After Sports Day Questions & Answers

Hi Everyone!! This article will share After Sports Day Questions & Answers.

This poem is written by John Forster. In my previous posts, I have shared the questions and answers of The Magic Brocade, The Sanitary Reaper and My Sheep Is Being Sheepish so, you can check these posts as well.

After Sports Day Questions & Answers

Word Galaxy

  • Taunting – making fun of
  • Stung – pained
  • Forlorn – lonely
  • Panted – breathed heavily

Question 1: What had hurt the poet? What was the situation?

Answer: The poet was hurt by taunting laugh of the people as he came last in race with breathing heavily.

Question 2: How did the poet react to his humiliation when he was young?

Answer: He felt pained to his humiliation when he was young and he climbed to the top of the chestnut.

Question 3: What did the poet promise himself? Why?

Answer: The poet promised himself that no son of his would run against his will because he had to run although he was not willing to.

Question 4: How did the situation reverse twenty years later?

Answer: The situation reversed twenty years later when he felt father’s pride watching his son come striding first to the finish.

Question 5: What was the father’s reaction now?

Answer: The father forgot all his agony of coming last and he felt proud for his son.

Question 6: Read and answer the questions:
Why is it That twenty years on I feel a father’s pride.

(a) What does the speaker question?

Answer: The speaker questioned because he has not kept his vow.

(b) Why does he feel a father’s pride?

Answer: He felt father’s pride when he saw his son coming first to the finish.

(c) What had happened twenty years ago?

Answer: Twenty years ago, he was upset by the taunting laughter when he came last in the race.

(d) How had the narrator felt back then?

Answer: The poet was upset with the taunting laughter.

Question 7: Read and answer the questions:
I climbed to the top of the chestnut And tearfully vowed…..

(a) Who is ‘I’?

Answer: ‘I’ is the poet.

(b) Why did the speaker climb to the top of the chestnut tree?

Answer: The speaker climbed to the top of the chestnut tree because he was upset by the taunting laughter when he came last in the race.

(c) What vow did he make?

Answer: He made a vow that no son of his would run against his will.

(d) Did he keep the vow?

Answer: No, he didn’t keep the vow.

So, these were After Sports Day Questions & Answers.