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CBSE Class 8 English - MCQ and Online Tests- Poem - Unit 5 - The School Boy

CBSE Class 8 English – MCQ and Online Tests – Poem – Unit 5 – The School Boy

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CBSE Class 8 English – MCQ and Online Tests – Poem – Unit 5 – The School Boy

Question 1.
Who is the poet of the poem “The School Boy”?
(a) William Blake
(b) Thomas Wilde
(c) Rabindranath Tagore
(d) T.S. Eliot


Answer: (a) William Blake

Question 2.
Who does he compare himself to when he says “How can a child when fears annoy, But droop his tender wing, And forget his youthful spring.”?
(a) Book
(b) Flower
(c) Nip in the bud
(d) Caged bird


Answer: (d) Caged bird

Question 3.
“Nor in my _____ can I take delight”
(a) Book
(b) Learning bower
(c) Dreary shower
(d) All of the Above


Answer: (a) Book

Question 4.
What drives all the joy away?
(a) Caged bird
(b) Nip in the bud
(c) Blown blossoms
(d) School on a summer morning


Answer: (d) School on a summer morning

Question 5.
What does the boy like about the huntsman?
(a) Sound of his horn
(b) Hunting skills
(c) His personality
(d) All of the Above


Answer: (a) Sound of his horn

Question 6.
Who is he talking to when he says “if buds are nip’d…”
(a) His parents
(b) Teacher
(c) Caged bird
(d) All of the Above


Answer: (a) His parents

Question 7.
How shall the summer arise in joy, Or the summer fruits appear if _____.
(a) Buds are nipped
(b) Blossoms are blown
(c) Plants are stripped
(d) All of the Above


Answer: (d) All of the Above

Question 8.
“I _____ to rise on a sunday morn”
(a) Hate
(b) Despise
(c) Regret
(d) Love


Answer: (d) Love

Question 9.
“The little ones spend the day, in _____ and _____”
(a) Sighing, dismay
(b) Happiness, glory
(c) Happiness, joy
(d) Sighing, sorrow


Answer: (a) Sighing, dismay

Question 10.
Who sings along with the school boy?
(a) His parents
(b) Huntsman
(c) Skylark
(d) His friends


Answer: (c) Skylark


I love to rise in a summer morn,
When the birds sing on every tree ;
The distant huntsman winds his horn,
And the skylark sings with me.
O ! what sweet company.

Question 1.
On a summer morning the poet sings with
(a) the hunter’s horn
(b) the birds
(c) the skylark
(d) the summer.


Answer: (c) the skylark

Question 2.
The summer morning is full of
(a) birds
(b) hunters
(c) music
(d) skylarks


Answer: (c) music

Question 3.
The birds sing in
(a) summer
(b) winter
(c) rainy season
(d) autumn.


Answer: (a) summer

Question 4.
The word ‘winds’ means
(a) airs
(b) sounds by blowing of horn
(c) fans
(d) songs.


Answer: (b) sounds by blowing of horn


Ah ! then at times I drooping sit,
And spend many an anxious hour.
Nor in my book can I take delight,
Nor sit in learning’s bower,
Worn thro’ with the dreary shower.

Question 1.
He cannot take delight in his books because
(a) he is attracted towards nature
(b) he is dull
(c) he doesn’t like to study
(d) the books are uninteresting.


Answer: (a) he is attracted towards nature

Question 2.
The speaker in the poem is
(a) very happy
(b) unhappy
(c) playing
(d) enjoying.


Answer: (b) unhappy

Question 3.
The word anxious means
(a) carefree
(b) playful
(c) happy
(d) worried.


Answer: (d) worried.

Question 4.
At times the school boy sits drooping because
(a) he is always unhappy
(b) he does not want to study
(c) the atmosphere in the class is not good
(d) he has dropped something, good


Answer: (c) the atmosphere in the class is not good


O ! Father and Mother, if buds are nip’d,
And blossoms blown away,
And if the tender plants are strip’d
Of their joy in the springing day,
By sorrow and cares dismay.

Question 1.
Whose parents are being referred to here?
(a) the bird’s parents
(b) all parents
(c) of the poet
(d) of the school-boy.


Answer: (d) of the school-boy.

Question 2.
The phrase ‘tender plants’ refers to
(a) the young plants
(b) the young birds
(c) the young children
(d) the tender buds.


Answer: (c) the young children

Question 3.
The word strip’d means
(a) deprived
(b) uprooted
(c) cut
(d) watered.


Answer: (a) deprived

Question 4.
The poet of this poem is
(a) R.N. Tagore
(b) William Blake
(c) T.S. Eliot
(d) Zulfikar Ghose.


Answer: (b) William Blake



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