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CBSE Notes 2011-2012 » IX-English

The Road Not Taken

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Multiple choice question

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(3 Marks)

And both that morning equally lay in leaves no step had trodden black. Oh ! i kept the first for another day! Yet knowing how way leads on to way, i doubted if i should ever come back,

(a) The word both refers to

(i) the two roads directing in different directions.
(ii) two decisions , right and wrong.
(iii) morning and evening.
(iv) two choices leading to different decisions.

(b) Explain : way leads on to way, ...

(i) it means that life moved on.
(ii) We never come back to the junction of life we have already moved from.
(iii) Situations change leading us to completely new way of life.
(iv) all of the above

(c) What doubt did the poet have in his mind ?

(i) if he would ever be able to come back.
(ii) if he would ever be able to tread the one road.
(iii) if the road he chose would be fruitful.
(iv) if his decision would prove right.

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Multiple choice question

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Then took the other, as just as fair, And having perhaps the better claim, Because it was grassy and wanted wear; Though as for that the passing there Had worn them really about the same,

(a) Took the other, - The other refers to

(i) the road that the poet chose to travel.
(ii) the people who had already taken the two roads.
(iii) the road that the poet left for some other time.
(iv) (i) & (iii)

(b) the better claim, - the other road had a better claim because

(i) it was grassy and less worn out.
(ii) it was a short one.
(iii) it was travelled by most of the travellers.
(iv) (i) & (iii)

(c) Mark True/False.
(i) The rhyming scheme of these lines is ab aab.
(ii) The rhyming scheme of these lines is ab ab.
(iii) The rhyming scheme of these lines is aa bb.
(iv) No rhyming scheme is present.

(i) All are False.
(ii) (ii) is True.
(iii) All are True.
(iv) Only (ii) is False.

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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)

Then took the other, as just as fair, And having perhaps the better claim, Because it was grassy and wanted wear; Though as for that the passing there Had worn them really about the same.

(a) The roads being talked about in the stanza symbolise

(i) choice of one's career.
(ii) a way to the forest.
(iii) life.
(iv) nothing.

(b) wanted wear is an example of

(i) simile.
(ii) personification.
(iii) alliteration.
(iv) pun.

(c) The poet takes an important decision. He

(i) moved to London.
(ii) decided to stay in his country only.
(iii) would move after some days.
(iv) would try his career at home country only.

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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)

And both that morning equally lay in leaves no step had trodden black. Oh, i kept the first for another day ! Yet knowing how way leads on to way, i doubted if i should ever come back.

(a) in the stanza both stands for

(i) roads.
(ii) the poet and the listener.
(iii) the road and the forest.
(iv) the left and the right road.

(b) The poet decided that

(i) he would take the second road and leave the first one for some other day.
(ii) he would take that road which was taken by all.
(iii) he would go back and decide later on.
(iv) he could not take a decision.

(c) leaves no step had trodden black. implies

(i) that the road was not taken by anyone.
(ii) that it was a dirty road and not safe to be taken.
(iii) that it was a deserted one.
(iv) none of the above

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)

And both that morning equally lay in leaves no step had trodden black. Oh, i kept the first for another day ! Yet knowing how way leads on to way, i doubted if i should ever come back.

(a) i kept the first for another day ! conveys that

(i) the poet has taken the second road and wished to take the first road some other day.
(ii) the poet ultimately found the first road a wrong choice and decided to leave it.
(iii) the poet was not sure about the first road.
(iv) there was no second thought.

(b) i should ever come back conveys that

(i) the poet was sure to come back and take the first road.
(ii) the poet doubted if he would ever be able to return and walk over the second road since he knew how a way leads to another way.
(iii) he had taken a right decision and he was satisfied with that.
(iv) one day or the other he would return.

(c) His decision was

(i) right.
(ii) wrong.
(iii) neither right nor wrong.
(iv) it was too early to say anything.

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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)

Two roads diverged in a yellow wood, And sorry i could not travel both And be one traveller, long i stood And looked down one as far as i could
To where it bent in the undergrowth ;

(a) Choose the best answer stating the poet's state of mind.

(i) The poet was sure which road he had to take.
(ii) The poet found it difficult to decide which road he should take.
(iii) The poet wanted someone to guide him which road he should take.
(iv) He was in a confused state of mind.

(b) it was a difficult decision for him to take because

(i) both the roads were equally fair and promising.
(ii) he wanted to take both the roads.
(iii) without walking on a road, destination can't be predicted.
(iv) (i) and (ii)

(c) The poet felt sorry

(i) because he could not decide which road he should take.
(ii) because he desired to travel on both the roads but he could not.
(iii) for his wrong decision.
(iv) (i) and (ii)

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