A Little Boy’s Dream Questions & Answers

Hi Everyone!! This article will share A Little Boy’s Dream Questions & Answers.

This poem is written by Katherine Mansfield. In my previous posts, I have shared the questions and answers of Grandma’s Glasses, The Clever Kid and Get Down Rocky so, you can check these posts as well.

A Little Boy’s Dream Questions & Answers

Word Galaxy

  • To and fro – move constantly
  • Deck – floor of a ship
  • Awful – very bad
  • Pirate – a person who robs ship
  • Captured – control by force

Question 1: What is this poem about?

Answer: The poem is about a little boy’s dream who is sailing all alone a boat.

Question 2: Where is the speaker going in his dreams?

Answer: In his dreams, the speaker is sailing far across the sea, alone in his boat.

Question 3: How does he describe the sea?

Answer: He describes the sea as big and strong.

Question 4: Who did the boy capture?

Answer: The boy captured the pirates in an awful pirate fight.

Question 5: What ‘best’ has the speaker done?

Answer: The speaker has fought and captured the pirates.

Question 6: Where does the speaker rest?

Answer: The speaker rests on the deck of his boat.

Question 7: Who are his only friends?

Answer: His only friends are the sea and the fishes in the sea.

Question 8: What did the fishes do?

Answer: The fishes swim away from him.

Question 9: Where does the speaker find himself in the end?

Answer: The speaker finds himself in the arms of his mother sitting on a rocking chair.

Question 10: What does the poet’s mother do at the last of the poem?

Answer: At the last of the poem, the poet’s mother embraces him.

Question 11: What does the following lines mean?

(a) But we captured them all right.

Answer: The line means that in the journey of life we all do our best and the outcomes are the result of what we do. If we do good, we will get good and vice versa.

(b) Then he cried, “O Mother dear!”

Answer: The line means that although the boy wakes up scared as he has felt loneliness, he feels happy and safe in his mother’s lap. He knows nothing is wrong now.

Question 12: Read the lines and answer the questions:

1. Quietly on the deck I lie,
Having just a little rest.
I have really done my best

(a) Who is ‘I’?

Answer: The ‘I’ refers to the little boy.

(b) Where is he lying?

Answer: He is lying on the deck.

(c) Why is he resting?

Answer: He is resting after having done his best in an awful pirate fight.

2. Far away, far away
From my home and from my play,
On a journey without end

(a) Who is saying this?

Answer: The little boy is saying this.

(b) Where is the speaker going?

Answer: The speaker is going far away from his home and play on a journey without end.

(c) Which word or words tell us that he doesn’t know where he is going?

Answer: The words “without end” indicate that he doesn’t know where he is going.

(d) Who is he going with?

Answer: He is going with only the sea as his friend.

So, these were the Questions & Answers.

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