The Squirrel – Important Questions

Important Question and Answers

Q. What does the squirrel like to eat?

Ans. The squirrel likes to eat nuts.

Q. What is the squirrel wearing according to the poet?

Ans. The squirrel wears an overcoat of gray colour.

Q. Why does the squirrel go the other way?

Ans. The squirrel went the other way because he does not want to be disturbed.

Q. Give the description of the squirrel in the poem.

Ans. The squirrel has a question mark on its tail and a gray coat which the poet describes as, ‘‘an overcoat of gray.”

Q. Identify the following animals:

  1. It is of white colour and has red eyes. Its favourite food is carrot.
  2. It is the most loyal animal. Lots of people like to keep it as a pet.
  3. It likes to drink milk and eat rats.
  4. It is the king of all animals.


  1. Rabbit
  2. Dog
  3. Cat.
  4. Lion

Q. Discuss the posture of the squirrel as discussed in line 3 of the poem.

Ans. The squirrel ‘sat up straight’ to eat a nut. Else the squirrel usually sits and runs with a blended back.

Q. What did the squirrel do if someone came too close to his tree?

Ans. The squirrel would run away in the opposite direction if someone came too close to his tree.

Q. Why does the poet say “he liked to tease and play”?

Ans. The squirrel likes to play. It is a fun-loving creature. He likes to play with human beings and when someone ran towards him, he would run away in the opposite direction.

Q. Is the squirrel a wild or domestic animal?

Ans. The squirrel is not a domestic animal. It is rather a wild animal. It is generally found in or around tall, thick trees.

Q. The poet says that he ‘wore a question mark for a tail’. Write the five meanings of the word ‘wear’ other than wearing clothes and make sentences.


  1. Wear — to have your hair in a particular style
    • She wore her hair loose.
  2. Wear well – to remain in a good condition after a period of time.
    • The tyres on the car seem to be wearing well.
  3. Wear – to have a particular expression on your face.
    • His face wore a welcoming smile.
  4. Wear out – to become damaged and useless.
    • My boots are beginning to wear out.
  5. Wear – Exhaust.
    • Sentence: All this shopping has worn us out.

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