The Road Not Taken Questions & Answers

Hi Everyone!! This article will share The Road Not Taken Questions & Answers.

In my previous posts, I have shared the questions and answers of A Flash of Light, Everyone Sang and Uncle Shams so, you can check these posts as well.

The Road Not Taken Questions & Answers

Word Galaxy

  • Better claim – better right to make a demand
  • Diverged – separated and went in different directions
  • Hence – from now; from this time
  • Trodden – trampled; flattened
  • Undergrowth – bushes, grasses and shrubs

Question 1: What exactly does the traveller do when he sees two roads in the wood?

Answer: He stands for a long time looking down the paths as far as he can while deciding which to go down.

Question 2: In what ways were the roads similar?

Answer: Both paths looked ‘just as fair’ as each other, they were ‘really about the same’ and both were ‘equally’ covered in untrodden leaves.

Question 3: What reason does the poet give for taking one path and not the other?

Answer: The path taken by the poet had ‘the better claim’. It was grassy and wanted wear.

Question 4: Which phrase or sentence tells us that the poet would still like to take the other path?

Answer: The phrase or sentence that tells us that the poet would still like to take the other path is -Oh, I kept the first for another day!

Question 5: Was the poet curious about the path he did not take? How do we know he was curious?

Answer: Yes, the poet was curious about the path he did not take. We know he was curious because he stood for a long time deciding which path to take. Even when after a long time had passed, he still wondered what would have happened had he taken the other path.

Question 6: Look at the rhyming scheme of the poem.

Answer: a b a a c

Question 7: Write a few pairs of rhyming words from the poem.

Answer: Wood-stood, fair-wear, claim-same, lay-day, black-back.

Question 8: Identify the number of syllables in the first line.

Answer: There are nine syllables in each line; however, the second and third lines contain eight and ten syllables respectively.

Question 9: Read the lines and answer the questions:

a. Then took the other, as just as fair,
And having perhaps the better claim,

(i) What did the poet do immediately before this?

Answer: He looked down one (road) as far as he could.

(ii) In what way were the two paths similar?

Answer: Both were just as fair; both were grassy (really about the same); both were covered with leaves.

(iii) In what way were they different from each other?

Answer: One was grassier and wanted wear (lacked use).

b. I shall be telling this with a sigh
Somewhere ages and ages hence.

(i) Why would the poet be sighing?

Answer: He may later regret the decision to have taken one path and not the other.

(ii) What would he say about his decision in the future?

Answer: Two roads diverged in a wood, and I, I took the one less travelled by, And that has made all the difference.

So, these were The Road Not Taken Questions & Answers.

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