NCERT solution for class 12 The Tiger king Question and answers

NCERT solution for class 12 chapter 2 The Tiger King Explanation Question and answer

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The Tiger King Class 12 Introduction

The story “The Tiger king’s a satire on the conceit of those in power the writer tries to tell us how kings, not interested in the welfare of the people circumvented all laws to suit their own selfish interests, The story is about maharaja of Pratibandhpuram about whom the chief astrologer had predicted that the cause of his death would be a tiger,

In order to prove the prophecies of the astrologer wrong the Maharaja killed ninety-nine tigers, but the hundredth tiger escaped his bullet later, one of the hunters killed it by

shooting at it from a close range, the king thought that the hundredth tiger had been killed by him however, an inanimate wooden tiger became the hundredth tiger that ultimately caused his death, the prophecy of the astrologer proved to be true, despite the king’s best efforts to prove it wrong,

The Tiger King Class 12 Keywords
  1. Intention–Desire/ aim
  2. pretending –Feigning
  3. Enunciated–Made a hole into
  4. Ambition–aim
  5. Carcass–Dead body
  6. Anna –1/16 part of the rupee
  7. Slivers–Thin pieces of something
  8. pierced–Made a hole into
  9. Infection–illness caused by virus
  10. Revenge–avenge
The Tiger King Class 12 Characters
  1. The tiger king: hero of the story,, the Maharaja of Pratibandhpuram
  2. Crown Prince: a ten-day-old baby
  3. Chief astrologer: a royal foreteller
  4. Durai: means “chief, leader
  5. Dewan: a chief administrative office
  6. Duraisani: the wife of the high ranking, British officer
The Tiger King class 12 Points to Remember
  1. Maharajan Pratibandhpuram was born as an extraordinary child
  2. prediction about his death due to a tiger
  3. ten-day-old child surprised all by his intelligent questions
  4. The child was brought up like an English child
  5. The prince grew up and became a great king
  6. The king decided to kill a tiger
  7. but the chief astrologer warned him that he would be killed by the hundredth tiger,
  8. he started killing tigers and thus killed seventy tigers
  9. he married a princess whose kingdom boasted of tigers,
  10. he killed ninety-nine tigers,
The Tiger King Class 12 Explanations

The Maharaja of Pratibandapuram is the hero of this story, he may be identified as his highness jamedar-general childer major sata viagra samurai, Maharajadhiraja Vista Bhuvana Samrat, sir jilani jung jung bahadur M.A.D,, A.C.T.C,, or C.R.C.K, but this name is often shortened to the tiger king

I have come forward to tell you why he came to be known as tiger king, I have no intention of pretending to advance only to end in a strategic withdrawal Even the threat of a Stuka bomer will not throw me off track the stuka if it likes can beat a hasty retreat from my story,

Right at the start, it is imperative to disclose a matter of vital importance about the tiger king, everyone who reads of him will experience the natural desire to meet a man of his indomitable courage face-to face but there is no chance of its fulfilment, as bharata said to Rama about

Dasaratha the tiger king has reached that final abode of all living creatures In other words the tiger king is dead the manner of his death is a matter of extraordinary interest,it can be revealed only at the end of the tale the most fantastic aspect of his demise was that as soon as he was born astrologer had foretold that one day the tiger king would actually have to die,

The child will grow up to become the warrior of warriors, hero of heroes champion of champions but they it their lips and swallow hard, when compelled to continue, the astrologer comes out wth it this is a secret that should not be revealed at all and yet we are forced to speak out the child born under this star will one day have to meet its death,

At that very moment a great miracle took, place an astonishing phrase emerged from the lips of the ten day old jilani jung jung Bahadur, O : wise prophets! Everyone stood transfixed In stupefaction they looked widly at each other and blinked”O” wise prophets! it was I who spoke” this time there were no grounds for doubt, it was the infant born just ten days ago who had enunciated the words so clearly

