The Quarrel Poem Important Questions Class 6 Honeysuckle English

The Quarrel Poem Important Questions Class 6 Honeysuckle English

Short Answer Type Questions

Question 1. With your partner try to guess the meaning of the underlined phrases.

(i) And somehow we fell out.
(ii) The afternoon turned black.


(i) fell out – Quarrelled.
(ii) turned black-was spoiled due to our tense mood.

Question 2. Pick out all the rhyming words in the poem.


Brother-another, about-out, slight-right, strong-wrong, black-back, along-wrong.

Question 3. Who ended the fight and how?


The brother realized his mistake and ended the fight by accepting his fault. He patted on his sisters back, asked her to forgive and forget.

Question 4. What lesson do you learn from the poem?


Quarrel arises due to misunderstanding. No quarrel lasts long. Reasons of quarrel are realized after both sides feel sorry and become friends again.

Question 5. How long did the quarrel last?


The quarrel lasted for about half-a-day from afternoon till it was dark.

Question 6. Oh! come along’ we can’t go on all night’. Who said this line and why?


The poet’s brother said this line because they had a quarrel and he wanted to resolve the matter.

Long Answer Type Questions

Question 1. Read these lines from the poem:

(i) One thing led to another
(ii) The start of it was slight
(iii) The end of it was strong
(iv) The afternoon turned black
(v) Thumped me on the back.
Discuss with your partner what these lines mean.


(i) They brother and sister went on arguing.

(ii) The quarrel was started on small issue.

(iii) The quarrel ended bitter note and it turned into a big fight.

(iv) The quarrel spoiled their mood. The afternoon became very sad.

(v) He (brother) patted on her back in a friends manner.

Question 1. What was the reason of the quarrel that continued till afternoon?


The reason for the quarrel that continued till the afternoon was that they blamed each other for the fight. The brother claimed himself to be right while he was wrong. The afternoon turned out to be unpleasant because of quarrel.

Question 2. Why should we not continue to quarrel with any one?


We should not continue a quarrel with anyone for a long time because it is always harmful for a relationship. It is the root cause of misunderstandings which may lead to an end of a good relationship. It is always preferable to find a solution and bring an end to the quarrel.

Context Based Questions

Stanza 1

I quarrelled with my brother
I don’t know what about
One thing led to another
And somehow we fell out.

The start of it was slight
The end of it was strong
He said he was right
I knew he was wrong!


The poet writes about the quarrels between her and her brother. The poetess did not know the reason behind their fights. The arguments turn soar. It starts over petty things. He extorts his dominance. The poet rather


(i) What is the name of the poem and the poet?
(ii) Does the poet know about the reasons of quarrel?
(iii) Give the meaning of‘fell out’.
(iv) Why did it end bitterly?
(v) What kind of relationship siblings share generally


(i) Eleanor Farjeon wrote the poem “The Quarrel’.

(ii) No, the poet does not know the reason of their fight.

(iii) Fight.

(iv) Because both of them think that they are right.

(v) The siblings generally fight with each other.

Stanza 2

I quarrelled with my brother
We hated one another.
The afternoon turned black.
Then suddenly my brother
Thumped me on the back,

And said, “Oh, come along!
We can’t go on all night—
I was in the wrong.”
So he was in the right


Both of them even hate each other. One day when the weather was not good, her brother patted her at the back as he decided to give up fight with her. He said that there is no point in having a bitter relationship with her. And the poet agreed to her brother when he took the responsibility of his wrong doings.


(i) What kind of relationship do they share?
(ii) Why did the brother patted on her back?
(iii) What was the intention of her brother?
(iv) Give the meaning of ‘thumped’.
(v) Why does it ‘turn black’?


(i) They both hate each other.

(ii) The brother patted at her back to talk to her.

(iii) He wanted to ‘patch up’ with his sister.

(iv) Hit heavily.

(v) It means that their fight turned soar.

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