Hi Everyone!! This article will share Little Eyes Upon You Questions & Answers.
Written by Avleek Dhiman, this poem advices role models especially parents or athletes to be careful in what they do or say as it may have a very strong impression on the young minds that follow them blindly.
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Little Eyes Upon You Questions & Answers
Question 1: What does the poet mean by the words ‘there are little eyes upon you’?
Answer: By these words, the poet means to say that there is a young child who is carefully observing and watching all the actions and words of his idol.
Question 2: The poet wants all athletes to be careful of what they say and do. Why does he want them to be cautious of their speech and action?
Answer: The poet wants all athletes to be careful of what they do and say because the young child who is watching them will imitate all that they do and say.
Question 3: Read and answer the questions:
(a) What does the poet mean by saying ‘hold’?
Answer: By ‘hold’ the poet means to say ‘not only that’.
(b) Why will he ‘say and do’ exactly what ‘you say and do’? Who is ‘he’ here?
Answer: He will ‘say and do’ exactly what ‘ you say and do’ because he takes you as his idol and wants to grow up to be just like you in every way. The ‘he’ here is the little boy who is watching his idol carefully.
(c) What responsibility rests on the people to whom the poem is addressed?
Answer: The people who are addressed here have to be careful of their action and words because the little boy is following all that they do and say to be like them.
Question 4: How does the ‘little fellow’ consider his idol?
Answer: The little fellow considers his idol to be the wisest amongst all the wise people.
Question 5: Why does the little fellow have complete faith in his idol?
Answer: The little fellow has complete faith in his idol because he thinks that his idol cannot do anything wrong and he believes in him whole-heartedly.
Question 6: Read and answer the questions:
(a) What is the meaning of ‘setting an example’?
Answer: ‘Setting an example’ means to say and do something in an exemplary manner so that it can be followed by others.
(b) How is the ‘little boy’ described in the poem?
Answer: The little boy is described as a keen observer whose eyes are always watching, his ears quickly take in everything, his hands are eager to do what his idol does. He is wide-eyed and believes his idol is always right and wisest and he is just waiting for the day when he can grow up like his idol.
(c) What do you think the little boy would wish to ‘grow up to be like you’?
Answer: The boy wishes to ‘grow up like you’ because he earnestly believes that his idol is the wisest of the wise and always right.
So, these were Little Eyes Upon You Questions & Answers.