The Road Not Taken- Multiple Choice Questions

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The Road Not Taken

By- Robert Frost

Multiple Choice Extra Questions-

Read the following extracts and choose the correct option :

  1. I shall be telling this with a sigh

Somewhere ages and ages hence :

Two roads diverged in a wood, and I –

I took the one less travelled by,

And that has made all the difference.

(a) ‘Sigh’ means :

(i) regret                                       (ii) to hate

(iii) not to feel sorry                    (iv) to be indifferent

 (b) What has made all the difference in the poet’s life?

(i) Choosing a travelled road     (ii) Choosing a less travelled road

(iii) By not choosing any road   (iv) By not being weak

(c) ‘Road’ is a metaphor for :

(i) travelling wisely                     (ii) good health

(iii) choices we make in life      (iv) morning walks

Ans : (a) (i) (b) (ii) (c) (iii)

 2. And both that morning equally lay

In leaves, no step had trodden back.

Oh, I kept the first for another day!

Yet knowing how way leads on to the way

I doubted if I should ever come back


 (a) Both’ in line one refers to :

(i) leaves                                       (ii) roads

(iii) steps                                       (iv) the poet and his friends

 (b) The poet chose to travel on another road because :

(i) it was easier                            (ii) it was shorter and easier

(iii) it was grassy and wanted wear               

(iv) he was sure of his success in that way

 (c) The poet doubted if :

(i) he could ever finish his journey  (ii) he could meet his family again

(iii) he could join his friend            (iv) he could ever come back to travel the first road

Ans : (a) (ii) (b) (iii) (c) (iv)


  1. Then took the other, as just as fair,

And having perhaps the better claim,

Because it was grassy and wanted wear;

(a) The poet didn’t take the first road as :

(i) It had worn out by continuous use       (ii) It had been tried and tested

(iii) It was expected of him                         (iv) It looked shabby

(b) The second road had the better claim as :

(i) It had been laying waste                   

(ii) It was attractive with green grassy carpet

(iii) It needed to be explored                         

(iv) It was full of surprises

 (c) The poet’s decision to take the other road indicates that he is :

(i) Adventurous                                               (ii) Calculative

(iii) Opportunist                                              (iv) Careful

Ans. (a) (i) (b) (iii) (c) (i)


  1. Yet knowing how way leads on to way,

I doubted if I should ever come back.

 (a) In this extract, the poet is describing.

(i) a road                                                                                  (ii) his love for trekking

(iii) two roads, the one he chose and the reason for his choice

(iv) his tastes

 (b) The poet doubts his comeback because

(i) he continues to follow the road he chooses                       (ii) he is very lazy

(iii) he is a man on the move                                                   (iv) he never repeats himself

(c) The first line of the extract can be explained as_________ .

(i) the world is round                                                  (ii) all roads have a dead end

(iii) all roads join at an intersection                             (iv) all roads lead to other roads

Ans. (a) (iii) (b) (i) (c) (iv)


  1. Two roads diverged in a yellow wood,

And sorry I could not travel both

And be one traveller, long I stood

To where it bent in the undergrowth

 (a) The poet is standing :

(i) at a crossing                                                            (ii) at a crossing in the autumn season

(iii) where two roads cross                                          (iv) in a forest

(b) He sees before him :

(i) a yellow forest and roads                                       (ii) two roads crossing

(iii) a dense forest                                                       (iv) two roads diverging in a forest

 (c) His desire at this moment is to :

(i) cross the road                                                         (ii) travel further

(iii) travel on both the roads                                        (iv) see the forest

Ans. (a) (iii) (b) (iv) (c) (iii)


  1. “And both that morning equally lay

In leaves, no step had trodden black.

Oh, I kept the first for another day!

Yet knowing how way leads on to way,

I doubted if I should ever come back.”


 (a) The poet decided that :

(i) he would take the second road and leave the first one for some other day

(ii) he would take the frequently trodden road

(iii) he would go back and decide later on                 (iv) he would take the first road

(b) ‘Leaves no step had trodden black’ implies :

(i) that the road was not taken by anyone                  (ii) that it was not a safe road

(iii) that the poet was not interested in taking the road

(iv) None of the above

(c) ‘Should ever come back’show that the poet was :

(i) confident                                                                            (ii) indecisive

(iii) optimistic                                                                          (iv) pessimistic

Ans. (a) (i) (b) (i) (c) (ii)

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