A. Choose the correct option.
1. The old man in a tree was bored by a
Ans: The old man in a tree was bored by a bee.
2. How many larks were there in the beard of the old man?
a. Six larks
b. Five larks
c. Four larks
Ans: There were four larks in the beard of the old man.
3. A steed is a
Ans: A steed is a horse.
4. The man who had great presence of mind was from
Ans: The old man who had great presence of mind was from Basing.
B. Read the lines from the poem and answer the following questions.
1. When they said , ‘Does it buzz?’
He replied ‘Yes it does!
(a) Who does they refer to?
Answer: They refer to the people around the old man in a tree or the people the old man knew.
(b) What buzzes?
Answer: The bee buzzes.
(c) Who is ‘he’?
Answer: ‘He’ is the old man in the tree.
2. It is just as I feared !
(a) Who said this line?
Answer: The old man with a beard said this line.
(b) What was he afraid of?
Answer: He was afraid of the birds building their nests in his beard.
(c) Did his fear come true?
Answer: Yes, two owls, a hen, four larks and a wren built their nests in his beard.
A. Write three rhyming words for each of these words.
1. cake - bake, awake, brake
2. hen - pen , men, ten
3. speed- weed, indeed, read
4. thin - chin, win, tin
5. tree- wee, pea, tea
B. Write the correct meaning of the following words from the poem.
1. amazing: wonderful
2. built: constructed
3. horribly: terribly
4. mistake: error
5. replied: answered
C. Write the rhyming words for limericks 2 and 3 from chapter . Also add the rhyming scheme for each limerick.
D. Use the words given in the box to complete the limerick
cold, shade, slipped, straw, thin, vin, young
I know a young fellow from a place called Vin;
His legs are long and he is astonishingly thin.
When he sat in the shade,
To drink a cold lemonade,
He slipped through the straw and fell in.
|1. What is a limerick?|
|2. What is the rhyme scheme of a limerick?|
|3. How many syllables are there in a limerick?|
|4. Can limericks be about any topic?|
|5. Are limericks commonly used in children's literature?|