NCERT Solutions for Class 10 English First Flight Chapter 8: Mijbil the Otter and poem Fog with Summery or Lesson & Poem This includes all answers of oral comprehension check I, II, working with the text, working with language, speaking and writing skills, etc. Download Offline Apps based on updated NCERT Solutions for 2019-20.
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Mijbil the Otter: Question – Answers
- First Flight Chapter 8: Mijbil the Otter
- First Flight Chapter 8 Poem: Fog
- Summery of Chapter & Poem
- First Flight Chapter 8: Comprehension Passages
10 English Chapter 8: Mijbil the Otter – Answers
NCERT Solutions for Class 10 English First Flight Chapter 8: Mijbil the otter is given below with all questions answers, working with the text, working with language, writing and reading, oral comprehension check, etc. Visit to Poems question-answers or Class 10 English main page or Top of the page.
10 English Chapter 8 Poem: Fog – Answers
Summery of Chapter and Poem
Passages with Question Answer
I. Read the following passage and answer the questions that follows:
Early in the New Year of 1956 I travelled to Southern Iraq. By then it had crossed my mind that I should like to keep an otter instead of a dog, and that Camusfearna, ringed by water a stone’s throw from its door, would be an eminently suitable spot for this experiment.
When I casually mentioned this to a friend, he as casually replied that I had better get one in the Tigris marshes, for there they were as common as mosquitoes, and were often tamed by the Arabs.
1. What pet did Maxwell think of keeping?
2. Where could Maxwell easily get his pet and why?
3. Which phrase in the passage means the same as ‘at a short distance’? See Answers
II. Read the following passage and answer the questions that follows:
Two days later, Mijbil escaped from my bedroom as I entered it, and I turned to see his tail disappearing round the bend of the corridor that led to the bathroom. By the time I got there he was up on the end of the bathtub and fumbling at the chromium taps with his paws. I watched, amazed; in less than a minute he had turned the tap far enough to produce a trickle of water, and after a moment or two achieved the full flow.
1. How did the author notice Mijbil escaping from his bedroom?
2. What did he try to do there?
3. Which word in the passage means the same as ‘surprised’? See Answers
III. Read the following passage and answer the questions that follows:
Mij and I remained in London for nearly a month. He would play for hours with a selection of toys, ping-pong balls, marbles, rubber fruit, and a terrapin shell that I had brought back from his native marshes. With the ping-pong ball he invented a game of his own which could keep him engrossed for up to half an hour at a time. A suitcase that I had taken to Iraq had become damaged on the journey home, so that the lid, when closed, remained at a slope from one end to the other.
1. What were the pastimes of Mij?
2. What did it do with the ping-pong ball?
3. Find a word in the passage which means same as ‘busy’. See Answers
Answers for passages
Comprehension Passage I – Answers
1. Maxwell thought of keeping an otter.
2. He could easily get his pet in the Tigris marshes because there they were as common as mosquitoes and were often tamed by the Arabs.
3. A stone’s throw.
Comprehension Passage II – Answers
1. The author noticed Mijbil escaping from his bedroom by making his tail disappear round the bend of the corridor leading to the bathroom.
2. He fumbled at the chromium taps with his paws.
Comprehension Passage III – Answers
1. There were toys, ping-pong balls, marbles and rubber fruits, etc.
2. It invented a game of its own.
What ‘experiment’ did Maxwell think Camusfearna would be suitable for?
Why does he go to Basra? How long does he wait there, and why?
How does he get the otter? Does he like it? Pick out the words that tell you this.
Yes liked otter. We know this because he uses the term ‘otter fixation’ to refer to his feeling towards the otter. He felt that this otter fixation or this strong attachment towards otters was something that was shared by most other people who had ever owned one.
Why was the otter named ‘Maxwell’s otter’?
What happened when Maxwell took Mijbil to the bathroom? What did it do two days after that?
Two days later, it escaped from his bedroom to the bathroom. By the time Maxwell got there, Mijbil was up on the end of the bathtub and fumbling at the chromium taps with its paws. Maxwell was left amazed. In less than a minute, it had turned the tap far enough to produce some water and after a moment, achieved the full flow.
How was Mij to be transported to England?
What did Mij do to the box?
Why did Maxwell put the otter back in the box? How do you think he felt when he did this?
Why does Maxwell say the airhostess was “the very queen of her kind”?
What happened when the box was opened?
What game had Mij invented?
What group of animals do otters belong to?
What guesses did the Londoners make about what Mij was?
What things does Mij do which tell you that he is an intelligent, friendly and fun-loving animal who needs love?
It enjoyed playing all kinds of games. It would play with a selection of toys, ping-pong balls, marbles, rubber fruit, and a terrapin shell. It required love and affection from Maxwell and it got that readily.