ICSE English: Class IX English 2 Literature in English Practice Test
Class IX English 2 Literature in English
Time: One hour. Marks: 40
Read the extract given below and answer the questions that follow:
Believe me, sir, had I such venture forth,
The better part of my affections would
Be with my hopes abroad. I should be still
Plucking the grass, to know where sits the wind,
Peering in maps for ports and piers and roads;
And every object that might make me fear
Misfortune to my ventures, out of doubt
Would make me sad.
- Where would Salanio’s attention be if he had business ventures abroad? Why would he be plucking the grass? What else would he be doing in that context? 
- What would make Salanio fear some danger to his ventures? Give two examples from the opening scene to show how some objects remind Salarino of the danger to the ships?