2.The Rebel

The Rebel

By D.J. Enright

Working with the Poem (Page No: 34)

Answer the following questions.

If someone doesn’t wear a uniform to school, what do you think the teacher will

Answer– The teacher will ask him/her about the
reason for not being in uniform and then takes action according to the reply.


When everyone wants a clear sky, what does the rebel want most?

Answer – When everyone wants a clear sky, the rebel
wants rain the most.


If the rebel has a dog for a pet, what is everyone else likely to have?

Answer – If the rebel has a dog for a pet, then
everyone else is likely to have a cat.


Why is it good to have rebels?

Answer – It is good to have rebels because very few
people have the power to oppose the decision of the majority. They think
differently and fearlessly stand with their choices which can be beneficial.


Why is it not good to be a rebel oneself?

is not good to rebel oneself because no one will like you. It keeps you apart
from the people and they will be like enemy for you.


Would you like to be a rebel? If yes, why? If not, why not?

Answer – No, I would not like to be a rebel because
i don’t have the guts to opposes the majority and moreover i can’t hurt the
feelings of the people. I don’t want to be a source of bitterness among the

Page No: 35
2. Find in the poem an antonym (a word opposite in meaning) for each of the
following words.
(i) long-       Short
(ii) grow-     Cut
(iii) quietness- Disturbance
(iv) sober- Fantastic
(v) lost- Find


3. Find in the poem lines that match
the following. Read both one after the other.

(i) The rebel refuses to cut his

(ii) He says cats are better.

(iii) He recommends dogs.

(iv) He is unhappy because there is
no sun.

(v) He is noisy on purpose.


(i) The rebel lets his
hair grow long.
(ii) The rebel expresses a preference for cats.
(iii) The rebel puts in a good word for dogs.
(iv) The rebel regrets the absence of sun.
(v) The rebel creates a disturbance.