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Wednesday, January 20, 2010

Questions for 4UM students

Questions 1-8 are based on the poem 'In The Midst of Hardship'.
1.The phrase 'to brave' in line 9 can best be replaced with...........
2.Give the main theme of the poem.
3.Where did the people in the poem go before they returned home?
4.Were they disappointed at their effort? How do you know?
5.Why do you think the poet uses'they approached the stove' in stanza 1,line 3?
6.The act of 'rolling their cigarette leaves' tells us something about them. What is it?
7.The poet uses the ......person point of view to narrate his poem.
8.The moral values of the poem is ........
Questions 9-16 are based on the poem 'He had such quiet eyes'
9.'two pools of lies' refers to........................
10.'eyes that were breathing desolate sighs' means
A.eyes that reflect sadness C.eyes that do not know sadness
B.eyes that only see sadness D.eyes that are ignorant of sadness
11.'to render him paradise' means
A.to take him away from happiness C.to show him heaven
B.to grant him a state of bliss D.to deprive him of heaven
12.in stanza 3, the word 'dice' refers to..................
13.Explain the phrase'Layered with thinnest ice'
14.The theme of the poem is...................
15.Give the moral values of the poem.
16.The poet uses the ..............person point of view in her poem.
Check your answers for the exercise on 'Language devices' given on Wednesday.
walk-tiptoe,toddle,amble,limp,storm,dawdle,saunter,glide,sneak.
run-bolt,gallop,scurry,hasten,sprint,dash,flee,scramble,scuttle.
see-glare,observe,view,skim,stare,squint,scan,wink
Remember to send your answers for the above questions by Sunday,25.1.2010. TQ.CU

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