UP Board solution of English Chapter 3 UP Board Class 12th Flamingo Chapter III Keeping Quiet (Poetry) Book in English & Hindi Medium-gyansindhuclasses
UP Board solution of English Chapter 3 UP Board Class 12th Flamingo Chapter III Keeping Quiet (Poetry) Book in English & Hindi Medium-gyansindhuclasses. Written by : Pablo Neruda. Up Board English For Hindi & English medium students.
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Chapter I My Mother at Sixty Six (Poetry)
Chapter 3 Keeping Quiet Central Idea
The poet ‘Pablo Neruda’ in this poem suggests that he would count to twelve and everybody would keep still. He suggests that on the Earth, at our dwelling place, we’d be silent and motionless. This technique of the poet is related to a way of meditation, relaxation, introspection. This moment is unique moment without any sound and this way brings togetherness, some strangeness. This process gives benefit to all the creatures.
Human being like violent mental ity will also got comfort and their mentality would be changed. Poet also clears the confusion about total inactivity. Life is given for a purpose to be fulfilled. Total inactivity brings death we must be single-focused for our aim, for forwarding our lives otherwise huge silence-death would knock at the door. We should never threaten ourselves with any fear. The poet advocates for nature (Earth) to give motivation for life to be alive and finally goes further for further proceedings and continues the proceedings.
(1) Now we will count to twelve
and we will all keep still.
For once on the face of the Earth
let’s not speak in any language,
let’s stop for one second,
and not move our arms so much.
1.What does the poet say in first two lines?
Ans- In first two lines, the poet says to count to twelve and they will all keep still.
2.What does the poet want once on the face to the Earth?
Ans- On the face of the Earth, he (poet) wants not to speak in any language once.
3.What does the poet want for one second?
Ans- For one second, the poet wants not to move their arms so much.
4.Name he poem and the poet of these lines.
Ans- The name of the poem is ‘Keeping Quiet’. The name of poet is Pablo Neruda.
Chapter 3 Keeping Quiet
(2)It would be an exotic moment
without rush,. without engines,
we would all be together
in a sudden strangeness.
1- What would be an exotic moment?
Ans- Counting to twelve and keeping quiet would be an exotic moment.
2-What would be the speciality of that exotic moment?
Ans- That moment would be without rush, without engines.
3-What would happen with us then?
Ans- We would all be together in a sudden strangeness.
(3) Fishermen in the cold sea
would not harm whales
and the man gathering salt
would look at his hurt hands.
- What would happen in the cold sea?
Ans- In the cold sea, fishermen would not harm whales.
- Who would look at his hurt hands?
Ans -The man gathering salt would look at his hurt hands.
- How would this all possible?
Ans -This all would possible by only keeping quiet.
(4)Those who prepare green wars,
wars with gas, wars with fire,
victory with no survivors,
would put on clean clothes
and walk about with their brothers
in the shade, doing nothing.
- What types of wars are prepared by the persons?
Ans – Green wars, wars with gas and wars with fire are prepared by the persons.
- What is the end of such wars?
Ans – In such wars, there seems the victory but without any survivors.
- What would such persons do after keeping quiet?
Ans – After keeping quiet, such persons would put on clean clothes and walk about with their brothers in the shade, doing nothing.
(5)What I want should not be
Confused with total inactivity.
Life is what it is about;
I want no truck with death.
If we were not so single-minded
about keeping our lives moving,
and for once could do nothing,
perhaps a huge silence
might interrupt this sadness
of never understanding ourselves
and of threatening ourselves with death
- What does the poet want?
Ans – The poet wants readers not to be confused with total inactivity.
- How would a huge silence interrupt?
Ans – If we would not so single-minded about keeping our lives moving, and for once could do nothing, a huge silence would interrupt.
- Why do we fear?
Ans – We fear because we never understand ourselves and threaten ourselves with death.
(6) Perhaps the Earth can teach us
as when everything seems dead
and later proves to be alive.
Now I’ll count up to twelve
and you keep quiet and I will go.
- Who can teach us and when?
Ans – Earth can teach us when everything seems dead.
- What would be proved later and how?
Ans – Later, everything would be proved alive with the help of the Earth (nature).
- What does the poet say at last?
Ans – At last, the poet says that then he’ll count up to twelve and we keep quiet and he will go.
Objective Questions with Answers (MCQ)
Q1.Man needs to learn a lesson from :
Q 2.According to the poet wars that are fought have no:
(c) fighter planes
Q3. ‘Cold sea’ is a poetic device:
(b) transferred epithet(✓)
Q4. Without rush, without engines’ refers to:
(a) no noise(✓)
(b) no hurry to go to the office
(c) no travelling
(d) no holidaying
Q5.The poet wants the entire humanity to:
(a) keep talking
(b) keep running
(c) keep laughing
(d) keep still(✓)
Q 6.The poet advocates the balance of nature to be:
(a) maintained (✓)
(c) temporarily disturbed
Q7. What does man threaten himself with?
Q 8.Where would they be walking?
(a) in the park
(b) along the river
(c) in the shade(✓)
(d) on the road
Q 9.Fishermen in the cold sea would not harm :
Q 10.What kind of a moment would it be when everyone is silent:
Q 11. What can human beings learn from nature?
(b) keeping quiet
(c) to be happy
(d) working with silence(✓)
Q 12. What would everyone feel at that exotic moment?
(d) strange blissful oneness(✓)
Q13.How will keeping quiet protect our environment?
(a) by creating peace and brotherhood feelings(✓)
(b) no noise will be there
(c) people will not fight
Q 14.What is the rhyming scheme used in the poem?
(a) enclosed rhyme
(d) free verse(✓)
Q 15. What is the essence or message of the poem ?
(a) introspection and retrospection to be more peaceful and be in harmony(✓)
(b) to prosper
(c) to be happier
(d) to reach out more people
Q 16.peaceful and be in harmony What does the style of the poem symbolise, that the poet used to write with?
(d) desire and hope(✓)
Q17. What does the title of the poem suggest?
(b) noise sue
(d) Maintenance of silence(✓)
Q 18.How does the poet perceive life?
(a) as stillness to
(b) as silence
(c) a noisy place
(d) a continuous evolution of nature (✓)
Q 19.What are the different kinds of wars mentioned in the poem?
(a) War against humanity
(b) War against nature
(c) War with gases and fire
(d) All these(✓)
Q 20. Which images in the poem show that the condemns or hate violence?
(a) fishermen not harming whales
(b) wars leaving behind no survivors to celebrate
(c) poet’s refusal to deal with death
(d) All these(✓
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