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A Tiger Comes To Town-I
BOOK – I
5.2.1. PART – 1
When I entered………….or to safeguard?
The tiger in the story has been trained by his master to perform tricks before a large audience at a circus. His audience, comprising both children and adults, enjoys his performance and tricks, and does not appear to be afraid of him. The tiger comes to believe that human beings are brave and are not scared of animals. One day, finding his enclosure unguarded and open, the tiger walks out into the town for a walk. As he walks down the streets, he finds people running around trying to find a hiding place at the sight of a tiger. The tiger is confused to see their reactions because he is used to seeing thousands of people watch his shows every evening from a close distance. He cannot understand why they are so afraid to see him in the town, especially because he does not want to hurt them or attack them.
INTEXT QUESTIONS 5.1
I. Answer the following questions by choosing the correct option from those given below:
Q.1. ‘At the circus, I did not have any chance to study human beings. They had sat peacefully while I covered before Captain’s whip. I got a totally wrong idea of human beings at that angle.’ Who does ‘I’ in the above lines refer to?
(a) the people.
(b) the tiger.
(c) the Captain.
Ans. (b) The tiger.
Q.2. The tiger says ‘He did not have any chance to study human beings’ because:
(a) he was so engrossed in his act that he did not look up at the audience.
(b) his Captain had always kept him locked up in a cage.
(c) having only seen people at the circus show he did not realise that they were scared of the tiger.
Ans. (c) having only seen people at the circus show he did not realise that they were scared of the tiger.
Q.3. ‘at that angle’ refers to:
(a) the tiger’s opinion about people from his performing ring in the circus.
(b) ‘the spectators’ opinion about the tiger at the circus.
(c) the Captain’s opinion of the spectators.
Ans. (a) the tiger’s opinion about people from his performing ring in the circus.
Q.4. “They withdrew into their homes and even there remained nervous. All doors and windows everywhere were shut, bolted and sealed.’ Who does ‘they’ refer to in the above line?
(a) the tiger and his Captain.
(b) the people at the circus.
(c) the general public in the town.
Ans. (c) the general public in the town.
Q.5. Why did ‘they’ withdraw into their homes?
(a) they were scared of the tiger.
(b) they were given an alert warning.
(c) they were advised by the Captain to go inside as a precaution.
Ans. (a) they were scared of the tiger.
Q.6. By saying, ‘Some even thought that I was some extraordinary creature who might pass through the walls and lie in wait on the roof or in the basement’, the author means to convey that:
(a) he was unable to pass through the walls.
(b) people thought that the tiger could emerge from anywhere and attack them.
(c) if he did not wait for his prey he would have to go hungry.
Ans. (b) people thought that the tiger could emerge from anywhere and attack them.
Q.7. At the circus, the people would usually:
(a) sit quietly and watch the tiger’s antics.
(b) run away on seeing a tiger.
(c) throw stones to chase the tiger away.
Ans. (a) sit quietly and watch the tiger’s antics.
Q.8. The tiger got a chance to go out into the town because:
(a) his Master wanted him to graze in the pastures to satisfy his hunger.
(b) his Master was cruel and he wanted to run out of his clutches.
(c) he found an unguarded passage and stepped out unnoticed.
Ans. (c) he found an unguarded passage and stepped out unnoticed.
II. On the basis of your understanding of the text, complete the table below with details of the tiger’s thoughts and what different people did on seeing the tiger. One Example has been done for you.
III. When did the tiger realise that he was totally wrong about the opinion he had formed about human beings?
Ans. When tiger came on the street his mind about men changed. He saw men running on the road for their lives.
IV. Give at least three reasons why you think the people at the circus were not scared of the tiger. One has been done for you.
1. The circus ring had an iron railing around it and the tiger could not have come close to the spectators.
Ans. The animals at the circus were well trained.
Ans. The animals were tamed.
Ans. The animals were well protected so fear was attack of not there.
