You are going to go through Sample Questions ON SAMPLE QUESTIONS ON POEMS CBSE CLASS 10 (DUST OF SNOW, FIRE AND ICE, TIGER IN THE ZOO AND CUSTARD DRAGON)To score better in CBSE examinations, the role of sample questions is immense, A learner has to practise rigorously to master the topic and put in the examination meticulously without making any mistakes. Sample questions help to cope with the pattern and dos and don ts that CBSE desires a learner to achieve. Here in the lessonSAMPLE QUESTIONS ON POEMS CBSE CLASS 10 (DUST OF SNOW, FIRE AND ICE, TIGER IN THE ZOO AND CUSTARD DRAGON) experts made it sure that sample questions come with the design and blueprint prescribed by CBSE.So let us find out SAMPLE QUESTIONS ON POEMS CBSE CLASS 10 (DUST OF SNOW, FIRE AND ICE, TIGER IN THE ZOO AND CUSTARD DRAGON)

A. Choose the correct option from the following.

1. The way a crow /Shook down on me/The dust of snow/From a hemlock tree ..In the following pictures find the incorrect one reflecting a crow

 2. “And saved some part /Of a day I had rued”. Here the expression ‘SAVED’ has –

a. Biblical connection b. Connection with protection. C. both a  and b  d. None of these

3. “Some say the world will end in fire
Some say in ice.” Find out the figures of speech used in the lines.

a.Simile. b. Antithesis c. personification d. hyperbole

4.Who are the two sources Frost got his inspiration to write the poem from?

a. Wordsworth and Dante b. Dante and Harley c. Shakespeare and Dante d.  Dante and Coleridge

5. “Belinda was as brave as a barrel full of bears” Of the following expressions ,which one is NOT relfecting literal meaning of ‘barrel’

6. “And he held in his teeth a cutlass bright”….What is ‘cutlass bright’

a. Bright glasss b. A Bright steel c. Bright saw d. A Bright Sword

7. “It was clear that the pirate meant no good” Which one of the following connects to the description of pirate?

8. “Near the water hole/Where plump deer pass” ….Here ‘plump’ is an-

a.Noun  b. Adjective c. Non finite verb d. Finite verb

9. “He should be snarling around houses”…Here ‘snarling’ is an example of

a. personification b. metaphor c. epigram d. onomatopoeia

10. “Terrorising the village!” ….Here the above sentence is an example of-

a. Synechdoche b. Metonymy c. Zeugma d. Antithesis

 B. Answer the following questions in about 40 to 50 words each. (Any two) 2×2=4

      1. Custard humbly accepts that other animals are braver than him. Give a reason to support your stance that humility is a virtue worth possessing.

      2. It is said that an animal’s eyes have the power to speak a great language. Explain with

reference to the tiger.

     3. What does the presence of a hemlock tree tell you about the setting of the poem?
    4. “Fire and Ice” was first published in 1920. Briefly explain how the WW I might have influenced the theme of the poem.

      C. Answer the following questions in about 50 to 60 words each. (Any two) 3×2=6

     1. . The poem(custard dragon) is a light-hearted ballad with a powerful message. If the poem was written in any other style, do you think it would have created the same effect on readers? Justify your response with reason(s).

     2. What do you think the tiger would say to you, as a visitor? You may begin like this:

Please stop staring. You have no idea……………(continue)……….
3. The crow and hemlock are usually used as negative references in literature. How is this different in this poem?
4. Fire and Ice projects a pessimistic outlook. Comment.

     D. Answer the following questions in about 100 words each. (Any two) 5×2=10

     1. Custard was discriminated against, bullied and made fun of. Such behaviour often has a disastrous impact on the victims and etches a permanent scar on their minds. Write opinions of Wanda and Mandela on this issue.

Wanda: In my personal opinion, ……………………………….(continue)

Nelson Mandela: I strongly believe that…………………….(continue)

2. Imagine that Man has been accused by the tiger of cruelty in an animal court. What would be the tiger’s two major accusations and how would Man defend them? Present your answer in two paragraphs.

3. As a crow you feel highly injured by the incorrect perception humans have

about your species. Imagine yourself to be a crow and write your opinion about this prejudice. Make a case for breaking stereotypes.
4. Most of your classmates, like Frost, feel that man’s greed and rage or hate, would lead the world to its destruction.

You feel that the ‘fire and ice’ in Mankind can be addressed to create a harmonious world. Write a speech, for your classmates, expressing your belief/s with respect to the poem.