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:
- drives all joy away
- cruel eye outworn (of the Teacher)
- 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?
- Nor can I sit in a roofless classroom when it is raining.
- Nor can I learn anything at school though teachers go on lecturing and explaining.
- 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.