Read the following stanza and the questions given below it. Choose the
When did my childhood go?
Was it the day I ceased to be eleven
Was it the time I realised that Hell and Heaven,
Could not be found in Geography,
And therefore could not be
Was that the day!
5. What is the poet so anxious about to know?
a. The poet is anxious to know about his eleventh birthday
b. The poet is anxious to know about the sudden realisation of facts.
The poet is anxious to know about his lost childhood days.
d. The poet is anxious to know about the realities of life.
6. According to the poet, children have
about the concept of hell and heaven.
7. Identify the figures of speech in the line: Was it the time I realised that Hell and Heaven.’
8. The lines: Could not be found in Geography/And therefore could not be’ means
a. Study of Geography is not interesting
b. Imaginative places can be sought after in Geography
Heaven and hell are in the books of Geography
d. No places like heaven and hell exist on this earth
Answer the following questions in about four to five sentences each. (each carries 2 marks)