Directions (1 -5): Read the following poem and answer the questions given below it by selecting the most appropriate option.
Halfway down the stairs
Is a stair
Where I sit.
There isn’t any
Quite like it.
I’m not at the top:
So this is the stair
I always stop.
Halfway up the stairs
It isn’t in the nursery,
It isn’t in the town.
And all sorts of the thoughts
Run round my head:
“It isn’t really Anywhere !
It’s somewhere else
Q1. The poet usually sits on stairs because
(a) He is alone
(b) He is very lazy
(c) He feels good there
(d) He has no other place to sit
Q2. ‘I’ m not at……. I always stop’.
These lines show that the poet
(a) is unambitious
(b) is overambitious
(c) is quite satisfied
(d) None of these
Q3. The poet sits on stairs
(a) To rest
(b) To think
(c) To have nap
(d) To use its special powers
Q4. ‘It isn’t in the town’. Choose the interrogative transformation of this sentence.
(a) Is it in the town?
(b) Is it no in the town?
(c) Is not it in the town?
(d) Is it in the town not?
Q5. This poem is
(a) A satire
(b) A complex one
(c) A lament
(d) None of these
Direction (6to 10): The sentences have been given in Active/Passive Voice. Out of the four given alternatives, select the one which best expresses the same sentence in Passive/Active Voice.
Q6. Mrs. Vaijanthi teaches us literature.
(a) We have been taught literature by Mrs. Vaijanthi.
(b) Literature is being taught by Mrs. Vaijanthi to us.
(c) Literature is being taught to us by Mrs. Vaijanthi.
(d) Literature is taught by Mrs. Vaijanthi to us.
Q7. I saw the master conducting the orchestra.
(a) I saw that the orchestra was being conducted by the master.
(b) I saw the orchestra being conducted by the master.
(c) The master was seen conducting the orchestra.
(d) The master was conducting the orchestra and I saw that.
Q8. Dark clouds have overcast the evening sky.
(a) By the dark clouds the evening sky was overcast.
(b) The evening sky has been overcast by the dark clouds.
(c) Dark clouds over casted the evening sky.
(d) The sky of the evening was over casted by dark clouds.
Q9. The Marathas surrendered their fort to the Mughals after the war.
(a) After the war, the Marathas had to surrender their fort to the Mughals.
(b) The Mughals after the war took the fort surrendered by the Marathas.
(c) Their fort was surrendered by the Marathas to the Mughals after the war.
(d) The Marathas after the war surrendered their fort to the Mughals.
Q10. Do you intimidate your younger brothers?
(a) Were your younger brothers being intimidated by you?
(b) Are your younger brothers intimidated by you?
(c) Have your younger brothers being intimidated by you?
(d) Are your younger brothers being intimidated by you?
S5. Ans. (d)
S8. Ans (b)
S9. Ans (c)
S10. Ans (b)
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