Tuesday, April 5, 2022

Short Questions of Strange Meeting by Wilfred Owen.

Q.1. What did the young soldier do in the underground?

Ans. Young soldier forced the sleepers there lying together in a heap. Q.2. What did one do? What is meant by piteous recognition? Ans. One of the sleepers sprang up and looked with distressing signs as if he recognized him.

Q.3. How did the young soldier know that he stood in Hell?

Ans. The young soldier knew from the pale smile of dead soldier that they stood in Hell which looked like sullen hell.

Q.4. What did the young soldier say to his strange friend in hell? 

Ans. The young soldier who dreamed that he had gone to hell and met a dead soldier said to the latter that there were causes to mourn there. There are no blood shed and no fear of roar of guns in hell.

Q.5. What is the dead soldier's complaint expressed to his strange friend in hell?

Ans. The dead soldier complained that because of his premature death in war, he could not live the years that he might have lived on earth.

Q.6. What does the dead soldier mean by 'if it grieves, grieves richlier than ever'?

Ans. If the beauty that he pursued is the cause of sorrow, it causes more effective mourning in hell than on earth.

Q.7. What was the noble ideal that the dead soldier hunted?

Ans. The dead soldier hunted the noble ideal of saying to the warring nations the truth about pity and harm of war.

Q.8. What did the dead solider possess to give out the truth about war to the world?

Ans. The dead soldier had courage and mystic knowledge of the truth about war.

Q.9. What is meant by 'vain citadels that are not walled'?

Ans. 'Vain citadels' mean the false ideals of militant nationalism, supremacy of State for which nations fight. These ideals are not protected by security and progress.

Q.10. What is meant by 'cess of war'?

Ans. Cess of war' means dying on war. War inflicts the tax of killings.

Q.11. What is the significance of the title?

Ans. A young soldier imagined or dreamed that he had escaped from the battlefield and passed into a dark tunnel cut out long before in war. He refers to an imaginative meeting with the German soldier whom he had killed a day before.

Q.12. What is meant by Titanic wars? 

Ans. It means devastating wars. The Titans were the ancient race of gods huge in stature who ruled in heaven. They were expelled by later gods.

Q.13. What wildest beauty the dead soldier hunted while he was alive?

Ans. The dead soldier hunted some noble ideal. The beauty that he pursued was not the seasons beauty of calm eyes of fair girls nor the charm given to girls by the braided locks of hair. The beauty that he hunted was some great truth.

Q.14. None will break ranks, though nations trek from progress. Who says this? What he wants to say?

Ans. The dead soldier says that now that he could not give out the truth about war, no nations will dissolve its army. Nations will rage and fight and kill, though by these wars, nations will go back from progress.

Q.15. What did the dead soldier want to do when much blood had clogged the chariot wheels? What did he mean by 'much blood had clogged the chariot wheels?

Ans. When nations have shed enough blood and despaired of achieving any good out of hatred and suspicion and had stopped the of man, he would have spoken out the truth about war.

Q.16. What did the speaker mean by 'sweet wells'? What is the image suggested here?

Ans. Sweet Wells mean wells of my knowledge of truth. Sweet wells suggest the wells of truths that would heal the wounds inflicted by the hatred and suspicion among nations. Lisa

Q.17. What is the truth that the dead soldier wanted to tell the nations?

Ans. The dead soldier wanted the nations to shed the vicious doctrines of hatred and warfare and to generate pacific spirit among the nations. There has been too much bloodshed in the world. Love of peace, fellow feeling, regard for the sacredness of life give the ultimate security for men and nations.