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CBSE Notes 2011-2012 » IX-English

The Road Not Taken

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i shall be telling this with a sigh Somewhere ages and ages hence: Two roads diverged in a wood, and i took the one less travelled by, And that has made all the difference.

(a) The poet would tell his future generations with a sigh

(i) that he chose to travel on a new and offbeat path.
(ii) if he could travel the worn out path his life would have been better.
(iii) He was not sure where his decision would take him in life.
(iv) all of the above

(b) What is going on in poet's mind as reflected in above lines ?

(i) repenting his decision of travelling on the new road
(ii) Decision he made might not have been fruitful initially.
(iii) confused state of mind
(iv) (i) & (ii)

(c) Explain : And that has made all the difference.

(i) Life would have been better initially had he chosen the worn out path.
(ii) He decided to move to another country being doubtful.
(iii) But later his life was changed totally.
(iv) all of the above

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

Multiple choice question

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

i shall be telling this with a sigh Somewhere ages and ages hence, Two road diverged in a wood, and i i took the one less travelled by
And that has made all the difference,

(a) What do the two diverging roads symbolise ?

(i) They symbolise a point of time in man's life where he has to choose the direction he wishes to take in life.
(ii) They symbolise two choices.
(iii) They symbolise no choice.
(iv) They symbolise two effects, negative and positive.

(b) What impact has the path trodden by the poet made on his life ?

(i) He earned a reputation in England.
(ii) He failed as a writer.
(iii) He lost everything in life.
(iv) His decision proved wrong.

(c) is it a positive or negative impact ?

(i) it had a positive impact on his life.
(ii) it proved negative in the long run.
(iii) it created nothing positive for him.
(iv) Had the author, taken the other road, it would have been better

On the basis of your understanding of the poem 'The Road Not Taken', answer the following questions ...

Multiple choice question

On the basis of your understanding of the poem 'The Road Not Taken', answer the following questions by ticking the correct choice. (CBSE Textbook)

(a) in the poem, a traveller comes to a fork on the road and needs to decide which way to go to continue his journey. Figuratively the choice
of the road denotes

(i) the tough choices people make on the road of life.
(ii) the time wasted on deciding on what to do.
(iii) life is like a forest.
(iv) one must travel a lot to realise his dreams.

(b) The poet writes, Two roads diverged in a yellow wood. The word diverged means .

(i) appeared
(ii) curved
(iii) branched off
(iv) continued on

(c) The tone of the speaker in the first stanza is that of .

(i) excitement
(ii) anger
(iii) hesitation and thoughtfulness
(iv) sorrow

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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) i kept the first for another day ! conveys that

(i) the poet has taken the second road and wished to take the first road some other day.
(ii) the poet ultimately found the first road a wrong choice and decided to leave it.
(iii) the poet was not sure about the first road.
(iv) there was no second thought.

(b) i should ever come back conveys that

(i) the poet was sure to come back and take the first road.
(ii) the poet doubted if he would ever be able to return and walk over the second road since he knew how a way leads to another way.
(iii) he had taken a right decision and he was satisfied with that.
(iv) one day or the other he would return.

(c) His decision was

(i) right.
(ii) wrong.
(iii) neither right nor wrong.
(iv) it was too early to say anything.

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Two roads diverged in a yellow wood, And sorry i could not travel both And be one traveller, long i stood And looked down one as for as i could
To where it bent in the undergrowth;

(a) The poet was standing

(i) on a hill.
(ii) on a hill-station.
(iii) in a jungle.
(iv) on a mountain.

(b) The two roads are symbolic of

(i) one's decisions.
(ii) the decisions we have to make in life when we are in a state of dilemma.
(iii) our choices.
(iv) desires.

(c) The poet feels sorry

(i) as he could not travel on both the roads.
(ii) as he was confused as to where to go.
(iii) for his imbalanced mind.
(iv) for his sorrow, hesitation and thoughtfulness

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Then took the other, as just as fair, And having perhaps the better claim, Because it was grassy and wanted wear; Though as for that the passing there Had, worn them really about the same,

(a) The poet decided to take the other road because

(i) he felt the other road to be good and less travelled.
(ii) it was grassy and deserved to be used.
(iii) he felt uncertain about the first road.
(iv) (i)&(ii)

(b) The poet chooses to travel by the lesser worn road. This reflects about the poet's personality.

(i) He is a person reluctant to follow the herd.
(ii) He is willing to experiment and set up new trends.
(iii) He is a different person.
(iv) (i)&(ii)

(c) According to the poet the other road seemed to have a better claim because

(i) it was green and grassy and wanted wear.
(ii) it symbolised the risky and the offbeat decisions we take to experiment.
(iii) it was a perfect road.
(iv) (i)&(ii)

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