Poetry Comprehension Practice Test 5

Poetry Comprehension Practice Test 5

 

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

How soon hath Time, the subtle thief of youth, (1)
Stol’n on his wing my three-and-twentieth year! (2)
My hasting days fly on with full career,
But my late spring no bud or blossom shew’th.
Perhaps my semblance might deceive the truth
That I to manhood am arriv’d so near;
And inward ripeness doth much less appear,
That some more timely-happy spirits endu’th
Yet be it less or more, or soon or slow,
It shall be still in strictest measure ev’n
To that same lot, however mean or high
Toward which time leads me, and the will of Heav’n.

 

1. The poet presents ‘Time’ as a/an
(1) spirit
(2) enemy
(3) friend
(4) thief

Ans. 4

2. The poet regrets that
(1) he has not attained inner maturity
(2) his teachers are not happy with his progress
(3) his academic progress has been very slow
(4) he is not popular with his peers

Ans. 1

3. The poet envies his friends because they
(1) have achieved name and fame
(2) are popular with their friends
(3) are blessed with robust health
(4) have attained inward ripeness

Ans. 4

4. The inner maturity the poet longs for will come
(1) with the help of peers
(2) with the help of teachers
(3) by the will of God
(4) through hard work

Ans. 3

 

5. The poet isĀ  ___________ about his future

(1) pessimistic (2) cynical
(3) unconcerned
(4) optimistic

Ans. 4

6. The ‘figure of speech’ used in lines 1 and 2 is
(1) a hyperbole
(2) personification
(3) an irony
(4) a simile

Ans. 1