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Chapter 2 The Tiger King
The Tiger King
Short Answer Type Questions
Q1. Who was the tiger king? How was he named it?
Ans.The Maharaja of Pratibandhpuram is the hero of this story. He also came to be known as Tiger King. The tiger king gets his name, as tigers dominate his mission and life. An astrologer foretold that his death would come from a tiger. He told the Maharaja that he would kill ninety nine tigers but he should be very careful with the hundredth tiger. The hundredth tiger caused his death and so he got his name.
Q2.What did the astrologers tell when the tiger king was born?
Ans.The astrologer predicted that the newly born prince will grow up to become the hero of the heroes, brave of the bravest and great warrior. He also predicted that the baby was born in the hour of the bull. The bull and the tiger were enemies. Therefore, he would die because of the tiger.
Q3. What miracle did take place at the time of tiger king’s birth?
Ans.At the time of his birth the astrologers declared that the prince would have to die one day. The ten days old prince asked the astrologers to reveal the manner of his death. The wise men were baffeled at this miracle. The chief astrologer said that his death would come from tiger.
Q4. What did the astrologer tell about the death of the tiger king?
Ans.The chief astrologer had told the king that his death would come from a tiger. He also predicted that the king would kill 99 tigers but he will have to be very careful from hundredth tiger.
Q5.How was the tiger king brought up?
Ans.The royal infant grew taller and stronger day-by-day. He drank the milk of an English cow, brought by English nanny, tutored English by Englishman. His life was exactly like other crown princes of other Indian states. When he came at the age of twenty the state came into his hands.
Q6.What was the astrologer’s prediction?
Ans.The astrologer predicted that the newly born prince will grow up to become the hero of heroes, brave of the bravest and great warrior. He also predicted that the baby was born in the hour of the bull. The bull and the tiger were enemies. Therefore, he would die because of the tiger.
Q7. Why it was the celebration time for the tigers of Pratibandapuram?
Ans.There was a celebration time for all the tigers of Pratibandapuram because the state banned tiger hunting by anyone except the Maharaja and a proclamation was issued to the effect that if anyone dared to fling a stone at a tiger, all his wealth and property would be confiscated.
Chapter 2 The Tiger King
Q8. How did the king save his throne? How much loss did he bear?
Ans.The king ordered fifty diamond rings from a famous jeweller. He sent all the rings to the wife of the officer. He thought that the lady would keep one or two rings and send back the remaining. But she kept all the fifty rings. The king had to bear the expense of three lac rupees for it, but he managed to save his kingdom.
Q9. What gift did the king find perfect to give his son on his birthday and why?
Ans.The Maharaja thought that he had killed the hundredth tiger just as easily as he had killed the ninety-nine before so, he wanted to give his son a symbol of his bravery as a birthday gift. That is the reason why he gave his son the wooden tiger.
Q 10.How was the birthday gift? What happened with the king?
Ans.The king had got the wooden toy tiger as a birthday present for his son. It had been carved by an unskilled carpenter. It had a rough surface with tiny slivers of wood standing up like quills all over it. One of those slivers pierced the Maharaja’s right hand and although the king pulled it, his arm got infected.
Q11.How was the operation successful?
Ans. The satire lies in the fact that though the Maharaja had died, the operation became ‘successful’ as the prediction that the hundredth tiger would claim the Maharaja’s life turned out to be.
Long Answer Type Questions
Q1. Who was the tiger king? What were his other names? How was he named as the tiger king?
Ans.The Maharaja of Pratibandapuram is the hero of this story. He may be identified as his Highness Jamedar-General, Khiledar-Major, Sata Vyaghra Samhari, Maharajadhiraja Visva Bhuwana Samrat, Sir Jilani Jung Bahadur, M.A.D., A.C.T.C., or C.R.C.K. But this name is often shortened to the tiger king. When he was born, the astrologers foretold that his death would come from a tiger. When the king came of age at twenty years, he learnt about the prophesy. There were many forests in his state. The Maharaja started on a tiger hunt. He was thrilled beyond measure when he killed his first tiger. He showed it to the state astrologer. But the state astrologers replied, “Your Majesty may kill ninety-nine tigers in exactly the same manner. But, you must be very careful with the hundredth tiger”. The Maharaja decided to kill hundred tigers first before doing anything else. Tiger hunting was banned by anyone except the Maharaja. A proclamation was issued that if anyone dared to throw even a stone at a tiger all his wealth and property would be confiscated. Maharaja faced many dangers also while hunting but he braved all the dangers. As a result the king came to be known as the tiger king.
Chapter 2 The Tiger King
Q2.How was the crown prince Jilani Jung Bahadur brought up? Why did he call the state astrologer? What did the astrologer say?
Ans.The royal infant drank the milk of an English cow, was brought up by an English nanny, tutored English by an Englishman, saw nothing but English films. His life was exactly like the other crown princess of the other Indian states. When the Maharaja boasted about killing the first tiger, the astrologer said that he may kill 99 tigers, but must be ‘very careful with hundredth tiger.
” The astrologer predicted that the newly born prince will grow up to become the hero of the heroes, brave of the bravest and great warrior. He also predicted that the baby was born in the hour of the bull. The bull and the tiger were enemies. Therefore, he would die because of the tiger.
Q3. What was the vow of the Maharaja? How did he fulfil it and what dangers did he face?