LET US DO 5.1
There are many ways in which each one of us can contribute to the well being of animals in our Hay-to-day lives. Here are some do’s and don’ts to follow :
|Give a starving or suffering animal food or call an Animal Welfare Organisation in your town.||Don’t keep pets (e.g. dogs) leashed all the time. Be careful not to use leashes made of rough or hard materials when they must be used on pets.|
|Dogs and cats are in the habit of sleeping under parked vehicles. Always look under your vehicle before starting, or wait for a few seconds after switching on the engine to allow them to move out.|
Donate for a good cause. Animal welfare organisations are not very rich. With, your money they will be able to take better care of the animals.
|Don’t overwork your animals or abandon them when they are sick or old. Do not tease animals.|
|A very large number of animals are injured due to carelessly thrown sharp objects. Wrap all pieces of broken glass and nails in a cloth, paper or plastic sheet and dispose them off properly, away from places where animals can access them easily.||Do not throw peels, left over or stale food in a plastic bag. Stray animals generally eat the food that is thrown away. If they swallow the plastic bags along with the food, they could suffocate or fall seriously ill and may even die.|
|A large number of birds die of thirst. Put up bird baths in your lawn, on the roof of your house, or even on your balcony. Also keep water outside your house for stray animals.||Do not buy products made out of animal skin or parts. Buying these products encourages animal poachers who kill animals for their body parts.|
The Society for Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (SPCA) is an organisation which works for the welfare of animals. Find out the names of other such organisations. If possible you may contact them and find out how you can help.
You and your friends have formed a club to protect the environment. Identify three things that you can do to protect the environment. Two ideas have been given. Add three more of your own.
(i) We should not use polythene bags.
Ans. Do not waste water.
(ii) We should plant more trees.
Ans. Do not bathe your animals near water bodies.
Ans. Do not burn dried leaves.
Ans. Do not use products made from animal part to protect animals killing.
Ans. Do not use plastics.
LET US LEARN NEW WORDS 5.1
I. Given below are some expressions which you have read in the story. What do they mean? Choose the right answer from the choices given below each expression:
Q.1. The population was ‘melting out of sight’ means.
(a) It was very hot and people rushed indoors to escape the heat.
(b) Very few people could be seen on the streets as most of them decided to hide in ditches or in their homes.
(c) The government sent out orders to remain indoors during certain hours.
Ans. (b) Very few people could be seen on the streets as most of them decided to hide in ditches or in their homes.
Q.2. ‘I tore a horse’ from its Jutka means:
(a) the horse became out of control.
(b) the horse ran so fast that the reins by which he was secured to the carriage broke.
(c) on seeing the tiger the horse became frightened and jumped with such force that the reins broke.
Ans. (c) on seeing the tiger the horse became frightened and jumped with such force that the reins broke.
II. Now I found them running like a heard of deer: although I had no intention of attacking them. The expression ‘like a herd of deer’ compares the timid quality of a deer that runs at the sight of danger with the same quality of people on the streets and in the shops who tried to run away or hide at the sight of a tiger Such expressions which are used for comparing two different things are called ‘similes’ Read the similes given below
- as black as coal
- as beautiful as a rose
- swift like as eagle
- strong like a lion
The words ‘as’ and ‘like’ are used for comparison.
Complete the following similes by using words from the box given below. You may use you own comparison too.
|lead, star, night, owl, stream, ice.|
1. as clear as a __________.
Ans. as clear as a stream.
2. as heavy us __________.
Ans. as dark as the lead.
3. as dark as the __________.
Ans. as dark as the night.
4. as bright as a __________.
Ans. as bright as a star.
5. As cold as __________.
Ans. as cold as ice.
6. as wise as an __________.
Ans. as wise as an owl.
III. Complete the following sentences by using words from the box given below. You may also refer to a dictionary to see the meanings of the words before using them.
|abandoned, spilled, nervous, cowered, handcuffed, seized.|
1 The dog (a) at the sound of crackers on Diwali day.
Ans. –(a)– cowered.
2. The police (b) the dangerous criminal before taking him to the court for his trial.
Ans. –(b)– handcuffed.
3. People living on the banks of the river (c) their homes and fled to safer places when they realised that the water level in the river was soon going to cross the danger mark.
Ans. –(c)– abandoned.
4. Excitement seemed to have (d) the soldiers posted on the border when they heard that their favourite film stars were going to visit them.
Ans. –(d)– seized.
5. If we have studied well there is no reasons to feel (e) during examinations.
Ans. –(e)– nervous.
6. The bowl of soup fell from his hands and all the soup (f) onto the floor.
Ans. –(e)– spilled.
