Chapter-6: Aunt Jennifer’s Tigers

 

1. Who is the poet of the poem Aunt Jennifer’s Tigers?

  •  Adrienne Rich
  •  Jonathan Aaron
  • J. H. M. Abbott
  • Mark Abley

2. What is the poet known for?

  • She is widely known for her involvement in the contemporary women’s movement as a poet and theorist
  •  for her beauty
  •  for her philosophy
  •  for her poems

Answer

She is widely known for her involvement in the contemporary women’s movement as a poet and theorist

3. What is still fresh in Jennifer’s mind?

  • happy moments
  •  early days of marriage
  •  uncle’s attitude
  • the old unhappy memories

Answer

uncle’s attitude

4. The attitude of the poet towards Aunt Jennifer is that of –

  •  hatred
  • love
  • sympathy
  •  casual

5. What is the tone of the poem towards the end?

  • happy moments
  •  resolving
  •  hopeful
  • sad and tensed

6. How are Aunt Jennifer’s tigers different from her?

  • aunt lives in a city and tigers in forests
  • aunt is old and tigers are young
  • tigers are courageous and carefree and aunt is terrified
  • none of above

Answer

tigers are courageous and carefree and aunt is terrified

7. How do the Prancing tigers look?

  •  just like diamond
  • just like Topaz
  • just like coal
  • just like stone

8. What is presented through uncle’s character?

  •  Male strength
  • Man is powerful
  •  man is like tigers
  •  male chauvinism

9. The poem ‘Aunt Jennifer’s Tigers’ uses ‘wedding bands’, ‘tigers’, ‘terrified hands’ etc as –

  • symbols
  •  poetic devices
  •  as alliteration
  •  as a metaphor

10. How many volumes of poetry has she published?

11. Will go on prancing’ means the –

  •  spirit of freedom of the tigers will continue to exist
  • tigers will dance
  •  tigers will kill
  •  tigers will show tricks

Answer

spirit of freedom of the tigers will continue to exist

12. What lies heavily on Aunt Jennifer’s hand?

  •  needles
  •  embroideries
  • wedding ring
  •  work pressure

13. What does echo through her work?

  • Strong resistance to racism and militarism
  •  her love for poetry
  •  her passion for essay writing
  •  her wish to publish her work

Answer

A strong resistance to racism and militarism

14. Interpret terrified hands.

  •  The physical condition of aunt
  •  the mental state of aunt
  •  tensed, troubled physical and mental state of aunt Jennifer
  •  fears of aunt

Answer

tensed ,troubled physical and mental state of aunt Jennifer

15. What is the meaning of the word ‘ringed’?

Answer

circles of responsibility of married life

16. The beautiful and lifelike tigers on the panel, show Aunt Jennifer’s

17. The attitude of the poet towards Aunt Jennifer is that of

18. Proud’ and ‘unafraid’. These two adjectives have been used for

Answer

the tigers on the panel

19.She was mastered by is a reference made to the

Answer

hardships and difficulties that Aunt Jennifer faced during her lifetime

20. Will go on prancing’ means the

Answer

spirit of freedom of the tigers will continue to exist

 

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