Higher Secondary English Model MCQ for HS Exam, WBCHSE, West Bengal. Do practice and score an outstanding result. These MCQ type Questions will surely help you.

Higher Secondary English Model MCQ

These questions are very important for the Final HS Exam. Many people suggest the students to get well-prepared for the final exam. But most of the students cannot decide at that very moment what to do or not to do. So they fumble and waste time. Naturally the question comes “How to manage and get time in the Exam Hall?” As a result many questions remain unattempted. We give you ample space for practice. Practise these model questions. This practice will give you a unique result. These questions have been made according to the question pattern of West Bengal Council of Higher Secondary Education. So, practise these MCQ Type questions and save your valuable time in the exam hall. 

The answer of the question is given in bracket at the very end of  each question.


On Killing A Tree:

1) The name of the poet is –

a) Arthur Rimbaud b) William Shakespeare c) Gieve Patel d) John Keats. (c)

2) The bark of the tree is – 

a) wounded by a knife b) smooth and soft c) glossy and bright d) rough with marks. (d)

3) The tree feeds –

a) on the earth’s surface b) on other plants c) on nature d) from air. (a)

4) The tree develops –

a) gradually b) slowly c) swift d) very fast. (b)

5) “Then it is done” – Here ‘it’ is –

a) the browning a tree b) the killing of a tree c) the hardening of a tree d) the pulling out of a tree. (a)

6) What makes the poem easy to read? –

a) subject matter b) metaphors c) conversational ease d) images.  (c)

7) To kill a tree, the first step is to –

a) pull it out b) dig the earth c) tie a rope d) snap it out. (c)

8) The strength of the tree is –

a) sun b) air c) root d) earth. (c)

9) The root of the tree is –

a) yellowish b) green c) pale d) white and wet. (d)

10) The tree is pulled out from –

a) soil b) earthen pot c) earth’s hollow d) earth’s cave. (d)

Asleep in the Valley:

1) The poem is written by –

a) Arthur Rimbaud b) William Shakespeare c) Gieve Patel d) John Keats. (a)

2) The soldier’s pillow is made of –

a) cloth b) ice c) cotton d) fern. (d)

3)The feet of the soldier were –

a) in the pile of sand b) in the heap of flowers c) in the thick bushes d) on green grass. (b)

4) The soldier lies stretched because –

a) he is bloodless b) he is dead c) he is cold d) he is lazy. (b)

5) This is a poem about –

a) war b) nation c) country d) nature. (a)

6) The poet requests Nature to –

a) disturb the soldier’s sleep b) make the soldier catch cold c) keep the soldier warm d) lull the soldier to sleep.  (c)

7) The two red holes depict

a) arrow piercing b) blood clots c) stab marks d) bullet wounds. (d)

8) The soldier’s innocence is described through a simile –

a) his smile is innocent b) he is peaceful c) he is young d) he sleeps open-mouthed. (a)

9) The poem reflects-

a) the pity of War b) the glory of War c) the beauty of the valley d) the beauty of the soldier. (a)

10) What is the form used here? –

a) ode b)haiku c) sonnet d) dramatic monologue. (c)

Shall I Compare thee to a Summer’s Day?:

1) The poem is written by –

a) Arthur Rimbaud b) William Shakespeare c) Gieve Patel d) John Keats. (b)

2) This is a –

a) Sonnet b) elegy c) lyrical ballad d) dramatic monologue. (a)

3) In Sonnet No.18, the poet’s friend will live –

a) as long as eyes can see b) as long as men can hear c) as long as ears can hear d) as long as as people read this sonnet. (d)

4) This sonnet captures –

a) the beauty of the darling buds of May b) the beauty of the Shakespeare c) the beauty of the fair young d) the beauty of summer. (c)

5) Sonnet No.18 is addressed to –

a) a man he met b) a young lady c) an old woman d) a young friend. (d)

