Class VII, Ncert Cbse English Honeycomb
Chapter P1, The Squirrel
Answers of NCERT Textbook Exercise Questions (Important only)
Working with the Poem
Q.1: Why does the poet say the squirrel “wore a question mark for tail”? Draw a squirrel, or find a picture of a squirrel sitting on the ground. How would you describe its tail?
Answer: The tail of the squirrel is turned in the shape of a question mark, therefore, the poet had called the squirrel wore a question mark for tail”. (Draw the picture yourself)
Q.2: Do we usually say that an animal wears a tail? What do we say?
Answer: No, generally we say that an animal has a tail. An animal wears a tail is poetic language.
Q.3: “He liked to tease and play”. Who is teasing whom? How?
Answer: The squirrel is teasing the children who are running around to catch it.