5.2.2 PART – 2
I rested for a moment at the door of a restaurant ____________ Are you sure you know who you are?
Do you know how long a fully grown tiger is? A fully grown tiger’s body, if measured from head to tail, may be more than eleven feet long. How do you think people would react if they saw such a big tiger sitting across the door of a house or a shop? Wandering down the lane, the tiger in the story reaches a restaurant. He sits down at the door of the restaurant. He sees that all the people in the restaurant are shocked and frozen in their seats to see him sitting at the entrance. The tiger wants to tell them that they do not need to be afraid of him because he is not hungry, and that tigers only attack when they are hungry, that they are not like human beings who kill without a good reason. The tiger also wants to tell the people in the restaurant that they are not brave as he had thought them to be, and that he only wants to watch them, not harm them. The tiger notices that the schools in the town are being closed early and that the school children are shouting with a mixture of delight, excitement and fear He enters the school gate and goes into the headmaster’s room. The headmaster climbs up into the attic in fear, and the tiger goes to sleep under the Headmaster’s desk. He wakes up to find that he has been locked up in the headmaster’s room The tiger then hears his circus master angrily telling a teacher not to use rude and ugly words such as ‘brute’ to describe him.
INTEXT QUESTIONS 5.2
Answer the following questions:
Q. 1. If my tail trails down to the street, if I am blocking your threshold, it is because I am eleven feet tip to tail. I can’t help it, I am not out to kill. I am too full.
(a) Why does the tiger tell us his measurements?
Ans. (a) He wants to show how long he is.
(b) What does he want to tell them by saying, ‘I am too full’?
Ans. (b) He wants to tell all that he was not going to attack. So no one should fear him.
(c) Where and what did he have for his food?
Ans. He has found something to eat in the green fields.
Q.2. ‘Never use the words ‘beast’ or ‘brute’.
(a) Who said these words and to whom?
Ans. The master spoke these words to his teacher.
(b) Why did he/she say so?”
Ans. He wanted to show that such harsh words should not be used.
(c) What does this tell us about the speaker?
Ans. This shows that speaker is kind hearted.
Q.3. The tiger went off to sleep in the headmaster’s room because:
(a) he was very tired and needed rest.
(b) he liked cool floors.
(c) he had been eaten too much and was feeling lazy.
Ans. (c) he had eaten too much and was feeling lazy.
Q.4. The master could not answer the question because:
(a) he did not know the answer.
(b) he thought that was a profound question that could not be answered casually.
(c) living in the circus with the tiger all the time, he had forgotten his frame.
Ans. (b) he thought that was a profound question that could not be answered casually.
Q.5. Why were the coffee drinkers at the restaurant uttering low moans?
Ans. The people were frightened of the tiger. The drinkers were scared before tiger was lying at the entrance. There was no way for them to pass.
Q.6. How was tiger blocking the threshold?
Ans. The tiger sat in such a way that its body covered the path of the door.
Q.7. Why were the school children so excited?
Ans. The school children were excited to know about tiger in the school. They were also happy as school would closed earlier.
Q.8. Where did the tiger finally go?
Ans. Finally tiger went into the headmaster’s room.
Q.9. What did the headmaster do on seeing the tiger in his office?
Ans. The headmaster was afraid. He got up from the chair and got into the attic.
Q.10. Why was the master angry with the teachers?
Ans. He was angry because they were using unkind words for the tiger They were also rude.
Q.11. The word ‘profound’ refers to something which is felt or experienced deeply or intensely, or something with a deep meaning. For example, ‘Gandhi Ji’s non-violent method of protest against Britishers had a profound effect on the people of India.’ The teachers asked the master a question which sounded simple, but it was not so. The master thought it was a question with a deep meaning. What was the profound question put to the master?
Ans. ‘What a reckless man you are. Who are you’.
LET US LEARN NEW WORDS 5.2
I. What do the following words in italics mean? Tick the right answer. You may use your dictionary to help you.
Q. 1. I noticed a dignified man jumping on his table and heaving himself into an attic, ‘dignified’ means:
(a) respectful and graceful.
(b) important person.
(c) tall and handsome.
Ans. (a) respectful and graceful.
(a) making a big sound.
(b) pulling and lifting.
