The Long Way Home Questions & Answers

Hi Everyone!! This article will share The Long Way Home Questions & Answers.

This poem is written by C.J Dennis. In my previous posts, I have shared the questions & answers of Memories Of A Visit, Washing Clothes With My Mom and The Half Built House so, you can check these posts as well.

The Long Way Home Questions & Answers

Question 1: Read and answer the questions:

‘Why don’t you come through Mr Donkin’s land?’

(a) Who said these words and to whom?

Answer: The boy’s mother said these words to the boy.

(b) Why did the speaker suggest this?

Answer: The mother suggested the way through Donkin’s land as it was the shorter route.

(c) What did ‘you’ think about the suggestion?

Answer: ‘You’ the boy, thought himself that his mother did not understand his reasons for not coming through Mr Donkin’s land.

Question 2: Why does the poet take the long way home?

Answer: The poet takes the long way home because the shorter way crosses Mr Donkin’s house. He has a dog which the boy is scared of.

Question 3: Why do you think Ma asks him to take the footbridge track?

Answer: Ma asks him to take the footbridge track so that he can get home sooner and also it will enable him to cross wet or marshy land easily.

Question 4: Why does he say, ‘Ma doesn’t understand’?

Answer: He says that ‘Ma doesn’t understand’ because he feels that his mother doesn’t understand his reasons for taking the long way back home. She doesn’t know that he feels scared of Mr Donkin’s dog.

Question 5: Why does he like to cross the fallen log?

Answer: He likes to cross the fallen log because it sometimes has lizards in it and he likes to stop and play with the lizards on his way back.

Question 6: What two things would happen if he crosses the creek?

Answer: If he crosses the creek, he would get wet and muddy and his mother would be annoyed.

Question 7: Do you think the boy’s home is very far from Billy’s place? Give a reason for your answer.

Answer: No, I don’t think so the boy’s home is very far from Billy’s place because there is a direct way to his home through Mr Donkin’s land. However, he chooses to take the long path home because of various reasons.

So, these were The Long Way Home Questions & Answers.

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