CHAPTER 11 OH, I WISH I’D LOOKED AFTER MY TEETH QUESTION ANSWERS


 

 

 

 

BOOK : LITERATURE READER

CHAPTER 11 OH, I WISH I’D LOOKED AFTER MY TEETH QUESTION ANSWERS

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Page No: 85

COMPREHENSION CHECK

 

Q1 On the basis of your reading of the poem, complete the following table. 

Stages in the life of the poet
(a) Youth
Activities

eating toffees

__________________
__________________
__________________
__________________

Consequences

_________________
_________________
_________________
_________________

(b) Adulthood _____________________
_____________________
_____________________
gazing at the dentist in despair.

Answer

Stages in the life of the poet
(a) Youth
Activities

eating toffees
chewing sweet sticky food
picking and licking lollies and candies, eating large and small sherbet dabs.
__________________

Consequences

Paving way to cavities, caps and decay.
__________________
__________________
__________________

(b) Adulthood Going to the dentist due to tooth decay, amalgamation, drilling and fillings. gazing at the dentist in despair.

  
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COMPREHENSION CHECK


Q2. On the basis of your understanding of the poem, answer the following questions by ticking the correct choice.

(a) The title ‘Oh, I wish I’d looked after me teeth’ expresses ____________.
(i) regret
(ii) humour
(iii) longing
(iv) pleasure

Answer  (i) regret
(b) The conscience of the speaker pricks her as she has ______________.
(i) been careless
(ii) been ignorant
(iii) been fun loving
(iv) been rude

Answer (i) been careless
(c) The speaker says that she has paved the way for cavities and decay by _________.
(i) eating the wrong food and not brushing
(ii) not listening to his mother
(iii) laughing at his mother’s false teeth
(iv) not listening to the dentist

Answer  (i)eating the wrong food and not brushing
(d) The tone of the narrator is one of ____________.
(i) joy
(ii) nostalgia
(iii) regret
(iv) sorrow

Answer  (iii) regret
Q3.. Answer the following questions.

(a) “…But up-and-down brushin’
And pokin’ and fussin’
Didn’t seem worth the time – I could bite!”
What do these lines convey?

Answer  These lines shows that the poet not realise the importance of regular brushing and proper hygiene, when she was child. She did not care for her teeth daily. She thought it was useless and worthless to clean her teeth after eating anything.
(b) Why did the poet go to the dentist? How could she have avoided it?

Answer  The poet went to the dentist to get her teeth examined. She had developed cavities in her teeth due to unhealthy eating habits and irregular brushing of teeth.
She could have avoided it if she had taken proper care of her teeth by brushing them properly and regularly.
(c) “If you got a tooth, you got a friend.” What do you understand from the line?

Answer  A tooth is like a friend. As a lost friend can never be regained, a lost tooth can never grows again. It cannot be regained or made naturally.
(d) With reference to the poem, how can you look after your teeth?

Answer  (i) Brushing proper twice a day.
(ii) Rinsing after each meal, avoiding sweet and sticky food for better oral hygiene.
(iii) Regular dental checkup to maintain healthy teeth.
(e) Given an appropriate proverb that conveys the message that this poem carries.

Answer  Appropriate proverb that conveys the message that this poem carried is“Prevention is better than
cure.”

 

Page No: 85

COMPREHENSION CHECK

Q4. On the basis of your reading of the poem, complete the following table. 

Stages in the life of the poet
(a) Youth
Activities

eating toffees

__________________
__________________
__________________
__________________

Consequences

_________________
_________________
_________________
_________________

(b) Adulthood _____________________
_____________________
_____________________
gazing at the dentist in despair.

Answer

Stages in the life of the poet
(a) Youth
Activities

eating toffees
chewing sweet sticky food
picking and licking lollies and candies, eating large and small sherbet dabs.
__________________

Consequences

Paving way to cavities, caps and decay.
__________________
__________________
__________________

(b) Adulthood Going to the dentist due to tooth decay, amalgamation, drilling and fillings. gazing at the dentist in despair.

  

 

 

 

 

 

 

Important Links:

Class 9 Subjects list

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OH, I WISH I’D LOOKED AFTER MY TEETH SUMMARY

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