Test Match Sabina Park Questions

  • What is the theme of the poem?
  • (a) Fall from glory

    (b) An exciting cricket match

    (c) Reflections of a spectator

    (d) Failed batsmen

    1. Which line in the poem tells that the crowd lacked the spirited response to the match?

    2. The speaker is critical of the English batting. Quote the lines in support of the criticism.

    3. Why is the poet’s rationale for a dull game not convincing even to himself?

    4. What is the “tarnished rosette” which the writer mentions in the last stanza? Why is it tarnished?

    5. The tone of the poem is (a) sarcastic (b) formal (c) conversational (d) harsh

    6. What does the native language of the folk lend to the poem?

    7. In this poem you hear two voices. Whose voices are they?

    8. What is meant by the line “Proudly wearing the rosette of my skin”?

    9. What insights do you get of the relationship between the English and the native folk from the expression, “Eh white bwoy”?

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