How to Tell Wild Animals Summary Class 10

Notes for Class 10

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Class 10 English How to Tell Wild Animals Summary

How to tell wild animals is a humorous poem written by Carolyn Wells. In the poem, the poet is introducing various wild animals by explaining the characteristics of each of them in a very funny way. The poem suggests some dangerous ways to identify wild animals. She has used language in a way that it generates humour. Various kinds of wild animals like Asian lion, Bengal tiger, bear, and etc. are introduced to the reader humorously. Much of the humour arises from the way language is used.

Summary in Hindi

जंगली जानवरों को कैसे बताएं कैरोलिन वेल्स द्वारा लिखी गई एक हास्य कविता है। कविता में कवि है उनमें से प्रत्येक की विशेषताओं को बहुत ही मजेदार तरीके से समझाकर विभिन्न जंगली जानवरों का परिचय देना। कविता जंगली जानवरों की पहचान करने के कुछ खतरनाक तरीके सुझाती है। उसने एक तरह से भाषा का इस्तेमाल किया है कि यह हास्य उत्पन्न करता है। विभिन्न प्रकार के जंगली जानवर जैसे एशियाई शेर, बंगाल टाइगर, भालू, आदि हैं पाठक से विनोदपूर्वक परिचय कराया। जिस तरह से भाषा का उपयोग किया जाता है उससे अधिकांश हास्य उत्पन्न होता है।

How to Tell Wild Animals Class 10 English Important Questions

Extract Based Comprehension Questions

If ever you should go by chance To jungles in the east;
And if there should to you advance A large and tawny beast,
If he roars at you as you’re dyin’
You’ll know it is the Asian Lion ….

Questions & Answer

Question. What are the features of an Asian Lion?
Ans. An Asian Lion is large and brownish-yellow in colour.

Question. What happens to you when the lion roars?
Ans. When the lion roars, it is very scary and we feel that we are going to die

Question. What do you mean by ‘tawny’?
Ans. ‘Tawny’ means brownish-yellow in colour.

Question. Where is the Asian Lion found?
Ans. Asian lion is found in the jungles of the East.

Extract Based Comprehension Questions

If strolling forth, a beast you view,
Whose hide with spots in 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.

Questions & Answer

Question. Describe the hide of a leopard?
Ans. A leopard’s hide is covered with spots

Question. When does one come to know that it is a leopard?
Ans. One comes to know that it is a leopard when it leaps or jumps on him.

Question. Write two words from the stanza which are wrongly spelt?
Ans. leapt and leap are given in the poem as lept and lep

Question. Why it won’t do any good to roar with pain?
Ans. It won’t do any good to roar with pain because then the leopard will pounce upon you again.

Short Answer Questions

Question. How can you identify the Asian lion and the Bengal Tiger?
Ans. The Asian Lion has a large body and a brownish-yellow colour… It roars loudly when it attacks its prey. The very roar is enough to terrorise one to death. On the other hand, the Bengal Tiger is a noble animal which attacks the prey silently. It has black stripes on its yellow coat.

Question. How can you distinguish between a hyena and a crocodile?
Ans. It is not easy to distinguish among wild animals. But a hyena and a crocodile can easily be distinguished. A hyena laughs as it swallows its victim, whereas a crocodile will have tears as it kills its victim.

Question. How does the poet describe the bear?
Ans. The poet describes the bear in a humorous way. He says that as soon as a bear sees a human being, it hugs him tightly. It clasps its prey tightly with both its hands and squeezes him to death. If he is still alive, he gives him another tight hug to kill him.

Question. How does a leopard behave when he sees someone?
Ans. A leopard has black spots all over its body. As soon as it sees someone, it leaps over him at once. There will be no use of crying with pain. It will not show any mercy, but keep on pouncing continuously on its victim.

Long Answer Question 

Question. Describe the effective use of humour in the poem How to tell wild animals. What are the poetic
liberties taken by the poet in the poem?
Ans. The poet, in the poem ‘How to tell Wild Animals’ creates humour by describing various beasts of prey. The way the poet explains the things is very funny yet interesting. The poet has depicted the wildlife very vividly and in a lively manner. While reading the poem, the readers enjoy the poet’s work and it leaves them refreshed and happy. The humour used in the poem is suggestive and mild. If the Asian Lion ‘roars’ at you as you are dying, the Bengal Tiger is a ‘noble’ wild beast that ‘greets’ you when you are roaming round in the jungle. The leopard will show no mercy and it will do no good to roar with pain. The bear gives you a very hard ‘hug’ and if you have any doubts whether it is a bear, it will give you just one more caress. The poet humorously says that hyenas come with ‘merry smiles’; but if they ‘weep’ they are crocodiles. Similarly, the poet takes many liberties to make the poem impressive. In order to rhyme with ‘lion’ the poet changes the word dying to ‘dyin’. Instead of leapt and leap the poet writes ‘lept’ and ‘lep’. All these changes make the poem more interesting and enjoyable.

How to Tell Wild Animals Summary Class 10