CBSE Class 10 English Chapter 1 Fire and Ice MCQ

CBSE Class 10 English MCQ Chapter 1 Fire and Ice

CBSE Class 10 English MCQ Chapter 1 consists of two poems. One is Dust of Snow, and another is Fire and Ice. Here, we have provided the multiple-choice questions based on the extract for Fire and Ice Poem with answers. Practising these MCQs will help students to prepare well for the 2022-23 board exam, as it will be completely based on multiple-choice questions. Some of these MCQs might be asked in the board exams. Solving these CBSE Class 10 English MCQ Fire and Ice will make students well-versed in the latest exam pattern and type of multiple-choice questions that can be framed in the exam. It will also boost students’ confidence while appearing for the English paper.

CBSE Fire and Ice Poem Class 10 MCQ with Answers

CBSE Class 10 Fire and Ice MCQs based on the extract

Some say the world will end in fire,

Some say in ice.

From what I’ve tasted of desire

I hold with those who favour fire.

But if it had to perish twice,

I think I know enough of hate

To say that for destruction ice

Is also great

And would suffice.

i) Choose the CORRECT statement about the given poem.

a) Fire and ice are images – they help the readers visualise the power of nature over man.

b) Fire and ice are symbols – not of natural disasters but of humanity’s ability to create disasters of its own.

c) Fire and ice are elements – not of nature but man-made and possess the ability to create havoc for mankind.

d) Fire and ice are agents – they change the thinking of mankind from negative to positive and bring harmony.

Correct Answer: Option (b)

ii) Select the option that correctly classifies the connotations of fire and ice, as suggested in the poem.

(1) rage (2) violence (3) indifference (4) hate (5) greed

a) Fire – 3, 4; Ice – 1, 2, 5

b) Fire – 2, 5; Ice -1, 3, 4

c) Fire -1, 3, 5; Ice – 2, 4

d) Fire – 1, 2, 4; Ice – 3, 5

Correct Answer: Option (d)

iii) The poem is a _________, put across by the poet.

a) powerful warning

b) heartfelt apology

c) earnest appeal

d) vengeful threat

Correct Answer: Option (a)

iv) The poet uses the phrasal verb -hold with.

Choose the option that DOES NOT indicate a valid phrasal verb.

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a) option 1

b) option 2

c) option 3

d) option 4

Correct Answer: Option (a)

v) Pick the option that is NOT TRUE about the poet according to the extract.

The poet

a) is inclined to believe that the world would most likely end with fire.

b) has heard divided opinions about the way the world would end in all likelihood.

c) preaches love and kindness to combat the spread of hate among all.

d) declares the power of ice to be as destructive as that of fire.

Correct Answer: Option (c)

vi) Identify the most likely tone of the poet in the lines:

‘To say that for destruction ice/Is also great’.

a) sarcastic

b) serious

c) amused

d) celebratory

Correct Answer: Option (a)

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