Poetry Comprehension Practice Test 20

Poetry Comprehension Practice Test 20

 

(Q. 1-6): Read the poem given below and answer the questions that follow by selecting the most appropriate option.

Human Nature

Is it human nature
to desire forbidden fruit,
to hunger for a blossom
so obsessed with passion
that we forget the pain,
which inevitably arises
once we tease ourselves
with the thought of it
or taste a tiny part of it,
and it becomes the predator
eating at us like a carnivore
that saves the head for last
savouring the brain to feed its own
and we, still craving illicit nectars
enjoying the fact that it is devouring us?

C.J. Grant
1. Another word in the poem that suggests ‘forbidden’ is
(1) obsess
(2) savour
(2) crave
(4) illicit

Ans. 4

2. “It becomes the predator” means
(1) strong emotions influence one negatively
(2) pursuit of happiness
(3) being cautious against outside influences
(4) being strong and positive against any

Ans. 1

3. An example of personification in the poem is
(1) saves the head
(3) illicit nectar
(2) tease ourselves
(4) like a carnivore

Ans. 1

4. “Eating at us like a carnivore” refers to
(1) being attacked by a wild beast
(2) being attacked by a human enemy
(3) being eaten up by an unknown entity
(4) exerting a strong influence

Ans. 4
5. “We, still craving illicit nectar” can be explained by focusing on the word
(1) we
(2) illicit
(3) craving
(4) nectar

Ans. 2

6. A synonym for the word ‘savouring’ is
(1) Smelling
(2) Experiencing
(3) Flavouring
(4) Avoiding

Ans. 2