Class 10 English Chapter 8 How to Tell Wild Animals

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Class 10 English Chapter 8 How to Tell Wild Animals

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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 8 How to Tell Wild Animals Solutions for All Subjects, You can practice these here.

How to Tell Wild Animals

Chapter – 8


Thinking about the poem:

1. Does ‘dying’ really rhyme with ‘lion’? Can you say it in such a way that it does? 

Ans: No, “dying” didn’t rhyme with lion. The poet uses this word because when we pronounce it, it will rhyme with lion. 

2. How does the poet suggest that you identify the lion and the tiger? When can you do so, according to him? 

Ans: The poet suggests that if a large and tawny beast sees in the jungle in the east and roars towards us, then it is a lion. And if a noble wild beast with black stripes on a yellow coat roams in the jungle freely it must be a Bengal tiger.

3. Do you think the words ‘lep’ and ‘lep’ in the third stanza spelt correctly? Why does the poet spell them like this? 

Ans: No, these two words are not spelt correctly. The poet did this because maintain rhythm only. 

4. Do you know what a ‘bearhug’ is? It’s a friendly and strong hug- such as bears are thought to give, as they attack you? Again, hyenas are thought to laugh, and crocodiles to weep (‘crocodile tears’)as they. swallow their victims. Are there similar expressions and popular ideas about wild animals in your own languages? 

Ans: A ‘bearhug’ is when the bear hugs his prey tightly with both hands and presses him to death. Other animals also have similar experiences such as Hyenas never laugh but their cry is like that of a human’s laugh. Crocodiles do not shed tears but tears come down when they eat their victims. 

In our language there are some such expressions like – Crocodile tears.

5. Look at the line, “A novice might be nonplus”. How would you write this ‘correctly’? Why is the poet’s ‘incorrect’ line better in the poem? 

Ans: The line would be “A novice might be nonplussed.” The poet’s incorrect line is better because ‘nonplus’ rhymes with ‘caress’. The poet’s incorrect lines suit the rhyme scheme of the poem better than the correct version.

6. Can you find other examples of poets taking liberties with languages, either in English or in your language 

(s) Can you find examples of humorous poems in your own language(s)?

Ans: Yes, these are examples of poet’s taking such liberties with languages. Poets take such liberties in order to create proper rhyming and rhythm. For example, in the following lines, the word prest is used instead of pressed so that it may rhyme with……..    

In our own language also there are humorous poems. 

7. Much of the humour in the poem arises from the way language is used, although the ideas are funny, as well as. If there are particular lines in the poem that you especially like, share these with the class, speaking briefly about what it is about the ideas or the language that you like or find funny. 

Ans: These are some lines that I have found funny as well as interesting.

They are :

1) Just notice if he eats you. 

2) ‘I will not roar with pain. 

3) He’II give you just one more caress, etc. 

Short Answer Type Questions and Answers: 

1. How does the poet describe the wild animals?

Ans:- The poet is describing the various wild animals in a very interesting and mysterious way. These animals are very dangerous, but the poetess is introducing them one by one in a very funny way.

2. How does the poet describe the bengal tiger?

Ans:- The Bengal tiger as a royal animal that at once attacks and kills a man. She says in a humorous way that if this beautiful black striped animal kills us and eats, then we have surely met a Bengal tiger.

3. Why do bears hug tightly?

Ans:- Because in this way bears may kill a person by hugging him very tightly.

Choose the correct options for the following:-

A. Or if some time when roaming round,

 A noble wild beast greets you, 

With black stripes on a yellow ground,

Just notice if he eats you. 

This simple rule may help you learn 

The Bengal Tiger to discern

1. What does “roaming” mean?

(i) Sitting

(ii) Standing

(iii) Sleeping

(iv) Wander

Ans:- (iv) Wander.

2. A noble wild beast greets you” What does “wild beast” mean?

(i) A lion

(ii) A polite animal 

(iii) A wild and savage animal

(iv) A leopard 

Ans:- (iii) A wild and savage animal

3. “Just notice if he eats you” what does “He” refer to?

(i) Lion 

(ii) Bear

(iii) Bengal Tiger 

(iv) Deer 

Ans:- Tiger

B. If when you’re walking round,

your yard You meet a creature there,

Who hugs you very, very hard, 

Be sure it is a Bear. 

If you have any doubts, I guess,

He’ll give you just one more caress 

1. Who is the poet of this poem?

(i) Robert

(ii) James

(iii) Carolyn wells

(iv) Carolyn William

Ans:- Carolyn wells

2. Who hugs you very hard?

(i) Deer

(ii) Rabbit

(iii) Bear

(iv) Elephant

Ans:- Bear

3. Whom did the poet speak?

(i) To the animals 

(ii) To the birds 

(iii) To the listener

(iv) To the reader

Ans:- To the reader

4. How does a bear hug you?

(i) Nicely

(ii) Politely

(iii) Hardly


Ans:- (iii) Hardly.

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