Monday, March 11, 2013

CBSE Class 10 - English (C) - Unseen Passage with MCQs

Unseen Passage with MCQs

Q(CBSE 2010): Read the poem carefully. Choose the right option from the list of options given for each of the questions:

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When my shoulders are bent,
Saddled
With burdens
Of life;
When I am tired
So tired
(And when) I think, now - that now
my knees will give in,
a small little poem comes
and stands in front of me
holds my hand and says :
Give me your burden,
Come, give it to me,
my poet.


1. The ‘burden’ here refers to
(a) a heavy sack
(b) adversities that have plagued him
(c) his haversack
(d) none of the above


2. The word ‘tired’ here refers to
(a) fatigue
(b) the loss of will to carry on any further
(c) disillusionment
(d) the result of being exposed to the scorching sun



3. The saviour that gives him temporary reprieve is
(a) God
(b) a bystander
(c) outpourings of the heart in the format of a poem
(d) friendship


4. The central idea of the poem is
(a) when a person is down and out he can take refuge in poetry
(b) he can unburden and give vent to his feelings by penning a few lines
(c) he can curl up with a book of poems
(d) none of the above


5. An apt title would be

(a) Never lose hope
(b) Fortitude
(c) Burden
(d) Saviour


Answers:
1: (b) adversities that have plagued him
2: (b) the loss of will to carry on any further [Hint: see stanza "I think, now - that now my knees will give in..."]
3: (c) outpourings of the heart in the format of a poem 
4: (b) he can unburden and give vent to his feelings by penning a few lines


5: (d) Saviour (Poem acts as saviour, question 3 gives hint)

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