Image of a Television

Television

by Roald Dahl

Television Poem Quiz


There may be single / multiple correct answers. Choose all correct answers to score full marks.

1. What is the most important thing the speaker has learnt?

 
 
 
 

2. Whom does the poet address in the poem Television?

 
 
 
 

3. The poem ‘Television’ has no

 
 
 
 

4. Roald Dahl’s poem “Television” is a

 
 
 
 

5. What are the adjectives the poet uses to describe children’s addiction to television?

 
 
 
 

6. What does Roald Dahl call a television set?

 
 
 
 

7. Why does children stare at the television screen ‘until their eyes pop out’?

 
 
 
 

8. The parents allow their children to watch television for hours mainly because

 
 
 
 

9. What ill-effects of television addiction does the poet mention?

 
 
 
 

10. Before television was invented children used to entertain themselves

 
 
 
 

11. “What used the darling ones to do?” – Who are the ‘darling ones’?

 
 
 
 

12. “A dozen eyeballs on the floor” is an example of

 
 
 
 

13. “They sit and stare and stare and sit” is an example of

 
 
 
 

14. The figure of speech used in “Pirates wearing purple pants” is

 
 
 
 

15. What is the poet’s advice to the parents?

 
 
 
 

16. What adjectives does the poet use to express his disgust for the television screen?

 
 
 
 

17. The line “and children hitting you with sticks” has a touch of

 
 
 
 

18. “…the slowly growing joy/ That fills their hearts” – Dahl talks about the joy of

 
 
 
 

19. “Good gracious, it’s Penelope.” – The poet in this line indicates

 
 
 
 

20. What is Roald Dahl’s attitude towards television?

 
 
 
 

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