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Test: Laburnum Top- 1 - Question 1

How did the poet describe the top of the Laburnum tree in the poem ‘The Laburnum Top’?

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The poem “The Laburnum Top” by Ted Hughes describes the mutual relation between a Laburnum Tree and a goldfinch. Both of them are yellow in colour (the tree is yellow because of its flowers) and quite beautiful in appearance. The Laburnum Tree is beautiful, large but quite silent and getting naked because of winter.
Test: Laburnum Top- 1 - Question 2

How was the tree standing in the month of September?

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Its leaves had turned yellow and seeds had fallen down. It was a daytime in the month of September when the tree was standing still and death-like. The life-less tree becomes alive by the arrival of the Goldfinch bird. The tree is her shelter.
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Test: Laburnum Top- 1 - Question 3

Why did the Goldfinch bird came towards the tree?

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The goldfinch came to laburnum tree to build a nest on it so that she can feed her young ones. The chitterings of the young ones and their movement brought life in the tree.
Test: Laburnum Top- 1 - Question 4

What role does the tree play for the Goldfinch bird?

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The goldfinch entered the thickness of the laburnum tree because it had to reach its nest where its young ones were waiting to be fed by her. The lines that support the answer are 'a machine starts up', 'of chitterlings and a tremor of wings and trilling'.
Test: Laburnum Top- 1 - Question 5

How did the bird arrive at the other branch of the tree?

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After the goldfinch arrives on the tree, the silent and still Laburnum tree suddenly starts trembling and moving. The whole tree comes to life as the chicks of the goldfinch make a lot of noise as they chitter and trill on seeing their mother.
Test: Laburnum Top- 1 - Question 6

Why was Goldfinch’s body barely visible?

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The leaves of the Laburnum tree had turned yellow. The seeds too had fallen down. However her body which was yellow in color made her barely visible as it would mix with the color of the leaves which too was yellow in color.
Test: Laburnum Top- 1 - Question 7

What happened to the bird in the end of the poem?

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And the laburnum subsides to empty. After reaching the end of the branch, the bird makes a sweet chirping sound just like whispering and flies away towards the infinite sky. It again makes the Laburnum tree silent and death-like.
Test: Laburnum Top- 1 - Question 8

What instance of Alliteration has been used in the poem ‘The Laburnum Top’ out of the following options?

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The tree makes a sudden chirrup sound upon the bird's arrival. He compares the quickness, speed and alertness of the bird to that of a lizard. When she starts moving towards the thickness of the branch, the nestlings start chirping and flapping their wings.
Test: Laburnum Top- 1 - Question 9

What does the phrase “her barred face identity mask” mean?

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The phrase means that the bird's barred or covered face becomes her identity mask recognition.
Test: Laburnum Top- 1 - Question 10

What is described by the word ‘sleek’ in the poem?

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The goldfinch’s movement is compared to a lizard. The basis for the comparison is that it is sleek, abrupt and alert like a lizard. The same kinds of movements are observed when the goldfinch arrives on the laburnum tree.
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