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CBSE Notes 2011-2012 » VIII-English

The School Boy

O ! Father and Mother, if buds are nip'd, And blossoms blown away, And if the tender plants are stri...

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O ! Father and Mother, if buds are nip'd,
And blossoms blown away,
And if the tender plants are strip'd
Of their joy in the springing day,
By sorrow and cares dismay.
1. The poet of this poem is
(a) R.N. Tagore (b) William Blake
(c) T.S. Eliot (d) Zulfikar Ghose.
2. Whose parents are being referred to here ?
(a) the bird's parents (b) all parents
(c) of the poet (d) of the school-boy.
3. The phrase 'tender plants' refers to
(a) the young plants (b) the young birds
(c) the young children (d) the tender buds.
4. The word strip'd means
(a) deprived (b) uprooted
(c) cut (d) watered

"How shall the summer arise in joy, Or the summer fruits appear ?" 1. The poet of the above lines is...

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"How shall the summer arise in joy,
Or the summer fruits appear ?"
1. The poet of the above lines is
(a) William Blake (b) Zulfikar Ghose
(c) R.N. T'agore (d) T.S. Eliot.
2. The 'summer' in the passage refers to
(a) season (b) childhood
(c) heat (d) youth.
3. The phrase 'summer fruits' refers to
(a) the production of summer season (b) some special fruits
(c) beautiful deeds done by the youth (d) the people,
4. The word 'arise' in the passage means the same as
(a) get up (b) increase
(c) stop (d) emerge.

I love to rise in a summer morn, When the birds sing on every tree ; The distant huntsman winds his ...

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I love to rise in a summer morn,
When the birds sing on every tree ;
The distant huntsman winds his horn,
And the skylark sings with me.
O! what sweet company.
1. The birds sing in
(a) summer (b) winter
(c) rainy season (d) autumn,
2. On a summer morning the poet sings w
(a) the hunter's horn (b) the birds
(c) the skylark (d) the summer
3. The summer morning is full of
(a) birds (b) hunters
(c) music (d) skylarks
4, The word 'winds' means
(a) airs (b) sounds by blowing of horn
(c) fans (d) songs.

But to go to school in a summer morn, O ! it drives all joy away ; Under a cruel eye outworn, The li...

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But to go to school in a summer morn,
O ! it drives all joy away ;
Under a cruel eye outworn,
The little ones spend the day,
In sighing and dismay.
1. The poet doesn't like.... in summer
(a) the morning (b) to go to school
(c) the little ones (d) a cruel eye.
2. The teachers at the school are
(a) learned (b) kind
(c) cruel (d) hateful.
3. Those in 'sighing and dismay' are
(a) the poets (b) the little children
(c) the teachers (d) the schools.
4. The word opposite to 'kind' in the passage is
(a) drives (b) outworn
(c) sighing (d) cruel.

Ah ! then at times I drooping sit, And spend many an anxious hour. Nor in my book can I take delight...

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Ah ! then at times I drooping sit,
And spend many an anxious hour.
Nor in my book can I take delight,
Nor sit in learning's bower,
Worn tb.ro' with the dreary shower.
1.At times the school boy sits drooping because
(a) he is always unhappy (b) he does not want to study
(c) the atmosphere in the class is not good (d) he has dropped something,
2.He cannot take delight in his books because
(a) he is attracted towards nature (b) he is dull
(c) he doesn't like to study (d) the books are uninteresting.
3.The speaker in the poem is
(a) very happy (b)unhappy
(c) playing (d) enjoying.
4.The word anxious means
(a) carefree (b) playful
(c) happy (d) worried.

How can the bird that is born for joy, Sit in a cage and sing. How can a child when fears annoy, But...

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How can the bird that is born for joy,
Sit in a cage and sing.
How can a child when fears annoy,
But droop his tender wing,
And forget his youthful spring.
1. The passage is about
(a) an aged man (b) a bird
(c) a school-boy (d) a baby.
2. According to the poet the birds are in this world for
(a) song (b)joy
(c) cage (d) fear.
3. A fearful child
(a) becomes sad (b) quarrels
(c) laughs (d) studies.
4. The word 'spring' refers to
(a) anxiety (b) fear
(c) freshness (d) love.

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