The School Boy English (Honeydew) Poem –5 Questions and Answers Class 8
WORKING WITH THE POEM (PAGE 81)
Question 1. Find three or four words/phrases in stanza 1 that reflect the child’s happiness and joy.
Answer: 1. The child’s happiness is reflected in certain words and phrases.
2. These include the delightful songs of birds and the enchanting skylark’s melodies.
3. Love to rise in a summer morning .
4. Additionally, the sound of a hunter’s horn adds to the child’s joy.
Question 2. In stanza 2, the mood changes. Which words/phrases reflect the changed mood?
Answer: The words and phrases that mirror the child’s mood are as follows :
1. O! Drives all joy away.
2. Cruel eye outworn (of the Teacher).
3. Sighing and dismay.
Question 3. ‘A cruel eye outworn’ (stanza 2) refers to
(i) the classroom which is shabby/noisy.
(ii) the lessons which are difficult/uninteresting.
(iii) the dull/uninspiring life at school with lots of work and no play. Mark the answer that you consider right.
Answer: (iii) the dull/uninspiring life at school with lots of work and no play. Mark the answer that you consider right.
Question 4. ‘Nor sit in learning’s bower worn thro’ with the dreary shower’ Which of the following is a close paraphrase of the lines above?
(i) Nor can I sit in a roofless classroom when it is raining.
(ii) Nor can I learn anything at school though teachers go on lecturing and explaining.
(iii) Nor can I sit in the school garden for fear of getting wet in the rain.
Answer: (ii) Nor can I learn anything at school though teachers go on lecturing and explaining.