(c) taking a deep breath.
Ans. (b) pulling and lifting.
(a) a small store room in a building.
(b) a room in the basement of a building.
(c) a room at the top of a building.
Ans. (c) a room at the top of a building.
Q.2. Now that this brute is safely locked up we must decide.
(a) a large animal.
(b) a wild and ferocious animal.
(c) a dumb creature.
Ans. (b) a wild and ferocious animal.
Q. 3. Why not?’ retorted my master, at which they looked upset and angry.
(a) gave a polite reply.
(b) gave an angry and quick reply.
(c) gave a stupid reply.
Ans. (b) gave an angry and quick reply.
II. Antonyms are words which give opposite meanings. Some examples are given below:
Read the words and phrases given in Column A and Column B. Match the words in Column A with their opposite meanings given in Column B by drawing a line across. One word in Column B is extra.
|Column A||Column B|
|in front of||strong|
|Column A||Column B|
|in front of||behind|
III. Now complete the following paragraph by filling in the blanks using some of the words in the above list. The words can be picked from any of the two columns above. One blank has been filled for you as an example.
Last week the children of our village decided to celebrate ‘Earth Day’ in an extraordinary way. We decided to put up a street play through which we wanted to educate all our village elders the need to (a) our environment. We wrote the script, made animal masks and even composed music using tins, plates and brooms.
On the appointed day we all gathered (b) the park. It was decided that our animal characters would emerge from (c) the crowd to add a surprise element. It was fun to see the commotion in the crowds when animal characters jostled their way through them.
Through our play we were able to show how animals could live in peace and harmony if their habitat was so disturbed The (d) animals protected the (e) so they could move around in a (f) manner. The village eiders appreciated our efforts. They understood the importance of preserving natural resources.
Ans. (a) – protect
(b) – in front of
(c ) – behind
(d) – strong
(e) – weak
(f) – fearless
(IV). Given below is a crossword grid. Below the grid are some words and phrases. Find their antonyms in the text. Write the antonyms next to these words. Then complete the crossword. puzzle grid with the antonyms. One word has been filled in as an example.
|2. violently||1. ordinary|
|7. beautiful||2. proceeded|
|8. weak||3. warm|
|9. a brave person||4. like|
|10. released||5. dangerously|
|11. descended||6. fearful, afraid|
|12. careful||7. done|
Ans. 2. Violently – Peacefully
7. Beautiful – Ugly
8. Weak – Strong
9. A brave person – Coward
10. Released – Closed
11. Descended – Climbed
12. Careful – Reckless
1. Ordinary – Extraordinary
2. Proceeded – Paused
3. Warm – Cold
4. Like – Unlike
5. Dangerously – Safely
6. Fearful, afraid – Fearless
7. Done – Undone
LET US DO 5.2
Slogan Writing: Slogans are generally one
line appeals for a cause. They are short appealing and catchy.
Read the following slogans. Can you guess what they are appealing for? Study the first example and then write your answers in the space provided.
- ‘Save a life-donate blood’ – for blood donation.
- ‘Blood is precious, do not shed it on roads’ To stop bloodshed.
- ‘Save life, save water’ To conserve water.
- ‘Save the earth, save our wildlife’ To save nature.
You must have read in the DO YOU KNOW box above that the tiger is one of the endangered species of animals.
Coin at least three slogans of your own as an appeal for the ‘Save the Tiger’ campaign.
- Saved the endangered species.
- Tiger population is dwindling.
- Save tiger, save humanity.
5.3. LET US LEARN GRAMMAR
A. Past Perfect Tense
Read the following sentences:
- At the circus I had no chance to study human beings.
- They had sat in their seats peacefully while I cowered before the Captain’s whip.
- I had thought that they were strong and fearless.
The words ‘had’, ‘had sat’ and ‘had thought’ give us an idea that the action took place sometime in the past and that the action was completed.
Something else happened later – ‘while I cowered‘ and ‘they were strong and fearless’.
Such verbs (action words) which tell us that an action was completed sometime in the past, before another action also in the past, are said to be in the past perfect tense.
Exercise – 1
1. Study the table below. Using the words from each column make five sentences.
2. Based on a similar pattern, right to new sentences of your own.
Ans. The plane had landed by the time we reached the airport.
