Q1: Who is the writer of the poem "On Killing a Tree"?
Ans: The poem is written by Gieve Patel.
Q2: Write the meaning of Jab.
Ans: Jab means a sudden rough blow.
Q3: What is the meaning of leprous hide?
Ans: Leprous hide refers to the discoloured and diseased bark of the tree.
Q4: From where does the tree consume its nutrition?
Ans: The tree consumes its nutrition from the soil.
Q5: Where do we find sprouting leaves?
Ans: Sprouting leaves are found under the tree's discoloured and diseased bark.
Q6: What are the sources that give life to the seed?
Ans: Sunlight, air, and water are the sources that give life to the seed and help it grow.
Q7: What is not enough to destroy a tree?
Ans: Only hacking and chopping is not enough to destroy a tree.
Q8: Where do we find curled green twigs again?
Ans: Curled green twigs grow again very close to the ground from the old hurt tree.
Q9: "So hack and Chop But this alone won't do it" – Whom does the line refer to?
Ans: These lines refer to human beings who are trying to destroy the tree.
Q10: What is the meaning of bleeding bark here?
Ans: The phrase "bleeding bark" refers to the sap that oozes out from the tree when it is wounded, similar to how a human bleeds when injured.
Q11: Which part of the tree binds it with the soil?
Ans: The roots of the tree bind it with the soil.
Q12: What is the most sensitive part of the tree?
Ans: The roots are the most sensitive part of the tree.
Q13: Describe the roots hidden inside the soil.
Ans: The roots are white in color and damp, as they are hidden inside the soil.
Q14: What does it mean "Scorching and choking"?
Ans: It means the process of drying up and dying after being uprooted.
Q15: What are the two things that help to dry up the uprooted tree?
Ans: Sun and air, representing heat and wind, help to dry up the uprooted tree.