Poem 5 – The School Boy

Q.1: The school boy in the poem is a/an ______________ child.

a) dirty

b) untidy

c) unhappy

Q.2: Who sings with the school boy ?

a) mynah

b) cuckoo

c) skylark

Q.3: What drives all the joys away ?

a) To go to school on a summer morning.

b) To go to school by bus.

c) To go to school with a heavy bag.

Q.4: How did the little ones spend their day ?

a) In playing hide and seek

b) In sighing and dismay

c) In writing and reading

Q.5: According to the school boy, the bird which is born for joy can’t sit in a _______________.

a) cage

b) branch

c) pole

Q.6: When does the school boy forget his youthful spring ?

a) When the fears annoy him

b) When he forgets his homework

c) When he sings with the little bird

Q.7: Who are stripped of their joy in the springing day ?

a) The school boys

b) The tender plants

c) The blossoms

Q.8: “How shall the summer arise in joy. Or the summer fruits appear ?”, The school boy said these words to whom ?

a) teachers and principals

b) birds and plants

c) father and mother


  1. c
  2. c
  3. a
  4. b
  5. a
  6. a
  7. b
  8. c

Published by Priya Prakash

In the midst of winter, i found there was within me an invincible summer ~ Albert Camus

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