Dear students, recently CBSE announced that they will be gradually revising the question pattern in the upcoming examinations for almost all subjects, including English. They declared that from now on, at least 50% of the total questions will be multiple-choice based questions (MCQs). Based on this decision of the board, we have decided to come up with sessions discussing model MCQs as per the guidelines.
This session is going to be focused on MCQs exclusively based on English, First Flight Poem 3, 'Tiger in the Zoo'.
'Tiger in the Zoo' by Leslie Norris, is a poem that talks about the plight of zoo animals. A tiger is walking around in the limited space in his cage. He is angry and feels restless. He should instead be in his natural habitat, lurking in shadows, hiding in tall grass, waiting for plump deers to come to drink water. He should be hunting his prey, roaming freely in the jungle and terrorising the houses near the edge of the jungle. But he is cruelly locked up in a concrete cell, caged, he walks up and down, uninterested in visitors who have come to watch him. He hears the sound of the patrolling cars at night as he looks up at the bright, marvellous stars in the sky.
A. Leslie Norris
B. Robert Frost
C. Charles Patrick
D. Rudyard Kipling
Answer: A. Leslie Norris
2. What do you mean by 'natural habitat'?
A. an ecological or environmental area where a specific species lives
B. a park
C. a zoo
D. a house
Answer: A. an ecological or environmental area where a specific species lives
3. What is a tiger's natural habitat?
Answer: B. Jungle
4. What is the function of a zoo?
A. Provide food and shelter to wild animals
B. A place where wild and domesticated animals are exhibited in captivity
C. Protect people from wild animals
D. Domesticate animals
Answer: B. A place where wild and domesticated animals are exhibited in captivity
5. What is the tiger doing in his cage?
A. Eating a deer
B. Drinking water
C. Walking around angrily in the limited space
D. Looking at visitors
Answer: C. Walking around angrily in the limited space
6. What should he be doing instead in his natural habitat?
A. Lurking in shadows, hunting, terrorising people
B. Sitting in a cage
C. Roaming in a sanctuary
D. Living in a house
Answer: A. Lurking in shadows, hunting, terrorising people
7. What does the tiger see with his brilliant eyes at the end of the poem?
A. the brilliant stars
B. the sun
C. the flowers
D. the zookeepers
Answer: A. the brilliant stars
8. What is a better alternative to zoos for the conservation of animals?
A. Bigger zoos
B. Animal sanctuaries
Answer: B. Animal sanctuaries
9. The tiger in the zoo is a victim of _____.
A. Human cruelty
B. Human kindness
Answer: A. Human cruelty
10. How is the tiger feeling in the cage?
A. Happy and jolly
B. Angry and restless
C. Pleasant and warm
Answer: B. Angry and restless
11. Is the tiger paying attention to the visitors?
A. Not at all
B. Yes, he is very interested
C. Yes, he is looking at them
D. There are no visitors
Answer: A. Not at all
12. What does the poet want for the tiger?
A. Freedom to be in his natural habitat
B. To remain in the zoo
C. To eat a deer for dinner
D. To terrorise villages
Answer: A. Freedom to be in his natural habitat
A. pursue or approach stealthily
B. making happy noises
C. a flowering plant
D. an animal's jaws
Answer: A. pursue or approach stealthily
A. Faded in colour
B. Intensely deep or bright in colour
C. White and black
D. Grey shades
Answer: B. Intensely deep or bright in colour
A. A long, narrow band or strip differing in colour or texture from the surface on either side of it
B. A type of plant
C. Circular marks
D. Rectangular marks
Answer: A. A long, narrow band or strip differing in colour or texture from the surface on either side of it
A. Overwhelming sadness
B. Overwhelming happiness
C. Violent uncontrollable anger
D. Slight anger
Answer: C. Violent uncontrollable anger
A. remaining hidden so as to wait in ambush
B. A person's shadow
C. Staying indoors
D. Staying outdoors
Answer: A. remaining hidden so as to wait in ambush
B. Having a full rounded shape
C. A type of fruit
D. A type of dessert
Answer: B. having a full rounded shape
A. A type of snail
B. The saliva of snails
C. A tiger's teeth
D. Make an aggressive growl with bared teeth
Answer: D. Make an aggressive growl with bared teeth
A. A long sharp tooth
B. Rounded tooth
C. Broken tooth
D. A type of beak
Answer: A. A long sharp tooth
A. Create and maintain a state of extreme fear and distress in someone
B. Kill someone
C. Rob someone
D. Steal from someone
Answer: A. Create and maintain a state of extreme fear and distress in someone
C. A type of building material
Answer: C. A type of building material
B. A fossil fuel
C. keep watch over (an area) by regularly walking or travelling around it
Answer: C. keep watch over (an area) by regularly walking or travelling around it
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These were our model MCQs based on the poem 'Tiger in the Zoo'. I hope that going through this session helped you gain an understanding of the question mentality and demand of CBSE. For your further help, you can download this entire session and store it as a PDF. If you have liked this initiative and found the session useful, kindly leave a quick comment to let us know. Besides, if you want me to cover such MCQ sessions on any specific topic of English literature/language, please let us know that as well.
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