CBSE Class 10 English MCQs for First Flight Book Poem 5 - The Ball Poem (Published By CBSE)

MCQs for Class 10 English First Flight Poem 5 - The Ball Poem can be read from this article. These MCQs by the CBSE Board must be practiced for the Class 10 Term 1 Exam to score high marks.

Created On: Oct 13, 2021 10:50 IST
CBSE Class 10 English MCQs for First Flight Book Poem 4
CBSE Class 10 English MCQs for First Flight Book Poem 4

CBSE Class 10 English MCQs for Poem - The Ball Poem are taken from the Class 10 English Question Bank published by the CBSE Board. These questions can be very helpful for the term 1 exam preparations as the paper in the term 1 exam will include MCQs only. These extract based questions are important for the exam. Therefore, read all the questions to score good marks in the CBSE Class 10 English Exam 2021-2022.

Also Check CBSE Class 10 English Sample Paper for Term 1 Exam 2021-22

Multiple Choice Questions based on an extract

(A) What is the boy now, who has lost his ball,

What, what is he to do? I saw it go

Merrily bouncing, down the street, and then

Merrily over- there it is in the water!

i. The extract suggests that the poet is

a) an onlooker observing

b) a parent recounting the incident

c) the boy talking about himself

d) imagining the incident

ii. The poet seems to have indicated the merry bouncing of the ball to

a) create a sense of rhythm in these lines.

b) support the happiness of the experience of playing.

c) contrast with the dejected feeling of the boy.d)indicate the cheerful mood of the boy.

iii. Choose the situation that corresponds to the emotion behind the exclamation mark in the poem.

a) option 1

b) option 2

c) option 3

d) option 4

iv. The poem begins with a question. Based on your reading of the poem, the speaker

a) wants the boy to answer the question.

b) expects the passers-by to respond.

c) is looking for answers in a self-help book.

d) is thinking to himself.

iv. Alliteration is a literary device that occurs with the same letter or sound at the beginning of adjacent or closely connected words.

Pick the option that showcases an example of alliteration from the extract.

a) What is the boy now

b) who has lost his ball

c) I saw it go

d) and then/ Merrily over

(B) An ultimate shaking grief fixes the boy

As he stands rigid, trembling, staring down

All his young days into the harbour

where His ball went. I would not intrude on him;

i. The poet uses the word ‘ultimate’ to describe the boy’s reaction. Pick the meaning that DOES NOT display what, ‘ultimate’ means in the context given.

a) consequent

b) final

c) conclusive

d) fateful

ii. The boy is very young in this poem. As a mature, balanced grown-up, he might look back and think that his reaction of ‘ultimate shaking grief’ was

1) disproportionate to the loss.

2) pretension to procure a new toy.

3) according to his exposure and experience then.

4) a reaction to the failure of retrieving the toy.

5) justified and similar to what it would be currently.

a) 5 & 2

b) 1 & 3

c) 2 & 4

d) 3 & 5

iii. Pick the option that lists the boy’s thoughts, matching with the line-As he stands rigid, trembling, staring down.      

a) Option 1

b) Option 2

c) Option 3

d) Option 4

iv. Why does the speaker choose not to intrude?

This is so because the poet

a) knows that it would embarrass the boy in his moment of grief.

b) feels that it’s important that the boy learn an important life lesson, undisturbed.

c) realises that he doesn’t have sufficient funds to purchase a new ball for the boy.

d) Experiences a sense of distress himself, by looking at the boy’s condition.

v Choose the option that lists the meaning of ‘harbour’ as used in the extract. Noun:

(1) a place on the coast where ships may moor in shelter.

(2) a place of refuge. Verb:

(3) keep (a thought or feeling, typically a negative one) in one's mind, especially secretly.

(4) shelter or hide (a criminal or wanted person).

a) Option 1

b) Option 2

c) Option 3

d) Option 4

MCQs for All Poetry Chapters of Class 10 English First Flight Book (By CBSE)

Check below the links to some very important articles for CBSE Class 10 English Exam 2021-2022:

MCQs for Class 10 English First Flight Book (By CBSE)

MCQs for Class 10 English Footprints Without Feet Book (By CBSE)

NCERT Books for Class 10 English (Latest Editions)

NCERT Solutions for Class 10 English (Both Textbooks)

Previous Years' Question Papers for CBSE Class 10 English


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  • SadDec 10, 2021
    Hello answers pls Questions are very nice but we need answers
    ivyDec 10, 2021
    You can find the answers in a website called essays shoutout I would post the link here but im not able to
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    no answers man
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