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Class 6 English Poem Where Do All the Teachers Go Questions and Answers
Working with Poem
Question 1: Answer these questions.
(i) Why does the poet want to know where the teachers go at four o’clock?
Answer: The poet wants to know where the teâchers go at four O’clock. He refuses to believe that they are like the common people who go home after work.
(ii) What are the things normal people do that the poet talks about?
Answer: The things normal people do that the poet talked about are living in houses, washing socks, wearing pyjamas, watching TV, picking their noses, living with their parents, not spelling right, being bad, making mistakes, getting punished, losing books, scribbling on desk tops, wearing old dirty jeans.
(iii) What does he imagine about
(a) where teachers live?
(b) what they do at home?
(c) the people with whom they live?
(d) their activities when they were children in school?
Answer: (a) In houses
(b) washed their socks, wore pyjamas, picked their noses, and watched TV.
(c) lived with other people and if they also had mothers and fathers.
(d) During childhood, even they were bad, made mistakes, spelt a word incorrectly and were punished for eating chocolates in class, they lost their hymn books, scribbled on desktops or even wore dirty jeans, etc.
(iv) Why does the poet wonder if teachers also do things that other people do?
Answer: The poet wondered if teachers also do things that other people do because he had seen them as super humans. They are strict, did not make any mistakes and punish those who did.
(v) How does the poet plan to find out? What will he do once he finds out?
Answer: The poet plans to follow one of the teachers on the way back home that day to find out what they did. Once he succeeds in doing do, he would compose it into a poem, which then those teachers would read to their students.
Question 2: What do you think these phrases from the poem mean?
(i) punished in the corner
(ii) leave their greens
Answer: (i) getting punishment of standing in the corner of the classroom
(ii) Leaving the playground after the bell strikes for the next class to begin