Friday, September 15, 2017

CBSE Class 7/ Class 8 / class 9 - Reading Comprehension - Unseen Poem - 6 (#cbseNotes)

Reading Comprehension - Unseen Poem - 6

CBSE Class 7/ Class 8 / class 9 - Reading Comprehension - Unseen Poem - 6 (#cbseNotes)

Question: Read the poem carefully and answer the questions by choosing the correct option:

Beggarly Heart

When the heart is hard and parched up,
come upon me with a shower of mercy.
When grace is lost from life,
come with a burst of song.
When tumultuous work raises its din on
                all sides shutting me out from

beyond, come to me, my Lord of silence,
                with your peace and rest.

When my beggarly heart sits crouched, 
                       shut up in a corner,
break open the door, my King,
                 and come with the ceremony of a king.

When desire blinds the mind with delusion and dust,
                O you holy one,

You wakeful, come with your light
                 and your thunder

Rabindranath Tagore

(a) Through this poem, the poet begs God to
(i) end the famine.
(ii) come to his help in times of need.
(iii) punish the offenders.
(iv) forgive the sinners.

(b) He prays that when his heart becomes dry, He should
(i) punish him.
(ii) send a doctor to him.
(iii) use magic to cure him.
(iv) shower mercy on him.

(c) He asks God to come with a burst of song when
(i) the grace is lost from his life.
(ii) the people ask for it.
(iii) the singers disappear from the earth.
(iv) he feels bored.

(d) When he faces loud or uproarious noise all around him, he wants God to give him
(i) peace and rest.
(ii) courage to complain against it.
(iii) sense to enjoy it.
(iv) ways to avoid it.

(e) The poet addresses the God as his
(i)   friend
(ii)  foe
(iii) king
(iv)  enemy

(f) The poet says that when desire blinds his mind, he hopes God to come to help him with
(i) His forgiveness.
(ii) provision of more desires.
(iii) His light and thunder.
(iv) fulfillment of all the desires.

(g) The synonym of ‘chaotic ’as given in the passage is:
(i) crouched
(ii) tumultuous
(iii) parched
(iv) delusion

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