A Tiger in The House Questions & Answers

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A Tiger in The House Questions & Answers

Question 1: “He had the distinction of being the only member of the party to have bagged any game…
The phrase in italics meansMark the right answer.

i. Grandfather was the most distinguished member of the party.
ii. Grandfather was the only sportsperson in the party.
iii. Grandfather was the only successful member of the hunting

Question 2: Complete the following sentences.

i. Toto climbed up the curtains when Timothy lost his temper.
ii. When I came to live with my grandfather, I became one of the tiger’s favourites.
iii. Timothy had clean habits, and would scrub his face with his paws exactly like a cat.

Question 3: Grandmother’s prophecy was that the tiger…..Mark the right answer.


i. would prefer Mahmoud’s bed to sleep in.
ii. and the cook would disappear together from the house.
iii. would one day make a meal of Mahmoud.

Question 4: When Timothy was about six months old, a change came over him.
The phrase in italics means that


i. Timothy had grown to his full size.
ii. Timothy grew more friendly.
iii. Timothy grew less friendly, in fact more dangerous.

Question 5: Write ‘True’ or ‘False’ against each of the following statements.

i. Timothy and Grandfather went to Lucknow in a special compartment ­– False
ii. The compartment in which Grandfather and Timothy travelled had no other passenger – True
iii. Timothy and Grandfather travelled in a first-class compartment – True
iv. All passengers in the compartment thought that Timothy was a well-fed and civilised tiger – False

Question 6: Grandfather suggested that Timothy should be put in another cage. The reason was that


i. the tiger had become very bad tempered.
ii. a leopard in the next cage would constantly rush at Timothy.
iii. the cage was too small for a full-grown tiger.

Question 7: The tiger was still licking his arm, with increasing relish. The phrase in italics suggests that Timothy


i. was good natured.
ii. recognised an old friend.
iii. smelt fresh food.

Question 8: Where was the tiger cub hiding when Grandfather found him?

Answer: The tiger cub was hiding among the intricate roots of a banyan tree in the Terai jungle near Dehra when grandfather found him.

Question 9: What did Toto do to entertain Timothy?

Answer: Toto was bold enough to pull Timothy by the tail to entertain him.

Question 10: What did he do when Timothy lost his temper?

Answer: Toto would climb up the curtain when Timothy lost his temper.

Question 11: “I became one of the tiger’s favourites”. Who is ‘I’ in the statement? Why did he think so?

Answer: ‘I’ refers to the narrator. He thought so because Timothy would come closer to him with his body crouching and crafty look in his glittering eyes. He would suddenly make a dash on narrator’s feet, roll over his back, kick with delight and pretend to bite narrator’s ankles.

Question 12: Where was Timothy most comfortable during the day? Where was he during the night?

Answer: Timothy was most comfortable on the long sofa in the drawing-room of the house during the day. He slept at the cook’s quarters during the night.

Question 13: What was Grandmother’s prophecy about the cook? Did it come true?

Answer: Grandmother’s prophecy was that Timothy (the tiger) would one day kill the Mahmoud (the cook) and make a meal of him. No, it did not come true.

Question 14: What made Grandfather decide to transfer Timothy to the zoo?

Answer: When Timothy was about six months old, he became less friendly started stalking cats and pet dogs. He ate hens from the poultry house and also began stalk Mahmoud the cook with villainous intentions. This is when grandfather decided to transfer Timothy to the zoo.

Question 15: Why did Grandfather want Timothy to be put in another enclosure?

Answer: During grandfather’s visit to the Lucknow Zoo, he observed that a leopard in the next cage was bothering and frightening the tiger, so he suggested the keeper to put Timothy in another enclosure.

Question 16: What shocked Grandfather in the end?

Answer: Grandfather was shocked to learn from the keeper that Timothy was dead two months ago and the tiger he was caressing was very dangerous.

So, these were A Tiger in The House Questions & Answers.

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