Hide and Seek Questions & Answers

Hi Everyone!! This article will share Hide and Seek Questions & Answers.

In my previous posts, I have shared the questions and answers of A Voyage To Brobdingnag, The Night I Met Einstein and The world Is Too Much With Us so, you can check these posts as well.

Hide and Seek Questions & Answers

World Galaxy

  • Mutter – to speak in a quiet, soft voice especially complaining about something
  • Scuffle – a short, sudden fight involving a small number of people
  • Damp – wet
  • Frowning – to bring your eyebrows together to show that you are annoyed
  • Tickles – pleasant sensation
  • Sought – look for
  • Stir – cause something to move slightly

Question 1: Who is the speaker talking to in the poem?

Answer: The speaker is talking to himself.

Question 2: Where is the child hiding and why?

Answer: The child is hiding in the toolshed which is dark and has a salty smell.

Question 3: Why does the speaker say, “Don’t sneeze whatever happens?”

Answer: The speaker says this because he does not to give away (tell the secret) of his hiding place.

Question 4: What makes the child think that the others will never be able to find him?

Answer: The child has found a very dark and unusual place to hide. He had hidden himself behind the sacks and was quite confident that nobody would find him.

Question 5: How is the shed described?

Answer: The shed is described as a dark, damp place which is not frequently used. The sacks in the toolshed smells like seaside and it is cold inside.

Question 6: Which is the first place that is most likely to be searched?

Answer: The bushes are the first place that is most likely to be searched.

Question 7: What advice does the speaker give to the one who is hiding?

Answer: The one who is hiding should close his eyes tight and make sure that his feet are not showing. He should not take the risk of another call and he should not sneeze.

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Question 8: Why does the speaker decide to stay hidden even after the seekers have gone away?

Answer: The speaker does not want to take the risk of his wonderful hiding place being found by the others so, he decides to stay hidden even after the seekers have gone away.

Question 9: What shows that the shed is uncomfortable?

Answer: The dark damp smell and the cold floor shows that the shed is uncomfortable.

Question 10: How does the child called out to the seekers?

Answer: The child comes out of the shed after a long time and calls out to them – ‘Hey’ Here I am, I am Here, I have won the game, you could not find me.

Question 11: Why does the child feel that the seekers are not coming back?

Answer: The child feels that they are not coming back because there is no stir in the garden and the air has turned cold and no sound is heard.

Question 12: When and why does the child decide to come out finally?

Answer: When the child feels that he has tricked the seekers properly, he comes out of the shed.

Question 13: Read and answer the questions:

The sacks in the toolshed smell like a seaside.

(a) Who is inside the toolshed?

Answer: The speaker is inside the toolshed.

(b) Who can smell the sacks in the toolshed?

Answer: The child (speaker) can smell the sacks in the toolshed.

(c) Why do they smell like the seaside?

Answer: The sacks have been inside the toolshed which is by the seaside and have started to smell like seaside.

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Question 14: Read and answer the questions:

Don’t breathe or move. Still, someone knocks a can.

(a) Who must not breathe or move?

Answer: The speaker must not breathe or move.

(b) Who knocks the can?

Answer: One of the seekers knocks the can.

Question 15: Read and answer the questions:

Think of them frowning at each other.

(a) Who would be frowning?

Answer: The seekers would be frowning.

(b) Why would they frown?

Answer: They would frown because they would not be able to find the person who is hiding and would be wondering where he had gone.

(c) How is the speaker feeling in these lines?

Answer: The speaker is feeling extremely happy because he has outwitted his friends and almost won the game.

Question 16: Read and answer the questions:

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(a) Who does “I” refer to?

Answer: “I” refers to the boy (the speaker) who was hidden in the toolshed.

(b) Why is the garden described as ‘darkening’?

Answer: The boy had involved himself so much in the game that he had no estimation about the time. The garden is described as darkening because it was too late and dark (end of the evening) and all the children were left for their home.

(c) What does the garden watch?

Answer: At the end of the poem, the poet advice the boy that now it is time to come out and tell others that he has won the game. Reacting to the advice of the poet, the boy came out from behind the sacks and the toolshed by saying loudly that he is the winner and nobody could find him, and this is what the garden watches.

(d) Why doesn’t anything stir?

Answer: “Anything doesn’t stir” since it was too late. All other children left for home and no one was behind the bushes to create the noise.

Question 17: Read and answer the questions:

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(a) Why are the child’s legs stiff?

Answer: In spite of the cold floor of the toolshed, the child was sitting stiffly in a single position to hide himself from the other children, so the child’s leg was stiff.

(b) Why should the child be there for ‘a little longer’?

Answer: As per the advice of the poet, the child should be there for ‘a little longer’ to be the winner and succeed his wanting of don’t getting caught by the other children.

(c) Why are ‘they’ not coming back?

Answer: They are not coming because they have left for home, since it was too late.

(d) What does ‘push off the sacks’ mean here?

Answer: ‘Push off the sacks’ means to push the sacks to come out from the toolshed since the boy was hidden behind the sacks in the tool shed.

Question 18: Do you think the child is happy for not being found by the others in the end?

Answer: The child is not happy for not being found by the others in the end because he wanted to be the winner, but he is too late. There he is standing all alone realizing the consequences of the negligence in his hiding and losing all those who sought him.

So, these were Hide and Seek Questions & Answers.