6) “So long lives this, and…” Here ‘this’ refers to-

a) the poet’s friend b) the verse of the poet c) the poet’s love for his friend d) the friend’s beauty. (b)

 7) The young person will live –

a) as long as people read this sonnet b) as long as men can breathe c) as long as eyes can see d)  as long as ears can hear. (a)

8) The poet states that summer –

a) is not eternal b) is not humid c) is eternal d) is constant. (a)

9) The poet states that ‘fair’ –

a) is subject to change b) is the opposite of unfair c) can only diminish marginally d) is never subject to change. (a) 

10) the eye of heaven refers to-

a) all important Sun b) the clouds c) the poet d) the young man. a)

11) Death has no control over- 

a) the young person b) the poet )beauty d)poetry (d)

The Poetry of Earth:

1) The poem is written by –

a) Arthur Rimbaud b) William Shakespeare c) Gieve Patel d) John Keats. (d)

2) In the poem ‘new-mown-mead” means –

a) newly cut hedge b) newly cut grass c) newly cut saplings d) newly cut meadow. (d)

3) The extreme heat of the sun –

a) injures the birds b) swoons the birds c) makes the birds tired d) kills the birds. (c)

4) The birds hide in –

a) pleasant weed b) hedge c) cooling trees d) new mown mead. (c)

5) In summer luxury who takes lead? –

a) the grasshopper b) the cricket c) the birds d) the fly. (a)

6) The grasshopper takes rest beneath –

a) flowers b) leaves c) weed d) trees. (c)

7) The rhyme scheme of the sonnet is –

a) abba abba cde cde b) abab cddc efe efe c) abba cddc ef ef ef d) abcb abcb efg efg. (d)

8) In the sestet, the poet presents the music of-

a) sea b) birds c) forest d) winter. (d)

9) Who carries the music of winter? –

a) cuckoo b) nightingale c) grasshopper d) cricket.  (d)

10) The grasshoppers fly in –

a) winter b) autumn c) summer d) spring.  (c) 


Three Questions:

1) The name of the author is –

a) Ruskin Bond b) A.P.J Abdul Kalam c) Leo Tolstoy d)Langston Hughes. (c)

2) The Tsar wanted to know the answers of the three questions to get –

a) spiritual knowledge b) success in life c) victory in war d) fame. (b)

3) The hermit was famous for –

a) simple life b) strength c) wealth d) wisdom.  (d)

4) “Let us see who it is.” – Here the speaker is –

a) the Tsar’s bodyguard b) the hermit c) the wounded man d) the Tsar. (b)

5) The hermit received only  –

a) common people b) Tsar c) kings d) wounded man.  (a)

Thank You Ma’am:

1) “Thank You Ma’am” is written by-

a) Langston Hughes b) Leo Tolstoy c) A.P.J. Abdul Kalam d) Ruskin Bond. (a)

2) Mrs. Jones was carrying a –

a) suitcase b) a ladies’ bag c) a large purse d) hammer. (c)

3) The woman did not reĺease the boy lest he should-

a) attack her b) run c) shout d) run with her purse. (b)

4) The woman wanted to teach the boy –

a) how to cook b) the three R’s c) good manners d) right from wrong. (d)

5) Mrs. Jones was out in the street –

a) at dawn b) in the afternoon c) late at night d) in the morning. (c)

The Eyes Have It:

1) “The Eyes Have It” is written by-

a) A.P.J. Abdul Kalam b) Leo Tolstoy c) Langston Hughes d) Ruskin Bond. (d)

2) The narrator first discovered that the girl-

a) had a sweet voice b) could laugh sweetly c) had an interesting face d) had worn slippers. (d)

3) The narrator’s voice startled the girl because  –

a) he spoke rudely b) she did not know that there was another person in the compartment. c) he was sitting in a dark corner d) she did not see him at first. (b)

4) The narrator could see in his mind’s eye –

a) the telegraph posts b) the animals outside c) the charming face of the girl d) the wheels of the engine. (a)

