An Elementary School Classroom in a Slum MCQ with Answers | MCQ for An Elementary School Slassroom in a Slum in 2021

In this article,  we shall discuss An Elementary School Classroom in a Slum MCQ with Answers. The poet wants to highlight the theme of social injustice and class inequalities. He basically advocates for those children who are socially and economically weaker.

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An Elementary School Classroom in a Slum MCQ with Answers

1. Who is the poet of the poem, an Elementary School Classroom in a Slum?

a)Robert Frost

b)Stephen Spender

c)William Shakespeare


2. What is the theme of the poem?

a)Child amusement

b)Social Burden and Poverty

c)Social injustice and class inequalities

d)Childhood memory

3. What kind of life do the children living in slums conduct?

a)full of love

b)full of care and warmth

c)Hopeless and full of struggle

d)all of these

4. The classroom wall is compared with?

a)Dark world

b)Sour cream

c)Both a and b


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5. What do the faces of children in the slum areas reflect?


b)Their aspirations

c)Their energy

d)Sadness and lack of enthusiasm

6. What do the words “Their future is painted with fog” convey?

a)No love and care

b)No warmth

c)No hard work

d) No hope of improvement

7. What kind of look do the faces and hair of the children give?

a)Rich and beautiful faces

b)Bright, neat faces

c)Healthy appearances

d)Pale faces, scattered and undone hair

8. What is the meaning of ‘The paper seeming boy, with rat eyes?

a)rich people

b)rich children

c)powerful people and their influence

d)weak and malnutrition boy

9. His eyes live in a dream- what is the dream?

a)Watching a movie

b)Going abroad

c) Eating ice cream

d) Dream of better times with games and open spaces

10. Who is sitting at the back bench unnoticed in the class?

a.Bowed down girl

b.Paper seeming boy

c.Both a and b

d.Young boy

11. What is the stunted boy reciting?

a)A romantic story

b)His painful tale

c)A lesson from his desk

d)All above

12. What does the colour of the classroom walls indicate?

a.Condition of the boy

b.Condition of the slum

c.Both a and b


13. How are the slum children different from the other children?



c.because of no access to hope and openness of the world

d.All above

14. What does the expression ‘Open-handed map ” show?

a) power of the poor

b) the poor can not access the world

c)the poor are powerless

d)maps are open to all, they reveal everything

15.  What kind of future do the slum children have?

a)Hopeless and uncertain

b)very hopeful


d) clear like water

16. What attracts the slum children?

a)The circus


c)All beautiful things like ship, Sun


17. What does the poet want?

a)To provide a better environment to slum children.

b)To   send the children to America

c) To send the children to open fields

d) To send the children to a beach

18. Mention any two images used to explain the plight of the slum children.

a) open-handed map

b)from his desk

c)belled, flowery

d)foggy slums and bottle bits on stones

19.  ‘Awarding the world its world’ what do these words express?

a) the world is ours

b)the world is yours

c) the world belong to the poor

d)the world belongs to the rich

20. What have the windows done to the children’s lives in the poem?

a) Have shut the children inside and blocked their growth

b)Shut the doors

c) Blocked the passage

d.Clocked the Sunlight

21.  Why is the head of the tall girl ‘weighed down’?

a)by the burden of studies

b)by the burden of work

c)Both a and b

d)by the burden of her world

22. What does the expression ‘Break O break open’ suggest?

a) barriers on the road

b)barriers of the garbage heap

c)barriers of the dirty environment must be broken


23. Why are the pictures and maps meaningless?

a)They are fake and show a false thing

b)They are old and have faded away

c)They show vastness which is opposite to the world and needs of the children in the classroom

d) All of these

24. What other freedom the poet wants the slum children to enjoy?

a)Freedom of roaming

b)freedom to spend money

c) freedom to eat

d)freedom of knowledge, wisdom and expression

25. What do Catacombs signify?

a)Elevance of the map hanging on the wall of the classroom


c)Importance of the school

d)Confinement to the slums, the maps being irrelevant

26. How can powerful people help poor children?

a)By fighting with the government

b)By fighting with the powerful

c)By bridging gaps of inequalities and injustice

d)By fighting with the rich

27. What is the Tree Room in the poem?

a)A tree-shaped room

b) A room on a tree where squirrels play

c)A room on a tree where rats play

d)A room on a tree where pigeons play

28. What are the poetic devices used in the poem?

a) Alliteration and simile

b)Metaphor and imagery

c) Synecdoche and irony

d)All of these

29. What does the poet compare in the poem?

a)The young and old

b)Generation gaps

c)Life of rich children and poor slum children


30. Identify the literary device in ‘slums as big as doom.





31. Identify the literary device in ‘whose language is the sun’





32. Break O break’. What should they break?

a)The donations

b)All bathers

c) The slums

d)The schools

33. Identify the literary device in ‘spectacles of steel’





34. The last stanza is unlike the rest of the poem.

a) Long

b) Short

c) Pessimistic


35. Identify the literary device in ‘future’s painted with a fog’.


b) personification



36. Shakespeare is wicked because he…. the children.

a) Educates

b)Tempts/ misguides

c) Loves


37. What does ‘gusty waves’ imply?

a)deceased children

b)unhappy children

c)Slum Children

d)Energetic children

38. When was Spender born?

a)17th of February, 1995

b)1 December 1886

c)28th of February, 1909


39. His eyes live in a dream. What is the dream?

a)To eat good food

b)To be a squirrel

c)To go out into the world

d)To see Tyrolese Valley

40. What are the classrooms like?

a)Dim and Pathetic

b)temples of learning

c) Means of escape

d)A happy place

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