Chapter-2: The Laburnum Top

1. Who is the poet of the poem “The Laburnum Top”?

  • Walt Whitman
  • ¬†Shirley Toulson
  • Ted Hughes
  • William Wordsworth
Answer
Ted Hughes

2. What is the bird’s movement compared to-

  • ¬†To the movement of a snake
  • ¬†To the movement of a lizard
  • ¬†To the movement of a cat
  • To the movement of a tortoise
Answer
To the movement of a lizard

3.¬† “Barred face’ in the poem “The Laburnum Top means-

  • Covered face
  • ¬†Face having strips on it
  • ¬†Covered by the leaves
  • ¬†Covered by the branches
Answer
Face having strips on it

4. Which month of the year has been mentioned in the poem “The Laburnum Top”-

  • November
  • ¬†September
  • ¬†October
  • August
Answer
September

5. Which season has been mentioned in the poem “The Laburnum Top”?

  • ¬†The Spring Season
  • The Autumn Season
  • ¬†The Summer Season
  • ¬†The Winter Season
Answer
The Autumn Season

6. The movement of the goldfinch compared to-

  • The movement of a snake
  • ¬†The movement of a lizard
  • The movement of a cat
  • The movement of a lion
Answer
The movement of a lizard

7. After the bird flies away, the laburnum tree becomes-

  • empty
  • calm
  • ¬†empty and silent again
  • a center of excitement
Answer
empty and silent again

8. Laburnum means-

  • a tree with hanging branches and yellow flowers
  • ¬†a tree with long branches and red flowers
  • a tree with a heavy trunk and rose flowers
  • ¬†None of these
Answer
a tree with hanging branches and yellow flowers

9. The goldfinch is a-

  • small singing bird with yellow feathers
  • ¬†large singing bird with golden feathers
  • small bird with heavy red feathers
  • ¬†large singing and beautiful birds
Answer
small singing bird with yellow feathers

10. Who is the poet of the poem “Laburnum Top”?

  • ¬†Ted Hughes
  • ¬†Shirley Toulson
  • ¬†Walt Whitman
  • ¬†Markus Natten
Answer
Ted Hughes

11.  It is the engine of her family: here it refers to-

  • ¬†Mango tree
  • Laburnum tree
  • ¬†Sal tree
  • ¬†Eucalyptus tree
Answer
Laburnum tree

12.  The goldfinch is compared to a lizard because of its-

  • ¬†appearance
  • outward movements
  • ¬†alertness
  • ¬†ugliness
Answer
alertness

13. How does the poet seem to feel the emptiness once the goldfinch flies away?

  • Sad
  • ¬†Relieved
  • Sorrowful
  • Happy
Answer
Sad

14. The goldfinch chirruping changes into ‘Whisperings’because-

  • it likes changes
  • ¬†it seems to be tired
  • it has done its job
  • it wants to fly away
Answer
it has done its job

15. What makes the earth pure and beautiful ?

  • The sky
  • ¬†The shower
  • ¬†The sea
  • All of these
Answer
All of these

16. What is described by the word ‚Äėsleek‚Äô in the poem?

  • Lizard
  • ¬†Bird
  • ¬†Branch
  • ¬†Top of the tree
Answer
Lizard

17. What does the phrase ‚Äúher barred face identity mask‚ÄĚ mean?

  • because she was brown in colour
  • due to her dark coloured yellow body
  • ¬†bird‚Äôs face became her identity and symbol of recognition
  • None of the above
Answer
 bird’s face became her identity and symbol of recognition

18. What instance of Alliteration has been used in the poem ‚ÄėThe Laburnum Top‚Äô out of the following options?

  • engine of her family
  • her barred face
  • Sleek as a lizard
  • ¬†September sunlight
Answer
 September sunlight

19. What happened to the bird in the end of the poem?

  • ¬†she flew away
  • she stayed at the tree
  • ¬†she went to other tree
  • ¬†she went to bring some food for her younger ones
Answer
 she flew away

20. Why was Goldfinch’s body barely visible?

  • ¬†due to her dark coloured yellow body
  • ¬†because she was small
  • ¬†because of the height of the tree
  • because she was brown in colour
Answer
 due to her dark coloured yellow body

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