5) The girl wished that she –

a) might go to Mussoorie b) could be a friend of the narrator c) had eyesight d) had no aunt. (a)

6) The narrator wanted to touch the girl’s –

a) hair b) hand c) face d) eyes. (a)

7) The said that she would get off at –

a) Mussoorie b) Nainital c) Saharanpur d) Dehra. (c)

8) In October, the hills are covered with-

a) pine trees b) wild dahlias c) sunflowers d) moss. (b)

9) In the month of October, the roads to Mussoorie are –

a) quiet b) crowded c) quiet and almost deserted d) beautiful. (c)

10) The engine’s whistle-

a) shrieked b) shouted c) blew loudly d) blew slowly. (a)

Strong Roots:

1) “Strong Roots” is written by –

a) Langston Hughes b) Leo Tolstoy c) A.P.J Abdul Kalam d) Abdul Kalam Ajad. (c)

2) Kalam’s father was –

a) wealthy and educated b) wealthy but not educated c) neither wealthy nor educated d) neither very wealthy nor greatly educated. (d)

3) The name of Kalam’s mother was –

a) Ashirina b) Ashiamma c) Ahiaamma d) Ashiana. (b)

4) Kalam normally ate with his –

a) father b) brother c) mother d) father’s guests. (c)

5) Kalam’s family lived in his  –

a) rented house b) maternal mortality uncle’s house c) father’s office quarters d) ancestral house.  (d)

6) After returning from the coconut grove Kalam’s father would have his –

a)tiffin b) breakfast c) dinner d) lunch (b)

7) According to Kalam’s father, when we pray we transcend our body and become a part of the –

a) family b) earth c) world d) cosmos (d)

8) The ancestral house was made of –

a) brick and mortar b) clay and brick c) cement and brick d) limestone and brick. (d)

9) The narrator’s parents were widely regarded as –

a) honest people b) kind people c) an ideal couple d) generous people. (c)

10) APJ Abdul Kalam was born in a) Pune b) Dehradun c) Rameshwaram d) Hyderabad. (c)

The Proposal:

1) As the curtain comes down Chubukov is calling for champagne. Why does he do this? –

a) to celebrate the occasion even if they are arguing b) because he normally drinks at this time of the day c) it is customary to offer champagne to guests d) he has the best champagne to guests. (a)

2) Why are the arguments funny? –

a) because Lomov and Natalya quickly lose sight of the marriage proposal b) because the story of Òxen Meadows is absurd c) because the hunting dogs are ridiculous d) because they seem funny while they argue. (a)

3) What is the second argument over? –

a) estates b) Oxen Meadows c) dogs d) gifts (c)

4) What label can you give the comic turn of the play? –

a) melodrama b) farce c) comedy d) clowning. (b)

5) Who is is Chief actor in seeing the proposal through? –

a) Lomov and Chubukov b) LOmov and Natalya c) Chubukov and Natalya d) Chubukov. (d)

6) What is the format of the play? –

a) One – act play b) tragedy c) comedy d) farce. (a)

6) Why is the proposal is acceptable to all parties? –

a) Chubukov really likes Lomov b) LOmov loves Natalya c) Natalya loves Lomov d) it is a good working arrangement. (d)

7) Why are Chubukov and Natalya concerned when Lomov faints? –

a) because they want the marriage and don’t want him to die b) because there are no doctors close by c) because they worry about his death d) because they don’t want to be held responsible. (a)

8)Why doesn’t Lomov directly ask Natalya to marry her? –

a) because he has palpitations b) because he is not sure about her reaction c) because he is trying to be calm d) because he knows Chubukov has already told Natalya. (b)

9) What is the first argument over? –

a) land b) labour c) hunting dogs d) inheritance. (a)

10) Why is Lomov formal in his get up? –

a) because he comes to propose to Natalya b) because he is going to join the New Year’s Eve c) because he comes to Chubukov’s house d) because he likes to put on formal dress almost always. (a)

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