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AHSEC | | Class 11 English | Childhood Notes | Important Questions Answers

IMPORTANT QUESTIONS AND ANSWERS OF THE POEM "CHILDHOOD" INCLUDING PREVIOUS YEAR H.S. 2015 | 2016 | 2017 | 2018 | 2019 QUESTIONS WITH SOLUTIONS


AHSEC | | Class 11 English | Childhood Notes | Important Questions Answers
CHILDHOOD CLASS 11 | ENGLISH NOTES


(A) SHORT ANSWER TYPE (Marks 2/3)

(a) In the poem ‘Childhood’, the poet asks two questions – one is about the time and the other about the place. Why he asks these questions? [H.S. 2015 | AHSEC | ENGLISH | QUESTION PAPER]
Answer: The poet of the poem “Childhood” asks two distinct questions regarding his lost childhood. The poet refreshes his memory to determine the point of time when he lost his childhood. It was when he was eleven and became capable of understanding the faces of the adults, he lost his childhood.
Secondly, he wanted to locate the hidden place where his childhood might have gone. And he found that his lost childhood is in an infant’s face.

(b) Why is the age of eleven is so important for the poet? [H.S. 2016] AHSEC | ENGLISH CLASS 11 | QUESTIONS PAPER
Answer: The age of eleven is so important for the poet because at this age he lost his childhood as he entered in to the stage of adolescence. The period of childhood has real beauty of life without any pain and sufferings. But one has to lose that splendid period of life with growing age.

(c) What, according to the poem, Childhood, is involved in the process of growing up? [H.S. 2017] AHSEC | ENGLISH CLASS 11 | IMPORTANT QUESTIONS
Answer: The process of growing up is inevitable in human life. After leaving the period of childhood, one enters in to the period of puberty, where all bodily and mental changes occur. It makes people prepared to face the real world. One understands the difference between hell and heaven, and also identifies the real faces of the adults.

(d)What is the poet’s feeling towards childhood in the poem “Childhood”? [H.S. 2018] AHSEC | ENGLISH CLASS 11
Answer: The period of childhood has real beauty of life without any pain and sufferings. A child does not understand the difference between hell and heaven. They cannot identify the hidden person behind the faces of adults. But one has to lose that splendid period of life with growing age.

(e)Why does the poet say that his childhood “went to some forgotten place”? [H.S. 2019] AHSEC | ENGLISH CLASS 11 IMPORTANT QUESTION 

Answer: The poet says that his childhood “went to a forgotten place” because he believes that he has lost his childhood which cannot be recovered at all. But he wanted to locate the hidden place where his childhood might have gone. And he found that his lost childhood is in an infant’s face.

(f) What is the opinion of the poet about the hypocrisy of the adults?
OR
What type of impression does the poet form about the adults?
Answer: According to the poet, the adults have two distinct faces. They usually talk of love and preach of love. But, their actions are completely opposite to what they speak of. The adults do not act lovingly, rather they are involved in all sorts of hateful and harmful activities.

(B) ESSAY TYPE QUESTION

(a) When did my childhood go?
Was it the day I ceased to be eleven?
Was ………
And therefore, could not be found,
Was that the day!

(i)What is the poet asking for?

Answer: The poet is asking for the point of time when he lost his childhood.

(ii) What does “Hell and Heaven” stand for?
Answer: The phrase “Hell and Heaven” denotes the hardship of life and joy derived from such sufferings.

(iii) What phrase of life does the stanza reveal?
Answer: The given stanza is talking about the lost childhood of the poet as he grew up and became an adult.

(iv) How does the poet describe the process of being growing up?
Answer: The process of growing up is inevitable in human life. After leaving the period of childhood, one enters in to the period of puberty, where all bodily and mental changes occur. It makes people prepares to face the real world. One understands the difference between hell and heaven, and also identifies the real faces of the adults.

(b) When did my childhood go?
Was it the day I ceased to be eleven?
Was ………
And therefore, could not be found,
Was that the day!

(i) Where do these lines occur?
Answer: These lines occur in the poem “Childhood” written by Markus Natten.

(ii) When does the poet think that he lost his childhood?
Answer: The poet thinks that he has lost his childhood when he became a man of eleven.

(iii) Find the synonym of ‘stopped’ in the stanza.
Answer: The synonym of ‘stopped’ is ‘ceased’.

(iv) What does the poet learn about hell and heaven?
Answer: The phrase “Hell and Heaven” denotes the hardship of life and joy derived from such sufferings.

(v) How does the poet describe the process of being grown up?
Answer: The process of growing up is inevitable in human life. After leaving the period of childhood, one enters in to the period of puberty, where all bodily and mental changes occur. It makes people prepares to face the real world. One understands the difference between hell and heaven, and also identifies the real faces of the adults.
The poet no more remained a child when he ceased to be eleven. He understood that the grown-up people talk of love, but in action, there is conflict of their ideology.

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