NON-MULTIPLE CHOICE QUESTIONS
Read the following extract and answer the questions given below.
1. And both that morning equally lay In leaves no step had trodden black Oh, I kept the first for another day!
Yet knowing how way leads on to way,
I doubted if I should ever come back.
(a) What decision does the speaker take of the ‘first’ road ?
Ans. When the poet sees two roads diverging in a forest, he decides to take the second one and leave the first one for some other day.
(b) Explain : ‘‘In leaves no step had trodden black.’’
Ans. It means that the leaves on the other road were intact. There were no marks that anyone had trodden on them.
(c) What doubt crops up in the speaker’s mind ?
Ans. The poet was in a dilemma as to which road, out of the two, he should follow.
2. Two roads diverged in yellow wood And sorry I could not travel both And be one traveller long I stood And looked down one as far as I could To where it bent in the undergrowth
(a) Why did the poet feel like travelling both the roads ?
Ans. He wanted to do so because both the roads looked equally fair and promising.
(b) Why did the poet choose the other road ?
Ans. He chose the other road because it was grassy,
less travelled and wanted wear.
(c) What was the doubt in poet’s mind ?
Ans. The poet doubted if he would ever be able to come back to travel the first road.