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The Frog and The Nightingale

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Now the frog puffed up with rage, "Brainless bird - you're on the stage -
Use your wits and follow fashion Puff your lungs out with your passion"

(a) The frog was puffed up with rage because
(i) she didn't follow his instructions
(ii) the people didn' like his song
(iii) the people threw sticks and stones on him
(iv) the nightingale refused to sing

(b) The frog called her a brainless bird because

(i) she was actually stupid
(ii) despite being given instructions many a time by the frog she couldn't follow them
(iii) she didn't respect the audience and showed attitude
(iv) she didn't want to charge money for her concerts

(c) When the nightingale puffed up her lungs

(i) she was able to sing better
(ii) her voice became more melodious
(iii) she died because of the bursting of her vein
(iv) she was able to impress the audience

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Well, poor bird - she should have known That your song must be your own,
That's why I sing with panache "Koo-oh-ah ! ko-ash !, ko-ash !
And the foghorn of the frog Blared unrivalled through the bog.

(a) The nightingale is referred to as a poor bird because she

(i) couldn't earn much money
(ii) couldn't impress her audience
(iii) died due to humiliation
(iv) couldn't pay the loan of the frog

(b) The nightingale died because of

(i) illness
(ii) poverty
(iii) excessive singing for a long period of time
(iv) the audience's pressure

(c) The traits of the frog reflected in these lines are

(i) soft-heartedness and kindness
(ii) stupidity and foolishness
(iii) simplicity and innocence
(iv) cunningness, selfishness, cruelty

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Though subdued and sleep deprived, In the night her throat revived,
And the sumac tree was bowed With a breathless titled crowd
Owl of Sandwich, Duck of Kent, Mallard and Milady Trent
Martin Cardinal Mephisto And the Coot of Monte Cristo.

(a) Who was subdued and sleep deprived ?
(i) The ducks
(ii) The frog
(iii) The nightingale
(iv) The heron

(b) She was subdued and sleep deprived because

(i) she could not fall asleep the whole right because she had a tensed mind
(ii) she was unwell and couldn't sleep
(iii) she was being trained by the frog throughout the night
(iv) there was a lot of noise which did not let her sleep

(c) The titled crowd was present under the sumac tree to

(i) attend a fashion show
(ii) listen to the sweet song of the nightingale
(iii) attend a wedding
(iv) attend an award ceremony

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'Did you ... did you like my song ? "Not too bad - but far too long.
The technique was fine, of course, But it lacked a certain force."

(a) 'You' in the above lines refers to the
(i) frog
(ii) nightingale
(iii) poet
(iv) duck

(b) "You's opinion is very important because

(i) 'you' was Mozart
(ii) 'you' was a music teacher
(iii) the singer had sung for 'you' only
(iv) 'you' had told the nightingale that he was a famous singer with a splendid baritone

(c) 'You' said that the technique was fine but it lacked a certain force because 'you' wanted

(i) to guide the nightingale and wanted to her to succeed in her endeavours
(ii) the nightingale to be always unsuccessful
(iii) people to throw insults on the nightingale
(iv) that nightingale should not be a successful singer and he should be the unrivalled singer of the bog

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Animals for miles around Flocked towards the magic sound,
And the frog with great precision Counted heads and charged admission,

(a) Animals came from miles around

(i) to listen to the frog's baritone
(ii) for a meeting with the other creatures.
(iii) to discuss the problems of the creatures of the bog.
(iv) to listen to the nightingale's sweet song

(b) The frog counted heads with precision because he wanted to

(i) know the exact number of people coming for the concert
(ii) avoid most of the crowd
(iii) make money by giving entry tickets to all who came to the concert
(iv) see that there was proper seating arrangement for all the guests.

(c) What character trait of the frog is reflected in these lines ?

(i) proud
(ii) meticulous
(iii) boastful
(iv) greedy and money minded

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Ducks had swum and herons waded To her as she serenaded
And a solitary loon Wept, beneath the summer moon.

(a) The ducks had swum and the herons waded

(i) because they wanted to attend the party
(ii) because they had a swimming competition
(iii) because they were invited by their friends
(iv) to listen to the nightingale's songs

(b) The solitary loon is

(i) the poet
(ii) the nightingale
(iii) the frog
(iv) the duck

(c) The solitary loon cried because

(i) he had lost someone
(ii) he was unwell
(iii) he couldn't participate in the competition
(iv) the nightingale sang very sweetly and the audience showered praises on her

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