A Tiger in the Zoo NCERT Solutions for Class 10 English First Flight Poem 3
A Tiger in the Zoo NCERT Text Book Questions and Answers
A Tiger in the Zoo Thinking about the Poem
Read the poem again, and work in pairs or groups 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.
(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.
|In the cage||In the wild|
|The cage||The wild|
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 is the effect of this repetition?
The words repeated show the emotions of the tiger clearly and effectively. They stress upon the magnificence of the beast.
Are zoos necessary for the protection or conservation of some species of animals? Are they useful for educating the public? Are there alternatives to zoos?
A Tiger in the Zoo Extra Questions and Answers
A Tiger in the Zoo Reference-to-Context Questions
Read the stanza given below and answer the questions that follow:
He stalks in his vivid stripes
The few steps of his cage,
On pads of velvet quiet,
In his quiet rage.
(a) The animal under reference is
(b) In the above lines, the referred animal is in the
(c) The animal seems to be full of anger but is quiet. (True/False)
(d) The word means same as ‘to follow or move’.
He should be lurking in shadow,
Sliding through long grass
Near the water hole.
Where plump deer pass.
(а) ‘He’ refers to the ………..
(b) The figure of speech used in line 1 is …………….
(c) At the time of night, the animal should have been looking for a fat elephant for his meal. (True/False)
(d) The word in the above stanza means same as ‘waiting in ambush for something or someone’.
He should be snarling around houses
At the jungle’s edge,
Baring his white fangs, his claws,
Terrorising the village!
(a) ‘He’ in the above line has been used for the
(b) ‘Here’ in the first line he is expected to
snarl around houses
(c) The presence of tiger is a cause of terror for the villagers. (True/False)
(d) The word in the stanza means same as ‘exposing’.
But he’s locked in a concrete cell,
His strength behind bars,
Stalking the length of his cage,
(a) The reality is that, the tiger is kept locked in a concrete cell in the
(b) Though he has got whole lot of but he lies imprisoned behind the bars.
(c) He does not take a look at the visitors who come to see him. (True/False)
(d) The word in the above stanza is antonym of ‘recognising’.
A Tiger in the Zoo Long Answer Question
It is a paper tiger that we come across in the poem, ‘A Tiger in the Zoo.’ Justify with examples from the text.
Though the tiger is portrayed as stalking about, it is only within the confines of a cage, where his stalking is mingled with quiet rage. Instead of lurking in the shadows of the jungle, in pursuit of some plump deer, the paper tiger is a confined animal. Instead of spreading terror among the villagers living in homes adjoining the jungle, the tiger of the poem is locked in a concrete cell where he ignores visitors. Instead of hearing the call of the jungle animals he hears the sounds of the patrolling cars. His brilliant eyes focus on stars visible through his cage instead of staring at a potential prey in the forest