Extra Questions

Extract Based Questions

Read the following extracts carefully and choose the correct option.

Question 1 :

The trees inside are moving out into the forest,

the forest that was empty all these days

where no bird could sit

no insect hide

no sun bury its feet in shadow

the forest that was empty all these nights

will be full of trees by morning

i) In the poem where are trees found?

a) In the garden

b) In the forest

c) In the house

d) All of them

ii) The trees are found useful for

a) the birds

b) the insects

c) the wild animals

d) Both (a) and (b)

iii) what types of plants are mentioned in the poem?

a) Painted plants

b) Real plants

c) Decorative plants

d) Both (a) and (c)

iv) Which word in the stanza mean ‘unoccupied’?

a) Inside

b) Empty

c) Hide

d) Full of

Answer : 

i) c) In the house

ii) d) Both (a) and (b)

iii) d) Both (a) and (c)

iv) (b) Empty

Question 2 :

All night the roots work

to disengage themselves from the cracks

in the veranda floor.

The leaves strain toward the glass

small twigs stiff with exertion

long-cramped boughs shuffling under the roof

like newly discharged patients

half-dazed, moving to the clinic doors.

i) According to the poet what is the actual place for trees?

a) Inside house

b) Garden

c) large forests

d) Schools

ii) How are the small twigs of these plants?

a) Green

b) Stiff

c) Soft

d) All of these

iii) What does the use of ‘stiff’ and ‘roots trying to free themselves’ suggest here?

a) Trees are kept at wrong place

b) Trees not growing properly

c) Trees require open large space

d) Both a) and c)

iv) What are the ‘boughs’ compared to?

a) A newly admitted patient

b) Newly discharged patient

c) A very sick patient

d) All of the above

Answer : 

i) c) Large forests

ii) b) Stiff

iii) d) Both (a) and (c)

iv) b) Newly discharged patient

Question 3 : 

I sit inside, doors open to the veranda

writing long letters

in which I scarcely mention the departure

of the forest from the house.

i) Why is the forest stumbling out of the house?

a) It is not actually happening

b) Poetess visualizes trees in the forest

c) Trees can not move themselves

d) Both (a) and (b)

ii) What is the poet doing?

a) Planting more trees

b) Writing long letters

c) Reading a book

d) Gazing at the stars

iii) Which word will be antonym of ‘frequently’ in these lines?

a) Mention

b) Seldom

c) Scarcely

d) Only just

iv) What is the theme of the poem?

a) Greed of man

b) Conflict between man and nature

c) Negativity impact of decorative platns

d) All of the above

Answer : 

i) d) Both (a) and (b)

ii) b) Writing long letters

iii) c) Scarcely

iv) b) Conflict between man and nature

Question 4 : 

My head is full of whispers

which tomorrow will be silent.

Listen. The glass is breaking.

The trees are stumbling forward

into the night. Winds rush to meet them.

The moon is broken like a mirror,

its pieces flash now in the crown

of the tallest oak.

i) Whose whispers are mentioned here?

a) Of trees

b) Sound of wind blowing

c) Both (a) and (b)

d) None of the above

ii) Why are tree stumbling forward?

a) Want to move out

b) Have grown big

c) Can’t be contained inside the house

d) Both (b) and (c)

iii) Which word is synonym of ‘slip’ or ‘loose one’s balance’?

a) Muddle

b) Rush

c) Stumble

d) Flash

iv) Which poetic device has been used in the line ‘The moon is broken like a mirror’?

a) Metaphor

b) Alliteration

c) Simile

d) Personification

Answer : 

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

ii) d) both (b) and (c)

iii) c) Stumble

iv) c) Simile