My mother at sixty six MCQs Class 12 English Flamingo book Poem 1

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My Mother at Sixty Six MCQs Flamingo book Poem 1

Q1- Who is the poet of this poem?

A) John Keats
B) Rudyard Kipling
C) William Wordsworth
D) Kamala Das


Q2- What is her work known for?

A) for its originality, versatility and flavour of the soil
B) for its popularity
C) for its style
D) for the expressions used


Q3- What is the kind of pain and ache that the poet feels?

A) Losing her mother
B) heart attack
C) headache
D) children screaming at her


Q4- In which languages has Kamla Das written stories and novels?

A) English and Tamil
B) English and Hindi
C) English and Urdu
D) English and Malayalam


Q5- Name the poetic devices used in the poem.

A) metaphor
B) similie
C) alliteration
D) all of these


Q6- What is the significance of the title My Mother at Sixty Six?

A) Poet’s fear of losing her old mother
B) Poet’s fear of moving fast
C) Poet’s inability to express her feelings
D) All of these


Q7- Which poetic device is used in “Trees sprinting-” ?

A) metaphor
B) simile
C) alliteration
D) Personification


Q8- What is the distinctive feature of the poem?

A) its metaphors
B) simile used
C) alliteration used
D) narrative style using a single sentence in a set of 14 lines


Q9- What does this narrative style of the poem signify?

A) differing thoughts
B) many thoughts
C) contrasting thoughts
D) a single thread of thought mixed with harsh realities


Q10- What is the main idea of the poem?

A) Painful old age
B) discolouration of skin
C) carelessness of a daughter
D) lack of strength


Q11- What did the poet realize with pain?

A) her mother’s appearance like a corpse
B) she is inconsiderate
C) old age is pleasant
D) she has duties


Q12- What is the familiar ache?

A) her childhood fear of losing her mother
B) her mother’s weak health
C) her duties
D) her helplessness


Q13- What do the running trees signify?
A) fast moving appearance
B) speed of the moving car
C) fast moving change in human life from childhood to old age
D) none 
Q14- Who lives at Cochin?
A) Poet
B) Her parents
C) Both A and B
D) None of them 
Q15- What does ‘ashen face ‘ signify?
A) colour of face
B) face is covered with ash
C) Pale and lifeless face of poet’s mother
D) to show ugly face 
Q16- What does the poet notice outside the car ?
A) sprinting trees and running children
B) schools and roads
C) other vehicles
D) many people on the road 
Q17- What do the parting words “See you soon Amma” signify?
A) her carelessness
B) Her optimistic farewell full of cheerfulness
C) she bids goodbye like this
D) she is in a hurry 
Q18- What does the poet’s smile signify in the poem?
A) Her assurance to mother and helplessness inside
B) she has a responsibility
C) she has to do her duty first
D) she is a loving daughter 

Q19- What is the universality of the theme of the poem?
A) death is a truth
B) Life is a reality
C) everyone is happy
D) to show old age



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Q20- What worried the poet when she looked at her mother?

A) her face
B) her broken arm
C) her loving words
D) her declining age


Q21- Why did the poet look at her mother again?

A) because she was busy
B) because she was going away
C) because she wanted to stay back
D) because of fear and insecurity


Q22- Why has the poet used the imagery of merry children spilling out of their homes?

A) to show hope
B) to show happiness
C) to show youthfulness of her age
D) to show hope and happiness in children


Q23- Which Rhyming scheme is used in the poem?
A) coupled rhyme
B) monorhyme
C) Alternate rhyme
D) free verse 
Q24- Quote an example of a simile used in the poem.

A) familiar ache
B) like that of a corpse
C) wan and pale
D) the merry children


Q25- Quote an example of a metaphor used in the poem.

A) as a late winter’s moon
B) ‘Trees sprinting, the merry children spilling out of their homes’
C) Driving from my parent’s home
D) None


Q26- Quote an example of alliteration used in the poem.

A) like ashen
B) smile, smile and smile
C) Friday morning
D) None of these


Q27- Quote an example of personification used in the poem.

A) sprinting trees
B) home to cochin
C) airport’s security check
D) All of these


Q28- Why does the poet feel scared?

A) Because of her duties and commitments
B) Because of her job
C) Bcause of her children
D) Because of her mother’s deteriorating health


Q29- Why does the poet feel parted, upset and sad?

A) because of her fears
B) because she was getting late
C) fear of missing her flight
D) because of her duty towards mother and her own needs


Q30- What is the tone of the poem towards the end?

A) sad
B) hopeless
C) cheerful
D) resignation with acceptance


Q31- What does the narrative single sentence style of the poem highlight?

A) Poet’s feelings
B) Poet’s insecurities
C) poet’s thoughts
D) poet’s intertwining thoughts


Q32- What does the poem revolve around?

A) poet’s fears
B) poet’s love for her mother
C) Theme of old age
D) All of these


Q33- What question arises from the complexity of the situation in the poem?

A) what to do in old age
B) how to take care of one’s skin
C) how to drive
D) How to strike a balance between duties and responsibilities


Q34- How is the imagery of ‘young trees and merry children’ a contrast to the mother?

A) mother is old in comparison to the trees and children
B) mother is like ash while the trees are green and children are happy
C) like spring and autumn season
D) Mother’s health-hopelessness and trees and merry children- youthfulness and hope


Q35- What does the expression smile, smile and smile signify?

A) poet was going home and was elated
B) poet was happy
C) poet was hopeless
D) poet’s desperate efforts to hide her fears


Q36- What was the expression of the poet’s face while parting from her mother?

A) satirical
B) funny
C) sad
D) smiling


Q37- Whose house the poet was leaving?

A) her friend’s house
B) in-law’s house
C) her husband’s house
D) her parents’ house

Q38- What was the poet’s childhood fear?

A) Parting from her husband
B) Parting from her friends
C) Parting from her siblings
D) losing her mother


Q39- What were the words she used while parting from her mother?

A) See you soon Ba
B) See you soon beeji
C) See you soon mata ji
D) See you soon, amma


Q40- What pangs did she feel when she looked at her mother?

A) Pangs of headache
B) Pangs of stomachache
C) Pangs of knee pain
D) Pangs of heartache



My Mother at Sixty Six MCQs ANSWER KEY

1 D 11 A 21 D 31 D
2 A 12 A 22 D 32 D
3 A 13 C 23 D 33 D
4 D 14 A 24 B 34 D
5 D 15 C 25 B 35 D
6 A 16 A 26 D 36 D
7 D 17 B 27 A 37 D
8 D 18 A 28 D 38 D
9 D 19 A 29 D 39 D
10 A 20 D 30 C 40 D


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