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Mirror

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 option from those given below. (3 Marks)

But it flickers. Faces and darkness separate us over and over.
Now I am a lake. A woman bends over me, Searching my reaches for what she really is.
Then she turns to those liars, the candles or the moon.

(a) Us in the second line refers to the mirror and

(i) the poet
(ii) the God
(iii) the wall
(iv) the woman

(b) Which poetic device is used in line 3 ?

(i) a metaphor
(ii) an alliteration
(iii) a paradox
(iv) an irony

(c) In the depths of the pool the woman is searching for

(i) her lost ring
(ii) a terrible fish
(iii) her lost beauty and youth
(iv) some pearls

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 option from those given below. (3 Marks)

I am important to her. She comes and goes. Each morning it is her face that replaces the
darkness.In me she has drowned a young girl, and in me
an old woman. Rises toward her day after day like a terrible fish.

(a) I and her refer to

(i) the mirror and the woman respectively
(ii) the mirror and the lake respectively
(iii) the lake and the fish respectively
(iv) the mirror and the fish respectively

(b) The poetic device used in the last line is a

(i) personification
(ii) metaphor
(iii) simile
(iv) paradox

(c) The poet has compared the girl to a terrible fish because

(i) she is a good swimmer like a fish.
(ii) she is as ugly as a terrible fish
(iii) she has scales like a fish
(iv) she behaves terribly on losing her youth like a fish behaves when it is out of water

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 option from those given below. (3 Marks)

I am silver and exact. I have no preconceptions. Whatever I see I swallow immediately
Just as it is, unmisted by love or dislike. I am not cruel, only truthful -

(a) Who is T in the above lines ?
(i) The poet
(ii) The mirror
(iii) The wall
(iv) The woman

(b) The mirror reflects

(i) distorted images
(ii) unreal images
(iii) beautiful images
(iv) real and objective images

(c) The mirror is called cruel because"

(i) it reflects ugly images
(ii) it has no feelings
(iii)it reflects the truthful and objective images
(iv)it hits back the people who come to see their images in it

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 option from those given below. (3 Marks)

The eye of a little god, four-cornered. Most of the time I meditate on the opposite wall.
It is pink, with speckles. I have looked at it so long I think it is a part of my heart.

(a) The poetic device used in the above lines is a
ii) a metaphor
(ii) a simile
(iii) a paradox
(iv) an alliteration

(b) The mirror has been called the eye of a little god because

(i) it has also created a world like the God
(ii) it is omnipresent like the God
(iii) like the God it helps us in the time of trials
(iv) it watches us from all the four angles in an unprejudiced manner

(c) I think it is a part of my heart. The part of poet's heart in the line is

(i) the God
(ii) the woman
(iii) the wall
(iv) the fish

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