An Encounter in the Woods Questions & Answers

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An Encounter in the Woods Questions & Answers

Word Galaxy

  • Peeped – twittered
  • Encounter – a sudden meeting which may not be nice
  • Fragile – easily broken
  • Brood – the group of baby birds born
  • Dash – quick and sudden movement
  • Meadow – an open field covered with wild grass
  • Limped – walked slowly and with difficulty
  • Chip – a small piece of wood or stone
  • Fuzz-balls – balls of soft and very fine feathers

Question 1: Which sentences from the story tell you the following?

(a) Mother Partridge was very careful.

Answer: She watched every bush, every tree, the woods and even the sky.

(b) The baby birds wanted to stay close to their mother.

Answer: They peeped softly and sadly if they were left even a few inches behind, and they looked really fragile.

(c) The fox was not as fast as Mother Partridge.

Answer: But no matter how fast he went and leaped, Mother Partridge was always faster.

(d) Mother Partridge could always hear her babies.

Answer: An enemy could not have heard his sweet little ‘peep peep’ three feet away, but Mother Partridge would have heard it if it was thrice as far. 

(e) There were two ways in which the fox could find them.

Answer: In a few moments, he was sure to see or smell them. 

(f) Mother Partridge had escaped the same way before.

Answer: He also remembered that this was not the first time he had been fooled just this way.

An Encounter in the Woods Questions & Answers

Question 2: How did the mother partridge race the fox?

Answer: Mother Partridge flew toward the fox. She came down bravely and then threw herself on the ground. She moved as if she was lame, and made a sound as if she was hurt. The fox turned and tried to catch her, but could not. She always moved so that something like a small plant or a log came between them. No matter how fast the fox ran or jumped, she always managed to move out of his reach.

Question 3: Read the line and answer the questions:

It was really strange!

(a) What was really strange?

Answer: The fact that the fox had not been able to catch the mother partridge even after five minutes’ racing was really strange.

(b) Why was it strange?

Answer: It was strange because the fox was quick and clever. He was also very powerful and strong, and much bigger than the bird. He should have been able to catch the bird very easily. But actually, he could not catch her at all. 

Question 4: Describe the baby partridges. How do you know that they were obedient?

Answer: The baby partridges were one-day-old. They could already walk quickly. They looked like little balls of fur. They toddled on tiny pink legs and peeped softly and sadly if left behind. They looked very fragile. They were also very obedient because they listened to their mother as soon as she told them to hide and they did not move from their hiding places till she asked them to come to her.

An Encounter in the Woods Questions & Answers

Question 5: Read the line and answer the questions:

Now, he realized that the partridge had made a fool of him.

(a) When did ‘he’ realise that he had been fooled?

Answer: He, the fox, realised that the partridge had made a fool of him when she flew away. 

(b) What else did ‘he’ realise? What did he not understand?

Answer: The fox also realized that his was not the first time that the partridge had fooled him just this way. But he did not understand why she did this. 

(c) Why was ‘he’ fooled?

Answer: He was fooled because Mother partridge wanted to keep him away from her babies.

Question 6: Wait and see how much cleverer a mother partridge can be. Do you think that the mother partridge was really cleverer than the fox? Why?

Answer: Yes, the mother partridge was really cleverer than the fox. We know this as she managed to fool and defeat the fox by pretending to be lame and hurt. The fox thought that he would catch her easily, but he could never catch her at all. She also managed to save her babies from him. And she had saved them the same way more than once. 

Question 7: What happened when the mother partridge came back?

Answer: When the mother partridge came back, she saw that all her babies were hiding. They had not moved even when they heard her step. When she called them to come, only then did all the baby birds come out of their hiding places. The baby on the chip opened his eyes and ran to hide under her tail. All the other babies joined them.

So, these were An Encounter in the Woods Questions & Answers.