Long Answer
Q1.Write a diary entry about your first experience
of going to a dentist.
Q2.Imagine you are the poet write a diary entry
about how you felt while writing the poem.
Short Answers
Q1. Why did the poet go to the dentist? How she could
have avoided it?
Q2. “If you got a tooth, you got a friend”, what do you
understand from the line?
Q3. With reference to the poem, how can you look
after your teeth?
Q4. Give an appropriate proverb that conveys the
message that this poem carries.
Extract based questions
1.How I laughed at my mother's false teeth,
As they foamed in the waters beneath.
But now comes the reckonin,
1 it's me they are beckonin'
Oh, I wish I’D looked after me teeth.
(a) What does they in the 4th line stand for?
(i) the poet and her mother
(ii) teeth of her mother
(iii) water
(iv) doctor
(b) The last lines shows
(i) the fear of the poet
(ii) regret
(iii) joy
(iv) sorrow
(c) The rhyming scheme of the stanza is
(i) ab ab a
(ii) aa bb a
(iii) aba aba
(iv) aba aba
2. Oh i showed them the toothpaste all right,
i flashed it about late at night,
But up-and-down brushin'
And pokin 'and fussin'
Didn't seem worth the time - i could bite !
(a) i showed them the toothpaste all right implies
(i) that the poet never brushed as a child.
(ii) that the poet used to brush but not properly.
(iii) that the poet was serious about dental health.
(iv) that the poet knew how to use toothpaste properly.
(b) Didn H seem worth the time . i could bite implies
(i) that the poet gave more importance to eating sweets
than to taking care of her teeth.
(ii) that the poet gave more importance to teeth than
that of eating sweets.
(iii) giving time to dental hygiene was useless.
(iv) the poet was very serious about her
(c) The tone of the narrator is one of
(i) joy.
(ii) nostalgia.
(iii) regret.
(iv) sorrow.
• Fill in the blanks
1.Oh, I wish I’d looked after me____________
(d)None of these
2.And the ________ all sorts I picked,
3.But _____ and _____ brushin’
(a)Right and Left
(b)Up and Down
(c)Front and Back
(d)To and Fro
4.And _________ and _______
(a)Pokin and Fussin
(b)Moving and Jumping
(c)Playing and Enjoying
(c)Serious and caring

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