Friday, 27 August 2021

Class 12 - English - Poem - My Mother At Sixty Six - Competency Based Questions (CBQs) (#class12English)(#Class12EnglishPoems)(#eduvictors)

Class 12 - English - Poem - My Mother At Sixty Six - Competency Based Questions (CBQs)

Class 12 - English - Poem - My Mother At Sixty Six - Competency Based Questions (CBQs) (#class12English)(#Class12EnglishPoems)(#eduvictors)


Q1: Read the extract given below and answer the questions that follow.

Driving from my parent’s 

home to Cochin last Friday 

morning, I saw my mother,

beside me,

doze, open mouthed, her face 

ashen like that

of a corpse and realised with pain 

that she was as old as she looked 

but soon

put that thought away....


Name the poet of the above poem?

a) Kamala Das

b) Stephen Spender

c) Sudha Murthy

d) Pablo Neruda


Which of the following option best describes the extract?

a) a conversation

b) an argument

c) a remembrance

d) a plan of action


In which state the poet saw her mother?

a) happy and joy

b) pale and dull

c) calm and contented

d) resentment and pain


The poetic device used in ashen like that of a corpse is:

a) simile 

b) personification 

c) metaphor 

d) imagery 



Q2: Read the extract given below and answer the questions that follow.

And looked out at Young

Trees sprinting, the merry children spilling 

out of their homes, but after the airport’s 

security check, standing a few yards away, 

I looked again at her, wan, pale 

as a late winter’s moon and felt that old 

familiar ache



What did the poet realise?

a) Young trees were blooming

b) her mother was nearing her old age

c) joyous children were playing outside

d) everyone surrounding her was happy and young



The poet, Kamala Das, looks out of the window:

a) to all the trees sprinting 

b) as she was feeling bored.

c) to see the merry children 

d) in an attempt to distract herself 


What do 'sprinting trees' signify?

a) new trees blooming

b) greenery and sunshine outside

c) as we travel past, the standing objects appearing moving

d) spontaneous and happy life overflowing



Q3: Answer the following MCQs from the poem 'My Mother at Sixty Six':


In the poem, My Mother at Sixty-six, all that the poet did was smile and smile and smile... , Her smile is

a) sudden, in response to her mothers. 

b) meaningful and loaded with love.

c) accompanied with tears of farewell. 

d) put on to cheer her mother.


What is the kind of pain and ache that the poet feels?

a)Losing her mother 

b)heart attack 

c)head ache 

d)children screaming at her


What is the main idea of the poem?

a) eternal painful old age and its fears 

b) mother and daughter love 

c) helplessness of a daughter 

d) lack of strength


Answers:

1: a) Kamala Das

2: c) a remembrance

3: b) pale and dull

4: a) simile

5: b) her mother was nearing her old age

6: d) in an attempt to distract herself

7: c) as we travel past, the standing objects appearing moving

8: d) put on to cheer her mother.

9: a)Losing her mother 

10: a) eternal painful old age and its fears

 

👉See Also:

My Mother at Sixty Six (Q & A) 
My Mother at Sixty Six (Comprehension Based Q & A)

Indigo (Q & A-1)   Indigo (Q & A - Part-2)
An elementary classroom in a school (Q & A)

English Literature (Flamingo) - The Last Lesson (Question Bank)
The Last Lesson (MCQs)


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