10th Class English The Blind Boy Poem Notes Question Answer

10th Class English The Blind Boy Poem Notes Question Answer Summery Mcq Extract Pdf in Kannada Medium, 10th English 7th Poem Notes Pdf Kseeb Solution For Class 10 English 7th Poem Notes the blind boy poem 10th

Class : 10th Class

Subject : English

Poem Name : The Blind Boy

I. The Blind Boy Poem Mcq Questions and Answers

1. Four alternatives are given. Choose the best alternatives.The tone of the speakers is one of

a. surprise

b. curiosity

c. sadness

d. helpless

2. “I feel him warm, but how he can Or make it day or night”. The ‘him’ here refers to

a. light

b. the sun

c. the moon

d. a bulb

3. “With heavy sighs I often hear you mourn my hapless woe” Who is mourning here?

a. people

b. the blind boy

c. sun d. poet

4. The word which does not rhyme with ‘woe’ is

a. know

b. snow

c. cow

d. sow

5. “Then let not what I cannot have my cheer of mind destroy”. This implies that the blind boy is

a. happy though he does not have the blessings of sight

b. happy not to have the blessings of sight

c. unhappy because he does not see day and night

d. jealous of people who have everything

6. Whilst thus I sing, I am a king. The figure of speech used here is

a. metaphor

b. alliteration

c. personification d. irony

7. To the blind boy, the blessings of sight is

a. a curse

b. a riddle

c. a lesson

d. a pain

II. Answer the following questions in a word/sentence or a phrase each:

1. Who is the voice of the poem?

Ans: The voice of the poem is of a blind boy

2. “You mourn my hapless woe”, who is sympathizing with whom?

Ans: The people are sympathizing with the blind boy

3. Who do you think is the person addressed as ‘you’ in the poem.

Ans: The person who is addressed as ‘you’ in the poem is the people.

4. What a normal person can easily understand is almost a riddle to the blind boy. What is it?

Ans: How can sun make day and night is the riddle to the blind boy.

5. What is it that the blind boy cannot enjoy?

Ans: The blind boy cannot enjoy the blessings of sight.

6. How do others feel about the blind boy?

Ans: Others feel sad about the blind boy.

7. Who makes day and night of the blind boy?

Ans: The blind boy himself makes his day and night.

8. How does the blind boy experience the Sun?

Ans: The blind boy experiences the sun by its warmth

III. Answer the following in 2-3 sentences:

the blind boy poem questions and answers

1. “The blessings of the sight” can you list out a few of them?

Ans: Day and night, beautiful colours, and the beauty of nature around us are the blessings of the
sight.

2. How does a blind person understand whether it is day or night?

Ans: Whenever the blind person is awake it is day, when he is asleep it is night for him. Sun does
not make his day or night.

3. How do others feel about the blind boy? What is his reaction?

Ans: People feel sorry for the blind boy and try to show sympathy towards him. The blind boy says
that he does not really understand what he is missing so he does not feel that his life is miserable.

4. How does the blind boy pacify himself?

Ans: People sympathize with the blind boy. But the boy does not want to be unhappy about what he
cannot get. Though he is poor and blind, he feels rich because he is happy.

5. What a normal person can understand is almost a riddle to the blind boy. What is it?

Ans.: We can recognize day and night. The blind boy can feel the warmth of the sun, but doesn’t
know how the sun can make day and night because when he falls asleep it is night and whenever he
is awake it is day for him.

6. What is the message of the poem ‘The Blind Boy’?

Ans.: The message of the poem ‘The Blind Boy’ is we should be happy and contented with what god
has given us. We should not spoil our happiness by trying to get what we can’t.

IV. Read each of the following extracts and answers the questions given below:

1. “I feel him warm, but how can be or make it day or night?”

a. Who is the ‘I’ here?

Ans.: ‘I’ here refers to the blind boy.

b. Whose warmth does he feel? Why does he wonder how he makes day or night?

Ans: He feels the warmth of the sun. The blind boy cannot see the sun rising or setting. So he
wonders how he can make day or night.

2. “And could I ever keep awake with me ‘there always day”

a. Who is the speaker here?

Ans.: The blind boy is the speaker here.

b. What is he trying to convey here?

Ans: The blind boy cannot see the difference between day and night. To him it is day when he plays
and night when he sleeps. So he says that if he did not sleep it would always be day for him

3. “But sure with patience, I can bear” A loss I ne’ver can know”

a. What is the ‘loss’ the speaker cannot know?

Ans: The loss here refers to the blessings of sight.

b. How does he face the loss? What does it show about him?

Ans.: The blind boy does not feel sorry for what he cannot have. He bears his loss patiently and
cheerfully.

4. “Then let not , what I cannot have my cheer of mind destroy”.

a. What made the speakers say these words?

Ans: When people felt sorry for the blind boy and felt that he cannot enjoy many things, then the
blind boy said these words.

b. What was the reply of the speaker?

Ans: The blind boy does not want to be unhappy about things he cannot get. He wishes to remain
cheerful at all times.

V. Answer the following in 8-10 sentences

1. “We should feel happy with what he had and never go after what we can’t get”. How has the
poet brought about this message in the poem ‘The Blind Boy’ OR Summary:

Ans: the poem “the blind Boy” is written by Colley Cibber. In this poem, peeps into the feelings of
a boy who cannot see. The blind boy is the speaker in the poem. He wonders what light is like for he
has never seen it. He wishes to know what his blessings of sight are. People around him talk of the
beautiful things they see. They say that the sun shines bright but he can only feel the warmth of the
sun. He cannot understand how the sun brings about night and day. To him, day is when he is awake
and night when he sleeps. So if he remained awake it would continue to be day for him. The blind
boy hears people pitying him but he does not feel sorry for himself. He decides that he will not make
himself unhappy over something he cannot get. He would be happy as a King by being ever cheerful.

FAQ

1. Who is the voice of the poem?

Ans: The voice of the poem is of a blind boy

2. What is it that the blind boy cannot enjoy?

Ans: The blind boy cannot enjoy the blessings of sight.

3. Who makes day and night of the blind boy?

Ans: The blind boy himself makes his day and night.

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