Extra Questions and Answers
Directions (Q.Nos. 1-6) Read the extract given below and answer the following questions.
There’s a dusty old window around at the side
With three cracked panes of glass,
I often think there’s someone staring at me
Each time that I pass,
I’ll peep through that window one day.
1.What is the condition of the window described in the poem?
(a) It is sparkling with its new glass panes
(b) Three panes of it are cracked
(c) All panes of it are broken off
(d) The children playing cricket have broken the window completely
Ans. (b) Three panes of it are cracked.
2.Why does the poet want to peep through the window as he passes it?
(a) To see the ghost
(b) To steal something
(c) To find out if somebody is staring at him
(d) To see his brother and his friends
Ans. (c) To find out if somebody is staring at him.
3.What feeling of the poet is exhibited in his peeping through the window?
(a) The poet is emotional
(b) The poet is careless
(c) The poet has a lot of time
(d) The poet is curious
Ans. (d) The poet is curious.
4.Does the poet get scared at the thought of peeping through the window?
Ans. No, the poet does not fear at all. It is his own bold decision.
5.Who according to poet’s brother stares the poet?
Ans. There might be a ghost as has been told by the poet’s brother.
6.Why is the window dusty?
Ans. Because the shed has not been used for long by anybody. Therefore it has become an abode of dust.
Directions (Q. Nos. 1-6) Read the extract given below and answer the following questions.
“My brother tells lies to keep the
shed for his den.
There isn’t anyone staring or
making strange noises.
And the spider has been gone from his web
Since I don’t know when.
I’ll go into that shed one day soon,
But not just yet.
1.Why does the speaker’s brother lie to him?
(a) He wishes to mislead the speaker
(b) He wishes to solely use the shed
(c) He wishes to sell away the shed
(d) He is afraid of the ghost to
Ans. (b) He wishes to solely use the shed.
2.”Since I don’t know when” suggests
(a) passage of time
(b) spider has been killed by the ghost
(c) the speaker being a foolish person
(d) the brother being a liar
Ans. (a) passage of time
3.Who wishes to go into the shed soon?
(a) The speaker
(b) The speaker’s brother
(c) The ghost
(d) The dog.
Ans. (a) The speaker
4. Why does the speaker say that “there isn’t anyone staring or making strange noises”?
Ans. The speaker has understood that his brother had been lying to him in order to keep him away from the shed.
There is no ghost and therefore nobody who stares at him or make strange noises.
5.Identify the line that has been repeated often in the poem.
Ans. “I’ll go into that shed one day soon.
6.What does this passage say about the speaker?
Ans. The passage indicates a mature understanding that the speaker has attained.