Topics of Interest English Core
Raj Kumar Parashari 01 Nov, 2019 Views: 357
1. Read the extract below and answer the questions that follows:
It would be an exotic moment
Without rush, without engines,
We would all be together
In a sudden strangeness.
(a) What does ‘it’ refer to? 
(b) Who is the poet speaking to? 
(c) What would be the moment like? 
1. Surely, Shakespeare is wicked, the map a bad example
With ships and sun and love temping them to steal-
For lives that style turn in their cramped holes
Form fog to endless night? On their slag heap, these children
Wear skins peeped throughout by bones and spectacles of steel
With minded glass, like bottle bits on stones.
(a) Why is Shakespeare described as wicked? 
(b) Explain “from fog to endless night’. 
(c) What does the reference to slag heap mean? 
2. Answers any four of the following questions in 50-60 words each:
a. Franz thinks, ‘will they make them sing German, even the pigeons?” What does this tell us about the attitude of the Frenchmen? 
b. Why was the peddler surprised when he knocked on the door of the cottage?
c. What is the sadness that the Poet, Pablo Neruda refers to in the poem, ‘Keeping Quiet’? 
d. What was sadness that the poet, Pablo Neruda refers to in the poem, ‘Keeping Quiet’? 
e. How the Tiger King did acquire his name? 
3. Answer the following questions in 120-150 words:
The story, “the Rat Trap” focuses on human loneliness and the need to bond with others. Explain. 
4. Answer the following questions in 120-150 words.
The bangles-makers of Firozabad make beautiful bangles and make everyone happy but they live and die in squalor. Elaborate. 
Why did Jo disapprove of jack’s ending of the story of Roger Skunk? How did she want it to end?
5.. Answer the following question in 120-150 words.
What also reasons did the stranger give to Mrs. Hall for not being interrupted by anyone? 
6.. Answer the following questions in about 120 words.
Describe the character –sketch of Mrs. Hall.