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CBSE Class 12 English Flamingo Important Questions for Poem 4 A Thing of Beauty

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Important Question for CBSE Class 12 English Flamingo Book Poem 4 A Thing of Beauty

A Thing of Beauty RTCs Questions (1 Marks)

 

1. We have imagined for the mighty dead;
All lovely tales that we have heard or read;
An endless fountain of immortal drink,
Pouring unto us from the heaven’s brink.

(i) The phrase immortal drink refers to
a. blessings of our ancestors
b. the teachings of nature
c. a life-giving force
d. the beauty of heaven

(ii) ‘All lovely tales’ evoke the feeling of
a. Sadness and nostalgia
b. only nostalgia
c. inspiration and pride
d. only pride

(iii) The rhyme scheme of the above extract is
a. aabb
b. abab
c. aaab
d. abbb

(iv) The literary device used by the poet in the following lines is _____. An endless fountain of immortal drink, Pouring unto us from the heaven’s brink.
a. personification
b. allegory
c. imagery
d. synecdoche

2. A thing of beauty is a joy forever
Its loveliness increases, it will never
Pass into nothingness; but will keep
A bower quiet for us, and a sleep
Full of sweet dreams, and health, and quiet breathing.

(i) Name the Poem.
a. An Elementary School
b. My Mother at Sixty-Six
c. A Thing of Beauty
d. Keeping Quiet

(ii) How does a thing of beauty remain a joy forever?
a. It has long-lasting impact
b. It has a forgettable impact
c. It has a breath-taking impact
d. It has no impact

(iii) What does ‘never pass into nothingness’ mean?
a. It is internal
b. It is external
c. It is sentimental
d. It is eternal

(iv) What does bower provide us?
a. Peaceful grove
b. Relaxing sleep
c. Both a and b
d. None of these

3. …. And clear rills
That for themselves a cooling covert make
‘Gainst the hot season; the mid forest brake,
Rich with the sprinkling of fair musk-rose blooms;

(i) Who is the poet of these lines?
a. John Keats
b. Kamala Das
c. Stephen Spender
d. Pablo Neruda

(ii) What is the role of the clear rills?
a. Heat the surrounding area
b. Cool the surrounding area
c. Cause rainfall in the surrounding area
d. Provide oxygen

(iii) How has the mid-forest brake become rich?
a. Due to presence of white lilies
b. Due to presence of musk roses
c. Due to absence of orchids
d. Due to absence of cobras

(iv) Which phrase in the lines use imagery as figure of speech?
a. Clear rills
b. Cooling covert
c. Mid forest brake
d. Rich with the sprinkling

4. And such too is the grandeur of the dooms
We have imagined for the mighty dead;
All lovely tales that we have heard or read;
An endless fountain of immortal drink,
Pouring unto us from the heaven’s brink.

(i) Who are the ‘mighty dead’?
a. Persons who fought battles
b. Persons who ruled the country
c. brave men who sacrificed their lives
d. None of these

(ii) Why is ‘grandeur’ associated with the ‘mighty dead’?
a. They will always be remembered for their sacrifice.
b. They will be buried with great pomp and show.
c. They will be buried in castle grounds.
d. There are chances of their returning back to life.

(iii) Which poetic device has been used in the lines ‘An endless ……. heaven’s brink’ ?
a. Simile
b. Imagery
c. Alliteration
d. Hyperbole

(iv) Which word in the lines means ‘stories’?
a. Dooms
b. Tales
c. Immortal
d. Brink

5. Its loveliness increases, it will never
pass into nothingness; but will keep
a bower quiet for us, and a sleep
full of sweet dreams, and health, and quiet breathing.

(i) Whose loveliness will keep on increasing?
a. A realistic thing
b. A fictional thing
c. A beautiful thing
d. A pleasurable thing

(ii) Identify the phrase which says that ‘it’ is immortal.
a. Loveliness increases
b. Pass into nothingness
c. Bower quiet for us
d. Quiet breathing

(iii) What is a ‘bower’?
a. Temporary shed
b. Permanent house
c. Shady place under a tree
d. Dark area of a forest

(iv) Why do we need sweet dreams, health, and quiet breathing in our lives?
a. To enjoy the beauty of life
b. To remain happy till death
c. To rejoice at success
d. To bear problems of life

6. In spite of despondence, of the inhuman dearth
of noble natures,  of the gloomy days,
of all the unhealthy and o’er-darkened ways
made for our searching : ‘yes, in spite of all,
some shape of beauty moves away the pall
from our dark spirits.’

(i) From which poem have these lines been taken?
a. My Mother at Sixty-Six
b. A Thing of Beauty
c. Keeping Quiet
d. Aunt Jennifer’s Tigers

(ii) Why are we ‘despondent’?
a. Unhealthy desires
b. Lack of nobility
c. Both a and b
d. None of these

(iii) What removes ‘ the pall from our dark spirits’?
a. A beautiful object
b. An expensive object
c. A pretty face
d. A colourful object

(iv) What does ‘inhuman dearth of noble natures’ mean?
a. Surrounded by beautiful people
b. Lack of noble people
c. Lack of beautiful objects
d. Surrounded by beautiful objects

 

 

 

 

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A Thing of Beauty 2 Marks Important Questions – 30 to 40 words

 

1. What does a thing of beauty do for us? OR How does a thing of beauty help us?
Ans.- A thing of beauty removes the pall of sufferings, despair, despondency and pain from our life. It gives us peace and lulls us to a sweet sleep. It brightens our spirit, provides hope and
happiness amidst the sufferings, sadness and miseries. It inspires us to live courageously.

2. According to Keats, what moves away the pall and suffering from human life?
Ans.- A shape of beauty moves away the pall and suffering from our life. Any beautiful creation of nature uplifts our spirit and removes sadness from our life.

3. What does the line, “Therefore, are we wreathing a flowery band to bind us to earth” suggest to you?
Ans. - The line suggests that these things of beauty are like a beautiful band made of flowers. We use them to bind us to our sorrowful life on Earth. Other than these things of beauty, there is no other source of happiness in our miserable lives and they give us a reason to live.

A Thing of Beauty 5 Marks Important Questions - 100 to 120 words

 

1. Summarize the message of the poem ‘A Thing of Beauty’.
Ans - The poem elaborates upon the qualities of the beautiful creations of nature. Such things are eternal and their beauty never fades away.
They remove the pall of gloom from our lives and bring happiness and health. They even lull us to a good sleep full of sweet dreams. These beautiful creations are the only attractions that tie us to this otherwise sorrowful life.
Creations like the Sun, Moon, trees, the sheep, daffodil flowers, rills, forests full of musk roses and tales of the brave men are a few examples of beautiful things which make our lives meaningful in various ways.
These are like an ever-flowing fountain of a divine blessing that has been endowed upon mankind by God.

 

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