Meadow Surprises Poem Important Questions Class 7 Honeycomb English

Meadow Surprises Poem Important Questions Class 7 Honeycomb English

Short Answer Type Questions

Question 1. What did the rabbit do?


The rabbit who his sitting in the meadow and whenever we go near him, he gets scared and hopes away very fast.

Question 2. What was the butterfly busy doing?


Butterfly seems to be busy in sucking nectar from flowers. It appears as if the butterfly uses a drinking straw to do so.

Question 3. What distinct extraordinary gifts of nature are available in meadows?


Beautiful sights to velvety grass, butterflies sipping nectar, houses of various insects, birds and animals gives visual treat to the onlookers.

Question 4. What did a meadow have?


A meadow have a lot of surprises.

Question 5. How did a rabbit get scare?


A rabbit would be scared when we walk towards him sitting very still.

Question 6. How can you find meadow?


We can find meadow if we look carefully on the ground through the velvet grass.

Question 7. What did a meadow show us?


A meadow gives us very beautiful and wonderful sights to look for.

Question 8. Where can the velvety soft grass be found?


The velvety-soft grass can be found in meadows.

Question 9. What were the butterflies doing?


The butterflies were resting on buttercups and sucking nectar of the flower.

Question 10. What do you mean by ‘meadow’?


Meadow are the velvet grass we walk on these are the houses of money animals, birds insects, etc. that are open green grass.

Question 11. Why is it difficult to see a rabbit?


One is unable to spot a rabbit in the grass because it is sitting very still. Only when it hops, one will be able to see it.

Question 12. What turns into ‘airy parachutes’?


Petals of dandelion turn into airy parachutes.

Long Answer Questions

Question 1. How many ‘Meadow houses are discussed in the poem’?


Burrows in the ground meant for smaller animals, nests beneath the tall grass for birds and mounds for ants are the various houses that are characterized by the term, ‘meadow houses’. While exploring the meadows one can see all of these.

Question 2. Read the lines in which the following phrases occur. Then discuss with your partner the meaning of each phrase in its context.
(i) velvet grass
(ii) drinking straws
(iii) meadow houses
(iv) amazing mound
(v) fuzzy head


(i) Velvet grass: The grass which is as soft as velvet.

(ii) Drinking straws: The long narrow tube by which butterfly gets nectar from the flower.

(iii) Meadow houses: habitats or home of animals like burrows in the ground, nests and ant’s mound.

(iv) Amazing mound: The amazing mound is a reference to the mound created by the ants as their dwelling place.

(v) Fuzzy head: Fuzzy head refers to the heads of the bright yellow flowers which have a beautiful texture.

Context Based Questions

Stanza 1

Meadows have surprises,
You can find them if you look;
Walk softly through the velvet grass,
And listen by the brook.
You may see a butterfly
Rest upon a buttercup
And unfold its drinjring’straws
To sip the nectar up.


The meadow offers several surprises to the one who has as eager eye to look at the meadow. Walking on the soft velvety grass, the sound of the brook, a butterfly sipping nectar from the flowers, all such sights give immense pleasure.

(i) When can one explore meadows?
(ii) Why did the poet say ‘the velvet grass’?
(iii) What do butterflies do?
(iv) What are ‘drinking straws’ of a butterfly?


(i) One can explore meadows if one observes

(ii) The poet says 'the velvet grass' because they were very soft.

(iii) Butterflies sip nectar from flowers.

(iv) Drinking straws of butterfly refers to the part from where it sucks nectar.

Stanza 2

You may scare a rabbit
Who is sitting very still;
Though at first, you may not see him,
When he hops you will.
A dandelion whose fuzzy head
Was golden days ago
Has turned to airy parachutes
That flutter when you blow.


Walking further on, one may find a rabbit hidden in the grass. One may not be able to see it instantly, but soon it would hop in front of you because it would be scared. A dandelion that was golden a couple of days ago would have also bloomed.

(i) When can a rabbit be seen?
(ii) Who can scare a rabbit?
(iii) What is the colour of a dandelion flower when it blossoms?
(iv) What are ‘airy parachutes’?


(i) When a rabbit hops it cam be seen.

(ii) A rabbit can be scared by an intruder and onlookers.

(iii) Its colour is golden.

(iv) Airy parachutes are dry seeds that scatter with wind.

Stanza 3

Explore the meadow houses,
The burrows in the ground,
A nest beneath tall grasses,
The ant’s amazing mound.
Oh! Meadows have surprises
And many things to tell;
You may discover these yourself,
If you look and listen well.


One could find several houses in the meadows. There would be burrows in the ground, nests beneath the tall grasses, mounds for ants and so on. For every person there would be some or the other surprise.

(i) Who stays in burrows?
(ii) Where can nest be found?
(iii) Which insect make amazing mounds?
(iv) How can meadows beauty be discovered?


(i) Rabbits stay in burrows.

(ii) A nest can be found beneath tall grasses.

(iii) Ants make amazing mounds.

(iv) The poet reassures that bounties of meadows can be discovered by onlooker with patience

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