The Blind Boy Questions & Answers

Hi Everyone!! This article will share The Blind Boy Questions & Answers.

This poem is written by Colley Cibber. In my previous posts, I have shared the questions and answers of Making Friends, Mowgli In Trouble and Dancing In My Head so, you can check these posts as well.

The Blind Boy Questions & Answers

Word Galaxy

  • Wondrous – beautiful and impressive
  • ‘twere – here, it would be
  • Cheer of mind – cheerfulness

Question 1: Choose the correct option:

1. The boy wants to know how the sun

(a) shines brightly.
(b) makes day or night.
(c) makes him feel warm.
(d) looks and feels.

2. The boy makes his own day or night by

(a) turning the light on and off.
(b) wishing for the sun to come and go.
(c) sleeping and playing.
(d) staying awake all day.

3. If the boy wants what he cannot have, it will

(a) make him poor.
(b) reduce his playfulness.
(d) increase his troubles.
(d) make him less cheerful.

Question 2: What do you think are the ‘wondrous things’ that people tell the boy?

Answer: The wondrous things that people tell the boy maybe the things that they see around them. They tell the boy that the sun shines bright and that it makes day and night.

Question 3: How does the boy know when the sun is shining?

Answer: The boy knows that the sun is shining because he feels the warmth of the sun. Although he could not see it.

Question 4: According to the boy, when would it be ‘all day’ for him?

Answer: According to the boy, it would be all day for him when he stays awake throughout the day.

Question 5: Is the boy happy or sad? Pick out lines from the poem to support your answer.

Answer: The boy is happy because he says that he will not destroy his peace by thinking about the things that he cannot have. The line

“Then let not what I cannot have
My cheer day of mind destroy”

clearly states his mood.

Question 6: Whilst thus I sing, I am a king… Why does the boy think so?

Answer: The boy thinks so because he considered himself a king even though he cannot see. He does not let himself feel sad thinking of the things he cannot have or see. He rather keeps himself happy with those that he still has. This is how the boy is able to stay happy and call himself a king.

So, these were the Questions & Answers.

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