Ans. I had decorated the hall before the visitors arrived.
B. Direct and Indirect (Reported) Speech- Imperatives:
Read the following sentences:
1. Meena said to her friend, ‘Work hard so that you succeed’. Meena advised her friend to work hard so that she could succeed.
2. The fireman said to the residents Vacate the building immediately.’ The fireman ordered the residents to vacate the building immediately.
33. Shell said, ‘Let’s go to watch a movie.’ Sheel proposed that they go to watch a movie.
- In the first sentence, Meena is giving advice.
- In the second sentence, the fireman ordering the residents.
- In the third sentence, Shell is proposing for suggesting something.
The sentences given above are all examples of Imperative Sentences.
- An imperative sentence is a sentence which expresses a command, request, instruction, advice or suggestion.
When we change a sentence into indirect speech, we report what someone said. That is why indirect speech is also called Reported Speech.
When we change an imperative sentence into indirect speech we report what someone instructed, ordered, advised or suggested.
- To change an imperative sentence into www indirect speech, the reporting verb (said, told, said to, etc.) is changed to a verb which conveys the tone of a command or a request.
- Given below are a few examples of the verbs to be used when changing an imperative sentence into indirect speech. Study them carefully.
Now read this conversation between Mr. Patil and this son Gopi.
Read the following paragraph which describes the conversation in indirect speech.
Mr Patil advised his son to lock the door after he left.
He instructed him to give medicine to his mother on time.
Mr Patil also instructed Gopi to finish his homework before dinner.
Gopi assured his father that he would do as told.
He pleaded with his father not to overwork lest he should fall sick and asked him to come home early.
Exercise – 2
1. Read the following sentences and write them in indirect speech:
(a) The invigilator said to the students, ‘Stop writing.’
Ans. The invigilator ordered the students to stop writing.
(b) The officer said to the peon, ‘Bring a file cover for me.’
Ans. The officer ordered the peon to bring a fire cover for him.
(c) Anil said to his friend, ‘Please take out the car while I lock the room.’
Ans. Anil requested his friend to take out the car while he locked the room.
(d) The ticket collector said to Varun, ‘Why didn’t you buy a full ticket for your son?’
Ans. The ticket collector asked Varum why he hadn’t bought full ticket for his son.
(e) “May I borrow your English book for the evening ?’ said Usha to Rajni.
Ans. Usha requested Rajni, if she could borrow her English book for the evening.
(f) The parents said to the Principal, ‘Please admit our daughter in your school.
Ans. The parents pleaded with the principal to admit their son in the school.
(g) Father said to his son, ‘Switch off the television. I am getting disturbed’.
Ans. Father asked his son Sunny to switched off the T.V. as he was getting disturbed.
(h) Anita said to Nikhil, ‘Help your younger sister in her studies.”
Ans. Anita requested Nikhil to help his younger sister in her studies.
(i) Hitendra said to Shyam, ‘Have a cup of tea with me, please.’
Ans. Hitendra pleaded with shyam to have a cup of tea with him.
(j) I said to him, ‘Come in.’
Ans. I asked him to come in.
5.4. LET US WRITE
Read the following paragraph carefully The narrator describes what happened one day.
Yesterday evening I got home from work at 6 O’clock. It was going to be a long weekend this time. We had planned many exciting things for the weekend. My wife had cooked a sumptuous dinner which we both ate with relish. After dinner I helped my wife to clean up the kitchen and then sat down to watch T.V. for about an hour. Then we got ready to go out to the Sarpanch’s house where a cultural evening had been organised. Many folk artists had been invited from the neighbouring villages too. The programme was so entertaining that we all joined in the singing and dancing. The programme finished at 3 O’clock in the morning. By then we were tired and sleepy too. As soon as we reached home we went to bed.
- The paragraph is told like a story where one action follows another in a sequence.
- It uses verbs in the simple past tense.
- Each sequence is linked with the help of words (called sequence markers) like after, then, later, by then, as soon as, etc.
- To make the story interesting some descriptive words and phrases that tell us something more about a place, experience or feelings are included, e.g sumptuous dinner, ate with relish, a treat to the ears, etc.
Imagine you are the tiger in the story. When you went back to the circus, the other animals were waiting to hear what happened. Identify any three memorable experiences and narrate them in your own words.
