Class 10 English Chapter 3 Poem Animals Question Answer

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Question & Answers

As Given in the poem for thinking about the poem:

Q.1. Notice the use of the word ‘turn’ in the first line “I think I could turn and live with animals’. What is the poet turning from? Or, Why do you think the poet could turn and live with animals? [MQ]

Ans: The poet wants to turn from man to animal. He means to say that he would like to change himself into animal, from whose ancestry he has become man through prolong evolution. He is also attracted by the simple and plain life led by the animals.

Q.2. Mention three things that humans do and animals do not do.


(i) Humans sweat and whine.

(ii) Humans weep for their sins.

(iii) Humans kneel down to one another and to their ancestors.

Q.3. Do humans kneel to other humans who lived thousands of years ago? Discuss.

Ans: Yes, they do. Human beings treat the ancestors with honour and respect. All over the world, people practising various religions observe different kinds of rituals in memory of their forefathers. They remember the ancestrors with reverence.

Q.4. What are the ‘tokens’ that the poet says he may have dropped long ago and which the animal have kept for him?

Ans: The ‘token’ referred to here is the quality of simplicity that has been prevailing still among the animals. The poet, as a man acknowledges his animal ancestry but says that in course of evolution, he has dropped the quality of simplicity and innocence that the animals have preserved and kept for them.

Additional Questions & Answers

A. Multiple Choice Questions [MCQ] and answers :

Q. 1. Who, according to the poet, is better?

(a) human beings

(b) animals

(c) plants

(d) none

Ans: (b)

Q. 2. What do humans do that animals don’t?

(a) greed

(b) jealousy

(c) infuriate

(d). All of the above

Ans: (d).

Q. 3. What is the meaning of “whine”?

(a) a beverage

(b) cry

(c) shout

(d) None

Ans: (b)

Q. 4. Who are ‘they’ referred to here?

(a) Animals (b) Human beings (c) Plants (d) Birds

Ans: (a)

Q. 5. Why do humans lie awake in the dark?

(a) Do not feel sleepy

(b) Do not feel tired

(c) Worried

(d) Cry for their sins

Ans: (d)

Q. 6. What qualities have the humans given up?

(a) innocence

(c) truthfulness

(b) kindness

(d) All of the above

Ans: (d)

B. Very short and short type Questions and Answers:

Q.1. Who is the poet of the poem ‘Animals’?

Ans: Walt Whitman, a major American poet.

Q.2. Who is Walt Whitman?

Ans: Walt Whitman is a major American poet.

Q.3. What type of a man Whitman was in his social life?

Ans: In his social life Whitman was a nonconformist.

Q.4. “… they are so placid and self contained?” Who are the ‘they’ in the above line?

Ans: The ‘they’ in the above line are the animals.

Q.5. With whom could the poet live and why? [HSLC-2015]

Ans: The poet could live with the animals because they are so placid and self contained.

Q.6. How do the animals accept their condition? [HSLC.2017]

Ans: The animals accept their condition without sweat and whine.

Q.7. Choose the meaning of the underlined words from the alternative given in the brackets : [HSLC.2018]

(a) I think I could turn and live with the animals, they are so placid and self-contained. (angry/calm and peaceful/harmful) [HSLC 2020]

Ans: Calm and peaceful.

(b) Not one is dissatisfied, not one is demented with the maina of owing things. (feeling unhappy/feeling displeased/behaving crazily for being upset) [HSLC 2020]

Ans: behaving crazily for being upset.

Q.8. How are the animals over the whole earth?

Ans: Over the whole earth no animal is respectable or unhappy. They. live in contentment as they lead plain life.

Q.9. How do the animals show their relations to the poet? and what does he do them?

Ans: The animals lead placid and self contained life. The poet too likes simplicity and leads a plain life. Also, the poet acknowledges his animal ancestry. So he feels that the animals show their relations to him. He accepts them.

Q.10. “… they evince them plainly in their possession.”

(i) Who are the ‘they’?

(ii) What is there in their possession?’


(i) The ‘they’ are the animals.

(ii) Lessons of simplicity, plain and peaceful, self contained life are there in the possession of the animals.


Q.11. What does the poet mean when he says ‘Did I pass that way huge time ago’?

Ans: The poet praises the animals for their peaceful and self contained life. In this connection, he refers to the animal ancestry of man. Man has emerged from animals passing through long process of evolution. The poet means to say that a long time ago he too passed through the process of evolution.

Q.12. For what qualities of their’s does the poet praise the animals? Or, Why did the poet feel more at home with animals than humans? [HSLC-2015, 2019]

Ans: The poet praises the animals for their placid, self contained, and simple life. They never complain about their sins, nor do they weep for their sins. They do not discuss their duty God. No one of them is dissatisfied and hankers after anything. All are equal in the animal community and none pays respect to the others, including their ancestors.

Q.13. There are some indirect references to human qualities in the poem? Mention some of them.

Ans: People are hardly placid and self contained. They are never satisfied with their condition and go on sweating and whinning. They repent and weep for their sins and discuss long their duty to God. They hanker after more and more things and the worst thing is that they do not treat their fellowmen as equals. There are high and low, rich and poor, and common and respectable ones among them.


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