The School Boy – NCERT Solutions

Q. Find three or four words/phrases in stanza 1 that reflect the child’s happiness and joy.

Ans. The words/phrases that reflect the child’s happiness are the song of birds and the skylark, and the sound of hunter’s horn.

Q. In stanza 2, the mood changes. Which words/phrases reflect the changed mood?

Ans. The words/phrases reflecting the child’s mood are:

  1. drives all joy away
  2. cruel eye outworn (of the Teacher)
  3. sighing and dismay.

Q. ‘A cruel eye outworn (stanza 2)’ refers to

  • the classroom which is shabby/noisy
  • the lessons which are difficult/uninteresting
  • The dull/uninspiring life at school with lots of work and no play.

Mark the answer that you consider right.

Ans. The dull/uninspiring life at school with lots of work and no play.

Q. ‘Nor sit in learning’s bower worn thro’ with the dreary shower’ Which of the following is a close paraphrase of the lines above?

  1. Nor can I sit in a roofless classroom when it is raining.
  2. Nor can I learn anything at school though teachers go on lecturing and explaining.
  3. Nor can I sit in the school garden for fear of getting wet in the rain.

Ans. Nor can I learn anything at school though teachers go on lecturing and explaining.

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