Comprehension 2

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In London Town It was a bird of paradise Over the roofs he flew Children clapped their hands and cried:” How nice! Look- his wings are blue!” His body was of ruby red His eyes were burning gold All the grown-up people said “What a pity the creature is not dead, For then it could be sold” One was braver than the rest, He took a loaded gun Aiming at the emerald chest He shot the creature through the breast, Down it fell in the sun. It was not heavy, it was not fat And folk began to stare “We cannot eat it, that is flat! And such outlandish feathers as that Why, who could ever wear? ” They flung it in to the river brown “A pity the creature died!” Thus they said in London town But all


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
     “Children clapped and cried” shows that
    • A. 

      they were celebrating

    • B. 

      they were happy and excited

    • C. 

      They were very sad and emotional

    • D. 

      They were shouting at each other

  • 2. 
    The grown ups were materialistic as
    • A. 

      They wanted to eat the bird and sell its feathers

    • B. 

      They wanted to throw the bird into the river

    • C. 

      They wanted to sell the bird for a huge sum

    • D. 

      They wanted to kill the bird to save their town

  • 3. 
    The adults do not have
    • A. 

      The innocence of children

    • B. 

      The wealth of the world

    • C. 

      Peace of mind

    • D. 

      Cruel feelings

  • 4. 
    The children were different from the grown ups as the children
    • A. 

      Were kind and liked the bird just as it was

    • B. 

      They liked the bird for its colourful feathers

    • C. 

      Wept when the bird died

    • D. 

      They stared at the outlandish bird in distaste

  • 5. 
    The word ‘outlandish’ here means
    • A. 

      Out of land

    • B. 

      Unusual and strange

    • C. 

      Ordinary

    • D. 

      Colourful