Comprehension Based on Stanza

Category : 9th Class

 

Comprehension Based on Stanza

 

Study the following examples.

 

·                     Example - 1

 

Read the following example carefully and answer the questions that follow.

It is not growing like a tree

In bulk, doth make Man better be;

Or standing long on Oak, three hundred year,

To fall a log at lost, dry, bald and sere.

 

Choose the correct alternative for each question.

 

1.            These lines have been taken from the poem:

(a) Once Upon a Time             

(b) Written in Early spring

(c) The Noble Nature              

(d) The Man He killed

(e) None of these

 

2.            Who wrote these lines?

(a) William Wordsworth           

(b) Gabriel Okara

(c) Thomas Hardy                

(d) Ben Jonson

(e) None of these

 

3.            What is the age of an oak tree?

(a) Fifty years                

(b) Two hundred years

(c) Three hundred years            

(d) Five hundred years

(e) None of these

 

4.            What is the ultimate fate of an oak tree?

(a) It is filled with beautiful flowers.

(b) It falls as a useless log of wood.

(c) It falls as a useful log of wood.    

(d) Both (a) and (b)

(e) None of the above

 

5.            When the oak tree falls it is;

(a) Dry                                      (b) Withered

(c) Leafless                     (d) All of the above

(e) None of these

 

6.            The literary device used in the first line of the given stanza is:

(a) Alliteration                (b) Metaphor

(c) Simile                       (d) Rhyme

(e) None of these

 

7.            What is the rhyme scheme of the given stanza?

(a) abab                        (b) aabb

(c) abba                         (d) aaab

(e) None of the above

 

·                     Example - 2

 

Read the following example carefully and answer the questions that follow.

I heard a thousand blended notes

While in a grove I sate reclined,

In that sweet mood when pleasant thoughts

Bring sad thoughts to the mind.

Choose the correct alternative for each question.

 

1.            These lines have been taken from the poem:

(a) The Man he Killed              

(b) Once Upon a Time

(c) Lines Written in Early Spring    

(d) The Noble Nature

(e) None of these

 

2.            Who wrote these lines?

(a) Ben Jonson              

(b) William Wordsworth

(c) Gabriel Okara                 

(d) Thomas Hardy

(e) None of these

 

3.            The poet was sitting:

(a) in a grove.                

(b) near a stream.

(c) near a hedge.            

(d) in a garden.

(e) None of these

 

4.            What did he hear?

(a) Lowing of cows         

(b) Humming of bees

(c) Sweet notes of birds            

(d) Bleating of lambs

(e) None of these

 

5.            The poet was in ____ mood.

(a) a sad and gloomy              

(b) a happy and sweet

(c) an angry                     

(d) a gloomy

(e) None of the above

 

6.            Where did the pleasant thoughts lead the poet to?

(a) Sad thoughts            

(b) Lovely thoughts

(c) Religious thoughts      

(d) Both (a) and (c)

(e) None of the above

 

·                     Example - 3

 

Read the example carefully and answer the questions that follow.

The birds around me hopp'd and play'd

Their thoughts I cannot measure,

But the least motion which they made

It seem'd thrill of pleasure.           

 

Choose the correct alternative for each question.

 

1.            What were the birds doing?

(a) Chirping and playing               (b) Hopping around the poet

(c) Flying in the sky                     (d) All of these

(e) None of the above

 

2.            The poet could not know:

(a) the thoughts of the birds.         (b) the sweets notes of the birds.

(c) the species of the birds.           (d) All of these

(e) None of the above

 

3.            The movements of the birds indicated that they were:

(a) very active.                           (b) in a sad mood.

(c) in a happy mood.                   (d) Both (a) and (b)

(e) None of the above

 

4.            The poet was relaxing under the trees:

(a) in a grove.                             (b) on the bank of a river.

(c) in his garden.                         (d) All of these

(e) None of the above

 

5.            The expression "thrill of pleasure means:

(a) Pleasant thoughts                   (b) Great excitement caused by pleasure

(c) Lamentation                          (d) All of these

(e) None of the above

 

6.            Give the name of the poet who wrote these lines.

(a) Ben Jonson           

(b) Thomas Hardy

(c) William Wordsworth

(d) Gabriel Okara

(e) None of these

 

Answer

 

Example-1

1.            (C)

2.            (D)

3.            (C)

4.            (B)

5.            (D)

 

6.            (C)

7.            (B)

 

 

 

Example-2

1.            (C)

2.            (B)

3.            (A)

4.            (C)

5.            (B)

 

6.            (A)

 

 

 

 

Example-3

1.            (B)

2.            (A)

3.            (C)

4.            (A)

5.            (B)

 

6.            (C)

 

 

 

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