On Killing a Tree (M.C.Q.)
1) ‘In Miniature boughs’, the word ‘boughs’ means –
a) shoots b) roots
b) frost d) rain [H.S. = 2015]
Ans. [a] shoots.
2)The bark of the tree is described as ‘leprous hide’ because it is –
a) soft and smooth b) wounded by the knife
c) rough and has marks d) glossy and shining [H.S. = 2016]
Ans. [c] rough and has marks.
3)The roots need to be pulled out of the –
a) firm soil b) anchoring earth
c) underground d) firm earth [H.S. = 2017]
Ans. [b] anchoring earth.
4) ‘The curl green twigs’ rise from –
a) the earth’s cave b) the uprooted tree
c) close to the ground c) the rough bark [H.S. = 2018]
Ans. [c] close to the ground.
5) Green twigs that rise from close to the ground are –
a) straight b) curled
c)crooked c)crinkled [H.S. = 2019]
Ans. [b] curled.
6) The poet seems to suggest that in order to kill a tree –
a) plucking out all the leaves will do the job
b) some pain will do the job
c) cutting the branches will do the job
d) total destruction of the roots will do the job [H.S. = 2020]
Ans. [d] total destruction of the roots will do the job.
Asleep In The Valley (M.C.Q.)
7)The smile of the soldier in the poem ‘Asleep in the Valley’ is –
a) gentle b) witty
c)foolish d) cunning [H.S. = 2015]
Ans. [a] gentle.
8) One hand of the soldier is on his –
a) face b)gun
b) breast d)side [H.S. = 2016]
Ans. [c] breast
9) The soldier’s pillow is made of –
a) flowers b)fern
c) grass d)leaves [H.S. = 2017]
Ans. [b] fern.
10) 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.
11) Nature is pleaded to keep the soldier –
c)asleep d)peaceful [H.S. = 2019 & 2022]
Ans. [b] warm.
12) 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.
Shall I Compare Thee to a Summer’s Day (M.C.Q.)
13) ‘The eye of heaven’ in Shakespeare’s Sonnet No. 18 refers to –
a) the sun b) the moon
c) the poet d) the clouds [H.S. = 2015]
Ans. [a] the sun.
14) The winds that blow in summer in Shakespeare’s Sonnet No. 18 are –
a) balmy b) weak
c) hot d) rough [H.S. = 2016]
Ans. [d] rough.
15) The ‘darling buds’ are shaken by rough winds in –
a) March b) April
c) May d) June [H.S. = 2017 &2022]
Ans. [c] May.
16) Nature’s changing course is –
a) dimmed b) temperate
c) untrimmed d) lovely [H.S. = 2018 & 2022]
Ans. [c] untrimmed.
17) “….. his gold complexion dimmed.” Here ‘his’ refers to –
a) the sun b) the sky
c)poet’s friend d) poet himself [H.S. = 2019]
Ans. [a] the sun.
18) “But thy eternal summer shall not fade.” Here ‘thy’ refers to –
a) Shakespeare b) the sun
c) Shakespeare’s friend d) the season of summer [H.S. = 2020]
Ans. [c] Shakespeare’s friend.
The Poetry of Earth (M.C.Q.)
19) The silence in ‘The Poetry of Earth’ has been wrought by –
a) summer b) winter
c) frost d) rain [H.S. = 2015]
Ans. [c] frost.
20) The grasshopper is associated with the season –
a) winter b) autumn
c) summer d) spring [H.S.= 2016]
Ans. [c] summer.
21)The birds hide in –
a) Shade of trees b) shadow of trees
c) cold trees d) cooling trees [H.S. = 2017]
Ans. [d] cooling tree.
22) ‘…. he takes the lead’. Who is ‘he’? He is –
a) the summer b) the grasshopper
c) the cricket d) the poet [H.S. = 2018]
Ans. [b] the grasshopper.
23) Being tired the grasshopper rests beneath –
a) green hedge b) bushes
c) pleasant weed d) grassy hills [H.S. = 2019, 2020 & 2022]
Ans. [c] pleasant weed