1 . What is the name of the poet?
- Stephen Spender
2. The last stanza is unlike the rest of the poem.
3. What was the boy with rat’s eyes trying to escape from?
- bright light outside
- openness of trees
- dim light of the class
- children in the room
4. What is the stunted boy reciting?
- the lesson from his desk
- Shakespeare’s poetry
- leaves of nature
- his composition
5. What kind of life do the children living in slums have?
- full of love
- full of care and warmth
- Hopeless and full of struggle
- all of these
6. Identify the literary device in ‘slums as big as doom’.
7. What does ‘gusty waves’ imply?
- slum children
- energetic children
- deceased children
- unhappy children
8. Who was sitting at the back of the dim class?
- a girl
- an old man
- a teacher
- an unnoticed young boy
9. What attracts the slum children?
- The animals
- The movies
- All beautiful things like ship, Sun
10. The map is a bad example as it makes one aware of –
- the beautiful world
- cleaner lanes
- the political structure
- the civil design
11.In what sense are the slum chidren different?
- their IQ
- their wisdom
- their dresses
- because of no access to hope and openness of the world
12. Why is the head of the tall girl ‘weighed down’?
- by the burden of studies
- by the burden of work
- by the burden of the world
- All these
13. How can powerful people help the poor children?
- by fighting with the government
- by fighting with the powerful
- by bridging gaps of inequalities and injustice
- by fighting with the rich
14. What do the faces of children in the slum areas reflect?
- their aspirations
- their happiness
- sadness and lack of enthusiasm
15. What does the poet portray in the poem?
- young minds
- playfulness of the children
- questions of young mind
- the plight of young children in the slums
16. What do the ‘governor’, inspector, visitor in the poem depict?
- higher officials
- Government officials
- Political people
- Powerful and influential people
17. ‘Break O break’. What should they break?
- the donations
- all bathers
- the slums
- the schools