the cat question answer class 10 : Andrew Barton Paterson (1864-1941) was an Australian poet, journalist and author who wrote extensively on Australian life. His notable works include Waltzing Matilda and The Man from Snowy River.
The text describes in minute detail the daily activities of cats. The humorous narrative takes us into the world of cats and indicates to us that they may not be the gentle and timid creatures that we take them for.
the cat question answer class 10
1. Choose the correct alternative to complete the following sentences
(a) Most people think that the cat is
(b) The cat cares little for anything but mice and
(c) One can see the cat as he really is in the
2. Complete the following sentences with information from the text
(a) The cat really has more character than most human beings.
(b) The cat sometimes watches a mouse-hole for an hour or two just to keep himself from dying of boredom.
(c) All day long the cat allows himself to be pestered by the attentions of the people in the house.
3. State whether the following statements are True or False. Provide sentences / phrases / words in support of your Ans
(a) The cat is not fond of ease.
Ans: False. – Most people think that the cat is an unintelligent animal, fond of ease and…… milk.
(b) The cat has no athletic skills.
Ans: False. – He or she is an athlete an acrobat and a grim fighter.
(c) The cat takes things very easily.
Ans: True. – All day long the cat loafs about the house, takes things easy and allows himself to be pestered by the attentions of the people in the house.
4. Choose the correct alternative to complete the following sentences
(a) The cat rubs himself against the legs of the family members and noisily
(b) With tears of rage and pain in his eyes, the guest affects to be very much
(c) The guest hands down the cat a bit of
5. Fill in the chart with information from the text
a) the guest calls the cat “Poor pussy! Poor pussy!”
b) part of the guest’s body that the cat rakes leg
c) the thing from which the cat stays at a safe distance The guest’s boot
6. Ans the following questions
Question (a) When does the cat make an appearance to get his share of food?
Ans: The cat makes an appearance to get his share of food when the family sits down to tea.
Question (b) Who is the cat particularly civil to?
Ans: The cat is particularly civil to the quest at the table.
Question (c) How does the cat receive the bit of fish handed down by the guest?
Ans: The cat gingerly receives the bit of fish handed down by the guest.
7. Choose the correct alternative to complete the following sentences
(a) The cat saunters down his own
(ii) front yard
(b) The cat skips to the roof of an empty
(c) Exiled in a new land, the cat would have to learn new
8. Complete the following sentences with information from the text
(a) When the family gathers round the fire, the cat goes out of the room.
(b) The cat droops his head nearly to his paws and he sends accross a call to his kindred.
(c) Cats go for sport to the suburban backyards as they get older.
11. Join the following pairs of sentences into a single sentence
(a) He is wise. He is brave.
Ans: He is wise and brave.
(b) My grandfather lives in a big house. The house is by the river.
Ans: My grandfather lives in a big house that is by the river.
(c) I got a new book. I felt happy.
Ans: I felt happy because I got a new book.
(d) Muskan is sick. She could not attend the function.
Ans: Being sick, Muskan could not attend the function.
12. Suppose you are the Secretary of a club which has decided to open a library. Write a notice (within 100 words) to the members of your club inviting them to actively join this programme by donating books for the library.
Subject: Donation of books for the library
Ref. No: 113
Date: 13 August, 2023
All the members are apprised that our club Nabarun Sangha has decided to open a library to help the people including the students of our locality by providing them books on various subjects. You are aware that most of the people of our locality cannot purchase all the books for their children. This apart, many people of our locality have developed the habit of reading books. We shall be happy if we can cater to their demands. But we’re not in a position now to purchase all the books necessary for our library for dearth of fund. Therefore, the honorable members of our club are requested to donate books generously to our library so that we can really develop it as a storehouse of knowledge.
13 August, 2023
the cat extra question to practice
Answer to the following questions
Question 1. Mention some of the habits of the cat during the daytime?
Ans. All day long the cat loafs about the house. He allows himself to be pestered by the attentions of the people in the house. He sometimes watches a mouse-hole for an hour or two.
Question 2. What does the cat allow himself to be?
Ans. The cat allows himself to be pestered by the attentions of the people.
Question 3. When should one watch a cat?
Ans. One should watch a cat in the evening.
Question 4. How does the cat behave with the guest and why so?
Ans. If there is a guest at the table the cat is particularly civil to him, because the guest is likely to have the best of what is offered.
Question 5. How does the cat manage to get his share of food from the guest?
Ans. When the family sits down to tea, the cat puts in an appearance to get his share. The cat purrs noisily and rubs himself against the legs of the family members.
Question 6. What happens when darkness falls?
Ans. When darkness falls in the evening, one can see the cat as he really is.
Question 7. Why does the writer compare cats to the knights of King Arthur?
Ans. The backyards that are dull to the cats as there hunting grounds were more adventure than King Arthur’s knights ever had.
Question 8. What wrong conception do people hold about a cat according to the author?
Ans. Most people think that the cat is an unintelligent animal, fond of ease and caring little for anything but mice and milk.
Question 9. Why does the cat not want to leave his own house?
Ans. Exiled in a new land, he would have to learn a new geography.
Question 10. How does the cat keep away boredom?
Ans. To keep away boredom, the cat sometimes watches a mouse-hole for an hour or two.
Question 11. Why does the cat look keenly from side to side?
Ans. The cat look keenly from side to side, for he has so many enemies like doge and small boys with stones.
Question 12. What does the cat do after going out of the room?
Ans. He saunters down his down backyard, springs to the top of the fence, droops lightly down to the other side.
Question 13. Why does the cat stretch himself a few times?
Ans. The cat stretches himself a few times to see if every muscle is in full working order.
Question 14. What do most people think about cats?
Ans. Most people think that the cat has no intelligence. It is fond of ease and cares only for mice and milk.
Question 15. What qualities does the cat have?
Ans. The cat is an athlete, an acrobat and a ferocious fighter.
Question 16. Why does the cat watch a mouse-hole?
Ans. The cat watches a mouse-hole so that he doesn’t die of boredom.
Question 17. How does the cat try to draw attention?
Ans. The cat purrs noisily and rubs himself against the legs of the family members.
Question 18. To whom is the cat particularly civil?
Ans. The cat is particularly civil to the guest of the house.
Question 19. When does the cat rake the guest?
Ans. The cat gets tired of the guest stooping down and stroking him. Then he rakes the guest.
Question 20. Why does the guest become angry?
Ans. The guest becomes angry because the cat has raked him in his legs.
► Lesson 1 : Father’s Help
► Lesson 2 : Fable
► Lesson 3 : The Passing Away of Bapu
► Lesson 4 : My Own True family
► Lesson 5 : Our Runaway Kite
► Lesson 6 : Sea Fever
► Lesson 7 : The Cat
► Lesson 8 : The Snail
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