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Q.1. Do we need to kill trees in the present scenario?
Q.2. What do you understand by the lines ‘Rising out of it, feeding upon its crust, absorbing years of sunlight, air, water’.
Q.3. What are the circumstances that compelled the poet to write such a poem?
Q.4. What is the contemplation of the poet when he says, ‘Not so much pain will do it’?
Q.5. Do you think, the poet is describing the way to kill a tree, or there is something else in his mind?
Q.6. Why does the poet write such a poem?
Q.7. Justify the title of the poem ‘On Killing a Tree’.
Q.8. Is this poem ironical or is it a satire on modernization?
Q.9. What will be the effect of hacking and the chopping on the tree?
Q.10. How can the tree get back to its former size?