Hi Everyone!! This article will share The River Questions & Answers.
This poem is written by Valerie Bloom. In my previous posts, I have shared the questions & answers of The Caucus Race, Sunday and The Great Mouse Plot so, you can check these posts as well.
The River Questions & Answers
- Nomad – someone who goes from place to place with family and belongings
- Tramp – someone who goes from place to place as he has no home or job
- Winder – not straight, having twists and turns
- Hoarder – a person who collects and stores things
- Gurgles – the sounds a baby makes when it is happy
Question 1: Read the table headings and write at least five words in each table.
|Rhyming word pairs from the poem||Metaphors used to describe the river|
|ii. hill-still||ii. winder|
|iii. deep-keep||iii. hoarder|
|iv. hums-thumbs||iv. baby|
|v. along-song||v. singer|
Question 2: Read these lines and answer the questions that follow:
(i) Wanderer, nomad, tramp: What do these three words tell us about the river?
Answer: These words tell us that the river is always moving and does not stay still. It moves place to place. It has no home and does not have a fixed place to stay.
(ii) What are the different places that the river flows past in the poem?
Answer: The different places that the river flows past in the poem are – valley and hill.
(iii) In your own words give the meaning of ‘to set up camp’.
Answer: The meaning of ‘to set up camp’ is to stay still in one place.
Question 3: Read these lines and answer the questions that follow:
(i) Why is the river called a ‘hoarder’?
Answer: The river is called a ‘hoarder’ because it buries everything that falls into it. It has little treasures like rocks, pebbles which are buried deep underneath.
(ii) Which word means ‘puts deep inside’?
Answer: The word ‘buries’ means ‘puts deep inside’.
(iii) What do you think are the treasures that the river wants to keep?
Answer: I think the treasures that the river wants to keep are – small stones, rocks and minerals.
Question 4: Circle/Tick the group of words that describe what the river does not do?
(i) Stay still.
(ii) Flow in the countryside.
(iii) Stay in one place.
(iv) Flow silently.
(v) Give away her treasures.
Answer: i, iii, iv & v
Question 5: Why does the poet call the river a singer?
Answer: The poet calls the river a singer because as it moves, it makes gentle noises and it also brings life to the place she flows through.
Question 6: Who were compared with the river in the poem ‘The River’?
Answer: The river was compared with – wanderer, winder, hoarder, baby and singer.
So, these were the Questions & Answers.