Snapshots The Summer of the Beautiful - Practice Papers 5

 CBSE Class 11 English Core

Section D
Practice Paper

Question No. 9

Read the following extract and write the options that you consider the most appropriate in your answer sheet.

  1. A Photograph
    1. Now she’s been dead nearly as many years As that girl lived. And of this circumstance
      There is nothing to say at all.
      Its silence silences.
      1. “This Circumstance” stands for the moment .........
        1. made by the poet.
        2. entertained by the photographer
        3. captured by the camera.
        4. escaped from the sea waves.
      2. Its silence silences means
        1. Which is all pervading
        2. which is not pervading
        3. which bothers everyone
        4. which is not good for human beings.
      3. Circumstances means ...
        1. problems
        2. the external conditions that affect an action.
        3. opportunities
        4. none of these
    2. A sweet face.
      My mother’s that was before I was born. And the sea, which appears to have changed less, Washed their terribly transient feet.
      1. The time referred to here is the time before the birth of the ........
        1. poet’s mother
        2. poet’s father
        3. poet
        4. photographer
      2. Which / who has not changed much?
        1. Sweet face of mother
        2. photograph
        3. sea
        4. beaches and hotels.
      3. The last line shows a contrast between the sea and ...........
        1. the animals
        2. the human beings
        3. the forest
        4. the rivers
      4. Trace a word from the extract which mean “Momentary”.
        1. Terribly
        2. Appears
        3. Transient
        4. change
  2. The Voice of the Rain.
    1. And who art thou? said I to the soft ­falling shower, Which, strange to tell, gave me an answer, as here translated. I am the poem of Earth, said the Voice of the rain, Eternal I rise impalable out of the land and the bottomless sea,
      1. Who does 'thou' referred to here?
      2. What is strange about the rain?
      3. Why does 'rain' call it self the 'Poem of the earth'?
      4. Which Figure of Speech is used in the line ' I am the poem of Earth'?
    2. And forever, by day and night, I give back life to my own origin, And make pure and beautify it; (for song, issuing from its birth place, after fulfilment, wandering Reck’d or unreck’d, duly with love returns)
  3. Childhood
    1. When did my childhood go?
      was it the time I realised that adults were not
      all they seemed to be,
      They talked of love and preached of love,
       But did not act so lovingly,
      was that the day!
      1. Name the Poet of the above lines.
      2. What did poet realise about adults?
      3. Why is the poet feeling sorry?
      4. Trace the word from the extract which means to teach moral values.
    2. Where did my childhood go?
      It went to some forgotton place,
      That’s hidden in an infant’s face,
      That’s all I know.
      1. Where did the poet in childhood go?
      2. Why does the poet call it a forgotten place?
      3. Find out the word which means the same as 'hidden'.
  4. Father to Son
    1. We speak like strangers, there’s no sign of understanding in the air
      1. This child is built to my design
      2. How can the poet's behaviour be descirbed here?
      3. Shaping from sorrow a new love explain
      4. Find out a word from the passage which means the same as 'grief'.
        Yet what he loves I cannot share.
        1. Who does he ‘refer’ to here?
        2. Why do 'they speak like strangers'
        3. Why is the poet sad here?
    2. I would have him prodigal, returning to
      His father's house, the home he knew,
      Rather than see him make and move.
      His would I would for give him too,
      Shaping from sorrow a new love.
      1. What does the father want his son to do?