Multiple Choice Questions of The Seven Ages Class 9th



Read the following extracts and choose from the options given below :

1.    Then a soldier

Full of strange oaths, and bearded like the pard, Jealous in honour, sudden quick in quarrel,
Seeking the bubble reputation Even in the cannon’s mouth.

(a)    The pard is a symbol of:

(i)    humility    (ii) fierceness

(iii)    jealousy    (iv) love

(b)    The    poetic device used    in the second line    is a :


(i)    metaphor    (ii) simile

(iii)    alliteration    (iv) irony

(c)    The    soldier seeks    his    moment of glory    :

(i)    through death on the battlefield

(ii)    through his acts of chivalry

(iii)    by rescuing a maiden in distress

(iv)    making great promises of valour

Ans : (a) (ii)    (b) (ii)    (c)    (i)

2.    And then the justice,

In fair round belly with good capon lined,

With eyes severe and beard of formal cut,

Full of wise saws and modern instances And so he plays his part.

(a)    Which stage is being referred to here?

(i) Sixth    (ii)    Third

(iii) Fifth    (iv) Seventh

(b)    “good capon lined” means :

(i) riches    (ii)    filled with big, fat, male chicken

(iii)    round belly (iv)    some gown

(c)    How does he show his wisdom?

(i)    By physical appearance

(ii)    Keeping severe expression

(iii)    By quoting wise sayings

(iv)    By showing off

Ans : (a) (iii) (b) (ii)    (c)    (iii)

3.    Into the lean and slippered pantaloons with spectacles on nose and pouch on side,

His youthful hose, well saved, a world too wide For his shrunk shank; and his big manly voice Turning again toward childish treble, pipes And whistles in his sound.

(a)    Which stage of man is referred to here?

(i)    Fifth    (ii)    Third

(iii)    Seventh    (iv)    Sixth

(b)    ‘Shrunk shank’ means

(i)    socks    (ii)    thin legs

(iii)    wrinkled    face    (iv)    twisted neck

(c)    Why does his    voice    again    become childish?

(i)    Suffers from sore throat

(ii)    Remains unwell
(iii)    Is like a child’s voice again

(iv)    His old age weakens his voice

Ans : (a) (iv)    (b)    (ii)    (c)    (iv)

4.    Last scene of all

That ends this strange eventful history,

Is second childishness and mere oblivion,

Sans teeth, sans eyes, sans taste, sans everything.

(a)    Why is this last stage called, ‘second childishness’?

(i)    Behaves like a child

(ii)    Is without teeth, taste like a child

(iii)    Pretends to be a child

(iv)    Has no hair

(b)    ‘mere oblivion’ means :

(i) illness    (ii) weakness

(iii) forgetfulness    (iv) no financial security

(c)    Why is man’s life called ‘strange eventful history ’ ?

(i)    due to uncertainty

(ii)    due to lot of variety

(iii)    due to strange happenings

(iv)    like a story

Ans : (a) (ii)    (b)    (iii) (c) (iii)

5.    In fair round belly with capon lined With eye severe and beard of formal cut Full of wise saws and modern stances And so he plays his part.

(a)    Which stage of man is the poet referring to in the above lines?

(i)    Infancy    (ii)    Youth

(iii)    Middle age    (iv)    Old age

(b)    The round belly is suggestive of :

(i)    A wise person (ii)    A fat person

(iii)    A generous person

(iv)    A person of importance

(c)    By ‘wise saws’ the poet means :

(i)    Words of wisdom

(ii)    Shrewd behaviour

(iii)    Pretence    (iv)    Words of    love

Ans : (a) (iii)    (b)    (iv)    (c)    (i)




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