1st Year English Poem 2 Night Mail Notes MCQs Short Questions

english 11th notes poem 2

1. The Night Mail reaches

 
 
 
 

2. Shoveling white steam over her shoulder .Here the word Shoveling means

 
 
 
 

3. In the farm she passes, no one wakes. Here the word wakes means

 
 
 
 

4. Snorting noisily, she passes .Here the word Snorting means

 
 
 
 

5. The Night Mail crosses

 
 
 
 

6. Past cotton grass and moonland boulder. Here the word boulder means

 
 
 
 

7. The sheep dog continues to sleep because it can’t

 
 
 
 

8. Stare from bushes at her blank-faced coaches. Here the word blank-faced means

 
 
 
 

9. The gradient’s against her, but she is on time. Here the word gradient’s means

 
 
 
 

10. The shop at the corner. Here the word corner means

 
 
 
 

11. Putting up Beatock, a steady climb .Here the word steady means

 
 
 
 

12. The people on the farm do not

 
 
 
 

13. On the arrival of the Night Mail the birds are

 
 
 
 

14. When the night mail arrives the birds are

 
 
 
 

15. But a jug in a bed room gently shakes .Here the word shakes means

 
 
 
 

16. Sheep-dogs cannot turn her course. Here the word course means

 
 
 
 

17. A jug in a bedroom shakes as it passes because of the

 
 
 
 

18. Pulling up Beatock, a steady climb. Here the word Pulling up means

 
 
 
 

19. The night mail brings letters for

 
 
 
 

20. They slumber on with paws across. Here the word slumber means

 
 
 
 

21. Birds turn their heads. Here the word turn means

 
 
 
 

22. The Night Mail is

 
 
 
 

23. The Night Mail is crossing

 
 
 
 

24. Why do the sheep-dogs continue to sleep? Because it can’t.

 
 
 
 

25. She passes the silent miles of wind bent grasses. Here the word passes means

 
 
 
 

26. The night mail is

 
 
 
 

27. The birds are not disturbed because they are

 
 
 
 

28. Past cotton grass and moorland boulder. Here the word moorland means

 
 
 
 

29. Birds turn their heads as she approaches. Here the word approaches means

 
 
 
 

30. The birds stare at her from the bushes. Here the word stare means

 
 
 
 

31. Stone from bushes at her blank faced watches. Here the word watches means

 
 
 
 

32. The Night Mail brings letters for the girl next door meAns that it brings

 
 
 
 

33. This is the night mail crossing the border. Here the word border means

 
 
 
 

Short Questions

1. By which placed and things does the night mall pass?
2. For whom does the “Night Mail” bring mail?
3. From where do the birds see the train?
4. How do the birds see the rain?
5. What does the “Night Mail” brings?
6. What happens when the train passes by the farm?
7. What is the effect of the Night Mail on the form life?
8. What is the meant by “Night Mail”?
9. What is the reaction of the birds at the arrival of the train?
10. What is the reaction of the sheep-dog on the arrival of the train?
11. Why does the sheep dog show no reaction on the arrival of the train?
12. Write the central idea/theme of the poem, “Night Mail”?
13. Write the critical appreciations of the poem, “Night Mail”?

Long Questions

“1. Explain the following lines with reference to the context:

This is the Night Mail crossing the Border,
Bringing the cheque and the postal order,
Letters for the rich, letters for the poor,
The shop at the corner, the girl next door.”
“2. Explain the following lines with reference to the context:

Pulling up Beattock, a steady climb;
The gradient’sagainst her, but she’s on time.
Past cotton-grass and moorland boulder,
Shovelling white steam over her shoulder,”
“3. Explain the following lines with reference to the context:

Snorting noisily, she passes
Silent miles of wind-bent grasses.
Birds turn their heads as she approaches,
Stare from bushes at her blank-faced coaches.”
“4. Explain the following lines with reference to the context:

Sheep-dogs cannot turn her course;
They slumber on with paws across
In the farm she passes; no one wakes,
But a jug in a bedroom gently shakes.”

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