Class 10 English Chapter 5 A Tiger in the Zoo

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Class 10 English Chapter 5 A Tiger in the Zoo

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Also, you can read the SCERT book online in these sections Solutions by Expert Teachers as per SCERT (CBSE) Book guidelines. These solutions are part of SCERT All Subject Solutions. Here we have given Assam Board Class 10 English Chapter 5 A Tiger in the Zoo Solutions for All Subjects, You can practice these here.

A Tiger in the Zoo

Chapter – 5


Multiple Choice Questions & Answers

1. The word ‘rage’ means– 

(i) get up 

(ii) raise 

(iii) anger 

(iv) cell of these

Ans. (iii) Anger.

2. Here (in the poem) ‘He’ refers to– 

(i) poet 

(ii) tiger 

(iii) zoo incharge 

(iv) Ghostwriting BWL

Ans. (ii) Tiger.

3. The eyes of the tiger lool– 

(i) red 

(ii) bright 

(iii) sad 

(iv) Ghostwriter 

Ans. (ii) Bright.

4. Who passes near the water hole–

(ii) a deer 

(i) the tiger 

(iii) a Rat 

(iv) a squirrel

Ans. (ii) A deer.

5. The tiger was is–

(i) a jungle 

(ii) a concrete cell 

(iii) a cave

(iv) all of these

Ans. (ii) A concrete cell.

6. The tiger should hide to himself–

(i) in a akademisches ghostwriting

(ii) in shadow of long grass

(iii) in shadow of tree 

(iv) behind the wall 

Ans. (ii) In shadow of long grass.

7. Snarling means– 

(i) sound of birds 

(ii) sound of animal 

(iii) sound of jura ghostwriter 

(iv) sound of People 

Ans. (ii) Sound of animal.

8. The tiger see at night–

(i) moon

(ii) patrolling 

(iii) stars

(iv) UFO

Ans. (iii) Stars.

9. What Personified in the poem–  

(i) a Ghostwriter

(ii) a tiger

(iii) an elephant 

(iv) a squirrel

Ans. (ii) A tiger.

10. The ‘Shadow’ refers in the poem–

(i) long grass 

(ii) tress

(iii) concrete cell 

(iv) all of these 

Ans. (i) Long grass.

Thinking about the poem

1. 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. 

(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: (i) stalk, range, lurking, sliding, snarling, baring, terrorising, stalking, ignoring, stares

In the CageIn the wild
Stalk, rage,Stalking, ignoring,Hears stares.lurking, snarling, baring his white fangs,terrorising.


Pads of velvet quiet,Concrete cell, behind,The bars, length of his Cage.Long grass,water hole,deer pass,Jungle’s edge.

The poet uses these words and images to contrast the two situations. 

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

(i) On pads of velvet quiet,In his quite rage, 

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

What do you think are the effects of this repetition? 

Ans: In (i) stanza pads of velvet quite refers to footsteps of the tiger which are silent. “Quite range” refers to the anger of the tiger becoming soundless as he looked up in a cage.

In (ii) Stanza the poet uses repetition as a lyrical device to amplify the tiger’s fury and his silent helplessness inside the concrete cell of the cage.

3. Read the following two poems – one about a tiger and the other about a panther. 

Are zoos necessary for the protection or conservation of some species of animals? Are they useful for enduring the public?  Are there alternatives to zoos? 

Ans: Zoos are necessary for the protection or conservation of these species. Zoos are safe and can also be used to educate the public about the importance of wild animals and their role in maintaining the ecological balance.

Some other alternatives to zoos are:

Wildlife sanctuaries

Reserves and national parks.

4. Take a point of view for or against zoos, or even consider both points of view and write a couple of paragraphs or speak about this topic for a couple minutes in class. 

Ans: The zoos are to keep animals safe in an enclosed area from the outside where there are many dangers and well away from poachers so the animals can produce more babies effectively in a well constructed habitat where they can grow up and increase numbers.

Additional Questions & Answers

1. What would a tiger have been doing if it were in its natural habitat?

Ans:- If the tiger was in the jungle, his natural habitat, he would have been free. He would be snarling around houses at the edge of the forest. He would terrorise the villagers by growling.

2. ‘His strength behind the bars’, what is meant by this phrase?

Ans:- ‘His strength behind the bars’ means that the tiger is powerless and helpless as he is caged in the zoo.

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

Ans:- A water hole is a small pond like water where animals come to drink water is known as a water hole. The tiger should be lurking in order to hunt the deer which come to drink water.

4. Where should the tiger be snarling around and how should it be terrorising the village?

Ans:- The tiger should be in the jungle, lurking in the shadow of long grass in order to prey on deer near the water holes. He should also be on the edge of the jungle snarling around houses and terrorising villagers.

5. “He stalks in his vivid stripes”. Who is meant by “He” in the above line? What is meant by vivid stripes?

Ans:- Here “He” refers to the tiger. Vivid stripes” refer to the yellow and black stripes on the tiger’s body.

6. How does the tiger behave at night?

Ans:- The tiger is inside his cage. He is helpless. He can’t escape from it. He walks in it. He hears the last voice of the patrolling cars at night. He is too helpless to escape. So, he looks intently at the shining stars with his shining eyes.

A. Choose the correct options for the following:-

1. The ‘Shadow’ refers in the poem–(A tiger in the zoo)

(i) Long grass 

(ii) Tress

(iii) Concrete cell 

(iv) All of these 

Ans. (i) Long grass.

2. The tiger should hide to himself–

(i) In the back of tree 

(ii) In the shadow of long grass

(iii) In shadow of tree 

(iv) Behind the wall 

Ans. (ii) In the shadow of long grass.

3. Snarling means– 

(i) Sound of birds 

(ii) Sound of animal 

(iii) Sound of jura ghostwriter 

(iv) Sound of People 

Ans. (ii) Sound of animals.

4. What Personified in the poem–  

(i) A Ghostwriter

(ii) A tiger

(iii) An elephant 

(iv) A squirrel

Ans. (ii) A tiger.

5. The word ‘Drifting’ means–

(i) Moving fast 

(ii) Relax 

(iii) Moving slowly

(iv) Calm

Ans. (iii) Moving slowly.

6. How did the tiger react to visitors in the zoo?

(i) Smiles at them 

(ii) Ignores them

(iii) Attacks them

(iv) Scares them

Ans:- (ii) ignores them.

7. Where does the tiger look in the night?

(i) In the jungle

(ii) In his cage

(iii) At the shining stars

(iv) In the outside of the cage

Ans:- (iii) At the shining stars

8. His paws are soft like velvet. To whom does “His” refer to?

(i) Deer

(ii) Elephant

(iii) Tiger

(iv) Birds

Ans:- (iii) Tiger

9. “He stalks in his vivid stripes” what does it mean?

(i) Metaphor

(ii) Assonance

(iii) Consonance 

(iv) None of the above

Ans:- (i) Metaphor.

10. “At the jungle edge”. What does it mean?

(i) In the middle of the jungle 

(ii) At the side of the jungle 

(iii) Border of the forest 

(iv) Down side of the jungle

Ans:- (iii) Border of the forest.

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