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### Where Do All the Teachers Go NCERT Text Book Questions and Answers

Where Do All the Teachers Go Working with the poem(NCERT Page 68)

Question 1:
(i) Why does the poet want to know where the teachers go at four o’clock?
Аnswer:
The poet thinks that his teachers are not ordinary persons. He looks upon them as super or special human beings. So he wants to know where they go and what they do after the school hours.

(ii) What are the things normal people do that the poet talks about?
Аnswer:
Normal people return to their home, change their clothes, wash their faces and become fresh. They also rest for a while. Some of them go for shopping or help the children with their homework.

(iii) What does he imagine about
(a) where teachers live?
(b) what they do at home?
(c) the people with whom they live?
(d) their activities when they were children in school?
Аnswer:
(a) The boy imagines that teachers live in joint families.
(b) They wash their socks, change into pyjamas and then watch TV.
(c) They live with their parents.
(d) When they were at school going age, they too spelt the words incorrectly, chewed chocolates in the class and were punished.

(iv) Why does the poet wonder if teachers also do things that other people do?
Аnswer:
The boy regards his teachers as special persons. They are his ideals, perfect in every respect. So he wonders if they also do things that other people do.

(v) How does the poet plan to find out? What will he do once he finds out?
Аnswer:
The poet plans to get first hand information about his teacher. He plans to follow one of his teachers and find out what he/she does. Then he will record his findings in a poem for the benefit of other children.

Question 2.
What do you think these phrases from the poem mean?

• punished in the corner.
• leave their greens.

Аnswer:

• The teacher keeps an eye on all the students. In case he notices a boy eating chocolates in the classroom or making spelling mistakes, he asks the boy to stand in the corner as punishment.
• Some of the children don’t eat their lunch in full. They leave cooked green vegetables here and there or throw them into the dustbin.

Question 3.
What does the child think about his/her teacher?
Аnswer:
For the child, the teacher is an extraordinary or mysterious person.

Question 4.
What does he want to know about his teacher? Why?
Аnswer:
The child is inquisitive or curious to know about the routine of his teacher.

Question 5.
How does the child compare his own daily activities with that of his teacher?
Аnswer:
The child goes back home in the afternoon, changes his uniform, picks his nose, watches T.V. and lives with his parents.

Question 6.
What makes him envy his teacher?
Аnswer:
The child is mischievous. He spells the words wrongly. He is punished if he ever steals a chocolate. He scribbles on the desk and soils his jeans. His teacher is free from such an unpleasant life.

Question 7.
How does the child finally decide to observe his teacher’s activities at home?
Аnswer:
The child plans to follow his teacher to his home and find out what he does. He will then write it in a poem for all children to read and understand.

### Where Do All the Teachers Go Extra Questions and Answers

Where Do All the Teachers Go Extra Questions Very Short Answer Type

Question 1.
What does the poet think about his/her teachers?
Аnswer:
The poet thinks that his teachers are not ordinary people. They are very special for him. His teachers are perfect and possess many qualities.

Question 2.
What did the poet want to know about his teachers?
Аnswer:
The poet wanted to know the schedule of his teachers and their routine after the school hours.

Question 3.
Why did the poet want to follow one of his teachers?
The poet was curious to know about the daily routine of his teachers after the school hours so he wanted to follow one of his teachers.

Question 4.
What is the theme of the poem?
The theme of the poem is to show the curiosity of a child to know about his/her teachers private life. For a small child, a teacher is not a simple person like others but a very special and ideal.

Where Do All the Teachers Go Extra Questions Short Answer Type

Question 1.
How does an ordinary person live in a house?
An ordinary person has-to wash his socks, wear pyjamas and live with his mother and Practice father in a house. They watch TV and clean their nose with the little finger.

Question 2.
What kind of mistakes kids commit during their childhood?
Children lose their hymn books, leave green vegetables and throw them in a dustbin during their childhood. They also scribble on their desks tops and wear dirty clothes.

Question 3.
What does a little child think of his/her teacher? What does the child decide to explore?
Аnswer:
For a child a teacher is some important or special person. He cannot think of his/her teacher as an ordinary being. He becomes curious to know how his teacher lives in his house or spends his time or wears casual dress. He wonders whether the teacher has his parents or he too was once a school going child. He also wants to know whether the teacher was also naughty who made mistakes and was punished. He decides to find out the truth by going to the teacher’s home.

