CBSE Class 11 English Poems Important Question Answers from Beehive Book 

Class 11 English Poems Important Question Answers

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Class 11 English Poems Important Questions – Here is the CBSE Class 11 English Poems.  Important Question Answers for poems (Voice of the Rain and Childhood) from Hornbill Book. Students can Practice the Important Questions and prepare well for the Exam. Also, to take a Free Online Test for Class 11 Click Here

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Class 11 English Poems Multiple Choice Questions (MCQs)


Q.1. What the poet could not find in the Geography book?  (Poem : Childhood)


  1. Hell and Heaven
  2. End to sky
  3. Island
  4. Country

Ans : (A)



Q.2. Why are the adults not what they seem to be? (Poem : Childhood)

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  1. They talk and preach of love but do not act so
  2. They are very shrewd
  3. They are selfish
  4. They are lazy

Ans : (A)


Q.3. What did the poet realise about his mind when he lost his childhood?  (Poem : Childhood)


  1. That he can use it in whichever way he wants
  2. That he is very intelligent
    C. That he is dumb
    D. That he cannot use it in whichever way he wants

Ans : (A)


Q.4. What did the poet conclude about his lost childhood at the end of the poem?  (Poem : Childhood)


  1. It went to another dimension
    B. It went to some forgotten place
    C. It moved away with time
    D. It shifted to his younger sibling

Ans : (B)


Q.5. What is the meaning of the word ‘ceased’?  (Poem : Childhood)

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  1. starting of something
  2. come to an end 
  3. in the middle
  4. to chase something

Ans : (B)


Q.6. Why does the rain tell the poet that she cannot be touched?  (Poem : Voice of the Rain)


  1. because she is water
  2. because she rises in the form of water vapour
    C. because she is in the form of clouds
    D. None of the above

Ans : (B)


Q.7. What is ‘Vaguely formed’? (Poem : Voice of the Rain)


  1. Clauds
  2. Earth
    C. Rain
    D. None of these

Ans : (A)


Q.8. What happens to the earth when the rain falls back on the surface of earth? (Poem : Voice of the Rain)


  1. it provides water
  2. it beautifies and purifies the earth
  3. it helps in greenery
  4. it provides water to flora and fauna

Ans : (B)


Q.9. What does the rain do when she doesn’t care if anyone bothers about her deeds or not? (Poem : Voice of the Rain)


  1. she talks to the land
  2. she works harder
  3. she completes her work and talk to the earth
  4. she completes her work and comes back home

Ans : (D)


Q.10. What refrain (literary device) is used in the poem ‘Childhood’?  (Poem : Childhood)


  1. When did my childhood go?
  2. Hell and Heaven
  3. Could not be found in Geography
  4. That’s all I know

Ans : (A)


Class 11 English Poems Important Subjective Questions




Q.11. What according to the poem is involved in the process of growing up?


Important Points-

– The process of growing up involves attaining maturity and becoming a rational and logical thinker.

– was able to see the hypocrisy in other people

– grown-up can tell a difference between reality and fantasy

– mature person stresses on his thoughts and is capable of having his own opinion


Q.12. What is the poet’s feeling towards childhood?


Important Points-

– disappointed and puzzled by the loss of his childhood

– wanted to know when was the moment he became a grown-up and loss the innocence of an infant

– expresses his confusion by asking that when and where did his childhood go


Q.13. Which do you think are the most poetic lines? Why?


Important Points-

– The most poetic lines are:

It went to some forgotten place,

That’s hidden in an infant’s face,

That’s all I know.

– describes the disappearance of his childhood

– talks about how one can find innocence in an infant’s face

– During childhood, a person believes in things that aren’t true or has a different set of reality

– Once grown up, is able to process his own thoughts, he realizes that many things don’t exist the way he thought them to be.


Q.14. Bring out the hypocrisy that the adults exhibit with regard to love.


Important Points-

– could make out the double standards followed by adults 

– realised that though adults preached of love and talked of love, their behaviour was totally different and full of manipulation. 

– were all hypocrites who behaved differently from the way they talked.


Q.15. What did the poet notice about independent thinking?

How important was this discovery?


Important Points-

– discovered that he was different from others and could think independently  

– could have his own opinions without getting influenced by anyone else

– discovery was very important to him as it revealed to him his abilities for independent thinking and decision taking.


Q.16. What is the poet trying to convey when he says that childhood is hidden in an infant’s face?


Important Points-

– an infant is really innocent as he trusts everyone and does not try to fool others

– brings out this fact by contrasting it with the behaviour of adults, who become manipulative and are hypocrites

– As a person develops rational thoughts, his childlike innocence fades away.


Q.17. How does the poem expose man and present him in true colours?


Important Points-

– Childhood symbolises innocence, purity, softness and love. 

– As a child grows up, these qualities start receding. 

– Man adheres to lying, shrewdness, cunningness and hypocrisy.


Q.18. According to Markus Natten, when does the child become an adult?


Important Points-

– Becoming an adult is a complex process which is associated

– with physical, mental and social development. A child

– becomes an adult when he is able to live his own life and take

– care of his responsibilities individually. 

– He also develops his own thought process, using which he can form his own beliefs and opinions.




Q.19. There are two voices in the poem. 

Who do they belong to? Which lines indicate this?


Important Points-

The two voices in the poem are the voice of the rain and the voice of the poet. The lines are 

“And who art thou? Said I ……..” 


‘I am the poem of Earth’.


Q.20. How is the cyclic movement of rain brought out in the poem?  


Important Points-

– The poet explains that the rain drops in the form of water vapour rise up from land and sea and then descend again on the earth and dry land in order to wash it down and hence comes back to its origin. 

– This is the cyclic movement explained by the poet.


Q.21. Why are the last two lines put within brackets? 


Important Points-

– The last two lines are put within brackets because they do not form the voice of the rain or the poet. 

– They only contain a general observation made by the poet about the course of a song.


Q.22. What does the rain do to the things day and night?


Important Points-

– The rain falls on the earth, and washes away the drought, it also helps the seeds to germinate and bring forth new life on the earth. 

– Without it, all life on earth would become lifeless.


Q.23. What answer did the rain give to the poet about its origin?


Important Points-

– The rain answered that it was the poem of the earth. 

– It rose eternally out of the land and bottomless sea into the sky. 

– There its form changed but essence remained the same.


Q.24. What does the rain do to the things day and night?


On what does the ‘rain descend’? What does it do to the things on which it falls?

Important Points-

– The rain descends on droughts, atoms and dust particles on the surface of the earth. 

– It also falls on everything that is on the earth. It gives life to the things on which it falls. 

– The things that do not get rain remain like seeds latent and unborn.


Q.25. ‘Behind the apparent simplicity, the poem hides a deep meaning’. 

What exactly does the poem convey to the reader ?


Important Points-

– The poem conveys that like a poem, the rain is also everlasting and has an unbreakable chain of life cycle. 

– It rises from the earth, comes back to it. 

– The song also issues from its birth place, wanders here and there, whether heeded to or not, returns with love to its own origin.


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