The Tale of a Tail Questions & Answers

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The Tale of a Tail Questions & Answers

Word Galaxy

  • Swore – to take an oath
  • Absorbed – busy
  • Giggle – to laugh softly
  • Sly – cunning
  • Pandemonium – a place of lawlessness, a situation in which there is a lot of noise and confusion
  • Sarcastic – mocking
  • Fierce – angry
  • Trembling – shaking with fear
  • Sobbed – cry noisily
  • Growled – roared
  • Committed – loyalty and dedication towards something
  • Burst – explode
  • Embarrassed – feeling ashamed
  • Astonishment – surprise

Question 1: Who said these words to whom?

(a) “What is wrong with you, you little rogues?”

Answer: Mani said this to Pea, Swaminathan and Shankar.

(b) Swaminathan’s Friends ‘Sir, please let us go out.’

Answer: Somu said this to teacher.

(c) ‘They call me Rajam’s tail.’

Answer: Swaminathan said this to Mani.

(d) ‘No-I didn’t, you-‘

Answer: Swaminathan said this to Mani.

(e) ‘He, Pea-wrote-TAIL-Big Tail-on the blackboard.’

Answer: Swaminathan said this to Mani.

The Tale of a Tail Questions & Answers

Question 2: Do you think Shankar or Pea had written the word ‘Tail’ on the blackboard? Give a reason for your answer.

Answer: No, I don’t think Shankar or Pea had written the word ‘Tail’ on the blackboard because Pea was unpacking his bag and Shankar was also busy in some work.

Question 3: How did Swaminathan feel when he saw the word ‘Tail’ written on the blackboard?

Answer: He got angry and felt embarrassed when he saw the word ‘Tail’ written on the blackboard.

Question 4: Read the line and answer the questions:

‘What is wrong with you, little rogues?’

(a) Who are rogues?

Answer: Swaminathan, Pea and Shankar are rogues.

(b) Why are they fighting with each other?

Answer: They were fighting with each other because Swaminathan slapped Pea and Shankar.

(c) Where is the fight going on?

Answer: The fight was going on in the classroom.

The Tale of a Tail Questions & Answers

Question 5: Read the line and answer the questions:

‘And who dares to talk about Rajam here?’

(a) Who is Rajam?

Answer: Rajam was the best friend of Swaminathan.

(b) Who talked about Rajam?

Answer: Swaminathan talked about Rajam.

(c) How are Mani and Rjam related?

Answer: Rajam was sworn enemy of Mani.

Question 6: Do you think Swami was right in slaping Pea and Shankar? Had you be in his place, how would you have reacted? Would you have:
i. ignored the word ‘Tail’ written on the board?
ii. laughed along to avoid argument or fight?
iii. talked to your classmates and resolved the matter peacefully?
iv. complained to your teacher? Explain with reasons.

Answer: No, I don’t think Swaminathan was right in slaping Pea and Shankar. Decision taken in anger are always wrong. In such situations, we should keep calm. If I were at his place, I would have talked to my classmates and resolved the matter peacefully.

Question 7: Find out words from the passage that mean the same as follows:
i. angry
ii. to feel confused and ashamed
iii. to laugh softly
iv. a place of lawlessness

Answer: i. Fierce
ii. Embarrassed
iii. Giggle
iv. Pandemonium

So, these were The Tale of a Tail Questions & Answers.