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Answer the appreciation question.
The best little scrub by the side of the rill. What is meant by scrub?
(A) Big trees
(B) Bushes and small trees
(C) Grass
(D) Tall trees

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“O no! it is an ever fixed mark
That looks on tempests and is never shaken”
What does the poet compare ‘true love’ to, ?
(A) An ocean
(B) A cyclone
(C) A Light house 
(D) A tempest

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A mirror of his changing moods
Now sure, now steeped in thought.
Who does the word “his” refer to?
.(A) the Poet
(B) the Shilpi
(C) the Tourist
(D) the Dramatist

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Betrays me back, till the heart of me weeps to belong
To the old Sunday evenings at home,
Who does the word ‘me’ refer to?
(A) The Poet D.H. Lawrence
(B) The Poet H.W. Longfellow
(C) Archibald Lampman
(D) Douglas Malloch

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We pierce your bosom with swords and spears
And you dress our wounds with oil and balsom.
What does the word ‘you’ refer to?
(A) Water
(B) Earth
(C) Trees
(D) Man

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With the teacups circling round me like the planets round the sun.
Why are the teacups circling?
(A) Because of heavy gravitational force
(B) Because of lack of gravitational force
(C) Because the speaker is dancing in circles
(D) Because the teacups fell off the hand

In the world’s broad field ,of battle,
In the bivouac of life.
What is the meaning of the phrase “Bivouac of life”?
(A) A simple temporary stay in this world
(B) A permanent peaceful life in this world
(C) A pitiable life in this world
(D) A grand palace in this world

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‘O Ye wheels’
‘Stop! be silent for today’.
Identify the speaker of these lines
(A) The children working in mines
(B) The children working in their houses
(C) The children playing in the street
(D) School-going children

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“On the day of Sicilian July, with Etna Smoking
The voice of Education said to me ….. ”
In these lines,
The word “Etna” refers to——.
(A) Volcano
(B) River
(C) Mountain
(D) City

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In the world’s broad field of battle,
In the bivovac of Life,
What is the meaning of the phrase “Bivovac of life”?
(A) A grand palace in the world
(B) A pitiable life in the world
(C) A simple temporary life in the world
(D) A permanent life in the world

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What is the meaning for ‘Muskie’?
(A) a type of Rose that smells like musk
(B) a type of Lilly that smells like musk
(C) a type of Jasmine that smells like musk
(D) a type of Sunflower that smells like musk

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Complete the following poetic lines by choosing the correct option given below.
A child sitting under the Piano in the boom of the tingling —–
(A) rings
(B) strings
(C) springs
(D) brings

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“And in the valleys I have observed your tranquility”
‘I’ refers to
(A) D. H. Lawrence
(B) Shakespeare
(C) Wordsworth
(D) Ghalil Gibran

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Choose the correct meaning of the word Underlined.
“As humble plants by country hedgerows growing that treasure up the rain” What are  “humble plants“?
(A) beautiful plants
(B) ordinary plants
(C) extraordinary plants
(D) rare plants

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“Someone was before me at my water-trough,
And I like a second comer, waiting”.
Who was the second comer?
Pick out the correct answer from the options given below :
(A) D.H. Lawrence
(B) Lewis Carroll
(C) William Wordsworth
(D) Walt Whitman

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Read the poetic line and select answer for the question from the options given below:
‘And not like a Craven, I Pray’
The word ‘Craven’ means——-.
(A) Selfish
(B) Brave
(C) Coward
(D) Shy

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From “going for water”
“Like pearls and now a silver blade”
The river seems to be silver because——
Choose the correct answer from the given options :
(A) reflection of silver
(B) reflection of stars
(C) reflection of moon light
(D) reflection of sunlight

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Read the poetic lines and select and answer the question from options given below :
Let me say : There they ride on whom laurel’s bestowed.
Since they played the game better than I.
On whom are the laurels bestowed?
(A) to participants
(B) to luck people
(C) to winners
(D) to players

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“If you can’t be a Muskie, then just be a bass –
But the liveliest bass in the lake!”
What does the word bass mean?
Find out from the following options :
(A) Frog
(B) Snake
(C) Fish
(D) Duck

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What does H.W. Longfellow want to tell us in his poem ‘A Psalm of Life’-‘
Pick out the correct answer from the following options :
(A) Our present life is real
(B) Life is to mourn
(C) Life is unreal
(D) Life is a dream

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‘I thought how paltry, how vulgar.
What a mean act’? What is referred to as a ‘mean act’?
(A) throwing a log at the snake
(B) killing the albatross
(C) bringing water
(D) allowing the snake to leave

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‘To live unknown beyond the cherished circle’
The phrase ‘Cherished Circle’ refers to—–
(A) a big circle
(B) family members and friends
(C) memorable days
(D) dead people

