Poem -1 Grandma climbs a tree
Multiple choice questions1). The Grandma was called genius because
A. she could climb trees very quickly B. spent her old age gracefully
C.she loved trees D. she lived on trees
2).The grandma was happier in
A. town B.village C. trees D.field
3).The grandma was permitted to climb the tree because
A. there was not a tree B. She was not cared for
C.she did not listen to them D. They knew her ability
4).The grandma in her bed felt like a
A. heaven B. joyful place C. comfortable place D. a hell
6. All that grandma wanted was
A. A house on the tree top B. good house C. a simple house D.natural living
7. The responsibility of building a house on tree top was taken up by
A. the poet B.poet’s father C. her neighbors D.loving relatives
8. Building a house on tree top was assisted by
A. neighbors B. her relatives C. her husband D.the poet
9.The neighbors told the Grandma stop climbing trees because they wanted to
A.stop her B. spend her old age gracefully C. give her rest D. test her
10) The grandma was taught climbing trees from her
A. loving brother B. loving mother C. loving son D. loving husband
11) When grandma climbed a tree for the last time she was
A. six B. hundred C. sixty two D.eighty
12)When the doctor took Granny’s temperature ,he suggested her
A. not to climb trees B.live gracefully C.a quiet week in bed D.healthy food habits
13)When the doctor suggested granny a quiet week in bed ,the family members felt
A. sighed with relief B. angry with the granny C.rejoiced D.unhappy
14) ‘My dad knew his duties.’ His duty was to
A. take care of his mother B. get rid of his mother C. help his mother D.fulfill his mother’s wish
15) Finally the granny upheld her right to
A. residing in a tree B. drink sherry C. live as she wished D. spend her old age gracefully
16)“It was like a brief season in the hell” The figure of speech employed here is
A. personification B.metaphor C. simile D.synecdoche
Answer the following questions in two or three sentences(2 marks)1) The poet Ruskin Bond does not call his grandmother ‘childish’. What else was she according to him? Why does he consider her to be so?
OR What is the uncommon quality of the grandmother? How does the term this uncommon quality?
Ans: The poet Ruskin Bond calls his grandma a ‘genius’ because she could climb trees very quickly. It may be a spreading tree or tall tree she could climb up quickly even at the age of sixty-two.
2) How do you say that grandma had been in the habit of climbing trees for a very long period? Justify this quoting the lines from the poem.
Ans: Yes, The grandma was in the habit of climbing trees for along time. She learnt climbing the from her loving brother when she was six. Having learned to climb from a loving brother when she was six.
3) What did the neighbors advise the Grandma? How did she respond them?
Ans: The neighbors advised that the grandma should stop climbing the trees as she was growing old. They suggested that old people should spend their old age gracefully. But the grandma did not listen to their advice. She would laugh say that “I’ll grow disgracefully. I can do it better”.
4) Others feared that granny would fall from a tree one day or the other. Did this happen? Or did something else happen?
Ans: Yes’ others feared that granny would fall from a tree one day or the other. It did not happen. One day something different happened. When the poet and his family were in the town, she climbed up a tree but could not come down. She was suffering from fever. The doctor checked her temperature and suggested her bed rest for a week.
5) What did the doctor recommend Grandma? What was the reaction of the kids to this advice?
Ans: The doctor checked granny’s temperature and recommended her bed rest for a week. The kids sighed with a relief that she would not climb up trees and risk her life.
6) Quote the lines from the poem which suggests how whole heartedly granny enjoyed climbing a tree.
Ans: The poem suggests that granny whole heartedly enjoyed climbing a tree.
These are the lines: 1.For being happier in a tree than in a lift; 2.While every breeze whispered of summer and dancing leaves.
3. She sits there in state and drinks sherry with me.
7)’ My dad knew his duties’. What did he think his duty was?
Ans:’My dad’ (the poets father /granny’s son) knew his duties. He thought his duty was to fulfill his mother’s wish. He built a house on the tree top for his mother with the help from the poet.
8) Both the poet and his father were considerate towards Grandma. Substantiate the statement with textual support.
Ans: The poet and his father were considerate towards grandma.They built a house on a tree-top with windows and a door.
My dad knew his duties.he said,That’s all right-You’ll have what you want,dear.I’llstart work tonight.’
With my expert assistance,he soon finished the chore; Made her a tree-house with windows and a door.
9) ‘For being happier in a tree than in a lift.’ What is suggested through this line?
Ans: ‘For being happier in a tree than in a lift.’This line suggests that grandma enjoyed climbing a tree more than any other comforts of city life.
Extracts(3 marks)Read the extracts and answer the questions that follow:-
1)“Ever since childhood, she’d had this gift For being happier than in a lift;”
A) Who does ‘she’refer to ? Ans: ‘She’ refers to Granny.
B)What was the gift she had? Ans: Climbing the tree was the gift she had.
C) Where was she happier? Ans: She was happier in a tree than in city life.
2)‘ I strongly recommend a quiet week in bed’
A) Who had fever? Ans: Granny had fever.
B) Why was she suggested rest for a week? Ans: Because Granny had high fever.
C) What was the response from others? Ans:The kids felt a sigh of relief that she would not climb up trees.
3) “For her, it was like a brief season in hell.”
A) What was felt like a hell? Ans: A week in bed was felt like a hell by Granny.
B) Why did she feel like hell? Ans:Granny couldn’t climb trees during bed rest and felt it was like a hell to her.
C)What was heaven to her? Ans:She was happy in climbing trees.It was like a heaven to her.
4) ‘I’ll lie here no longer!’
A) Who said this? Ans: Granny said this.
B) Where was she? Ans: She was in bed rest.
C) Why couldn’t she lie there no longer? Ans: She wanted to climb up trees again. So she could not lie no longer.
5) “That’s all right-You’ll have what you want, dear.I’ll start work tonight.’
A) Who does ‘my dad ’refer to? Ans: ‘my dad ’refers to the poet’s father.
B) What did he consider his duty was? Ans: He considered his duty was to build a tree-house for his mother.
C) Who wanted that? Ans: the poet’s Granny wanted the house on tree top
6) “With my expert assistance, he soon finished the chore;”
A) Who assisted whom? Ans: The poet assisted his father.
B) What did he assist for? Ans: He assisted his father to build a house on tree top for Granny.
C) Whose responsibility was that ? Ans :It was poet’s father’s responsibility to finish the chore.
7) “She sits there in state and drinks sherry with me.”
A) Who do ‘she’ and ‘me’ refer to? Ans: ‘she’ refers to Granny and ‘me’ refer to the poet Ruskin Bond
B) What was her state? Ans: She was in a happy state.
C) What was her right? Ans: Her right was to live in a tree house.
Essay type questions(4 marks)Comment on the poem Grandma climbs a Tree?
Ans: The poem ’Grandma Climbs a Tree ’is written by Ruskin Bond.She was a genius and different from others.She could climb up trees very quickly even at the age of sixty two.She had such an unusual gift since childhood.She was very happy in a tree than in lift of cities. She disliked materialistic life but she liked the life amidst nature. When her neighbours advised her to stop climbing tree in old age and spend her life gracefully,she rejected their advice. She learned climbing trees at six from her loving brother.But others felt she might have a terrible fall some day.One day she climbed up a tree but could not come down.She had fever in that fear.the doctor recommended her a week bed rest.But she felt it like a hell.Soon she recovered and asked for a house on tree top.Her son fulfilled her wish.He and the poet built a house on tree top. The Granny eonjoyed her remaining part of life happily.Thus Granny enjoyed her unusual gift of life in nature.