My Cats Questions & Answers

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

This poem is written by Charles Bukowski. In my previous posts, I have shared the questions and answers of The Tyger, The Parrot Who Wouldn’t Talk and The Ransom of Red Chief so, you can check these posts as well.

My Cats Questions & Answers

Word Galaxy

  • Dignity – a composed or serious manner
  • Remorse – regret or guilt

Question 1: What does the poet know?

Answer: The poet knows that the cats are limited and they have different needs and concerns.

Question 2: What does the poet have to say about the eyes of cats?

Answer: The poet says that the eyes of the cats are more beautiful than human eyes.

Question 3: For how long can cats sleep in a day?

Answer: The cats can sleep for 20 hours a day.

Question 4: When does the poet watch his cats?

Answer: The poet watches his cats when he feels depressed and low in life.

Question 5: Read the lines and answer the questions:

1. They walk with a surprising dignity.
They sleep with a direct simplicity that
humans just can’t understand.

(a) Who is being referred to as ‘they’?

Answer: The cats are being referred to as ‘they’

(b) What does the poet mean when he says that they walk with ‘a surprising dignity’?

Answer: The poet here means that the cats are unconcerned about their surroundings and yet they are wise and bold.

(c) Why are they able to sleep with direct simplicity? What does it mean?

Answer: They are able to sleep with direct simplicity because they never worry about anything. This means that they know that everything is, just as it is and there is nothing to get excited about.

(d) What can humans not understand? Why?

Answer: Humans cannot understand their carefree behaviour because according to poet humans are miserable and angry and single-headed but cats are not.

2. And they can sleep 20 hours a day
without hesitation or remorse.

(a) Who can sleep for 20 hours a day?

Answer: Cats can sleep for 20 hours a day.

(b) Why are they able to sleep for such a long duration?

Answer: They are able to sleep for such a long duration because everything is, just as it is.

(c) When the poet talks about no hesitation or remorse, is he trying to refer to human beings? If so, why?

Answer: Yes, the poet is trying to refer to human beings because as humans we all have different tasks to perform in our day to day life and to complete those tasks we have to work hard for long hours and if somehow someday we oversIeep, we end up getting filIed with regrets of not doing things on time.

So, these were the Questions & Answers.

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