Question 4.
What is the mystery about the child’s school teacher? How does it plan to discover the truth?
Аnswer:
For a little kid his teacher is an ideal and mysterious person. He compares his own way of living with that of the teacher. He wants to know whether the teachers too live in houses, wash their socks and watch TV. Further if the teacher too used to make spelling mistakes, do mischief and was punished at school. The wondering child decides to go to the teacher’s home to discover how he lives. Then he plans to put all his information in a poem

Where Do All the Teachers Go Extra Questions Value Based Type

Question 1.
Do you think the poet considers his teachers to be like an ordinary man? Give reasons to support your answer.
The poet does not think that his teachers are like ordinary people. He wonders whether his teachers live in their houses and wash their socks. He wonders if they wear pyjamas. The poet is not sure whether they watch TV and clean their nose with the little finger like other people.The poet wonders if his teachers live with their mother and father. He wonders if his teachers were punished for making mistakes.He thinks that his teachers have never lost their books. He thinks that his teachers are perfect human beings.

Where Do All the Teachers Go Extra Questions Extract Based Type

Extract 1

Directions (Q. Nos. 1 -6) Read the extract given below and answer the following questions.

Where do all the teachers go When it’s four o’clock?
Do they live in houses And do they wash their socks?
Do they wear pyjamas And do they watch TV?
And do they pick their noses The same as you and me?

Question 1.
What did the poet ask himself?
The poet asks himself whether his teachers behave like an ordinary person and lead a life like a simple person.

Question 2.
Do you think the poet was curious to know about his teachers? Give a reason to support your answer.
Yes, the poet was curious to know about his teachers that’s why he kept asking many questions to himself.

Question 3.
What kind of comparisons being drawn by the poet?
The poet compared his teachers with an ordinary man and wondered if teachers wear pyjamas and watch TV like common men.

Question 4.
Give synonym for the word ‘wash’.
(a) Clean
(b) Kind
(c) Good
(d) Select
(a) Clean

Question 5.
What is the meaning of ‘pick their nose’?
(a) Remove the nose
(b) Use fingers to remove dirt from the nose
(c) Cut the nose
(d) None of the above
(b) Use fingers to remove dirt from the nose

Question 6.
For the child his teacher is
(a) very cruel
(b) very talented
(c) very kind
(d) a special person
(d) a special person

Extract 2

Directions (Q. Nos. 1-6) Read the extract given below and answer the following questions.

Do they live with other people Have they mums and dads?
And where they ever children And were they ever bad?
Did they ever, never spell right Did they ever make mistakes?
Were they punished in the corner If they pinched the chocolate flakes?

Question 1.
What kind of mistakes are being committed by students?
The students can commit mistakes by writing wrong spellings and eating chocolates in the class.

Question 2.
Do you think the teachers were once children?
Yes, the teachers were once children because everybody has to pass that stage to become an adult.

Question 3.
What kind of punishment is given to a student in a class?
Teachers punish students by making them stand in the corner of a class.

Question 4.
Give one word substitute for a person, who teaches in a school.
(a) Student
(b) Gardene
(c) Driver
(d) Teacher
(d) Teacher

Question 5.
Write synonym for the word ‘mistake’.
(a) Correct
(b) Error
(c) Pinch
(b) Error

Question 6.
Who are referred as ‘they’?
(a) Parents
(b) Children
(c) Teachers
(d) None of the above
(c) Teachers

### Where Do All the Teachers Go Hindi version of the poem with comprehension

1. Where do all the teachers go
When it’s four o’clock?
Do they live in houses
And do they wash their socks?
Do they wear pujamas
And do they watch TV?
And do they pick their noses
The same as you and me?.

Word-Notes: Four o’clock-the time when the school breaks up for the day, Socks(here) clothes कपड़े। Pick their noses-clean their nose with the little finger ऊंगली से  नाक साफ करना।

बालक सोचता है कि स्कूल जब सायं 4 बजे बंद हो जाता है, तो उसके शिक्षक कहाँ चले जाते हैं? क्या वे सामान्य घरों में ही रहते हैं और अपने वस्त्र भी स्वयं धोते हैं? क्या वे कपड़े बदलकर पैजामा पहन लेते हैं और फिर आराम से टी वी देखते हैं? क्या वे भी उसी प्रकार से नाक साफ करते हैं जैसे आप और हम करते हैं?

