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CBSE Class 8 English - MCQ and Online Tests- Poem - Unit 1 - The Ant and the Cricket

CBSE Class 8 English – MCQ and Online Tests –  Poem – Unit 1 – The Ant and the Cricket

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CBSE Class 8 English – MCQ and Online Tests – Poem – Unit 1 – The Ant and the Cricket

Question 1.
Did he wish to repay the ant?
(a) Yes
(b) No
(c) Maybe
(d) Not mentioned in the poem


Answer: (a) Yes

Question 2.
What would he die of, if the ant didn’t help him?
(a) Starvation and famine
(b) Starvation and sorrow
(c) Starvation and poverty
(d) Starvation and weakness


Answer: (b) Starvation and sorrow

Question 3.
What did he want from the ant?
(a) Mouthful of grain
(b) Shelter from rain
(c) New clothes
(d) Only a and b


Answer: (d) Only a and b

Question 4.
When did the cricket begin to complain?
(a) Summers and spring
(b) When he was drenched in rain
(c) When he found his cupboard was empty
(d) All of the above


Answer: (c) When he found his cupboard was empty

Question 5.
Whose fables is the poem “The Ant and The Cricket” adapted from?
(a) Rudyard Kipling
(b) Paulo Coelho
(c) Dan Brown
(d) Aesop


Answer: (d) Aesop

Question 6.
What did the ant advise him to do all winter?
(a) Sing
(b) Dance
(c) Sleep
(d) Rest


Answer: (b) Dance

Question 7.
Who said “I am your servant and friend”?(a) ant
(b) cricket
(c) both
(d) no one


Answer: (a) ant

Question 8.
The poet has described the cricket as-
(a) Silly
(b) Young
(c) Accustomed to sing
(d) All of the above


Answer: (d) All of the above

Question 9.
What was the policy of the ants?
(a) Never borrow, never lend
(b) Always give and take
(c) Share and grow
(d) None of the above


Answer: (a) Never borrow, never lend

Question 10.
Which word is closest to the meaning ‘scarcity of food’?
(a) Sarvation
(b) Hunger
(c) Misery
(d) Famine


Answer: (d) Famine


A silly young cricket, accustomed to sing
Through the warm, sunny months of gay summer and spring,
Began to complain when he found that, at home,
His cupboard was empty, and winter was come.

Question 1.
The two qualities Of the Cricket described here are
(a) foolish and a singer
(b) wise and a singer
(c) foolish and a writer
(d) intelligent and a speaker.


Answer: (a) foolish and a singer

Question 2.
The passage is taken from
(a) Geography Lesson
(c) The Ant and the Cricket
(b) On the Grasshopper and Cricket
(d) The Duck and the Kangaroo.


Answer: (c) The Ant and the Cricket

Question 3.
‘Accustomed to’ means
(a) happy
(b) unhappy
(c) used to
(d) irritated.


Answer: (c) used to

Question 4.
The weather in the poem is
(a) warm and gay
(b) cold and dry
(c) rainy and stormy
(d) hot and sunny.


Answer: (b) cold and dry


At last by starvation and famine made bold,
All dripping with wet, and all trembling with cold,
Away he set off to a miserly ant,
To see if, to keep him alive, he would grant

Question 1.
Why was he ‘dripping with wet’ ?
(a) It was raining hard.
(b) He had dived in a pond.
(c) He had no shelter.
(d) He had taken a bath.


Answer: (c) He had no shelter.

Question 2.
Who was suffering from starvation and famine ?
(a) the Ant
(b) the Cricket
(c) the poet
(d) a man.


Answer: (b) the Cricket

Question 3.
What does the word ‘grant’ mean ?
(a) kind
(b) generous
(c) take
(d) give.


Answer: (d) give.

Question 4.
What did he expect to get from the miserly ant ?
(a) good advice
(b) food
(c) shelter
(d) food and shelter.


Answer: (d) food and shelter.


Says the ant to the
cricket, “I’m your servant
and friend,
But we ants never
borrow ; we ants never
But tell me, dear cricket,
did you lay nothing by
When the weather was
warm ?” Quoth the cricket,
“Not I !

Question 1.
What do the ants not do according to the passage?
(a) don’t borrow
(b) neither borrow nor lend
(c) don’t lend
(d) don’t help.


Answer: (b) neither borrow nor lend

Question 2.
The ant scolded the Cricket because
(a) he never lent
(b) he never borrowed
(c) he never saved
(d) he was foolish.


Answer: (c) he never saved

Question 3.
The word ‘Quoth’ means
(a) wept
(b) laughed
(c) said
(d) asked.


Answer: (c) said

Question 4.
What do you think that of the ant’s behaviour ? What was it like ?
(a) a servant
(b) a friend
(c) both
(d) neither


Answer: (d) neither


Thus ending, he hastily lifted the wicket,
And out of the door turned the poor little cricket.
Folks call this a fable. I’ll warrant it true :
Some crickets have four legs, and some have two.

Question 1.
Why did he lift the wicket ?
(a) because it was so light.
(b) because he was tired.
(c) because he wanted his visitor to go.
(d) because it was cold.


Answer: (c) because he wanted his visitor to go.

Question 2.
Who lifted the wicket ?
(a) the Ant
(b) the Cricket
(c) the poet
(d) a man.


Answer: (a) the Ant

Question 3.
The word ‘fable’ here means
(a) able
(b) poem
(c) epilogue
(d) story with a moral.


Answer: (d) story with a moral.

Question 4.
What does the poet mean when he says that ‘some crickets have two legs’ ?
(a) These are some strange crickets with two legs.
(b) The poet dislikes all crickets.
(c) The poet is referring to people who do not save for a rainy day.
(d) All men are crickets with two legs.


Answer: (c) The poet is referring to people who do not save for a rainy day.



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