Song of the Open Road Questions & Answers

Song of the Open Road Questions & Answers

Hi Everyone!! This article will share Song of the Open Road Questions & Answers.

In my previous posts, I have shared the questions and answers of A Clump of Lilac, My Wheelchair Had Wings and The Story of An Invitation so, you can check these posts as well.

Song of the Open Road Questions & Answers

Word Galaxy

  • Afoot – on foot
  • Suffice – adequate
  • Postpone – to delay an event
  • Content – satisfied
  • Light-hearted – cheerful

Question 1: How does the poet take to the open road?

Answer: Afoot and lighthearted the poet take to the open road.

Question 2: How does the poet describe the path in the first stanza?

Answer: The poet describe the path as a long brown path in the first stanza.

Question 3: What are some of the things that the poet says he is done with as he takes at the open road?

Answer: Indoor complaints, libraries and querulous criticisms are some of the things that the poet says he has done with as he takes at the open road.

Question 4: What does the poet say about constellation?

Answer: He does not want the constellation any nearer. He knows they are very well where they are and he knows that they are adequate for those who belong to them.

Question 5: What does the poet still carry? What else does he say about them?

Answer: The poet still carries old delicious burdens. He says it is impossible for him to get rid of them. He is filled with them and he will fill them in return.

Song of the Open Road Questions & Answers

Question 6: Read the lines and answer the questions:

Song of the Open Road Questions & Answers

(a) What do you think the poet means by ‘I myself am good-fortune’?

Answer: The poet means that he is well contented. He does not want anything else, he is satisfied with all he has.

(b) Why do you think the poet says henceforth he needs nothing?

Answer: The poet says like this because he is satisfied with all he has. He do not want anything else.

(c) What can you say about poet’s state of mind?

Answer: The poet is in cool state. He is satisfied with his life.

Question 7: Read the lines and answer the questions:

Line 1

(a) What does ‘they’ refer to in the above lines?

Answer: They refer to the constellations.

(b) Does the poet want to possess them? Why /why not?

Answer: No the poet does not want to possess them because he knows that they are well where they are and are sufficient for those who belong to them.

(c) Name any one virtue that you can learn from the above lines? Give an example of a real-life situation where you can display that virtue?

Answer: One virtue that can be learnt is generosity. Virtue are habits. That is, once you acquire it, they become characteristic of a person. For example – a person who has developed the virtue of generosity is often referred to as generous person because he tends to be generous in all circumstances.

Question 8: Choose the correct option:

By ‘old delicious burdens’ the poet means………………..

i. the luggage

ii. the food he carries

iii. sweet memories of the past

iv. the stress he bears during the travels.

Question 9: What according to you are the traits that the poet exhibits through the following lines:

(a) Henceforth I whimper no more,………………need nothing.

Answer: Strong

(b) Henceforth I ask for no good fortune – I myself am good fortune.

Answer: Self-confidence

(c) I am filled with them,…………fill them in return.

Answer: Promise

(d) I do not want the constellation any nearer.

Answer: Independent

So, these were Song of the Open Road Questions & Answers.

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