Hi Everyone!! This article will share Colonel Fazackerley Butterworth Toast Questions & Answers.
This poem is written by Charles Causley. In my previous posts, I have shared the questions and answers of The Light of Other Days, The Pageant of Fireflies and The Life of John Smith so, you can check these posts as well.
Colonel Fazackerley Butterworth Toast Questions & Answers
- Flare – a bright flame
- Monocle – single glass lens for one eye
- Spectre – ghost
- Can’t conceive – can’t imagine
- Gave a withering cry – screamed
- Encore – here, please do it again
- Spurn – reject
Question 1: What happened on the first evening? How did the ghost try to warn off Colonel Fazackerley?
Answer: On the first evening Colonel while waiting to dine was taking a fine sherry wine, when the ghost with a furious flash and a flare shot out of chimney and shivered ‘Beware’.
Question 2: Read and answer the question:
(a) Who was the Colonel addressing as ‘fellow’?
Answer: The Colonel is addressing the ghost as ‘fellow’.
(b) What did he refer to as ‘first class’?
Answer: He referred the ghost entry as ‘first class’.
(c) How did the ‘fellow’ respond to this?
Answer: The fellow responded by making a withering cry.
Question 3: How did the Colonel show that he was not scared of the ghost?
Answer: Colonel put down his glass and said my dear fellow, that’s really first class! I just can’t conceive how you do it all. I imagine you are going to a Fancy Dress Ball.
Question 4: How did the ghost initially react to the Colonel’s indifference?
Answer: The ghost initially reacted by making a withering cry.
Question 5: Read and answer the question:
(a) Who is the speaker?
Answer: The Colonel is the speaker.
(b) Why was the speaker extending an invitation and to whom?
Answer: The speaker was extending an invitation of his housewarming party and it was given to the ghost.
(c) Explain: ‘give us a turn’.
Answer: By ‘give us a turn’ the poet means that the ghost will come and entertain the guests with his humorous acts.
(d) Why is the spectre described as ‘poor’?
Answer: The spectre is described as ‘poor’ because he was unable to frighten the Colonel in spite of his numerous efforts.
Question 6: How did the ghost try to scare the colonel?
Answer: The ghost tried to scare the Colonel by giving a roar in his phosphorous cloak. He floated between ceiling and floor. He walked through a wall and returned through a pane and backed up the chimney and came down again.
Question 7: What did the Colonel say that left the ghost speechless?
Answer: The ghost was speechless when Colonel said with laughter, I am feeling quite weak. My housewarming party I hope you won’t spurn. You must say you will come and you will give us a turn.
Question 8: What did the Colonel regret?
Answer: The Colonel regretted that he is not knowing his name so he can’t call him back.
So, these were Colonel Fazackerley Butterworth Toast Questions & Answers.