Whistling of Birds, Lesson – III
12- When spring comes_______
(a) autumn (b) summer
(c)winter (d) fragrance
13- The doves were cooing, though with a_______, as if they were still winter-stunned.
(a) a thrilling sound (b) a labored sound
(c) sad sound (d) a delighted sound
14- It was ________after the heavy silence of frost.
(a) starling (b) almost frightening
(c) a & b (d) none of these
15- How could they sing at once, when the ground was thickly strewn with the________.
(a) dry leaves (b) birds
(c) torn carcasses of birds (d) carcasses
16- How could the little silver bugles sound the rally________, in the soft air, when the earth was yet bound.
(a) so fastly (b) so faintly
(c) so swiftly (d) None of these
17- It was almost a________to realize, so swiftly, the new world.
(a) happy (b) pain
(c) excitement (d) wonder
18- The birds of even________ of the announcement, their cry was only a faint.
(a) second part (b) third part
(c) first part (d) fourth part
19- There is a new world of_______.
(a) spring (b) winter
(c) autumn (d) summer
20- The voice of the turtle is heard in_______.
(a) water (b) woods
(c) land (d) mountains
21- Surely the call ________ while the clouds are still frozen.
(a) premature (b) immature
(c) mature (d) none of these
22- The ground is littered with________.
(a) birds (b) remains
(c) dry leaves (d) remains of wings
23- In the bottoms of impenetrable blackthorn, each evening and morning now, out flickers a______
(a) crying of birds (b) sound of birds
(c) whistling of birds (d) None of these
24- After so long a cruelty, how can they make it up so________?
(a) slowly (b) continuously
(c) suddenly (d) quickly
25- It_______ through them, they are like little well-heads, little fountain-heads whence the spring trickles and bubbles forth.
(a) present (b) bubbles
(c) passes (d) none of thses
26- In the birds’ throats the________ distill itself into sound.
(a) old life (b) present life
(c) new life (d) none of these
27- It is the rising of silvery sap of a________ gurgling itself forth.
(a) new spring (b) winter
(c) new summer (d) summer
28- All the time, whilst the earth lay chocked and killed and winter mortified, the deep understanding was _________.
(a) running (b) quiet
(c) running slowly (d) None of these
29- The older has changed, there is new________sound of a new vive! vive!
(a) regime (b) realm
(c) world (d) order
30- The choice is not ________.
(a) your (b) yours
(c) our (d) ours
31- Even whilst we stare at the ragged horror of the birds. Scattered broadcast, part-eaten, the soft, uneven cooing of the pigeon ripples from the outhouses, and there is a ______ silver whistling in the bushes come twilight.
(a) slow (b) fast
(c) faint (d) sudden
32- We hear the rolling of the soft and happy drums of the_____
(a) birds (b) pigeons
(c) doves (d) none of these.
33- We cannot hold back the ______, we cannot make the birds silent, prevent the bubbling of the wood-pigeons.
(a) winter (b) spring
(c) summer (d) autumn
34- Whether we will or no, the daphne tree will soon be giving off perfume, the lambs dancing on two feet, the celandines will twinkle all over the ground, there will be a________.
(a) new heaven (b) new earth
(c) new weather (d) a & b
35- It is strangely remote, like far-off darkness. It is as unreal as a dream in the night. This is the morning of_______ when we are ourselves.
(a) unreality (b) reality
(c) both a & b (d) none of these
36- We are for life, or we are for death, one or the other but_______ in our essence.
(a) always (b) never
(c) off and on (d) unusual
37- One destroys, the other_________.
(a) also destroys (b) creates
(c) destruction (d) none of these
38- Death takes us, and all is torn redness, passing into_______.
(a) light (b) darkness
(c) blossom (d) none of these
39- Life_______, and we are faint fine of silver running out to blossom.
(a) goes (b) rises
(c) went on (d) none of these
40- Whee there is life, thee is______ death.
(a) present (b) not
(c) also (d) no