Meadow Surprises Questions & Answers

Hi Everyone!! This article will share Meadow Surprises Questions & Answers.

This poem is written by Lois Brandt Phillips. In my previous posts, I have shared the questions and answers of Solar Flare, Who Dares to Cut Trees and The Flower School so, you can check these posts as well.  

Meadow Surprises Questions & Answers

Word Galaxy

  • Amazing – surprisingly great
  • Brook – a natural stream of water smaller than a river
  • Discover – learn, find
  • Explore – travel to, penetrate into, to examine, probe or analyse
  • Flutter – move along rapidly and swiftly
  • Meadow – a field where grass are grown to be made into hay
  • Mound – a small natural hill
  • Parachutes – rescue equipment consisting of a device that fills with air and retards your fall
  • Scare – frighten

Question 1: ‘You may a butterfly’. What could be the butterfly doing?

Answer: The butterfly could be resting on the buttercup and drinking its nectar.

Question 2: Why can you not see the rabbit?

Answer: We cannot see the rabbit as it is sitting very still.

Question 3: How does the poet describe the change in the fuzzy head of a dandelion?

Answer: The fuzzy head of a dandelion that was golden days ago has now become airy parachutes that flutter as the wind blows.

Question 4: What does the poet want the readers to explore?

Answer: The poet wants the readers to explore the wonderful surprises that the meadow has in store for us.

Question 5: How does one discover the surprises that meadows have?

Answer: To discover the surprises of the meadows, one needs to look and listen carefully. One needs to be observant and sensitive to the sights and sounds around. Only then, one could marvel at the sheer beauty and wonders of the meadow.

Question 6: Explain the given terms.

(a) Velvet grass

Answer: It means that the grass in the meadows is as soft, silky and smooth as velvet.

(b) Fuzzy head

Answer: The dandelion flowers have soft fibres that look like fuzzy hair. So, the expression ‘fuzzy head’ is used for the dandelion flowers.

(c) Meadow houses

Answer: It refers to the houses of animals like burrows, nests and mounds found in the meadows.

Question 7: Which words in the poem mean the same as:

(a) drink with mouthfuls – sip
(b) sweet juice – nectar
(c) frighten – scare
(d) examine – look
(e) find unexpectedly – surprise

Question 8: Which line in the poem suggests that you need a keen eye and a sharp ear to enjoy meadow? Write the stanza that contains this line.


Oh! Meadows have surprises
And many things to tell;
You may discover these yourself,
If you look and listen well.

So, these were Meadow Surprises Questions & Answers.

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