Rikki-Tikki-Tavi Questions & Answers

Hi Everyone!! This article will share Rikki-Tikki-Tavi Questions & Answers.

In my previous posts, I have shared the questions and answers of The Marrog, The Jackal and The Iguana and The One That Got Away so, you can check these posts as well.

Rikki-Tikki-Tavi Questions & Answers

Word Galaxy

  • Fiery red – bright red colour of the flames burning strong and right
  • Diverting – distracting
  • Exploring – looking around
  • Whizz – move quickly through the air with a whistling or buzzing sound
  • Mourning – showing sadness for someone’s death
  • Slithered – slide as snakes do
  • Scurried – moved hurriedly
  • Melon bed – a place where melons grow

Question 1: Fill in the blanks:

(a) Rikki had a fluffy bottlebrush tail and a pink nose.
(b) Darzee is a tailorbird.
(c) Teddy gave Rikki a delicious snack of raw meat.
(d) The big man had fired two shots at the cobra.
(e) Nag came in through the pipe and slowly coiled his long body around the bucket and slept.
(f) Rikki asked Darzee to pretend to have a broken wing.

Question 2: How did Rikki get his name?

Answer: Rikki got this because it had fluffy bottlebrush tail and a pink nose and it used to utter a mischievous sound: Rikki, tikki, tikki!

Question 3: Why was Darzee upset?

Answer: Darzee was upset because one of her babies fell out of the nest and Nag ate him.

Question 4: How did Rikki come to live in the house?

Answer: Rikki grew up in a cozy burrow. But one day a flood threw him into a roadside ditch. A boy called Teddy saw him and brought him to his house.

Question 5: What information did Rikki need from Darzee? Why did he need that information?

Answer: Rikki wanted to know where was Nagaina and where did she keep her eggs. He needed this information so that he can crush all the Nagaina’s eggs.

Rikki-Tikki-Tavi Questions & Answers

Question 6: When Rikki was talking to Chuchundra, he heard Nag and Nagaina talk outside the bathroom. What were they planning to do?

Answer: Nag and Nagaina were planning to make the people move from the house so that mangoose will also leave along with them and then the garden will be theirs. They decide to bite the big man first and then hunt for the mongoose.

Question 7: Read and answer the questions:
‘We are very miserable.’

(a) Who said this to whom?

Answer: Darzee, the tailor bird said this to Rikki, the mangoose.

(b) Why were they very miserable?

Answer: They were very miserable because one of her baby fell out of the nest and Nag ate him.

(c) Is the listener of this line able to help the speaker? How?

Answer: Yes, the listener of this line was able to help the speaker by killing the Nag and the Nagin with the use of his cleverness.

Question 8: Read and answer the questions:
‘Let’s take him to our house and dry him.’

(a) Who said this to whom?

Answer: Teddy said this to his friend.

(b) Whom does the speaker want to take home?

Answer: The speaker wanted to take Rikki, the mangoose to his home.

(c) Why is he wet?

Answer: He was wet because flood water entered his burrow and he was thrown into an outside ditch.

Question 9: Read and answer the questions:
‘Can’t you hear. Rikki-Tikki?’

(a) Who is the speaker?

Answer: Chuchundra is the speaker.

(b) What did the speaker want Rikki to hear?

Answer: The speaker wanted Rikki to hear the faintest of scritch-scratch of snake’s scales on bricks.

(c) What did Rikki do?

Answer: Rikki immediately scurried around when he saw Nag or Nagina crawling into the bathroom pipes.

Question 10: Read and answer the questions:
‘Valiant Rikki-Tikki is dead.’

(a) Who is the speaker?

Answer: Darzee is the speaker.

(b) Why does the speaker refer to Rikki-Tikki as ‘valiant’?

Answer: The speaker refers to Rikki-Tikki as valiant because he was very courageous and fight bravely with Nagina.

(c) What happened to Rikki-Tikki?

Answer: Rikki-Tikki was very tired so he curled up on the grass and went to sleep.

So, these were Rikki-Tikki-Tavi Questions & Answers.