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‘On Killing a Tree’ by Gieve Patel, multiple questions and answers(M.C.Q.), Class – 12, WBCHSE
On Killing a Tree by Gieve Patel MCQ
1)The poem ” On killing a tree” is written by –
2)The poem ”On killing a tree is about –
[A]planting of a tree
[B]planting for afforestation
[C]the destruction of a tree
3) According to the poet, a tree can not be cut down –
[A]by a small blade
[B]by using a gigantic machine
[C]with one seep of a dagger
[D]a simple jab of the knife
4)” Rising out of its, feeding /upon its crust …..”- here ‘crust’ means –
[A]the top layer of the earth
[B]the bottom layer of the earth
[C]bark of the tree
5)To kill a tree it takes –
6)” And out of its leprous hide/sprouting leaves.”-Here ‘leprous hide’ means –
[A]the upper layer of the earth
[B]the rough bark
7)Out of the leprous hide of the tree sprout –
8)” But this alone won’t do it ”-Here ‘this’ refers to –
[A]hacking and chopping
[C]burning a tree
[D]poisoning a tree
9)When a tree is cut down near the ground level –
[A]it will die very soon
[B]flowers will bloom quickly
[C]green leaves will come out the next day
[D]green twigs will rise
10)If a tree is hacked and chopped,-
[A]the bleeding bark will heal
[B]the bleeding will die
[C]it will bleed profusely
[D]it will bring fruits
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11)” But this alone won’t do it ”-Here ‘it’ refers to –
[A]stabbing a tree
” But this alone won’t do it ”-Here ‘this’ refers to – [C]choping a tree
[D]whipping a TREE
12)The ‘curled green twigs’ rise from – [H.S. – 2019]
[A]the earth cave’s
[B]the uprooted tree
[C]close to the ground
[D]the rough bark
13)” The miniature boughs ” – The word ‘boughs’ means – [H.S. – 2015]
14)The poet seems to suggest that in order to kill a tree – [H.S. – 2020]
[A]plucking out all the leaves will do the job
[B]some pain will do the job
[C]cutting the branches will do the job
[D]total destruction of the roots will do the job
15)The curled green twigs’ rises from – [H.S. – 2018]
[A]the earth’s cave
[B] the uprooted tree
[C]Close to the ground
[D]the rough bough.
16)The root needs to be pulled out entirely of the – [H.S. – 2017]
17)The bark of the tree is described as ‘leprous’ because — [H.S. – 2017]
[A] it is soft and smooth
[B]it is wounded by the knife
[C]it is rough and has marks
[D] it is glossy and shining
18)The bark bleeds due to-
[C]hacking and chopping
19)The root in “On Killing a Tree” is-
[A] pale and wet
[C]white and wet
[D]green and wet
20)The ‘most sensitive part of the tree refers to-
[A]the miniature boughs
[B] the green twigs
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21)To pull out the root from the earth it needs to be-
[A]hacked and chopped
[B]jabbed with a knife
[C]scorched and choked
[D]roped and tied
22)Miniature boughs if unchecked will-
[A]no longer grow
[B]expand to the former size
[C]rise towards the sky
23)The tree has grown absorbing-
[A]sunlight, air, and water
[D]air and water
24)The tree has grown-
[A] from the earth
[B] over the earth
[C] by consuming the earth
[D]into the earth
25)The tree fed upon-
‘On Killing a Tree’ by Gieve Patel, questions and answers(S.A.Q.), Class – 12, WBCHSE
On Killing a Tree’ by Gieve Patel SAQ
1)What does the expression ‘bleeding bark’ suggest?
Ans. The expression ‘bleeding bark’ suggests the flow of sap from the bark of the tree after hacking and chopping.
2)What causes the bark of a tree to bleed? [H.S. – 2019]
Ans. The hacking and chopping cause the bark of the tree to bleed.
3)” And then it is done”-What is done then?
Ans. Then the process of destroying the tree completely is done.
4)How many stanzas are there in the poem ”On killing a tree”?
Ans. There are four stanzas in the poem ”On killing a tree”.
5)From where would curled green twigs rise?
Ans. Curled green miniature twigs would rise from stem close to the ground.
6)What would happen if the growth of miniature boughs is unchecked?
Ans. If the growth of miniature boughs is unchecked, they will expand again to their former sizes.
7)What does the expression ‘anchoring earth’ suggest?
Ans. The expression ‘anchoring earth’ suggests that the roots are deeply rooted in the earth and hold the tree tightly.
8)What does the phrase ‘earth cave’ refer to? [H.S. -2016]
Ans. The phrase ‘earth cave’ refers to the hollow made after uprooting the tree.
9)Which part of the tree is the most sensitive, white and wet? [H.S. – 2018]
Or. What according to the poet is the most sensitive of the tree? [H.S. – 2015]
Ans. The root of the tree is the most sensitive, white, and wet.
10)Where does the tree’s strength lie? [H.S. – 2019]
Ans. The tree’s strength lies in the roots.
11)Why is the root wet?
Ans. The root is wet because it sucks water from the earth and passes to the tree.
12)What remains hidden for years inside the earth?
Ans. The roots of the tree remain hidden for years inside the earth.
13)What scorches and chokes the tree after it is pulled out? [H.S. – 2016]
Ans. The sun and the air scorch and choke the tree after it is pulled out.
