Poetry Comprehension Practice Test 8

Poetry Comprehension Practice Test 8

 

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

So he spoke, mildly Sohrab heard his voice
The mighty voice of Rustum and he saw
His giant figure planted on the sand
Sole, like some single tower, which a chief
Hath builded on the waste in former years
Against the robbers; and he saw that Head,
Streak’d with its first grey hairs, hope filled his soul,
And he ran forward and embraced his knees,
And clasp’d his hand within his own,.

1. The figure of speech used in lines 3 and 4 is
(1) simile
(2) metonymy
(3) metaphor
(4) personification

Ans. 1

2. Name the literary device used In:
he saw that head Streak’d with its first grey hairs’.
(1) Alliteration
(2) Contrast
(3) Simile
(4) Imagery

Ans. 4

3. The encounter between Rustum and Sohrab took place
(1) in a desert
(2) in a forest
(3) in a valley
(4) on the seashore

Ans. 1

4. The description of Rustum’s physical appearance shows that he was
(1) young
(2) middle-aged
(3) a teenager
(4) old

Ans. 2

5. The way Sohrab reacted when he saw Rustum shows that
(1) he was utterly confused
(2) he was overcome with grief
(3) he was enraged when he saw Rustum
(4) he felt great love and admiration for him

Ans. 4

6. The poet describes Rustum’s voice as
(1) shrill
(2) loud
(3) powerful
(4) booming

Ans. 3