Ye Fairy Ship Questions & Answers

Hi Everyone!! This article will share Ye Fairy Ship Questions & Answers.

This poem is written by Walter Crane. In my previous posts, I have shared the questions and answers of Haggard’s Crossing, The Winged Monkeys and The Speed Track so, you can check these posts as well.

Ye Fairy Ship Questions & Answers

Word Galaxy

  • Laden – heavily loaded or weighed down
  • Hold – a large space in the lower part of a ship in which cargo is stored
  • Satin – a smooth, glossy fabric, usually made from silk
  • Four-and-twenty – twenty-four
  • Fairy – a small, imaginary and winged magical creature

Question 1: Choosing sentences from the poem, explain where the ship was?

Answer: The ship was ‘A-sailing on the sea’.

Question 2: Which item was the ship carrying?

Answer: The ship was carrying raisins and almonds.

Question 3: Who were the sailors and how many of them were there?

Answer: The sailors were white mice and there were twenty-four of them.

Question 4: Which details in the poem show that the duck might not have been a kind captain?

Answer: The mice had rings around their necks which may indicate that they were captives and the duck was not a nice captain.

Question 5: Explain what do you think made the ship seem magical? Explain in detail.

Answer: The ship has been referred to as ‘fairy ship’. The description that the sails were made of satin and the mast was of gold make the ship seem magical. It also appears magical as the sailors were white mice with a duck as the captain.

Question 6: Out of all the features of the ship, which was the most expensive one in your opinion and why?

Answer: The most expensive was the mast which was made of gold.

Question 7: Read the lines and answer the questions:

1. There was raisins in the cabin.

(a) What is unusual about where the raisins are stored?

Answer: The raisins are stored in the cabin instead of the cargo hold.

(b) What is a cabin usually used for?

Answer: A cabin is a private room or area in a ship where the sailors stay.

(c) Where would you expect the cargo to be stowed?

Answer: The cargo is supposed to be stowed in the cargo hold.

2. The captain he said, Quack!

(a) Who is captain?

Answer: The duck is the captain.

(b) What is the captain wearing?

Answer: The captain is wearing a jacket.

(c) In your opinion, what could he mean when he says, Quack!

Answer: I think when the captain said ‘Quack’, he ordered the ship to set sail.

Question 8: Words and meanings:
Think of suitable animals to complete the following:

1. As tricky as a box of monkeys.
2. As blind as a bat.
3. As busy as a bee.
4. As fierce as a tiger.
5. As gentle as a dove.
6. As playful as a puppy.
7. As innocent as a lamb.

So, these were Ye Fairy Ship Questions & Answers.

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