Chapter-6.1 NO MEN ARE FOREIGN- Extra Questions and Notes

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Extra Questions, Notes, Assignment and study material for Class 9th as Per CBSE Syllabus

Chapter-6.1  English Language and Literature

Lesson Name- NO MEN ARE FOREIGN

ByJames Kirkup

 Introduction of the lesson- NO MEN ARE FOREIGN

INTRODUCTION

Have you ever thought of some people as strange, or other countries as “foreign”? We have many ways to think of other people as different from “us”, as “them”. “They” may belong to a different country, or speak a different language. In this poem, however. the poet reminds us of the many ways in which we are all the same: for we are all human.

(क्या आपने कभी सोचा है कि कुछ लोग अजीब होते है और कुछ देशों को हम ‘विदेश’ कहते हैं ? हम कईं प्रकार से दूसरे लोगों को अपने से भिन्न मान सकते हैं और अपने -आपको उनसे भिन्न । हो सकता है “उनका संबंध किसी दूसरे देश के साथ हो और वे कोई दूसरी भाषा बोलते हों । इस कविता के माध्यम से कवि हमें कई विधियों के बारे में बताता है, जिससे हम अपने-आपको दूसरे के समान मान सकते हैं । इनमें सबसे बड़ा कारण हमारा इंसान होना है ।)

Important Word-Meanings of difficult words from the lesson- NO MEN ARE FOREIGN

WORD MEANING

Word-Meanings : Foreign = of other country/the other country, दूसरे देश का या दूसरा देश ; beneath =under, नीचे ; uniform = (here) skin, चमड़ी I Aware = conscious, जागरूक ; fed = given food to eat, भोजन करना ; harvest = reaping corn,फसल एकत्र करना ; starved = die with hunger, भूख से मरना l Strength = power:बल या शक्ति ; land =country, देश ; recognise = know,पहचानना l  Dispossessto put out of possession, अधिकार मुक्त कर देना ; betray = cheat,धोखा देना ;  condemn = criticise, निंदा करना  I Defile = make dirty/pollute, प्रदूषित करते हैं ; outrage = excessive violence, अत्यधिक अत्याचार ; innocence = hannlessness, पवित्रता I

Short and Simple Summary of the lesson in English– NO MEN ARE FOREIGN / Summary in simple Words/ Critical appreciation of the lesson – NO MEN ARE FOREIGN

Summary:

‘No Men Are Foreign’ is a beautiful poem giving a message of unity and hannons among all people and nations of the world. The poet says that (in this world) no men are strange and no countries are foreign. We are all human beings. We have a common soul. It is true that our skin may be of different colour but our soul is the same. We may belong to a different country and speak a different language but we all enjoy the beauty of nature.

We should remember that our eyes that wake, sleep and love are alike all over the world. It is a fact that wherever we may be but we can defeat strength with love. We should keep in mind that if we hate others it means that we hate to ourselves. In the end the poet says that people arc polluting this earth by their deeds. We should protect our atmosphere and keep in mind that this universe is the creation of God and we all are one.

 Summary in Hindi/ NO MEN ARE FOREIGN

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SUMMARY IN HINDI

‘No Men Are Foreign’ संसार के सभी लोगों और राष्ट्रों के बीच एकता और समरसता का संदेश देने वाली एक सुंदर कविता है । कवि कहता है कि इस संसार में कोई  भी व्यक्ति अजीब नहीं है और कोई भी राष्ट्र परदेस नहीं है । हम सभी इंसान है । हम सभी की आत्मा एक समान है । यह सच है कि हमारी चमड़ी तो अलग-अलग रंगों की हो सकती है परंतु हमारी आत्मा तो एक जैसी है । हो सकता है कि हम किसी दूसरे देश में रहते हो और कोई दूसरी भाषा बोलते हो लेकिन हम सभी प्रकृति का पूर्ण रूप से आनंद लेते है ।

