A Tiger in the Zoo | Question Solutions

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A Tiger in the Zoo | Question Solutions

A Tiger in the Zoo

A Tiger in the Zoo Question Solutions

A Tiger in the Zoo | Question Solutions

TEXTUAL QUESTION SOLUTIONS

A Tiger in the Zoo Question Solutions

Thinking About the Poem

Q.1. Read the poem again and work in pairs or group to do the following tasks.

(i) Find the words that describe the movements and actions of the tiger in the cage and in the wild.  Arrange them in two columns.

Ans: The words describing the works and actions of the tiger in the cage are- stalks, stalking,  rage, snarling, ignoring, hears and stares

The words describing the works and actions of the tiger in the wild are- lurking, terrorising and baring.

(ii) Find the words that describe the two places, and arrange them in two columns.

Now try to share ideas about how the poet uses words and images to contrast the two situations.

Ans: The words describing the cage are- his cage, concrete cell, behind bars, length of his cage

The words describing the jungle are – lurking in the shadow, sliding through long grass, water hole, deer pass and jungle’s edge.

Q.2. Notice the use of a word repeated in  lines such as these:

(i)    On pads of velvet quiet

 In his quiet rage.

(ii)  And stares with his brilliant eyes At the brilliant stars.

What do you think of the effect of this repetition?

Ans: (i) The first ‘quiet’ refers to the softness of the velvet and the second ‘quiet’ refers to the silent anger of the tiger.

(ii) The first ‘brilliant’ refers to very keen of sight. And the second ‘brilliant’ refers to the brightness of the eyes of the tiger.

A Tiger in the Zoo Question Solutions

ADDITIONAL QUESTION SOLUTIONS

Q.1. How does the tiger walk in the cage?

Ans: The tiger walks in the cage in a grave pace with silent anger.

Q.2. How does the tiger in the cage react to the visitors?

Ans: The tiger, being in the cage, can not do what it usually does in the jungle. He keeps stalking within the cage with rage.

Q.3. What does the poet think where should the tiger be?

Ans: The poet thinks that the tiger should be in the jungle.

Q.4. How does the tiger behave at night?

Ans: The tiger, being confined within the cage in zoo, it can’t enjoy the freedom of its usual activities. He hears the last voice of the patrolling cars at night and keeps looking intensely at the shining stars.

Q.5. How does the tiger terrify the villagers?

Ans: The tiger terrifies the villagers by snarling and showing white  fags and long claws to the villagers.

Q.6. What message does the poem entitled ‘Tiger’ convey to us?

Ans: The poem entitled ‘A Tiger in the Zoo’ convey to us that the animals in the zoo are deprived of their natural freedom. They live miserable life. People should treat them well in the zoo.

Q.7. Who is the poet of the poem ‘A Tiger in the Zoo’?

Ans: The poet of the poem entitled ‘A Tiger in the Zoo’ is Leslie Noris.

Q.8. What is a water hole? Why should the tiger be lurking near it? 

Ans: The water hole refers to a pond.

The tiger should be lurking near the water hole to catch the pretty plump deers.

Q.9. What would the tiger have been doing if it were in its natural habitat?

Ans: The tiger, if it were in its natural habitat, would have slid silently through the long grass for a plump deer. He would have terrorised the villagers when it had moved around the villages.

Q.10. Choose the meaning of the underlined words from the alternatives given in brackets.

(a) He stalks in his vivid stripes. (glaring/ dark/ pale)

Ans: glaring.

(b) In his quiet rage (mood/ violent anger/ walk)

Ans: violent anger.

(c) And stares with his brilliant  eyes …… (dull/ very bright/ angry) HSLC ’17

Ans: very bright

(d) In his quiet rage. (love/ hatred/ violent anger) HSLC ’17

Ans: violent anger.

(e) In his quiet rage (noisy/ silent/ worst) HSLC ’19

Ans: silent

(f) At the jungle’s edge. (border/ side/ centre) HSLC ’19

Ans: border.

Q.11. How does the tiger terrorise the villagers?

Ans: The tiger terrorises the villagers by snarling and showing its long claws and white fangs.

Q.12. Where does the tiger stalk? How is its behaviour?

Ans: The tiger stalks in the cage.

It behaves with anger.

Q.13. Choose from the box given below the words that rhyme with the following: 

 dragon, rage

(grey, wagon, stairs, bears, cage, cries)

Ans: Dragon ———– wagon

Rage —————- cage. 0 0 0.

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