On a Bicycle Questions & Answers

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Written by Yevgeny Yevtushenko, this poem gives a message to young riders that riding a bicycle can be dangerous if the rules are not being followed.

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On a Bicycle Questions & Answers

Word Galaxy

  • Dawn – the first appearance of light in the sky before sunrise
  • Clatter – metallic sound produced by the bicycle while being walked down
  • Pat – touch quickly and gently with the flat of the hand
  • Springing – move or jump suddenly upwards or forward
  • Asphalt – dark tar on roads
  • Encounter – unexpected meeting with someone or something
  • Swoop – to move rapidly
  • Flinging – to start with great energy
  • Hoot – shout
  • Uphill – towards the top of a hill
  • Yell – a loud, sharp cry of pain
  • Lean – to incline
  • Pelting – move rapidly
  • Careering – move swiftly and in an uncontrolled way
  • Flurry – sudden activity
  • Crazy – extremely enthusiastic

Question 1: What is the mother’s instruction for the poet?

Answer: The mother shouts that the poet must not make a clattering sound while taking the bicycle down the steps.

Question 2: What happens when the poet pats the back of his friend?

Answer: When poet pats the bicycle, the bicycle would bounce back to touch poet’s hand.

Question 3: Who leans out and yells out when the poet mounts his friend?

Answer: The lorry drivers lean out and yell out when the poet mounts his friend.

Question 4: Look for words in the poem that refer to the various movements of the bicycle.

Answer: ‘Roll along’, ‘speeding fearless’ and ‘flinging along my happiness’ are some of the phrases that refer to the various movements of the bicycle.

Question 5: Find a line or phrase in the poem that tells you that the poet is riding very fast.

Answer: The line that tells us that the poet is riding very fast is – ‘I mount with an air….’

Question 6: The poet says that he mounts the bicycle with an air and as light a pair of legs as you’ll encounter. What does this show you about how he feels about riding his bicycle?

Answer: The poet feels he is not riding on a bicycle. He is actually gliding and flying with it.

Question 7: Do you think the poet is a good rider? Give reason for your answer.

Answer: The poet confesses to the fact that he is not a good rider but one day he would learn the tricks of the trade.

So, these were On a Bicycle Questions & Answers.