The Duck and The Kangaroo – Important Questions

Important Question and Answers

Q. Read the extracts given below and answer the questions that follow:

‘Please give me a ride on your back !’
Said the Duck to the Kangaroo.
“I would sit quite still, and say nothing but ‘quack’
The whole of the long day through!
And we’d go to the Dee, and the Jelly Bo Lee,
Over the land, and over the sea;
Please take me on a ride! O do !”
Said the Duck to the Kangaroo.

  1. What is the Duck doing in the first line?
  2. What did the Duck assure the Kangaroo?
  3. What are ‘Dee’ and ‘Jelly Bo Lee’?
  4. Give a word from the passage which means the same as the phrase ‘a vast span of water’.
  5. What request did the Duck make to the Kangaroo?
  6. What did the Duck promise?
  7. Where did the Duck want to visit?
  8. Give a word from the passage which means ‘entire’.


  1. Making a request.
  2. He would sit quite still.
  3. Names of places
  4. Sea
  5. The Duck requested the Kangaroo to ride on his back to see the world. The Kangaroo agreed to it.
  6. The Duck promised to sit quite, still and not to say anything but quack.
  7. Dee and the ‘Jelly Bo Lee’
  8. whole

Q. Why did the Duck praise the Kangaroo? How?

Ans. The duck praised the Kangaroo by appreciating his skills of hopping. He praised the Kangaroo to get an offer from Kangaroo to have a ride on his back so that he might visit the world by riding on his back.

Q. What was the objection raised by the Kangaroo to the duck?

Ans. The objection of the Kangaroo before the duck was that the feet of the duck were cold and wet most of the time which might cause cold to Kangaroo any time.

Q. Was the Kangaroo able to accept the request of the duck? If yes, when did they leave for the journey

Ans. Yes, the Kangaroo was able to accept the request of the duck. They left for the journey on the moonlit night.

Q. Between the duck and the Kangaroo, whom do you think to be happier?

Ans. In my opinion, Duck is happier because he wished to visit the world on Kangaroo’s back which Kangaroo accepted and the duck could be able to fulfill his desire.

Q. What did the two friends, the Duck and the Kangaroo decide?

Ans. Two friends the Duck and the Kangaroo decided to set out on a long pleasure trip.

Q. Describe the line that shows Duck requests Kangaroo to take him for a long trip.

Ans. The line that shows Duck’s request is—‘Please give me a ride on your back’.

Q. Where did the Duck decide to go?

Ans. The Duck decided to go to the ‘Dee’, and ‘Jelly Bo Lee’, over the land, and over the sea.

Q. Why is Kangaroo wary to take the Duck on the tip of his tail?

Ans. Kangaroo is wary to take the Duck on the tip of his tail because the Duck’s feet are unpleasantly wet and cold.

Q. What solution did the Duck find out to this problem?

Ans. The Duck found out a quick solution to this problem as she said that she would purchase woolen-socks and cloak to keep out the cold.

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