NCERT Solutions for Class 7 English An Alien Hand Chapter 9

A Tiger in the House Class 7

Chapter 9 A Tiger in the House Exercise Answers & Summary

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Comprehension check : Solutions of Questions on Page Number : 60

Q1 :  

He had the distinction of being the only member of the party to have bagged any game...”

The phrase in italics means

(i) Grandfather was the most distinguished member of the party.

(ii) Grandfather was the only sportsperson in the party.

(iii) Grandfather was the only successful member of the hunting party.


Answer :

The phrase in italics means that the grandfather was the only successful member of the hunting party.

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Q2 :  

Complete the following sentences.

(i) Toto climbed up the curtains when _____________________________________

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(ii) ________________________________________________________________

_________________I became one of the tiger's favourites.

(iii) Timothy had clean habits, __________________________________________

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Answer :

(i)Toto climbed up the curtains when Timothy lost its temper because Toto pulled it by the tail.

(ii) One of Timothy's favourite amusements was to stalk anyone who would play with him, and so, when I came to live with Grandfather, I became one of the tiger's favourites.

(iii)Timothy had clean habits, and would scrub his face with his paws exactly like a cat.

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Q3 :  

Grandmother's prophecy was that the tiger

(i) would prefer Mahmoud's bed to sleep in.

(ii) and the cook would disappear together from the house.

(iii) would one day make a meal of Mahmoud.


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Q4 :  

When Timothy was about six months old, a change came over him.

The phrase in italics means that

(i) Timothy had grown to his full size.

(ii) Timothy grew more friendly.

(iii) Timothy grew less friendly, in fact more dangerous


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Q5 :  

Write 'True' or 'False' against each of the following statements.

(i) Timothy and Grandfather went to Lucknow in a special compartment. ________

(ii) The compartment in which Grandfather and Timothy travelled had no other passenger. ________

(iii) Timothy and Grandfather travelled in a first class compartment. ________

(iv) All passengers in the compartment thought that Timothy was a well-fed and civilised tiger. ________


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Q6 :  

Grandfather suggested that Timothy should be put in another cage.

The reason was that

(i) the tiger had become very bad tempered.

(ii) a leopard in the next cage would constantly rush at Timothy.

(iii) the cage was too small for a full grown tiger.


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Q7 :  

The tiger was still licking his arm, with increasing relish. The phrase in italics suggests that Timothy

(i) was good natured.

(ii) recognised an old friend.

(iii) smelt fresh food.


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Exercise : Solutions of Questions on Page Number : 65

Q1 :  

Where was the tiger cub hiding when Grandfather found him?


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Q2 :  

Shoot animals with a camera, not with a gun.


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Q3 :  

(i) What did Toto do to entertain Timothy?

(ii) What did he do when Timothy lost his temper?


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Q4 :  

Keeping pets helps us become more loving and tolerant. It alsohelps us respect life in any form. Do you agree?


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Q5 :  

I became one of the tiger's favourites”. Who is 'I' in thestatement? Why did he think so?


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Q6 :  

Have you heard of the Society for Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (SPCA)? What do they do?


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Q7 :  

Where was Timothy most comfortable during the day? Wherewas he during the night?


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Q8 :  

What was Grandmother's prophecy about the cook? Did it cometrue?


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Q9 :  

What made Grandfather decide to transfer Timothy to the zoo?


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Q10 :  

Why did Grandfather want Timothy to be put in anotherenclosure?


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Q11 :  

What shocked Grandfather in the end?


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