NCERT Solutions for Class 8 English Honeydew - NCERT Solution Chapter 13

Macavity - The Mystery Cat (Poem) Class 8

Chapter 13 Macavity - The Mystery Cat (Poem) Exercise Answers & Summary

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Working with the poem : Solutions of Questions on Page Number : 51

Q1 :  

Read the first stanza and think.

(i) Is Macavity a cat really?

(ii) If not, who can Macavity be?


Answer :

(i)No, Macavity is not a cat really.

(ii)Macavity is just a fictional character created by the poet whose actions resemble those of a crook's.

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Q2 :  

Complete the following sentences.

(i) A master criminal is one who _____________________.

(ii) The Scotland Yard is baffled because _____________________.

(iii) _____________________because Macavity moves much faster than them.


Answer :

(i)A master criminal is one who can defy the law.

(ii)The Scotland Yard is baffled because whenever they reach the scene of crime, they cannot find Macavity.

(iii) Nobody can catch Macavity at the scene of crime because Macavity moves much faster than them.

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Q3 :  

"A cat, I am sure, could walk on a cloud without coming through". (Jules Verne)

Which law is Macavity breaking in the light of the comment above?


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Q4 :  

Read stanza 3, and then, describe Macavity in two or three sentences of your own.


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Q5 :  

Say 'False' or 'True' for each of the following statements.

(i) Macavity is not an ordinary cat.

(ii) Macavity cannot do what a fakir can easily do.

(iii) Macavity has supernatural powers.

(iv) Macavity is well-dressed, smart and bright.

(v) Macavity is a spy, a trickster and a criminal, all rolled in one.


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Q6 :  

Having read the poem, try to guess whether the poet is fond of cats. If so, why does he call Macavity a fiend and monster?


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Q7 :  

Has the poet used exaggeration for special effect? Find a few examples of it and read those lines aloud.


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