The opening lines of the paragraph have been written for you. Continue the story in your words keeping in mind the sequence of events, including all the funny things that you saw. Do not forget to describe your thoughts and feelings at each episode. Use the earlier mentioned sequence markers wherever necessary.
When I went back to my enclosure after my performance, I saw that the master had forgotten to bolt my cage. After years of being in the cage I was longing to go out info the open and enjoy being free cray camp….
Ans. When I went back to my enclosure after my performance, I saw that the master had. forgotten to belt my cage. After years of being in the cage I was longing to go out into the open and enjoy being free to room in the camp. During my circus days I felt that people were very fearless. But today it was fun watching them run here and there. The most fun I got when I saw tailor abandon the shop on seeing the tiger
Next when I reached the restaurant, the fun was all the most. People stopped eating breakfast and had rid under the table. There were expression of fear and worry on their faces. Some of them even tripled over my long tail.
Next, school children who were always happy and jumping ran on the upper storey. The act of headmaster was most funny getting on the attic. I did not want to hurt anyone but just wanted a sleep on the cool floor.
It was such an experience which would always haunt me.
LET US TALK 5.1
Read the following dialogue:
Ravi: Mother, our teacher took us to the zoo today
Mother: That’s nice What did you see there?
Ravi: Lots of animals and birds. The zoo was so big that we got tired walking.
Mother: What did you learn about animals.
Ravi: Frankly speaking, mother I was rather sad to see the animals caged in their enclosures.
Mother: What’s wrong with that? The zoo authorities have to do so to ensure the safety of visitors.
Ravi: You are right. But do you realise how sad these animals must be when they lose their homes, freedom and their family only to be lodged here as showpieces to amuse people. I was more sad when some of my friends threw stones at them and teased them.
Mother: Yes, we should not do such things. We ought to show love, respect and care for these animals.
The italicised words have to, should not, ought to have been used to convey desirable and undesirable behaviour or duties. Other words which can be used are must, must not, need to, need not, etc.
Imagine you are talking to one of your friends about animals in a circus. Practise speaking at least five sentences using the expressions in italics.
Ans. Animals should not be treated as they are being treated.
Animals must be kept in friendly atmosphere. The circus trainer ought to show same feelings of love and affection. The animals must be overtaxed. The human beings should not be given permission to tease animals.
1. Given below are events that took place in the story. But the order is mixed up.
Read the sentences and put the events in their correct sequence by writing the number of the sentence in the brackets provided.
One answer has been done as an example:
1. A tiger entered the market-place.
Ans. A tiger entered the market-place.
2. The cops escorting the prisoner ran away leaving their prisoner.
Ans. The town people had in their homes and locked up their rooms.
3. People fell off the horse driven carriage as the horse tore from its Jutka.
Ans. The tailor had in the cupboard.
4. The tailor hid in fee cupboard.
Ans. The ops escorting the prisoner ran away leaving their prisoner.
5. The prisoner gave a chance to run away
Ans. The prisoner get a chance to run away.
6. The townspeople hid in their homes and locked up their rooms.
Ans. People fell off the horse driven carriage as the horse are from his Jutka.
7. The tiger followed the children through the school gates.
Ans. The people at the restaurant froze in their seats at the sight of the tiger.
8. The teachers locked him up and kept a watch on him.
Ans. The tiger followed the children through the school gate.
9. The tiger walked into the headmaster’s room.
Ans. The children rushed upstairs and shut themselves in the school hall.
10. The headmaster climbed up into the attic.
Ans. The tiger walked into the headmaster’s room.
11. The master reached the school.
Ans. The headmaster climbed up into the attic.
12. The children rushed upstairs and shut themselves in the school hall.
Ans. The tiger went off to sleep on the cool floor.
13. The tiger went off to sleep on the cool floor.
Ans. The teacher used harsh words like ‘cur’ and ‘brute’ for the tiger.
14. The teachers used harsh words like ‘brute’ and ‘beast’ for the tiger.
Ans. The teachers locked him up and kept a watch on him.
15. The people at the restaurant froze in their seats at the sight of the tiger.
Ans. The master reached the school.
16. The master was angry with the teachers for using harsh words for the tiger.
Ans. The master was angry with the teachers for using harsh words for the tiger.
