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Test: An Elementary School Classroom in a slum- Extract Based Type Questions- 1 - Question 1

Read the extracts given below and answer any one of the two extracts given below:

Surely, Shakespeare is wicked,the map a bad example,

With ships and sun and love tempting them to steal-

For lives that slyly turn in their cramped holes

From fog to endless night ?

Q. What kind of future does the slum children have?

Detailed Solution for Test: An Elementary School Classroom in a slum- Extract Based Type Questions- 1 - Question 1
In the elementary school of the slum their future is dark and misty because of the slum environment. They have nothing new and encouraging in their lives. They are trapped in their miseries of despair, diseases and utter poverty. In these narrow streets their fate is sealed.
Test: An Elementary School Classroom in a slum- Extract Based Type Questions- 1 - Question 2

Read the extracts given below and answer any one of the two extracts given below:

Surely, Shakespeare is wicked,the map a bad example,

With ships and sun and love tempting them to steal-

For lives that slyly turn in their cramped holes

From fog to endless night ?

Q. What are the images of ships and sun signify in the above lines?

Detailed Solution for Test: An Elementary School Classroom in a slum- Extract Based Type Questions- 1 - Question 2
The poet wants that these children should be properly educated, so that they get the energy and warmth of the sun which is symbolic of light and knowledge.
Test: An Elementary School Classroom in a slum- Extract Based Type Questions- 1 - Question 3

Read the extracts given below and answer any one of the two extracts given below:

Surely, Shakespeare is wicked,the map a bad example,

With ships and sun and love tempting them to steal-

For lives that slyly turn in their cramped holes

From fog to endless night ?

Q. What tempts the children in the classroom to steal?

Detailed Solution for Test: An Elementary School Classroom in a slum- Extract Based Type Questions- 1 - Question 3
According to the poet the pictures and maps in the elementary school classroom are meaningless because the map does not include their world of narrow lanes. They live like rats in their cramped holes where fog and darkness dominate their lives. So blot their maps with slums as big as doom.
Test: An Elementary School Classroom in a slum- Extract Based Type Questions- 1 - Question 4

Read the extracts given below and answer any one of the two extracts given below:

And yet, for these

Children, these windows, not this map, their world,

Where all their future’s painted with a fog,

A narrow street sealed in with a lead sky

Far far from rivers, capes, and stars of words.

Q. What is the future of the children?

Detailed Solution for Test: An Elementary School Classroom in a slum- Extract Based Type Questions- 1 - Question 4
In the elementary school of the slum their future is dark and misty because of the slum environment. They have nothing new and encouraging in their lives. They are trapped in their miseries of despair, diseases and utter poverty. In these narrow streets their fate is sealed.
Test: An Elementary School Classroom in a slum- Extract Based Type Questions- 1 - Question 5

Read the extracts given below and answer any one of the two extracts given below:

And yet, for these

Children,these windows, not this map, their world,

Where all their future’s painted with a fog,

A narrow street sealed in with a lead sky

Far far from rivers, capes, and stars of words.

Q. What do the words ‘future’s painted with fog’ imply?

Detailed Solution for Test: An Elementary School Classroom in a slum- Extract Based Type Questions- 1 - Question 5
The future of these children is dark and uncertain. So, the speaker says that it is painted with a fog.
Test: An Elementary School Classroom in a slum- Extract Based Type Questions- 1 - Question 6

Read the extracts given below and answer any one of the two extracts given below:

On sour cream walls,donations,Shakespeare’s head,

Cloudless at dawn,civilized dome riding all cities.

Belled, flowery, Tyrolese valley. Open handed map

Awarding the world its world.

Q. What are ‘donations’ above?

Detailed Solution for Test: An Elementary School Classroom in a slum- Extract Based Type Questions- 1 - Question 6
The colour of the classroom walls is 'sour cream' or off white. This colour suggests the decaying aspect and pathetic condition of the lives of the children in a slum-school.
Test: An Elementary School Classroom in a slum- Extract Based Type Questions- 1 - Question 7

Read the extracts given below and answer any one of the two extracts given below:

On sour cream walls, donations, Shakespeare’s head,

Cloudless at dawn, civilized dome riding all cities.

Belled, flowery, Tyrolese valley. Open handed map

Awarding the world its world.

Q. What is not described above?

Detailed Solution for Test: An Elementary School Classroom in a slum- Extract Based Type Questions- 1 - Question 7
Hawaiian islands is not described above.
Test: An Elementary School Classroom in a slum- Extract Based Type Questions- 1 - Question 8

Read the extracts given below and answer any one of the two extracts given below:

The stunted, unlucky heir

Of twisted bones, reciting a father’s gnarled disease,

His lesson, from his desk. At back of the dim class

One unnoted, sweet and young. His eyes live in a dream,

Of squirrel’s game, in tree room, other than this.

Q. Who is sitting ‘unnoted’?

Detailed Solution for Test: An Elementary School Classroom in a slum- Extract Based Type Questions- 1 - Question 8
A small child who sits at the back of the class is referred to as 'unnoted, sweet and young. ' The whole class is dull and dim but this particular child is different from others. His eyes are full of dreams of being a squirrel and playing in a hollow tree.
Test: An Elementary School Classroom in a slum- Extract Based Type Questions- 1 - Question 9

Read the extracts given below and answer any one of the two extracts given below:

The stunted, unlucky heir

Of twisted bones, reciting a father’s gnarled disease,

His lesson, from his desk. At back of the dim class

One unnoted, sweet and young. His eyes live in a dream,

Of squirrel’s game, in tree room, other than this.

Q. What is a tree room here?

Detailed Solution for Test: An Elementary School Classroom in a slum- Extract Based Type Questions- 1 - Question 9
The tree room in poem "Elementary school in a slum" is the room which the build on the trees where the squirrels play. The boy with the 'rat's eyes' was dreaming to escape from the dim light of the class and move out of the room to the bright and openness of the tree room.
Test: An Elementary School Classroom in a slum- Extract Based Type Questions- 1 - Question 10

Read the extracts given below and answer any one of the two extracts given below:

The stunted, unlucky heir

Of twisted bones, reciting a father’s gnarled disease,

His lesson, from his desk. At back of the dim class

One unnoted, sweet and young. His eyes live in a dream,

Of squirrel’s game, in tree room, other than this.

Q. Who is the ‘unlucky heir’ above?

Detailed Solution for Test: An Elementary School Classroom in a slum- Extract Based Type Questions- 1 - Question 10
The unlucky heir refers to the little boy from the slum who has inherited a disfigured, gnarled and diseased body.
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