Important Question and Answers
Q. What is the child curious to know?
Ans. The child is curious to know all about his teacher, what he/she does after school.
Q. What image does the child probably have of the teacher?
Ans. Probably the child imagines his teacher to be perfect in every way, one who is smartly dressed all the time, one who knows everything, one who has all good manners, in short, one who never committed any mistake at all.
Q. What does ‘pick their noses’ mean?
Ans. ‘Pick their noses’ means clean the nose with a finger, which is considered bad manners.
Q. Why does the child want to know if the teacher ‘ever made mistakes’?
Ans. When the teacher teaches in class, he/she knows everything, in fact he/she corrects the children if they commit mistakes. The child therefore imagines if the all knowing teacher has ever made any mistakes.
Q. Why does the child want to follow his teacher?
Ans. The child wants to follow the teacher to know what he/she does at home, how he/she lives, has he/she got parents. The child wants to write all his information in a poem.
Q. Where do people normally go after work?
Ans. Normally, people go to their house and relax after the day’s work.
Q. What do ‘bad children’ often do?
Ans. ‘Bad children’ or naughty children are not attentive in their class, make spelling mistakes or sometime steal eatables from their classmate’s tiffin box.
Q. What are views that the poet has about his/her teachers?
Ans. The views of the poet about his teachers is that they are not ordinary people. They are very special for him. His teachers are perfect and possess many qualities. An ordinary teacher can never possess these qualities.
Q. What is method of living of an ordinary person in a house?
Ans. The method of an ordinary person living in a house is that he has to wash his socks, wear pyjamas and live with his mother and father in a house. They clean their nose with the little finger and watch TV.
Q. What are the mistakes committed by kids during their childhood?
Ans. The mistakes that are committed by kids are that they lose their hymn books, leave green vegetables and throw them in a dust bin during their childhood. They don’t bother about clothes in childhood.
Q. What is the theme of the poem?
Ans. The theme depicts the curiosity of a child to know about his/her teachers, private life. He wants to know the working of his/her teachers after the school. For a small child, a teacher is not a simple person like others but very special and ideal.
Q. How can you say that the poet does not consider his teachers to be an ordinary man? Give reasons in support of your answer.
Ans. The theme of the poem shows that the poet does not think that his teachers are like ordinary people. He wonders whether his teachers also live in their houses like him and wash their socks. He wonders if they wear pyjamas like ordinary people. The poet is doubtful about them watching TV and clean their nose with the little finger like other people who do these ordinary activities. The poet wants to know if his teachers live with their parents. He wonders if his teachers were punished for making mistakes. He is of the opinion that his teachers have never lost their books like him. He thinks that his teachers are perfect human beings, who have committed no mistakes in their lives.