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CBSE Notes 2011-2012 » VIII-English

The Duck and the Kangaroo (Edward Lear)

So away they went with a hop and a bound, And they hopped the whole world three times round ; And wh...

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So away they went with a hop and a bound,
And they hopped the whole world three times round ;
And who so happy, - O who,
As the Duck and the Kangaroo ?
1. Who are'they'?
(a) hop and bound (b) world and round
(c) the Duck and the Kangaroo (d) hopped and happy.
2. How long did they travel ?
(a) as long as they could hop (b) as long as they could bound
(c) as long as they were not tired (d) three rounds of the world
3. The Duck and the Kangaroo were happy because
(a) they were such good friends (b) they enjoyed travelling
(c) they liked to hop (d) they liked to bound.
4. A short jump on one foot may be called
(a) a hop (b) a bound
(c) a kangaroo (d) a duck.

And we'd go to the Dee, and the Jelly Bo Lee, Over the land, and over the sea ; - Please take me on ...

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And we'd go to the Dee, and the Jelly Bo Lee,
Over the land, and over the sea ; -
Please take me on a ride ! O do !'
Said the Duck to the Kangaroo.
1. The 'we' in the passage are
(a) Dee and sea (b) Jelly and Bo Lee
(c) The Duck and the Kangaroo (d) land and sea.
2. The Duck wanted
(a) to please the Kangaroo(b) to ride on Kangaroo
(c) to go into the water (d) to go to Boo Lee.
3. The passage speaks of
(a) what the poet wants (b) what the Kangaroo wants
(c) what the Duck wants (d) the different places of earth.
4. The phrase 'O do !' here means
(a) do you listen (b) do you go
(c) do you want (d) take me on a ride.

Said the Kangaroo to the Duck, 'This requires a little reflection ; Perhaps on the whole it might br...

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Said the Kangaroo to the Duck,
'This requires a little reflection ;
Perhaps on the whole it might bring me luck,
And there seems but one objection.
1.'This' in the passage refers to
(a) the Kangaroo (b) the Duck
(c) the coming to Kangaroo (d) the proposal of Duck.
2. What was expected to bring luck ?
(a) the Duck (b)the Kangaroo
(c) the objection he is thinking of (d) the travel with the Duck.
3. 'Me' refers to
(a)the Kangaroo (b) the Duck
(c) the poet (d) the objection.
4. 'Reflection' means the same as
(a) work (b) thought
(c) action (d) attention.

Which is, if you'll let me speak so bold, Your feet are unpleasantly wet and cold, And would probabl...

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Which is, if you'll let me speak so bold,
Your feet are unpleasantly wet and cold,
And would probably give me the roo-
Matiz !' said the Kangaroo.
1. The word 'which' refers to
(a) the idea of travelling (b) an objection
(c) the Duck (d) the Kangaroo.
2. The one who speaks so boldly is
(a) the Kangaroo (b) the Duck
(c) the poet (d) Matiz.
3. Whose feet are being talked of ?
(a) the Kangaroo's (b) of the Duck's
(c) a bold person's (d) of Matiz.
4. The word roo-Matiz here refers to
(a) the Duck (b) the Kangaroo
(c) a disease (d) a person.

Said the Duck, 'As I sat on the rocks, I have thought over that completely, And I bought four pairs ...

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Said the Duck, 'As I sat on the rocks,
I have thought over that completely,
And I bought four pairs of worsted socks
Which fit my web-feet neatly.
1. The Duck sat on the rock thinking
(a) about the ride (b) about Kangaroo
(c) of the objection raised by Kangaroo (d) how to get out of the pond.
2. The Duck bought the socks
(a) to comfort himself (b) to make the feet look better
(c) to cause no trouble to Kangaroo (d) to be fashionable.
3. 'Web-feet' refers to the feet of
(a) the Duck (b) the Kangaroo
(c) the poet (d) the rocks.
4. The word 'neatly' means the same as
(a) well (b) trimly
(c) badly (d) beautifully.

And to keep out the cold I've bought a cloak, And every day a cigar I'll smoke,' All to follow my ow...

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And to keep out the cold I've bought a cloak,
And every day a cigar I'll smoke,'
All to follow my own dear true
Love of a 'Kangaroo !'
1.Who bought the cloak ?
(a) the Kangaroo (b) the Duck
(c) the poet (d) a smoker".
2. Why will he smoke a cigar ?
(a) to keep the cold away (b) he loves to smoke
(c) he is pro-smoking (d) his friend has asked him to smoke.
3. The speaker is doing all this
(a) to marry the Kangaroo (b) to trouble the Kangaroo
(c) to be with the Kangaroo (d) to kill the Kangaroo.
4. The 'Cloak' means
(a) a watch (b) a clock
(c) croak (d) a robe.

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