Reading Comprehension (CTET Paper-I English): Questions 126 - 133 of 294

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Passage

Two roads diverged in a yellow wood,

And sorry I could not travel both

And be one traveller, long I stood

And looked down one as far as I could

To where it bent in the undergrowth;

Then, took the other, as just as fair,

And having perhaps the better claim

Because it was grassy and wanted wear,

Though as for that the passing there

Had worn them really about the same,

And both that morning equally lay

In leaves no step had trodeen black.

Oh, I kept the first for another day!

Yet knowing how way leads on to way

I doubted if I should ever come back.

I shall be telling this with a sigh

Somewhere ages and ages hence:

Two roads diverged in a wood, and I,

I took the one less travelled by,

And that has made all the difference.

– Robert Frost

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Question

The poet chooses -

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Choice (4) Response
a.

the road which was less travelled by the people

b.

two roads which diverged in a yellow wood

c.

to sit along near the road side

d.

the unknown road

Passage

Human Nature

Is it human nature

to desire forbidden fruit,

to hunger for a blossom

so obsessed with passion

that we forget the pain,

which inevitably arises

once we tease ourselves

with the thought of it

or taste a tiny part of it,

and it becomes the predator

eating at us like a carnivore

that saves the head for last

savouring the brain to feed its own

and we, still craving illicit nectar

enjoying the fact that it is devouring us?

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An example of personification in the poem is-

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Choice (4) Response
a.

saves the head

b.

tease ourselves

c.

like a carnivore

d.

illicit nectar

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“We, still craving illicit nectar” can be explained by focusing on the word-

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Choice (4) Response
a.

we

b.

illicit

c.

craving

d.

nectar

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Another word in the poem that suggests ‘forbidden’ is -

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Choice (4) Response
a.

savour

b.

illicit

c.

obsess

d.

crave

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“It becomes the predator” means-

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Choice (4) Response
a.

being strong and positive against any threat

b.

being cautions against outside influences

c.

pursuit of happiness

d.

strong emotions influence us negatively

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A synonym for the word ‘savouring’ is -

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Choice (4) Response
a.

experiencing

b.

smelling

c.

avoiding

d.

flavouring

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“Eating at us like a carnivore” refers to-

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Choice (4) Response
a.

being attacked by a human enemy

b.

being attacked by a wild beast

c.

being eaten up by an unknown entity

d.

exerting a strong influence

Passage

The nightingale, that all day long

Had cheered the village with his song

Not yet at eve his note suspended,

Nor yet when eventide was ended,

Began to feel, as well he might,

The keen demands of appetite;

When, looking eagerly around,

He spied far off, upon the ground

A something shining in the dark,

And knew the glow worm by his spark;

So, stooping down from hawthorn top,

He thought to put him in his crop

The worm, aware of his intent,

Harangued him thus, right eloquent

‘Did you admire my lamp, ’ quoth he,

‘As much as I your minstrelsy,

You would abhor to do me wrong,

As much as I to spoil your song;

For’twas the self same power divine,

Taught you to sing, and me to shine;

That you with music, I with light,

Might beautify and cheer the night;

The songster heart his short oration

And warbling out his approbation,

Released him as my story tells,

And found a supper somewhere else.

– William Couper

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Question

What did the nightingale finally decide?

Choices

Choice (4) Response
a.

To keep singing for the whole night

b.

To make the glowworm his supper

c.

To sit and wait for something else

d.

To find his supper somewhere else

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