Q.1. Read the following extract and answer the questions that follow :
Meadows have surprises
You can find them if you look;
Walk softly through the velvet grass,
And listen by the brook.
You may see a butterfly
Rest upon a buttercup
And unfold its drinking straws
To sip the nectar up.
(i) What surprises do the meadows have to offer you?
(ii) Why is it a great pleasure to walk through the meadows?
(iii) What does the poet call buttercup as? Why?
Q.2. What does a walk across a meadow reveal?
Q.3. Which houses have been referred to by the term meadow houses?
Q.4. Why can't the rabbit be seen initially?
(a) For it had become invisible
(b) For it was sitting very still
(c) For it had camouflaged with its surroundings
(d) For it covered itself with leaves
Q.5. What was the butterfly doing in the meadow?
(a) Drinking nectar from the flowers and buds
(b) Dancing amidst the lush green
(c) Feeding on other insects
(d) Sleeping in the velvety grass
Q.6. Walking on the velvety soft grass provided the passersby with ________.
Q.7. What surprises do the meadows offer?
(b) velvety grass
(c) sound of brook
(d) All of these
Q.8. The sound of ________ provides immense pleasure to the human body and mind.
(a) A brook
(b) A singing band
(c) A flock of birds
(d) A bell