Cat Questions & Answers

Hi Everyone!! This article will share Cat Questions & Answers.

This poem is written by Eleanor Farjeon. In my previous posts, I have shared the questions and answers of The Secret of Seaview Cottage, Meet Tom Sawyer and My Big Brother so, you can check these posts as well.

Cat Questions & Answers

Word Galaxy

  • Scat – go away
  • Atter – at her
  • Sleeky – smooth and shiny
  • Flatterer – one who compliments somebody too much
  • Spitfire – mean lady
  • Chatterer – someone who talks too much
  • Wuff – a dog’s low suppressed bark
  • Git – a slang word, used for insult means leave or go away
  • Slathery – a word here used more for the sound
  • Slithery – slippery, slick
  • Dithery – trembling
  • Scratching – scaratching

Question 1: How do we know that more than one animal is involved in the poem?

Answer: We know that more than one animal is involved in the poem from the line ‘… Pfitts! Wuff! wuff! scat, cat!’ The words are, ‘wuff! wuff!’.

Question 2: Who is speaking in the poem? And to whom are the words addressed?

Answer: The poet is speaking in the poem. The cat is being addressed here.

Question 3: Which words in the poem appropriately describe the cat and why?

Answer: ‘Whiskery spitter’ ‘Green-eyed scratcher’. These are appropriate as a cat has long whiskers, green eyes, and often scratches things.

Question 4: Which instructions or orders in the poem are not directed to the cat?

Answer: ‘Hisser, Don’t miss her! Run till you’re dithery. …’ are not directed to the cat.

Question 5: Which words are used in the poem for sounds? Make a list.

Answer: The words used in the poem for sounds are:

  • Pfitts
  • Hisser
  • Wuff
  • Scritching
  • Scat
  • Hissing

Question 6: How does the cat behave when she is threatened? Find words and phrases from the poem to support your answer.

Answer: Catch Scat Scratch Scatter.

Question 7: At the end of the poem, where does the cat go? How do we know the cat is safe?

Answer: She reaches her ‘ark’ which is the sycamore-tree where she sits comfortably and is safe.

Question 8: Read the lines and answer the questions:

Scritching the bark
Of the Sycamore-tree,

(a) Who is performing this action?

Answer: The cat is performing this action.

(b) What does the word ‘scritching’ suggest?

Answer: The word here means scratching.

(c) In what way is the sycamore-tree important to her? Give two reasons for its importance.


  • From the tree she can hiss at the others.
  • She scratches it to keep her claws sharp so that she can climb up to safety.

Question 9: Make lists of the words in the poem that have similar sounds.


Pfitts/ spits
Hisser/miss her

Question 10: Find any onomatopoeic words in the poem.

Answer: Chatter, hiss.

So, these were Cat Questions & Answers.

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