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CBSE Notes 2011-2012 » IX-English

The Seven Ages

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Multiple choice question

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Last scene of all, That ends this strange eventful history, ...

(a) Which stage is being described here ?

(i) second childishness
(ii) infancy
(iii) maturity
(iv) teenage

(b) What does strange eventful history refer to ?

(i) to the life we are going to live
(ii) to the life we have led so far
(iii) to the life we want to live
(iv) to the life we can never dream of

(c) Why is it called so ?

(i) Because our life has been full of strange events.
(ii) The events being over now, are a history.
(iii) Because life is also a strange event.
(iv) (i)&(ii)

On the basis of your understanding of the poem 'The Seven Ages', answer the following questions by t...

Multiple choice question

On the basis of your understanding of the poem 'The Seven Ages', answer the following
questions by ticking the correct choice. (CBSE Textbook)

(a) All the world*s stage is an extended metaphor for .

(i) the life shown in well known plays
(ii) seeing the well known plays
(iii) life of well known actors
(iv) life Of man that comes to an end

(b) All have their exits and their entrances. Exits and entrances refer
to .

(i) birth and death
(ii) beginning and end of play
(iii) coming and going of actors
(iv) the end of the Shakespearean era

(c) The seven roles that a man plays correspond to his .

(i) chronological age in life
(ii) desires
(iii) mental age in life
(iv) idea of a perfect life

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Multiple choice question

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by choosing the most appropriate alternative from those given below :
(CBSE (CCE) Examination, 2010)

Then a soldier, Full of strange oaths, and bearded like the
Pard Jealous in honour, sudden and quick in quarrel
Seeking the bubble reputation Even in the cannon's mouth.

(a) Which poetic devise has been used in the second line ?

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

(b) What are the special features of human nature at this stage ?

(i) quick in quarrel
(ii) brave and strong
(iii) innocent
(iv) troublesome

(c) The bubble reputation means

(i) an unusual theory.
(ii) a short living reputation
(iii) an everlasting theory.
(iv) a beautiful thing.

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Multiple choice question

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

And then the lover, Sighing like furnace,

(a) Name the stage being described.

(i) the stage of an infant
(ii) the stage of a lover
(iii) the stage of a teenager
(iv) the stage of an old man

(b) Pick out the figure of speech used in line 2.

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

(c) Who is burning like what ?

(i) The lover is burning like a furnace.
(ii) The furnace is burning like the lover.
(iii) The lover is not burning, rather he is sighing.
(iv) He is hot like a furnace.

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At first the infant, Mewling and puking in the nurse's arms.

(a) Name the stage being described here.

(i) infancy
(ii) soldier
(iii) adolescence
(iv) young boy

(b) This stage is compared to another stage in the poem. Name it.

(i) infancy
(ii) childishness
(iii) youth
(iv) old age

(c) Describe the characteristics of this stage.

(i) dependent on others
(ii) cries to express his needs
(iii) is totally self-dependent
(iv) (i)&(ii)

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Multiple choice question

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choosing the most appropriate alternative from those given below :
(3 Marks)
Then a soldier. Full of strange oaths, and bearded like the
pard, Jealous in honour, sudden and quick in quarrel,
Seeking the bubble reputation Even in the cannon's mouth.

(a) According to the poet, a soldier

(i) is conscious of his honour.
(ii) short-tempered and quick in picking up quarrels.
(iii) knows how to safeguard his country.
(iv) both (i) and (ii)

(b) bubble reputation means

(i) short-lived reputation.
(ii) permanently famous.
(iii) temporary fame.
(iv) none of the above

(c) like the pard - in this line the poet has used the device

(i) simile.
(ii) metaphor.
(iii) pun.
(iv) alliteration

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