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Central Board of Secondary Education [CBSE] Class 10th English Question Bank With Answer Key

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Dust of Snow:
(A) The way a crow
Shook down on me
The dust of snow
From a hemlock tree
Has given my heart
A change of mood
And saved some part
Of a day I had rued.

I Of the many symbols the hemlock tree represents, choose the one that Frost drew upon in all likelihood, for this poem. Symbol of
a) longevity.
b) togetherness.
c) healing.
d) protection.

ii Choose the option that lists the possible feelings of the poet prior to the experience shared in the poem.
1) reassured
2) disappointed
3) curious
4) demotivated
5) thankful
6) disheartened
7) impulsive

a) 1, 3 &7
b) 2, 4 & 6
c) 5 & 7
d) 1 & 3

iii Identify the option that DOES NOT use the word ‘rue’ correctly.
a) The film was a disaster and he rued his decision to act in it.
b) I am sure she rued the day she listened to a fortune-teller.
c) It wasn’t long before I rued my disobedience and my deceit.
d) Others finally rue the one who is dishonest and heartless.

iv Synecdoche is a poetic device that uses a part to represent the whole. E.g. That’s a great set of wheels! (Set of wheels has been used for car.) Pick an example of synecdoche from the poem
a) Has given my heart / A change of mood
b) The way a crow/ Shook down on me
c) The dust of snow / From a hemlock tree
d) And saved some part / Of a day I had rued

v Choose the option showing the reason NOT corresponding with “… a crow /Shook down on me / The dust of snow”.
a) The crow’s landing on the branch of the tree.
b) The shivering of the crow, due to the cold.
c) The readjustment of position of the crow on the branch.
d) The cawing of the crow hidden in the foliage

Fire and Ice:
Some say the world will end in fire,
Some say in ice.
From what I’ve tasted of desire
I hold with those who favor fire.
But if it had to perish twice,
I think I know enough of hate
To say that for destruction ice
Is also great
And would suffice.

i Choose the Correct statement about the given poem.
a) Fire and ice are images—they help the readers visualise the power of nature over man.
b) Fire and ice are symbols—not of natural disasters, but of humanity’s ability to create disasters of its own.
c) Fire and ice are elements—not of Nature but man-made and possess the ability to create havoc for mankind.
d) Fire and ice are agents—they change the thinking of mankind from negative to positive and bring harmony.

ii Select the option that correctly classifies the connotations for fire and ice, as suggested in the poem.
(1) rage (2) violence (3) indifference (4) hate (5) greed
a) Fire- 3,4; Ice- 1,2,5
b) Fire- 2, 5; Ice-1,3,4
c) Fire-1,3,5; Ice- 2, 4
d) Fire- 1,2,4; Ice- 3,5

iii The poem is a _________, put across by the poet.
a) powerful warning
b) heart-felt apology
c) earnest appeal
d) vengeful threat

v Pick the option that is NOT TRUE about the poet according to the extract. The poet
a) is inclined to believe that the world would most likely end with fire.
b) has heard divided opinions about the way the world would end in all likelihood.
c) preaches love and kindness to combat the spread of hate among all.
d) declares the power of ice to be as destructive as that of fire.

vi Extra Q:
Identify the most likely tone of the poet in the lines-‘To say that for destruction ice/Is also great’.
a) sarcastic
b) serious
c) amused
d) celebratory

Answer in 20-30 words:
Dust of Snow:
i Rationalise what you think the poet was probably doing when the dust of snow fell on him?
ii What does the presence of a hemlock tree tell you about the setting of the poem?
iii The dusting of snow on account of the crow helped make the poet’s day better. How do you think the crow’s droppings might have impacted the poet?

Fire and Ice
i “Fire and Ice” was first published in 1920. Briefly explain how the WW I might have influenced the theme of the poem.
ii Create a tag line / slogan / catchphrase for the poem

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  1. Part 1 dust of snow question no. 4 it’s answer should be d?? If not then please tell reason for choosing option a

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