Important Questions of Heritage of The Words || Class 12

Subject: Com. English | Class: 12

The Heritage of Words

The Heritage of Words

Unit 1 Love and Reminiscence

Grandmother, (a poem) -Ray Young Bear

Short Answer Questions:

  1. How does the speaker feel towards his grandmother? [3]
  2. The speaker in ‘Grandmother’ seems to be emotionally attached to his grandmother. How? [3]
  3. How does the poet express his memory and honor towards his grandmother? [3]
  4. How does the speaker remember his grandmother? [3]
  5. What impression of grandmother does the speaker give in the poem ‘Grandmother’? [3]
  6. What is the main idea of the poem ‘Grandmother’ by Ray Young Bear? [3]
  7. What are the four things that Ray Young Bear remembers about his grandmother? [3]

About Love, (A story) -Anton Chekov

Short Answer Questions: 

  1. How did Alyohin define love? [3]
  2. Describe the circumstances which compelled Alyohin, the narrator of the story, quit the position of the judge? [3]
  3. Why did Alyohin quit the position of the judge? [3]
  4. Explain the significance of the statement – “a village cat driven by hunger to eat cucumber in the kitchen garden.” [3]
  5. Sketch the character of Luganovich briefly. [3]
  6. What is love according to Alyohin? [3]
  7. Would you call the affair between Alyohin and Anna platonic or consummate? Give reasons for your answer. [3]
  8. What, according to Alyohin, is the definition of Love? Discuss. [3]
  9. How did Alyohin define love? [3]
  10. What kinds of love experiences are suggested by Alyohin in ‘About Love’? [3]

Long Answer Questions:

  1. Sketch the character of Alyohin. Do you consider him a successful or a failure person? [10]
  2. Sketch the character of Alyohin. [10]

The Lamentation of the old pensioner (Poem) -W.B. Yeats

Short Answer Questions. 

  1. What makes the old pensioner feel isolated in his old age? [3]
  2. Why does the poet spit into the face of time? [3]
  3. What is the lamentation of the old pensioner? [3]
  4. How and why does the old pensioner lament? [3]
  5. Why does the old pensioner condemn the time? [3]
  6. Why does the old pensioner want to spit into the face of time? [3]
  7. What makes the old pensioner feel isolated in his old age? [3]
  8. Why is the poet angry in ‘The Lamentation of the Old Pensioner’? [3]
  9. Explain the title of the poem “The Lamentation of the Old Pensioner”. [3]
  10. Why does the poet show his anger against time? [3]
  11. What is the speaker lamenting on? [3]
  12. How and why does the old pensioner lament? [3]
  13. Why does the old man want to ‘spit into the face of time’? [3]
  14. Mention the three things the old man laments about. Why is he sad about them? [3]

Long Answer Question.

  1. Write an essay on Youth and Age. [10]

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