Reading Comprehension-Poetry (CTET Paper-I English): Questions 1 - 4 of 124

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Passage

The Laburnum Top is silent, quite still

in the afternoon yellow September sunlight,

A few leaves yellowing, all its seeds fallen

Till the goldfinch comes, with a twitching chirrup

A suddeness, a startlement, at a branch end

Then, sleek as a lizard and alert and abrupt,

She enters the thickness, and a machine starts up

Of Chitterings, and of tremor of wings, and trillings

The whole tree trembles and thrills

It is the engine of her family.

She stokes it full, then flirts out to a branch end

Showing her barred face identity mask

Then with cerie delicate whistle chirrup whisperings

She launches away, towards the infinite

And the laburnum subsides to empty

– Ted Hughes

Question number: 1 (1 of 6 Based on Passage) Show Passage

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Question

The poet ‘Ted Hughes’ got the inspiration by …. to compose the poem.

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Choice (4) Response

a.

the relationship between goldfinch and the poet

b.

the romantic pro-nature poet

c.

the top of laburnum

d.

Question does not provide sufficient data or is vague

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What do you notice about the beginning of the poem?

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Choice (4) Response

a.

Activity of some goldfinches

b.

The laburnum top is silent and still

c.

Sunlight has added the beauty of laburnum

d.

Some laburnum were getting yellowish gradully

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Question

The line ‘A suddeness, a statlement at a branch end’ contains-

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Choice (4) Response

a.

Personification

b.

Alliteration

c.

Hyperbole

d.

Smile

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Question

The engine of the bird’s family has appeared as a mother goldfinch who has brought food for her babies. She is the engine of her family, which means she is working to provide nutrition to the family just like an engine which is the major part of a machine, with various sounds.

Choices

Choice (4) Response

a.

the image of the engine of her family

b.

the striped face of the goldfinch

c.

the rays of sunlight

d.

The engine of the bird’s family has appeared as a mother goldfinch who has brought food for her babies. She is the engine of her family, which means she is working to provide nutrition to the family just like an engine which is the major part of a machine, with various sounds.

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