed to find out that Dhruv had an alibi during the time of the robbery and he was finally released.

    A) test

    B) survey

    C) Interview

    D) cross-examination

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  • question_answer26)

    Choose the correct options indicating change in the sentences from Indirect to Direct speech.
    He asked me who my friend was.

    A) He said, "Who was your friend?"

    B) He said, "Who is your friend?"

    C) "Is we your friend?" he asked

    D) He said, "Is he not your friend?"

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  • question_answer27)

    Choose the correct options indicating change in the sentences from Indirect to Direct speech.
    She observed that it was a horrible scene.

    A) She said, "Hurrah! it is a horrible scene.??

    B) She said, "Alas! It was a horrible scene.??

    C) She said, "What a horrible scene!?

    D) She said, "What! It was not a horrible scene.??

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  • question_answer28)

    Choose the correct options indicating change in the sentences from Indirect to Direct speech.
    Sharma said that he had been working hard since May.??

    A) Sharma said, "I have worked hard since May.??

    B) Sharma said, "I have been working hard since May."

    C) "I will have been working hard since May". Said Sharma.

    D) None of the above.

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  • question_answer29)

    Choose the correct options indicating change in the sentences from Indirect to Direct speech.
    She asked me if I had seen that car.

    A) "Did you see that car?" She asked me

    B) She asked me, "Have you seen that car?

    C) She said, "You have seen that car."

    D) None of the above.

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  • question_answer30)

    Choose the correct options indicating change in the sentences from Indirect to Direct speech.
    He told us to hurry up.

    A) "You should be hurry up/' he said to us.

    B) He requested us, "Hurry up"

    C) "Hurry up? he said to us.

    D) None of the above.

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  • question_answer31)

    Choose the correct options indicating change in the sentences from Indirect to Direct speech.
    He said that he could do that work.

    A) He said, "I could do this work now.??

    B) He said, "I can do this work."

    C) He said, "I did that work."

    D) None of the above

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  • question_answer32)

    Choose the correct options indicating change in the sentences from Indirect to Direct speech.
    He asked Ahmed whether he knew his name.

    A) He said to Ahmed, "Do you know his name."

    B) He said to Ahmed, "You knew his name."

    C) He said to Ahmed. "You did not know his name."

    D) None of the above.

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  • question_answer33)

    Choose the correct options indicating change in the sentences from Indirect to Direct speech.
    My mother advised me not to go there.

    A) My mother requested me saying "Don?t go there."

    B) "Don?t go there," my mother ordered me.

    C) My mother said to me, "Don?t go there."

    D) None of the above.

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  • question_answer34)

    Choose the correct options indicating change in the sentences from Indirect to Direct speech.
    The boy wished that he should go out to play.

    A) The boy said, "Let me go out to play."

    B) The boy said, "Please, I will go out to play."

    C) The boy said, "You did not let me go out to play."

    D) None of the above.

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  • question_answer35)

    Choose the correct options indicating change in the sentences from Indirect to Direct speech.
    She asked if she had to do it.

    A) She asked, "Did I do it?"

    B) She asked, "I did not do it?"

    C) She asked, "Do I have to do it?"

    D) None of the above.

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