Read the following text and do the tasks that follow:
The Chimney Sweeper
When my mother died I was very young,
and my father sold me while yet my tongue
could scarcely cry “weep!Weep! Weep! Weep!”
So your chimneys I sweep and in soot I sleep,
There’s little Tom Dacre, who cried when his head,
That curled like a lamb’s back, was shaved; so I said,
“Hush, Tom! Never mind it, for when your head’s bare,
You know that the soot cannot spoil your white hair.”
And so he was quiet, and that very night,
As Tom was a-sleeping he had such a sight!
That thousands of sweepers, Dick, Joe, Ned and Jack,
Were all of them locked up in coffins of black;
And by came an angel who had a bright key,
And he opened the coffins and set them all free,
Then down a green plain, leaping, laughing they run,
And wash in a river and shine in the Sun.
Then naked and white, all their bags left behind,
They rise upon clouds, and sports in the wind.
And the angel told Tom, if he’d be a good boy,
He’d have God for his father and never want joy.
And So Tom awoke; and we rose in the dark
And got with our bags and our brushes to work.
Though the morning was cold, Tom was happy and warm;*
So if all do their duty, they need not fear harm.
A. Fill in the blanks with the words from the poem above. 5*1=5
i. A pipe or structure through which smoke or steam is carried away from a fire
furnace is called _________________
ii. A box in which dead body is buried or cremated is called __________
iii. The angel came with a ______________ to release the boys from the coffins.
iv. Tom’s mother ____________ when he was very young.
v. This job was to ____________ the chimney