Animal Language Questions & Answers

Hi Everyone!! This article will share Animal Language Questions & Answers.

In one of my previous posts, I have shared the questions & answers A Pinch Of Salt, A Grain as Big as a Hen’s Egg and The Lame Boy’s Lament so, you can check these posts as well.

Animal Language Questions & Answers

  • Cracker – a thin dry biscuit that is often salty
  • Cracker-crumbs – very small pieces of a thin dry biscuit
  • Pugs – dogs with short hair and a wide flat face with deep folds of skin
  • Terribly – very
  • Spavins – a disorder of a horse’s joint in the hind leg
  • Twitching – a sudden uncontrollable quick movement of something (nose)
  • Pills – a small flat round piece of medicine that you swallow without chewing it
  • Poodles – dogs with thick curly hair that is sometimes cut into special shapes
  • Porridge – a dish made by boiling oats in milk or water

Question 1: How did the doctor learn bird language?

Answer: Polynesia, the parrot gave the Doctor the birds’ ABC. Later, that afternoon, Polynesia sat on the kitchen table giving him bird words to put down in the book. This is how he learned the bird language.

Question 2: Why did the plowhorse visit the doctor?

Answer: The plowhorse visited the Doctor because he could talk in the horse language. The vet over the hill had been treating him for spavins for six weeks. However, the real trouble was that he was going blind in one eye and needed spectacles.

Question 3: What did the doctor do when different kinds of animals started visiting him?

Answer: When different kinds of animals came to see the Doctor, he made special doors for each kind. Even the mice had a tiny tunnel into the cellar, where they waited patiently in rows for the Doctor to come round to them.

Animal Language Questions & Answers

Question 4: How did the doctor become better known as an animal doctor than a people’s doctor?

Answer: The birds who flew to other countries in the winter told the animals in foreign lands about the Doctor. In this way, the Doctor became better known as an animal doctor than a people’s doctor.

Question 5: Read the lines and answer the questions:

 (a) Who was speaking to the doctor?

Answer: Polynesia, the parrot was speaking to the doctor.

(b) What does ‘Ka-kaoi-ee, fee-fee’ mean in bird language?

Answer: ‘Ka-kaoi-ee, fee-fee’ means ‘is the porridge hot yet?’ in bird’s language.

(c) Why didn’t the speaker speak to Doctor Dolittle in bird language?

Answer: Polynesia didn’t speak to Doctor Dolittle in bird language because he neither knew nor understood bird language.

(d) Give the antonym of ‘understand’.

Answer: misunderstand

Question 6: Read the lines and answer the questions:

 (a) Who was scratching his ear?

Answer: Jip, the doctor’s dog was scratching his ear.

(b) According to Polynesia, how do animals speak besides with their mouths?

Answer: According to Polynesia, animals not only spoke with their mouths but also with their ears, with their feet, with their tails – with everything.

(c) According to Polynesia, what did the ‘twitching up one side of his nose’ mean?

Answer: According to Polynesia the ‘twitching up one side of his nose’ meant ‘Can’t you see that it has stopped raining?’

(d) Give the antonym of ‘raising’.

Answer: lowering

Animal Language Questions & Answers

Question 7: How did farm animals start wearing glasses in the country round Puddleby?

Answer: One day a plowhorse was brought to the Doctor. The vet over the hill had been treating him for six weeks for spavins. However, he needed spectacles because he was going blind in one eye. Further, the horse wanted green spectacles to help him keep the sun out of his eyes while he was plowing the fifty-acre field. When the Doctor got him a fine, big pair of green spectacles, the plowhorse could see well. This is how it became a common sight to see farm-animals wearing glasses in the country round Puddleby.

Question 8: How did the doctor come to know that animals have a language of their own?

Answer: One day Polynesia, the parrot told the Doctor that parrots can talk in two languages – people’s language and bird’s language. She further demonstrated how she could speak in both languages. She explained to the Doctor that she never spoke to him in bird language because he did not understand it. That is when the Doctor got curious and learned from Polynesia the ABC of bird language and bird words by writing them down in his book. So that is how the Doctor came to know that animals had a language of their own.

So, these were Animal Language Questions & Answers.