Birches MCQs

Hi Everyone!! This article will share Birches MCQs.

Written by Robert Frost, the poem deals with the rural landscape and wildlife, showing by the childhood experience of swinging on birches which was a popular form of play for children in rural areas.

In my previous post, I have shared the MCQs of The Darkling Thrush so, you can check this post as well.

Birches MCQs

Question 1: Choose the correct option:

1. The setting of the poem ‘Birches’ is?

(a) woods where hemlocks grow
(b) on an island far away from civilization
(c) a birch-filled forest during winter
(d) flower garden on the outskirts of a village

2. The poem is about the______which are forest trees with slender branches.

(a) birches
(b) pine
(c) fern
(d) willow

3. The poem is written in.

(a) blank verse
(b) free verse
(c) Both (a) & (b)
(d) None of the above

4. The birches are bent on_____across the lines of straighter darken trees.

(a) left
(b) right
(c) Both (a) & (b)
(d) centre

5. The poem centres round the act

(a) of swinging from birches
(b) of playing in a birch forest
(c) of dreaming about birches
(d) of bending birch trees

6. The poem is written in blank verse with a particular emphasis on the______by Robert Frost.

(a) ‘Sound of Taste’
(b) ‘Sound of Sense’
(c) ‘Sound of Sight’
(d) ‘Sound of Touch’

7. The ‘straighter darker trees’ represent

(a) fact and fancy
(b) normality and the boring nature of everyday life
(c) huge trees and foliage
(d) the speaker’s authoritarian father

8. ‘Their enamel’ means?

(a) The hard white outer covering of a tooth.
(b) The white coating of snow
(c) The thick coating
(d) The paint

9. The trunks of the birch lie arched in the forest is compared to what?

(a) Like an arch in monument.
(b) Elephants’ trunk
(c) Like the girls sitting on their hands and knees to dry their hair in sun
(d) Like an arched bow

10. ‘I like to think some boy’s been swinging them’….What does the expression ‘like to think’ suggest?

(a) the speaker’s imagination
(b) the speaker’s philosophy of life
(c) the speaker’s dream
(d) the speaker’s certainty or conviction

11. As an adult the poet wants again to do boys’ art of________on these trees.

(a) Pulling
(b) Swinging
(c) Climbing
(d) Playing

12. What is ‘inner dome of heaven’ compared to?

(a) Broken birch
(b) Broken ice
(c) Broken glass
(d) None of the above

13. ‘But swinging doesn’t bend them down to stay/As ice-storms do’. What does ‘But’ imply?

(a) the speaker’s foolishness
(b) the speaker’s rationality and common sense
(c) the speaker’s imagination
(d) None of the above

14. The poet prefers that the birches had bowed down by swinging of them by same boy looking after his______.

(a) Buffaloes
(b) Sheep
(c) Cows
(d) Goats

15. The poet likes to be lifted away from the_______on the branch of some birch tree.

(a) Earth
(b) Forest
(c) That spot
(d) Land

16. The speaker wishes to be able to revisit the childhood experience of swinging the birches in order to get________respite from the adult world.

(a) relative
(b) permanent
(c) momentary
(d) absolute

17. ______is symbolic of confusions in life.

(a) Cobwebs
(b) Truth
(c) Considerations
(d) Pain

18. Which game is popular in urban areas of America?

(a) Football
(b) Hockey
(c) Baseball
(d) Volleyball

19. Which of the following is a subjective explanation based on fantasy?

(a) Some country boy must have indulged in swinging the birches, thereby bending them
(b) The ice-storm is responsible for the state of the bent birch trees.
(c) A strong wind is blowing
(d) None of the above

20. ‘One eye is weeping’ is which type of imagery?

(a) Tactile imagery
(b) Visual imagery
(c) Kinesthetic imagery
(d) Auditory imagery

21. ‘I like to think some boy’s been swinging them’….The repetition of ‘s’ sounds in the third line of the poem is

(a) Sibilance
(b) Simile
(c) Onomatopoeia
(d) Personification

22. Until, he took the stiffness out of them means….

(a) The trees lost their elasticity to stand.
(b) No tree was allowed to stand erect.
(c) The boy has made them soft.
(d) No tree could stand erect as its stiffness is gone.

23. For how long the poet wants to climb a birch?

(a) Till the tree falls
(b) Till the tree gets weak
(c) Till the tree could bear no more
(d) Till the end of his life

24. What is the message of the poem?

(a) To balance our earthly duties with our spiritual aspirations.
(b) To escape from realities.
(c) To escape from the earth forever.
(d) To live life to the fullest.

So, these were Birches MCQs.

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