NIOS Class 12 English Chapter 13 The Tiger In The Tunnel

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NIOS Class 12 English Chapter 13 The Tiger In The Tunnel

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Also, you can read the NIOS book online in these sections Solutions by Expert Teachers as per National Institute of Open Schooling (NIOS) Book guidelines. These solutions are part of NIOS All Subject Solutions. Here we have given NIOS Class 12 English Chapter 13 The Tiger In The Tunnel, NIOS Senior Secondary Course English Solutions for All Chapter, You can practice these here.

The Tiger In The Tunnel

Chapter: 13



Intext Question 13.1

Q. I. (a) What is the father’s name?

Ans: Father’s name is Baldeo.

(b) What is his son’s name? 

Ans: Son’s name is Tembu. 

(c) How old is the son?

Ans: The son is twelve-years old. 

Q. II. (a) Where did Baldeo spend the night?

Ans: Baldeo spent the night in a railway station. 

(b) What was Baldeo responsible for?

Ans: Baldeo was responsible for signalling whether or not the tunnel was clear of obstruction and to see the signal lamp burning.

Q. III. (a) Where did Baldeo’s family live? 

Ans: Baldeo’s family lived in a small tribal village on the outskirts of the forest, about three miles from the station. 

(b) Why did Baldeo have to take up the job of a Khalasi?

Ans: Baldeo’s small rice fields didn’t provide his family with sufficient grain, so to make his living Baldev had to take up the job of khalasi.

Q. IV. Pick out three phrases which describe the station from the list below. Dark and cold, a small shack surrounded by rice fields; in the middle of a thick forest; near the tunnel; in a tribal village.

Ans: A small shack, in the middle of a thick forest, near a tunnel. 

Intext Question 13.2

Q. 1. Name four wild animals which were to be found in the forest.

Ans: Boar, deer, panther, and tiger. 

Q.2. Was Baldeo afraid? Which sentence in the passage gives you the answer? 

Ans: Baldeo was not afraid. The following sentence in the passage gives the answer: He was used to the jungle and its ways.

Q. 3. What weapon did he carry? Who had made it ? 

Ans: He carried his axe with him. 

Q. 4. Did the barking deer call out because:

(a) it saw Baldeo? 

(b) it saw a tiger? 

(c) it was afraid of the dark?

(d) it was calling to its mate? 

Ans: (b) It saw a tiger.

Q.5. (a) How did Tembu know the train was coming?

Ans: He knew it by the trembling of the ground’.

(b) What was he waiting for?

Ans: He was waiting for the train to pass. 

Intext Question 13.3

Q. 1. What made Baldeo’s job as a signal man dangerous?

Ans: The presence of wild animals in the jungle made his job dangerous. 

Q. 2. Pick out words and phrases from the text that describe the tiger. 

Ans: A low grunt, a thump and rattle of small stones, brute, snared, roar, the beast swerved, roaring with pain, etc.

Q. 3. What was Baldeo more worried about: his own safety or his son’s? 

Ans: Baldeo was more worried about Tembu. 

Q. 4. Why did Baldeo decide to fight the tiger?

Ans: Firstly, Baldeo had an axe with him and he was confident that he can kill him Secondly, he thought the tiger was not so fierce or dangerous.

Q. 5. How did Baldeo die?

Ans: The axe had got stuck in tiger’s shoulder and Baldeo became weaponless and after that tiger killed him within few minutes. 

Intext Question 13.4

Q. 1. Why did the tiger enter the tunnel?

Ans: The tiger entered the tunnel because running along the cutting was not possible.

Q. 2. What happened to the tiger? 

Ans: The tiger was run over by the mail train. 

Q. 3. Why was there excitement at the station?

Ans: The man eating tiger had been killed. 

Q. 4. What was happening at the cutting?

Ans: Tembu was sobbing near the dead body of his father.

