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English Worksheet – Rhetorical Question

A question where answer is itself hidden in the question is called rhetorical question , in short answer is not expected in the question

rhetorical question

1]   Is it wise to quarrel on the festive day ? (Make it assertive)
Ans: It is not wise to quarrel on the festive day.
2]    Have they brought about much of a change in our social thinking and in our living? (Remove the rhetorical que.)

Ans: They have not brought about much of a change in our social thinking and in our living.
3]    It was an immediate sensation. (Make it a rhetorical ques.)
Ans: Was’t it an immediate sensation?
4]    I cannot use your telephone without your permission.
          (Frame a rhetorical question)
Ans: How can I use your telephone without your permission?
5]     Copying the West is not the answer to our problem.
                   (Frame a rhetorical question)
Ans : Is copying the West the answer to our problem?
6]    Kolhapur is a gourmet’s paradise.   (Make it rhetorical question)

Ans: Isn’t Kolhapur gourmet’s paradise?
7]      How could he give a flat no to a boy like Dave?(Make it assertive)
Ans: He could not give a flat no to a boy like Dave.
8]      The engagement with a scientific problem is the most meaningful aspect of a scientist. (Rewrite as a rhetorical question)
Ans : Isn’t the engagement with a scientific problem the most meaningful aspect of a scientist ?
9]      Telephones were a rarity. (Make it a rhetorical question.)
Ans.Weren’t telephones a rarity.
10]      There is no room for secrecy or hiding under Bapuji’s leadership.
          (Frame a rhetorical question)
Ans : Is there any room for secrecy or hiding under Bapuji’s leadership ?
11]     Is that fair? (Rewrite the rhetorical question as a statement)
 Ans: That is not fair.
12]      It is true that a player does much for the country.
                   (Rewrite using a rhetorical question)
Ans : Isn’ t it true that a player does much for the country?
13]      Is he then to be denied opportunities to educate himself? (Make it assertive)
Ans : He is then not to be denied opportunities to educate himself.
14]      It was their stronghold. (Make it rhetorical question)
Ans : Wasn’t it their stronghold?
15]      Shouldn’t we be just as worried by the low grade food? (Make it assertive)
Ans: We should be just as worried by the low grade food.

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