Voyage Questions & Answers

Hi Everyone!! This article will share Voyage Questions & Answers.

This poem is written by Harindranath Chattopdhyay.

In my previous posts, I have shared the questions and answers of Owls In The Family, Abou Ben Adhem and The Village Blacksmith so, you can check these posts as well.

Voyage Questions & Answers

Word Galaxy

  • Steer – here, to guide or control a boat
  • Drowsy – sleepy
  • Distant – far away

Question 1: Name the three adjectives that are used to describe the paper boat.

Answer: The three adjectives used to describe the paper boat are, ‘pretty’, ‘simple’, and ‘lovely’.

Question 2: Name the water bodies mentioned in the poem.

Answer: The water bodies mentioned in the poem are a pond, sea, a stream, a waterfall.

Question 3: Write the words and phrases in the poem that are associated with a journey.

Answer: The words and phrases in the poem that are associated with a journey are – Steer, sail away, pass beyond etc.

Question 4: Which lines and phrases have been repeated in the poem? Why?

Answer: The words ‘I will make’ has been repeated in the poem.
They have been repeated to show the boy’s eagerness to build the boat and travel to distant places.

Question 5: Which word has been repeated in the poem to indicate that the voyage is very long?

Answer: The poet has used the word ‘beyond’ repeatedly to show that the journey is long. He wants to sail beyond all the seven seas, seven mountains, seven skies and seven worlds in the course of his long journey.

Question 6: What sort of person do you think the narrator is?

Answer: The narrator is an adventurous boy with a powerful imagination. He loves to travel and dreams of exploring distant places and unknown kingdoms.

Question 7: Read and answer the questions:

The seven mountains, seven seas
Beyond the seven skies.

(a) Who is the speaker?

Answer: The speaker is a young boy.

(b) Where does the speaker want to go?

Answer: The speaker wants to go beyond the seven mountains, seven seas and beyond the seven skies.

(c) How will he go to this place?

Answer: He will go to this place in his pretty paper boat.

Question 8: Read and answer the questions:

My paper boat will sail away
As softly as a dream.

(a) Where would the paper boat sail to? Who lived there?

Answer: The paper boat will sail to the kingdoms of the wise beyond the seven waterfalls. Dreamy drowsy elephants with emerald eyes live there.

(b) What is peculiar about the animals of that land?

Answer: The animals of that land are elephants that are peculiar because they have emerald for eyes and are dreamy and drowsy.

Question 9: Read and answer the questions:

And float it on a lake,
until I reach distant shore
I will be wide awake.

(a) How did the speaker plan to travel till he reached his destination?

Answer: The speaker planned to travel in his little paper boat till he reached his destination. He would sail it beyond the seven worlds and remain awake till he reached some distant shore.

(b) Where did the speaker hope to finally reach?

Answer: The speaker hoped to reach a distant shore beyond the seven worlds. It is a land where nothing dies and everyone is happy.

(c) Why did he want to go to that place?

Answer: The poet wants to go there because there is no sadness and the children in that land are happy.

So, these were Voyage Questions & Answers.