Asking Questions Summary & Questions & Answers

Hi Everyone!! This article will share Asking Questions Summary & Questions & Answers.

The poem is written by Gervase Phinn. In my previous posts, I have shared the questions and answers of The Man Who Loved Tigers, The World From a Railway Carriage and A Boy’s Song so, you can check these posts as well.

Asking Questions Summary & Questions & Answers


In this poem, there is a boy who asks some questions from his mother, father, Grandfather and Grandmother but he didn’t get any satisfactory answer from them. He gets answers like ‘wait and see’, ‘in a minute son’, I’ll think about it’ & ‘Now you’re asking’. He thinks that if he would give same answers to his teacher then he would be punished and scolded.

Asking Questions Poem Questions & Answers

Question 1: What questions did the boy ask his family members and the replies that he received?

(a) Mum

Boy – What’s for ‘Tea’?
Reply – Wait and see.

(b) Dad

Boy – What things he’s done?
Reply – In a minute son.

(c) Gran

Boy – If I can watch TV?
Reply – I’ll think about it.

(d) Gramps

Boy – About the good old days?
Reply – Now you’re asking.

Question 2: What did the boy’s mother ask him to do?

Answer: The boy’s mother asked him to wait and see what would be prepared for tea/snacks.  

Question 3: What did the boy ask his father?

Answer: The boy asked his father to tell him about things he had done.

Question 4: “In a minute, son.” What did Dad mean by this?

Answer: Father said this because he was tired, busy and distracted. He didn’t want to answer his son’s questions.  

Question 5: “I’ll think about it.” Who said this and to whom?

Answer: Grandmother said this to the boy/poet.

Question 6: What did the boy want to know from his grandfather?

Answer: The boy wanted his Grandfather to tell him stories about his old good days/past.

So, this was the Summary & Questions & Answers.

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