Important Question and Answers
Q. Why is home called “Sweet Home”?
Ans. A home is called “Sweet home” because the souls occupying it love each other. They keep the home in order and tidy. They do all sorts of repair to keep home healthy and livable.
Q. Who are the parts of a family?
Ans. The parts of a family are parents, sisters and brothers. They stand together in all ups and downs of life. They care for one another.
Q. How does a home differ from a house?
Ans. A home has people in it who are related to each other and are caring and sharing. A house is a lifeless structure made of mud, mortar bricks, steel, and wood. It can be a vacant house or can have people living in it.
Q. How can you define a house?
Ans. We can say that a house is a non-living structure made up of bricks, stones and woods. It consists of windows, doors, a yard and a roof.
Q. How can you differentiate between a house and a home on the basis of the poem you have read?
Ans. The difference between a house and a home is that a house is a structure made up of bricks and stones. There are windows, doors, chimneys and a roof in it. On the other hand, a home is a place of love and affection where family members live together selflessly. They love and care for each other and they share their pleasure and pain together.
Q. What is the message of the poet?
Ans. The message of the poet in the poem ‘A House, A home’ by Lorraine M. Halli is to show the importance of a home over a house. According to her, a house is just an infrastructure which is built up of bricks, stones and wood which has an architectural structure in which there may be windows, tile floors, stucco and lots of doors but it is useless until it is turned into a home. A home according to the poet can be made by a family only which consists of father, mother, sister and brother who care and love one another’ without any selfish interest. They share one another’s happiness and sorrows without any selfish motive.
Q. A family plays an important role in a home. How?
Ans. A house becomes a home when there is the presence of a family which consists of father, mother, brothers and sisters and another family members. They do unselfish service and takes care of one other in happy and sad days. If there will be no family then there will not be any home and there will be no more sympathy and care for anyone.