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Chapter-6: Aunt Jennifer’s Tigers

1. Who is the poet of the poem Aunt Jennifer’s Tigers?

  •  Adrienne Rich
  •  Jonathan Aaron
  • J. H. M. Abbott
  • Mark Abley
Answer
Adrienne Rich

2. What is the poet known for?

  • She is widely known for her involvement in the contemporary women’s movement as a poet and theorist
  •  for her beauty
  •  for her philosophy
  •  for her poems
Answer
She is widely known for her involvement in the contemporary women’s movement as a poet and theorist

3. What is still fresh in Jennifer’s mind?

  • happy moments
  •  early days of marriage
  •  uncle’s attitude
  • the old unhappy memories
Answer
uncle’s attitude

4. The attitude of the poet towards Aunt Jennifer is that of –

  •  hatred
  • love
  • sympathy
  •  casual
Answer
sympathy

5. What is the tone of the poem towards the end?

  • happy moments
  •  resolving
  •  hopeful
  • sad and tensed
Answer
sad and tensed

6. How are Aunt Jennifer’s tigers different from her?

  • aunt lives in a city and tigers in forests
  • aunt is old and tigers are young
  • tigers are courageous and carefree and aunt is terrified
  • none of above
Answer
tigers are courageous and carefree and aunt is terrified

7. How do the Prancing tigers look?

  •  just like diamond
  • just like Topaz
  • just like coal
  • just like stone
Answer
just like Topaz

8. What is presented through uncle’s character?

  •  Male strength
  • Man is powerful
  •  man is like tigers
  •  male chauvinism
Answer
male chauvinism

9. The poem ‘Aunt Jennifer’s Tigers’ uses ‘wedding bands’, ‘tigers’, ‘terrified hands’ etc as –

  • symbols
  •  poetic devices
  •  as alliteration
  •  as a metaphor
Answer
symbols

10. How many volumes of poetry has she published?

  •  18
  •  29
  •  39
  •  19
Answer
19

11. Will go on prancing’ means the –

  •  spirit of freedom of the tigers will continue to exist
  • tigers will dance
  •  tigers will kill
  •  tigers will show tricks
Answer
 spirit of freedom of the tigers will continue to exist

12. What lies heavily on Aunt Jennifer’s hand?

  •  needles
  •  embroideries
  • wedding ring
  •  work pressure
Answer
wedding ring

13. What does echo through her work?

  • Strong resistance to racism and militarism
  •  her love for poetry
  •  her passion for essay writing
  •  her wish to publish her work
Answer
A strong resistance to racism and militarism

14. Interpret terrified hands.

  •  The physical condition of aunt
  •  the mental state of aunt
  •  tensed, troubled physical and mental state of aunt Jennifer
  •  fears of aunt
Answer
tensed ,troubled physical and mental state of aunt Jennifer

15. What is the meaning of the word ‘ringed’?

  • circles of a ring
  • her wedding ring around her finger
  •  circles of responsibility of married life
  •  none
Answer
circles of responsibility of married life

16. The beautiful and lifelike tigers on the panel, show Aunt Jennifer’s

  •  hatred for life
  •  hatred for men
  •  creativity
  •  suffering
Answer
 creativity

17. The attitude of the poet towards Aunt Jennifer is that of

  •  hatred
  •  love
  • sympathy
  •  casual
Answer
sympathy

18. Proud’ and ‘unafraid’. These two adjectives have been used for

  • the uncle
  • the males in the society
  •  the tigers on the forest
  •  the tigers on the panel
Answer
 the tigers on the panel

19.She was mastered by is a reference made to the

  •  hardships and difficulties that Aunt Jennifer faced during her lifetime
  •  she was a slave
  •  he had a rude master
  •  her teacher taught her nothing
Answer
 hardships and difficulties that Aunt Jennifer faced during her lifetime

20. Will go on prancing’ means the

  • spirit of freedom of the tigers will continue to exist
  • tigers will dance
  •  tigers will kill
  • tigers will show tricks
Answer
spirit of freedom of the tigers will continue to exist