‘Asleep in the Valley’ by Arthur Rimbaud – Questions and Answers(M.C.Q.), Class 12, WBCHSE

1. Who wrote the poem ‘Asleep in the Valley’? –

A) William Shakespeare B) Alfred Tennyson C) William Wordsworth D) Arthur Rimbaud

Ans. D) Arthur Rimbaud

2. The poem ‘Asleep in the Valley’ is –

A) a sonnet B)an ode C) a song D) lyric

Ans. A) a sonnet

3. ‘Asleep in the Valley’ is a –

A) Petrarchan sonnet B) Shakespearean sonnet C) Spenserian sonnet D) Hopkinian sonnet

Ans. A) Petrarchan sonnet

4. The poem is –

A) devotional B) anti-war C) descriptive D) natural

Ans. B) anti-war

5. The colour of the valley is –

A) white B) green C) yellowish D) blue

Ans. B) green

6. The stream in the valley flows –

A) slowly B) fast C) in a winding course D) with a dancing movement

Ans.  A) slowly

7. The phase ‘long strands of silver’ refers to the –

A) clouds B)grass C) sun D) stream

Ans. D) stream

8. What is the colour of the stream? –

A) black B) golden C) green D) silvery

Ans. D) silvery

9. The grass appears ________  in the valley. –

A) dry B) tall C) dense D) bright

Ans. D) bright

10. The sunrays fall from –

A) the sky B) behind the mountain  C) above the trees D) the mountaintop

Ans. D) the mountaintop

11. The rays of the sun are compared with  –

A) a stream B)the fire C) the beauty of a flower D) none of these

Ans. A) a stream

12. ______________ fills the valley with light. –

A) the rays of the star B) the rays of the moon C) the rays of the sun D) None of these

Ans. C) the rays of the sun

13. The soldier described in the poem is –

A) old B) young C) very young  D)child-like

Ans. C) very  young

14. The soldier is open-mouthed because –

A) it is his habit B) he wants sunlight to enter his mouth C) he is killed suddenly D) he wants to say something

Ans. C) he is killed suddenly

15. The mouth of the soldier is open because –

A) it is his habit B) he is feeling hot C) he is sleeping peacefully D) none of the above

Ans. C) he is sleeping peacefully

16. The soldier’s head is supported by –

A) a pillow of logwood B) a pillow of fern C)a pillow of thick grasses D)none of these

Ans. B) a pillow of fern

17. The soldier’s pillow is made of –

A) flowers  B)fern  C) grass D)leaves  [H.S. = 2017]               

Ans. B) fern.

18. The soldier lying on –

A) soil B) rocky surface C) undergrowth D) light grass

Ans. C) undergrowth

19. The word ‘undergrowth’ suggests –

A) a stream B) plenty of flowers C) a small valley D) bushes and shrubs

Ans. D) bushes and shrubs

20. The soldier looks –

A) angry B) handsome C) healthy D) pale

Ans. D) pale

21. The soldier’s bed is green and __________.

A) sun-soaked B) soft C) uneven D) damp

Ans. A) sun-soaked

22. The feet of the soldier is –

A) on ferns B) among the flowers C) in the water D) on a piece of stone

Ans. B) among the flowers

23. The soldier’s smile is like –

A) a spark of light B) beautiful C) an infant’s D)a shy maid’s

Ans. C) an infant’s

24. The innocence of the soldiers is expressed through his –

A) sleep B) smile C) posture D) weapons

Ans. B) smile

25. The smile of the soldier in the poem ‘Asleep in the Valley’ is –

A) gentle B) foolish C) witty D) cunning [H.S. 2015]

Ans. A) gentle

26. What is described as ‘gentle, without guile’? –

A) the rays of the sun B) the stream that flows through the valley C) the soldier’s smile D)the soldier’s face

Ans. C) the soldier’s smile

27. The poet addressed ____________ in this poem. –

A)God B) the Sun C) Nature D) the stream

Ans. C) Nature

28. Why does the poet address nature?

A) to give back the life of the soldier B) to keep the soldier warm C) to fulfil the dreams of the soldier D) none of the these

Ans. B) to keep the soldier warm

29. Nature is pleaded to keep the soldier –

A)pleasant  B)warm  C)asleep   D)peaceful        [H.S. = 2019 & 2022]

Ans. D) warm. 

30. As the soldier is sleeping in the open air, he may ___________. –

A) catch cold B) enjoy his sleep C)be stung by some insects D) awaken very soon

Ans. A) catch cold

31. The insects are –

A) hopping B)buzzing C) chirping D)humming

Ans. D)humming

32. _______________ may disturb the soldier’s rest? –

A) heat of the sun B) the singing of birds C) the humming of insects D) none of these

Ans. C) the humming of insects

33. One of the soldier’s hands is resting on –

A)his breast B) upon flowers C) his head D) on the ground

Ans. A) his breast

34. How many red holes are there on the soldier’s body?

A) three B) two C) one D) four

Ans. B) two

35. The humming insects don’t disturb him because –

A) he is dead B) he is peaceful C) he is a nature lover D) he is violent

Ans. A) he is dead

36. The soldier sleeps in the –

A) night B) dusk C) twilight D) sunlight

Ans. D) sunlight

37. One hand of the soldier is on his –

A) face B)gun  C) breast  D)side   [H.S. = 2016]

Ans. C) breast

38. The marks of wounds of the soldier are –

A) on his head  B) on his chest  C) in his side D) in his leg  [H.S. = 2018 & 2022]

Ans. C) in his side.

39. The words ‘red holes’ mean –

A) spots of blood clots  B) red flowers in the valley C) bullet wounds  D) none of these [H.S. = 2020]

Ans. C) bullet wounds.

40. The poem ends with a  __________note. –

A) shocking B) delightful C) satisfactory D) none of these

Ans. A) shocking

41. This poem reflects  –

A) the pity of war B) the glory of war C) the beauty of the valley D) none of these

Ans. A) the pity of war

42. What is the theme of this poem? –

A) the futility of war B) the celebration of peace C) the brotherhood of man D) the bravery of soldiers

Ans. A) the futility of war

43. What kind of poetry does the poet use in the poem? –

A) satirical B) lyrical C) rhetorical D) epic

Ans. B) lyrical

44. The setting of this war goes back to –

A) World War I B) World War II C) 1870s Europe D) The Cold War

Ans. C) 1870s Europe

45. Rimbaud’s nationality was  –

A) French B) German C) Dutch D) Russian 

Ans. A) French

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