30. Unseen Poem Comprehension for Class 8

By | July 12, 2021


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.
They, too, aware of sun and air and water,
Are fed by peaceful harvest, by war’s long winter starv’d
Their hands are ours, and in their lines, we read
A labour not different from our own.
Remember they have eyes like ours that wake
Or sleep, and strength that can be won
By love. In every land is the common life
That all can recognize and understand.
Let us remember, whenever we are told
To hate our brothers, it is ourselves
That we shall dispossess, betray, condemn.
Remember, we who take arms against each other.
It is the human earth that we defile,
Our hells of fire and dust outrage the innocence
Of the air that is everywhere our own.
Remember, no men are foreign and no countries strange.                          

On the basis of your reading of the above poem, choose the correct option from the ones given. Write the correct option in your answer sheet.

1. What is there under all uniforms is

 (a) a human body                                                (b) a single body

 (c) a plain body                                                   (d) along body

2. What starves a man as given in the poem is

(a) quarrel                                                             (b) fight

 (c) war                                                                  (d) battle

3.Hating our brother’s means

 (a) betraying                                                     (b) condemning

(c) dispossessing                                              (d) all the three

4. If we fight against our own brothers, we

 (a) starve                                                       (b) make the earth dirty

(c) make the earth hellish                         (d) spoil the earth

5. The word ‘betray’ means

(a) deceive                                                  (b) ill-treat

(c) dishonest                                             (d) frustrate

6.`… we who take arms …’ means

 (a) who twist arms                             (b) who handle arms

 (c) who raise voices                           (d) who fight together

7. In fighting together we

 (a) shrug our shoulders                 (b) make the earth dirty

(c) spoil the earth                            (d) make the earth useless


  1. (b) a single body
  2. (c) war
  3. (d) all the three
  4. (b) make the earth dirty
  5. (a) deceive
  6. (d) who fight together
  7. (b) make the earth dirty

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