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The Rime of the Ancient Mariner

Read the extract given below and answer the following questions. (3 Marks) Ah ! well a day ! what e...

Multiple choice question

Read the extract given below and answer the following questions. (3 Marks)

Ah ! well a day ! what evil looks Had I from old and young !
Instead of the cross, the Albatross About my neck was hung.

(a) Old and young refers to

(i) the ancient mariner and his grandchildren
(ii) the guests in the marriage ceremony
(iii) the fellow sailors of the ancient mariner
(iv) the wedding guest and his elderly friends

(b) They gave evil looks to the ancient mariner because he had

(i) steered the ship in a wrong direction
(ii) killed the albatross
(iii) given all the food to albatross
(iv) not allowed the wedding guest to attend the marriage

(c) The albatross was hung around the ancient mariner's neck as

(i) a reward for his bravery
(ii) a gift of love from their side
(iii) a mark of his sin and guilt
(iv) it was his desire

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Multiple choice question

Read the following extract carefully and answer the questions that follow by
choosing the most appropriate option from those given below. (3 Marks)

And I had done a hellish thing, And it would work' em woe ;
For all averred, I had killed the bird That made the breeze to blow.
Ah wretch ! said they, the bird to slay, That made the breeze to blow !

(a) I in the above lines is

(i) the poet
(ii) the sailors
(iii) the ancient mariner
(iv) the wedding guest

(b) The figure of speech used in the second line is

(i) a metaphor
(ii) a simile
(iii) an alliteration
(iv) an irony

(c) What hellish thing had the speaker done ?

(i) The speaker had told a lie
(ii) The speaker had killed his fellow sailor
(iii) The speaker had stolen something
(iv) The speaker had killed the innocent albatross

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Multiple choice question

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choosing the most appropriate option from those given below. (3 Marks)

And some in dreams assured were Of the spirit that plagued us so;
Nine fathom deep he had followed us From the land of mist and snow

(a) Some in the above lines refers to

(i) the sea-birds
(ii) the wedding guests
(iii) the sailors
(iv) the slimy creatures

(b) The mariners felt that the ship was being followed by

(i) the water birds
(ii) the spirit of the Albatross
(iii) the spirit of the ancient mariner's ancestors
(iv) the sea-animals

(c) They could say that the spirit had plagued them because the spirit

(i) used to threaten them
(ii) used to break their things
(iii) used to do unusual things.
(iv) wanted to take the revenge for the killing of the innocent albatross

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Multiple choice question

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choosing the most appropriate option from those given below. (3 Marks)

In mist or cloud, on mast or shroud, It perched for vespers nine
Whiles all the night through fog-smoke white, Glimmered the white Moon-shine ?

(a) Who is it in the above lines ?

(i) The ship
(ii) The albatross
(iii) The sea-birds
(iv) The fog

(b) Vespers nine refers to

(i) nine O' clock time [9 a.m. or 9 p.m]
(ii) the fangs of a snake
(iii) the nine corners of a ship
(iv) the evening time of prayer for 9 days

(c) It was a boon for the sailors because

(i) it had brought a lot of money
(ii) it had helped the sailors reach the shore
(iii) it along with its friends helped the sailors
(iv) it had brought luck and the sailors could move out of the land of mist and snow.

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Multiple choice question

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choosing the most appropriate option from those given below. (3 Marks)

Higher and higher every day, Till over the mast at noon
The Wedding-Guest here beat his breast For he heard the loud bassoon.

(a) What went on higher and higher every day?

(i) The moon
(ii) The bird
(iii) The sun
(iv) The clouds

(b) The wedding guest beat his breast because

(i) his dear one had died and he had to attend his funeral
(ii) he was not feeling well
(iii) his friend was facing a problem
(iv) he wanted to attend the marriage but the mariner didn't allow him to move

(c) A bassoon is

(i) a log of wood
(ii) a musical instrument
(iii) a whistling sound made by the engine of a ship
(iv) a sound made by a water bird

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Multiple choice question

Read the following extract carefully and answer the questions that follow by
choosing the most appropriate option from those given below. (3 Marks)

And now the STORM-BLAST came, and he was tyrannous and strong.
He struck with his O'ertaking-wings And chased us south along.

(a) The figure of speech used in line 1 is

(i) a personification
(ii) a metaphor
(iii) a simile
(iv) an alliteration

(b) What had happened to the mariner's ship ?

(i) It had sunk.
(ii) It had stuck at one place.
(iii) It had been attacked by pirates.
(iv) It was caught in a storm.

(c) The word tyrannous means

(i) loud sounding,
(ii) smooth.
(iii) inaccessible.
(iv) devastating.

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