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CBSE Notes 2011-2012 » IX-English

The Road Not Taken

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 be one traveller, long i stood And looked down one as far as i could To where it bent in the undergrowth ;

(a) Explain : long i stood...

(i) The poet took a long time to make up his mind as to which road he should take.
(ii) The poet was waiting for someone to accompany him.
(iii) The poet was too weak to take a decision.
(iv) He stood for a long time.

(b) The road bent in the undergrowth implies

(i) the poet could not see the end of the roads as they bent in the wood.
(ii) the poet was not sure about the direction and the ultimate destination.
(iii) if the roads were not bent the poet could take the decision easily.
(iv) (i) and (ii)

(c) The first road

(i) appeared well trodden and beaten by use.
(ii) was to be taken by the poet.
(iii) was the right one to be chosen.
(iv) symbolised failure.

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