Sunday, July 26, 2009

Si Tenggang Homecoming: Questions

Exercise 1
Choose the best answer.

1. The poet says that his journey was
A. a difficult one
B. a loyal teacher
C. a waste of money
D. an enjoyable holiday

2. The contents of the boats are the persona's
A. clothes and books
B. presents for his family
C. new knowledge and attitudes
D. souvenirs bought from the ports he has visited

3. What is the persona's feeling for his village?
A. He loves his village.
B. He hates his village.
C. He is angry with his village.
D. He is ashamed of his village.

4. The line 'i am not a new man' (stanza 6) means
A. I am afraid people will laugh at me.
B. I have nto been changed by my travels.
C. I have given up all that I have learnt abroad.
D. I have been changed by my travels but remain essentially a Malay.

5. Why did the persona begin to love his wife?
A. He was lonely.
B. His wife was lonely.
C. His wife was reasonable.
D. He was persuaded by his grandmother.

6. How does the persona feel on coming home from his travels?
A. He is happy becase he has become rich.
B. He is dissatisfied because his travels were too short.
C. He is proud he has acquired a lot of knowledge.
D. He is happy because he is still a Malay even though he has changed in some ways.

7. Why does the persona call himself 'si tenggang'?
A. He inherited the title.
B. His father gave him that name.
C. He is returned traveller like the legendary Si Tenggang.
D. He wants to keep on travelling to keep on travelling lke the legendary Si Tenggang.

Exercise 2
Write short answers to the following questions.

1. Where is the persona when he speaks?

2. What is the main theme of the poem?

3. What does the poet mean when he says that his physical journey is also a journey of the soul?

4. What moral values can we learn from the poem?

5. What does the poem teach us about what we should do when we know who we are?

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