The First Jasmines Questions & Answers

Hi Everyone!! This article will share The First Jasmines Questions & Answers.

This poem is written by Rabindranath Tagore. In my previous posts, I have shared the questions and answers of Helen Keller, Dolls Over the Ages and Rats on a Train so, you can check these posts as well.

The First Jasmines Questions & Answers

Word Galaxy

  • Waste – an empty area of land
  • Veil – a thin transparent piece of cloth worn by women to cover their face
  • Grey – dull
  • Crooned – sang something quietly and gently
  • Wreath – an arrangement of flowers and leaves in the form of a circle
  • Bakulas – flowers of bakula tree

Question 1: Which remarkable childhood experience does the poet remember through this poem?

Answer: The poet remembers the day when he first held a handful of white jasmines.

Question 2: Mention any four ways in which the poet has experienced the joys of nature.

Answer: The poet has experienced the joys of nature through the murmuring rivers, the autumn sunset, darkness of the night, the sky and the green earth.

Question 3: Why do you think is the poet so fascinated by one particular childhood experience?

Answer: The poet is so fascinated by one particular childhood experience because the white jasmines remind him of his joyous childhood days. He recalls the first day when he filled his hands with the jasmines and this reminds him of the time that he would spend in the company of nature’s various forms. Now, he is no more a child but he accepts his present state in a very cheerful way.

Question 4: Give one example of:

(a) Personification

Answer: Autumn sunsets have come to me at the bend of a road in the lonely waste, like a bride raising her veil to accept her lover.

(b) Simile

Answer: Autumn sunsets have come to me at the bend of a road in the lonely waste, like a bride raising her veil to accept her lover.

(c) Alliteration

Answer: I seem to remember the first day when I filled my hands with
these jasmines, these white jasmines.

Question 5: Match the columns to complete the poetic phrases:

Column AColumn B
1. Whitea. nights
2. Greyb. sunsets
3. Greenc. of midnight
4. Darknessd. earth
5. Festivale. jasmines
6. Autumnf. mornings
Answer: 1-e, 2-f, 3-d, 4-c, 5-a, 6-b

Question 6: Choose the correct option:

1. Bakulas are

(a) a variety of small precious stones.
(b) a type of fragrant flowers.
(c) leaves

2. The word croon means to sing

(a) loudly.
(b) angrily.
(c) softly and gently.

3. ‘Many a glad day’ means

(a) times when the days felt happy.
(b) times when the poet felt happy.
(c) times when many people were glad.

So, these were the Questions & Answers.