Shall I compare thee to a summer’s day MCQ Important for HS Exam
1. The poet compares his beloved to — a) a summer flower b) summer breeze c) a summer’s day d) summer tune
c) a summer’s day
2. Compared to a summer’s day, the poet’s friend is — a) more lovely and more temperate. b) more sweet and soothing c) more attractive and beautiful d) more sensuous and passionate
a) more lovely and more temperate.
3. The rough winds of summer a) blow the flowers away b) shake the darling buds of May c) prevent the birds to fly d) blows a beautiful scent
b) shake the darling buds of May.
4. “Eye of heaven” means – a) Moon b) Earth c) Sun d) Stars
5. The phrase ‘gold complexion dimmed’ means — a) the sun rays become scorching b) the sun rays diminish c) the sun rays fade d) the sun rays hid
c) the sun rays fade.
6. That beauty is never lasting is the — a) law of nature b) law of changing course c) law of tide d) law of time
a) law of nature.
7. The poet asserts that his poetry will eternalize- a) the youth of his friend b) the beauty of nature c) the eye of heaven d) the darling buds of May
a) the youth of his friend.
8. The poet asserts that his friend will never lose possession of his – a) property b) health c) beauty d) wealth
9. The poet asserts that even ________ cannot fade the beauty of his friend. a) Nature b) Heaven c) Death d) Time
10. The beauty of the friend will be eternalized in the- a) darling buds of May b) lines written by the poet c) eye of heaven d) beauty of nature
b) lines written by the poet.
11. The friend’s beauty will live as long as- a) the world exists b) men can breathe c) men can breathe and eyes can see d) eyes can see
c) men can breathe and eyes can see.
12. As long as the poetry survives – a) the beauty of the friend survives b) darling buds of May survive c) the eye of Heaven survives d) the gold complexion survives
a) the beauty of the friend survives .
13. Rough winds shake the darling buds of – a) June b) May c) July d) April
14. _______________ shall not brag that the poet’s friend wanders in his shade. a) death b) summer c) life d) Sun
15. Everything fair experiences inevitable a) incline b) indifference c) decline d) revival
16. Summer has – a) short duration b) long duration c) constant temperature d) constant brightness
a) short duration.
17. Nature’s changing course is a) temperate b) mild c) untrimmed d) lonely
c) untrimmed .
18. The poet’s friend is more than a summer’s day– a) mild and temperate b) beautiful and lovely c) lovely and temperate d) temperate and beautiful
c) lovely and temperate.
19. The darling buds of May are shaken by rough winds of – a) summer b) winter c) spring d) autumn
20. A Shakespearian sonnet has a) 3 quatrains and a couplet b) 4 quatrains and a couplet c) an octet and a sestate d) an octet and a couplet
a) 3 quatrains and a couplet.
21. The rhyme scheme of “Shall I compare thee” is – a) ab ab b) abba c) aa bb d) abcd
a) ab ab.
22. ‘So long lives this ………’ – The word ‘this’ refers to – a) the poet’s verse b) the virtue of the poet’s friend c) the Summer season d) the Summer’s day
a) the poet’s verse .
23. The term ‘eternal summer’ refers to- a) the summer season b) a day in summer c) eternal qualities of the poet’s friend d) the eternal love of the poet friend
c) eternal qualities of the poet’s friend.
24. Rough winds shake the darling – a) flowers b) buds c) leaves d) boughs
25. The darling buds of May are shaken by- a) the hot sun b) the snow c) the thunder and rain d) the rough winds
d) the rough winds.
26. ‘Shall I compare thee to a Summer’s day?’ is- a) a sonnet b) a lyric c) a ballad d) a dramatic monologue
a) a sonnet.
27. “And often is his gold complexion dimmed”. The word ‘his’ refer to – a) the poet’s friend b) summer season c) a summer’s day d) Sun
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