Comprehension Passage- 1 (POEM SOLVED)CBSE-CLASS-6-10

Where the mind is without fear and the head is held high;
Where knowledge is free;
Where the world has not been broken up into fragments
By narrow domestic walls;
Where words come out from the depth of truth;
Where tireless striving stretches its arms towards perfection;
Where the clear stream of reason has not lost its way
Into the dreary desert sand of dead habit;
Where the mind is led forward by thee
Into ever-widening thought and action—
Into that heaven of freedom, my Father, let my country awake.

Answer the following questions:–

1.Who had written the poem “Where the Mind is without fear”?

a) Sarojini Naidu

b) Rabindranath Tagore

c) Robert Frost

d) Vikram Seth

2. From where the poem has been taken?

a) Rabindranath’s Collection of Poems

b) Rabindranath’s Gitanjali

c) Rabindranath’s Chinya-patrabali

d) Rabindranath’s Collection of Short Stories

3.What do you mean by the term ‘the head is held high… ’?

a) having courage

b) being coward

c) having self-respect

d) without any restrictions

4.What does the term ‘depth of truth’ means?

a) restrictions

b) broken pieces

c) ocean of truth

d) honesty

5.The term ‘dead habit’ means–

a) old customs and traditions

b) bad habits

c) illogical things

d) illiteracy

6.What does ‘dreary desert’ means?

a) bad habits

b) deserts of dead bodies

c) a name of a desert

d) dry area of land

7.What does the poet wish for his country?

a) that his countrymen should be fearless

b) that his countrymen should acquire knowledge

c) that his countrymen should not be decided on the basis of narrow domestic walls

d) all of these above

8.What the poet wants to refer by the term ‘domestic walls’ ?

a) walls of each houses

b) the narrow local divisions

c) clarity of thoughts

d) old customs and traditions

9.This is a __________ poem?

a) true patriotic

b) anti-national

c) unique

d) anti-citizenship

10.What is the name of the original volume, the poem is taken from?

a) Prarthana

b) Gitanjali

c) Naibedya

d) Free from Subjugated Nation

  • Answers:–

1. b) Rabindranath Tagore

2. b) Rabindranath’s Gitanjali

3. c) having self-respect

4. d) honesty

5. a) old customs and traditions

6. d) dry area of land

7. d) all of these above

8. b) the narrow local divisions

9. a) true patriotic

10. c) Naibedya