The Violet Questions & Answers

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

This poem is written by Jane Taylor. In my previous posts, I have shared the questions and answers of The Wonderful Tea Kettle, On the Desert and The Spinning Sage so, you can check these posts as well.  

The Violet Questions & Answers

Word Galaxy

  • Modest – not trying to attract attention or impress others; shy
  • Violet – a small plant with white or purple flowers with a sweet smell that appears in spring
  • Stalk – a thin stem that supports a leaf, flower or fruit
  • Graced – made more attractive
  • Bower – a pleasant place under the branches of a tree
  • Content – happy and satisfied
  • Bloom – produce flowers
  • Tints – faint shades of colour
  • Arrayed – arranged
  • Diffused – spread widely
  • Humility – the quality of being humble, that is, not thinking that you are better than other people

Question 1: Choose the correct option:

1. The bent stalk and hanging head of the violet makes us think

(a) that it is tired.
(b) that it is about to fall.
(c) that it wants to hide from view.

2. The violet is so beautiful that it can

(a) beat all other flowers in beauty.
(b) be sold at a high price.
(c) make a rosy bower more attractive.

3. The violet teaches us

(a) that we should hang our head low.
(b) that we should not consider ourselves more important than other people.
(c) that we should always help others.

4. What does the poet mean by a ‘rosy bower’?

(a) Shower of roses
(b) A pleasant place in the shade under rose plants.
(c) A hut covered with roses.

Question 2: Write two things that show the violet’s modesty.

Answer: The two things that show the violet’s modesty are:

  • Its stalk was bent
  • It hung its head.

Question 3: Why does the poet want to go to the valley?

Answer: The poet wants to go to the valley to see the pretty violet and become as humble as the flower.

Question 4: Write what humans can learn from these:

(a) The violet hides from view.

Answer: To be humble.

(b) The violet is content to bloom in an unknown place.

Answer: To be modest.

(c) The violet diffuses sweet perfume all around.

Answer: To make other people happy.

Question 5: Do you think the poet is trying to say that we should be shy instead of confident? If not, why?

Answer: No, I don’t think that the poet wants us to be shy instead of confident. She just wants to embrace the qualities of Violet to be modest and humble, not to be arrogant and conceited.

Question 6: What lesson does the poem ‘The Violet’ teach us?

Answer: The poem teaches us to be modest, humble and to spread happiness.

Question 7: Which lines tell us that the violet could not be easily seen?

Answer: The lines that tell us that the violet could not be easily seen are:

Its stalk was bent, it hung its head.
As if to hide from view.

Question 8: Why does the poet call the violet a ‘lovely flower’?

Answer: The poet calls the violet a lovely flower because its colours are bright and fair.

Question 9: Write three pairs of rhyming words from the poem.


Bed-head, flower-bower, bloom-perfume.

Question 10: Read these lines from the poem and answer the following questions.

1. It might have graced a rosy bower,
Instead of hiding there,

(a) What is a rosy bower?

Answer: Rosy bower is a shady place under trees.

(b) Why might the violet have graced it?

Answer: The violet might have graced the rosy bower as it was fair and bright.

2. And there diffused its sweet perfume
Within the silent shade.

(a) What does ‘diffused its sweet perfume’ mean?

Answer: ‘Diffused the sweet perfume’ means that the violet spreads its fragrance there.

(b) Why does the poet use the word ‘silent’ to describe the shade?

Answer: The poet uses the word ‘silent’ to describe the shade in order to bring in a sense of loneliness.

Question 11: Describe the violet that the poet saw in the valley.

Answer: The violet that the poet saw in the valley was a lovely flower, with bright and beautiful colours. It grew in a shaded part of the valley, with its head hung, as if it were shy of being praised. It was content to bloom and spread sweet perfume unnoticed by others.

Question 12: Where could have the violet been, instead of growing in the valley?

Answer: Instead of growing in the valley, the violet could have grown in a beautiful garden, where people would have admired its beauty.

So, these were The Violet Questions & Answers.

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