How’s My Coal Questions & Answers

Hi Everyone!! This article will share How’s My Coal Questions & Answers.

This poem is written by Simon Barraclough. In my previous posts, I have shared the questions and answers of The Last Lesson, Advia and An Amazing Ancestor so, you can check these posts as well.

How’s My Coal Questions & Answers

Word Galaxy

  • On the muscle – fit and going
  • Intern – a student who works on short projects to gain experience
  • Swell – very good

Question 1: Complete the summary of the poem.


The first stanza says that we should not exhaust the reserves of coal.
The second stanza says that petroleum is best underground and that should not waste.
The third stanza talks about wind and how it is blowing.
The fourth stanza says that we should explore wave power. The fifth stanza tells us to use solar light and that stuff for backup is only a stand-by option in case of a rainy day.

Question 2: Match the columns:

Column AColumn B
1. Coal (stanza one)a. energy from the sun
2. Oil (stanza two)b. fossil fuel (coal)
3. Wind (stanza three)c. fossil fuel (petroleum)
4. Wave power (stanza four)d. wind energy
5. Solar (stanza five)e. hydroelectric power
Answer: 1-b, 2-c, 3-d, 4-e, 5-a

Question 3: Who is the speaker in the poem? Why do you think so?

Answer: The Earth is the speaker in the poem as it is telling about the sources of energy and how to use them wisely.

Question 4: What is the poem about?

Answer: The poem is about the natural resources available on the earth and in what way should we use them.

Question 5: Does the poem issue a warning, express hope, offer advice or suggest solutions? Which lines tell you so?

Answer: The poem suggests the solution. The lines are ‘Don’t use it all up at once, Don’t let it spoil, I assume you’re using Solar, right’ etc.

Question 6: This poem is also a call for action. What are we urged to do?

Answer: The poem is also a call for action to protect our natural resources. We are urged to use natural resources wisely.

Question 7: The poem is like a monologue where an audience is being addressed or spoken to. What is the speaker’s attitude to the people addressed?

Answer: The speaker wants to aware the people about the natural resources and its wisely use as we are wasting these blindly.

So, these were How’s My Coal Questions & Answers.

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