MP Board Class 12th Special English Important Questions Chapter 1 Invocation
I. Answer the following questions in about 50 – 60 words:
Which are the two kinds of people referred to in the verse? (M.P. 2010, Imp.)
The two kinds of people referred to in the poem are first, those kind of people who are known to us with whom we are connected and second, those kind of people whom we do not know and who are strangers to us. Together it refers to all the people present in the world.
In how many ways is the unity sought?
The unity is sought in more than one way. The poet calls to unite the mind of all. He also exports all to have a common or united purpose. He pledges all not to fight against the divine spirit that exists within all of us.
Why does the speaker invoke the gods Asvins? (M.P. 2014, Imp.)
Asvins are dual gods, symbolising perfect unity of the natives and the strangers. The poet invocates them while making invocation for unity. He invocates them to establish concord and harmony between the natives and foreigners.
II. Answer the following questions in about 75 – 100 words each:
Why does the speaker not want the battle cry to be raised? (M.P. 2009, 15 Imp.)
The poet desires to establish peace in the world. He wants the people to live unitedly and they should have concord not only among themselves but also with the people of other countries. He finds that battles are the main cause of all destruction. People suffer in huge numbers due to them battles have complicated the existing problems and have raised many new problems. It turns the life of the people into misery. The war causes wounds to humanity. Therefore the poet wants to resolve the differences in a peaceful way.
How does the speaker wish to achieve concord? (M.P. 2012, 17 Imp.)
This poem is an invocation for the establishment of concord in the world. The poet says that first we should concord among our own people. We spend our life with the people of our own country. They share our joys and sorrows and stand by our side. Therefore we must have concord with them.
Then we must have concord with the strangers also. India believes in global family and pursuing the same ideal we must have proper friendship with the foreigners. We should settle our disputes with them in peaceful ways because confrontation can ruin us and them too.