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1. What is the main idea in the poem?
- Complexities of a tough childhood
- Youthful ability to find happiness in something very ordinary
- Difficulties in regular life
- Complexities of adulthood
2. Who has written the poem ‘Birches?
- William Shakespeare
- Thomas Hardy
- Robert Frost
- Emily Dickinson
3. What does the boy in the poem symbolize?
- Speaker’s desire to escape the complexities of adulthood
- The speaker himself
- A friend of the speaker
- The speaker’s childhood self
4. What had actually led to the bent birch trees?
- The trees were naturally bent
- A child who was swinging from the trees
- Wild fires
- Ice storms
5. “I like to think some boy’s been swinging them”- Identify the figure of speech.
6. What does ‘dome of heaven’ in the poem mean?
- Copernican model of universe
- Ptolemaic model of universe
- A geocentric model of the universe
- Pythagorean model of universe
7. When the poet sees stooped birches, what does he like to imagine?
- The poet remembers his childhood when he used to swing from branches with his friends
- The poet thinks about how pleasant his childhood was
- A young country boy had been swinging from the branches that resulted in the stooped structure
- The poet is thinking about the cold ice storms that had resulted in the stooping branches
8. What type of verse has been used in the poem?
- Free verse
- Blank verse
- Rhymed verse
9. What do the poet switch between constantly, in the poem?
- Reality and imagination
- Truth and lies
- Happiness and wrath
- Reality and delusion
10. “And so I dream of going back to be.”- Where does the poet want to go back to?
- The poet wants to go back to his daughter’s childhood
- He wants to go back to his childhood and be a swinger again
- He wants to experience adulthood once again
- He wants his youth back
11. “One by one he subdued his father’s trees By riding them down over and over again”- What does these lines mean?
- The child climbed all the trees and thus ended up ruining them
- The child destroyed all the birches
- The child uprooted all the plants of his father’s garden
- The child has climbed all the trees (birches), and the stiffness of all the birches have gone
12. What does the poet feel about coming back to earth?
- The poet had accepted his fate
- The poet does not want to end the struggles, and enjoys his life and adulthood fully
- The poet is frustrated and never wishes to be on the earth again
- The poet believes that earth is the right place for love. He wants to leave the troubles, just to be come back again
13. What has the little country boy conquered?
- The birch trees
- His fear of water
- His childhood
- The ice storms
14. “As the stir cracks and crazes their enamel.”- How has the poet used metaphor in this line?
- The poet has compared the colour of the tree barks to enamel
- The poet has compared the hard surface of the trees to enamel
- The poet has drawn comparison between his hard adulthood and the hard bark of a tree
- The comparison has been drawn between enamel and the poet’s tough childhood
15. “Soon the sun’s warmth makes them shed crystal shells
Shattering and avalanching on the snow crust—
Such heaps of broken glass to sweep away”- Identify the poetic device.
16. Which of the following messages have NOT been portrayed by the poem?
- The poet believes that the earth is the best place for love
- The poet wants to come back to the earth, despite the troubles
- The poet wants to go back to his childhood, and enjoy ordinary things
- The poet believes that humanity is reducing, and complexities are rising
17. What does the poet compare the stooped birches to?
- The young country boy
- Girls sitting with their hanging down in front, as if they are drying the hair in sun
- His childhood
- B) Youthful ability to find happiness in something very ordinary.
- C) Robert Frost.
- A) Speaker’s desire to escape the complexities of adulthood.
- D) Ice storms.
- C) Sibilance.
- B) Ptolemaic model of universe.
- C) A young country boy had been swinging from the branches that resulted in the stooped structure.
- C) Blank verse.
- A) Reality and imagination.
- B) He wants to go back to his childhood and be a swinger again.
- D) The child has climbed all the trees (birches), and the stiffness of all the birches have gone.
- D) The poet believes that earth is the right place for love. He wants to leave the troubles, just to be come back again.
- A) The birch trees.
- B) The poet has compared the hard surface of the trees to enamel.
- A) Metaphor.
- D) The poet believes that humanity is reducing, and complexities are rising.
- B) Girls sitting with their hanging down in front, as if they are drying the hair in sun.