The Jackal and The Iguana Questions & Answers

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The Jackal and The Iguana Questions & Answers

Word Galaxy

  • Homage – respect shown publicly
  • Hoarse – rough and harsh
  • Skulking – moving quietly
  • Wee – little  
  • Dignified – showing a serious manner that is worthy of respect
  • Taken aback – shocked
  • Behold – see
  • Scanty – insufficient
  • Bolted – ran away suddenly
  • Budge – move

Question 1: What did the jackal find in the gutter? What did he do with it?

Answer: Jackal founded a worn-out pair of shoes in the gutter. He strung them to his ears like earrings.

Question 2: What did the jackal demand from the other animals before they could drink water from the pond?

Answer: Jackal demanded homage to him from the other animals before they drink water from the pond.

Question 3: Why did the animal agree to do what the jackal demanded?

Answer: The animal agreed to do what the jackal demanded as most of them were very thirsty and in a great hurry to drink so they did not care to argue but rattled off the words without a second thought.

Question 4: Why did the jackal allow the iguana to have water from the pond?

Answer: The jackal allowed the iguana to have water from the pond because he said that he could do justice to his admirable lines because at present, he was hoarse as a crow.

Question 5: Why did the jackal run after the iguana?

Answer: The jackal ran after the iguana because the iguana insulted him and was bolted for his hole as hard as he could.

Question 6: How did iguana mange to save itself from the jackal?

Answer: The iguana managed to save itself from the jackal when he told the jackal to leave him first so that he could turn around and come out. And after this, the jackal let go and the iguana managed to save.

The Jackal and The Iguana Questions & Answers

Question 7: Read and answer the questions:
‘Dear me! I was very forgetting! Let me see….’

(a) Who is the speaker?

Answer: The iguana is the speaker.

(b) Write a brief description of the speaker.

Answer: The speaker, an Iguana or big lizard was waddling down to the water, looking for all the world like a baby alligator.

(c) What was the speaker ‘very near forgetting’?

Answer: The speaker was very near forgetting to pay homage.

Question 8: Read and answer the questions:
‘Silver is his dais, plastere4d o’er with gold, In his ears are jewels, some prince I must behold’.

(a) Who is the speaker?

Answer: The Jackal is the speaker.

(b) Where is the speaker?

Answer: The speaker is on his throne that he prepared from the old bones.

(c) Write a few lines about the ‘jewels in the ears.’

Answer: Normally by ‘jewels in the ears’ we mean some gold or silver ornaments which are worn as earrings but here the jackal was wearing old-shoes as earrings.

(d) Who is the ‘prince’ being referred to here?

Answer: The jackal is the ‘prince’ being referred to here.

Question 9: Read and answer the questions:
‘Friend. I give in! Just leave hold my tail, will you? Then I can turn around and come out’.

(a) Who is the speaker?

Answer: The iguana is the speaker.

(b) Where is the speaker?

Answer: The speaker is in his hole.

(c) Why is the listener holding the speaker’s tail?

Answer: The listener is holding speaker’s tail because he ran away without paying homage to him.

(d) Does the speaker ‘turn around and come out’?

Answer: No, the speaker doesn’t turn around and come out’.

Question 10: Fill in the blanks:

(a) ‘You must not taste a drop till you have done homage to me?
(b) A jackal was sulking through a village.
(c) The jackal began to believe that he was a person of great importance.
(d) Even the royal tiger repeated the jackal’s rime.
(e) When the jackal let go, the iguana’s tail disappeared up the hole in a twinkling.
(f) ‘At present I am as hoarse as a crow,’ said the iguana.

So, these were The Jackal and The Iguana Questions & Answers.