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“I try my best to be
A mother like the mom you were to me”.
Find out the option that best explains the meaning of these lines.
(A) The speaker does not want to be a mother like her own mother
(B) The speaker compares her mother to her concept of an ideal mother
(C) The speaker wants to be a mother for her child like any other mother
(D) The speaker always tries hard to emulate her mother and considers her as her role model

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In the poem “O Captain! My Captain!”, What does Whitman mean by the line, “the prize we sought is won”?
(A) The North and South America got integrated
(B) The prosperity of USA had been secured
(C) The military sovereignty had been assured
(D) The safety and security of USA had been ensured

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What does the poet wish for his country in the following lines?
“Where the world has not been broken up into fragments/By narrow domestic walls”
(A) fearlessness and dignity
(B) freedom from domestic violence
(C) equality and harmony
(D) parochial attitude

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If you can’t be a muskie. then just be a bass.
What does the underlined word from the poem “Be the Best” refer to?
(A) A type of rose
(B) A type of lilly
(C) A type of lotus
(D) A type of animal

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“O listen! for the vale profound
Is over flowing with the sound”.
Here the poet stops to listen to the song because
(A) the song is deep
(B) the song is arresting
(C) the song is domineering
(D) the song is ordinary

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In the poem “Our Local Team”, Who played a significant and convincing role?
(A) The ‘snoring’ captain
(B) The ‘demon’ bowler
(C) The ‘slogger’ batsman
(D) The ‘biased’ umpire

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Which among the responses best explains the following line : “Day light will be on the switch and winter under rock”.
(A) Daylight will restrict the damaging impact of winter
(B) Winter’s chillness will be under the lock of the daylight’s heat
(C) Daylight will be turned on when winter is kept under lock
(D) There will be a continuous switching over from day to night, and there will not be any changing seasons

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What did the “Last man in” in the story “Our Local Team” do and what was the umpire’s reaction?
(A) The Last man hit a sixer and the umpired raised his indicating finger
(B) The Last man hit a boundary and the umpire levelled his hands on both sides
(C) The Last man hit a boundary with his pad and was given L.B.W.
(D) The Last man hit a boundary with his pad but the umpire maintained telling ‘Not Out’

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“I care not where the skies begin”.
Find out the option closest in meaning to the above line.
(A) The migrant birds have many limitations
(B) The birds have got a jurisdiction in the sky
(C) The birds have got boundaries within which they can fly
(D) The birds can have limitless jurisdiction and abundant freedom

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In the poem, “The Solitary Reaper”, Wordsworth addresses this song to one ‘Solitary Highland Lass’. What does, the poet mean by the word, ‘Highland’?
(A) England
(B) Ireland
(C) Scotland
(D) Iceland

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If you can’meet with triumph and disaster;
And treat those two impostors just the same:-
Find out the word nearest opposite in meaning to ‘Impostor’ from the options.
(A) Pretender
(B) Quack
(C) Expert
(D) Sham

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‘Dust thou art, to dust returnest,
Was not spoken of the soul’.
Which of the following options best explains the above lines?
(A) We are born from the dust and we return to dust
(B) Human life is not immortal
(C) The question of mortality does not apply to soul
(D) The soul-is dead when the body is dead

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Steady throb
Then staccato rhythm
Harmonic cacophony to oblivious ears.
What is the meaning of the underlined word?
(A) Mellifluous music
(B) Rowing notes
(C) Melodious but noisy music
(D) Irregular and jarring notes

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Who do you think is these lines addressed to:
You cannot rob us of the rights we cherish,
Nor turn our thoughts away
From the bright picture of a ‘women’s mission’
Our hearts portray
(A) An individual reader
(B) Tho poet’s companion
(C) Society at large
(D) A particular misogynist group

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In the poem “Going for Water”, why did the children have to go to the brook?
(A) To relish the sylvan atmosphere in the dense woods
(B) Because the well was dry beside the door
(C) To enjoy the natural beauty of the brook
(D) To find whether there is water in the brook

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Only bloodshot eyes betray
Deep pride, then reverence,
Lo! God in man’s image.
Who is referred to as “God in man’s image” in the above lines?
(A) Goldsmith
(B) Divine Artist
(C) Sculptor
(D) Blacksmith

Find out the meaning of the underlined word in the following lines from Sonnet No. 116 :
“Let me not to the marriage of true minds Admit Impediments …….
(A) Obstacles
(B) Victory
(C) Success
(D) Happiness

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“Good luck is around the corner” : What does this line suggest in the poem “Keep your spirits High”?
(A) Do anticipate luck
(B) Do think that luck would favour you
(C) Be positive and optimistic in all your attitudes
(D) Do have the frame of mind that you are fortune’s minion

“The present seems all dreary
The future very grim“.
The Underlined words mean …….. and …….. respectively.
(A) confusing and dark
(B) dear and lovely
(C) boring and sad
(D) damp and weak

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“But he’s locked in a concrete cell,
His strength behind bars”·
Which animal is kept in cage pathetically which would have been marching with the grandeur and ferocity in its natural habitat?
(A) A Lion
(B) A Bear
(C) A Fox
(D) A Tiger

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Read the lines and choose the answer to fill the blank from the options given below :
“O! ye wheels
Stop be silent to-day”,
The children want the wheels to stop because ——
(A) they want to repair the wheels.
(B) they want to break the wheels.
(C) they are very weary and tired.
(D) they have to oil the wheels.

