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CBSE Notes 2011-2012 » VIII-English

The Duck and the Kangaroo (Edward Lear)

So away they went with a hop and a bound, And they hopped the whole world three times round ; And wh...

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So away they went with a hop and a bound,
And they hopped the whole world three times round ;
And who so happy, - O who,
As the Duck and the Kangaroo ?
1. Who are'they'?
(a) hop and bound (b) world and round
(c) the Duck and the Kangaroo (d) hopped and happy.
2. How long did they travel ?
(a) as long as they could hop (b) as long as they could bound
(c) as long as they were not tired (d) three rounds of the world
3. The Duck and the Kangaroo were happy because
(a) they were such good friends (b) they enjoyed travelling
(c) they liked to hop (d) they liked to bound.
4. A short jump on one foot may be called
(a) a hop (b) a bound
(c) a kangaroo (d) a duck.

Said the Duck, 'As I sat on the rocks, I have thought over that completely, And I bought four pairs ...

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Said the Duck, 'As I sat on the rocks,
I have thought over that completely,
And I bought four pairs of worsted socks
Which fit my web-feet neatly.
1. The Duck sat on the rock thinking
(a) about the ride (b) about Kangaroo
(c) of the objection raised by Kangaroo (d) how to get out of the pond.
2. The Duck bought the socks
(a) to comfort himself (b) to make the feet look better
(c) to cause no trouble to Kangaroo (d) to be fashionable.
3. 'Web-feet' refers to the feet of
(a) the Duck (b) the Kangaroo
(c) the poet (d) the rocks.
4. The word 'neatly' means the same as
(a) well (b) trimly
(c) badly (d) beautifully.

And to keep out the cold I've bought a cloak, And every day a cigar I'll smoke,' All to follow my ow...

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And to keep out the cold I've bought a cloak,
And every day a cigar I'll smoke,'
All to follow my own dear true
Love of a 'Kangaroo !'
1.Who bought the cloak ?
(a) the Kangaroo (b) the Duck
(c) the poet (d) a smoker".
2. Why will he smoke a cigar ?
(a) to keep the cold away (b) he loves to smoke
(c) he is pro-smoking (d) his friend has asked him to smoke.
3. The speaker is doing all this
(a) to marry the Kangaroo (b) to trouble the Kangaroo
(c) to be with the Kangaroo (d) to kill the Kangaroo.
4. The 'Cloak' means
(a) a watch (b) a clock
(c) croak (d) a robe.

Said the Kangaroo, 'I'm ready ! All in the moonlight pale, But to balance me well, dear Duck, sit st...

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Said the Kangaroo, 'I'm ready !
All in the moonlight pale,
But to balance me well, dear Duck, sit steady !
And quite at the end of my tail !'
1. Kangaroo was ready
(a) to marry the Duck (b) to take the Duck for a ride
(c) to give the Duck a cloak (d) to give the Duck a cigar.
2. It was a pale moonlight when
(a) the Kangaroo agreed (b) the Kangaroo refused
(c) the Kangaroo prepared himself and the duck for a ride(d) the Kangaroo and the Duck quarrelled with each other.
3. The Duck was- asked to sit
(a) comfortably (b) quietly
(c) noisily (d) still
4. 'Quite' in the passage means
(a) exactly (b) freely
(c) quietly (d) comfortably.

Said the Duck to the Kangaroo, 'Good gracious ! how you hop ! Over the fields and the water too, As ...

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Said the Duck to the Kangaroo,
'Good gracious ! how you hop !
Over the fields and the water too,
As if you never would stop !
1. Who was it that couldn't hop ?
(a) the Duck (b) the Kangaroo
(c) the frog (d) some other animal.
2. The phrase 'Good gracious' here, shows
(a) shock (b) fear
(c) anger (d) surprise.
3. The one which moves easily 'over the fields and water too' is
(a) the Duck (b) the Kangaroo
(c) the deer (d) the lion.
4. The word 'gracious' means
(a) decent (b) good-looking
(c) kind (d) happy.

My life is a bore in this nasty pond, And I long to go out in the world beyond ! I wish I could hop ...

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My life is a bore in this nasty pond,
And I long to go out in the world beyond !
I wish I could hop like you !'
Said the Duck to the Kangaroo.
1.The word 'My' refers to
(a) the Duck (b) the Kangaroo
(c) the poet (d) none of the above.
2. T lives in
(a) the field (b) the water
(c) the air (d) a nest.
3. The duck wanted
(a) to live in the pond (b) to go beyond the pond
(c) to befriend the Kangaroo (d) to dance
4. The word 'nasty' means
(a) clean (b) fine
(c) prison-like (d) filthy

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