“Amanda” by Robin Klein

Amanda!

 

 

Probable Questions and Answers

 

  1. Very Short Type Questions :           Mark : 1

 

  1. Choose the correct alternative:

(a) The poem “Amanda” was written by

(i) John Berryman

(ii) Carolyn Wells

(iii) Robin Klein

Ans:    (iii) Robin Klein

 

(b) Amanda likes her

(i) nails                       (ii) hairs                      (iii) her doll

Ans:    (ii) hairs

(c) The sole inhabitant in the emerald sea is

(i) a shark       (ii) a mermaid           (iii) an octopus

Ans:    (ii) a mermaid

(d) The speaker told her to clean her

(i) palms         (ii) socks         (iii) shoes

Ans:    (iii) shoes

(e) Amanda likes to have

(i) chocolates (ii) snacks       (iii) soft drinks

Ans:    (i) chocolates

(f) Life in a tower is

(i) like the hell                       (ii) tranquil and rare             (iii) tranquil

Ans:    (ii) tranquil and rare

 

  1. Choose the correct meaning of the italicized words from the alternatives given in brackets.

(a) …… ‘hunch’ your shoulders ……

[raise / cut / nag]

Ans:    raise.

(b) ………… is a ‘languid’ emerald ……….

[tensed / relaxed / turmoil]

Ans:    relaxed.

(c) ……….my ‘hushed’, bare ……….

[noisy / compassion / silent]

Ans:    silent.

(d) ………. tower is ‘tranquil’ and …..

[calm / commotion / clamour]

Ans:    calm.

 

  1. True or false

(a) Amanda is a boy.             Ans:    False.

(b) Amanda likes to bite her fingers.           Ans:    False.

(c) The sole inhabitant in the emerald sea is an octopus.             Ans:    False.

(d) The speaker has asked Amanda to make her room orderly and tidy.                       Ans:    True

(e) Amanda likes to have chocolates.                      Ans:    True.

(f) Amanda thinks herself as Rapunzel.                 Ans:    True.

(g) Amanda is asked to take a bath.                        Ans:    False.

 

  1. Who wrote the poem, “Amanda”?

Ans:    Robin Klein wrote the poem Amanda.

  1. Who is Amanda?

Ans:    Amanda is a teenaged girl.

  1. What does Amanda like to bite?

Ans:    Amanda likes to bite her nails.

  1. Who lives in a languid, emerald sea?

Ans:    A mermaid lives in a languid, emerald sea.

  1. What about her homework is asked by the speaker?

Ans:    The speaker asks her whether her homework was finished or not.

  1. What does the speaker ask Amanda to clean?

Ans:    The speaker asks Amanda to clean her shoes.

  1. What was Amanda asked to remember?

Ans:    Amanda was asked to remember her acne.

  1. How is life in a tower?

Ans:    Life in a tower is tranquil and rare.

  1. What type of girl is Amanda as mentioned in the final stanza?

Ans:    Amanda is a moody type of girl as mentioned in the final stanza.

  1. Give the meaning of the following words –

hunch, slouching, drifting, roaming, hushed, tranquil, nagged

Ans:    hunch – to raise, slouching – bending, drifting – moving slowly, roaming – wandering / purposelessly moving about, hushed – silent, tranquil – relaxed / calm, nagged – disturbed.

 

  1. Short Type Questions : Marks : 2/3

 

  1. Who is Amanda? How old is she?

Ans:    Amanda was a young school-going girl. She was in her teen age.

  1. What is a mermaid?

Ans:    A mermaid is an imaginary creature having the body of half a woman and half a fish, which lives in the oceans.

  1. What could Amanda do if she were a mermaid?

Ans:    Amanda could drift blissfully in a calm, emerald sea if she were a mermaid.

  1. What does Amanda imagine doing as an orphan?

Ans:    Amanda imagines roaming around the streets as an orphan, patterning soft dust with her silent, bare feet.

  1. Is Amanda an orphan? Why does she say so?

Ans:    No, Amanda isn’t an orphan. She says so because she imagines herself as an orphan and wants to lead a carefree life just like orphans do.

  1. Why is Amanda asked not to have chocolates?

Ans:    Amanda is asked not to have chocolates because of her acne.

  1. Why does Amanda wish to be Rapunzel?

Ans:    Amanda wishes to lead a tranquil and rare life in a tower like Rapunzel did. Besides, she has excessive like for her bright hair like Rapunzel. So she wishes to be Rapunzel.

  1. Do you think Amanda is sulking and is moody?

Ans:    Yes, I think.

