MCQs of Class 12 English Poem 3 Keeping Quiet by Pablo Neruda have been compiled for students to practice. Students of Class 12 can prepare the MCQs of Poem 3 Keeping Quiet from NCERT Flamingo book. Each question has four options followed by the correct answer. Students can also take a free test of the MCQs of Keeping Quiet.These MCQ Questions have been selected based on the latest exam pattern as announced by CBSE.
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Q1- What does the title of the poem suggest?
Q2- What does the poem speak about?
A) the necessity to be happy
Q3- What does counting upto 12 signify and how will it help?
A) hours of the day
Q4- What is poet’s pen name?
Q5- What does the style of the poem symbolise, that the poet used to write with?
Q6- What is the original language of the poem ?
Q7- What is the essence or message of the poem ?
A) introspection and retrospection to be more peaceful and be in harmony
Q8- What does the poet feel is needed to be at peace?
A) meeting with people
Q9- According to the poet what creates barriers?
Q10- Why does the poet ask people not to speak?
A) because it creates noise
Q11- What is the rhyming scheme used in the poem?
A) enclosed rhyme
Q12- How is keeping quiet related to life and can change attitude?
A) it helps to think and search soul
Q13- How will keeping quiet protect our environment?
A) by creating peace and brotherhood feelings
Q14- What is destroying the environment?
A) unthoughtful actions
Q15- What does number 12 represent?
A) hours of the day and months of a year
Q16- What does the poem Keeping Quiet teach us?
A) how to maintain silence
Q17- Not move our arms’ what does this expression refer to?
A) sit quietly
Q18- Why is silence treated as a big issue?
A) it helps to search our soul
Q19- What should not be confused with total inactivity or death?
A) no movement
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Q20- What can be a cure or an antidote to violent actions?
A) speaking practice
Q21- What is the sadness in the poem that the poet speaks about ?
A) violence because of unthoughtfulness of the people
Q22- What does the earth symbolise?
A) perseverence and new beginning from seemingly stillness
Q23- What is always alive even when everything seems to be dead or still?
Q24- Why does the poet request people to keep quiet?
A) to maintain silence
Q25- What does the poet want people to do for one second?
A) to sing
Q26- How can the moments of no activity help people?
A) they will be healthy
Q27- What will happen if there are no engines and no crowd?
A) noise will be lessened
Q28- Why is the moment of silence called Exotic?
A) because of the beautiful scenery around
Q29- What would everyone feel at that exotic moment?
Q30- How long is the poet expecting everyone to stay still?
A) for 10 minutes
Q31- Why is the poet asking everyone not to speak any language?
A) to avoid noise
Q32- What is the poet expecting from fishermen?
A) to find more fish
Q33- While gathering salt, what will happen to the man if he keep silent for a moment?
A) he will stop dropping it
Q34- What does hurt hand refer to ?
A) Growing needs of the man
Q35- How will silence benefit the man and nature?
A) both will be friends
Q36- Which images in the poem show that the poet condemns or hate violence?
A) fishemen not harming whales
Q37- What symbol from nature the poet uses to prove that keeping quiet is not total inactivity?
Q38- What are the different kinds of wars mentioned in the poem?
A) War against humanity
Q39- What can human beings learn from nature?
Q40- How does the poet perceive life?
A) as stillness
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