Read the following questions and choose the most appropriate option from the ones given below:

Question 1.
What is the significance of four o’ clock?
(a) The teachers go to the market
(b) The teachers give tuitions to their students
(c) The school closes for the day and the teachers go to their homes
(d) The school starts for second shift.
(c) The school closes for the day and the teachers go to their homes

Question 2.
What is the child curious about?
(a) He wants to know how the teachers live at home
(b) He wants to know about the ways of the world
(c) He wants to know what teachers used to do as students
(d) He wants to know why teachers get angry.
(a) He wants to know how the teachers live at home

Question 3.
For the child, his teacher is ……
(a) a special person
(b) very cruel
(c) very kind
(d) very talented.
(a) a special person

Question 4.
What does the phrase pick their noses’ mean?
(a) Clean their noses with handkerchief
(b) Clean their noses with water
(c) Hurt their noses with sharp nails
(d) Clean their noses with the little finger.
(d) Clean their noses with the little finger.

Question 5.
What does the word ‘watch’ mean here?
(a) To measure
(b) To see
(c) To supervise
(d) To control.
(b) To see

2. Do they live with other people
And were they ever children
Did they ever, never spell right
Did they ever make mistakes?
Were they punished in the corner
If they pinched the chocolate flakes?

Word-Notes: With other people-in a joint family संयुक्त परिवार। Mums and dads-parents, माता – पिता। Bad-naughty नटखट।

क्या शिक्षकगण अन्य व्यक्तियों की भाँति संयुक्त परिवार में अपने माता-पिता के साथ ही रहते हैं? क्या कभी वे भी बच्चे थे और साथ ही शैतान भी थे। क्या वे कभी शब्द लिखने में गलती भी किया करते थे? क्या कक्षा में बैठकर चाकलेट चबाने पर उन्हें दण्डस्वरूप एक कोने में खड़ा कर दिया जाता था?

Read the following questions and choose the most appropriate option from the ones given below:

Question 1.
Who does they refer to here?
(a) Children
(b) Teachers
(c) Teachers and children
(d) Non-teaching staff of the school.
(b) Teachers

Question 2.
The child wants to make sure whether his teacher also had………
(a) The same pleasant experience as a school boy
(b) The same unpleasant experience as a school boy
(c) a house to live in
(d) many classmates during his school days.
(b) The same unpleasant experience as a school boy

Question 3.
The child in this poem seems to be……….
(a) sincere
(b) talkative
(c) naughty
(d) simple.
(c) naughty

Question 4.
What does the expression “They pinched the chocolate-flakes’ mean?
(a) They ate chocolate
(b) They touched chocolate
(c) They stole chocolate
(d) They purchased chocolate.
(a) They ate chocolate

Question 5.
Which of the following words means opposite to punished’?
(a) Given
(b) Praised
(c) Hurt
(d) Rewarded.
(d) Rewarded.

3. Did they ever lose their hymn books
Did they ever leave their greens?
Did they scribble on the desktops
Did they wear old dirty jeans?
I’ll follow one back home today
I’ll find out what they do
Then I’ll put it in a poem
That they can read to you.

Word-Notes: Hymn books -a collection of devotional songs भजानों की पुस्तक। Leave their green-spread about cooked green vegetables, हरी सब्जियाँ फैलाना। scribble-scrawl घसीट कर लिखना। Follow-go after पीछे – पीछे जाना।

बालक हैरानी से सोचता है कि क्या उसके शिक्षक गण भी अपने विद्यार्थी जीवन में भजनमाला पुस्तक खो देते थे और क्या वे हरी सब्जियों को न खाकर इधर-उधर फेंक देते थे? क्या वे भी अपनी डेस्क पर कुछ शब्द खरोचकर लिख देते थे और क्या वे गंदी जीन्स पहनकर स्कूल जाते थे? मैं आज ही एक शिक्षक के पीछे-पीछे चुपके से उसके घर जाकर पता लगाऊँगा कि वे घर पर क्या करते हैं। फिर मैं उनके क्रियाकलापों को कविता में लिख दूँगा जिसे वे तुम्हें पढ़कर सुना देंगे।

Read the following questions and choose the most appropriate option from the ones given below:

Question 1.
What are hymn books”?
(a) A collection of patriotic songs
(b) A collection of short stories
(c) A collection of folk songs
(d) A collection of devotional songs.
(d) A collection of devotional songs.

Question 2.
What does the expression leave their greens’ mean?
(b) Throw green vegetables on floor
(d) Eat green vegetables.

Question 3.
Which one of the following mistakes the child does not make?
(a) He makes spelling mistakes
(b) He scratches on the desk top
(c) He beats his classmates
(d) He soils his clothes.
(c) He beats his classmates

Question 4.
What does the child finally decide?
(b) To live with his teacher
(c) To study sincerely
(d) To leave all the bad habits.