Waiting At The Window Questions & Answers

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Waiting At The Window Questions & Answers

Word Galaxy

  • Ooze – slowly trickle down
  • Smear – a greasy or sticky mark
  • Fluff – soft fiber from a fabric

Question 1: What is the poem about?

Answer: The poem is about a child who imagines a race between two raindrops.

Question 2: Why did the poet assume that the two raindrops were racing against each other?

Answer: The poet assumed that the two raindrops were racing against each other because the two raindrops were stuck on the window-pane at the same height and were about to trickle down.

Question 3: Read and answer the questions:
Both of them have different name
One is John and one is James.

(a) Where is the poet at this point in time?

Answer: At this point, the poet is standing near the window pane.

(b) Who are John and James?

Answer: John and James are the two raindrops.

(c) Who gave them their names?

Answer: Their names were given by the small child who was watching them rushing down the window-pane.

Question 4: Why wasn’t John able to start the race along with James?

Answer: John was not able to start the race along with James because John was stuck with something.

Question 5: Who was James talking to when John quickly hurried by?

Answer: James was talking to fly when John quickly hurried by.

Question 6: In the last line of the poem, what does the poet mean by ‘Look I told you! Here’s the sun!’?

Answer: The poet means that after the rain, the sun has come out as to celebrate the win. The sun too was happy for John.

Question 7: Read and answer the questions:
John is moving off at last.
James is going pretty fast.

(a) Where are John and James?

Answer: John and James are on the window-pane.

(b) What are they doing?

Answer: They are stuck on the window pane and drifting down slowly.

(c) Why is John moving off ‘at last’?

Answer: The obstacle which was holding John back on the window –pane got out of the way and John started moving off at last.

(d) What happened in the end?

Answer: In the end, John won the race and the sun came out in celebration.

Question 8: Do you think the sun would not have come out if James had won the race? Give a reason to support your answer.

Answer: The sun would have come out even if James didn’t win the race because after rain, the cloud disappears and the sun shines bright.

Question 9: How would you describe John and James? Quote examples from the poem to support your answer.

Answer: John is steady. His steadiness appeals to the child and that is the reason the child wants him to win. For example – “John is waiting to begin.”
On the other hand, James started the race early and got easily distracted by the fly. For example – “James was talking to a fly.”

So, these were Waiting At The Window Questions & Answers.