   हमें यह याद रखना चाहिए कि हमारी आँखें जो जागने सोने और प्यार करने का कार्य करती है । सारे संसार में एक समान है ।यह एक तथ्य है कि चाहे हम कहीं पर भी रहें हम ताकत को प्यार से पराजित कर सकते है । हमें अपने मन में यह बात रखनी चाहिए कि यदि हम दूसरों से घृणा करते है तो इसका अर्थ यह है कि हम स्वयं से ही घृणा करते है । अंत में कवि कहता है कि लोग अपने कार्यों से इस धस्ती को प्रदूषित रहे हैं ।  हमें अपने पर्यावरण को बचाना चाहिए और यह बात ध्यान में रखनी चाहिए कि यह सारा ब्रम्हांड भगवान की सृजना है और हम सभी एक हैं ।

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 COMPREHENSION OF STANZAS

STANZA

Remember, no men are strange, no countries foreign

 Beneath all uniforms, a single body breathes

 Like ours : the land our brothers walk upon

 Is earth like this, in which we all shall lie.

हिंदी अनुवाद – कवि कहता है कि हमारे लिए कोई भी व्यक्ति अजनबी नहीं है और कोई भी देश विदेश नहीं है I हम सभी मानव होने के नाते एक समान है और प्रत्येक के नीचे एक ही प्रकार का शरीर होता है l हमारी भाँति हमारे भाई भी इस धरती पर चलते है और इसी धरती में ही हम सभी को समा जाना है I

Questions :

(a)  What should we remember ?

(b)  What uniforms is the poet talking about ?

(c)  Where does our brothers walk ?

(d)  Where shall we all lie in the end of our life ?

(e)  Name the poem and the poet.

 Answers :

(a)  We should remember that no men are strange and no country is foreign.

(b)  The different uniforms by different kind of people.

(c)  They walk on this earth.

(d)  We all shall lie in the earth in the end of our life.

(e)  The name of the poem is ‘No Men Are Foreign’ and the name of the poet is ‘James Kirkup’.

 

STANZA 2

   They, too, aware of sun and air and water,

 Are fed by peaceful harvests, by war’s lone winter starv’d.

 Their hands are ours, and in their lines we read

A labour not different from our own.

हिंदी अनुवाद– सभी को धूप ,हवा और जल का ज्ञान है और उनका समृद्ध फसलों के द्वारा पोषण होता है और अब शीत काल के भुखमरी वाले दिन बीत गए हैं l हम सभी एक समान हैं l

 Questions :

(a)  Who does they refer to in this stanza ?

(b)  What are they fed by ?

(c)  What are they starved by ?

(d)  How is a labourer different from us ?

(e)  Name the poet.

 Answers :

(a)  They refers to the other people of the world.

(b)  They are fed by peaceful harvests.

(c)  They are starved by long winter

(d)  A labour is little different from any one of us.

(e)  The name of the poet is ‘James Kirkup’.

STANZA 3

 Remember they have eyes like ours that wake

Or sleep, and strength that can be won

By love. In every land is common life ‘

That all can recognise and understand.

हिंदी अनुवाद – याद रखो कि अन्य देशों में रहने वाले लोगों की ऑंखें भी हमार्री ही आँखों की तरह जागती और सोती हैं I और हम उन लोगों के बल को भी प्यार की ताकत से जीत सकते हैं I प्रत्येक देश में जीवन एक समान है और हम इसको अच्छी तरह से पहचान और समझ सकते हैं I

 Questions

   (a) What do the eyes do ?

 (b)  How can strength be won ?

 (c)  What is common in every land ?

 (d)  What can all recognise and understand ?

 (e)  Name of the poem .

 Answers :

(a)  The eyes wake and sleep.

(b)  Strength can he won with love.

(c)   Life is common in every land.

(d)  All can recognise and understand that life is common in every land.

(e)   The name of the poem is ‘No Men Are Foreign’.

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STANZA 4

Let us remember, whenever we are told

To hate our brothers, it is ourselves

 That we shall dispossess, betray, condemn.

 Remember, we who lake arms against each other

हिंदी अनुवाद – आओ , हम हमेशा याद रखें कि जब कभी भी हमें अपने भाइयों से घृणा करते हैं और हम अपने आपको ही अधिकार मुक्त करते हैं और अपने आपको ही धोखा देते हैं और अपना ही अपमान करते हैं I  याद रखो हम एक-दूसरे के खिलाफ हथियार उठाते हैं I वे हम अपने खिलाफ उठाते हैं I

Questions :

 (a)  Who are we told to hate ?

 (b)  Whom do we hate when we hate other ?

