Thursday, 13 September 2012

CBSE Class 9 - English (Comm.) - CH7 - The Road Not Taken

The Road Not Taken
MCQs
The poem is a metaphor about the dilemma of taking decisions that we have to make in our lives.
Q1(CBSE 2010): Read the following extract and choose the correct option:
Two roads diverged in a yellow wood,
And sorry I could not travel both
And be one traveller, long I stood
To where it bent in the undergrowth


1. The poet is standing : 
 
    (a) at a crossing
    (b) at a crossing in the autumn season
    (c) where two roads cross
    (d) in a forest

2. He sees before him :

   (a) a yellow forest and roads
   (b) two roads crossing
   (c) a dense forest
   (d) two roads diverging in a forest

3. His desire at this moment is to :

   (a) cross the road
   (b) travel further
   (c) travel on both the roads
   (d) see the forest

Answers:
 1: (c) where two roads cross
 2: (d) two roads diverging in a forest
 3: (c) travel on both the roads

Q2(CBSE 2011): Read the extract and answer the following questions by choosing the most appropriate options.

I took the one less travelled by,
And that has made all the difference.

1. The speaker of the above extract is __________ .

(a) William Wordsworth
(b) P.B. Shelley
(c) John Keats
(d) Robert Frost

2. The road in the poem stands for __________ .

(a) a long tedious journey
(b) challenges
(c) choices in life
(d) forward movement

3. The second line of the extract means __________ . 

(a) The speaker regrets his choice
(b) The choice has changed life for the worse
(c) The choice has made him what he is __ a famous poet

Answers:
1. (d) Robert Frost
2. (c) choices in life
3. (c) The choice has made him what he is __ a famous poet


Listen to the poem in Frost's own voice




Q3(CBSE 2011): Read the extract and answer the following questions by choosing the most appropriate options.
Two roads diverged in a yellow wood,
And sorry I could not travel both

1. The phrase `yellow wood‟ here refers to ___________

(a) a wood painted yellow
(b) autumnal forest
(c) trees with infected flowers
(d) wood which is yellow in colour

2. The poet regrets that _________________________ 

(a) he could not travel on both the roads simultaneously
(b) he has become old
(c) the roads are covered with thick undergrowth
(d) the paths are not clearly visible  

3. The poet finally chooses the road ___________________ 

(a) which has been travelled by many
(b) which looks more attractive
(c) which very few have trodden on
(d) which has less grass

Answers:
1. (b) autumnal forest
2. (a) he could not travel on both the roads simultaneously
3. (c) which very few have trodden on


☛See also:
The Road Not Taken (Summary)
The Road Not Taken (Q & A)


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