Hi Everyone!! This article will share Missed Questions & Answers.
This poem is written by P.G Wodehouse. In my previous posts, I have shared the questions & answers of Goose Chase, Problem Solving and The Turning Point so, you can check these posts as well.
Missed Questions & Answers
Question 1: Read and answer the questions:
(a) Who is the speaker in these lines?
Answer: The poet is the speaker in these lines
(b) What incident made the poet ‘feel such a terrible pang’?
Answer: The poet missed the catch. This made him ‘feel such a terrible pang’.
(c) What was the reason that led to the incident?
Answer: The poet’s attention on the magic of summer had lured him from the game. This was the reason.
Question 2: ‘All was peace….’ Give three reasons why the poet says this.
Answer: The three reasons are:
- It was a sunny day.
- Ladies were well-dressed and were happy to watch the match in progress.
- Birds were sitting on the treetops and singing a cheerful song.
Question 3: Which three words in the third stanza identify the sport being played?
Answer: The three words are – bowler, wicket and batsman.
Question 4: Who was grieved and why?
Answer: The batsman was grieved because he thought that it was a catch, he got ready to leave the pitch.
Question 5: What did the poet do when he realized his mistake?
Answer: When the poet realized his mistake, he started pulling his hair violently.
Question 6: Which two lines in the fourth stanza show the poet’s regret?
Answer: The two lines in the fourth stanza that show the poet’s regret are:
‘And my heart was seared deep with a raw burn
At the thought that I’d foozled that catch.’
Question 7: The poet is disappointed when he misses the catch. Which game does the poet decide to play thereon and why?
Answer: The poet decided to leave playing cricket and he decided to start playing golf because his attention was not in cricket.
Question 1: Match the expressions used in the poem with their meanings:
|Column A||Column B|
|1. Unclouded and gay||a. types of golf clubs|
|2. Not a patch on||b. alert and active|
|3. Tore with a wrench||c. stay away|
|4. Determined to scratch||d. not as good as|
|5. Driver and putter||e. pulled with force|
So, these were Missed Questions & Answers.