17. The master was called a reckless man.
Ans. The master was called a reckless men.
II. The master did not like people using harsh words like ‘brute’ or ‘beast’ for the tiger. Why?
Ans. The master did not like words such as beast or brute to be used. These were ugly words coined by man master did not like such treatment given to tiger.
III. ‘You are asking a profound question. I’ve no idea who I am! All my life I have been trying to find the answer. Are you sure you know who you are?’
Explain the master’s response in 60 words.
Ans. Master was a person with great sense. He loved his creature very much. He was very upset and angry at the question asked by the teacher.
To whom it was not clear what teacher was asking Master gave a very cunning reply that he did not know who he was. Infact he left mystery for readers to answer.
PASSAGE FOR COMPREHENSION
Read the passages given below and answer the questions that follow each:
PASSAGE – 1
At the circus I had no chance to study human beings. They had sat in their seats peacefully while I covered before captain’s whip. I got a totally wrong idea of human being at that angle, I had thought that they were strong and fearless. But now I found them running from me like a herd of deer, although I had no intention of attacking them. When I paused in front of a tailor’s shop, he abandoned his machine and shut himself in a cupboard, wailing, Alas, I am undone, won’t someone shoot that tiger?”
1. Identify ‘I’ in these lines.
Ans. ‘I’ here stands for the tiger.
2. What idea did ‘I’ possess about the people?
Ans. The tiger had thought that the people were strong and fearless.
3. What reality did ‘I’ feel about the human beings?
Ans. The tiger felt that they were running on seeing him like a herd of deer.
4. Where did ‘I’ stop?
Ans. The tiger stopped in front of a tailor’s shop.
PASSAGE – 2
Sheer hopelessness seems to have seized the townspeople. They withdrew to their homes and even they remained nervous. All doors and windows everywhere were shut, bolted and sealed. Some even thought that I was some extraordinary creature who might pass through the walls and lie in wait on the roof or in the basement. Why should an ordinary, simple tiger have any interest in them either to destroy or to safeguard?
1. The people in the town have become the victim of ____________.
Ans. Hopelessness and nervousness.
2. What had they done for protection?
Ans. They had shut, bolted and sealed their all doors and windows.
3. Can a simple tiger have any interest to destroy people?
Ans. A simple or an ordinary tiger never does so.
4. Find a word from the passage that means ‘run’.
Ans. Ruin = destroy.
PASSAGE – 3
I rested for a moment at the door of a restaurant, the coffee drinkers and tiffin-eaters sat still at their tables, uttering low moans on seeing me. I wanted to assure them, ‘Don’t fear, I am not out to trouble you. Eat your tiffin in peace, don’t mind me you nearest to me, hugging the cash box you are a coward, afraid, afraid even to breathe. Go on count the cash, if that’s what you want. I just want to watch, that’s all. If my tail trails down to the street, if I am blocking your threshold It is because, I am told, eleven feet tip to tail.
1. Where did the tiger have a rest?
Ans. The tiger had a rest for a moment at the door of a restaurant.
2. On seeing the tiger what happened. to the public sitting in the restaurant?
Ans. People started uttering low moans but they sat still at their tables.
3. What was the tiger desiring to tell the people?
Ans. The tiger was desiring to tell them not to afraid and go on with their work.
4. What did the tiger assure the cashier?
Ans. The tiger assured the cashier to go on, counting his cash.
PASSAGE – 4
I followed them through their school gate while they ran up and shut themselves in the school hall. I climbed up the steps of the school, saw an open door at the far end of a verandah, and walked in. It happened to be headmaster’s room. I noticed a very dignified man jumping on his table and heaving himself up into an attic. I walked in and flung myself on the cool floor, having a special liking for cool stone floors, with my head under the large desk. I was in no mood to bother about anything All I wanted was a little moment of sleep. While I slept, I had been properly locked up and was being watched.
1. Who was following and whom?
Ans. The tiger was following the school children.
2. Why and where did they shut themselves?
Ans. The school children shut themselves in the school hall to protect from the tiger.
3. Where did the tiger rest at last and why?
Ans. The tiger rested in the headmaster’s room because he liked the cool stone floor.
4. What did the headmaster do?
Ans. The headmaster jumped on his table and heaved himself up into an attic.