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
- 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:
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.
Question 10: Find any onomatopoeic words in the poem.
Answer: Chatter, hiss.
So, these were Cat Questions & Answers.