Death of a Naturalist MCQs ISC Rhapsody Workbook Solutions

Death of a Naturalist MCQs ISC Rhapsody Workbook A collection of Poem Solutions. Multiple Choice Questions of Death of a Naturalist ISC Poem Class 11. Very important / extra MCQs on Ch-4 Death of Naturalist  composed by Seamus Heaney. Visit official website CISCE for detail information about ISC Board Class-11 English.

Death of a Naturalist MCQs ISC Rhapsody Workbook Solutions

Death of a Naturalist MCQs ISC Rhapsody Workbook Solutions

Board ISC
Publications Evergreen Publications
Subject English
Class 11
Book Name  Rhapsody (A collection of ISC Poem )
Chapter-4 Death of a Naturalist – Seamus Heaney.
Topics MCQs

Multiple Choice Questions 

Death of a Naturalist ISC Rhapsody Workbook A collection of Poem Solutions.

Question: (i) Who is the speaker in the poem?

Answer: (b) a boy

Question:  (ii) What is flax-dam?

Answer: (c) a kind of pool

Question: (iii) Why is flax placed in the flax-dam?

Answer: (c) to make it rot

Question: (iv) Where does the boy find the frog spawn?

Answer: (d) within the flax-dam

Question:  (v) In what mood does the boy approach the flax-dam in Stanza 1?

Answer: (b) fascinated

Question: (vi) What accounts for the mood swing in the boy’s mind?

Answer: (b) the threatening postures of ugly fully-grown frogs

Question: (vii) When does the boy seem to take on the role of a keen naturalist?

Answer: (d) when he recalls the lifecycle of a frog as told by his teacher.

Question: (viii) Which figure of speech is used in the line:  To a coarse croaking that I had not heard’

Answer: (c) alliteration

Question: (ix) Which of these statements is NOT true?

Answer: (a) Some frogs rushed forward as if to attack the boy

Question: (x) I sickened, turned and ran’. The statement is indicative of:

Answer: (a) the death of a naturalist in the boy

Extra MCQs  Death of a Naturalist

Question: 1. What is the flax-dam in the poem?

A. A type of plant. B. A body of water surrounded by flax plants. C. A wall built to hold back flax plants. D. An agricultural tool used in flax cultivation.

Answer: B. A body of water surrounded by flax plants.

Question: 2. Who is Miss Walls in the context of the poem?

A. The speaker’s mother. B. The town’s mayor. C. A school teacher. D. The speaker’s neighbour.

Answer: C. A school teacher.

Question: 3. How does the speaker initially describe the frogspawn in the poem?

A. Unpleasant and scary. B. Intriguing and beautiful. C. Disgusting and repellent. D. Ordinary and uninteresting.

Answer: B. Intriguing and beautiful.

Question: 4. What does the yellow color of the frogs in the sun represent in the poem?

A. The presence of a disease in the frogs. B. The warm, sunny weather. C. The age of the frogs. D. The poisonous nature of the frogs.

Answer: B. The warm, sunny weather.

Question: 5. Which imagery does Heaney use to describe the mature frogs towards the end of the poem?

A. Positive and beautiful. B. Intriguing and mysterious. C. Horrifying and disgusting. D. Mild and boring.

Answer: C. Horrifying and disgusting.

Question: 6. What is the significance of describing the mature frogs as “mud grenades”?

A. They are extremely dirty. B. They are dangerous and threatening. C. They are a source of entertainment for the speaker. D. They are valuable like a treasure.

Answer: B. They are dangerous and threatening.

Question: 7. What does the speaker’s act of running away from the flax-dam symbolize?

A. His fear of water. B. His aversion to physical exercise. C. His resistance to facing the realities of adulthood. D. His dislike for frogs.

Answer: C. His resistance to facing the realities of adulthood.

Question: 8. Which theme is not explored in “Death of a Naturalist”?

A. Loss of innocence. B. The beauty of nature. C. The dangers of technology. D. The transformation of perception.

Answer: C. The dangers of technology.

Question: 9. What happens in the poem when the fields become rank with cowdung?

A. The frogs invade the flax-dam. B. The speaker decides to leave his town. C. The flax plants begin to grow rapidly. D. The speaker has a pleasant picnic.

Answer: A. The frogs invade the flax-dam.

Question: 10. How does the speaker collect the frogspawn?

A. By scooping it up with a net. B. By filling it into jars. C. By digging it out of the ground. D. By catching it with his bare hands.

Answer: B. By filling it into jars.

Question: 11. What transformation does the speaker observe in the frogspawn over time?

A. It decomposes and smells bad. B. It grows into beautiful flowers. C. It bursts into swimming tadpoles. D. It turns into shiny gemstones.

Answer: C. It bursts into swimming tadpoles.

Question: 12. Which phrase does the speaker use to describe the noise made by the mature frogs?

A. A sweet symphony. B. A soft lullaby. C. An annoying chatter. D. A coarse croaking.

Answer: D. A coarse croaking.

Question: 13. How does the speaker feel when he encounters the “great slime kings”?

A. Amused and entertained. B. Fascinated and inquisitive. C. Repulsed and scared. D. Indifferent and bored.

Answer: C. Repulsed and scared.

Question: 14. Which of the following best describes the poem’s setting?

A. A bustling city. B. A calm beach. C. A quiet, rural landscape. D. A busy school.

Answer: C. A quiet, rural landscape.

Question: 15. What does the phrase “the flax-dam festered in the heart of the townland” suggest about the dam’s role in the poem?

A. It is a beloved community gathering spot. B. It is a hidden and forgotten place. C. It is a central and significant part of the setting. D. It is a site of commercial activity.

Answer: C. It is a central and significant part of the setting.

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