Thursday, July 6, 2017

CBSE Class 7/8/9/10 - Reading Comprehension - Unseen Poem-4 (#cbseNotes)

Reading Comprehension - Unseen Poem-4

CBSE Class 7/8/9/10 - Reading Comprehension - Unseen Poem-4 (#cbseNotes)


INDIAN WEAVERS
Weavers, weaving at break of day,
Why do you weave a garment so gay?
Blue as the wing of a bluebird wild,
We weave the robes of a new-born child.
Weavers, weaving at fall of night,
Why do you weave a garment so bright?
Like the plumes of a peacock, purple and green,
We weave the marriage-veils of a queen.
Weavers, weaving solemn and still,
What do you weave in the moonlight chill?
White as a feather and white as a cloud,
We weave a dead man's funeral shroud.
                                      -Sarojini Naidu

Q: Read the questions given below and write the option you consider the most appropriate in your answer sheet.

(a) What do the weavers weave in the early morning?
(i) a bright blue cloth
(ii) a dull grey cloth
(iii) a soft white cloth
(iv) a red coloured veil



(b) The __________ is purple and green coloured.

(i) dress of the weavers
(ii) dress of a newborn child
(iii) the queen's marriage veil
(iv) the robe of a king


(c) Whom does the poet address in the poem?

(i) weavers
(ii) children
(iii) queens
(iv) all the above


(d) What do the weavers weave in the chilly moonlight?

(i) a garment light as a feather
(ii) a garment meant to cover a dead man
(iii) a garment to keep away the chill
(iv) a garment to wrap a newborn child in

(e) The three stages of life mentioned in the poem are _____________________

(i) infancy, childhood and senility
(ii) infancy, youth and death
(iii) infancy, adolescence, middle age
(iv) childhood, adulthood and senility


Answers:
(a) (i) a bright blue cloth
(b) (iii) the queen's marriage veil
(c) (i) weavers
(d) (ii) a garment meant to cover a dead man
(e) (ii) infancy, youth and death

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