Whatif Questions & Answers

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

This poem is written by Shel Silverstein. In my previous posts, I have shared the questions and answers of Who Did Patrick’s Homework, Little Girls Wiser Than Men and A Teacher For All Seasons so, you can check these posts as well.

Whatif Questions & Answers

Word Galaxy

  • Pranced – rise on the back legs
  • Dumb – unable to speak
  • Crawled – crept, came slowly
  • Flunk – fail
  • Partied – had fun
  • What if – what will happen in case this happens

Question 1: Who is the speaker in the poem?

Answer: A child is the speaker in the poem.

Question 2: What are the things that the speaker is worried about?

Answer: The speaker (a child) is worried if he was dumb in school, if they had closed the swimming pool, if he got beaten up, if there was poison in his cup, if he started to cry, if he got sick and died, if he flunked that test, if green hair grew on his chest, if nobody liked him, if a bolt of lightning struck him, if he did not grow taller, if his head started getting smaller, if the fish would not bite, if the wind tore up his kite, if they started a war, if his parents got divorced, if the bus was late, if his teeth did not grow in straight, if he tore his pants, if he never learnt to dance.

Question 3: Why is the speaker worried and anxious?

Answer: The speaker (a child) is worried because in the night his mind is free and various fearful thoughts get into in his mind. Some of such fears arise when we see something similar happening around us.

Question 4: What can we do to free ourselves from such worries?

Answer: We can free ourselves from such worries by sheer willpower and optimistic mindset, by keeping ourselves and our mind busy with some creative work.

Question 5: Read the following lines and answer the questions that follow.
‘And pranced and partied all night long
And sang their same old Whatif song:’

(a) Who pranced and partied?

Answer: Some Whatifs pranced and partied.

(b) Where did they prance and partied?

Answer: They pranced and partied inside the child’s ear.

(c) What did they sing?

Answer: They sang their same Whatif song.

Question 6: Identify the figure of speech in the following lines:

(a) and pranced and partied all night long.

Answer: Alliteration

(b) some Whatifs crawled inside my ear

Answer: Personification

So, these were Whatif Questions & Answers.

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