My Breaking In Questions & Answers

Hi Everyone!! This article will share My Breaking In Questions & Answers.

In my previous posts, I have shared the questions & answers of Echo and Narcissus, The Champa Flower and The Prayer for Sportsman so, you can check these posts as well.

My Breaking In Questions & Answers

Question 1: Complete the sentences:

1. The master wanted to break Black Beauty in himself because he would not like Black Beauty to be frightened or hurt.
2. The horse could neither jump for joy nor lie down if it was tired because his harness is put on.
3. Black Beauty had to wear the bit and bridle because he knew that his mother and all the horses had been wearing one, since they grew up.
4. The master went with Black Beauty to the smith’s forge to see that Black Beauty was not hurt or got any fright.
5. Black Beauty hated the crupper the most because his tail was doubled up and poked through that strap.
6. Black Beauty never kicked when the crupper was put on him because he could not kick such a good master.

Question 2: Why did the master not sell Black Beauty till he was four years old?

Answer: The master did not sell Black Beauty till he was four years old because he said that colts ought not to work like horses till they were quite grown up.

Question 3: What was meant by the term ‘breaking in’? Elaborate.

Answer: The term ‘breaking in’ meant to teach a horse to wear a saddle and bridle, to carry a man, woman or child on his back and to go the way just as they wished. He had to learn to wear a collar, a crupper, and a breeching and to have a cart or chaise fixed behind. He must go fast or slow just as the driver wished. He must not start at what he saw, nor speak to other horses but do everything of his master’s will. After the harness as put on, he must not jump or lie down out of tiredness.

Question 4: What was known as a ‘bit’? How was it fixed? Why did Black Beauty say it was ‘very bad’?

Answer: A ‘bit’ was a great piece of cold hard steel as thick as thick as a man’s finger. It was to be pushed into a horse’s mouth between the teeth and over the tongue, with the ends coming out at the corner of the horse’s mouth and held fast there by straps over the head, under the throat, round the nose and under the chin. Black Beauty said that it was ‘very bad’ because he felt bad when the bit was put into his mouth and couldn’t get rid of that hard thing.

Question 5: How were the saddle and the girths put on?

Answer: The saddle was put gently on his Black Beauty’s back, while Daniel held his head. The master made the girths fasten under Black beauty’s body and patted and talked to him all the time.

Question 6: How was a shoe put on a horse? Why did Black Beauty’s feet feel stiff and heavy?

Answer: The blacksmith took Black Beauty’s shoes in his hand and cut away the hoof one after the other. He then took a piece of iron, which was in the shape of Black Beauty’s foot and clapped it on and drove some nails through the shoe into the hoof, so that the shoe was firm. His feet felt stiff and heavy because he was not used to wearing it.

My Breaking In Questions & Answers

Question 7: What are ‘blinkers’? Why do you think the are fixed onto a horse?

Answer: ‘Blinkers’ are great side-pieces attached to the bridle against the eyes of a horse. They are fixed so that the horse is unable to see on either side but only the front.

Question 8: Give three examples to show that the master was a very kind man.

Answer: The master was a very kind man because he always took care that Black Beauty was not frightened or hurt in the process of breaking in. He used to pat and say kind words to Black Beauty. He also used to ride round the meadow with Black Beauty and Black Beauty felt good with his gentle ways.

Question 9: What did Black Beauty hear and see while he was feeding in the meadow? How did he react?

Answer: Black Beauty heard a strange sound at a distance and saw a puffing out of smoke and a train coming with a rush and clatter while he was feeding in the meadow. He turned and galloped to the further side of the meadow and stood snorting with astonishment and fear.

Question 10: Read the lines and answer the questions:

I was now beginning to grow handsome…

(a) Who said these words?

Answer: Black Beauty said these words.

(b) Why did the speaker think he was considered ‘handsome’?

Answer: The speaker thought that he was considered ‘handsome’ because his coat had grown fine and soft, and was bright black. He had one white foot and a pretty white star on his forehead too.

(c) Who came to look at the speaker when he was four years old? Why?

Answer: Squire Gordon came to look at the speaker when he was four years old. He came to examine Black Beauty.

Question 11: Read the lines and answer the questions:

…… that no way in the world can you get rid of the nasty hard thing; it is very bad!

(a) What was the ‘nasty hard thing’ referred to in the above line?

Answer: In the above line, the ‘nasty hard thing’ referred to was the bit.

(b) Who else wore ‘it’?

Answer: Black Beauty’s mother and all the horses used to wear ‘it’.

(c) How did Black Beauty’s master get him to wear ‘it’?

Answer: Black Beauty’s master got him to wear ‘it’ with the nice oats, his pats, kind words and gentle ways.

Question 12: Read the lines and answer the questions:

I must not forget to mention one part of my training, which I have always considered a very great advantage.

(a) What was considered as the ‘very great advantage’?

Answer: The ‘very great advantage’ considered was one part of Black Beauty’s training that he had received from his master.

(b) Where did the master send Black Beauty as part of his training?

Answer: The master sent Black Beauty to a neighbouring farmer’s meadow as a part of his training.

(c) Who were his companions during the training? How did they react to their surroundings?

Answer: His companions during the training were some sheep and cows. They cared very little about what happened in their surroundings.

So, these were My Breaking In Questions & Answers.

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