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NCERT Solutions for Class 7 English Unit 1 Poem The Squirrel

Introducing the most comprehensive and dependable NCERT Solutions for Class 7 English, dedicated to the poem "The Squirrel" from the NCERT textbook. These solutions are meticulously prepared by our team of subject-matter experts, ensuring that they adhere to the academic standards set by the educational board.

Working with the Poem

Question 1 :

Why does the poet say the squirrel “wore a question mark for tail”? Draw a squirrel, or find a picture of a squirrel sitting on the ground. How would you describe its tail?


Answer :

The poet says the squirrel “wore a question mark for tail” as the tail of the squirrel curled in a way that it appeared like a question mark.


Question 2 :

Do we usually say that an animal ‘wears’ a tail? What do we say? (Think: Does an animal wear a coat? Consult a dictionary if you like, and find out how ‘wear’ is used in different ways.)


Answer :

 No, usually, we don’t say that an animal ‘wears’ a tail. Instead, we say the animal ‘has’ a tail.

According to the dictionary, the word ‘wear’ is used to mean something that is used to cover. For example, we wear clothes.


Question 3 :

“He liked to tease and play”. Who is teasing whom? How?


Answer :

“He liked to tease and play”. Here, the poet is teasing the squirrel. The poet will approach the squirrel, and as soon as he nears the squirrel, it runs away in a different direction.


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