English CBSE Class 12 NCERT Flamingo Poem 6 Aunt Jenifer’s Tigers Free Solution of Extra Questions and Answers – Extract Based Questions Short Answer Questions Long Answer Questions and Value Based Questions


(Extra Questions)


Multiple Choice Questions



(i) Which of the following word as used in the extract mean ‘residents’?

(a) beneath

(b) topaz

(c) chivalric

(d) denizens

Answer: (d)


(ii) Please read following statements and then based on the extract, please select the correct option –

Statement 1 – Tigers are described as residents of forest

Statement 2 – Movement of tigers exhibit their confidence

(a) Statement 1 alone can be inferred from the extract

(b) Statement 2 alone can be inferred from the extract

(c) Neither Statement 1 nor Statement 2 can be inferred from the extract

(d) Both Statement 1 and Statement 2 can be inferred from the extract

Answer: (d)


(iii) Which of the following have not been implied to be quality of tigers?

1. energetic

2. pale

3. feared

4. confident

5. timid

(a) 1 and 4

(b) 2 and 5

(c) 3 and 5

(d) 2 and 4

Answer: (c)


(iv) Which of the following represents the same poetic device as that represented by ‘bright topaz’?

(a) mighty dead

(b) meowing cat

(c) white shirt

(d) flared temper

Answer: (d)


(v) What does poet mean by the phrase ‘world of green’?

(a) The green colour

(b) The green nature

(c) All shades of green

(d) Forest

Answer: (d)



(i) Which of the following can be inferred from the extract?

Statement 1: Aunt Jennifer finds it difficult to do embroidery

Statement 2: The wedding band in her hand is very heavy

(a) Statement 1 is true and Statement 2 cannot be inferred

(b) Statement 2 is true and Statement 1 cannot be inferred

(c) Statement 1 and Statement 2 both cannot be inferred

(d) Both statements can be inferred.

Answer: (a)


(ii) Which of the following word would best describe the condition of Aunt Jennifer?

(a) famished

(b) suppressed

(c) geriatric

(d) ailing

Answer: (b)


(iii) In which of the following sentence the underlined words cannot be replaced by ‘hard’?

(a) Physics is such a difficult

(b) Noise was so loud that it was not easy to hear siren of ambulance.

(c) I searched diligently for the book but could not find,

(d) He is a student who rarely studies

Answer: (d)


(iv) Aunt heavily feels the weight of her husband’s wedding band because –

(a) she does not want to wear the band

(b) she has become old

(c) she does not like design of the band

(d) she thinks her marriage is a burden

Answer: (d)


(i) Who would remain unafraid?

(a) Aunt

(b) Uncle

(c) Tigers

(d) None of the above

Answer: (c)


(ii) Which of the following sentence does not represent the situation expressed in the extract?

(a) Aunt Jennifer has lived a life of a frightened person.

(b) Prancing tigers represent the bubbling desire Aunt has from life

(c) Aunt has suffered to a great extent in her life

(d) Through embroidery Aunt is trying to reduce her stress

Answer: (d)


(iii) According to the extract, which of the following does not relate to tigers described in the extract?

(a) jumping

(b) frightened

(c) confident

(d) daring

Answer: (b)


(iv) Which of the following represents the poetic device ‘alliteration’?

(a) when Aunt is dead

(b) still ringed with ordeals

(c) tigers in the panel

(d) prancing, proud and unafraid

Answer: (d)


(v) Which of the following does not represent difference between Aunt and tigers?

(a) terrified and brave

(b) restriction and freedom

(c) burden and pleasure

(d) command and dominate

Answer: (d)



Extract based questions

1. Why is Aunt ‘ringed with ordeals’?

Answer: She is surrounded by difficulties and responsibilities of marriage that it seems to be an ordeal to her.

2. Why her hands are terrified?

Answer: She is herself terrified by the difficulties of her married life. The poet has used the expression of ‘her hands’ to indicate her own conditions.

3. Why did she make tigers?

Answer: Tigers do not fear men and they move about confidently and gracefully. She wanted to express her desire of being free from fear. Hence she made embroidery of tigers.

4. What will happen to tigers after her death?

Answer: Tiger will continue to prance and live fearlessly. They will outlive her.

5. What is Aunt Jennifer’s death symbolic of?

Answer: It means that during her life time she will not be able to overcome the difficulties of her life. Even after death, she will have to undergo the rituals of a married woman.

6. Would society be affected by her death in anyway?

Answer: Her death will not make any impact on society. The society will continue to behave the way it used to.



1.  Why are tigers described as denizens of a world of green?

Answer: Tigers live in green jungles, hence have been described as denizens of green. So they have a right of freedom and being fearless of any other creature.

2. Why are tigers not afraid of men?

Answer: Tigers are brave creatures. They are strong, fearless and confident of themselves. Hence they are not afraid of men.

3. What are the tigers symbolic of for Aunt Jennifer?

Answer: For Aunt Jennifer, they are symbolic of her desire to have freedom, confidence and to be strong.

4. What is the poetic device used in last line of the extract?

Answer: Metaphor – The pace of tigers has been described as sleek and chivalric.

Alliteration – The word ‘c’ has been repeated in ‘ chivalric’ and certainty’.

5.  Explain‘they pace in sleek chivalric certainty’.

Answer: They are moving elegantly in the manner of a gentleman. They are moving with confidence and certainty about themselves.


1. Why it is hard for Aunt Jennifer to pull the ivory needle?

Answer: Aunt Jennifer is weak, old and does not have adequate strength. So it is difficult for her to pull the ivory needle.

2. What is the poetic device used in first line of the extract?

Answer: Alliteration. The word ‘f’ is repeated in ‘fingers fluttering’.

3. What is uncle’s wedding band?

Answer: It is the wedding ring worn by Aunt.

4. Why does the poet use ‘massive weight’ and ‘sits heavily’ for uncles’s ring?

Answer: The ring represents the burden of marriage. It also represents the responsibilities and difficulties of married life Aunt is enduring.


Short Answer Questions – 30 to 40 words

Answer: Aunt Jennifer is a weak and terrified lady. She does not have any freedom to move around or to express herself.

On the other hand, tigers are strong, fearless, confident and free to move anywhere.



Answer: The wedding band lies heavily on her hand. It symbolizes burden of her married life. Probably her married life is full of difficulties and misery.

Answer: They are of bright yellow colour as that of a topaz. They are prancing around in the world of green. They are fearless, chivalric and elegant. While sitting under the tree, they are not afraid of men.



Answer: Her hands are trembling while she holds wool. She is finding it difficult to pull the ivory needle while doing embroidery. This is happening because of her old age. The weight of difficulties faced in her married life is also sitting heavily on her hands.

Answer: Aunt Jennifer’s hands will look terrified even after her death. The weight of difficulties and ordeals of her marriage has affected her hands also.


Long Answer Questions – 120 to 150 words


Answer:  The poem starts with description of tigers Aunt Jennifer is embroidering. These are described as playful and fearless. While Aunt Jennifer is described as a burdened, weak and frightened person. The cause of the burden is attributed to the wedding band she is wearing. The poet says she would be suffering till she dies.

The tigers represent the desire or emotions of Aunt. While in reality, Aunt has been restricted owing to limits imposed because of her marriage.

Through this poem the poet has tried to express emotions of a lady who has lost her freedom through her marriage. Poet wants to say that every woman has her own emotions. She too wants to be happy and enjoy some freedom.

We should help women accomplish their dreams and ambitions.




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