Poetry Comprehension Practice Test 16

Poetry Comprehension Practice Test 16

 

Directions (Q. 1-6): Read the poem and answer the questions that are followed by selecting the most appropriate option.

Between the Miles

Because existence can become severe
in one day,
Just sense me and I’ll be there.
In the mind’s eye,
I’m not so far away.
If you hold out your hand,
in the whispers,
I’ll become the zephyr….
and besiege you.
If your eye’s upon the stars,
in the crystalline darkness,
I’ll become the moon
And the light shall guide you.
If you rest upon the ground,
in the warmth,
I’ll become the grass
And embrace you.
If you turn outside,
in the wetness,
I’ll become the rain
An upon your forehead, kiss you.
If you free the air,
in the light of day,
I’ll become the sun
And smile for you.
Between the miles-
if you need me
If you need a friend.
Let me be the friend, I want to be.

 

1. ‘The zephyr’ is a
(1) fine quality of cloth
(3) strong stream of air
(2) scent or odour
(4) gentle, mild breeze

Ans. 4

2. An example of a metaphor is
(1) ‘I’ll become the grass’
(2) ‘Between the miles’
(3) ‘I want to be’
(4) ‘If you rest upon the ground’

Ans. 1

3. A synonym of the word ‘besiege’ is
(1) surround
(2) attack
(3) befriend
(4) trap

Ans. 1

4. The theme of the poem is about
(1) separation
(2) relationship
(3) travel
(4) nature

Ans. 2

5. The ‘crystalline darkness’ suggests
(1) black and sombre
(2) in the moonlight
(3) lit up by the stars only
(4) pitch dark and quiet

Ans. 3

6. In the poem, the poet suggests that friendship is unaffected by
(1) individual independence
(2) changing feelings
(3) time and distance
(4) differences in attitude

Ans. 3