CBSE OFFICIAL QUESTION BANK SOLUTIONS : TIGER IN THE ZOO
TIGER IN THE ZOO
Q3 Multiple Choice Questions based on an extract
(A) According to the extract, the poet wishes for the tiger to be ‘sliding’ through the foliage as this would
a) assist in keeping the prey unsuspecting of the predator’s sound.
ii Which fact DOES NOT connect with the significance of the water hole for the tiger?
c) Prey that has quenched its thirst ensures consumption of hydrated meat for the tiger.
iii Pick the option that DOES NOT use ‘lurking’ correctly to fill in the blank.
b) The hyena was __________ in its den after a good meal.
iv ‘shadow’ here, refers to the shadow of
b) long grass
v Pick the phrase that DOES NOT suggest that the forest in the extract is lush.
b) the water hole
(B)I Choose the image that best describes the condition of the tiger based on the given extract.
b) Option (2)
ii Which option correctly lists the reason for the tiger ‘stalking the length of his cage’?
a) Animals tend to cover large distances and burn a lot of their energy by hunting for prey, in their natural habitat. Zoos deprive them of such stimulation and they are restless and bored.
iii Which option identifies a patrolling car correctly?
b) Option 2
iv The main contrasting idea suggested by the extract is that of
d) confinement and freedom.
v Choose the option listing the most likely reason for the tiger to ignore visitors, according to the extract.
c) He knows that none would help him out of captivity
Q10 Answer in 20-30 words
It is said that an animal’s eyes have the power to speak a great language. Explain with reference to the tiger.
Ans: The facts of animal neglect and abuse are real and it's unthinkable what some animals have to endure, In the poem also suffering from the tiger can be witnessed through his eyes.
ii How does the poem point to the cruelty of animals in captivity?
Ans: The poem hints at the cruelty of animal in captivity by thinking about its natural habitat and habits. The poet imagines how a tiger attacks a deer near the water whole, terrorises the villagers living on the outskirts and snarls at the night.
iii The poet celebrates the strength of the tiger in this poem. Counter the statement
Ans: The poets want to share with us his opinion about the strength of the tiger in his poem. He says that the tiger should be snarling and roaring around the outskirts of the village where small houses are there trying to create terror in the minds of the villagers. This is what is tiger natural way of living, enjoying in his natural habitat so we should set them free.
Q11 Answer in 40-50 words
Do you think the tiger in the poem had lost its natural instinct due to captivity? Support your response with evidence from the poem.
Ans: Tiger is a carnivorous wild animal and known for its sharp and sudden attack in other animals humans. Even after surrounded by people he is attacking nobody. He is full if anger but his rage has turned quiet. He is no more than a showpiece or toy for entertainment All these shows tiger has lost his natural instinct of captivity.
ii What do you think the tiger would say to you, as a visitor? You may begin like this: Please stop staring. You have no idea……………(continue)………
Ans: Please stop staring. You have no idea how much it hurts to live within this cage for 24 hours. Moreover, you and your children throw food and other objects at me. You take selfies with me without permission. Change the places once and experience my pain and sufferings you will know how much it hurts.
iii Write the appropriate response comprising of at least two reasons to present a counter to the following:
Ans: That's one-sided. Zoos are beneficial too. Firstly they provide a glimpse of the vast wildlife in a safe and secure environment. Secondly, animals on the verge of extinction can be taken care of in a simulated environment and restored to grow their numbers. Animals get a friendly place to live after their natural habitats vanish.
Q12 Answer in 100-120 words (beyond text and across texts)
i Imagine the tiger writes a diary entry conveying how he feels helpless, angry and frustrated in the concrete cell. He writes about his desire to be free. Write that diary entry.