The Snake Trying (Poem) Question and Answer NCERT
Class 9 Beehive Text Book
Thinking about the Poem
Question 1. What is the snake trying to escape from?
Answer The snake is trying to escape from a stick. He was afraid of the stick lest it should kill or hurt him.
Question 2. Is it a harmful snake? What is its colour?
Answer No , it was not a harmful snake. It is of small size and even harmless even to the children. The colour of the snake is bright green.
Question 3. The poet finds the snake beautiful. Find the words he uses to convey its beauty.
Answer The poet uses the words beautiful and graceful to convey the snake’s beauty. He also used the word harmless to characterise its one of a kind trait , which the poet believes in the snake’s charm.
Question 4. What does the poet wish for the snake?
Answer The poet wishes that nobody should harm the snake. He wants it to go over the water into the reeds and hide somewhere.
Question 5. Where was the snake before anyone saw it and chased it away? Where does the snake disappear?
Answer The snake was lying still on the sand unless someone saw it and again made it move away from there. The person chased it away and disappeared into the ripples of water among the green reeds to hide there.
Question 1. Find out as much as you can about different kinds of snakes (from books in the library, or from the Internet). Are they all poisonous? Find out the names of some poisonous snakes.
Answer No, snakes aren’t all poisonous. Indian Cobra, Common Krait, Russell’s Viper, and Saw-scaled Viper are some of the deadly snakes.
Question 2. Look for information on how to find out whether a snake is harmful?
Answer The water snakes are generally without poison whereas most of the desert snakes are poisonous. Information about a poisonous snake can only be known when its poison affects our body. The poison effects the nervous system most.