The Kite Questions & Answers

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

This poem is written by Harry Behn. In my previous posts, I have shared the questions and answers of A House A Home, A Tale Of Two Birds and Who Did Patrick’s Homework so, you can check these posts as well.

The Kite Questions & Answers

Kite flying is an old sport and is enjoyed in many countries. The kite fliers control its movement with the help of a strong thread or string. In this poem, the poet adores the way a kite flies in the sky and compares it with many things.

Word Galaxy

  • Dive – To plunge
  • Dip – Go into water
  • Snaps – To crack
  • Soars – Goes higher
  • Rides – Climbs
  • Rest – A short pause
  • Falls – Becomes slow
  • Blows – Moves
  • Flaps – Flutters

Question 1: List out the action words in the poem.
dive, dip, snaps, ——————, ——————, ———————, ——————, ——————

Answer: Soars, rides, climbs, pulls, falls, run, blows, goes, flaps.

Question 2: Read these lines from the poem:
Then soars like a ship
With only a sail
The movement of the tailless kite is compared to a ship with a sail. This is called a simile. Can you suggest what or who the following actions may be compared to?
He runs like —————————————––———
He eats like ——————————————–—–—
She sings like ————————————––—— –—
It shines like ————————————–––———
It flies like ——————————————––———–


He runs like a deer.
He eats like a horse/wolf.
She sings like a nightingale.
It shines like a star/glow-worm.
It flies like a kite/bird.

Question: Read the extracts carefully and answer the questions that follow.

Extract A
How bright on the blue
Is a kite when it’s new!
With a dive and a dip
It snaps its tail
Then soars like a ship
With only a sail
As over tides
Of wind it rides.

Question 3: How does the poet describe the beauty of a kite?

Answer: According to the poet the new kite looks lovely and bright in the blue sky.

Question 4: Name the two things with which poet compares the kite.

Answer: The poet compares kite to a swimmer and then to a ship.

Extract B
Climbs to the crest
Of a gust to rest
Then seems to rest
As wind falls
When string goes slack
You wind it back.

Question 5: What is the poet describing in the above lines?

Answer: The poet is describing the movements of a new kite in the sky.

Question 6: When does the kite become weak and slow?

Answer: The kite becomes weak with the falling of the wind.

So, these were The Kite Questions & Answers.