Ans.The chief astrologer had told the king that his death would come from a tiger and he should be specially wary of the hundredth tiger so to prove the astrologer wrong the king decided to kill a hundred tigers. He vowed that he would, attend to all other matters only after killing one hundred tigers. Initially the king seemed well set to realize his ambition. Then some dangers and difficulties cropped up.
There were time when the bullet missed its mark and at other times the tiger would leap on him and he would have to fight the wild beast with his bare hands. The Tiger King was able to kill ninety-nine tigers this way and if he could kill just one more tiger all his fears would be over for good and he could give up tiger hunting. But the hundredth tiger could not be found. The Dewan realized the disastrous results, if the hundredth tiger was not found so a tiger was brought in from the people’s Park in Madras and taken directly to the forest where the Maharaja was hunting. The king took aim and the tiger fell in a heap.
The Maharaja was extremely happy to have finally killed the hundredth tiger. After he left the hunters took a closer look at the tiger and realized the tiger was not dead as the king had missed the aim. They decided not to tell the Maharaja and one of the hunters killed the tiger. The king was left under the impression that he had achieved his target of killing a hundred tigers.
Q4. How did the hundredth tiger take its revenge? Was the king dead? How? Explain.
Ans. The hundredth tiger, which caused tiger king’s death, was a toy tiger. On his son’s third birthday, the Maharaja bought a wooden toy tiger for his son as a gift. One day while playing with his toy with his son, one of its slivers, pierced his right hand. He pulled it out the continued playing. Next day, the infection flared in the Maharaja’s right hand and in four days it spread all over his arm. The Maharaja was operated upon but succumbed to the injury. A sliver splinter in it pierced the king’s hand and the infection spread all over his arm causing his death.
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Q5.What did the astrologers tell when the tiger king was born? an ait
Ans. In the story ‘The Tiger King’ we see innocent tigers being killed at the whim of a King. Just to prove the prediction of the astrologers wrong, the proud king does so, instead of having a safety ring around him to save himself from a tiger. The story is told in a humorous tone.
The author is nowhere seen preaching against animals killing. But indirectly, he seems to have sympathy for the innocent animals who are subjected to the willfulness of human beings The King first targeted and eliminated tigers in his state and went to marry a girl from a state having good statistics of tigers to realize his objective and flatten the prediction of astrologers.
The author seems to comment that a killer of innocent animals is never spared by nature. The ent death of the king caused by a wooden tiger seems to be a revenge for his heartless act of killing tigers. It seems to be a lesson for those who are cruel to innocent animals and treat them at their will.
MCQ Objective Questions
Q1.How many surgeons were summoned to attend the king?
Q2.Identify the literary device in ‘like quills all over it’.
(b) Simile (✓)
Q3. How old was the King’s son?
(a) One year old
(b) Three years old(✓)
(c) Five years old
(d) Seven years old
Q4. The 100th tiger had
(a) been shot dead
(d) been set free
Q5.In 10 years of hunting expeditions, the Maharaja killed tigers
Q6. Maharaja and Dewan …..the British Officer to save the kingdom
Q7……became the King’s main occupation Nonn
(d) Tiger hunting(✓)
Q 8. The state astrologer predicted that no harm would come to the Tiger King till the killing of..,..tigers
(b) 99 (✓)
Q 9. How old was the Prince when he ridiculed the astrologer?
(a) 10 days (✓)
(b) 10 weeks
(c) 10 months
(d) 10 years
Q 10. The Maharaja of is the hero of the story.
Q11. What literary device has been used in the story?
(a) metaphorical expressions
(b) Irony (✓)
Q 12.What did the Maharaja do to ensure his safety?
(a) He owned tigers
(b) married a princess
(c) prohibited British officer to enter his territory
(d) He killed tigers(✓)
Q 13.What is the irony in the story?
(a) King’s desire to prove predictions wrong
(b) King’s desire to marry
(c) King’s desire to kill tigers
(d) The king killed 99 tigers and died because of a toy tiger(✓)
Q14. Who actually shot the 100th tiger?
(a) one of the hunters who accompanied the king(✓)
(b) a soldier
(c) king’s guest
(d) British high officer
Q 15.What became the cause of King’s death?
(a) a tiger
(b) a tiger from his wife’s forest
(c) a tiger in his state
(d) the wooden tiger from the toyshop(✓)
Q16. What is the theme of the story?
(a) Desire of power
(b) Desire to have power for one’s selfish interests and not for the welfare of the people (✓)
(c) desire to help others
Q17. When did the Prince marry?
(a) at the age of 20
(b) when he killed the first tiger
(c) After killing all the tigers in the State(✓)
Q18.At what age the boy crowned as king?
Q 19.What did the astrologer predict?
(a) the boy will be a king
(b) the boy will visit the world
(c) the king will be killed by 100th tiger (✓)
Q 20.Under whose rule were the kings living?
(a) sovereign rule
(b) queen’s rule
(c) king’s rule
(d) Under the thumb rule of the British(✓)
Q21. Who is the author of The Tiger King?
(a) Ramaswamy Aiyer Krishnamurthy(✓)
(b) Charles Dickens
(c) Kamala Das
Q22. What is the moral of the story?
(b) Power makes us powerful
(c) Power is meaningless before destiny(✓)
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