14)In what form of verse is the poem ‘On Killing a Tree written? [H.S. – 2020]
Ans. The poem ‘On Killing a Tree, is written in free verse.
15)‘It takes much time to kill a tree.’ – What does the poet Gieve Patel mean by the statement?
Ans. The poet Gieve Patel means that it is not easy to kill a tree.
16) ‘Slowly consuming the earth’ – What does the expression ‘consuming the earth’ mean?[H.S. – 2019]
Ans. ‘Consuming the earth’ means drawing vital nutrients from the earth.
17)How does a tree grow?[H.S. – 2017]
Ans. A tree grows slowly by consuming the earth, feeding upon its crust, and absorbing sunlight, air, and water for years.
18)What does the word ‘crust’ mean?
Ans. The word ‘crust’ means the top layer of the earth.
19)What has the tree absorbed for its growth?
Or, What does a tree absorb for growing up?
Ans. The tree has absorbed sunlight, air, and water for years for its growth.
20)What does the expression ‘leprous hide’ refer to? Or. What is meant by ‘leprous hide’? [H.S. – 2020]
Ans. The expression ‘leprous hide’ refers to the bark which is probably rough and has marks.
21)What comes out from the leprous hide? Or. What sprouts out of the leprous hide?
Ans. Green leaves sprout out of the leprous hide.
22) ‘But this alone won’t do it.’ – What do you mean by ‘this’?
Ans. ‘ This’ refers to the hacking and chopping.
23) ‘Not much pain will do it.’ – What does the word ‘it’ refers to?
Ans. ‘It’ refers to the task of killing a tree.
24) ‘Not much pain will do it.’ – What does the expression suggest? [H.S. – 2015]
Ans. The expression suggests that the tree can get pain from hacking and chopping but they cannot kill it completely.
25)What can not kill a tree?
Ans. A simple jab of a knife can not kill a tree.
‘On Killing a Tree’ by Gieve Patel – questions and answers(L.A.Q.), class – 12, WBCHSE
On Killing a Tree’ by Gieve Patel LAQ
1)It takes much time to kill a tree’ – Why does it take much time to kill a tree? According to the poet, how is the tree finally killed? [3+3 = 6] [H.S. – 2015, 2018]
Ans. A tree has grown slowly consuming the nutrients from the earth. It has fed upon the crust and also absorbed sunlight, air, and water over the years. Roots are deep-rooted. It has the strength to heal its bleeding bark. It has the resistance to survive against any outside assault. So, it takes much time to kill a tree.
A simple jab of night, hacking, and chopping cannot kill a tree. To kill a tree, roots have to be pulled out by tying a rope. They have to be exposed to the sun and air for scorching and chocking. Finally, when they will turn into brown, hard, twisted, and withered, the tree will die completely.
2)How does a tree offer resistance to its destruction? How does its resistance fail? [3+3 = 6] [H.S. = 2017]
Ans. It is very difficult to kill a tree. A simple jab of a knife, hacking, and chopping can only inflict pain and bleed the bark of the tree. It will gradually recover itself. After some time, curled green twigs and branches will appear from the stem. If it is unchecked, they will expand to their former shape. So, a tree offers great resistance to its destruction.
The resistance of a tree fails when the roots are uprooted by tying a rope. Roots are the source of all strength. They are the most sensitive parts of the tree, white and wet. When they are exposed to the sun and the air, they are scorched and withered and finally killed.
3)How does the poet describe the growth of a tree over the years? What are the different steps taken for killing a tree? [4+2 = 6] [H.S. = 2019]
Ans. The poet Gieve Patel in ‘On Killing a Tree’ describes that a tree grows slowly consuming the nutrients from the earth. It feeds upon the upper crust of the earth. It absorbs sunlight, air, and water over the years. In this way, a tree grows steadily taking all the nutrients from the earth and the atmosphere.
To kill a tree, the roots have to be pulled out by tying a rope. Then they are exposed to the sun and air for scorching and chocking. When they are turned into brown, hard, twisted, and withered, the tree will die.
4)Justify the title of the poem ‘On Killing A Tree’.  [H.S. = 2016]
Ans. The title of the poem, ‘On Killing a Tree’ clearly shows Gieve Patel’s concern for nature. The tree is man’s benevolent friend and such friends are destroyed by man’s cruelty and greed. In an ironic tone, the poet narrates the whole process of killing a tree. A sudden blow of a knife, hacking and chopping cannot destroy the tree. It has to be uprooted from the earth. Then the roots are exposed in the sun and air for scorching, chocking and withering. Finally, the task of killing a tree is executed after a long process of torture and pain. The title is ironic to mankind in the sense of man’s foolishness and recklessness. The poet wants to convey a message through the poem to his readers to be sympathetic to nature. Hence the title is appropriate.
5) “And then it is done”. – What is being referred to here? How is it done? On what tone does the poem end? [1+2+2 = 6] [H.S. = 2020]
Ans. The devilish act of killing a tree is done.
It is done by uprooting the tree. The tree has to be roped and pulled out from the earth cave. Roots are the source of all strength. They have to be exposed to the sun and air for scorching and chocking. And when they are turned into brown, hard, twisted, and withered, the tree is killed completely.
The poem ends in an ironic tone. It shows a tragic end of a tree by man’s cruelty and greed. The tree symbolizes nature and its destruction shows man’s utter folly of destroying himself.
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