Poetry Comprehension Practice Test 11

Poetry Comprehension Practice Test 11

 

Directions (Q. 91-96): Read the given poem and answer the questions that follow
by selecting the most appropriate option.

I want to be with people who submerge
in the task, who go into the fields of harvest

3. and work in a row and pass the bags along,
who are not parlour generals and field deserters but move in common rhythm

6. when the food must come in or the fire be put out. The work of the world is common as mud. Botched, it smears the hands, crumbles to dust.

9. But the thing worth doing well done
has a shape that satisfies, clean and evident.
Greek amphoras for wine and oil,

12. Hopi vases that held corn, are put in museums
but you know they were made to be used.
The pitcher cries for water to carry

15. and the person for work that is real.

 

1. The poet seems to admire ___
(1) parlour generals
(2) field deserters
(3) farm workers
(4) wage earners

Ans. 3

2. What is common between parlour generals and field deserters?
(1) Both love to work.
(2) Both of them love fighting.
(3) Both enjoy respect in society.
(4) Neither of them fights.

Ans. 4

3. What happens when work with mud gets botched?
(1) It leads to satisfaction.
(2) It is abandoned
(3) Hands get dirty.
(4) No one pays for it

Ans. 3

4. The figure of speech used in lines 12-14 is
(1) personification
(2) Metaphor
(3) alliteration
(4) irony

Ans. 4

5. Mud in the hands of a good craftsman becomes ____
(1) a useful article edi diw bo
(2) a museum piece
(3) an expensive article
(4) a work of art

Ans. 1

6. Amphoras, vases and pitchers are metaphors for
(1) useful human labour
(2) antique art
(3) pride in wealth
(4) items of luxury

Ans. 1