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Not Waving but Drowning

Not Waving but Drowning

by Stevie Smith

Not Waving but Drowning: What Did You Say? Quiz

Think you’ve got your head wrapped around Not Waving but Drowning? Put your knowledge to the test. Good luck — the Stickman is counting on you!
Q. What was the dead man doing?


Waving
Larking
Drowning
A crossword
Q. How long was the dead man too far out?


Fifteen minutes
Just until tea time
All day
All his life
Q. Who in the poem can hear the dead man's complaint?


His friends
Nobody
The fish
His trusty dog
Q. According to the other people, what did he enjoy doing?


Larking
Fishing
Swimming
Moaning
Q. What do they think killed him?


Cold water and/or a weak heart
A great white shark
Going into the water too soon after eating
Moaning
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