Carolyn Wells is the poet for “How to Tell Wild Animals,” which became very popular after it was published. Wells wrote the poem to show the reader that there might be a variety of explanations for why wild animals might be justified. She describes the wildlife in this poem in an entertaining and lively manner, which makes the poem an enjoyable read. In order to enjoy a successful trip to Asia, it is necessary that we are aware of the variety of animals found there, as well as how they attack.There are a number of How To Tell Wild Animals extra questions and answers that should be prepared by students in class 10, as it has an integral part in the final exam.
How to Tell Wild Animals Extra Questions
1. How can you identify the Bengal Tiger?
Answer: A person can identify the Bengal Tiger when a beast with black stripes on yellow body meets and eats him. This is how he can make out that it is the Bengal Tiger.
2. What does the poet tell us about a chameleon?
Answer:The poet tells us that a chameleon is found on a tree. It is a creature which can change its colour according to its surrounding. It is very difficult to see a chameleon on the tree because it changes its colour according to the colour of the tree.
3. How can you identify the Asian lion and the Bengal Tiger?
Answer: The Asian Lion has a large body and a brownish-yellow coat. It roars loudly when it attacks it’s prey.
4. How can you distinguish between a hyena and a crocodile?
Answer: A hyena laughs as it swallows its victim, whereas a crocodile weeps as it swallows its victim.
5. What is the famous saying associated with crocodiles and what does it mean?
Answer: The famous saying associated with crocodiles is that of ‘shedding crocodile tears’. It actually means tears or expressions of sorrow that are insincere, and are said to be so named from a belief that crocodiles wept while devouring their prey.
6. Name the different animals and birds found in the jungles of the east.
Answer:The different animals are bengal tiger, Asians Lion, Leopard, Bear, Crocodile, Hyena, Chameleon. There is no mention of any bird in the poem.
7. How can you differentiate between a tiger and a leopard ?
Answer: A tiger has black stripes on its yellow coloured coat, but a leopard has spots on its body. A tiger kills its prey to satisfy its’ hunger, whereas a leopard can even kill for pleasure.
8. What humorous descriptions do you find in the poem?
Answer: We find some humorous descriptions about the animals in the poem. The poet has created it by the selection of words and his pattern of explaining. As the Bengal tiger is described noble, the bear hugs and the hyena smiles.
9. How does the poet tell us to identify a bear?
Answer: The poet says that if, while walking round the courtyard of his house, a person meets there a creature who hugs him very, very hard, then he be can be sure that it is a bear.
10. What is the theme of the poem, ‘How to Tell Wild Animals’?
Answer: The theme of the poem is to create humour. The poet creates humour by suggesting dangerous ways of identifying wild animals. You can identify most of the beasts while they are attacking you. Instead of shouting for help or trying to protect yourself, you are busy identifying the attacker—the idea creates humour.
11. Why do you think it is useless to roar in pain when in a leopard’s grip?
Answer: It is useless to roar in pain when in a leopard’s grip because it has a strong hold.
12. Does ‘dyin’ really rhyme with ‘Lion’? Can you say it in such a way that it does?
Answer: The word ‘dying’ does not whyme with ‘lion’. If we change the pronunciation of lion to ‘lying’, it may rhyme with the word ‘dying’.
13. Why does the poet say that a bear’s “hug” can be perplexing to a novice?
Answer: A bear’s natural instinct is to kill his prey by hugging him. He usually dies when he hugs the victim so tightly. However, a newcomer unfamiliar with bear behavior may misinterpret his embrace. He might think it’s a warm embrace.
14. How does a leopard behave when he meets a person?
Answer: When a leopard meets a person he jumps on him at once.
15. How does a chameoleon look in appearance?
Answer: A chameleon looks like a lizard and small in size. It does not have any ears nor any wings. It can change its colour.