NCERT English Class 10 Chapter 27 Mijbil the Otter CBSE Board Sample Problems Very Short Answer

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Question

Why is Mij’s species now known to the world as Maxwell’s otter?

Solution

Maxwell’s otter was of a race previously unknown to science and was at length named by zoologists Lutrogale perspicillata maxwelli or Maxwell’s otter.

Question

What group of animals do otters belong to?

Solution

Otters belong to a comparatively small group of animals called Mustellines, shared by the badger, mongoose, weasel, stoat, mink and others.

Question

What game had Mij invented?

Solution

  • Mij had invented a game with Ping-Pong ball.

  • He would put the ball at one end of a sloping lid and then grab ¡t as it ran to the other end.

Question

Why did Maxwell put the otter back in the box? How do you think he felt when he did this?

Solution

  • As there was no other way to carry Mij to London so the author had put it back into the box. He must have felt pity on the way the otter had hurt itself.

  • Moreover, he must be worried as well.

Question

What did Mij do to the box?

Solution

  • The box was lined with metal sheet.

  • Mij didn’t find it comfortable to be there so tried to escape. In its attempt to escape Mij tore into the metal lining of the box.

  • As a result it hurt itself and started bleeding.

Question

How was Mij to be transported to England?

Solution

  • Maxwell booked a flight to Paris and from there he would go on to London.

  • The airline insisted that Mij should be packed in a box (not more than eighteen inches square) that was to be placed on the floor, near his feet

Question

Why was the otter named ‘Maxwell’s otter’?

Solution

The otter was of a race previously unknown to science and was at length named by zoologists Lutrogale perspicillata maxwelli or Maxwell’s otter.