Poetry Comprehension Practice Test 6

Poetry Comprehension Practice Test 6

 

Directions (Q. 1-6): Read the extract given below and answer the questions that follow by selecting the correct/most appropriate options.

I love the Brooks which down their channels fret,

Even more than when I tripped lightly as they;
The innocent brightness of a new-born Day
Is lovely yet
The Clouds that gather round the setting sun
Do take a sober colouring from an eye
That hath kept watch o’er man’s mortality:
Another race hath been, and other palms are won.
Thanks to the human heart by which we live,
Thanks to its tenderness, it’s joys, and fears,
To me the meanest flower that blows can give
Thoughts that do often lie too deep for tears.

 

1. The poet loves the brooks:
(1) now more than when he was young
(2) as they are overflowing their banks.
(3) because he to0 can run briskly like them,
(4) because they flow between their banks.

Ans. 1

2. The clouds around the setting sun make the poet
(1) happy
(3) sad
(2) curious
(4) thoughtful

Ans. 4

3. During his lifetime, the poet has thought about:
(1) the dawn of the new day.
(2) the mortal nature of man.
(3) the love in human heart.
(4) the rat race of men.

Ans. 2

4. Today the poet is thankful for:
A. the human heart which is full of joys and sorrows.
B. the beauty of the meanest flower
C. the palms won by him in the race of life.
Which of the above are true?
(1) A and C
(2) B and C
(3) A, B and C
(4) A and B

Ans. 4

5. The figure of speech used in line 1 is
(1) metaphor
(2) irony
(3) personification
(4) simile

Ans. 3

6. “The innocent brightness” is an example of
(1) synecdoche
(2) irony
(3) transferred epithet
(4) metonymy

Ans. 3