Reading Comprehension-Poetry (CTET (Central Teacher Eligibility Test) Paper-I English): Questions 5 - 11 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: 5 (5 of 6 Based on Passage) Show Passage

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Question

Laburnum is a kind of -

Choices

Choice (4) Response

a.

the golden chain tree. A commonly found tree with golden flowers that hand in bunches

b.

a strange bird which is short fly itself

c.

rays of sunlight

d.

sweetmeat which is served after meal

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

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What do you notice about the beginning of the poem?

Choices

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

Passage

Oh, I wish I’d looked after me teeth,

And spotted the dangers beneath

All the toffees I chewed,

And the sweet sticky food.

Oh, I wish I’d looked after me teeth.

I wish I’d been that much more willin’

When I had more tooth there than fillin’

To give up gobstoppers.

From respect to me choppers,

And to buy something else with me shillin’.

When I think of the lollies I licked

And the liquorice all sorts I picked,

Sherbet dabs, big and little,

All that hard peanut brittle,

My conscience gets horribly pricked.

My mother, she told me no end,

‘If you got a tooth, you got a friend. ‘

I was young then, and careless,

My toothbrush was hairless,

I never had much time to spend.

Oh I showed them the toothpaste all right,

I flashed it about late at night,

But up and down brishin’

And pokin’ and fussin’

Didn’t seem worth the time I would bite!

If I’d known I was paving the way

To cavities, caps and decay,

The murder of fillin’s,

Injections and drillin’s,

I’d have thrown all me shebet away.

So I lie in the old dentist’s chair,

And I gaze up his nose in despair,

And his drill it do whine

In these molars of mine.

‘Two amalgam, ’ he’ll say, ‘for in there. ‘

How I laughed at my mother’s false teeth,

As they foamed in the waters beneath.

But now comes the reckonin’

It’s methey are beckonin’

Oh, I wish I’d looked after me teeth.

- Pam Ayres

Question number: 7 (1 of 6 Based on Passage) Show Passage

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Question

What is the title of the poem -

Choices

Choice (4) Response

a.

‘Oh, I wish I’d A Lot of Wealth

b.

‘Oh, I wish I’d Looked After Me Teeth’

c.

‘Oh, I wish I’d Looked After My Friend’

d.

None of the above

Question number: 8 (2 of 6 Based on Passage) Show Passage

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The title, ‘Oh, I wish I’d Looked After Me Teeth’, explains-

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Choice (4) Response

a.

pleasure

b.

humour

c.

regret

d.

longing

Question number: 9 (3 of 6 Based on Passage) Show Passage

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Question

The poet went to a ……… for the treatment-

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Choice (4) Response

a.

surgeon

b.

doctor

c.

dental college

d.

dentist

Question number: 10 (4 of 6 Based on Passage) Show Passage

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Question

The tone of the narrator is one of -

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Choice (4) Response

a.

sorrow

b.

nostalgia

c.

regret

d.

joy

Question number: 11 (5 of 6 Based on Passage) Show Passage

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Question

The conscience of the speaker pricks her as she has-

Choices

Choice (4) Response

a.

been fun loving

b.

been careless

c.

been ignorant

d.

been rude

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