Non-Multiple Choice Questions of Lord Ullin’s Daughter Class 9th.

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NON-MULTIPLE CHOICE QUESTIONS

Read the following extracts and answer the questions given thereafter :

1.    “And by my word! the bonny bride In danger shall not tarry;

So, though the waves are raging white I’ll row you o’er the ferry. ”

(a)    Who speaks the above lines and to whom?

Ans. These lines have been spoken by the boatman to the chieftain.

(b)    Who is the ‘bonny bride’?

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Ans. She is Lord Ullin’s daughter who has married the chieftain.

(c)    What is the reason for the chief and his beloved to hurry across the ferry?

Ans. They had married each other without the consent of Lord Ullin. So he and his men have been chasing them to separate them.

2.    By this the storm grew loud apace,

The water-wraith was shrieking;

And in the scowl of heaven each face Grew dark as they were speaking,

(a)    What change takes place while they were talking?

Ans. The storm has turned furious.

(b)    The word ‘water-wraith’ means :

Ans. It means the spirit or the ghost of sea.

(c)    What does the darkness of the sky symbolise?

Ans. The darkness of the sea symbolises the approaching danger.

3.    But still as wilder blew the wind,

And as the night grew drearer,

Adown the glen rode armed men,

Their trampling sounded nearer.

(a)    How does the situation become more risky for the lovers?
Ans. The situation becomes more risky for them because Lord Ullin and his men were approaching nearer and nearer.

(b)    ‘Trampling’ suggests :

Ans. It suggests the sound of horses’ hoofs.

(c)    Words like ‘Adown, ‘rode’ are :

Ans. These words are extremely old fashioned (archaic).

4.    Lord Ullin reached that fatal shore,

His wrath had changed to wailing.

(a)    The adjective ‘fatal’ has been used to describe the shore because :

Ans. It was from that shore that Lord Ullin saw the waves engulfing his daughter.

(b)    ‘His wrath had changed into wailing’, means : Ans. Forgetting his anger, Lord Ullin started crying over the possibility of his daughter meeting the watery grave.

(c)    The reason why Lord Ullin came to the shore was to :

Ans. To stop his daughter from eloping with Chieftain.

5.    ‘Now who be ye, would cross Lochgyle,

This dark and stormy weather?’

O,    I am the chief of Ulva’s Isle,

And this, Lord Ullin’s daughter.

(a)    The person who is uttering the first two lines is :

Ans. The person who is speaking first two lines is the boatman.

(b)    The boatman is a little hesistant at the request because :

Ans. It is a dark and stormy night.

(c)    The Chieftain and the Lord’s daughter are in a hurry as :

Ans. Lord Ullin and his men are close on their heels and, if caught, the chieftain will surely be killed.

6.    “His horsemen hard behind us ride;

Should they our steps discover,

Then who shall cheer my bonny bride When they have slain her lover?”

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

Ans. The poetic device used in ‘alliteration’.

(b)    ‘They’ refers to :

Ans. ‘They’ here refers to Lord Ullin’s men.

(c)    The word ‘bonny’ describes the bride as :

Ans. It describes the bride as ‘lovely’.
7.    A Chieftain, to the highland bound Cries, “Boatman, do not tarry!

And I’ll give thee a silver pound To row us o’er the ferry!”

(a)    Who is the Chieftain and why is he going towards the highlands?

Ans. He is the Chief of Ulva’s Island and he is eloping with Lord Uillin’s daughter.

(b)    Why is the Chieftain in a hurry?

Ans. He is in a hurry as Lord Ullin and his men are pursuing the young couple.

(c)    Why did the boatman tarry?

Ans. The boatman hesitated because of the raging storm but finally relented, much impressed by the Cheftain’s young bride.

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