Chapter-3: Keeping Quiet

 

1 . Who is the poet of this poem?

  • Neruda
  • Pablo
  • Pablo Neruda
  • None of these

2. What does the poet feel is needed to be at peace?

  • meeting with people
  • talking with people
  • interaction with the people
  • Soul searching

3. What is the original language of the poem?

  • English
  • French
  • Pali
  • Spanish

4. The poet appeals to the readers to keep quiet for –

  • twenty seconds
  • twelve hours
  • thirty seconds
  • twelve seconds

5. Where would they be walking?

  • in the park
  • along the river
  • in the shade
  • on the road

6. According to the poet what creates barriers?

  • interactions
  • reactions
  • fighting
  • languages

7. What does man threaten himself with?

  • death
  • birth
  • robbery
  • suicide

8. Fishermen in the cold sea would not harm –

  • seahorses
  • mermaids
  • whales
  • tortoises

9. What does the title of the poem suggest?

  • Inactivity
  • noise
  • unhappiness
  • Maintenance of silence

Answer

Maintenance of silence

10. What would everyone feel at that exotic moment?

  • happy
  • content
  • dancing
  • strange blissful oneness

Answer

strange blissful oneness

11. What does counting upto 12 signify and how will it help?

  • hours of the day
  • months of a year
  • it will help to create peace and harmony
  •  all

12. What does the style of the poem symbolise, that the poet used to write with?

  • desires
  •  happiness
  •  hope
  • desire and hope

13. What is the poet expecting from fishermen?

  •  to find more fish
  •  to go deeper into the sea
  •  to think and stop harming the fish
  •  none

Answer

to think and stop harming the fish

14. What will happen if there are no engines and no crowd?

  •  noise will be lessened
  • no crowd on roads
  •  no traffic rush
  •  it will create a perfect, happy moment

Answer

it will create a perfect, happy moment

15. Man needs to learn a lesson from

  • moon
  •  stars
  •  earth
  •  sun

16. Which images in the poem show that the poet condemns or hate violence?

  •  fishermen not harming whales
  • wars leaving behind no survivors to celebrate
  • poet’s refusal to deal with death
  •  All these

17. According to the poet wars that are fought have no

  • soldiers
  • weapons
  •  fighter planes
  •  survivors

18. What are the different kinds of wars mentioned in the poem?

  • War against humanity
  • War against nature
  •  War with gases and fire
  • All these

19. Cold sea’ is a poetic device

  • personification
  • transferred epithet
  •  metaphor
  •  alliteration

Answer

transferred epithet

20. How does the poet perceive life?

Answer

a continuous evolution of nature

 

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