Ballad of the Tempest-10th Standard 2nd Language English Notes

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Poem-6 Ballad of the Tempest

Multiple Choice Questions
Answer the following choosing the correct option
1. The sailors were crowded in the
A. in the deck B. poop C.cabin D. quarter deck

2. The fearful thing in winter on the ocean is
A.the tempest B. rain C.whirling water D.whales

3. The sailors heard the rattling sound of
A. parts of the ship breaking B.the sound of the tempest
C.things in the ship D. The breaking sound of the mast

4. The figure of speech employed here is “The hungry sea was roaring”
A.simile B. metaphor C. Personification D.alliteration

5: The figure of speech employed here is “The breakers talked with death”
A.simile B. metaphor C. Personification D.alliteration

6. The sailors in darkness amidst the tempest could do nothing except
A.shouting B.praying C.fearing D.cheering

7.”We are lost!”Who said this?
A.The captain of the ship B. the crewmates C.the captain’s daughter D.the people drowning in the ocean

8.”Isn’t God upon the ocean just the same as on the land?”-Who said this?
A.The captain of the ship B. the crewmates C.the captain’s daughter D.the people drowning in the ocean

9. Who inspired the desperate captain in the poem Ballad of the Tempest’
A.The captain of the ship B. the crewmates C.the captain’s daughter D.the people drowning in the ocean

10.The captain’s crewmates kiss his daughter because
A.The captain’s daughter inspired the desperate captain. B.suggested them how to avoid the tempest
C.prayed for them D.waited till the tempest calmed down

11: The figure of speech employed here is “Not a soul would sleep”?
A. synecdoche B. metaphor C. Personification D.alliteration

12: The figure of speech employed here is “To hear the rattling trumpet thunder”
A. synecdoche B. metaphor C. Personification D.alliteration

13. ‘Not a soul would dare to sleep’ The figure of speech used here is
A. synecdoche B. metaphor C. Personification D.alliteration

Answer the following in two or three sentences (2 marks)
1. What according to the poet is the fearful thing in winter? How would be the condition in the deep sea during winter on the sea?
Ans:The tempest is the fearful thing in winter on the sea .In the deep sea there will be a disturbance caused by the speedy tempests and the storms. The sailors can not control the ships.

2. Whywas the crew crowd in the cabin in the poem Ballad of the Tempest’?
Ans: The crew crowded in the cabin in the poem Ballad of the Tempest because there was a heavy and turbulent storm in the midnight on the sea. They thought it was their end of life.

3. The sailors in the ‘Ballad of the Tempest’ shuddered in silence.When did they do so?
Ans: The sailors were troubled by the storm at a midnight.they were crowded in the cabin of the ship. Suddenly they heard the sound of the breaking mast. So they were shuddered in silence.

4. When the captain shouted “We are lost!” how did his daughter react?
Ans: When the captain shouted “We are lost!”,his daughter asked him if there is also God on the sea just as on the land.These words inspired the Captain .They were cheered up and anchored the ship to the harbor.

5. The crewmates kissed the maiden and spoke in better cheers.What made them feel cheerful?
Ans: When the captain shouted “We are lost!”, his daughter asked him if there is also God on the sea just as on the land.These words inspired desperate captain.So they kissed her.

6. The captain shouted “We are lost”.But the ship reached the harbor safely.How did this happen?
Ans: When the captain shouted “We are lost!”,his daughter asked him if there is also God on the sea just as on the land.These words inspired the Captain. They were cheered up and anchored the ship to the harbor. This miracle happened because of the inspiration they got from the little girl.

Extracts(3 marks)
Read the following extracts and answer the questions that follow:
1.”We were crowded in the cabin, Not a soul would dare to sleep”.
A.Who does ‘we’ refer to? Ans: ‘We’ refers to the sailors in the poem Ballad of the Tempest’.
B.Why were they crowded in the cabin? Ans:They were troubled by the terrible tempest amid the sea.
C.Not a soul would dare to sleep-why was it so? Ans.: Because the sailors were afraid that the storm would destroy the ship and their lives.

2.”It is a fearful thing in winter to be shattered by the blast”.
A.Which is the ‘fearful thing refered here’? Ans: The fearful thing here is the tempest in the sea.
B.Where did the fearful thing appear? Ans: The fearful thing appeared in the mid sea.
C.What did it shatter? Ans : It shattered the mast of the ship.

3.”So we shuddered there in silence, For the stoutest held his breath,”
A.Who shuddered in silence? Ans: The sailors in the tempest shuddered in silence.
B.Why were they shuddered in silence? Ans: They were shuddered in silence because they heard the breaking sound of the mast.
C.Who does stoutest refer to? Ans :The ‘stoutest’ refers to the bravest sailors.

4.”We are lost!”The captain shouted, as he staggered down the stairs.
A.Who does ‘we’refer to? Ans:’We’ refers to the captain of the ship and his crew.
B.Why did he shout so? Ans:The captain saw the mast of the ship destroyed by the storm.
C. Why did he stagger down the stairs? Ans: He thought that there was no hope for their life.

5.”Isn’t God upon the ocean, just the same as on the land? ”
A.who spoke this statement? To whom? Ans: The captain’s daughter spoke this statement to her father.
B.When did the speaker said this? Ans: The speaker said this when the captain was desperately shouting that they were lost.
C. What was the effect of the statement? Ans: This statement inspired the crew and they anchored the ship to the harbor safely.
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