Class XII – Flamingo – Poetry – Value Based Questions

Value Based Questions

Poetry Section

1. My Mother at Sixty Six

Q1. ‘And realised with pain that she looked as old as she was.’ Are we neglecting our elderly folk?  What qualities do you think the youth have to inculcate towards the elderly?

Value Points:

1. Empathy
2. Respect
3. Set an example to next generation
Q2. In the wake of old age home mushrooming in India as well, and many of the elderly people abandoned or thrown out of their homes, how do you think youngsters can help the elderly to overcome loneliness and grief in the sunset of their lives?

Value Points:

1. Empathy
2. Respect
3. Gratitude
4. Courtesy
5. Selflessness
6. Responsibility

2. An Elementary School Classroom in a Slum

Q1. Their world and their future is painted with a fog. As a society, what do we need to do to bring about a change in the lives of children who are not so lucky?

Value Points:

1. Kindness and concern
2. Generosity
3. Empathy
4. Selflessness
5. Perseverance
6. How could these windows be made more meaningful?
7. True education
8. Window of opportunity

3. Keeping Quiet

Q1. In today’s world where war, violence, crime and a disregard for others has become the trend. What is it that needs to be done to make the world a better place?

Value Points:

1. Care and concern for others
2. Awareness that everyone is not fortunate
3. Introspection
4. Determination to do something for the underprivileged
5. Time management – not to let measures taken drag on
6. Mutual understanding and cooperation
7. Need for rest and relaxation

Q2. “Those who prepare green wars, wars with gas, wars with fire” According to you how can we prevent these wars?

Value Points:

1. Concern
2. Awareness
3. Eco-friendly perspective
4. Sincerity in understanding the need to take action
5. To be knowledgeable

Q3. What would happen if the wars are not prevented?

Value Points:

1. Death
2. Destruction
3. Suffering
4. Pain

4. A Thing of Beauty

Q1. Nature promises man comforts against all odds.  But it is for man to recognize them. Explain.

Value Points:

1. Uplifts spirits
2. Gives joy
3. Relieves tension
Q2. How can one draw inspiration from great men?

Value Points:

1. from their lives/actions
2. We live in our deeds/not years
3. Role models

Q3. What is necessary to fill the world with noble people?

Value Points:

1. Thought good, words noble, actions noble
2. Promote values
3. Recognize good people/work

5. Aunt Jennifer’s Tigers

Q1. In a predominantly male dominated society, women from time immemorial have faced oppression from men. What changes can be brought about in the society for uplifting the position of women, like Aunt Jennifer?

Value Points:

1. Empowerment
2. Education to girls
3. Equal opportunities

Q2. No two individuals will be similar and will think alike.  Each has to accept the other with their differences.  When one is unable to do so, the relationship itself becomes a burden.  And, that is what happened to Aunt Jennifer.  What changes do you advocate to promote marital harmony?

Value Points:

1. Mutual give and take
2. Understanding
3. Acceptance
4. Tolerance
5. Forgiveness

Q3. Aunt Jennifer felt oppressed and troubled in her married life.  What positive traits were missing in Uncle that led to this unhappy state?

Value Points:

1. Complete freedom
2. Mutual respect
3. Unconditional love
4. Tolerance


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