Verbal Ability – Sit, drink your coffee here; your work
XAT 2021 Exam Paper – Verbal Ability – Sit, drink your coffee here; your work
Read the following poem and answer the two questions that follow.
Sit, drink your coffee here; your work can wait awhile.
You’re twenty-six, and still have some of life ahead.
No need for wit; just talk vacuities, and I’ll
Reciprocate in kind, or laugh at you instead.
The world is too opaque, distressing and profound.
This twenty minutes’ rendezvous will make my day:
To sit here in the sun, with grackles all around,
Staring with beady eyes, and you two feet away.
Q.1 Which of the following BEST captures the essence of the poem?
A. Let’s create our own meaning in life, no matter what.
B. Let’s eat, drink and be merry in the lap of nature.
C. Let’s celebrate our existence, not our work.
D. Let’s be gibberish, not rational about life.
E. Let’s enjoy a moment of peace in this busy life
Q.2 What does the poet BEST convey by mentioning grackles in these lines, “…with
grackles all around, /Staring with beady eyes, and you two feet away.”?
A. We should not care about grackles, but us.
B. Over witty discussions, grackles are the pleasant birds to look at.
C. Grackles love to stare at us; however, they maintain a two-feet distance.
D. A small bird like grackle can give us lots of happiness.
E. Grackles, like humans, love to bask in the Sun.