Withering of a Tree Questions & Answers

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Withering of a Tree Questions & Answers

Question 1: Choose the correct option:

1. It takes much time to kill a tree, not a simple ________will do it.

a. strike of the whip
b. jab of the knife
c. blow of the axe

2. The ________is to be pulled out, out of the______earth.

a. shoot; soft
b. root; rocky
c. root; anchoring

3. According to the poet, the roots are the _____ parts of a tree.

a. strongest and most sensitive
b. longest and prettiest
c. oldest and most desired

4. What is the theme of the poem?

a. that although killing a tree is a difficult task but we should do it
b. that it is easiest thing to kill a tree
c. that we should not do the difficult task of killing a tree

Question 2: Read the lines and answer the questions:

1. It has grown
Slowly consuming the earth,
Rising out of it, feeding
Upon its crust, absorbing
Years of sunlight, air, water,
And out of its leprous hide
Sprouting leaves.

(a) What does ‘it’ refer to in the first line?

Answer: It refers to a tree in the first line.

(b) What all things does the tree absorb to grow?

Answer: The tree absorbs sunlight, air and water to grow.

(c) Which part of the plant sprouts after years?

Answer: Leaves sprout after years.

2. And the strength of the tree exposed,
The source, white and wet.
The most sensitive, hidden
For years inside the earth.

(a) What is the strength of the tree?

Answer: Root is the strength of the tree.

(b) What is called the ‘source’?

Answer: Root is called the ‘source’.

(c) What happens to the tree after it is pulled out of the earth?

Answer: The tree will be dead.

Question 3: Why does it take much time to kill a tree?

Answer: It takes much time to kill a tree because it has grown slowly consuming the earth, rising out of it, feeding upon its crust, absorbing years of sunlight, air, water and out of its leprous hide sprouting leaves.

Question 4: Which lines in the poem indicate that if cut, the tree will grow again?

Answer: The bleeding bark will heal and from close to the ground will rise curled green twigs, miniature boughs which if unchecked will expand again to former size.

Question 5: The poet says “No” in the beginning of the third stanza. What does he mean by this?

Answer: He means that a simple jab of the knife will not kill a tree.

So, these were Withering of a Tree Questions & Answers.

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