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For 2024 Board Exam
CBSE Competency Based Questions:
Class 10
Class 12

English Poetry Worksheet For Board Exam | Class X

The Ball Poem
  1. What does the boy do when he loses his ball?

  2. Why is it useless to tell the boy that there are other balls?

  3. What will the boy learn after losing his ball ? Write two points from the poem to support your answer.

  4. What does the poet mean when he says that money is external?

  5. What does the poet mean by the phrase ' World of Possessions'?

  6. Why does the poet say that he would not intrude on the boy?

  7. What does the poet mean when he says ' every man must one day know'.?

  8. What was the reaction of the boy at the loss of his ball?

  1. Mention four things that Amanda is asked not to do.

  2. How does Amanda compare herself with a mermaid?

  3. How does Amanda relate herself with Rapunzel?

  4. Why does Amanda imagine herself to be an orphan?

  5. Why do you think stanzas 2, 4, and 6 are given in parenthesis?

  6. Explain any two instances of imagery used in the poem. ( e.g. mermaid, orphan, Rapunzel?

  7. Why do you think Amanda is lost in the world of her thought in the course of the poem?

  1. Why does the poet prefer the company of animals ?

  2. Explain any four points of comparison between human beings and animals.

  3. Why are humans unhappy according to the poet?

  4. How are animals shown to be different in the poem?

  5. Explain the line ' Did I pass that way huge times ago and negligently drop them? ' Explain in the context of the poem.

  6. What are the tokens that the poet says he may have dropped long ago?

  7. Why does the poet say that humans have the mania of owning things?

Note: Dear Students,

Prepare the answers of these questions as a 20-mark test will be taken on Monday/Tuesday ( according to your timetable) on these questions.

Any ten questions will come from the above worksheet.
Extract Questions will be uploaded after the test on Monday/Tuesday as per your timetable.
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