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The Rime of the Ancient Mariner

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)

He holds him with his glittering eye - The Wedding-Guest stood still,
And listens like a three years' child The Mariner hath his will

(a) The wedding guest stood still because

(i) the mariner had held his hand
(ii) the mariner threatened him not to move
(iii) the mariner had cast a spell on him
(iv) he was shocked on listening to the mariner's story

(b) The poetic device used in line 3 is a

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

(c) What was the mariner's will ?

(i) to go to the mariner's party
(ii) to make the wedding guest listen to his woeful story
(iii) to sail into the ship
(iv) to wear an albatross around his neck

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)

It is an ancient Mariner, And he stoppeth one of three
By thy long grey beard and glittering eye, How wherefore
stopp'st thou me ?

(a) Whom does the ancient mariner stop ?

(i) the sailors
(ii) the wedding guest
(iii) the bride
(iv) the bridegroom

(b) Why did the ancient mariner stop one of three ?

(i) to show him his paintings
(ii) to tell him the future
(iii) to ask something about the bride
(iv) to tell him his sorrowful story

(c) The wedding guest stopped when the mariner asked him to do so because

(i) the mariner was known to the wedding guest
(ii)the wedding guest was frightened by the looks of the mariner
(iii)the mariner had cast a spell on him
(iv)he wanted to tell the mariner about the bride's beauty

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)

He holds him with his skinny hand, 'There was a ship, quoth he.
"Hold off! unhand me, grey-beard loon ! Eftsoons his hand dropt he.

(a) He in the first line refers to

(i) the ancient mariner
(ii) the wedding guest
(iii)the bridegroom
(iv)the sailor

(b) The grey-beard loon is

(i) the sailor
(ii) the bridegroom
(iii) the ancient mariner
(iv) the wedding guest

(c) The person told the grey-beard loon to unhand him because

(i) he hated the grey-beard loon
(ii) he was feeling a pain in his hand
(iii) he had a fight with the grey-beard loon
(iv) he had to go to attend the marriage of his relative.

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