Poetry Comprehension Practice Test 18
Directions (Q. 1-6): Read the poem given below and answer the questions that follow by selecting the most appropriate option.
Our world is always changing,
From ocean depths to mountain peaks,
Mother Nature moves and speaks.
While telling stories of our past
She tries to teach us how to last.
Mankind, so smart, sometimes blind
Leaves common sense far behind.
We’re moving fast and living large,
Forgetting she’s the one in charge.
Amazed when she rings our bell,
Sending us through living hell.
She can twist our steel, shake any city,
If her wrath you feel, we shall pity.
Yet some who speak on her behalf,
I fear just seek the golden calf.
It’s true, we must treat her right,
Or we will incur a deadly plight.
Treat her with distinction
Or surely face extinction!
1. ‘If her wrath you feel’. Here “wrath” means
2. When she ‘rings our bell’ it is nature’s way of
(1) expressing her discontentment
(2) warning mankind against his actions
(3) showing her generosity
(4) seeking compensation from humans
3. ‘I fear just seek the golden calf’ means Mankind’s
(1) Showing his protective instinct
(2) Indulging his exploitative greed
(3) Recognising the value of nature
(4) Conserving natural resources to an extreme
4. ‘Rhyme-Time Riddles’ where the question is a riddle and the answer is a rhyme, is an activity where students practise and study the
(1) poet’s message
(2) central theme
(4) superficial meanings
5. The poetic device used in the line ‘Mother Nature moves and speaks’ is
6. The line ‘Moving fast and living large’ means that do
(1) nature has become self-destructive
(2) man has become a victim of natural forces
(3) nature continues to support man in spite of his greed
(4) man is ruthlessly exploiting his environment