Hi Everyone!! This article will share Outside My Window Questions & Answers.
This poem is written by Claire Horsburgh. In my previous posts, I have shared the questions and answers of At Grandfather’s House, The Railway Journey and Sunning so, you can check these posts as well.
Outside My Window Questions & Answers
- Bicker – to argue over minor problems
- Din – noise
- Foraging – searching for food
- Hollers – shouts or cries out loudly
- Plucked – quickly removed from its place
- Ruts – tracks or grooves created by repeated use
- Squabbling – arguing
Question 1: Do the two animals get along with each other?
Answer: No, the two animals don’t get along with each other.
Question 2: Who is the narrator of the poem?
Answer: A person watching the animals from inside their house is the narrator of the poem.
Question 3: What are both animals collecting?
Answer: They are collecting food. Magpie: berries; Squirrel: nuts. Both collect bugs.
Question 4: What food is a favourite for both of the animals?
Answer: Little bugs is a favourite for both of the animals.
Question 5: What does Squirrel say to Magpie?
Answer: Squirrel says to Magpie, ‘Ha, it’s my garden!’
Question 6: What does Magpie say to Squirrel?
Answer: Magpie says to Squirrel, ‘Hey, don’t take my snack.’
Question 7: The person listening to the animals imagines that they are quarrelling. Find four words that mean the same as quarrel.
Answer: The words that mean the same as quarrel are – fight, arguing, squabbling and bicker.
Question 8: How do we know that the animals’ noise is disturbing the person in the house?
Answer: The person wonders why the animals’ bicker.
Question 9: In what ways are the two animals different?
Answer: The two animals are different because Magpie loves berries and flies while Squirrel loves nuts and runs.
Question 10: Now make a list of all the similarities between the two animals.
Answer: They both like bugs, collect food and fight with each other.
Question 11: Read the lines and answer the questions:
I watch and I wonder:
Why must they bicker?
(a) Who is the narrator watching?
Answer: The narrator is watching Squirrel and Magpie.
(b) What does ‘bicker’ mean?
Answer: ‘Bicker’ means to argue over minor problems.
(c) The narrator imagines that the animals are bickering What do you think they are doing that sounds like bickering?
Answer: Making noises.
So, these were Outside My Window Questions & Answers.