If you have gone through the Revised Syllabus for HS Final Exam 2024, then you have noticed the mark distribution for the upcoming AHSCE Final Exam 2024.
In the Revised Syllabus for HS Final Exam 2024, it is clearly mentioned that there will be a section of questions from Supplementary Reader “Vistas” for 15 marks.
From the Supplementary Reader “Vistas” you have to read the total number of 5 chapters for 15 marks. Here is the Chapter 1 The Tiger King Question Answer AHSEC.
The Tiger King Question Answer AHSEC 2024
In this article on The Tiger King Question Answer AHSEC, we have added the Textual Question Answer and the Previous Question Paper Solution from this chapter.
Moreover, we have prepared The Tiger King Question Answer PDF for the students who are preparing for the upcoming HS Final Exam 2024. So, without any delay, let’s get started.
Think as you Read: Textual Question Answer
1. The story is a satire on the conceit of those in power. How does the author employ the literary device of dramatic irony in the story.”
Ans: The story ‘ The Tiger King’ is a satire on the conceit of those in power. The king tried to change his destiny. The chief astrologer assured him that he would be killed by a tiger. He said that the tiger king was born in the sign of Bull and Bull and tiger were enemies. But the king could not accept the truth.
He banned tiger hunting in his state for others. Anyone who tried to fling a stone at any tiger would be debarred from the ownership of his property. He continued to hunt tigers. At last, he killed the 99th tiger and felt elated. He thought that he was then safe when he killed the hundredth tiger.
But ironically, the hundredth tiger was not killed by him as he missed the target. Another hunter killed the tiger only to hide the real facts. The writer uses irony again when the king was finally killed by a tiger, but it was not a tiger of flesh and flood but of wood. With all his effort and power, the king could not save his life and change his destiny.
2. What is the author’s indirect comment on subjecting innocent animals to the willfulness of Human beings?
Ans: The author doesn’t comment directly on the indiscriminate killing of animals. But in an indirect way, the writer shows great sympathy towards them. It is of man’s willingness that precious animals have to lose their life.
The Maharaja killed almost all the tigers of purbandaram. The tiger population became extinct when he killed about 70 tigers. He then married a royal girl from a state which had a large population of tigers. On each visit to his father-in-law’s house, he killed 6 or 7 tigers. Thus he managed to kill the 99th tiger. But the hundredth tiger eluded him. At last, he was killed by a wooden tiger. The writer also mentioned the cruelty of the British officials who killed such a beautiful creation like a tiger only to get wild pleasure.
3. How would you describe the behaviour of the maharaja’s minions towards him? Do you find them truly sincere towards him or are they driven by fear when they obey him? Do we find a similarity in today’s political order?
Ans: The behaviour of the maharaja’s minion’s towards him is driven by fear. Their only motto is to keep him in good humour. His servile followers are overawed by the power and anger of their king. Thorough obedience, docile submission and flattery are the characteristics of their nature.
For example, the chief astrologer is scared to speak the truth. He discloses the truth only after he is given assurance of safety. The dewan is docile, humourless, and servile towards the king. He shudders at the sight of the gun. He is babbled and foolish most of the time. Sometimes, of course, he behaves wisely.
The shopkeeper is a strange blending of flattery and cunningness. The wooden tiger costs only two annas. He charges three hundred rupees for a price of just two annas and a quarter.
There is certainly a great similarity in today’s political order. We see politicians lie prostrate before their leaders to flatter them. Their main purpose is to please their master as if they were paid, servants.
4. Can you relate instances of game-hunting among the rich and the powerful in the present times that illustrate the callousness of Human beings towards wildlife?
Ans: Instances of game-hunting among the rich and the powerful are quite common. Today also, we hear about the killings of rhinos, Duro and other animals and birds which are on the way to extinction. Only to get the skin of tigers, tusks of the elephants, and horns of the rhinos, people mercilessly kill animals. The laws are passed to ban those killings. But the laws are unable to touch the rich and the powerful. One day the news of Salman Khan who is a star of Bollywood comes, killing black bucks. He has killed the bucks just for fun. Only exemplary punishment of poachers and hunters can save innocent wild animals.
5. We need a new system for the age of ecology – a system which is embedded in the care of all people and also in the care of the earth and all life upon it. Discuss.
Ans: The world has now lacked the ecological balance that has brought new challenges even to the existence of the world. There has been a constant degradation of the environment. Human beings have become indifferent to nature. But the care of all people includes the care of the earth.
