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CBSE Notes 2011-2012 » IX-English

The Seven Ages

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Multiple choice question

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(CBSE (CCE) Examination, 2010)

Then a soldier Full of strange oaths and bearded like the
pard, Jealous in honour, sudden and quick in
quarrel, Seeking in the bubble reputation
Even in the canon's mouth

(a) The pard is a symbol of
(i) humility.
(ii) fierceness.
(iii) jealousy.
(iv) love.

(b) The poetic device used in the second line is

(i) a metaphor.
(ii) a simile.
(iii) an alliteration.
(iv) an irony.

(c) The soldier seeks his moment Of glory

(i) through death on the battlefield.
(ii) through his acts of chivarly.
(iii) by rescuing a maiden in distress.
(iv) making great promises of valour.

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Multiple choice question

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(CBSE (CCE) Examination, 2010)

\And then the lover, Sighing like furnace, with a woeful ballad
Made to his mistress, eyebrow. Then a soldier.
Full of strange oaths, and bearded like the pard,
Jealous in honour, sudden and quick in quarrel,
Seeking the bubble reputation.

(a) Why does the lover sigh like a furnace ?

(i) it is too hot.
(ii) it is too cold.
(iii) He is angry.
(iv) He is in love.

(b) Explain a woeful ballad.

(i) a love song
(ii) a happy song
(iii) a song of praise
(iv) a sad song

(c) Who is the soldier compared to ?

(i) a lion
(ii) a leopard
(iii) a tiger
(iv) a brave man

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And then the justice, in fair round belly with good capon lined,
With eyes severe and beard of formal cut, Full of wise saws and modern instances
And so plays his part.

(a) The patriarch's belly has been described as

(i) flat.
(ii) round.
(iii) bloated.
(iv) ripped.

(b) His eyes have been described as being
(i) mischievous,
(ii) intense.
(iii) sparkling.
(iv) brooding.

(c) He has been characterised as being

(i) stupid.
(ii) wise.
(iii) opportunist,
(iv) pompous.

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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 :
(CBSE (CCE) Examination, 2010)

Then a soldier Full of strange oaths and bearded like the pard,
Jealous in honour, sudden and quick in quarrel,
Seeking in the bubble reputation Even in the cannon's mouth

(a) To which stage of life does the soldier belong ?

(i) second stage
(ii) third stage
(iii) fourth stage
(iv) fifth stage

(b) The bubble symbolises the

(i) delicate life.
(ii) sophisticated life.
(iii) short life.
(iv) transparent life.

(c) Cannon's mouth means
(i) easy situations.
(ii) favourable situation.
(iii) tough situations.
(iv) deadly situation.

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 :
(CBSE (CCE) Examination, 2010)

Then a soldier Full of strange oaths and bearded like the
pard, Jealous in honour, sudden and quick in quarrel,
Seeking in the bubble reputation Even in the cannons mouth

(a) Which figure of speech is used in the line bearded like a pard ?

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

(b) The synonym of jealous is

(i) zealous.
(ii) courageous.
(iii) envious.
(iv) suspicious.

(c) What does the man seek at this age ?

(i) beard
(ii) power
(iii) reputation
(iv) jealousy

On the basis of your understanding of the poem 'The Seven Ages', answer the following questions by t...

Multiple choice question

On the basis of your understanding of the poem 'The Seven Ages', answer the following
questions by ticking the correct choice. (CBSE Textbook)

(a) All the world*s stage is an extended metaphor for .

(i) the life shown in well known plays
(ii) seeing the well known plays
(iii) life of well known actors
(iv) life Of man that comes to an end

(b) All have their exits and their entrances. Exits and entrances refer
to .

(i) birth and death
(ii) beginning and end of play
(iii) coming and going of actors
(iv) the end of the Shakespearean era

(c) The seven roles that a man plays correspond to his .

(i) chronological age in life
(ii) desires
(iii) mental age in life
(iv) idea of a perfect life

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