The Duck and the Kangaroo (Poem) Question and Answer NCERT
Class 9 Beehive Text Book
Question 1 What did the Duck do for the Kangaroo’s love?
Answer The Duck bought four pairs of worsted socks which fit her web-feet neatly. Moreover she bought a cloak to keep out herself from the cold. She did it for the Kangaroo’s love.
Question 2 Why did she want to have a ride on his back?
Answer She felt her life had become a hell in the pond. She got bored there. So she wanted to see the whole world. But she did not have that capability. So she wanted to take the Kangaroo’s help.
Question 3 How did the Duck Force the Kangaroo to Fulfil his Desire?
Answer The duck spoke in a courteous manner. Kangaroo was told by the Duck to sit quietly. Both would be able to travel over land and sea in this manner.
Question 4 How did Kangaroos React to Duck’s Request?
Answer The kangaroo is moved by the duck’s desire and tells him that it’s not a bad idea but that he should think about it because it might bring him good luck. He gently objects that the ducks’ feet are cold and wet, and that they might make him sick.
Question 5 Write the Central Theme of the Poem.
Answer The poem tells the story of a duck and a kangaroo having a chat. The duck admires the kangaroo’s ability to jump about and visit different places. The poem provides the lesson that if people behave politely, they can receive what they want. We should pay attention to other people’s feelings.
Life is boring for the duck as she has to remain confined within the pond’s perimeters. She does not have the legs to go around and see the world. She has always admired the other side of the world where the kangaroo goes. In this poem, you will find that the duck requests her friend, the kangaroo to take her on his back and show her the places she wants to go.