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CBSE Notes 2011-2012

Read the following extract carefully and answer the questions that follow by choosing the most appro...

Multiple choice question

Read the following extract carefully and answer the questions that follow
by choosing the most appropriate alternative from those given below :
(3 Marks)

The field and the cloud are lovers And between them i am a messenger of
mercy. i quench the thirst of the one ; i cure the ailment of the other.

(a) The field and the cloud are lovers ... is an example of

(i) metaphor.
(ii) simile.
(iii) personification,
(iv) pun.

(b) The field and the cloud are lovers ... How does the rain help the two ?

(i) it brings them closer by acting as a silver thread that binds the two.
(ii) it separates both of them by coming in between the two.
(iii) it satisfies the thirst of the fields and purifies the clouds of their
ailment.
(iv) it plays no role for them.

(c) Who is the messenger of mercy ?

(i) the clouds
(ii) the poet
(iii) the rain
(iv) ishtar, the Goddess of fertility

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(a)(i),(b)(iii),(c)(iii)

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(a)(ii),(b)(ii),(c)(i)

unknown

(a)(iv),(b)(iv),(c)(i)

unknown

(a)(iii),(b)(iv),(c)(ii)