How to Tell Wild Animals Extract Based MCQs Class 10 English Poems

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(A) Read the extract given below and answer the questions that follow:

If strolling forth, a beast you view,
Whose hide with spots is peppered,
As soon as he has lept on you,
You’ll know it is the Leopard.
’Twill do no good to roar with pain,
He’ll only lep and lep again.

i. Choose the option listing the stanza that would follow the given extract.
a) Option 1
b) Option 2
c) Option 3
d) Option 4

ii. Given below are four examples of activities that Jasmeet does. Choose the option that correctly demonstrates ‘strolling’.
a) Jasmeet runs with a great speed after being chased by a dog.
b) Jasmeet walks in the garden, relaxing while listening to his favourite song.
c) Jasmeet skids sharply on the icy skate rink.
d) Jasmeet rushes to switch off the water pump in the backyard.

iii. Which option lists the statement that is NOT TRUE according to the extract?
a) The poet asks the reader to hide on seeing the leopard.
b) The poet cautions the reader about a leopard when walking through its territory.
c) The poet informs the reader that a leopard can launch repeated attacks.
d) The poet tells the reader that a leopard attack can result in pain.

iv. The repetition used in “he’ll only lep and lep again” is an example of
a) poetic justice.
b) satire.
c) allusion.
d) poetic licence.

v. Choose the option that matches with the rhyme scheme of the extract.

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


i. c
ii. b
iii. a
iv. d
v. c

(B) Read the extract given below and answer the questions that follow:

Though to distinguish beasts of prey
A novice might nonplus,
The Crocodile you always may
Tell from the Hyena thus:
Hyenas come with merry smiles;
But if they weep they’re Crocodiles.

i. Choose the option that DOES NOT describe a ‘novice’.
a) Lakshman has played cricket for the first time today.
b) Samiksha has been teaching for last ten years.
c) Srishti went for her first French class yesterday.
d) Gautam baked a second cake to improve his skills.

ii. Which option lists the image that DOES NOT indicate what the poet means by ‘beasts of prey’?

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

iii. What, according to the extract, would cause bewilderment?
a) Discovering the similarity between different preys of beasts.
b) Analysing habits of beasts that prey on hyenas.
c) Knowing the difference between several beasts of prey.
d) Drawing the similarities between crocodiles and hyenas.

iv. Choose the line from the given stanza that the poet takes liberty with, to fit to the rhyme scheme.
a) Though to distinguish beasts of prey
b) A novice might nonplus
c) The Crocodile you always may
d) Hyenas come with merry smiles

v. Choose the crocodile fact that is related to the given extract.
a) They have webbed feet which, though not used to propel them through the water, allow them to make fast turns and sudden moves in the water or initiate swimming.
b) Absence of sweat glands and so, release heat through their mouths making them often sleep with their mouths open.
c) 99% of crocodiles are eaten in the first year of their life by large fish, hyenas, monitor lizards and larger crocodiles.
d) While eating, they swallow too much air, which gets in touch with lachrymal glands and causes them to weep.


i. b
ii. d
iii. c
iv. b
v. d

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