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“A Tiger in the Zoo” by Leslie Norris

A TIGER IN THE ZOO      by Leslie Norris

 

 

Probable Questions and Answers

 

  1. Very Short Type Questions : Mark : 1

 

  1. Choose the correct alternative :

 

(a) The poem, “A Tiger in the Zoo” was written by

(i) Leslie Norris         (ii) William Blake      (iii) Peter Niblett

Ans:    (i) Leslie Norris

(b) The captured tiger is stalking in –

(i) the zoo       (ii) the cage    (iii) the house

Ans:    (ii) the cage

(c) The tiger should be lurking in the grass

(i) for his prey            (ii) for taking rest      (iii) for leisure

Ans:    (i) for his prey

(d) The tiger snarls around

(i) the jungle  (ii) the cage    (iii) the houses in the village

Ans:    (iii) the houses in the village

(e) The strength of the tiger after being captured is now

(i) in his paws (ii) in his room           (iii) at night

Ans:    (ii) in his room

(f) The tiger hears the last voice

(i) at noon      (ii) in the morning     (iii) at night

Ans:    (iii) at night

 

  1. Choose the correct meaning of the italicized words from the alternatives given in brackets

(a)       He ‘stalks’ in his ………

(to crawl / to walk / lying)

Ans:    to crawl.

(b)       …………….. be ‘snarling’ around houses.

(walking / an angry sound / sniffing)

Ans:    an angry sound.

 

  1. True or false :

(a) Leslie Norris wrote the poem, ‘A Tiger in the Zoo’.                  Ans:    True.

(b) The tiger after being captured was released again.                 Ans:    False.

(c) The tiger stalks in the jungle.                 Ans:    False.

(d) The tiger lurks in the grass to escape from the sight of the hunters.             Ans:    False.

(e) The strength of the tiger after being captured lies behind bars.                     Ans:    True.

(f) The tiger hears the last voice at noon.               Ans:    False.

 

  1. Who wrote the poem, “A Tiger in the Zoo”?

Ans:    Leslie Norris wrote the poem “A Tiger in the Zoo”.

  1. Where does the tiger stalk after being captured?

Ans:    The tiger stalks the few steps of his cage after being captured.

  1. What is the emotion shown by the tiger?

Ans:    The tiger shows the emotions of apathy and quiet rage.

  1. Where should the tiger be lurking?

Ans:    The tiger should be lurking in the shadow of long grass in the jungle.

  1. What animal is ‘he’ going to prey?

Ans:    The tiger is going to prey deer.

  1. Where can the tiger see for food?

Ans:    The tiger can see for food near the water holes where plump deer pass.

  1. Where should ‘he’ be snarling?

Ans:    The tiger should be snarling around houses at the jungle’s edge.

  1. Who is terrorized by the tiger?

Ans:    The villagers living at the jungle’s edge are terrorised by the tiger.

  1. Where does ‘his’ strength lie after being locked in a concrete cell?

Ans:    The strength of the tiger lies behind bars after being locked in a concrete cell.

  1. When does ‘he’ hear the last voice?

Ans:    The tiger hears the last voice at night.

  1. What is the ‘last voice’ heard by the tiger?

Ans:    The ‘last voice’ heard by the tiger is the noise of patrolling cars.

  1. Where does ‘he’ stare with his eyes?

Ans:    The tiger stares at the brilliant stars in the night sky with his eyes.

  1. Give the rhyming words of the following words – cage, grass, edge, cars

Ans:    cage-village, grass-pass, edge-village, cars-stars.

 

  1. Short Type Questions : Marks : 2/3

 

 

  1. Where does the tiger stalk? How is his behaviour?

Ans:    The tiger stalks the few steps of his cage.

The tiger ignores visitors while hiding his rage quietly. He shows disinterestedness and silent rage.

  1. Why does the tiger express his rage quietly?

Ans:    The tiger expresses his rage quietly because there is nothing he can do from behind the bars of his cage. His strength now lies inside his cage. He is no longer free as he was in the jungle.

  1. What does the poet think where the tiger should be?

Ans:    The poet thinks that the tiger should be in the jungle, lurking in the shadow of long grass to prey deer near the water holes. He should also be on the outskirts of the jungle snarling around houses and terrifying villagers.

  1. Cite the reason of the tiger’s sliding through long grass.

Ans:    The reason behind the tiger’s sliding through long grass is to catch plump deer that generally pass near the water holes.

  1. How does the tiger make his presence being felt in the village?

Ans:    The tiger makes his presence being felt by snarling around houses at the jungle’s edge and by baring his white fangs and claws.

  1. Why is the tiger ignoring the visitors?

Ans:    The tiger is ignoring visitors because he is locked in a concrete cell. His strength lies behind the bars of his cage. He is helpless now. He can do nothing to the visitors.

  1. Who hears the last voice and of what?

Ans:    The tiger hears the last voice. The ‘last voice’ is the noise made by the patrolling cars.

  1. What is common between the eyes of the tiger and the stars?

Ans:    The common thing between the eyes of …………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………

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