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The chief astrologer took off his spectacles and Gazed intently at the baby, All those who are born will one day have to die, we don’t need your predictions to know that there would be some sense in it you could tell us the manner of that death, the royal infant uttered these words in his little squeajy voice,

The chief astrologer placed his finger on his nose in wonder, A baby barely ten days old opens its lips speech! Not only that it also raises intelligent questions! incredible Rather like the bulletins issued by the war office than facts the chief astrologer took his finger off his nose and fixed his eyes upon the little prince, the prince was born in the hour of the bull the bull and the tiger are enemies, therefore, death comes from the tiger” he explained

you may think that crown prince jung jung bahadur, was throw into a quake when he heard the word tiger” that was exactly what did not happen, as soon as he heard it pronounced the crown prince gave deep, growl Terrifying words emerged from his lips, Let, tigers beware! this account is only a rumour rife in Pratibandapuram, but with hindsight, we may conclude it was based on some truth,

Crown Prince Jung Jung Bahadur grew taller and stronger day by day No, other miracle marked his childhood days, apart from the event already described the boy drank the milk of an English cow, was brought up by an English nanny tutored in English by an Englishman,

saw nothing but English films–Exactly as the crown prince of all the other Indian states, did when he came of age at twenty, the state which had been with the court of wards until then, came into his hands

But everyone in the kingdom remembered the astrologer’s prediction many continued to discuss the matter slowly it came to the Maharajan’s ears there were innumerable forests in the Pratibandapuram state, they had tigers in them the Maharaja knew the

old saying you may kill even a cow in self-defence there could certainly be no objection to killing tigers in self-defence the Maharajan started out on a tiger hunt , the Hamaraja was thrilled beyond measure when he killed his first tiger, he sent for the state astrologer and showed him the dead beast,

what do you say now? he demanded

Yours Majesty may kill ninety nine tigers in exactly

the same manner but the astrologer drawled,

but what? speak without fear”

but you must be very careful with the hundredth tiger”

what if the hundredth tiger were also killed?’ then I will tear up all my books on astrologer set fire, to them and–I shall cut off my tuft crop hair short and become an insurance agent”, the astrologer finished on an incoherent note,

From that day onwards it was celebration time for all the tigers inhabiting Pratibanddapuram the state banned tiger hunting by anyone except the Maharajan A proclamation was issued to the effect that if anyone dared to fling so much as a stone at a tiger, all his wealth

and property would be confiscated the Maharajan vowed he would attend to all other matters only after killing the hundred tigers Initially the king seemed well set to realize his ambition,

Not that he faced no dangers there were times when the bullet missed its mark the tiger leaped upon him and he fought the beast with his bare hands, Each time it was the Maharajan who won, At another time he was in danger of losing his throne A high-ranking British office visited Pratibandapuram he was very fond of hunting tigers and fonder of being photographed with the tigers

he had shot, A usual he wished to hunt tigers in pratibandapuram but the Maharajan was firm in his resolve he refused permission I can ” organise any other hunt you may go on a boar hunt, you may conduct a mouse hunt we are ready for a mosquito hunt but tiger hunt! that’s impossible the British office’s s

ecretary sent word to the Maharajan through the dewan that the durai himself did not have to kill the tiger the Maharajan could do the actual killing what was important to the durai was a photographs of himself holding the gun and standing over the tiger’s carcass but the Maharajan would not agree even to this proposal if he relented now, what would he do if other

British officers turned up for tiger hunts? because he prevented a british officer from fulfilling his desire, the Maharajan stood in danger of losing his kingdom itself,

The maharaja and the dewan held deliberations over this issue as a result a telegram was despatched forthwith to a famous british company of jewellers in Calcutta, send samples of expensive diamond rings of different designs ” some fifty ring arrived the Maharaja sent the whole lot to the British officer’s

good lady, the king and the minister expected the Eurasian to choose one or two rings and send the rest back within no time at all the duraisani sent her reply: Thank you very much for your gifts , In two days a bill for three lakh of rupees came from he had lost three lakh of rupees, he had managed to retain his kingdom,

