No Men Are Foreign 9th English Poem


"No Men Are Foreign" 

by James Kirkup:

1. What is the central theme of the poem?

  • (a) The beauty of nature 

  • (b) The importance of love 

  • (c) The dangers of war (

  • d) Universal brotherhood and shared humanity

2. What line best summarizes the message of the first stanza?

  • (a) "Remember, no men are strange, no countries foreign" 

  • (b) "We have many ways of thinking of other people as different" 

  • (c) "Have you ever thought of some people as strange" 

  • (d) "Other countries as foreign"

3. How does the poem portray the similarities between people from different countries?

  • (a) By comparing their appearance 

  • (b) By highlighting their cultural differences 

  • (c) By focusing on their shared experiences and needs 

  • (d) By mentioning their shared ancestry

4. What effect does the repetition of the phrase "Remember" have in the poem?

  • (a) It introduces new ideas. 

  • (b) It creates a sense of urgency. 

  • (c) It emphasizes the importance of the message. 

  • (d) It slows down the pace of the poem.

5. What does the poet mean by "Our hells of fire and dust outrage the innocence of air"?

  • (a) War pollutes the environment. 

  • (b) Nature is pure and untouched by humans. 

  • (c) We should protect the Earth. 

  • (d) All of the above.

6. What is the poet's call to action in the final stanza?

  • (a) To appreciate the beauty of other cultures. 

  • (b) To fight against injustice. 

  • (c) To choose love and understanding over hatred. 

  • (d) To travel the world and experience different countries.

7. Which literary device is used in the line "Beneath all uniforms, a single body breathes"?

  • (a) Metaphor 

  • (b) Simile 

  • (c) Synecdoche 

  • (d) Hyperbole

8. What is the tone of the poem?

  • (a) Angry and vengeful 

  • (b) Lighthearted and playful 

  • (c) Poignant and hopeful 

  • (d) Fearful and anxious

9. What symbol is used to represent shared humanity in the poem?

  • (a) Fire 

  • (b) Water 

  • (c) Earth 

  • (d) Air

10. How does the poem challenge your own perceptions of "foreignness" and "otherness"?

  • (a) It doesn't offer any new perspectives. 

  • (b) It reinforces the idea of cultural differences. 

  • (c) It encourages you to see the commonalities between people. 

  • (d) It makes you feel more patriotic to your own country.

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