My Mother at Sixty-six Class 12 MCQ Questions with Answers English Poem 1

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Q1. Who is the poet of this poem?

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

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

A) for its originality, versatility and flavour of the soil


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

A) Losing her mother


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

D) English and Malayalam


Q5. Name the poetic devices used in the poem.

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

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

A) Poet’s fear of losing her old mother


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

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

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

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

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

A) Painful old age


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

A) her mother’s appearance like a corpse


Q12. The poetess says her mother looked pale like a

(a) corpse
(b) ghost
(c) malnourished child
(d) anaemic person

(a) corpse


Q13. The person in the car, beside the poetess, was,

(a) her aunt
(b) her niece
(c) her uncle
(d) her mother

(d) her mother


Q14. She was going to

(a) Goa
(b) Mumbai
(c) Cochin
(d) Kolkata

(c) Cochin


Q15. Kamala Das was an

(a) Bengali
(b) Punjabi
(c) Keralite
(d) Gujarati

(c) Keralite


Q16. 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

(d) See you soon, amma


Q17. 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

(d) her parents’ house


Q18. 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

(d) poet’s desperate efforts to hide her fears


Q19. 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

(d) How to strike a balance between duties and responsibilities


Q20. 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

(d) poet’s intertwining thoughts


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