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Tiger in the Zoo Extra Questions and Answers
Extract Based Questions [3 Marks each]
Read the following extracts carefully and answer the questions that follow.
The tiger could walk only a few steps because he was locked in a very small cage.
The tiger moves very slowly and quietly in a threatening way.
The tiger has vivid stripes on his body and soft velvet pads.
He is in quiet rage as he is locked and his freedom has been curtailed. Thus, he is unable to show his anger and ferocity.
‘He’ refers to the tiger.
He should be lurking in the shadows in the forest.
The tiger should be sliding through the long grass in the forest.
A plump deer would pass through the water hole.
The poet is trying to suggest that the tiger should be allowed to live in his natural habitat.
The tiger scares the people by growling at them and showing his teeth and claws.
‘He’ snarls to show his anger and helplessness.
‘He’ shows his presence by baring his white teeth and claws.
It means that he is helpless as he is locked in a cage.
The tiger ignores the visitors because he considers them devoid of feelings as none of them tries to help him out of the prison.
The tiger is moving slowly and quietly along the length of the cage.
It implies walking to and fro in helplessness.
The tiger hears the voice coming from the patrolling cars at night.
The tiger looks at the brilliant stars shining in the sky at the night.
‘Patrolling’ means to go around an area at regular times to check that it is safe.
The repeated use of brilliant shows the contrast. The brilliant stars are free while the brilliant eyes are inside the cage.
Short Answer Type Questions [2 Marks each]
The tiger creates terror for the villagers by snarling
around their houses as they are situated near the jungle. He frightens them by showing his white fangs and claws.
Some of the activities of the tiger behind the bars of its cage includes stalking along the length of the cage, ignoring visitors, hearing patrolling cars and staring at the brilliant stars shining in the sky.
The tiger in the cage is just a diminished form of his original self. He paces up and down in the cage restlessly. He is confined in the narrow cell and keeps staring the stars as if longing for freedom. He is helpless and draws pity for his condition.
The tiger in the wild is majestic. He is free and lies under the shades and hunts for prey. He moves near the water because food is in plenty there. Sometimes he growls and terrorises the villagers.
The tiger expresses his rage quietly because
there is nothing he can do from behind the bars of his cage. He is helpless as his strength now lies inside the cage. He is no longer free as he was in the jungle.
The poet thinks that the tiger should have been in the jungle, lurking in the shadow of long grass to prey on the deer near the water hole. He should also be on the outskirts of the jungle snarling around houses and terrifying villagers.
The tiger makes his presence felt by snarling around houses at the jungle’s edge and by showing his white fangs and claws.
The tiger is locked in a concrete cell where he can hardly take a few steps along the length of the cage. He doesn’t take any notice of the visitors who come there. With his shining eyes, he keeps staring at the bright stars in the sky.
The tiger should snarl around houses at the edge of the forest because of the following reasons. Firstly the villagers will not disturb the peace of the forest. Secondly, they will not kill the animals for money or just for fun.
The tiger is slowly and quietly moving along the length of the cage in a threatening manner. He is ignoring the visitors because he considers them devoid of any feelings. None of them thinks of releasing him from his prison. Thus, he stops taking any notice of them.
The tiger feels very helpless in the cage. He stares with hope at the brilliant stars shining in the sky. He hopes for the day when he would be able to run free in the wild. The brilliant stars, thus, provides him with some sort of comfort.
The poet tries to expose the miserable life led by the animals in the zoo. He compares the life of the tiger in the zoo with its life at a natural habitat. The animals have the right to freedom and should not be caged. They should be allowed to run free in the wild.
Long Answer (Value Based) Type Questions [8 Marks each]
It is rightly said that love for freedom is the natural instinct of every living being. Everyone loves freedom and does not want to live in confinement. Similarly, the tiger also longed for freedom. He was so fed up being caged that he even ignored the visitors. He took to and fro steps in the cage as if trying to while away the time. The tiger wanted to escape this captivity.
God has made all living beings equally and thus, the animals too have the right to freedom. They should not be caged. It is their right to enjoy their natural habitat i.e. the forest and run freely in the wild. We should, thus, respect their freedom and should not put them in the zoo.
Wild animals are meant to live in the wild. They are not meant to be caged and displayed in the zoos. We all know that the majestic species of tiger is on the verge of extinction. There used to be a time when they used to roam proudly and freely in the jungle. They are not meant to live a life in confinement. They also have the right to freedom like all other living beings. Confinement leads to depression and misery. Moreover, their offsprings lose the hunting capabilities as they are not trained to hunt in the wild. As a result, they would not be able to feed themselves. Furthermore confining wild animals disturbs the whole ecological balance. We should, thus, let the animals run free in the wild. They beloijg to the forest and not to the cage.