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?
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’?
iv) Which qualities of animals attract the poet?
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
d) Cry for their sins
ii) What does the word ‘whine’ mean here?
c) High complaining cry
d) Utter softly
iii) Who are ‘they’ referred to here?
b) Human beings
c) Small children
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