Important Question and Answers
Q. Read the following extract and answer the questions that follow:
Macavity’s a Mystery: he’s called the Hidden Paw
For he’s the master criminal who can defy the Law.
He’s the bafflement of Scotland Yard, The Flying Squad’s despair:
For when they reach the scene of crime —Macavity’s not there!
- What is the other name given to Macavity cat?
Ans. The other name given to Macavity is the Hidden Paw.
- What kind of cat is Macavity?
Ans. Macavity is a mysterious and criminal cat.
- Why is Macavity the bafflement of Scotland Yard?
Ans. Macavity is the bafflement of the Scotland Yard because he can defy the law and is never caught by the Flying Squad.
Q. Read the extract and answer the questions that follow:
Macavity’s a ginger cat, he’s very tall and thin;
You would know him if you saw him, for his eyes are sunken in
His brow is deeply lined with thought, his head is highly doomed;
His coat is dusty from neglect, his whiskers are uncombed.
- Why is Macavity called a ginger cat?
Ans. Macavity is called a ginger cat because he’s very tall and thin.
- How would you know that it is a Macavity cat?
Ans. We would know it is a Macavity cat as its eyes were sunken in and his brow is deeply lined with thought, his head is highly doomed.
- What kind of coat and whiskers did Macavity have?
Ans. Macavity had dusty coat and uncombed whiskers.
Q. What does Macavity stand for?
Ans. Macavity is the symbol of a super-minded criminal, a spy, a trickster all rolled in one.
Q. What is the cause of flying squad’s despair?
Ans. Flying Squad is in despair for when they reach the scene of crime, Macavity is not there.
Q. Find out rhyming words and rhyming scheme.
Ans. Rhyming scheme is aa, bb, aa, bb and rhyming words are Paw, Law, despair, there, Macavity, gravity.
Q. How does Macavity break the law of gravity?
Ans. He breaks the law of gravity as he is quicker and faster than the wind. He does not fall on the ground and probably jumps upon surfaces and disappears.
Q. Having read the poem, try to guess whether the poet is fond of cats. If so, why does he call Macavity a fiend and monster.
Ans. We can say that the poet is fond of cats but he calls Macavity a fiend and monster because Macavity is very quick and fast as a spy, a trickster or a criminal.