The Triantiwontigongolope Questions & Answers

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

This poem is written by C.J Dennis. In my previous posts, I have shared the questions & answers of Haroun Meets Iff, A Day and My Lost Dollar so, you can check these posts as well.

The Triantiwontigongolope Questions & Answers

Word Galaxy

  • Spy – see
  • Beetle – an insect, often large and black, with a hard case on its back and wings above
  • Grub – the young form of an insect that looks like a small, fat worm
  • Wattle-gum – gum obtained from a tree in the form of reddish tears or lumps
  • Appetite – desire for food
  • Hearty – large
  • Mope – spend your time doing nothing and feeling very sorry for yourself
  • Snubbish (for a nose) – short, fat and turned up at the end
  • Sneer – an unpleasant look or smile
  • Scuttle – to run with quick, short steps

Question 1: Read and answer the questions:

When first you come upon it, it will give you quite a scare.

(a) What does ‘it’ refer to?

Answer: ‘It’ refers to the insect Triantiwontigongolope.

(b) Why will it give you ‘quite a scare’?

Answer: It give you ‘quite a scare’ because of its appearance and ill manner.

(c) What will happen when you look for it again?

Answer: When you look for it again, it will disappear from there.

Question 2: Read and answer the questions:

But of course you have not seen it; and I truthfully confess…..

(a) What have you not seen?

Answer: We have not seen the insect.

(b) Why have you not seen it?

Answer: We have not seen it because it is poet’s imagination.

(c) What does the poet confess?

Answer: The poet confesses that he himself hasn’t seen the insect and has joked with readers.

Question 3: Read and answer the questions:

For there isn’t such an insect, though there really might have been…

(a) Which insect is being referred to here?

Answer: The insect Triantiwontigongolope is being referred to here.

(b) When do you think it ‘might have been’ existed?

Answer: A creature like Triantiwontigongolope might have existed if trees were purple.

(c) Where do you think this insect exists?

Answer: This insect exists in the poet’s imagination.

Question 4: How does the poet describe the insect’s appearance?

Answer: The poet says that the insect does not look like a spider or fly but it looks like a beetle and a bee.

Question 5: What does the poet say about the insect’s nature and behaviour?

Answer: The poet says that the insect is little shy and scary. It is very lazy and has no good manners.

Question 6: How does the poet describe the insect’s appetite and manners?

Answer: The poet says that the insect has a hearty appetite and its manners are disgraceful.

Question 7: What would happen if one scolded the insect?

Answer: If anyone scolded the insect, it would go off in shame.

Question 8: When does the insect tremble?

Answer: The insect trembles when you tickle it or tread upon its toes.

Question 9: What shows you that the insect loves itself?

Answer: The fact that it loves to be called by its name shows that it loves itself. It begins to purr when it is called out lovingly.

Question 10: How do you know that this is an imaginary creature?

Answer: We know that it is an imaginary creature because the poet himself accepts it in the last stanza of the poem that this type of insect does not exist.

Question 11: What does the speaker apologise for?

Answer: The poet apologises for making us believe that such an insect exists and for joking with the readers.

Question 12: Pick out the rhyming words in the last stanza.

Answer: Confess-address, been-green, hope-Triantiwontigongolope.

So, these were The Triantiwontigongolope Questions & Answers.

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