TEXT QUESTIONS AND ANSWERS:
1 What are the games or human activities which use trees or in which trees also ‘participate’.
Ans: The games in which trees also ‘participate’ are hide and seek, playing on swings climbing trees,climbing trees and playing some games,etc.
2 (i) “Trees are to make no shade in winter.” What does this mean. (Contrast this line with the line immediately before it)
(ii) “Trees are for apples to grow on, or pears.” Do you agree that one purpose of a tree is to have fruit on it. Or do you think this line is humorous.
Ans: (i) In summer we enjoy the cool shade that trees provide us. But in winter we don’t need that shade because we like to enjoy the warmth of the sun standing away from the trees .
ii)Yes, I do agree that one purpose of a tree is to have fruit on it. I don’t think this line of the poem is humorous.
3 With the help of your partner , try to rewrite some lines in the poem or add new ones of your own as in the following examples.
Trees are for birds to build nests in . Trees are for the people to sit under.
Now try to compose a similar poem about water or air.
Ans: Trees are for birds to build nests in
Trees are for people to sit under
Trees are for those leisurely hours to enjoy the beauty of nature
Trees are for the homemakers to beautify their houses.
Trees are for the sick ones to derive their medicines from
Trees are for everyone because the tree has some gift to offer.