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The Brook

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i wind about, and in and out, With here a blossom sailing,
And here and there a lusty trout, And here and there a grayling,

(a) Describe the movement of the brook as depicted in line 1.

(i) Line 1 shows the spiral movement of water.
(ii) The brook flows around the obstruction on its way.
(iii) And then flows along its path.
(iv) all of the above

(b) Match the following
1. lusty trout A. fresh water fish
2. grayling B. another type of fish
3. a big fresh water fish

(i) 1-A. 2-A
(ii) 1-B, 2-B
(iii) 1-C, 2-B
(iv) 1-C, 2-C

(c) What all does the brook carry as it moves along ?

(i) flowers blossom
(ii) the lusty trout and grayling
(iii) foamy flakes
(iv) all of the above

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i steal by lawn and grassy plots, i slide by hazel covers
i move the sweet forget-me-nots That grow for happy lovers.

(a) What does the word steal suggest about the movement of the brook ?

(i) it moves slowly.
(ii) it moves quickly.
(iii) it moves sometimes only.
(iv) (i) and (ii)

(b) What kind of a terrain is the brook moving on now ?

(i) it is moving through mountains.
(ii) it is moving in the plains.
(iii) it is moving in meadows.
(iv) it is moving in pastures.

(c) How is the brook associated with the happy lovers ?

(i) The happy lovers are always united here.
(ii) They meet here.
(iii) They throw the flower, i.e. forget me nots into the brook which it carries along with its flow.
(iv) They swear here not to forget each other.

On the basis of your understanding of the poem 'The Brook', answer the following questions by tickin...

Multiple choice question

On the basis of your understanding of the poem 'The Brook', answer the following questions by ticking the correct choice. (CBSE Textbook)

(a) The message of the poem is that the life of a book is .

(i) temporary
(ii) short-lived
(iii) eternal
(iv) momentary

(b) The poet draws a parallelism between the journey of the book and .
(i) the life of a man
(ii) the death of man
(iii) the difficulties in a man's life
(iv) the endl ess talking of human being

(c) The poem is narrated in the first person by the brook. This figure of speech is .

(i) personification
(ii) metaphor
(iii) simile
(iv) transferred epithet

(d) in the poem, the below mentioned lines:
And here and there a lusty trout, And here and there a grayling suggest that .

(i) the brook is a source of life
(ii) people enjoy the brook
(iii) fish survive because of water
(iv) the brook witnesses all kinds of scenes

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i chatter over stony ways, in little sharps and trebles,
i bubble into eddying bays, i babble on the pebbles.

(a) Explain what makes the brook chatter.

(i) The brook produces loud sounds as it flows over rocky terrain continuously.
(ii) The brook produces offending noise.
(iii) The brook creates a lot of noise.
(iv) The brook is silent.

(b) What happens to the brook as it flows into eddying bays ?

(i) it flows as usual. Nothing happens to the brook.
(ii) it flows forcefully into edding bays forming bubbles.
(iii) Nothing special happens.
(iv) it jumps over stony paths.

(c) Pick out the figure of speech used in the last line.

(i) simile
(ii) personification
(iii) metaphor
(iv) Alliteration-the sound of b is repeated.

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i murmur under moon and stars in brambly wildernesses;
i linger by my shingly bars; i loiter round my cresses;

(a) The word murmur suggests that the brook flows

(i) very slowly and quickly.
(ii) fast.
(iii) and stops.
(iv) constantly and continuously.

(b) Why does the brook linger by my shingly bars ?

(i) As the current of the brook is no longer forceful or fast, it stops by
the obstructions in its path.
(ii) it stops because the current of the brook is always forceful or fast.
(iii) Storms on the way make the brook linger.
(iv) (ii) or (iii)

(c) loiter round the cresses suggests movement of the brook.

(i) the slow
(ii) the fast
(iii) the constant
(iv) the steady

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i make a sudden sally And sparkle out among the fern
to bicker down a valley,

(a) i sparkles

(i) as the sun rays fall on it.
(ii) due to radiant hot sun.
(iii) due to silvery moon.
(iv) due to radiant stars.

(b) i moves in

(i) the grassy areas.
(ii) the rocky and mountainous regions
(iii) the plains area.
(iv) the vast sea.

(c) Explain bicker down.

(i) flow down with a great noise
(ii) loud movement
(iii) As the brook flows down the valley forcefully, it produces loud sounds. its loud noisy movement has been referred to as bicker down.
(iv) making a noise

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