Extra Questions

Extract Based Questions

Read the following extracts carefully and choose the correct option.

Question 1 :

Some say the world will end in fire
Some say in ice.
From what I’ve tasted of desire
I hold with those who favour fire.

i) What can be the cause of world’s destruction as per these lines?

a) Fire

b) Ice

c) Both (a) and (b)

d) None of these

ii) According to the poet fire refers to 

a) Violent desires

b) passions

c) jealousy

d) all of these

iii) What does ice symbolise?

a) Indifference

b) Love

c) Sympathy

d) Passions

iv) What message does the poet want to convey through this poem?

a) Everything is transitory

b) Life is unpredictable

c) Death is inevitable

d) Both (a) and (c)

Answer : i) c) Both (a) and (b)

ii) d) All of these

iii) a) Indifference

iv) (d) Both (a) and (c)

Question 2 : 

But if it had to perish twice
I think I know enough of hate
To say that for destruction ice
Is also great
And would suffice

i) What does ‘It’ here refer to?

a) Fire

b) Ice

c) Earth

d) World

ii) The word ‘perish’ means………….

a) decay

b) loose one’s life

c) appear

d) improve

iii) Here the rhyming scheme used by the poet is 

a) ab ab

b) abc ab

c) ababa

d) aabb

iv) What does the poet want to convey through this poem?

a) We should not be greedy

b) All humans should check their desires and hatred

c) restrain our desires and love fellow beings

d) Both (a) and (c)

Answer : i) (d) World

ii) (a) decay

iii) (c) ababa

iv) d) Both (a) and (c)