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Chapter-5: A Roadside Stand

1.Who is the poet of A Roadside Stand?

  •  Samuel Taylor Coleridge
  •  Robert Frost
  •  Lord Byron
  •  Percy Shelley
Answer
Robert Frost

2. Why was roadside stand built?

  • so that people can wait there
  • to make it a bus stop
  • to earn money from polished city traffic
  • none of above
Answer
to make it a bus stop

3.The city people proved unjust because –

  • they never set up factories in the rural area
  •  the did not give meaningful wages to the rural labourers
  • they never helped the poor people with money
  •  they never thought of opening a charitable dispensary in some village
Answer
they never helped the poor people with money

4.What does I stand for in the poem?

  • owner of the stand
  • city flower who stopped on the stand
  • Poet of the poem-Robert Frost
  •  None of above
Answer
Poet of the poem-Robert Frost

5.What is a Roadside Stand in the poem?

  • a bus stop
  •  a waiting point
  •  a shed outside a roadside old house
  •  none
Answer
 a waiting point

6.Who is Robert Frost?

  •  An American storyteller
  •  An American essayist
  •  An American narrator
  • An American twentieth century poet
Answer
  An American twentieth century poet

7. What does polished traffic refer to?

  •  city people
  •  smartness of city people
  • insensitive attitude of city people and their gentle appearance
  • none
Answer
  insensitive attitude of city people and their gentle appearance

8. What would be the state of poor rural folk at new location ?

  •  tension free as their needs will be looked after
  •  they will be able to visit city malls
  •  they will enjoy travelling malls and cinema halls
  •  they will be happy
Answer
  tension free as their needs will be looked after

9. Their state in the resettlement are would be –

  • they will have enough to eat
  • they will get suitable jobs
  •  their hygientic conditions will improve
  •  their worries and tension would vanish
Answer
   their worries and tension would vanish

10. What does ‘Out of their wit’ mean in the poem?

  • by helping the poor people
  •  by showing rosy pictures to the poor people
  • by fooling and exploiting the poor people to their own benefit
  •  all these
Answer
  by fooling and exploiting the poor people to their own benefit

11. The city people are greedy good doers because –

  • they are indifferent to the plight of the poor
  •  their good actions enshrine greed
  • they hate the poor rural folk
  •  they think only of their own benefits
Answer
   their good actions enshrine greed

12. Who are the ‘pitiful kin’ in the poem?

  • social agencies
  •  government officials
  •  city people with cars
  • The poor rural folk and farmers
Answer
  The poor rural folk and farmers

13. Why did a stopping car react?

  •  to point out at the wrongly marked N and S directions
  •  to buy some items
  • to appreciate their hardwork
  •  to soothe the villagers
Answer
   to point out at the wrongly marked N and S directions

14. What is being sold on roadside stand?

  •  furniture
  • cosmetics
  • Diesel
  • wild berries, golden squash and some other similar products
Answer
  wild berries, golden squash and some other similar products

15. Polished traffic refers to –

  •  those who polish
  •  refined traffic of cars
  •  rickshaw pullers
  •  people of high status
Answer
 refined traffic of cars

16. Who will soothe the rural poor?

  • Government and Social agencies
  • Government officials
  •  Promises made by the Government
  • City people will soothe ‘out of their wits’
Answer
  City people will soothe ‘out of their wits’

17. What was the news?

  •  City people will give money
  • city people will help the poor
  •  Relocation and resettlement of the rural folk to make them tension free by the government
  • None of above
Answer
 Relocation and resettlement of the rural folk to make them tension free by the government

18. Who made roadside stand and where?

  • The sarpanch made in the village
  •  The government made in the village
  • social agencies made in the village
  • The poor rural people made in the village
Answer
The poor rural people made in the village

19. What promise was the government making to relocate the villagers?

  •  to give them all the luxuries
  •  to show them movies
  •  their all needs will be looked after
  •  all these
Answer
 their all needs will be looked after

20. Who are the ‘pitiful kin’ in the poem?

  •  social agencies
  • government officials
  •  city people with cars
  • The poor rural folk and farmers
Answer
  The poor rural folk and farmers