Hi Everyone!! This article will share If I Knew Questions & Answers.
This poem is written by Maud Wyman. In my previous posts, I have shared the questions & answers of Ice Cream Man, The Miller His Son and Their Donkey and The Rooks so, you can check these posts as well.
If I Knew Questions & Answers
- Bolt – (here) lock
- Twould – an archaic (old) way of saying it would
- Broadcast – (here) to spread
- Scatter – to throw all around
- Frowns – unhappy or angry expression on the face
- I’d – short form of I would
- Hire – to pay someone to get something done
Question 1: Why does the poet want a box of smiles?
Answer: The poet wants a box of smiles because she wishes to open the box and scatter the smiles all around in order to play. In such a way, the children’s faces will be able to hold the smiles for many days.
Question 2: What does she want to do with all the frowns?
Answer: She wants to fold and hold all the frowns in a large box and lock it with a monster key.
Question 3: Who does the poet want to hire and why?
Answer: The poet wants to hire a giant to drop the box of frowns to the depth of the deep sea.
Question 4: The poet had a wish to do something for all children. What do you think that wish was?
Answer: The poet wishes to spread smiles among the children.
Question 5: Read the lines from the poem and answer the questions.
1. ‘Twould open, I know, for me.
(a) What is the poet trying to open?
Answer: The poet is trying to open the box where smiles are kept.
(b) Why is she trying to open it?
Answer: She is trying to open it to scatter the smiles for the children.
(c) What makes her so sure that it will open for her?
Answer: The poet is determined to try hard to open the box, no matter how strong the bolt is or how large the key is. So, her determination to work hard makes the poet sure that the box will open for her.
2. I would like to gather them, everyone,
From nursery, school and street,
Then folding and holding I’d pack them in.
(a) What does the poet want to gather?
Answer: The poet wants to gather all the frowns she meets.
(b) From where does she want to gather it?
Answer: She wants to gather it from nursery, school and street.
(c) What does she want to do after gathering them?
Answer: She wants to fold and hold all the frowns in a large box and lock it with a monster key. She then wants to hire a giant to drop the box to the depth of the deep sea.
So, these were the Questions & Answers.