NCERT Class 10/MCQ Questions for Class 12 English Flamingo Poem 1 My Mother at Sixty-six Sample Test,Sample questions

Question:
‘Children spilling out’ is an

1. simile

2.metaphor

3.personification

4. transferred epithet


Question:
‘Trees sprinting’ is a poetic device. It is

1.(a) personification

2.alliteration

3.repetition

4.simile


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:
Kamala Das was an

1.Bengali

2.Punjabi

3.Keralite

4.Gujarati


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’ (c)

3. Driving from my parent’s home

4.None


Question:
She said to her mother

1.goodbye

2.au revoir

3.good morning go

4.see you soon, Amma


Question:
She soon put that thought out of her mind and

1.smiled

2. laughed heartily

3.cried bitterly

4.ooked out of the window


Question:
She was going to

1.Goa

2.Mumbai

3.Cochin

4.Kolkata


Question:
Smile and smile and smile is

1.alliteration

2.repetition

3.simile

4.metaphor


Question:
The image of merry children has been brought out by the narrator in order to

1.show energy and exuberance of young children

2.to show the children playing

3.to show the children playing pranks

4.to compare with herself


Question:
The mother’s old age and lack of energy is a depiction of

1.the poet’s helplessness in old age

2. joy and fun of old age

3. bonding of mother with family members

4.sickness and ill-health


Question:
The narrator again compared her mother too

1.summer’s sun

2.rain clouds

3.late winter’s moon

4.trees and plants


Question:
The narrator is only using her smile to

1.cover up her pain

2.make herself happy

3.to make her mother happy

4.to make her father happy


Question:
The person in the car, beside the poetess, was,

1.her aunt

2.her niece

3.her uncle

4.her mother


Question:
The poem is made up of

1.twenty lines

2.a single sentence

3.ten stanzas

4. five stanzas


Question:
The poetess says her mother looked pale like a

1.corpse

2.ghost

3.malnourished child

4.anaemic person


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

1.Pangs of headache (b) P (c) (d)

2.Pangs of stomachache

3.Pangs of knee pain

4.Pangs of heartache


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:
When the narrator looked at her mother again she felt a pang of

1. her familiar ache

2.guilt

3.heartache

4.a headache


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

1.metaphor

2.simile

3.alliteration

4.Personification


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