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When I set out for Lyonnesse (Thomas Hardy)

When I set out for Lyonnesse A hundred miles away, The rime was on the spray ; And starlight lit my ...

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When I set out for Lyonnesse
A hundred miles away,
The rime was on the spray ;
And starlight lit my lonesomeness
1. Lyonnesse is
(a) a beautiful river (b) a beautiful hill
(c) a country in the legends (d) an imaginary name,
2. The poet of the poem is
(a) Thomas Hardy (b) R.N. Tagore
(c) Edward Lear (d) William Blake.
3. The leaves were covered by
(a) ice (b) frost
(c) dust (d) dirt.
4. The poet felt
(a) happy (b) angry
(c) depressed (d) excited.

When I set out for Lyonnesse A hundred miles away. What would bechance at Lyonnesse While I should s...

Multiple choice question

When I set out for Lyonnesse
A hundred miles away.
What would bechance at Lyonnesse
While I should sojourn there,
1. The poet was thinking
(a) about the beauty of Lyonnesse (b) what might happen there
(c) about the cold weather (d) about God.
2. The poet was going to stay
(a) in a forest (b) in a village
(c) in a Church (d) in Lyonnesse.
3. The poet thought about Lyonnesse
(a) with fear (b) with excitement
(c) with suspicion (d) with pleasure.
4. The word 'bechance' means
(a) happen (b) meet
(c) chance (d) by chance.

No prophet durst declare ; Nor did the wisest wizard guess What would bechance at Lyonnesse While I ...

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No prophet durst declare ;
Nor did the wisest wizard guess
What would bechance at Lyonnesse
While I should sojourn there.
1. No one could predict
(a) what might happen tomorrow (b) how the wizard would act
(c) what might happen at Lyonnesse (d) what had happened earlier.
2. The poet was going to
(a) meet a wise man (b) a wizard's house
(c) stay at Lyonnesse (d) declare like a prophet.
3. A wizard is
(a) a clever person (b) a magician
(c) a learned man (d) a fearful person
The word 'sojourn' means the same as
(a) silence (b) shake
(c) solar (d) stay.

"When I returned from Lyonnesse With magic in my eyes, All marked with mute surmise My radiance rare...

Multiple choice question

"When I returned from Lyonnesse
With magic in my eyes,
All marked with mute surmise
My radiance rare and fathomless,
When I returned from Lyonnesse
With magic in my eyes."
1. 'I' in the passage refers to
(a) the poet (b) Lyonnesse
(c) wizard (d) prophet.
2. The 'magic in the eyes' shows that the narrator was
(a) afraid (b) thrilled
(c) filled with excitement (d) filled with mystery.
3. The eyes were filled with
(a) fear (b) excitement
(c) a glow (d) happiness
4. The word 'radiance' means
(a) radial (b) glow
(c) brilliance (d) mystery.

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