Keeping Quiet MCQ-Class 12 English Flamingo book Poem 3

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Keeping Quiet MCQ

Q1- What does the poem’s title suggest?

A) Inactivity

B) noise

C) unhappiness

D) Maintenance of silence

Answer. D) Maintenance of silence

Q2- What is the subject of the poem?

A) the necessity to be happy

B) the need to reflect, comprehend, and feel a sense of fraternity

C) the necessity to work quietly

D) none

Answer. B) the need to reflect, comprehend, and feel a sense of fraternity

Q3- How can counting up to 12 be helpful? What does it mean?

A) hours of the day

B) months of a year

C) It will promote unity and peace.

D) all

Answer. D) all

Q4- What is the pen name of a poet?

A) Neruda

B) Pable

C) Pablo

D) Pablo Neruda

Answer. D) Pablo Neruda

Q5- What does the poet’s chosen writing style in this poem represent?

A) desires

B) happiness

C) hope

D) desire and hope

Answer. D) desire and hope

Q6- What language did the poem originally appear in?

A) English

B) French

C) Pali

D) Spanish

Answer. D) Spanish

Q7- What is the poem’s main point or message?

A) for more harmony and tranquillity, meditation and reflection

B) to prosper

C) to be happier

D) to reach out more people

Answer. A) for more harmony and tranquillity, meditation and reflection

Q8- What does the poet consider necessary for peace?

A) meeting with people

B) talking with people

C) interaction with the people

D) Soul searching

Answer. D) Soul searching

Q9- What causes barriers in the poet’s opinion?

A) interactions

B) reactions

C) fighting

D) languages

Answer. D) languages

Q10- Why does the poet want silence from the audience?

A) because it creates noise

B) he doesn’t like noise

C) it makes things unpleasant

D) because it causes misunderstandings between people, which serves as a barrier or hurdle.

Answer. D) because it causes misunderstandings between people, which serves as a barrier or hurdle.

Q11- What rhyme scheme does the poem use?

A) enclosed rhyme

B) Monorhyme

C) sonnet

D) Free verse

Answer. D) Free verse

Q12- How can remaining silent affect one’s outlook on life?

A) It is helpful to reflect and look within.

B) helps to scratch one’s soul

C) helps create new ways of thinking

D) All these

Answer. D) All these

Q13- How would remaining silent safeguard our environment?

A) through fostering attitudes of brotherhood and peace

B) no noise will be there

C) people will not fight

D) none

Answer. A) through fostering attitudes of brotherhood and peace

Q14- What is causing environmental damage?

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A) unthoughtful actions

B) violent actions

C) speaking without thinking

D) All

Answer. D) All

Q15- What does the number 12 stand for?

A) days of the week, months of the year, and hours

B) earth

C) clock

D) cricket players

Answer. A) days of the week, months of the year, and hours

Q16- What is the poem “Keeping Quiet” trying to tell us?

A) how to maintain silence

B) not to make noise

C) speaking creates noise

D) to be calm, considerate, and filled with a sense of brotherhood

Answer. D) to be calm, considerate, and filled with a sense of brotherhood

Q17- ‘Keep our arms still’ What is meant by this phrase?

A) sit quietly

B) stand quietly

C) to be inactive

D) sitting still without any movement

Answer. D) sitting still without any movement

Q18- Why is silence considered such a huge deal?

A) it helps to search our soul

B) helps us to analyse our actions

C) encourages thoughtfulness and self-discovery

D) All these

Answer. D) All these

Q19- What should be distinguished from complete dormancy or demise?

A) no movement

B) a statue

C) talking people

D) Stillness and silence

Answer. D) Stillness and silence

Q20- What might be a remedy or a deterrent to aggressive behaviour?

A) speaking practice

B) wise words

C) polished language

D) Practice of silence

Answer. D) Practice of silence

Q21- What is the melancholy the poet alludes to in the poem?

A) violence brought on by people’s lack of consideration

B) unnecessary movements

C) speaking aloud

D) fighting

Answer. A) violence brought on by people’s lack of consideration

Q22- What represents the earth?

A) persistence and a fresh start despite apparent stasis

B) stillness

C) greenery

D) prosperity

Answer. A) persistence and a fresh start despite apparent stasis

Q23- Even when everything appears to be still or dead, what remains constantly alive?

A) mountains

B) rivers

C) Sun

D) Earth and nature are always alive

Answer. D) Earth and nature are always alive

Q24- Why does the poet ask that everyone remain silent?

A) to maintain silence

B) to avoid noise

C) to be friendly

D) hoping to become more contemplative and serene

Answer. D) hoping to become more contemplative and serenel

Q25- What does the poet want readers to think about for a moment?