The maharaja’s tiger hunts continued to be highly successful within ten years he was able to kill seventy tigers, and then an unforeseen hurdle brought his mission to a standstill the tigers population became extinct in the forests of Pratibandapuram who knows whether the tigers practised birth control or committed harakiri? or simply ran away from the state because they desired to be shot by British hands alone?

one day Maharaja sent for the Devan Devan Sahab are you aware of the fact that 30 tigers still remain to be shot down by this gun of mind he asked brandishing his gun shuddering at the sight of the gun the Devan cried out Your Majesty I am not a tiger which idiot would call you a tiger no and I am not a gun you are neither tiger and nor gun dewan Saheb I summoned you here for a different purpose I have decided to get married

the dewan began to Babble even more Your Majesty I have to wives already if I marry you don’t talk nonsense why should I marry you what I want is a tiger Your Majesty please think it over your ancestors were married to the sword if you like Mary the gun A tiger king is more than enough for this state doesn’t need a queen as well the Maharaja gave a loud crack of laughter

I am not thinking of marrying either a tiger or a gun but a girl from the ranks of human beings first you may drew up statistics of Tiger population in the different native states next you may investigate if there is a girl I can marry in royal family of a state with a large Tiger population

the dewan followed his orders he found the right girl from a state that possessed a large number of Tiger Maharajan Jung Jung Bahadur killed five or six tigers each time he visited his father skins adorned the walls of the reception hall in the Pratibandapuram palace,

The maharaja’s anxiety reached a fever pitch when there remained just one tiger to achieve his tally of a hundred he had this one thought during the day and the same dream at night by this time the tiger farms had run dry even in his father-in-law’s kingdom it became impossible to locate tigers anywhere yet only one more was needed if he could kill just that one single beast,

the maharaja would have no fears left, he could give up tiger hunting altogether but he had to be extremely careful with that last tiger what had he the late

chief astrologer said? even after killing ninety-nine tigers, the maharaja should beware of the hundredth–true enough the tiger was a savage beast after all one had to be wary of it, but where was that hundredth tiger to be found? it seemed easier to find tiger’s milk than alive

tiger thus he maharaja was sunk in gloom but soon came the happy news which dispelled that gloom, In his own state sheep began to disappear frequently from a hillside village, It was first ascertained that this was not the work of Khader mian saheb or virasami Naicker, both famed for

their ability to swallow sheep whole, surely a tiger was at work the villagers ran to inform the maharaja the maharaja announced a three-year exemption from all taxes for that village and set out on the hunt at once, the tiger was not easily found it seemed as if it had wantonly hid itself in order to flout

the maharaja’s will leave the forest until the tiger was found as the days passed the maharaja’s fury and obstinacy mounted alarmingly, many officers lost their jobs ,

One day when his rage was at its height the maharaja called the dewan and orders him to double the land tax, forthwith, the people will become discontented then our states to will fall a prey to the Indian National Congress in that case you may resign from your post said the king the Dewan went home convinced that if the Maharaja did not find the Tigers soon the result

could be catastrophic he felt life returning to him only when he saw the tiger which had been brought from the People’s Park in in madras and kept hidden in his house at midnight when the town slept in peace the Dewan and his aged wife dragged The Tiger to the car and shoved it into the seat the dewan himself drove the car straight to the forest where the Maharaja was hunting when they

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reached the forest the tiger launched it;s satyagraha and refused to get out of the car, the dewan was thoroughly exhausted in his efforts to haul the beast out of the car and push it down to the ground On the following day, the same old tiger wandered into the maharaja’s presence and stood as if in humble supplication master” what do you command of me? it was with boundless joy that the maharaja took careful aim at the beast, tiger fell in a crumpled heap, I have killed the hundredth tiger” may vow has been

fulfilled “The maharaja was overcome with elation ordering the tiger to be brought to the capital in grand procession the maharaja hastened away in his car, after the maharaja left hunters went to take a closer look at the tiger the tiger looked back at them rolling its eyes in bafflement the , men realised that the tiger was not dead

the bullet had missed it, it had fainted from the shock of the bullet whizzing past the hunters wondered what they should do they decided that he had missed his target, if he did they could lose their jobs, one of the hunters took aim from a distance of one foot and shot the tiger this time he killed it without missing his mark,

