The Quarrel Questions & Answers

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

This poem is written by Eleanor Farjeon. In my previous posts, I have shared the questions & answers of Skipping Shoes, Robinson Crusoe and The Story of Ali Cogia so, you can check these posts as well.

The Quarrel Questions & Answers

Word Galaxy

  • Quarrel – fight
  • Fell out – fought
  • Thumped – patted
  • Slight – minor
  • Forgive – pardon

Question 1: Write True or False:

(a) The quarrel was between a cat and a dog – False
(b) The quarrel grew stronger later on – True
(c) The quarrel began at night – False

Question 2: Choose the correct option:

Why did the brother thump his brother on the back?

i. because he wanted to hurt his brother/sister.
ii. because he wanted to stop quarrelling.
iii. because he was angry.

Question 3: What was the reason for the quarrel?

Answer: There was no real reason for the quarrel. The siblings were themselves not sure about why they were fighting.

Question 4: Read and answer the questions:

“One thing led to another
And somehow we fell out”.

(a) Who said these words and to whom?

Answer: The poetess said this to the readers.

(b) What do you mean by ‘fell out’?

Answer: ‘Fell out’ means started to quarrel.

(c) How did the siblings fall out?

Answer: They fell out over a small issue and it went on from one topic to the other.

Question 5: How was the start and end of the quarrel?

Answer: The beginning of the quarrel was very light, on a small issue but the quarrel ended violently.  

Question 6: What did the speaker mean when she said “the afternoon turned black?”

Answer: It means that the whole afternoon became sad and slowly the day changed into evening. They spoilt their afternoon by quarrelling.

Question 7: Who took the initiative to end the quarrel and how did he/she do it?

Answer: The poetess’s brother took the initiative to end the quarrel as he patted his sister on her back and said that they should end the quarrel.

Question 8: Read and answer the questions:

And said, ‘oh, come on!
We can’t go on all night.

(a) Who said these lines and to whom?

Answer: The brother said this to his sister.

(b) What could not go on all night?

Answer: The quarrel could not go on all night.

(c) What happened after the speaker said this?

Answer: When the speaker said this, both realized that they were fighting uselessly and they needed to make up!

Question 9: According to you, who was right and who was wrong?

Answer: According to me, no one was right or wrong. They loved each other and wanted to win over the other. All siblings fight and so did they!

Question 10: Read and answer the questions:

The start of it was slight,
He said he was right,
I knew he was wrong!

(a) What was slight?

Answer: The starting of the quarrel was slight.

(b) Why was the end strong?

Answer: The end was strong because they stopped talking to each other.

(c) What did the girl feel about her brother?

Answer: The girl felt that her brother was wrong.

(d) How did the brother end up quarrel?

Answer: The brother ended up quarrel by thumping on his sister’s back.

(e) Why did the girl finally agree that her brother was right?

Answer: The girl finally agreed that her brother was right because he gave his sister a friendly pat on her back to end up the quarrel.

So, these were The Quarrel Questions & Answers.