The mountains are our lifeline. They are the places from where rivers flow. Glaciers are shrinking. The water level of the sea comes up. Many rare animals, birds, plants, and herbs are going extinct. The depletion of the ozone layer has put the very survival of man at stake. The greenhouse effect has caused global warming. Mankind has now two ways. They are –
1) live and lifeline.
2) choose death.
Read and Find Out: Short Question Answer
1. Who is the Tiger King? Why does get that name?
Ans: The Maharaja of Pratibamdarpuram is known as the tiger king. He may be identified as His Highness Jamedar. General, Khiledar, Major. He was also addressed as Sir Jilani Jung Jung Bahadur.
He gets that name because tigers dominate his minion and life. Astrologer predicted that his death would come from a tiger.
2. What does the royal infant grow up to be?
Ans: Day by day, the royal infant grew taller and stronger. The boy drank the milk of an English cow. He was tutored by an Englishman. He saw nothing but English films. He became the king at the age of twenty. Then he began to hunt his enemies – the tiger.
3. What will the maharaja do to find the required number of tigers to kill?
Ans: After killing about 70 tigers, the tiger population in his kingdom became extinct. He wanted to marry the royal family of a state with a large tiger population. The dewan found the right girl. In this way, he was able to kill 99 tigers.
4. How will the maharaja prepare himself for the hundredth tiger which was supposed to decide his fate?
Ans: The king found it difficult to get the hundredth tiger killed. The dewan realised the seriousness of the situation and made the arrangement. A tiger had been brought from the People’s Park in Madras. It was left in the forest where the king was hunting. The king took careful aim at the tiger and shot it. But he did not know that he missed the target.
5. What will now happen to astrology? Do you think the prophecy was indisputably disproved?
Ans: Actually, the king will not be able to kill the hundredth tiger. It survived only to be killed by a hunter. So, the king will not fulfil his mission of killing 100 tigers.
No, the prophecy is not totally disproved. Ironically, the hundredth tiger, though made of wood, takes its revenge upon the maharaja.
Previous Year’s Question Answer [2013-2020]
1. Who is the tiger king? Why did he get that name? (2013)
Ans: The Maharaja of Pratibandapuram is Known as the tiger king. He gets that name because tigers dominate his mission and life. Astrologer foretold that his death would come from a tiger.
2. Draw a character sketch of the tiger king in your own words? (2014)
Ans: The Maharaja of Pratibandapuram, Sir Jilani Jung Jung Bahadur, had many titles and sub-names. But he was popular as the tiger king. The chief astrologer predicted that his death would come from a tiger.
Tiger King was brought up by an English governess. He was tutored in English by an Englishman. When he grew up to twenty he took the reign in his hands. The Maharaja decided to do tiger hunting for the hundredth tiger when he remembered the astrologer’s prediction. Within a span of ten years, he killed 70 tigers. It was his master strategy to marry a girl from a state which had a large tiger population. So he was able to kill all tigers.
3. What did the chief astrologer predict about the Tiger King? (2014,17)
Ans: The chief astrologer predicted that as the prince was born in the hour of the bull. The bull and the tiger were enemies. Therefore, his death would come from the tiger.
4. How did the tiger king celebrate the killing of the hundredth tiger? (2015)
Ans: To celebrate his victory over the killing of the hundredth tiger the Maharaja ordered to take the dead tiger in a grand procession through the town and to bury it. A tomb was erected over it.
5. What explanation was given by the chief astrologer to the query of the tiger king? (2016)
Ans: The chief astrologer in reply to the query of the little tiger king explained that he was born in the hour of the bull. The bull and the tiger were enemies. Therefore, his death would come from the tiger.
6. What did the Maharaja decide to do when he remembered the astrologer’s prediction? (2019)
Ans: The Maharaja decided to do tiger hunting for the hundredth tiger. The Maharaja banned tiger hunting by anyone except him. If anyone dared to disobey, all his wealth and property would be confiscated.
7. How did the hundredth tiger take its revenge on the tiger king? (2020)
Ans: The tiger king decided that a wooden toy tiger was the perfect gift for his son’s birthday. One day he was playing with that wooden tiger. One of the silvers pierced the king’s right hand. The infection spread all over the arm. Three surgeons performed an operation but couldn’t save the king. Thus the hundredth tiger took its revenge upon the king.