CBSE 7th English Honeycomb Book

Garden Snake (Poem)

Working with the Poem

Question 1:Answer the following questions.

  1. Pick out the line that suggests that the child is afraid of snakes.
  2. Which line shows a complete change of the child’s attitude towards snakes? Read it aloud.
  3. “But mother says that kind is good…” What is mother referring to?


  1. “I saw a snake and ran away.”
  2. “I’ll stand aside and watch him pass.”
  3. The mother is referring to the garden snake.

Question 2:Find the word that refers to the snake’s movements in the grass.solution:Wiggle

Question 3:There are four pairs of rhyming words in the poem. Say them aloud.solution:(a) Good, food(b) Pass, grass(c) Away, say(d) Mistake, snake

Question 4:A snake has no legs or feet, but it moves very fast. Can you guess how? Discuss in the group.solution:A snake has no legs or feet. It wiggles on the surface.

Question 5:Can you recall the word used for a cobra’s long sharp teeth? Where did you come across this word first?solution:A cobra’s long teeth are called fangs. I first came across this word on National Geographic Channel.

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