MCQ & Answers of Where The Mind Is Without Fear, B.A / B.Sc / B.Com Compulsory English


Where The Mind Is Without Fear

Rabindranath Tagore


1. Who is the poet of “Where the Mind is

Without Fear?

(A) R.N Tagore (b) Sukanto Bhattacharya (c) Nazrul Islam (d) Premendra Mitra 

Ans. (a) R. N. Tagore. 

2. Where does the poem, Where the Mind is without Feart, occur- 

(A) English version of Citanjeli’ (b) Bengali version of “Radha Krishna (c) English version of swadesh (d) Bengali version of Swadhinata: 

Ans. (a) English version of Gitanjal

 3. The expression. “Knowledge is free indicates (a) free from early idea (b) free from scientific idea (C) free from superstition (d) free from corruption.

 Ans. (c) free from superstition

 4. ‘Into that heaven of freeciom, my Father, let my country awake The country referred to here is

 (a) England (b) America (c) Russia (D) India 

Ans. (d) India

 5. The expression, head is held high, indicates- (a) freedom of mind (b) freedom of self respect (C) freedom of mind and selfrespect (d) freedom of enjoying political rights.

 Ans. (c) freedom of mind and self-respect 


6. A nation is broken up into fragments by narrow (a) hondary walls (3) domestic walls (c) private walls (d) public wails. 

Ans. (bj domestic walls 

7. Domestic walls are raised because of man’s —- (a) selfishness (b) narrowness (c)broadness (d)selfishness and narrowness 

Ans. (c) selfishness and narrowness

8. The narrow domestic walls-

(a) break a society into fragments (B) break a nation into fragments (c) break a world into fragments (d) break community into fragments

Ans.(b) break a nation into fragments

9. By “domestic walls”, the poet means— (A) sectarian approach of the people (b) utilitaran approach of the people (c) selfish approach of the people (d) socio economicapproach of the people 

Ans.(a) sectarian approach of the people

10. The poet wants the words to come from—-

(a) the depth of spirit (b) the depth of psychology (c) the depth of inner heart (D)

the depth of truth 

Ans.(d) the depth of truth

11. “Tireless striving’ are two words that tell us that—

(a) the search for perfection always continues (b) the search for perfection never continues (C) the search for perfection never ceases (d) the search for perfection is a continuous process 

Ans.(c) the search for perfection never ceases.

12. In this poem reason is compared to a (a) mountain (b) shower (c) lake (D) river (clear stream)

Ans.(d) river (clear stream),

13. The dead habit is compared to a/an— (a) oasis (b) sand (C) desert (d) mountain stream.

 Ans. (c) desert

14. The clear stream of reason loses its way into—

 (a) the sand of ancient habits (B) the sand of dead habits (c) the sand of desert (d) the sand of a river

Ans. (b) the sand of dead habits

15. “Dead habit” in Tagore’s poem, means

(a) changing habit (B) unchanging habit (c)

good habit (d) bad habit.

Ans. (b) unchanging habit.

16. Where the mind is led forward by thee Who is addressed here – 

(a) Heaven (b) God (c) spirit of the nation (D) God or the spirit of the nation.  

Ans. (d) God or the spirit of the nation.

17. Man’s mind should be led forward into ever widening —  

(a) thought (b) action (C) thought and action (d) thought and plan   

Ans. (c) thought and action.

18. The heaven of freedom’ refers to the poet’s-

 (a) home land (b) native land (c) father land (D) dream land.   

Ans. (d) dream land

19. “Father” in Tagore’s poem is-

(A) God (b) god (c) forefather (d) successor.

Ans. (a) God

20. “Into that heaven of freedom, my Father, let my country awake. Here heaven of freedom’ refers to— 

(a) heaven of God (b) the poet’s dreamland (c) India (d) a specific country. 

Ans. (c) India

21. The poet prays to God to lead our minds—

(a) to God (b) to thought (c) to action (D) into ever widening thought and action. 

Ans. (d) into ever widening thought and action.

22. Where the mind is led forward by thee the poet here means By the word “thee’. (a) teacher. (B) God (c) father (d) land 

Ans. (B) God

23. According to the poet man should all the time work for- (a) head (b) beauty (c) arms (D) perfection.

Ans, (d) perfection. 

24. Where the world has not been broken up into fragments’ — the word ‘fragments’ here means— 

(A) small pieces (b) little parts (c) countries (d) cities.

Ans. (a) small pieces.

25. ‘Where the Mind is Without Fear’–Here the word “where’ refers to-  

(a) place known to the poet (b) place visited by the poe (C) an imaginary world conceived by the poet (d) a country known

to the poet.

Ans. (c) an imaginary world conceived by the poet.

26. The poet invokes the mind without fear


(a) attain strength (b) attain energy (C) attain freedom (d) attain success.

Ans. (c) attain freedom. 

27. What aspect of R. N. Tagore is reflected

in his poem “Where the Mind is Without Fear”— (A) patriot (b) imperialist (c) antinationalist (d) seculiarist

Ans. (a) patriot.

28. The poet invokes—- 

(a) fearful mind (B) fearless mind (c) bold mind (d) perfect mind 

Ans. (b) fearless mind

29.. The knowledge of the Indian was chained in— (a) prejudice (b) superstition (c) culture (D) prejudice and superstition.

 Ans: (d) prejudice & superstition.

30. R. N. Tagore wants the country to be-

(a) weak (b) bold (c) strong (D) united.

Ans. (d) united.

31. According to the poet, dead habits and customs are guided by—

 (a) prejudices (b) blind belief (c) superstition (D) prejudice & superstition.

Ans. (d) prejudice and superstition

32. When “Where the Mind is Without Fear” India was —

(a) free (B) under the British rule (c) superstitious (d) blind. 

Ans. (b) under the British rule.

33. There are seven clauses with-

(a) when (B) where (c) how (d) what. 

Ans. (b) where.

34. The number of where clauses in Tagore’s “Where the Mind is Without Fear’ is — (a) three (b) five (C) seven (d) none. Ans. (c) seven.

35. The poet wants his countrymen to be without- (A) fear (b) courage (c) respect (d) awe. 

Ans. (a) fear

36. The poet wants his countrymen to live with— 

(A) self-respect (b) confidence (c) dignity (d)honour

Ans. (a) self-respect

37. “My father’ refers to—- 

(a) the speaker’s father (B) The Almighty (c) Jesus (d) Buddha

 Ans : (b) The Almighty

38. The expression, “depth of truth, signifies—-

(A) deep devotion to truth (b) darkness of truth (c) clearness of truth (d) affection for truth 

Ans. (A) deep devotion to truth.

39. “Domestic Walls’ refers to—- (A) narrow binding (b) evil influences (c) narrow mind (d) narrow thought. 

Ans. (a) narrow binding.

40. The expression, tireless striving, refers to—

(a) slavery (b) dependence (C) endless efforts (d) liberty 

Ans: (c) endless efforts

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