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Multiple Choice Questions of Song of the Rain Class 9th


Read the extracts given below and choose the correct option.

1.    I am dotted silver threads dropped from heaven By the gods. Nature then takes me, to adorn Her fields and valleys.

I am beautiful pearls, plucked from the Crown of Ishtar by the daughter of Dawn To embellish the gardens.

(a)    The poetic device used in these lines is :

(i) Simile    (ii) Personification

(iii) Metaphor    (iv) (ii) & (iii)

(b)    ‘Dotted’ here means :

(i)    Spots    (ii)    A    sweet    dish

(iii)    Marked with dots (iv)    Dedicated

(c)    ‘To embellish the gardens’ means :

(i)    To set up    a new garden

(ii)    To dig up    the gardens

(iii)    To grow fruits in the gardens

(iv)    To decorate the gardens

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

2.    When I cry the hills laugh;

When I humble myself the flowers rejoice,

When I bow, all things are elated.

The field and the cloud are lovers

And between them I am a messenger of mercy

I quench the thirst of the one;

I cure the ailment of the other.

(a)    The poetic device used in these lines is :

(i)    Simile    (ii) Alliteration

(iii)    Metaphor    (iv) Personification
(b)    ‘Quench’ means :

(i) to travel    (ii)    to question

(iii) to satisfy thirst (iv)    to fetch something

(c)    In the poem the ‘messenger of mercy’ refers to :

(i) the sun    (ii)    the moon

(iii) the trees    (iv)    the rain

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

3.    I emerge from the heart of the sea and Soar with the breeze. When I see a field in Need, I descend and embrace the flowers and The trees in a million little ways.

I touch gently at the windows with my Soft fingers, and my announcement is a Welcome song. All can hear, but only The sensitive can understand.

(a)    The poetic device used in these lines is :

(i) Simile    (ii)    Personification

(iii) Metaphor    (iv)    Alliteration

(b)    “I see a field in need” means :

(i)    The field is for sale

(ii)    The field needs sowing

(iii)    The field needs watering

(iv)    The field needs manure

(c)    ‘Soar with the breeze’ refers to :

(i)    clouds    (ii)    birds

(iii)    trees    (iv)    rain

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


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