An Elementary School Classroom in a Slum Class 12 MCQ Questions with Answers English Poem 2

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Q1. Who has written the poem Elementary School Classroom in a Slum?

A) Kipling
B) Wordsworth
C) Kamlanath
D) Stephen Spender

D) Stephen Spender


Q2. What theme did the poet concentrate on in the poem?

A) themes of social injustice and class inequalities.
B) theme of children and their happiness
C) theme of insecurities
D) none

A) themes of social injustice and class inequalities.


Q3. What does the poet portray in the poem?

A) young minds
B) playfulness of the children
C) questions of children
D) the plight of young children in the slums

D) the plight of young children in the slums


Q4. What does the poet compare in the poem?

A) the young and old
B) generation gaps
C) old age and childhood
D) rich (haves) and poor children (have nots)

D) rich (haves) and poor children (have nots)


Q5. What kind of life do the children living in slums have?

A) full of love
B) full of care and warmth
C) Hopeless and full of struggle
D) all of these

C) Hopeless and full of struggle


Q6. What does the poet compare the colour of walls with?

A) rotten fruits
B) stale chapatis
C) rotten vegetables
D) sour cream

D) sour cream


Q7. What are the poetic devices used in the poem?

A) alliteration and simile
B) metaphor and imagery
C) synecdoche, and irony
D) All of these

D) All of these


Q8 What do the words “Their future is painted with fog” convey?

A) no love and care
B) no warmth
C) no hard work
D) no hope of improvement

D) no hope of improvement


Q9. What do the faces of children in the slum areas reflect?

A) happiness
B) their aspirations
C) their energy
D) sadness and lack of enthusiasm

D) sadness and lack of enthusiasm


Q10. What is ironical about the wall hangings and donations in the classroom?

A) set up in very clean environment
B) completely opposite to the needs of the children in the classroom
C) set up in happy environment
D) set up in gloomy set up

B) completely opposite to the needs of the children in the classroom


Q11. What does paper-seeming boy mean?

A) had a paper in his hand
B) was as thin as a sheet of paper
C) was white in colour like a sheet of paper
D) All of these

B) was as thin as a sheet of paper


Q12. What is the stunted boy reciting?

(a) the lesson from his desk
(b) Shakespeare’s poetry
(c) leaves of nature
(d) his composition

(a) the lesson from his desk


Q13. ‘On sour cream walls. Donations’ suggests

(a) schools are well equipped
(b) schools are small but they try to impart education
(c) schools have a poor and ill-equipped environment
(d) schools meet the education requirements of the children through donations

(c) schools have a poor and ill-equipped environment


Q14. Who sits at the back of the class?

(a) a sweet and young pupil
(b) a paper seeming boy
(c) a tall girl
(d) a girl with hair like rootless weeds

(a) a sweet and young pupil


Q15. The colour of sour cream is

(a) white
(b) yellow
(c) off-white
(d) pale

(c) off-white


Q16. The paper-seeming boy with rat’s eyes’ means the boy is

(a) sly and secretive
(b) short and lean
(c) hungry and thin
(d) sad and depressed

(c) hungry and thin


Q17. Identify the literary device in ‘father’s gnarled disease’.

(a) simile
(b) metaphor
(c) alliteration
(d) personification

(b) metaphor


Q18. Identify the literary device in `rat’s eyes’.

(a) simile
(b) metaphor
(c) alliteration
(d) personification

(b) metaphor


Q19. Identify the literary device in ‘like roofless weeds’.

(a) simile
(b) metaphor
(c) alliteration
(d) personification

(a) simile


Q20. What does ‘gusty waves’ imply?

(a) slum children
(b) energetic children
(c) deceased children
(d) unhappy children

(b) energetic children


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