English CBSE Class 12 NCERT Flamingo Poem 5 A Roadside Stand Free Solution of Extra Questions and Answers – Extract Based Questions Short Answer Questions Long Answer Questions and Value Based Questions
A ROADSIDE STAND
Extract based questions
1. Identify the poem and the poet.
2. From where the traffic was coming?
3. Where was the ‘new shed’ constructed?
4. Which poetic device is used in ‘ The little old house was out with’?
5. Which word in the extract mean ‘requested’?
1. What is meant by ‘The flowers of cities’?
2. According to extract what support the life?
3. Why did villagers make a shed?
4. Which poetic device is used in ‘flowers of cities’?
5. Which word in the extract mean ‘unconscious?
1. Did vehicles want to stop at the shed?
2. Why did vehicle find that landscape is marred?
3. Which word in the extract mean ‘ugly’?
4. What was the focus in the mind of travelers?
1. In your opinion why N and S were turned wrong?
2. Which poetic device has been used in ‘N turned wrong and S turned wrong’?
3. Of what material container of wild berries made of?
4. Which word in the extract is antonym of ‘purchase’?
1. Why author feels that travelers could be mean?
2. When is the shopkeeper disappointed?
3. Does the shopkeeper express his complaint?
4. Which poetic device is used in ‘You have the money, but if you want to be’?
1. Is the roadside stand close to city?
2. Why the shed has been made?
3. Which poetic device has been used in ‘Here far from the city’?
4. Which word in the extract is synonym of ‘cash’?
1. To whom does the word ‘us’ refer to?
2. What does the word ‘expand’ mean in above extract?
3. To whom does ‘the party in power’ refer to?
4. Which poetic device has been used in ‘the party in power is said’?
1. Why do ‘greedy good-doers’ help villagers?
2. Which poetic device is used in ‘how to sleep they sleep all day’?
3. Why their ancient way of sleep is destroyed?
4. What is the meaning ‘soothe them out of their wits’.
1. What is their prayer?
2. Why the cars are called selfish?
3. Among those who stop, what do most do?
4. Which poetic device is used in ‘the sound of selfish car’?
1. Do villagers earn enough money from sale of things?
2. What poetic device is used in ‘in country money, the country scale gain’?
3. How does the narrator want to provide relief?
4. Which word in the extract mean ‘thinking’?
Short Answer Questions – 30 to 40 words
Answer: The sound of brake of a vehicle means that the vehicle is going to stop. Thus it gives them a hope that some of their goods would be sold.
Hence they want to listen to ‘squeal of brakes’ .
Answer: Shrewd businessmen fool them and shift them to cities. They buy the rural land for their own benefit. Government is not giving due attention to them. The villagers continue to live in poverty.
Hence poet has sympathy towards them.
Answer: People travelling in vehicles are more concerned to reach their destination. Even when they look outside , the sheds are perceived as a spot on landscaping.
Thus they do not stop.
Answer: Villagers have made their shops along the road side. People travelling from city to another place are their likely customers.
Answer: It refers to those people who promise to do good for the villagers. But actually their motive is to earn profit for themselves and become more rich.
Hence the poet has used the term ‘greedy good-doers’.
Answer: Villagers think that many cars would stop in front of their shop to buy articles to help them earn money. But the reality is away from their wish. Hence it is called ‘childish longing’.
Having such a desire leads to disappointment among them.