Hi Everyone!! This article will share When I’m An Old Lady Questions & Answers.
This poem is written by Joanne Bailey Baxter. In my previous posts, I have shared the questions & answers of Born Again Arunima Sinha, An Officer and A Gentleman and A True Satyagrahi so, you can check these posts as well.
When I’m An Old Lady Questions & Answers
Question 1: Choose the correct option:
(a) As an old lady, the poet wants to give back
i. happiness and joy to her kids
ii. money to her kids
iii. a home to her kids
iv. peace to her kids
(b) The poet will bounce on the
(c) When her kids find the poet getting into mischief, they will
i. laugh at her
ii. run after her
iii. punish her
iv. shake their heads
(d) At dinner time, the poet will
i. not eat the food
ii. eat the food her kids cook
iii. throw food around
iv. sing for kids
(e) The poet will throw away her socks so that she can
i. wash them
ii. play in the mud and get dirty
iii. watch TV
iv. stick them together
(f) When the poet goes to sleep, her kids will feel
Question 2: Read and answer the questions:
And when they ger angry….
(a) Who will be angry?
Answer: The kids of the poet will be angry.
(b) Why will they be angry?
Answer: The kids will be angry because she will do all the naughty things that they did. They will be angry when she will not eat green beans salad or meat and spill the milk on the table.
(c) What is the poet going to do?
Answer: The poet will run to save herself from her kids.
Question 3: Read and answer the questions:
And say with a groan, ‘She’s so sweet when she’s sleeping!’
(a) Who is going to say this?
Answer: The kids of the poet are going to say this.
(b) Who will be sleeping?
Answer: The poet will be sleeping when she is an old lady.
(c) Why will they say this ‘with a groan’?
Answer: The kids will say this ‘with a groan’ because she was a big trouble to them when she was awake and now that she is sleeping, she looks so sweet that they can’t be angry any more.
Question 4: What does the poet want to pay back?
Answer: The poet wants to pay back all the joy her children gave her when they were young by staying with her in her old age.
Question 5: What does she want to do when her kids will be on the phone?
Answer: When her kids will be on the phone, she will get into things like sugar and bleach.
Question 6: How will she react to her children’s cooking?
Answer: When her children cook dinner and call her to eat, she will not eat her green beans or salad or meat. She will gag on her okra and spill milk on her table.
Question 7: How will she watch TV?
Answer: She will sit close to the TV and check out what is showing on all the channels.
Question 8: Why does the poet want to do all of these things?
Answer: The poet wants to do all of these things to make her children realise that they have troubled her in exactly the same way when they were young and she had to deal with all their mischiefs and tantrums. She wants them to go through the same things that she had to face.
So, these were When I’m An Old Lady Questions & Answers.