Chapter 3 The School Boy Poem
Question and Answers
Class 8 – English – Honeydew
|Chapter Name||The School Boy|
|Category||Class 8 English NCERT Solutions|
Working with the Poem
Question 1 Find three or four words/phrases in stanza 1 that reflect the child’s happiness and joy.
Answer The words or phrases in stanza 1 that reflect the child’s happiness and joy are “love to rise in a summer morn”, “birds sing on every tree”, “distant huntsman winds his horn”, “the skylark sings with me” and “sweet company”
Question 2 In stanza 2, the mood changes. Which words/phrases reflect the changed mood?
Answer The words or phrases reflect the changed mood are “it drives all joy away”, “a cruel eye outworn”, and “in 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.
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.