A Chill Questions & Answers

Hi Everyone!! This article will share A Chill Questions & Answers.

This poem is written by Christina Rossetti. In my previous posts, I have shared the questions and answers of The Fraid, The Jumblies and Majid Goes Shopping so, you can check these posts as well.

A Chill Questions & Answers

Word Galaxy

  • Lambkins – tiny lambs
  • Keen – cold
  • Woolly – soft and covered in wool
  • Nestle – settle into a warm, comfortable position
  • Ewe – a female sheep
  • Nestlings – young birds that cannot fly yet
  • Dew – droplets of water from the air

Question 1: How do the baby animals keep warm?

Answer: The lambs nestle close to their woolly mothers. The nestlings sleep beneath their mother’s wing.

Question 2: What does the poet say she would like to find to sleep in the third stanza?

Answer: In the third stanza, the poet says that she would like to sleep in a soft sleeping place in a field or tree.

Question 3: Is the title of the poem a good one? Give a reason for your answer.

Answer: Yes, the title of the poem is a good one because it talks about how babies keep away the chill at night.

Question 4: Read and answer the questions:

What can nestling do……..?

(a) What are nestlings?

Answer: Nestlings are very young birds who completely depend on their mother for warmth and everything else.

(b) In the poem, another word for a young animal is used. What is it?

Answer: The word – lambkins, an affectionate term for the babies of sheep that are usually called lambs.

(c) What can ‘nestlings’ do?

Answer: Nestlings sleep under their mother’s wing in order to stay warm through the cold night.

Question 5: Which is male? Which is female? Make two lists.


Male: buck, ram, bull, hog, stag, cock, tom-cat, rooster, billy goat.
Female: ewe, sow, mare, hen, lioness, cow, doe, nanny goat.

Question 6: Make five rhyming pairs.


  • Through – blue
  • Though – throw
  • Knee – be
  • Few – dew
  • Rough – bluff

Question 7: How are the following described in the poem?


  • Mother – woolly
  • Dew – nightly
  • Ewe – careful
  • Night – keen
  • Wing – mother’s
  • Sleeping place – warm, soft

So, these were A Chill Questions & Answers.

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