Hi Everyone!! This article will share Picture-books in Winter Questions & Answers.
This poem is written by R.L Stevenson. In my previous posts, I have shared the questions and answers of Chandu and Raja Chakor, Rikki Tikki and Nag and Be a Friend so, you can check these posts as well.
Picture-books in Winter Questions & Answers
Question 1: Who walks beside the narrator?
Answer: The narrator’s Nurse walks beside him.
Question 2: Where can ‘flowing Brooks’ be found in winter?
Answer: The ‘flowing Brooks’ can be found in the picture story books.
Question 3: Read and answer the questions:
1. Summer fading, winter comes –
(a) Name four things that winter brings.
Answer: Winter brings frosty morning tingling thumb, window robins and winter rooks.
(b) What is the poet’s favourite pastime when winter comes?
Answer: When winter comes, the poet’s favourite pastime is reading picture story books.
2. All the pretty things put by,
Wait upon the children’s eye.
(a) Mention the pretty things that are ‘put up’.
Answer: The pretty things that are ‘put up’ are sheep, shepherd, trees and crooks.
(b) Why are they ‘put up’?
Answer: They are put up because winter has come.
(c) What does the second line mean?
Answer: The second line means that the children want to see it again.
Question 4: How does the scenery outside change with the coming of winter?
Answer: The scenery outside changes with the coming of winter. Winter mornings are frosty. People prefer to come out after the sunlight comes. Water becomes very cold and, in some areas, it freezes and becomes as hard as stone. People sit in front of chimney to warm themselves.
Question 5: Why does the poet call the winter days ‘happy chimney – corner days’?
Answer: The poet calls the winter days ‘happy chimney – corner days’ because in winter, the weather becomes very cold and people prefer to sit in front of chimney to keep themselves warm. The fire from the chimney gives them relief from the cold weather and they feel happy.
Question 6: It is possible to spend one’s time meaningfully and fruitfully indoors even on days when one cannot go outside to play. Do you agree with this statement? Why or why not?
Answer: Even on days when one cannot go outside to play, it possible to spend one’s time meaningfully and fruitfully by reading books and newspaper, by spending quality time with the family members and helping parents in household works.
Question 7: Complete the summary of the poem.
The poet describes winter as the time when mornings are frosty and water turns into ice which is as hard as stone. He doesn’t mind these winter days even though his thumbs may be tingling with cold. This is because he enjoys reading his storybooks near the chimney corner in the nursery. The pictures in his storybooks show the water of the brooks still flows. He can see sheep, shepherds, trees and crooks in the picture storybooks. He can also see seas and cities. The poet is very happy and full of praise for his picture storybooks.
So, these were Picture-books in Winter Questions & Answers.