Question Bank 4 for second PUC

Question Bank 4 for second PUC. Question bank for class 12 with answer. Important questions and answers for PUC second.

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Question Bank 4 for second PUC

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1. ‘Heaven is not a separate entity but a part of earth to be created by human endeavour.’  How does the poem, ‘Heaven, If You Are Not Here On Earth’ present this?

Answer: Having convincingly argued that we do not need to seek heaven in the skies, and this very earth is heavenly in reality, the poet presents the splendour of harvest and the beauty of the moonlit night. The poet calls these chunks of heaven.

2.  Heaven is nothing but a replica of the best qualities of Earth. How does the poem ‘Heaven, If You Are Not Here On Earth’ justify this statement?

Answer: The poem ‘Heaven, if You are not Here on Earth’, makes an attempt to argue that there is no ‘Heaven’ in reality. Entities like ‘God’, ‘Heaven’, and the ‘Nymphs’ are merely figments of man’s imagination.

3. Describe the situation one witnesses while trying to cross the road in Brazil as mentioned by George Mikes. 

Answer: According to George Mikes, the people of Brazil are both leisurely and speed-loving. He remarks that however close by or far off their destination may be, Brazilians do not seem to bother about the time it might take for them to reach their destination.

4. ‘The bowing gentlemen are transformed into savages in Japan.’ Explain with reference to ‘Japan and Brazil through a Traveler’s Eye’.

Answer: According to George Mikes, bowing is so ubiquitous in Japan, it is the mania of the Japanese. Everyone keeps bowing to everybody else with the ceremonious solemnity of a courtier yet with a great deal of natural and inimitable grace.

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5. How did the POP campaign team trap Roof in ‘The Voter’?

Answer: In the story ‘The Voter’, Roof is the election campaign manager for Marcus Ibe, a candidate of the People’s Alliance Party. On the night before the election, the leader of the POP campaign team visits Roof’s house. He places five pounds on the floor and tells Roof that he wanted his vote. He gets up from his chair, closes the door and comes back, he gets enough time to weigh the proposition. He craves to make such a huge amount, his own.

6. Why was Roof in a fix when putting in his ballot paper in ‘The Voter’?

Answer: As soon as Roof went into the voting booth, he was confronted by the ‘car’ on one box and the ‘head’ on the other. He took out his ballot paper from his pocket and looked at it. For a moment he found himself caught in a moral dilemma. He could not decide whether he should vote for Marcus Ibe of the PAP or Maduka of POP.

7. Explain the role played by Sheela Rani Chunkath in the cycling movement in ‘Where There Is A Wheel’.

Answer: Sheela Rani Chunkath, former popular district collector came up with the idea of cycling for women empowerment in 1991 in Pudukkottai district of Tamilnadu. This was to further train female activists to reach literacy to the women in the interior. She included mobility as a part of the literacy drive.

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8. How did the women react to the shortage of ladies’ cycles according to P. Sainath?

Answer: Once ‘cycling’ as a symbol of women’s liberation caught the imagination of the womenfolk in the Pudukkottai district, every woman in the district volunteered to learn cycling. Not surprisingly, this led to a shortage of ‘ladies’ cycles. These women enthusiasts did not hesitate. They volunteered to buy even ‘gents’ cycles and learned cycling. Later on, many women started preferring ‘gents’ cycle because it has an additional bar from the seat to the handle and that way it enabled them to go out along with a child also.

9. How can water give life and devour lives according to the speaker in ‘Water’?

Answer: The speaker declares that water is not a simple thing; it can give life but can also devour lives. She then declares in a vengeful tone that the water that could not serve to quench the thirst of the parched throats (of Dalits) became the killer tsunami wave and swallowed the whole village after village.

10. Bring out the irony in ‘Water’ where the speaker remarks on the innocence of water.

Answer: The poet vents her anger against the destruction caused by ‘water’. She remarks that water, which has ignited many struggles and quarrels between people of villages and people of the ‘Wada’, can cause blood to run in streams. However, the same water can also sit innocently in a Bisleri bottle appearing very innocuous.

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11. How does Juliet intend to make Romeo immortal?

Answer: She wishes to make her Romeo an immortal being by requesting the night to take him and cut him out in little stars in the sky after her death, so that he will make the face of heaven so fine. She convinces the night that Romeo replaces the garish sun by glowing in the night, then people stop to fear for night.

12. Why does Juliet want Romeo to be cut out in little stars?

Answer: Romeo brings “day in night.” Juliet begs fate to “cut Romeo out in little stars” so that “all the world be in love with night.” These stars represent both the timeless quality of the couple’s love and their fate as “star-cross’d lovers” who will only truly be united in death.

13. Describe the efforts of the ministers in carrying out the death sentence in ‘Too Dear!’.

Answer: The ministers discussed the matter and sent a letter of inquiry to the French Government asking whether they could lend them a machine and an expert to execute the criminal and also inform the cost involved.

14. Why does the criminal in ‘Too Dear!’ refuse to escape from the prison? Explain.

Answer: Because criminal had nowhere to go. He complained that by their death sentence, they had ruined his character. He was afraid that people would turn their backs on him.

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15. ‘Parents are bows, children are arrows and God is archer.’ How does the poem, ‘On Children’ highlight these images?

Answer: When the almighty as an archer touches the bow, it is a moment of gladness for it. He loves both the arrow and the bow. It means there is a place in God’s heart for the parents as well as their children. In the last line, the arrow that is heading towards the mark is a metaphor for children.

16.  We cannot keep pace with our children’s life and thoughts. How is this elaborated in ‘On Children’?

Answer: The children have their own future and we should let them grow according to their own potential. The children are closer to existence than we are. Life looks forward and does not linger on. Hence parents cannot keep pace with our children’s lives and thoughts.

17. ‘The ways of Providence are strange.’ How is this true in the case of Don Gonzalo and Dona Laura in ‘A Sunny Morning’?

Answer: ‘A Sunny Morning’ presents the story of two young lovers who were once passionately attached to each other. Their love would have culminated in their marriage but they were separated by a cruel blow of fate. However, the ways of providence being strange, these erstwhile lovers happened to meet each other some fifty years later in a park in Madrid. Both of them are in their 70s and have changed a great deal in their appearance. Hence, they fail to recognize each other in the park initially. But as they get acquainted they recall their youthful days.

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18. ‘A Sunny Morning’ presents a situation that is not so sunny for Laura and Gonzalo. Do you agree? Give reasons.

Answer: Yes. I totally agree with the statement. ‘A Sunny Morning’ presents a situation that is not so sunny for Laura and Gonzalo because they are the very same Don Gonzalo and Dona Laura of yesteryears, who were ardent lovers in their youth, but are now in their 70s.