Maharashtra Board Class 10 English Chapter 2.1 Animals Solution

Maharashtra Board Class 10 English Solution Chapter 2.1 – Animals

Balbharati Maharashtra Board Class 10 English Solution Chapter 2.1: Animals. Marathi or English Medium Students of Class 10 get here Animals full Exercise Solution.


Maharashtra Class 10

English Solution




Q.) Put the following attributes/ abilities given below in the proper circles:

(a) self-control                                                                         (b) communicates

(c) love and care                                                                      (d) cooks

(e) good manners                                                                    (f) has 3600 vision

(g) shows gratitude                                                                   (h) lives for more than 150 years

(i) swims                                                                                  (j) learns computing

(k) worships god                                                                      (l) sleeps in standing position

(m) stands up immediately after birth                                    (n) brings up children

(o) belongs to various species


            HUMANS    COMMON TO BOTH              ANIMALS
Communicates Shows gratitude Lives more than 150 years
Cooks Love and care Stands up immediately after birth
Learns computing Swims Sleeps in standing position
Worships God Bring up children Belongs to various species
Good manners Self-control  



Q.) What craze do animals never display?

Ans. Animals don’t show craze about materialistic things or the worldly luxuries.

Q.) What could have happened to the tokens of the poet’s self?

Ans.The poet wonders how these animals got the tokens of love and affection towards the poet. He thinks did he passed them these tokens years ago, as now they are returning those.



Q.) Match the words given in table A with their meanings in table B:






a. Whine Complain in an annoying way
b. Sin An offence against the religious or moral law
c. Evince Show
d. Mania Mental illness
e. Negligence Failing to take care


Q.) Find adjectives from the poem which refer to positive and negative thinking:


Positive Negative
a. Placid a. Dissatisfied
b. Self-contained b. Demented
c. Unhappy


Q.) Complete the following:

Ans.a.) The poet wishes he could turn and live with animals.
b.) Animals do not complain about their condition.
c.) Animals do not merely discuss their duty to God.
d.) Animals are not crazy about owning things.

Q.) State whether the following statements are true or false:

Ans. (a) Animals are self-reliant.                                             True

(b) Animals quarrel for their possessions.                              False

(c) Animals do not worship other animals.                              True

(d) Humans have given up many good qualities.                     True

(e) Animals suffer humiliation.                                               False

(f) The poet has retained all his natural virtues.                     False

Q.) With the help of the poem find the differences between animals and human beings:


Human Beings Animals
a. Always complain about their condition. a. Never complain about their condition.
b. Spend sleepless nights regretting their sins. b. Don’t regret their sins at all.
c. Sicken others by discussing their duty to God. c. Do not discuss their duty to God.
d. Always dissatisfied. d. Always contented.
e. Crazy about acquiring possessions. e. Never interested in owning things.
f. Worship other human beings. f. Never worship anyone of their kind.
g. Always unhappy about earthly matters. g. Unconcerned about earthly matters.

Q.) Find out lines from the poem that are examples of following Figures of Speech:


1. Repetition a. I stand and look at them long and long.

b. Not one is dissatisfied, not one is demented.

2. Alliteration a. Not one is dissatisfied, not one is demented

b. ….they evince them plainly in their possession.

3. Hyperbole a. Not one is respectable or unhappy over the whole world.


Q.) Identify the Figures of Speech in the following lines:

(a) I stand and look at them long and long.

Ans. Repetition.

(b) They do not sweat and whine about their condition.

Ans. Tautology.

(c) They do not make me sick discussing their duty to God.


(d) …… not one is demented with the mania of owning things.

Ans. Hyperbole.

(e) They bring me tokens of myself.

Ans. Paradox.

(f) No one is respectable or unhappy over the whole earth.

Ans. Hyperbole.

Q.) Read the poem again and write an appreciation of the poem in a paragraph format with the help of given points. (Refer to page no. 5):

Ans. The poem ‘Animals’ was written by Walt Whitman.

The poet has no rhyming scheme and is written in free verse. We can mainly see the use of Repetition throughout the poem, ‘They do not sweat …’. ‘They do not lie awake …’. ‘They do not make me sick …’ are examples of repitetion from the poetry. Through these lines the poet wants to make a strong impression by expressing the qualities that human beings should have within them, but unfortunately, do not have. The other prominent figures of speech used in the poem are Alliteration, Tautology, Hyperbole, etc.

Updated: September 20, 2021 — 10:05 pm

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