MP Board Class 10th General English Important Extracts from Poems
Two extracts from different poems from the book will be asked, from which you will have to answer one. Each extract will be followed by two or three questions.
Read the following extracts carefully and answer the questions given below them.
Ring out the old, ring in the new,
Ring, happy bells, across the snow;
The year is going, let him go;
Ring out the false, ring in the true.
Ring out the grief that saps the mind,
For those that here we see no more;
Ring out the feud of rich and poor,
Ring in redress to all mankind.
(a) Name the poet.
(b) The grief ……………. the mind.
(i) saves (ii) saps
(c) Feud means :
(i) quarrels (ii) friendship
(a) The poet is Alfred Lord Tennyson.
(b) (ii) saps.
(c) (i) quarrels.
One angry moment often does
What we repent for years;
It works the wrong we ne’er make right
By sorrow or by tears.
The hand of peace is frank and warm,
And soft as ring dove’s wing;
And he who quells an angry thought
Is greater than a king.
(a) The angry moment often makes us :
(i) to remember it (ii) to repent
(b) It works the wrong we never make :
(i) left (ii) right
(c) Name the poem.
(a) (ii) to repent,
(b) (ii) right.
Up ! up ! my Friend, and quit your books;
Or surely you’ll grow double :
Up ! Up! my Friend and clear your looks;
Why all this toil and trouble?
I The sun, above the mountain’s head,
A freshening luster mellow
Through all the long green fields has spread,
His first sweet evening yellow.
(a) The poet wants us to leave our :
(i) books (ii) looks
(b) ‘Toil’ means :
(i) pain (ii) hard work
(c) Name the poet.
(a) (i) books.
(b) (ii) hard work.
(c) (iii) The poet is William Wordsworth.
I saw you toss the kites on high
And blow the birds about the sky;
And all around I heard you pass,
Like ladies’ skirts across the grass
O wind, a-blowing all day long,
O wind, that sings so loud a song !
(a) About whom is the poet talking :
(i) the sky (ii) the wind
(b) The wind blows for :
(i) whole day (ii) whole night
(c) Who is the poet?
(a) (ii) the wind.
(b) (i) whole day.
(c) The poem is written by Virginia Wolf.
In your hearts the birds and sunshine,
In your thoughts, the brooklets flow,
But in mine is the wind of autumn.
And the first fall of snow.
(a) In the hearts of the children there is :
(i) the moon and stars (ii) the birds and sunshine
(b) In the thoughts of the poet flows :
(i) brooklets (ii) the wind of autumn
(c) Name the poem.
(a) (ii) the birds and sunshine.
(b) (ii) the wind of autumn.