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“Was out of work-had sold his traps”
The word ‘traps’ in this line means
(A) Two-wheeled bullock carts
(B) Two-wheeled tractor
(C) Two-wheeled horse carriage
(D) Two-wheeled bicycle

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Citizens of those border states –
Brothers of her brother’s sons
What is mentioned through the line “Brothers of her brother’s sons”?
(A) National brotherhood
(B) Regional brotherhood
(C) Universal brotherhood
(D) Interstate brotherhood

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The knocking softens, fades to a mild judicious tap.
What is the knocking sound?
(A) Knocking at the door
(B) Carving of the statue
(C) Hitting the ball
(D) Boxing at the nose

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A child sitting under the Piano, in the boom of the tingling strings.
The child mentioned in the poem is——
(A) The Poet’s Child
(B) A Child on the Road
(C) The Poet himself
(D) The Singer’s Child

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Love’s not time’s fool, though rosy lips and cheeks within his bending sickle’s compass come;
These lines refers to the —–
(A) Destructive power of love
(B) Destructive power of time
(C) Permanency of external beauty
(D) Constructive power of beauty

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Where the world has not been broken up into fragments by narrow domestic walls
What world does the poet dream of?
(A) Broken world with fragmented walls
(B) Unbroken world with fragmented walls
(C) The world without fragmented domestic walls
(D) Broken world with narrow minded people

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“And I thought of the albatross”
What is an albatross?
(A) a humming bird
(B) a fish
(C) a sea-bird
(D) a sea-animal

Explanation

albatross –> a sea-bird common in the Pacific and Southern Oceans.

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But once within the wood, we paused
Like gnomes that hid us from the moon.
In the above quoted lines gnomes mean——
(A) Fire flies
(B) Dwarfs
(C) A large African antelope
(D) Small-two-winged flies

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‘On the day of Sicilian July, with Etna smoking’. What is the ‘Etna’?
(A) an earthquake
(B) a tsunami affected city
(C) a volcanic mountain
(D) a tempest

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Read the given poetic lines and answer the question that follows :
“A Geode can split to reveal
A dazzling sight to view!”
When does a Geode split? It splits when——.
(A) it is broken with a stone
(B) flung against a wall
(C) water seeps inside it
(D) dried in the hot sun

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If you can’t be a muskie, then just be a bass But the liveliest bass in the lake.
In the above lines what does the word ‘muskie’ mean?
(A) a Sweet smelling substance obtained from a cat
(B) grapevine
(C) a type of rose
(D) a large north American rodent

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Identify the right option :
The poem, ‘Beautiful inside’ conveys the idea that——
(A) anything that is buried deep into the earth is beautiful
(B) a golden heart lies concealed within the rough appearance
(C) a sweet smile on the face hides the villainous heart
(D) apparel decides the man

“Where the world has not been broken up into fragments by narrow domestic walls”
Name the poet who dreamt of a world with equality and harmony.
(A) Ruskin Bond
(B) Robert Frost
(C) Rabindranath Tagore
(D) Walt Whitman

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Read the poetic line and answer the question given below : .
The globe’s my world. The cloud’s my kin.
Who claims the globe?
(A) Snake
(B) Migrant bird
(C) Tiger in the zoo
(D) Bat

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“Yes; quaint and curious war is!
You shoot a fellow down”
What is the meaning of the phrase “quaint and curious war” is
(A) war is strange and old – fashioned
(B) war is praise worthy
(C) war is condemnable
(D) war is essential

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Match the following words· from Shakespeare’s English in Column A with their modern English equivalents in Column B :

Column A Column B
(a) doth 1. you
(b) thy 2. do
(c) thou 3. your
(d) dost 4. does

(a) (b) (c) (d)
(A) 4 3 1 2
(B) 2 1 3 4
(C) 2 1 4 3
(D) 4 3 2 1

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“The ship is anchor’d safe and sound, its voyage closed and done,
From fearful trip the victor ship comes in with object won;”
What does Walt Whitman refer by ‘object won’?
(A) the end of voyage
(B) the end Of the trip
(C) the end of a battle
(D) the end of the civil war

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Identify the meaning of the underlined word in this poetic line :
“If you can’t be a muskie, then just be a bass”.
(A) a small stream
(B) an edible fish
(C) a small box
(D) a type of rose