Extra Questions

Extract Based Questions

Read the following extracts carefully and choose the correct option.

Question 1 :

I think I could turn and live with animals,

They are so placid and self-contain’d,

I stand and look at them long and long.

i) What does the poet want to turn into?

a) Child

b) Statue

c) Animals

d) Bird

ii) Who has composed this poem?

a) WB Yeats

b) Walt Whitman

c) Robert Frost

d) Carolyn Wells

iii) Which word in this stanza will be antonym of ‘agitated’?

a) Serene

b) Gentle

c) Self-contained

d) Placid

iv) Which qualities of animals attract the poet?

a) Faithfulness

b) Playfulness

c) Calmness and poise

d) Unrestricted life

Answer : i) c) Animals

ii) b) Walt Whitman

iii) d) Placid

iv) c) Calmness and poise

Question 2 : 

They do not sweat and whine about their condition,

They do not lie awake in the dark and weep for their sins,

They do not make me sick discussing their duty to God,

i) Why do humans lie awake in the dark?

a) Do not feel sleepy

b) Feel guilty

c) Worried

d) Cry for their sins

ii) What does the word ‘whine’ mean here?

a) Pleased

b) Angry

c) High complaining cry

d) Utter softly

iii) Who are ‘they’ referred to here?

a) Animals

b) Human beings

c) Small children

d) Birds

iv) Why does the poet feel sick?

a) Humans running after money

b) Always complaining

c) Always criticising others

d) Sermonising themselves

Answer : i) d) Cry for their sins

ii) c) High complaining cry

iii) a) Animals

iv) d) Sermonising themselves