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The Brook

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

(a) i chatter over stony ways suggests that

(i) the brook flows over stony ways making a lot of noise.
(ii) the brook has a smooth flow.
(iii) the brook talks gaily.
(iv) the brook overcomes all the hurdles.

(b) When the brook joins the eddying bays it

(i) moves in a spiral pattern.
(ii) stops for a while.
(iii) makes a lot of noise.
(iv) produces a sound of happiness and joy.

(c) The brook babbles on the pebbles because

(i) the pebbles cause a certain disturbance in the path of the brook.
(ii) it is natural.
(iii) it flows rapidly.
(iv) its flow is stopped by the pebbles.

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i chatter, chatter, as i flow To join the brimming river,
For men may come, and men may go, But i go on forever.

(a) The destination of the brook is

(i) Philip's farm.
(ii) the hills.
(iii) the valleys.
(iv) the river.

(b) The brimming river suggests

(i) the river is overflowing with water.
(ii) there is no water in the river.
(iii) the river makes a lot of noise while flowing.
(iv) that the river is a symbol of happiness.
(c) The metaphorical meaning of the last two lines is

(i) the brook is permanent but men are not.
(ii) man is permanent but the brook is not.
(iii) the river is permanent but the brook is not.
(iv) both man and the brook are permanent.

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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) i wind about suggests that

(i) the brook moves in a zigzag manner.
(ii) the wind is caused by the brook.
(iii) the wind helps the brook in smooth flow.
(iv) a soothing environment around the brook.

(b) The last two lines suggest

(i) that the brook acts as a life source for many living beings.
(ii) the brook is full of seaweed.
(iii) the brook is polluted.
(iv) there are many floating things which are thrown into the brook.

(c) The rhyme scheme of these lines is

(i) ab ab.
(ii) aa aa.
(iii) aba aba.
(iv) ba ab.

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i slip, i slide, i gloom, i glance, Among my skimming swallows ; i make the netted sunbeam dance Against my sandy shallows.

(a) i slip, i slide, i gloom, i glance shows

(i) the changing movements of the brook.
(ii) the sound of water.
(iii) the speed of the brook.
(iv) the pain of the brook.

(b) The netted sunbeam dance means

(i) the reflection of the sunbeams into the brook.
(ii) the trapped seagrass.
(iii) the floating fish.
(iv) the pebbles in the water.

(c) Which figure of speech has been used in the stanza ?

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

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i come from haunts of coot and hern; i make a sudden sally
And sparkle out among the fern, To bicker down a valley.

(a) The i in the stanza stands for

(i) the poet.
(ii) the valley.
(iii) the brook,
(iv) a shepherd.

(b) According to the stanza, the brook originates from

(i) the mountains.
(ii) the river.
(iii) the sea.
(iv) the place visited by sea birds.

(c) Which one of the following expressions used in the stanza shows that the brook is noisy ?

(i) haunts of coots and herons
(ii) sudden sally
(iii) sparkle out
(iv) bicker down a valley

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