Hi Everyone!! This article will share Be The Best Questions & Answers.
This poem is written by Douglas Malloch. In my previous posts, I have shared the questions and answers of Plant Trees and Written In March so, you can check these posts as well.
Be The Best Questions & Answers
- Bush – shrub, undergrowth
- Crew – a group of people who work on and operate a ship, aircraft, etc.
- Task – job, duty
- Trail – series, chain
Question 1: Choose the correct option:
(a) If you can’t be a pine tree, be a __________
(b) If you can’t be a tree, be a __________
(c) If you can’t be the __________, be the crew.
(d) What is less important?
i. no job
ii. all the jobs
iii. only some jobs
(e) The poet wants us to be the _______ of whatever job/work we do.
Question 2: Complete the given lines from the poem.
1. If you can’t be a pine.
2. On the top of the hill.
3. Be a scrub in the valley – but be
4. The best little scrub.
Question 3: What should one be if one can’t be a pine tree?
Answer: If one can’t be a pine tree then, be the best little scrub in the valley.
Question 4: What do you understand by pine tree and little shrub here?
Answer: It means that size doesn’t matter but worth matters.
Question 5: What should one be if one can’t be a captain?
Answer: The poet says that not everyone cannot be a captain. Crew is equally important. Everyone has a role to play.
Question 6: What do you understand by the given line?
‘There’s something for all of us here.’
Answer: The poet says that everyone has a role to play. Everyone cannot be a captain and the crew is equally important. There is always a work which only we can perform.
Question 7: What should one be if one can’t be a highway?
Answer: If you can’t be the highway, be a trail but be true and honest. Play your role well.
Question 8: What should one be if one can’t be the Sun?
Answer: If you can’t be a sun then, be a star and lighten dark path in night.
Be The Best Questions & Answers
Question 9: Does success matters with size? Explain.
Answer: No, success has no connection with size. It is not the size that you win or you fail so, be the best of whatever you are.
Question 10: Explain the given lines.
1. “There’s big work to do
And there’s lesser to do,
And the task we must do is the near.”
Answer: It means that no work is big or less and we should always perform our task in a genuine and accurate way.
2. “It isn’t in size that you win or you fail –
Be the best of whatever you are.”
Answer: It means that success has no connection with size. It is not the size that you win or you fail so, be the best of whatever you are. We should do best in accomplishing our work or task.
Question 11: Read and answer the questions:
It isn’t by size that you win or you fail
Be the best of whatever you are!
(a) What does ‘size’ mean here?
Answer: ‘Size’ here means the dimensions of something big or small. The poet says here that size doesn’t matter as the success of a person depends only how good they are and what they do.
(b) In what sense could we fail?
Answer: A person could fail not by the size of their accomplishment but by the quality of it.
(c) What does it mean to ‘be the best of whatever you are’?
Answer: It means that a person should strive to be the best whatever they do. They should make contributions what they can do.
Question 12: In what way can grass make the highway happier?
Answer: A patch of grass can make a highway more colourful and brighter which makes the traveller happy when he looks at it. adding beauty and happiness to the world is the most important task.
Question 13: Why is it reasonable to say we can’t all be captains?
Answer: It is reasonable to say that we can’t all be captains of the ship because a captain of the ship alone cannot sail through the seas. A captain always needs a good, capable and reliable crew to make it to the shore safely.
Question 14: How does the poet show the importance of every kind of work?
Answer: The poet has shown the importance of every kind of work by comparing the biggest and smallest objects or tasks and bringing out the importance of each kind of work.
Question 15: What is the moral of the poem?
Answer: The moral of the poem is that realise your capabilities and do your best. We should not feel sad about what we can’t become or achieve. We should do our best in the work what we are doing. The poet believes that great people don’t do great things but they do normal things in a great way.
So, these were the Questions & Answers.