A School For Elephants Questions & Answers

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A School For Elephants Questions & Answers

Question 1: Who is the teacher at the special school for elephants?

Answer: The teacher is an old wrinkled female elephant about 30 years old.

Question 2: How old is the baby elephant when it first goes to school?

Answer: The baby elephant is about five years old when it first goes to school.

Question 3: How is it persuaded to stay in the school?

Answer: The baby elephant is persuaded by his teenage friends to stay in the school by offering him treats of bananas and pieces of sweet sugarcane.

Question 4: What are the young elephants taught at these schools?

Answer: The young elephants are taught to let mahout sit on their head and the meaning of commands such as ‘Sit down’! ‘Stand up!’ and ‘Stop’. They learn to follow touch signals.

Question 5: Explain the term ‘touch signals’. Why is it necessary for elephants to learn them?

Answer: ‘Touch Signals’ means commands given to the elephant through a particular touch on the elephant’s body. If his rider leans forward or backward or touches his ear in a special way, the elephant knows he has to go faster or slower or stop or kneel.

Elephants must learn them because when they are employed at a later stage, they will have to carry out instructions of the rider.

Question 6: For what type of work are elephants employed?

Answer: Elephants are employed to drag heavy logs in a forest, carry tourists on their back in the travel industry or perform in a circus. Elephants also play an important part in several temple ceremonies.

Question 7: Why are Indian elephants usually trained for work or to perform in circuses?

Answer: Indian elephants are smaller and gentler by nature so, it is easier to train them to work or perform in circuses.

Question 8: What do elephants use their tusks for?

Answer: Elephants use their tusks for digging up roots to eat and for carrying things and if necessary, for fighting.

Question 9: How do elephants protect themselves from the heat?

Answer: Elephants usually take a nap during the hot part of the day. They also splash and squirt water over themselves to protect from the heat.

Question 10: Why is the elephant’s trunk special?

Answer: The elephant’s trunk is used for many purposes – to breathe, smell and pick up anything from heavy weights to tiny nuts and blades of grass. It is also used as a garden hose to sprinkle water and as a snorkel to breathe while in water.

Question 11: How are African elephants different from Indian elephants?

Answer: African elephants are larger and stronger than the Indian elephants. They have bigger ears and thicker skin. They are the largest animals on land.

Question 12: Which of the two types of elephants is protected and why?

Answer: The African elephants are a protected species because their number has come down alarmingly. This is because many African elephants were killed by hunters for their valuable ivory tusks.

Question 13: Find evidence in the text to establish that elephants are good mothers.

Answer: Baby elephants clutch their mothers’ tails with their trunks. The mothers ‘plaster’ their babies with mud to protect them against insect bites and stings.

Question 14: Briefly describe the life of an elephant herd.

Answer: An elephant herd consists of old female elephants, mothers and their babies and young elephants. The herd is led by an older female elephant. No adult male elephant is allowed to live with the herd. All the elephants in a herd keep an eye on the babies and take care of a sick or hurt elephant.

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