1) (i) “Beaneath all uniforms…..” what uniforms do you think the poet is speaking about ?
Ans: The poet speaks about the various dresses of the people of different countries wear but beneath them, the human body is same.
(ii) How does the poet suggest that all the people on earth are the same ?
Ans: The poet says that nobody is different and peculiar. No country is foreign. A single body breathes under all uniform. The land is same everywhere.
2) In stanza 1, find five ways in which we are all alike. Pick out the words.
Ans: In the first stanza, the poet says that no men are strange or different. All are same. We have the same kind of body. We wear clothes and we walk on the same land and on the share the same planet earth.
3) How many common features can you find out in stanza 2? Pick out the words.
Ans: We can find five common features in stanza 2. These are: the sun, the air, the water, peaceful harvest, hands and the labour.
4) “….. whenever we are told to hate our brothers…..” when do you think this happens? Why? Who ‘tells’ us ? Should we do as we are told at such times? What does the poet says?
Ans: Whenever there is war or any kind of differences between two countries, we are told to hate the citizens of the other country.
Some political leaders tell us to do so for their personal gains.
No , we should not do so as we are told at such times. We should understand that war only pollutes the human nature. We should not forget that we all are humans.
The poet says that by hating our brothers that is people of other country, we dispossess; betray and condemn ourselves.