Birthday Presents Questions & Answers

Hi Everyone!! This article will share Birthday Presents Questions & Answers.

In my previous posts, I have shared the questions and answers of Daedalus and Icarus, The Selfish Giant and The Walrus and The Carpenter so, you can check these posts as well.

Birthday Presents Questions & Answers

Question 1: How did Omri feel when Patrick gave him his present?

Answer: Omri felt disappointed when Patrick gave him his present.

Question 2: Why do you think Omri hid his real feelings from Patrick?

Answer: Omri hid his real feelings from Patrick because he didn’t want his friend to feel as though his gift wasn’t appreciated.

Question 3: Had you been in Omri’s place, how would you have used Patrick’s gift? Give reasons for your answer.

Answer: If I had been in Omri’s place, I would have added the plastic Red Indian to my collection of plastic figures. I could start a new collection of Red Indians and cowboys and make up different games to play with it. In this way, the toy would not have been wasted.

Question 4: Comparing Patrick’s gift with Gillon’s, who do you find more thoughtful and why? Give reasons.

Answer: I think Gillon’s gift was more thoughtful because he knew Omri would feel excited by it. Patrick had given Omri one of his old toys because he did not want to play with it any more. He did not care if Gillon could play with it.

Question 5: Do you agree that anyone in Omri’s situation would have been petrified?

Answer: I think that an older person such as Gillon would not have been petrified. They would suppose that the sounds were being made by a mouse or other small creature. They might also have thought that they were imagining the sounds.

Question 6: What do you think happens next in the story?

Answer: I think that Omri and the Red Indian become friends and Omri shows him his other toys. Omri would hide the Red Indian from Patrick because he would not want Patrick to take him back.

Question 7: Read the lines and answer the questions:

1. “You could have got a chain for it.”

(a) Who says this and to whom?

Answer: Omri says this to his mother.

(b) What is ‘it’?

Answer: ‘It’ is a tiny, ornate key.

(c) Where did ‘it’ come from and why is it special?

Answer: The key, ‘it’, belonged to a jewelry box that Omri’s grandmother had bought from Florence. It was special because Omri’s mother had worn the key around her neck in remembrance of her mother.

2. And he was alive.

(a) Who is ‘alive’?

Answer: The red Indian figurine is alive.

(b) Why is this surprising?

Answer: This is surprising because the figurine was a non-living object.

(c) What do you think has made this happen?

Answer: I think the cupboard made this happen. The cupboard is likely to have magical properties.

Question 8: Find suitable expressions in the story to complete the following:

(a) It was her dearest wish to get a puppy.
(b) They were all grateful.
(c) Pretending I was asleep; I lay perfectly still.
(d) She was undoubtedly the best player on the team.
(e) The jar was shut.

So, these were Birthday Presents Questions & Answers.

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