CBSE Class 10 English HOTS Poem 6 Animals
Please refer to CBSE Class 10 English HOTS Poem 6 Animals below. These High Order Thinking Skills Questions and answers have been prepared based on the latest pattern of questions expected in the CBSE Class 10 English exams. Students should properly understand the questions and answers given below which will help them to get better marks in exams.
Q1.What are the ‘tokens’ that the poet says he may have dropped long ago, and which the animals have kept for him?
Ans: The ‘tokens’ are of mutual love and understanding that the ancestors of the poet used to share with the animals thousands of years ago. The poet says that they dropped them and the animals kept them.
Q2. ‘Not one kneels to another, nor to his kind that lived thousands of years ago.’ How does the poet satirical comment on human being in these lines?
Ans:The poet wishes to convey that the animals do not kneel before others especially before the ones who lived thousands of years ago. But the human beings indulge in hero worship and kneel to other human beings, who might have lived thousands of years ago. The poet satirical comments on humans and ways of human worshipping other humans and still dissatisfied.
Q3. The poet in the poem ‘Animals’ laments the loss of certain values on the part of human beings, whereas animals seems to have retained them and are self-contented. Analyse the cause of degeneration of values in today’s hard times.
Ans: In the modern civilized world, human beings have achieved a lot of material values but lost the real virtues. The more developed and modern human beings became, the more they lost the essence of their characters. Animals, whereas, never adapted to any material goods and always remained natural. This natural aspect of animals has helped them maintain their values. Humans, in order to possess more and more have forgotten kindness and innocence. They indulge in all unethical practices which are devoid of any good virtue, hence the poet laments (complaints) the loss of good values on part of human beings.