Hi Everyone!! This article will share Olympic Granny Questions & Answers.
This poem is written by Kenn Nesbitt. In my previous posts, I have shared the questions and answers of Mary Kom Never Say Die, The Women Painters of Mithila and Indian Weavers so, you can check these posts as well.
Olympic Granny Questions & Answers
Question 1: Choose the correct option:
(a) The tone of the poet is ________
(b) The speaker of the poem is _________
i. the grandfather
ii. a young child
iii. a sportsperson
iv. a competitor
(c) The strangest thing about granny is that ________
i. she wins all sports
ii. she is old and feeble
iii. she is fiercely competitive
iv. she is physically challenged
Question 2: The poet mentions various types of sports that the Grandma excels in. Mention some of these.
Answer: Grandma excels at athletics, archery, taekwondo and table tennis. She has mastered the canoe and the trampoline and excels at diving. She’s the best at lifting weights, high jumps and hammer throwing. She also excels at marathons, rowing, boxing, pole vaulting, fencing and basketball.
Question 3: What is the fact that makes Grandma absolutely incredible?
Answer: The fact that makes Grandma absolutely incredible is that she excels at all these sports despite being in a wheelchair and using a walker.
Question 4: How does the speaker view Grandma? Pick at least four examples to support your answer.
Answer: The speaker is filled with awe and wonder for Grandma. There are many examples to support this in the poem. He uses phrases to describe her such as ‘ace at archery’, ‘queen of the canoe’, ‘champ at hammer throwing’ and ‘best at boxing’ to describe all her sporting achievements. He also finds her ‘astonishing’ because she does all this while using a wheelchair and a walker.
Question 5: This is a funny, light-hearted poem. What do you think makes the poem humorous?
Answer: I think that the poem is humorous for several reasons. The first reason is that the premise of the poem itself is humorous, as the idea of a 99-year-old grandma defeating everyone, laughing ‘at her competitors’ and making them ‘quake in fear’ is amusing.
Secondly, the poet has used hyperbole or exaggeration to describe all of Grandma’s achievements in a humorous manner.
Question 6: Read the stanza and answer the questions given below.
But what we find astonishing
And something of a shocker
Is how she wins all contests
With her wheelchair and her walker.
i. Who is the ‘she’ in these lines?
Answer: ‘She’ in these lines is Grandma.
ii. What was amazing about her?
Answer: The amazing thing about Grandma is that she is a champion in a variety of sports.
iii. What is even more shocking?
Answer: Even more shocking is that she wins all contests with her wheelchair and her walker.
iv. What is the tone of the poet in these lines?
Answer: The tone of the poet in these lines is awestruck and admiring.
So, these were the Questions & Answers.