Hi Everyone!! This article will share How The Tortoise Got Its Shell Questions & Answers.
This poem is written by Judith Nichos. In my previous posts, I have shared the questions & answers of The Shell Falls Apart, The Refugee and Tempest so, you can check these posts as well.
How The Tortoise Got Its Shell Questions & Answers
- Zeus – Jupiter, the King of gods
- Fliers – birds
- Bald – here, animals without fur
- Raved – took part in a noisy, enjoyable party
- Pranced – jumped and danced happily and gaily
- Grand parade – here, it refers to the grand wedding celebrations
Question 1: What is the occasion that is being celebrated in the poem?
Answer: Zeus’ wedding was celebrated in the poem.
Question 2: Who was invited to the feast?
Answer: All Zeus’ creatures were invited to the feast.
Question 3: ‘….all Zeus’ creatures sped’. Who are the creatures? Why did they speed?
Answer: Many creatures like fliers, creepers, crawlers, hunters, biters, fighters, hooters, gulpers, borers, etc. were there. They sped to attend Zeus’ wedding.
Question 4: Read and answer the questions:
‘Why weren’t you there, my friend, the day that I was wed?’
(a) Who says these words to whom? And why?
Answer: Zeus says these words to tortoise because only tortoise had not come on his wedding day.
(b) What is the answer given by the friend?
Answer: The friend says that though wedding feast is fun but he is happy by himself. He is quite simple and there is no quite place like home.
Question 5: The tortoise did not go to the feast because….
Answer: He loved staying at home by himself.
Question 6: Read and answer the questions:
From this day on you’ll carry home….
(a) What is the home?
Answer: Tortoise shell is the home.
(b) Why is it called a home?
Answer: It is called a home because it gives shelter to tortoise.
Question 7: Only animals were invited to the feast. Yes or No?
Answer: Yes, according to the poem, only animals were invited to the feast.
So, these were How The Tortoise Got Its Shell Questions & Answers.