A) to sing

B) to close eyes

C) to stand quietly

D) to be silent and motionless

Answer. D) to be silent and motionless

Q26- How may people benefit from the periods of inactivity?

A) they will be healthy

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B) they will be happy

C) they will work easily

D) to unwind and think more carefully

Answer. D) to unwind and think more carefully

Q27- What would happen if there were no crowds or engines?

A) noise will be lessened

B) no crowd on roads

C) no traffic rush

D) It will produce a wonderful, joyful moment.

Answer. D) It will produce a wonderful, joyful moment.

Q28- Why is the quiet period referred to as Exotic?

A) because of the picturesque surroundings

B) because of the gathering

C) because of large gathering

D) due to absolute harmony and tranquillity

Answer. D) due to absolute harmony and tranquility

Q29- What would everyone be experiencing at that unusual time?

A) happy

B) content

C) dancing

D) strange blissful oneness

Answer. D) strange blissful oneness

Q30- How long is the poet expecting us to remain motionless?

A) for 10 minutes

B) for 12 minutes

C) for 15 minutes

D) till we reach 12 after one second.

Answer. D) till we reach 12 after one second.

Q31- Why does the poet request that no one use any language?

A) to avoid noise

B) to avoid loud voices

C) to avoid people

D) to prevent disagreements and miscommunications

Answer. D) to prevent disagreements and miscommunications

Q32- What does the poet anticipate of the fishermen?

A) to find more fish

B) to go deeper into the sea

C) to pause and stop endangering fish

D) none

Answer. C) to pause and stop endangering fish

Q33- What will happen to the man if he remains silent for a time while harvesting salt?

A) he will stop dropping it

B) he will look at the ground

C) he will walk carefully

D) He’ll consider the damage the salt is causing to his hands.

Answer. D) He’ll consider the damage the salt is causing to his hands.

Q34- What is meant by “injured hand”?

A) Growing needs of the man

B) growing greed of man

C) unfulfilled desires

D) Humans are becoming less sensitive to pain.

Answer. D) Humans are becoming less sensitive to pain.

Q35- How does stillness serve both nature and man?

A) both will be friends

B) man will know nature better

C) man will be healthy

D) Man will stop harming the environment, and both will recover

Answer. D) Man will stop harming the environment, and both will recover

Q36- Which images in the poem depict a poet who despises or condemns violence?

A) fishermen not harming whales

B) no survivors left to honor after conflicts

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C) poet’s refusal to deal with death

D) All these

Answer. D) All these

Q37- What metaphor from nature does the poet employ to show that remaining silent does not entail complete inactivity?

A) Sun

B) Soil

C) earth

D) Nature and earth

Answer. D) Nature and earth

Q38- What are the many types of warfare that the poem alludes to?

A) War against humanity

B) War against nature

C) War with gases and fire

D) All these

Answer. D) All these

Q39- What can we learn about ourselves from nature?

A) beauty

B) keeping quiet

C) to be happy

D) working with silence

Answer. D) working with silence

Q40- What does the poet think about life?

A) as stillness

B) as silence

C) a noisy place

D) a continuous evolution of nature

Answer. D) a continuous evolution of nature

Q41. We can take a cue from

A) the trees

B) nature

C) animals

D) The earth

Answer: D) The earth

Q42. The guys would be walking with their wives while wearing their

A) wives

B) brothers

C) nephews

D) friends

Answer: B) brothers

Q43. He tells the crowd to remain silent.

A) French

B) Spanish

C) any language

D) English

Answer: C) any language

Q44. Man ought to be in tune with nature.

A) totally compatible

B) at war

C) confused

D) irresponsible

Answer: A) totally compatible

Q45. We will count to twelve is what the poet means when he says

A) entire mankind

B) his own family

C) his friends

D) his wife and himself

Answer: A) entire mankind

Q46. We can take a cue from

A) the trees

B) nature

C) animals

D) The earth

Answer: D) The earth

Q47. The guys would be walking with their wives while wearing their

A) wives

B) brothers

C) nephews

D) friends

Answer: B) brothers

Q48. He tells the crowd to remain silent.

A) French

B) Spanish

C) any language

D) English

Answer: C) any language

Q49. Who would observe his injured hands?

A) man gathering salt

B) man gathering stones

C) boys picking rags

D) grave-diggers

Answer: A) man gathering salt

Q50. What does the poet think about life?

A) as stillness

B) as silence

C) a noisy place

D) nature’s ongoing evolution

Answer: D) nature’s ongoing evolution

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