Q.1. Read the following extract answer the questions that follow:
Then we saw that it was a baby bear that had been riding on its mother’s back when the sudden shot had killed her. The little creature ran around its prostrate parent making a pitiful noise. I ran up to it to attempt a capture. It scooted into the sugarcane field. Following it with my companions, I was at last able to grab it by the scruff of its neck while it snapped and tried to scratch me with its long, hooked claws. We put it in one of the gunny – bags we had brought and when I got back to Bangalore I duly presented it to my wife.
(i) Why did the little creature run around making pitiful noise?
(ii) Where did the bear scoot into and why?
(iii) Where was the little bear when its mother was shot?
(iv) Whom did the narrator present the baby bear to?
Q.2. How did the narrator’s wife react on receiving the sloth bear as a present?
Q.3. How did Bruno spend his early days at home?
Q.4. What treatment was given to Bruno when he ate poison?
Q.5. Describe how Bruno got unwell and how was he then treated?
Q.6. Read the following extract answer the questions that follow:-
I will begin with Bruno, my wife’s pet sloth bear. I got him for her by accident. Two years ago we were passing through the sugarcane fields near Mysore. People were driving away the wild pigs from the fields by shooting at them. Some were shot and some escaped. We thought that everything was over when suddenly a black sloth bear came out panting in the hot sun.
(i) How did the author find the sloth bear?
(ii) Why did the author say that he found Bruno by accident?
(iii) Why were the people shooting the wild pigs?
(iv) How did the black sloth bear come out?
Q.7. How did the author get the sloth bear?
Q.8. How did Bruno start his journey at the author’s home?
Q.9. What happened when an accident befell him?
Q.10. How did the narrator get Bruno? What happened when he became his wife’s pet?