Poem Animals: MCQs and Extract Based Extra Questions Class 10 English Textbook ‘First Flight’

Poem ‘ Animals’ MCQs and extract-based questions are given here. Poem “Animals’ is part of class 10 Textbook ‘First Flight’. Extracts are asked in Board exams and the questions given here will give you a good practice to answer questions based on the poem ‘Animals’ Class 10 English book ‘First Flight’.

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Animals – Class 10 English

‘Animals’ Poem MCQs and Extract Based Questions

I. Read the following extracts and answer the questions/complete the sentences that follow: [CBSE QB, 2021]

They bring me tokens of myself,
they evince them plainly in their possession
I wonder where they get those tokens,
Did I pass that way huge times ago and
negligently drop them?

Q.1. Look at the images given below. Choose the option that does not reflect “tokens” referred to, by Whitman?

(A) (i) and (ii)           (B) (ii) and (iii)

(C) (i) and (iii)           (D) (i) and (iv)

Q. 2. How would you describe the tone of the poet?

(i) Melancholic, resigned
(ii) fanciful, noble
(iii) Reflective, idealistic
(iv) fearful, gloomy

(A) Option (i)
(B) Option (ii)
(C) Option (iii)
(D) Option (iv)

Q. 3. Imagine you were asked to rename the poem. Column A lists titles of some famous poems. Column B justifies how each of these titles may be appropriate for the above extract. Choose the option that correctly lists the matching of Column A to Column B.

Column AColumn B
I. ‘Paradise Lost’(i) This title is appropriate as the poet speaks about how man chose not to take the path of a simple, unaffected life as that of the animals.
II. ‘The Road Not Taken’(ii) This title is appropriate as this is a commentary on the importance of living life by remaining close to our innate nature and qualities.
III. ‘The Deserted Temple’(iii) This title is appropriate for the given extract as the poem laments the loss of a simpler and more harmonious life.
IV. ‘Nature’(iv) This title is appropriate for the given extract as it reflects how man has abandoned his sacred bond of harmony with nature.

(A) I-(i); II-(ii); III – (iii); IV-(iv)
(B) I-(ii); II-(iii); III – (iv); IV – (i)
(C) I-(iii); II-(i); III – (iv); IV-(ii)
(D) I-(iv); II-(i); III-(ii); IV-(iii)

Q. 4. The word ‘evince’ means the same as:

(A) deactivate.                    (B) devastate.
(C) deteriorate.                   (D) demonstrate.


Q.1. (C)
Q.2. (C)
Q.3. (C)
Q.4. (D)

II. Read the following extracts and answer the questions/complete the sentences that follow: [CBSE QB, 2021]

Not one is dissatisfied,
not one is demented with
the mania of owning things,
Not one kneels to another, nor to his kind that
lived thousands of years ago,
Not one is respectable or unhappy over the whole earth.

Q. 1. The repetition of “not one” in the given extract signifies the poet’s:

(A) effort to create a sense of continuity.
(B) attempt at musicality and rhythm.
(C) sense of disappointment and frustration.
(D) feelings of anger and vengeance.

Q. 2. Which of the following set of qualities does the poet attribute to animals in the given extract?

(i) discontented, furious, respectful
(ii) fearless, materialistic, reputable
(iii) contented, equal, non-acquisitive
(iv) happy, self-serving, intelligent

(A) (i)
(B) (ii)
(C) (iii)
(D) (iv

Q. 3. Pick the option that completes the following:
dementia: demented:: mania: ___

(A) maniac
(B) manically
(C) manical
(D) maniacal

Q. 4. Choose the option that contains a statement which CANNOT be conclusively inferred from the extract.

(A) Man is miserable
(B) Man is materialistic.
(C) Man is power-hungry.
(D) Man is curious.

Q. 5. Which of the following characterizes the poet’s attitude towards animals in the given extract?

(A) Admiration                   (B) Nostalgia
(C) Jealousy                          (D) Enthusiasm


Q.1. (C)
Q.2. (C)
Q.3. (D)
Q.4. (D)
Q.5. (A)

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