Directions: Read the extract given below and answer the questions that follow (Q. Nos. 1 to 6) by selecting the correct/most appropriate options.
My mother born me in the southern wild,
And I am black, but O! My soul is white;
White as an angel is the English child:
But I am black as if bereav’d of light.
My mother taught me underneath a tree
And sitting down before the heat of day,
She took me on her lap and kissed me,
And pointing to the east began to say.
Look on the rising sun: there God does live
And gives his light, and gives his heat away.
And flowers and trees and beasts and men receive
Comfort in morning joy in the noonday.
And we are put on earth a little space,
That we may learn to bear the beams of love,
And these black bodies and this sun-burnt face
Is but a cloud, and like a shady grove.
Q1. The Little Black Boy’ was born in—
(1) The desert wastes
(2) The servants’ house
(3) The southern wild
(4) The east coast
Q2. The Little Black Boy’ wished that he could be—
Q3. The mother of the Little Black Boy’ says God put people on earth-
(1) To learn to endure his love
(2) To work off their sins
(3) To prepare them for future trials
(4) To learn how to treat one another as equals
Q4. The mother of the Little Black Boy’ says his dark skin and face are—
(1) A blessing
(2) A veil
(3) A curse
(4) A cloud
Q5. The phrase ‘like a shady grove’ is—
(1) A metaphor
(2) A simile
(3) An example of alliteration
(4) A personification
Q6. Through the phrase ‘as if bereav’d of light’, the poet hints at—
(1) Low self-esteem of the child
(2) Lack of hope for the future
(3) Color of the boy
(4) All of the above
Q7. “You ask, what has my government done for you? I can answer in two words a lot!”
The question put up here is-
(3) A prompt
Q8. According to the observation in the National Curriculum Framework (NCF)-2005, English is a language in India.
Q9. Read the exchange:
Teacher: Shall we go out to the garden and find out the names of those flowers near the corridor?
Student: Yes, yes, yeah.
Teacher: Yes, Ma’am, please.
Here, the teacher—
(1) Relates language function with politeness
(2) Makes a polite suggestion to start reading
(3) Confirms the student’s request
(4) Offers an alternative language activity
Q10. Which one of the following helps in learning the second language without using the printed text?
(1) Natural approach
(2) Language immersion
(3) Grammar-translation method
(4) Situational approach