On A Night Of Snow Questions & Answers

Hi Everyone!! This article will share On A Night Of Snow Questions & Answers.

This poem is written by Elizabeth Coatsworth. In my previous posts, I have shared the questions and answers of The Unexpected, The Secret of Machines and Jamaican Fragment so, you can check these posts as well.

On A Night Of Snow Questions & Answers

Word Galaxy

  • Marguerite – garden plant with white daisy-like flowers
  • Sleet – snow
  • Portents – omens
  • Intoning – chanting

Question 1: Choose the correct option:

(a) What is the mood of the speaker in the first stanza?

i. comforting
ii. pleading
iii. threatening
iv. rebuking

(b) What mood is conveyed by the phrase, “wild winds blow” in the first stanza?

i. hope
ii. danger
iii. comfort
iv. adventure

(c) Who is the speaker in the second stanza?

i. the neighbours
ii. the lady
iii. the cat
iv. none of the above

(d) What is the mood of the speaker in the second stanza?

i. argumentative
ii. humourous
iii. concerted
iv. adventurous

(e) Which of the following best describes Mistress in the poem?

i. protective
ii. carefree
iii. forceful
iv. understanding

(f) Which of the following best explains why an exclamation mark is used at the end of the last sentence of the poem?

i. to emphasize that Mistress insists Cat stay inside
ii. to emphasize that Mistress does not care about Cat’s needs
iii. to emphasize that Cat does not want to be around Mistress
iv. to emphasize that Cat really wants Mistress to let him outside

Question 2: Who is the speaker of stanza one? What does the speaker want to convey?

Answer: The owner of the cat is the speaker of stanza one. The speaker wants to convince the cat to stay indoors because the weather outside is stormy.

Question 3: How does the speaker try to coax Cat?

Answer: Mistress tries to coax Cat by making her aware of the stormy weather outside. She describes the chilliness of the night. She tells Cat that the streets are covered with snow that would make his feet cold. She even tries to entice Cat by offering her a warm fireside and a saucer of milk.

Question 4: Why does Cat want to go out? What does that reflect about Cat?

Answer: Cat wants to go outside to enjoy the wild blowing winds. He wants to go out in dark night to hear the strange whisperings in the trees, play in the meadow grasses filled with snow and look for magical omens in the air. It shows that Cat is adventurous and wants to experience thrill. He is not afraid of stormy weather and dark night.

Question 5: Identify the figure of speech in the following lines:

(a) ‘See how the flames are leaping and hissing low’

Answer: Personification

(b) ‘I will bring you a saucer of milk like a marguerite.’

Answer: Simile

Question 6: Read and answer the questions:
“I will bring you a saucer of milk like a marguerite.”

(a) Name the speaker of the above line.

Answer: The owner of the cat is the speaker of the above line.

(b) Who is being addressed in the above line?

Answer: Cat is being addressed in the above line.

(c) Why did the speaker offer a saucer of milk to the listener?

Answer: Mistress offered a saucer of milk to Cat in order to tempt her to stay indoors.

So, these were On A Night Of Snow Questions & Answers.