English/CBES Board(Class 12-English)MCQ Questions with Answers(Poem 1 My mother at sixty six)-Flamingo book Sample Test,Sample questions

Question:
 What do the parting words See you soon Amma signify?

1.her carelessness

2.Her optimistic farewell full of cheerfulness

3.she bids goodbye like this

4.she is in a hurry


Question:
How is the imagery of 'young trees and merry children’ a contrast to the mother?

1.mother is old in comparison to the trees and children

2.mother is like ash while the trees are green and children are happy

3.like spring and autumn season

4.Mother's health-hopelessness and trees and merry children- youthfulness and hope


Question:
In which languages has Kamla Das written stories and novels?

1.English and Tamil

2.English and Hindi

3.English and Urdu

4.English and Malayalam


Question:
Who is the poet of this poem?

1.John Keats

2.Rudyard Kipling

3.William Wordsworth

4.Kamala Das


Question:
Name the poetic devices used in the poem.

1.metaphor

2.similie

3.alliteration

4.all of these


Question:
Quote an example of a metaphor used in the poem.

1.as a late winter's moon

2.Trees sprinting, the merry children spilling out of their homes

3.Driving from my parent’s home

4.None


Question:
Quote an example of a simile used in the poem.

1.familiar ache

2.like that of a corpse

3.wan and pale

4.the merry children


Question:
Quote an example of alliteration used in the poem.

1.like ashen

2.smile, smile and smile

3.Friday morning

4.None of these


Question:
Quote an example of personification used in the poem.

1.sprinting trees

2.home to cochin

3.airport's security check

4.All of these


Question:
What did the poet realize with pain?

1.her mother's appearance like a corpse

2.she is inconsiderate

3.old age is pleasant

4.she has duties


Question:
What do the running trees signify?

1.fast moving appearance

2.speed of the moving car

3.fast moving change in human life from childhood to old age

4.none


Question:
What does 'ashen face ' signify?

1.colour of face

2.face is covered with ash

3.Pale and lifeless face of poet's mother

4.to show ugly face


Question:
What does the expression smile, smile and smile signify?

1.poet was going home and was elated

2.poet was happy

3.poet was hopeless

4.poet's desperate efforts to hide her fears


Question:
What does the narrative single sentence style of the poem highlight?

1.Poet's feelings

2.Poet's insecurities

3.poet's thoughts

4.poet’s intertwining thoughts


Question:
What does the poem revolve around?

1.poet's fears

2.poet's love for her mother

3.Theme of old age

4.All of these


Question:
What does the poet notice outside the car ?

1.sprinting trees and running children

2.schools and roads

3.other vehicles

4.many people on the road


Question:
What does the poet's smile signify in the poem?

1.Her assurance to mother and helplessness inside

2.she has a responsibility

3. she has to do her duty first

4.she is a loving daughter


Question:
What does this narrative style of the poem signify?

1.differing thoughts

2.many thoughts

3. contrasting thoughts

4.a single thread of thought mixed with harsh realities


Question:
What is her work known for?

1.for its originality, versatility and flavour of the soil

2.for its popularity

3. for its style

4.for the expressions used


Question:
What is the distinctive feature of the poem?

1.its metaphors

2.simile used

3.alliteration used

4.narrative style using a single sentence in a set of 14 lines


Question:
What is the familiar ache?

1.her childhood fear of losing her mother

2.her mother's weak health

3.her duties

4.her helplessness


Question:
What is the kind of pain and ache that the poet feels?

1.Losing her mother

2.heart attack

3.headache

4.children screaming at her


Question:
What is the main idea of the poem?

1.Painful old age

2.discolouration of skin

3.carelessness of a daughter

4.lack of strength


Question:
What is the significance of the title My Mother at Sixty Six?

1.Poet’s fear of losing her old mother

2.Poet’s fear of moving fast

3.Poet’s inability to express her feelings

4. All of these


Question:
What is the tone of the poem towards the end?

1.sad

2.hopeless

3.cheerful

4.resignation with acceptance


Question:
What is the universality of the theme of the poem?

1.death is a truth

2.Life is a reality

3.everyone is happy

4.to show old age


Question:
What pangs did she feel when she looked at her mother?

1.Pangs of headache

2.Pangs of stomachache

3.Pangs of knee pain

4.Pangs of heartache


Question:
What question arises from the complexity of the situation in the poem?

1.what to do in old age

2.how to take care of one’s skin

3.how to drive

4.How to strike a balance between duties and responsibilities


Question:
What was the expression of the poet's face while parting from her mother?

1.satirical

2.funny

3.sad

4.smiling


Question:
What was the poet's childhood fear?

1.Parting from her husband

2.Parting from her friends

3.Parting from her siblings

4.losing her mother


Question:
What were the words she used while parting from her mother?

1.See you soon Ba

2.See you soon beeji

3.See you soon mata ji

4.See you soon, amma


Question:
What worried the poet when she looked at her mother?

1.her face

2.her broken arm

3.her loving words

4.her declining age


Question:
Which poetic device is used in Trees sprinting-?

1.metaphor

2.simile

3.alliteration

4.Personification


Question:
Which Rhyming scheme is used in the poem?

1.coupled rhyme

2.monorhyme

3.Alternate rhyme

4.free verse


Question:
Who lives at Cochin?

1.Poet

2.Her parents

3.Both A and B

4.None of them


Question:
Whose house the poet was leaving?

1.her friend's house

2.in-law's house

3.her husband's house

4. her parents' house


Question:
Why did the poet look at her mother again?

1.because she was busy

2.because she was going away

3.because she wanted to stay back

4.because of fear and insecurity


Question:
Why does the poet feel parted, upset and sad?

1.because of her fears

2.because she was getting late

3.fear of missing her flight

4.because of her duty towards mother and her own needs


Question:
Why does the poet feel scared?

1.Because of her duties and commitments

2.Because of her job

3.Bcause of her children

4.Because of her mother's deteriorating health


Question:
Why has the poet used the imagery of merry children spilling out of their homes?

1.to show hope

2.to show happiness

3.to show youthfulness of her age

4.to show hope and happiness in children


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