5. Why did Tembu sit by his father’s body?

Ans: Tembu was guarding the dead body from beasts. 

Q.6. Why did Tembu take up his father’s job soon after his death?

Ans: Tembu took up his father’s job soon ter his father’s death as no one else was there earn for their livelihood and all the animal. responsibilities fell on little Tembu.

Overall Questions

Q. 1. Write two incidents to show the quality of responsibility in Baldeo and Tembu.

Ans: (a) Baldeo

1. He took up his job in spite of the dangers to his life even.

2. He tried to kill the tiger.

(b) Tembu

1. He took up his father’s job for their Livelihood.

2. He looked after the family in place of his father.

Q. 2. Most wild animals avoid human beings. Why did this tiger come straight to Baldeo?

Ans: The tiger was a man-eater. Secondly it was used to the ways of men and expected to bowlover Baldeo who stood in his way.

Q.3. Give three reason why Tembu was not afraid of anything.

Ans: The reasons are as follow: 

(a) His father had killed the tiger.

(b) The forest gods were pleased. 

(c) He had his father’s axe with him.

Vocabulary Enrichment

Q 1. Wood’ and ‘would’ are two words which sound the same, but have different meanings, and are spelt differently. Fill in the blanks in the sentences below, with the did Tembu sit by his father’s correct words from the pairs of words given.

e.g. wood, would

This table is made of wood of poor quality 

It is so cold tonight that I would not like to go out.

1. Bore: Boar.

(a) The film that we went to last night was badly made. It was quite a ______.

(b) A wild ______ is a very dangerous Animal.

Ans: (a) Bore, (b) Boar.

2. Herd: heard.

(a) A large ______ of spotted dear came out of the forest on the road last night.

(b) I ____ that the examinations are to be postponed again this year.

Ans: (a) Herd (b) Heard.

3. Root: route

(a) Some ____  (s) like that of tapioca are good to eat.

(b) The _____ to Jaisalmer is long and complicated.

Ans: (a) Roots (b) Route.

4. Weather: whether 

(a) The _____  has been cold and damp all the month.

(b) Baldev was responsible for signalling _____ the tunnel was free of obstruction or not.

Ans: (a) Weather (b) Whether.

5. Male: mail

(a) The _____ has been delayed due to the strike by postmen.

(b) The _____ birds are always more decorative than the females.

Ans: (a) Mail (b) Male.

6. Threw: through

(a) Amar ____  away all the fish curry thinking it had gone bad. 

(b) The train to Mumbai goes _____ many tunnels.

Ans: (a) Threw (b) Through.

7. Bare: Bear

(a) The black Himalayan ____ is very dangerous.

(b) People have been cutting trees so carelessly that many beautiful forests have become _____ of vegetation.

Ans: (a) Bear (b) Bare.

8. Steel: steal

(a) ____ utensils are easy to clean.

(b) Ravi know that there were Rs. 10/- in his father’s almirah and he needed some money. But he did not take it because it is wrong to ____.

Ans: (a) Steel (b) Steal.

9. Their: there

(a) _____ is no time to go for shopping before we leave for the station.

(b) Ravi and Neha are friends I have forgotten ____ phone numbers.

Ans: (a) There (b) Their.

Q. 2. Pick out the odd word from each set of words below:


Watchman, engine, driver, fireman, boy, cook (boy)

1. tiger, deer, panther, hyena, jackal

Ans: Deer.

2. father, brother, neighbour, son, aunt

Ans: neighbour.

3. bullock cart, train, car, aeroplane, scooter

Ans: aeroplane.

4. axe, gun, spear, knife, blade 

Ans: gun.

5. grunt, roar, cry, shout, men

Ans: men.

6. hut, house, cave, station, garage 

Ans: station.

7. see, hear, read, taste, feel

Ans: read. 

8. leap, run, jump, walk, sleep

Ans: sleep.

9. Cow, dog, hen, crow, pig

Ans: crow.

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