Butterfly Laughter Questions & Answers

Hi Everyone!! This article will share Butterfly Laughter Questions & Answers.

This poem is written by Katherine Mansfield.
In my previous posts, I have shared the questions and answers of The Girls and A Lotus, Seeds Poem and Saving The Sparrow so, you can check these posts as well.

Butterfly Laughter Questions & Answers

Word Galaxy

  • Lap – the top part of legs that forms a flat surface when we sit down
  • Certain – sure
  • Teeniest – smallest
  • Perch – sit on something
  • Porridge – a type of soft, thick whit food made by boiling oats in milk or water

Question 1: Choose the correct meaning of the lines:

(a) And each morning we tried who should reach the butterfly first.

i. The children tried to be the first to finish their porridge.
ii. The children tried to catch the butterfly on their porridge bowls.

(b) Then the Grandmother said, “Do not eat the poor butterfly.”

i. The grandmother was afraid the hungry children would eat the butterfly.
ii. The grandmother joked that the hungry children would eat the butterfly.

(c) Always she said it and always it started us laughing.

i. The children laughed because it was a sweet joke between them and their grandmother.
ii. The children laughed because they thought their grandmother was foolish.

(d) I was certain that one fine morning, The butterfly would fly out of our plates

i. One day the butterfly would fall into their porridge plates.
ii. One day the painted butterfly on the plate would come to life.

Question 2: Where was the blue butterfly painted?

Answer: The blue butterfly was painted on the porridge plates.

Question 3: What did the children try each morning?

Answer: Each morning, the children tried to finish porridge first to reach the butterfly painted on the plates.

Question 4: What did happen one fine morning?

Answer: One fine morning, butterfly flew out of plates and perched on grandmother’s lap.

Question 5: How do you think the poet feels about her grandmother. Give reason for your answer.

Answer: The poet felt love for her grandmother as the children enjoyed the sweet joke about the butterfly on the porridge plates.

So, these were Butterfly Laughter Questions & Answers.