(C)   What are we doing to our fellow beings ?

 (d)  Write the Name of the poem.

(e)  Write the Name of the poet.

 Answers :

(a)  Who are told to hate our brothers.

(b)  When we hate others we hate ourselves.

(c)   We are dispossing; betraying and criticising our fellow beings.

(d)  The name of the Poem is ‘No Men Are Foreign’.’

(e)  The name of the Poet is ‘James Kirkup’ .

STANZA 5

It is the human earth that we defile.

Our hells of fire and dust outrage the innocence

Of air that is everywhere our own,

Remember, no men are foreign, and no countries strange.

हिंदी अनुवाद – हम अपने कार्यों से धरती माता को प्रदूषित करते जा रहे हैं I हम ज्वाला और धूल से इस वायु की पवित्रता को , जो हमारे जीवन का आधार है , नष्ट करते जा रहे हैं I  याद रखो , कोई भी व्यक्ति विदेशी नहीं है और कोई भी देश अजीब नहीं हैं I 

Questions :

 (a)  What are we doing to the earth ?

(b)  What are outraging this earth ?

(c)  What can we call our own ?

 (d)  Is there any strange country ?

(e)  What should we remember ?

Answers :

(a)  We are polluting this earth.

(b)  Hells of fire and dust are outraging this earth.

 (c)  We can call the air our own.

(d)  No,.there is not any strange country.

 (e)  We should remember that no men are foreign and no country is strange.

Additional Very Short Answer Type Questions

1. What should we remember about men ?

Ans. We should remember that no men are strange.

2. What should we remember about countries ?

Ans. We should remember that no countries are foreign.

3. Where do we all walk upon ?

Ans. We all walk upon the same earth.

4. Where shall we all lie in the end

Ans. In the end we all shall lie in the earth.

5. What are all men fed by ?

Ans. All men are fed by peaceful harvests.

6. What do you mean by peaceful harvest ?

 Ans. By peaceful harvests we mean the crops grown during the period of peace.

7. What do you mean ‘wars’ long winter ?

Ans. It means the painful days of war when we are kept indoors.

8. What are we doing to the human earth ?

Ans. We are polluting the human earth.

9. Why should we not hate others ?

Ans. We should not hate others because they all are our brothers.

10. What do you mean by ‘hells of fire and dust’?

 Ans. ‘Hells of fire and dust’ means the wars that cause a lot of destruction.

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 Value Based Questions and Answers of NO MEN ARE FOREIGN

QUICK REVIEW OF THE POEM

1.What should we remember ?

     (A) No men are strange                                           (B) No countries are foreign

     (C) both (A) and (B)                                                   (D) none of the above

     Ans. (C) both (A) and (B)

2.A single body breathes beneath all ………..

    (A) uniforms                                                                  (B) souls

    (C) heads                                                                         (D) all of the above

    Ans. (A) uniforms

3.In the end we all shall lie in

      (A) earth                                                                        (B) water

      (C) fire                                                                            (D) air

     Ans. (A) Earth

4.What are all people aware of ?

     (A) sun                                                                            (B) air

     (C) water                                                                        (D) all of the above

    Ans. (D) all of the above

5.What are we doing to the human earth ?

    (A) defiling                                                                      (B) saving

    (C) decorating                                                               (D) sustaining

  Ans. (A) defiling

6.We should we bate ?

    (A) our brothers                                                           (B) our enemies

   (C) decorating                                                                (D) we should hate none

 Ans. (D) we should hate none

7.What message does the poet want to convey in thr poem ‘No Men Are Foreign’ ?

   (A) all men are our brothers                                     (B) all men are good

   (C)all men are bad                                                         (D) God is everywhere  

  Ans.(A) all men are our brothers 

8.Who is the poet of the poem ‘No Men Are Foreign’ ?

    (A) James Kirkup                                                                          (B) W.B.Yeats

    (C) Robert Frost                                                                            (D) Phoebe Cary

    Ans. (A) James Kirkup

9.How can strength be won ?

    (A) by War                                                                                      (B) by hatred

    (C) by love                                                                                      (d) by strength

   Ans. (C) by love

10.What should we not do to others ?

       (A) love                                                                                         (B) hate

      (C) care                                                                                          (D) meet

   Ans. (B) hate

 

 

 

 

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