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Chapter 05: The School Boy

1. Who is the poet of the poem “The School Boy”?

  • William Blake
  • Thomas Wilde
  • Rabindranath Tagore
  • T.S. Eliot
Answer
William Blake

2. Who sings along with the school boy?

  • His parents
  • Huntsman
  • Skylark
  • His friends
Answer
Skylark

3. How shall the summer arise in joy, Or the summer fruits appear if _____.

  • Buds are nipped
  • Blossoms are blown
  • Plants are stripped
  • All of the Above
Answer
All of the Above

4. “The little ones spend the day, in _____ and _____”

  • Sighing, dismay
  • Happiness, glory
  • Happiness, joy
  • Sighing, sorrow
Answer
Sighing, dismay

5. Who is he talking to when he says “if buds are nip’d…”

  • His parents
  • Teacher
  • Caged bird
  • All of the Above
Answer
His parents

6. Who does he compare himself to when he says “How can a child when fears annoy, But droop his tender wing, And forget his youthful spring.”?

  • Book
  • Flower
  • Nip in the bud
  • Caged bird
Answer
Caged bird

7. “I _____ to rise on a sunday morn”

  • Hate
  • Despise
  • Regret
  • Love
Answer
Love

8. What drives all the joy away?

  • Caged bird
  • Nip in the bud
  • Blown blossoms
  • School on a summer morning
Answer
School on a summer morning

9. “Nor in my _____ can I take delight”

  • Book
  • Learning bower
  • Dreary shower
  • All of the Above
Answer
Book

10. What does the boy like about the huntsman?

  • Sound of his horn
  • Hunting skills
  • His personality
  • All of the Above
Answer
Sound of his horn