The Cat’s Paradise is a story of contrast between freedom and comfort. You have already read about the Summary of Cat’s Paradise in the previous post. Today in this post I am proving you with The Cat’s Paradise Question Answers for students of Class 5th of JKBOSE. So, let’s not waste time and get started:
The Cat’s Paradise Class 5 Question Answers
Thinking about the Text
A: Answer the following questions:
1. What kind of life did the cat lead?
Ans. The cat led a very comfortable and luxurious life at Cherie’s home. He would sleep on a feathers pillow near the fireplace and had delicious food to eat.
2. Why did the cat feel a need to leave the comforts of the house?
Ans. The cat felt the need to leave the comforts of the house because whenever he looked out of the window, he would see the cats romping freely on the street. It fascinated him and he felt the life of the street cats is full of enjoyment.
3. In what ways was life on the tiles different from life in the house?
Ans. Life on the tiles was though blessed with sunshine, trees, flowers, baking croissants and freedom but it is full of uncertainties. It is hard and insecure. Life in the house is confined but secure and comfortable.
4. What advice did the tomcat give about meat on tables?
Ans. Ans. The Tomcat advised Louis that meat lying on the table was not for the cats like them. They could only eat from the gutters, garbage, and alleyways.
5. What did the tomcat feel about life, in a house?
Ans. The tomcat feels that living in a house was boring and had no enjoyment. It was meant only for weaklings.
6. What (according to the fat cat) was true happiness?
Ans. According to the fat cat, the true happiness was in the house where he might be locked but have comforts, he would always get fresh meat to eat, fluffy pillows near the fireplace to sleep.
B: Complete the following sentences:
- a) Louis wanted to live the life of ______________
- b) Tom wearily shook his head because _______________
Ans. Louis wanted to live the life of cats on rooftops.
Tom wearily shook his head because he knew Louis was not meant for the joy of freedom.
Use the following words and expressions in sentences of your own:
In the midst of, the whole day long, romping, fixed belief, resolved, signs of, from afar, desolate, succulent
In the midst of: We reached in midst of forest after 3 hours.
The whole day long: He worked the whole day long for a meagre sum.
Romping: Louis would see the cats romping on the street.
Fixed belief: I have a fixed belief in the law of gravity.
Signs of: There are no signs of rain in the coming days.
From afar: He came from afar to work in the city.
Desolate: The car was abandoned in a desolate forest.
Succulent: Cactus has a succulent stem.
A Clause is a group of words, which forms part of a sentence and has a Subject and a Predicate. e.g.;
I have a watch which is studded with diamonds.
In the above sentence, there are two clauses, i.e.,
‘I have a watch’ and ‘which is studded with diamonds.’
The first clause, i.e., ‘I have a watch’ is called the Principal or Main Clause and the second clause, i.e., ‘which is studded with diamonds’ is called the Subordinate or Dependent Clause as its sense is complete only when read with the Principal or Main Clause.
Note: Some sentences contain two or more Principal or Main Clauses and no Subordinate or Dependent Clause at all.
Now identify the Principal or Main Clause/s and the Subordinate or Dependent Clause/s (if any) in the following sentences:
- He must weep, or he’ll die.
- Walk quickly, else you’ll not overtake him.
- This is the house that his brother built.
- You may do as you please.
- He threw the stone but it missed the aim.
- She neither obtains success nor deserves it.
- Whatever you do, do well.
- We rested when evening came.
- Tell him the news as you have heard.
- I returned home because I was ill.
|Sentence||Main Clause||Subordinate Clause|
|1. He must weep, or he’ll die.||He must weep||or he’ll die|
|2. Walk quickly, else you’ll not overtake him.||Walk quickly||else you’ll not overtake him|
|3. This is the house that his brother built.||This is the house||that his brother built.|
|4. You may do as you please.||You may do||as you please|
|5. He threw the stone but it missed the aim.||He threw the stone||but it missed the aim|
|6. She neither obtains success nor deserves it.||She neither obtains success nor deserves it|
|7. Whatever you do, do well.||Whatever you do||do well|
|8. We rested when evening came.||We rested||when evening came|
|9. Tell him the news as you have heard.||Tell him the news||as you have heard|
|10. I returned home because I was ill.||I returned home||because I was ill|
Write a paragraph about the main idea of the story using the following points:
- Louis lived the life
- He was not satisfied with the life of luxury.
- Why not satisfied
- Life outside
- Life inside
- Impossible for tomcat to live outside.
Note: i) The ‘s’ in Louis is silent.
- ii) Cherie is pronounced sherry.
iii) Naïve is pronounced nai-eev.
Ans. Louis was a fat pet cat of Cherie. He led a comfortable and luxurious life. He had a fluffy soft feather pillow for sleeping. Cherie fed him fresh meat and fish. Though he has all the comforts in life he was not satisfied with the life of luxury. He was not happy because he used to see other cats roaming freely on the rooftops and wanted to live their life.
One day he left the house and went to the street and joined the street cats. He found that life in the street is quite hard and it is difficult for him to survive outside. He found it impossible for him to survive outside. So, he returned to Cherie’s home where he can enjoy delicious food and a soft bed for sleep.
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