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ENGLISH: CHAPTER 24

HYMN TO RAVI
Questions with Answers
# Q1. A Hymn is a song of praise. Mention three things that are praised in the poem?
A1. The three things that are praised in the poem are the mesmerising sound and the various
shades of the water of the river Ravi as it courses its way through the night. The poet also
appreciates the heart-warming and kind nature of the people who resides near the river.

# Q2. What qualities do you think the river shares with the little boy in the poem?
A2. The river Ravi not only shares its name in common with the four year old boy but also shares
the restless and playful nature of the boy. The boy continues to play in the pasture despite the
sunrays causing freckles on the skin. Similarly the river continues to flow without taking rest.

# Q3. What does the poet want to take back with him? Is this possible?
A3. The poet wants to take back with him the sound of the water of the river, its thousand faces
and the laughter in its gurgle, the warmth of its people, the playful nature of the boy named
after it, the wisdom of the river, and its silent nature. This is not possible.

# Q4. What does the poet realize at the end of the poem?
A4. The poet realises at the end of the poem that he cannot take back anything of the river with
him. He can only cherish the memories.

# Q5. Which countries or states the river go through?


A5. The river Ravi rises in the Himalayas in Himachal Pradesh and flows past Chamba turning south
west at the boundary of Jammu and Kashmir. It then flows to Pakistan.

A) What does the poet considers the river to be his? A) Guide.


B) The river flows through how many countries? B) Two countries, India and Pakistan.
Name them.
C) With what does the poet considers each shade of C) The poet considers each shade of the
the river? river to be a different face of the river.
Q6. Fill in the blanks/ Answer in one or two words.
A6.

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ENGLISH: CHAPTER 24
HYMN TO RAVI
Questions
# Q1. A Hymn is a song of praise. Mention three things that are praised in the poem?

# Q2. What qualities do you think the river shares with the little boy in the poem?

# Q3. What does the poet want to take back with him? Is this possible?

# Q4. What does the poet realize at the end of the poem?

# Q5. Which countries or states the river go through?

Q6. Fill in the blanks/ Answer in one or two words.

A) What does the poet considers the river to be his?


B) The river flows through how many countries? Name them.
C) With what does the poet considers each shade of the river?

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