Animals- Extract Based comprehension test Questions

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Animals is one of the Poem taken from First Flight. It is well explained through Animals Introduction, Message from the chapter Animals, Theme, Title, Characters in the lesson Animals, Summary in English Animals, Summary in Hindi, Word meanings from Animals, complete lesson in Hindi, Extracts, Long answers, Short answers, Very short Answers, MCQs of the lesson Animals and much more.


By Walt Whitman

Extract Based / comprehension test  Questions and Answers of Animals

 Read the extracts and answer the questions that follow

1. They do not sweat and whine about their condition,

   They do not lie awake in the dark and weep for their sins,

 They do not make me sick discussing their duty to God,

 Not one is dissatisfied, not one is demented with

 the mania of owning things.

(a) Who are ‘they’ in the above lines?

(b) Why is the poet speaking in their favour?

(c) How do they feel for their sins?

(d) What do they not do at their conditions?

Ans. (a) ‘They’ are animals.

(b) He does so because the animals never complain about their problems, and they never hold grudges, unlike human beings. The poet thus prefers animals to humans.

(c) They do not lie awake in the dark and weep.

(d) They do not sweat and whine.

2.”Not one is dissatisfied, not one is demented with

   the mania of owning things,

   Not one kneels to another, nor to his kind that

    lived thousands of years ago,

   Not one is respectable or unhappy over the whole earth.”

(a) Who does the phrase ‘Not one’ refer to in the extract?

(b) Whom does the poet infer from the last line as ‘unhappy’ creatures?

(c) What does ‘demented with the mania of owning things’ — imply?

(d) What does not show that animals believe in equality?

Ans. (a) Animals.

(b) Human beings.

(c) This implies becoming mad for hoarding things.

(d) They do not kneel before others of their kind.

3. I think I could turn and live with animals, they are

So placid and self-contained

 I stand and look at them long and long.

(a) Name the poem and the poet.

(b) What does the poet say about animals?

(c) Why does the poet want to live with animals?

(d) What attracts the animals to the poet?

Ans. (a) ‘Animals’ by Walt Whitman.

(b) They are placid, self-contained, calm and peaceful.

(c) This is because they are peaceful in nature.

(d) That they are placid and self-contained:

4. They bring me a token of myself, they evince

them plainly in their possession

I wondered where they get those tokens,

Did I pass that way huge time ago and negligently drop them?

(a) Name the poem and the poet.                                                     

(b) Who are ‘they’ in the above lines?

(c) What `token’ is the poet talking about?

(d) What do the animals teach us?

Ans. (a) ‘Animals’ by Walt Whitman.

(b) The animals.

(c} The token is the innate goodness in their nature.

(d) Animals teach us our real nature.

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