Maggie and Milly and Molly and May Questions & Answers

Hi Everyone!! This article will share Maggie and Milly and Molly and May Questions & Answers.

This poem is written by Edward Estlin Cummings. In my previous posts, I have shared the questions and answers of Nat, The Land of Storybooks and Uncle Kin At The Wicket so, you can check these posts as well.

Maggie and Milly and Molly and May Questions & Answers

Question 1: Choose the correct option:

1. Maggie and Milly and Molly and May went to the beach

(a) to look for stones.
(b) to play.
(c) to look for fish.
(d) to swim.

2. Maggie found a __________ that sang.

(a) shell
(b) flute
(c) pearl
(d) box

3. When Maggie heard the sound the shell made

(a) she threw the shell away.
(b) she started singing.
(c) she felt comforted.
(d) she got upset.

4. Milly made friends with a lost___________.

(a) crab
(b) starfish
(c) fish
(d) snail

5. The horrible thing that Molly was chased by was ___________.

(a) a lobster
(b) a clam
(c) a crab
(d) a jellyfish

Question 2: How does the shell affect Maggie? What does this tell you about nature and its effect on us?

Answer: When Maggie hears the shell, she feels comforted. This shows that nature has the ability to bring us peace and to make us feel calm.

Question 3: How does the speaker describe the starfish?

Answer: The poet personifies the starfish. He says that the starfish is stranded. It has five arms that move very slowly and without much energy. The poet calls the arms ‘fingers’.

Question 4: Why does the horrible thing chase Molly?

Answer: The horrible thing or the crab chased Molly because she feared it. Sensing her fear, the crab ran after her.

Question 5: Why does May come home with a stone?

Answer: May finds the stone very pretty. It is round and smooth and May likes how it feels in her hands.

Question 6: Do you like this poem? Give reason for your answer.

Answer: I like the poem as the lines rhyme. The poem helps me to imagine the scene at the beach and the fact that the things that the girls find on the beach are given human qualities makes the poem very interesting for me.

So, these were the Questions & Answers.

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