Chapter-5: A Roadside Stand

 

1.Who is the poet of A Roadside Stand?

  •  Samuel Taylor Coleridge
  •  Robert Frost
  •  Lord Byron
  •  Percy Shelley

2. Why was roadside stand built?

  • so that people can wait there
  • to make it a bus stop
  • to earn money from polished city traffic
  • none of above

Answer

to make it a bus stop

3.The city people proved unjust because –

  • they never set up factories in the rural area
  •  the did not give meaningful wages to the rural labourers
  • they never helped the poor people with money
  •  they never thought of opening a charitable dispensary in some village

Answer

they never helped the poor people with money

4.What does I stand for in the poem?

  • owner of the stand
  • city flower who stopped on the stand
  • Poet of the poem-Robert Frost
  •  None of above

Answer

Poet of the poem-Robert Frost

5.What is a Roadside Stand in the poem?

  • a bus stop
  •  a waiting point
  •  a shed outside a roadside old house
  •  none

6.Who is Robert Frost?

  •  An American storyteller
  •  An American essayist
  •  An American narrator
  • An American twentieth century poet

Answer

An American twentieth century poet

7. What does polished traffic refer to?

  •  city people
  •  smartness of city people
  • insensitive attitude of city people and their gentle appearance
  • none

Answer

insensitive attitude of city people and their gentle appearance

8. What would be the state of poor rural folk at new location ?

Answer

tension free as their needs will be looked after

9. Their state in the resettlement are would be –

Answer

their worries and tension would vanish

10. What does ‘Out of their wit’ mean in the poem?

Answer

by fooling and exploiting the poor people to their own benefit

11. The city people are greedy good doers because –

Answer

their good actions enshrine greed

12. Who are the ‘pitiful kin’ in the poem?

Answer

The poor rural folk and farmers

13. Why did a stopping car react?

Answer

to point out at the wrongly marked N and S directions

14. What is being sold on roadside stand?

Answer

wild berries, golden squash and some other similar products

15. Polished traffic refers to –

Answer

refined traffic of cars

16. Who will soothe the rural poor?

Answer

City people will soothe ‘out of their wits’

17. What was the news?

Answer

Relocation and resettlement of the rural folk to make them tension free by the government

18. Who made roadside stand and where?

Answer

The poor rural people made in the village

19. What promise was the government making to relocate the villagers?

Answer

their all needs will be looked after

20. Who are the ‘pitiful kin’ in the poem?

Answer

The poor rural folk and farmers

 

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