Comprehension Passage-5(POEM SOLVED)CBSE-CLASS-6-10

Remember me? I am Professor Sheth.
Once I taught you geography.
Now I am retired, though my health is good.
My wife died some years back.
By God’s grace, all my children
Are well settled in life.
One is Sales Manager, One is Bank Manager,
Both have cars. Other also doing well, though not so well.
Every family must have black sheep.
Sarala and Tarala are married,
Their husbands are very nice boys.
You won’t believe but I have eleven grandchildren.
How many issues you have? Three?
That is good. These are days of family planning.
I am not against. We have to change with times.
Whole world is changing. In India also
We are keeping up. Our progress is progressing.
Old values are going, new values are coming.
Everything is happening with leaps and bounds.
I am going out rarely, now and then
Only, this is the price of old age
But my health is O.K. Usual aches and pains.
No diabetes, no blood pressure, no heart attack.
This is because of sound habits in youth.
How is your health keeping? Nicely?
I am happy for that.
This year I am sixty-nine and hope to score a century.
You were so thin, like stick,
Now you are man of weight and consequence.
That is good joke.
If you are coming again this side by chance,
Visit please my humble residence also.
I am living just on the opposite house’s backside.

Answer the following questions:–

1.Who has written the poem, “The Professor”?

Michael Mack
Robert Frost
Nissim Ezekiel
Robert Browning

2.Which of the followings are the works of Nissim Ezekiel?

a)The Unfinish Man
b)Later Day Psalms
c)The Exact Name
d) all of these above

3.Nissim Ezekiel was a __ poet.


4.What do you mean by the term, ‘God’s grace… ’?

a)believe in God
c)boom of God
d)God’s grace

5.What do you mean by the term, ‘ black sheep ’?

a)a person who is a coward in his family
b)a person who is different and embarrassing from the rest of the family
c) an honest man in a group
d)a sheep which is black

6.What do you mean by the term, ‘ leaps and bounds’?

b)quiet and innocent
c)very quickly
d)very talkative

7.The poem, “The Professor” is a _ type of poem.


8.How many grandchildren does the Professor have?


9.What kind of persons the husbands of Sarala and Tarala were?

a)‘decent boys’
b)‘very nice boys’
c)‘faithful boys’
d)‘loving and caring boys’

10.How old was The Professor?



c) Nissim Ezekiel
d) all of these above
4.d)God’s grace
b)a person who is different and embarrassing from the rest of the family
c)very quickly
b)‘very nice boys’
d) 69