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CBSE Notes 2011-2012 » IX-English

Oh, I Wish I'd looked After Me Teeth

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Multiple choice question

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choosing the most appropriate alternative from those given below :
(3 Marks)

How i laughed at my mother's false teeth, As they foamed in the waters beneath.
But now comes the reckonin1 it's me they are beckonin'
Oh, i wish i'd looked after me teeth.

(a) What does they in the 4th line stand for?

(i) the poet and her mother
(ii) teeth of her mother
(iii) waters
(iv) doctors

(b) The last lines shows

(i) the fear of the poet.
(ii) regret.
(iii) joy.
(iv) sorrow.

(c) The rhyming scheme of the stanza is

(i) ab ab a.
(ii) aa bb a.
(iii) aba aba.
(iv) aba aba

On the basis of your understanding of the poem "Oh, i Wish i'd Looked After Me Teeth", answer the fo...

Multiple choice question

On the basis of your understanding of the poem "Oh, i Wish i'd Looked After Me Teeth", answer the following
questions by ticking the correct choice. (CBSE Textbook)

(a) The title Oh, i Wish Vd Looked After Me Teeth expresses .

(i) regret
(ii) humour
(iii) longing
(iv) pleasure

(b) The conscience of the speaker pricks her as she has .

(i) been careless
(ii) been ignorant
(iii) been fun loving
(iv) been rude

(c) The speaker says that she has paved the way for cavities and decay
by ,

(i) eating the wrong food and not brushing.
(ii) not listening to her mother.
(iii) laughing at her mother's false teeth.
(iv) not listening to the dentist.

(d) The tone of the narrator is one of

(i) joy
(ii) nostalgia
(iii) reget
(iv) sorrow

Read the following extract carefully and answer the questions that follow by choosing the most appro...

Multiple choice question

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by choosing the most appropriate alternative from those given below :
(3 Marks)

Oh i showed them the toothpaste all right, i flashed it about late at night,
But up-and-down brushin' And pokin 'and fussin'
Didn't seem worth the time - i could bite !

(a) i showed them the toothpaste all right implies

(i) that the poet never brushed as a child.
(ii) that the poet used to brush but not properly.
(iii) that the poet was serious about dental health.
(iv) that the poet knew how to use toothpaste properly.

(b) Didn H seem worth the time . i could bite implies

(i) that the poet gave more importance to eating sweets than to taking care
of her teeth.
(ii) that the poet gave more importance to teeth than that of eating sweets.
(iii) giving time to dental hygiene was useless.
(iv) the poet was very serious about her

(c) The tone of the narrator is one of

(i) joy.
(ii) nostalgia.
(iii) regret.
(iv) sorrow.

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(3 Marks)

if i'd known, i was paving the way To cavities, caps and decay,
The murder of fillin 's injections and drillin's,
i'd have thrown all me sherbet away.

(a) The poet was paving the way to cavities by

(i) brushing her teeth regularly.
(ii) ignoring her dental health.
(iii) eating medicine and taking injections.
(iv) not eating sweets and toffees.

(b) The rhyming scheme of the stanza is
(i) aa bb a.
(ii) ab ab a.
(iii) aaa bbb.
(iv) aba aba.

(c) According to the stanza, what would have the poet done to avoid her
present condition ?

(i) She would not have eaten sweets and toffees.
(ii) She would have visited the doctors.
(iii) She would have taken some injections and medicines.
(iv) She would not have wasted her time in going to the dentist.

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Oh, i wish Vd looked after me teeth, And spotted the perils beneath.
All the toffees i chewed, And the sweet sticky food,
Oh, i wish Fd looked after me teeth.

(a) What does the poet wish ?

(i) The poet wishes that she had looked after her teeth.
(ii) The poet wishes that she had beautiful teeth.
(iii) The poet wishes that she had a dentist at that time.
(iv) The poet was very careful about her teeth.

(b) it is clear from the stanza that
(i) the poet used to eat a lot of toffees and sweets in her childhood days.
(ii) the poet never ate toffees and sweets but now she wished for it.
(iii) the poet could never afford toffees.
(iv) the poet was very careful about her teeth.

(c) Oh ! i wish Fd looked after me teeth\ expresses

(i) regret.
(ii) humour.
(iii) longing.
(iv) pleasure.

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Multiple choice question

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choosing the most appropriate alternative from those given below :
(3 Marks)

When i think of the lollies i licked, And the liquorice all sorts i picked,
Sherbet dabs, big and little, All that hard peanut brittle,
My conscience gets horribly pricked.

(a) The conscience of the speaker pricks her as she has been .

(i) careless
(ii) ignorant
(iii) fun loving
(iv) rude

(b) According to the stanza, the condition of her teeth is bad because

(i) she never brushed her teeth.
(ii) she used to eat sweets and toffees in her childhood.
(iii) she did not have any dentist in her school or house.
(iv) she had been ignorant about dental hygiene.

(c) The poet conveys that

(i) eating toffees and sweets is not good for dental hygiene.
(ii) one should have a good sense of dental hygiene.
(iii) one should not worry about one's teeth.
(iv) some of the sweets are injurious to dental health.

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