Questions based on ‘DREAMING BLACK BOY’.


1. The theme of the poem is:
(a) The boy’s dreams of a better life
(b) The boy’s need for recognition
(c) An uncaring society 2. What do the following expressions in Stanza one suggest?
“wouldn’t go pass me today”
“to hug me when I kick a goal.18 3. How does the boy differ from his ancestors? 4. For what does the boy wish in Stanza two? 5. Find the expressions which show that the boy needs freedom and opportunities to
grow. 6. What does the expression “spend me out opposing” suggest about the boy. 7. What does the boy wish for persons who break the law? 8. Quote the expressions in the last Stanza which show the suffering of the boy.