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CBSE Notes 2011-2012 » IX-English

Song of the Rain

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)

i am beautiful pearls, plucked from the Crown of ishtar by the daughter of Dawn
To embellish the gardens.

(a) What has been compared to the beautiful pearls ?

(i) the rain drops
(ii) the poet
(iii) the flowers in the garden
(iv) the pearls in the crown of ishtar

(b) embellish the gardens implies that

(i) the rain is rejoiced by the earth as it brings prosperity and fertility.
(ii) that rain brings some natural calamity.
(iii) that rain destroys the gardens as it uproots the trees.
(iv) the rain decorates the gardens as it looks like beautiful pearls plucked
from the crown.

(c) identify the figure of speech used in the stanza.

(i) personification and metaphor
(ii) personification and simile
(iii) personification only
(iv) simile only

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)

When i cry the hills laugh ; When i humble myself the flowers rejoice;
When i bow, all things are elated.

(a) What do the words cry, humble, bow indicate ?

(i) the intensity with which the rain falls
(ii) different moods of the poet
(iii) feelings of the reader
(iv) different seasons

(b) The arrival of rain is

(i) not welcomed and enjoyed by hills.
(ii) welcomed by flowers but not by the hills.
(iii) welcomed by all, the hills and the gardens.
(iv) uncertain.

(c) i cry the hills laugh ;. . . . identify the figure of speech used in the line.

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

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

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)

i am dotted silver threads dropped from heaven
By the Gods. Nature then takes me, to adorn Her fields and valleys.

(a) Who is i here ?

(i) the rain
(ii) the poet
(iii) Gods
(iv) Nature

(b) i calls itself the dotted silver threads as

(i) the shimmering drops fall one after the other.
(ii) it ties heaven and earth.
(iii) it dots the earth with shimmering water.
(iv) it decorates the fields.

(c) identify the figure of speech used in the extract

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

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