A Tiger in the Zoo Question Bank | Class 10 English

CBSE Question Bank Answer Key for ‘A Tiger in the Zoo’ class 10 English. MCQ of Tiger in the Zoo along with Short and long answers have been provided in full. These extra question answers are based on the new pattern released by CBSE and are important for class 10th exams. Don’t just copy-paste. Try to write in your own words. A tiger in the Zoo question bank answers are explained in Hindi in the attached video.

A Tiger in the Zoo MCQ | CBSE Class 10 Question Bank Answers

Q Multiple Choice Questions based on an extract (MCQ)

(A) He should be lurking in shadows,
Sliding through long grass
Near the water hole
Where plump deer pass.

i According to the extract, the poet wishes for the tiger to be ‘sliding’ through the foliage as this would
a) assist in keeping the prey unsuspecting of the predator’s sound.
b) aid in camouflaging the presence of the predator before it rushes in.
c) help the predator pounce on the prey comfortably without getting tired.
d) Support the predator’s vision as it eyes its prey.

ii Which fact DOES NOT connect with the significance of the water hole for the tiger?
a) Many tigers chase prey into the water and hold the victim’s head underwater until it drowns.
b) Prey feed in the water on water-lilies and often wander into the middle of the water hole, where they are vulnerable and easy for the tiger to kill.
c) Prey which has quenched its thirst ensures the consumption of hydrated meat for the tiger.
d) Chasing the panicked prey from shallow to deep water where the tiger grabs it.

iii Pick the option that DOES NOT use ‘lurking’ correctly to fill in the blank.
a) The thug was ——–in the alley late evening, for unsuspecting passers-by.
b) The hyena was ___ in its den after a good meal.
c) The detective cautioned her team about the ___ dangers likely to impact the case.
d) The prejudices __________beneath the surface create misunderstandings.

iv ‘shadow’ here, refers to the shadow of
a) the tiger.
b) long grass.
c) water hole.
d) deer

v Pick the phrase that DOES NOT suggest that the forest in the extract is lush.
a) long grass
b) the water hole
c) plump deer
d) lurking in the shadow

Answer keys for MCQs (A)
i. a
ii. c
iii. b
iv. b
v. d

A Tiger in the Zoo Multiple Choice Questions | CBSE Question Bank

(B) But he’s locked in a concrete cell,
His strength behind bars,
Stalking the length of his cage,
Ignoring visitors.
He hears the last voice at night,
The patrolling cars, …

i Choose the image that best describes the condition of the tiger based on the given extract.

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a) Option (1)
b) Option (2)
c) Option (3)
d) Option (4)

ii Which option correctly lists the reason for the tiger ‘stalking the length of his cage’?
a) Animals tend to cover large distances and burn a lot of their energy by hunting for prey, in their natural habitat. Zoos deprive them of such stimulation and they are restless and bored.
b) Animals are scared of visitors gazing at them in their unnatural surroundings. Zoos are places where animals are far removed from the privacy of their natural habitat.
c) Animals dislike human noises in the city and react to them aggressively. Zoos are often located in cities or outskirts.
d) Animals require human love and care and miss this when in captivity. Zoos are places where they walk around mechanically to attract human attention.

iii Which option identifies a patrolling car correctly?

cbse question abnk class 10- A tiger in the zoo

a) Option 1
b) Option 2
c) Option 3
d) Option 4

iv The main contrasting idea suggested by the extract is that of
a) strength and weakness.
b) nature and culture.
c) beasts and mortals.
d) confinement and freedom.

v Choose the option listing the most likely reason for the tiger to ignore visitors, according to the extract.
a) He is scared of their constant stares.
b) The visitors don’t provide him with any food.
c) He knows that none would help him out of captivity.
d) The visitors don’t speak to him kindly.

Answer Key for MCQs (B)
i. b
ii. a
iii. b
iv. d
v. c

Q A TIGER IN THE ZOO Question Bank

Qi It is said that an animal’s eyes have the power to speak a great language. Explain with reference to the tiger.

Answer: The tiger is ignoring the visitors depicts that he does not want to make eye contact with them. His eyes want to say that he is angry with humans. His act of staring at the stars shows his desire to live in the open sky.

Qii How does the poem point to the cruelty of animals in captivity?

