Very Short Questions

Question 1 : What was the reason behind the child’s fear in the poem?

Answer : The child was worried about his future because any mishap can happen anytime in life. There seems to be lack of security in child’s mind.

Question 2 : When did strange things hit the child’s mind?

Answer : Strange things hit the child’s mind when she was lying on her bed the last night.

Question 3 : What do you understand by ‘Whatif song’?

Answer : The ‘Whatif song’ in the poem means what will happen in case such a change takes place in the child’s life.

Short Questions

Question 1 : Do you think the child’s fear was unnecessary?

Answer : Yes, the child’s fear was unnecessary because she was only assuming things. Nobody is sure about future and it is a mystery for everyone. Thinking too much about future is needless and waste of time.

Question 2 : What happened the next morning when the child wakes up?

Answer : The child wakes up the next morning and everything was fine. She was afraid of many things last night, but felt good in the morning, but soon started thinking what will happen if those terrifying moments appear again in her mind. The child is in habit of worrying unnecessarily.

Long Questions

Question 1 : What kind of fears and doubts arise in the child’s mind?

Answer : The child was worried what will happen if she loses the power to speak or if her school closes the swimming pool. She was anxious if she gets beaten up or if somebody puts poison in her cup. The child might fall sick and die. She might get hit by lighting and she might stop growing in height.

There can be other bad situations such as wind might tear up her kite or a war breaks out. It is possible that her parents might get separated and her teeth can grow irregularly. She might not able to learn dance and tear her pants.

Question 2 : What is being an optimist or pessimist?

Answer : For a person, being always optimistic is very much essential to lead a happy and healthy life. It is important to understand that life is full of ups and downs. Sometimes we are happy and sometimes sad.

There may come different kinds of problems in our life. Instead of being monotonous it is preferred to face the issues and try to find the solution for the same.

Optimism always helps to find a key for any kind of problem. If a person continues to be pessimistic, it becomes difficult to live a peaceful life. The person never gets strength to survive in difficult times. Thus, it is always important to be an optimist rather than a pessimist.