Directions(1-5): Read the poem carefully and answers the following questions.
Every year they create “The Saviour’
Maa Durga on lion
With her blood stained ‘Trishul’
Piercing the rock chest
Of the dark demon Mahishasur
Intoxicated with the vintage of invincibility
Every year they worship ‘The Saviour’
Maa Durga on lion
As the winner of good over the bad
The dark demon Mahishasur
The image of all Evils
Misdirected ambitions and violence
Every year they have time enough!
To do injustice, and acts all nefarious
As the dark demon Mahishasur did.
They know they’ll get
Salvation for all their sins
By offering Pushpanjali on ‘Navami’
And delve deep in the same,
And collect ‘Chanda’ to create
Mother Durga again.
Q2. What does ‘invincible’ mean?
(a) Pertaining to old times
(b) Which cannot be convinced
(c) Easily conquered
(d) One which cannot be conquered easily
Q3. Explain, ‘To Create Maa Durga Again’.
(a) Next year the Goddess will be worshipped again
(b) People will get reason to celebrate and enjoy
(c) Man will keep on repeating his mistakes
(d) Want for salvation
Q4. Suggest a suitable title for the poem.
(a) Vintage of Invincibility
(b) Maa Durga
(c) Pushpanjali on Navmi
(d) The Worshipped Sin
Q5. What lesson did Maa Durga teach by killing the demon?
(a) The powerful always wins
(b) Weak people will have to surrender one day
(c) Good always wins over the bad
(d) God is more powerful than demons
Directions(6-10)Choose the most suitable answer that identifies the conjunction in the sentence.
Q6. He is very clever and hardworking ____ he can’t pass his exams.
(a) in spite of
Q7____ I was told I would get a medal for it, it hadn’t occurred to me that my work was anything exceptional.
Q8. ___ he had free time, he sat in his cabin, making the shape of a mortar.
(d) In case
Q9. The romantic movements were important as a corrective to the machine ____ they called attention to essential elements in life that were left out of the mechanical world – picture.
Q10. In the sports arena, the spectator has the illusion of being completely mobilized and utilized; ____ , the spectacle itself is one of the richest satisfactions for the esthetic sense.
(d) in case