Answer: The poem hints at the cruelty of animals in captivity by thinking about their natural habitat and habits. The poet imagines how a tiger attacks a deer near the water hole, terrorises the villagers living on the outskirts and snarls at night.

Qiii The poet celebrates the strength of the tiger in this poem. Counter the statement.

Answer: The poet points out that he is stalking in a small space instead of chasing his prey in the vast forest. His quiet rage has replaced roars and velvety paws have substituted his sharp claws.

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Q11 Answer in 40-50 words

Qi Do you think the tiger in the poem had lost its natural instinct due to captivity? Support your response with evidence from the poem.

Answer: Tiger is a carnivorous animal and is known for its sharp and sudden attack on other animals and humans. Even after being surrounded by people he is attacking nobody. He is full of anger but his rage has turned quiet. He is no more than a showpiece or toy for entertainment. All these points show that he has lost his natural instinct due to captivity.

Qii What do you think the tiger would say to you, as a visitor? You may begin like this: Please stop staring. You have no idea……………(continue)……….

Answer: Please stop staring. You have no idea how much it hurts to live within this cage for 24 hours. Moreover, you and your children throw food and other objects at me. You take selfies with me without my permission. Change the places once and experience my pain and suffering and you will know yourself how much it hurts.

Qiii Write the appropriate response comprising at least two reasons to present a counter to the following:

A tiger in the zoo question bank class 10

You may begin this way: That’s just one-sided. Zoos are beneficial too. Firstly, they………………… (continue)……
Answer: That’s just one-sided. Zoos are beneficial too. Firstly they provide a glimpse of the vast wildlife in a safe and secure environment. Secondly, the animals on the verge of extinction can be taken care of in a simulated environment and restored to grow their numbers. Animals get a friendly place to live after their natural habitats vanish.

Q12. CBSE Question Bank Solutions | A TIGER IN THE ZOO CLASS 10 English

Q12 Answer in 100-120 words (beyond text and across texts)

Qi Imagine the tiger writing a diary entry conveying how he feels helpless, angry and frustrated in the concrete cell. He writes about his desire to be free. Write that diary entry. You may begin like this:
15 October 2020, Thursday 9:00 pm
I feel so vulnerable and annoyed at my state. I don’t know if I can ever be a free denizen of the forest.


15 October 2020, Thursday 9:00 pm
I feel so vulnerable and annoyed at my state. I don’t know if I can ever be a free denizen of the forest. I love to eat the fresh meat of a deer or cow after chasing them for hours. Frozen or stale food is not my cup of tea.
Just eating and lying idle makes me fat and chubby. But, I like to flaunt my muscular body. I am born to live in an open jungle. I am the king of a forest and I feel suffocated in this concrete cell. Why do humans interfere in our life and spoil our natural ecosystem? They should mind their own business.

Always remember to enclose your diary entry in a box.

Qii Imagine that a Man has been accused by a tiger of cruelty in an animal court. What would be the tiger’s two major accusations and how would Man defend them? Present your answer in two paragraphs.


Tiger’s AccusationsMan’s Defence
1. You have been killing us for our velvety skin.1. Our ancestors hunted you to show off their manhood. We have prohibited all sorts of hunting and killing of animals.
2. You have encroached on our natural habitat.2. We are making zoos and national parks to safeguard your species.


Read Conversation Script Between Tiger Lawyer and Man in Court Room

Qiii The tiger in the poem ‘A Tiger in the Zoo’ presents a contrasting image with the tiger in the poem ‘How to Tell Wild Animals’. Compare and contrast the two tigers with reference to the manner in which they have been presented in both poems.

Answer: The two tigers have been depicted with a sharp contrast in two different poems. The main point of difference is as follows-
The poem – A tiger in the zoo – talks about the life and mental status of a tiger who is put behind bars in a cage. He is calm and helpless. He is strolling inside a limited area in his cage. He might be missing his days of freedom. He is angry with visitors at the zoo but he prefers to ignore them and does not roar or attack anyone.
Whereas the second poem – How to tell wild animals – references an Asian lion whose roar is enough to push anyone towards death. This large and tawny animal lives freely in the jungles of the East. He is looking for his prey and might not ignore the visitors in the jungle.

Conversation Between a Caged Tiger and a Visitor in a Zoo

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