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then as, commanded by the king the dead tiger was taken in procession through the town and buried A tomb was erected over it, A few days later the maharaja’s son’s third birthday was celebrated until then the maharaja had given his entire mind over to tiger hunting he had no time to spare for the crown prince but now the king turned his attention to the child, he wished to give him some special gif

on his birthday he went to the shopping centre in Pratibandapuram and searched every shop but couldn’t find anything suitable finally he spotted a wooden tiger in a toyshop and decided it was the perfect gift ,

The wooden tiger cost only two annas and a quarter but the shopkeeper knew that if he quoted such a low price to the maharaja he would be punished under the rules of the Emergency so he said your majesty this is an extremely rare example of craftsmanship A bargain at three hundred rupees! “

very good let this be your offering to the crown prince on his birthday said the king and took it away with him on that day father and son played with that tiny little wooden tiger, It had

been carved by an unskilled carpenter, its surface was rough, and tiny silvers of wood stood up like quills all over it one of those silvers pierced the maharaja’s right hand, he pulled it out with left hand and continued to play with the prince, The next day infection flared in the maharaja’s right hand, In four days it developed into a suppurating sore which spread all over the arm,

Three famous surgeons were brought in from madras, and after holding a consultation they decided to operate, the operation took place, the three surgeons who performed it came out of the theatre and announced ” the operation was successful the maharaja is dead” In this manner the hundredth tiger took its final revenge upon the tiger king ,

The Tiger King Class 12 Question and Answer

Question:1 who was the tiger king ? why did he get that name?

Answer: The tiger king, jung jung bahadur was the king of pratibandhpuram state, he got that name because of killing ninety nine tigers,

Question:2 what miracle happened when the tiger king was just an infant?

Answer: A ten days old infant spoke clearly and loudly that all those who are born will one day have to die, he warned the tigers beware,

Question;3 how was Prince Jung Jung Bahadur brought up?

Answer: Prince jung jung bahadur was brought up in an English atmosphere he drank the milk of an English cow, he was tutored English by an Englishman, watched nothing but English films,

Question:4 you may kill even a cow in self-defense what did this old saying mean to the tiger king?

Answer: The astrologer foretold that the tiger king will be killed by a tiger so the tiger king decided to kill one hundred tigers in his self-defence to prove his decision right he said this saying

Question:5 how did the tiger king feel when he killed the first tiger? why did he send for the royal astrologer?

Answer: The tiger king became very happy when he killed the first tiger he sent for the royal astrologer because he wanted to show him the dead animal that proved his prediction false,

The Tiger king class 12 MCQ, s Questions,

Question:1 who is the hero of this story

  1. British officer
  2. Dewan
  3. Astrologer
  4. Maharaja of pratibandapuram

Answer: (4)maharaja of pratibandapuram

Question:2 who said this, the tiger king has reached the final abode of all living creatures?”

  1. Minister
  2. Durai
  3. Bharata
  4. Rama

Answer:(3) Bharata

Question:3 O” wise prophets ! it was I who spoke,” who said this?

  1. The tiger king
  2. The astrologer
  3. Th Dewan
  4. Tiger king’s father

Answer:(1) The Tiger king

Question:4 How old was the tiger king when he spoke such words, O” wise prophets!”?

  1. 1 year old
  2. 2Year old
  3. 3 year old
  4. 10 days old

Answer:(4) 10 days old

Question:5 The chief astrologer placed his finger on his ——In wonder,

  1. eyes
  2. lips
  3. cheeks
  4. nose

Answer: (4) nose

Question:6 after the intelligent question raised by the ten day old king, the astrologer fixed his eyes on —–

  1. The Table
  2. the book
  3. the door
  4. the little prince

Answer: (4) the little prince

Question:7 According to the astrologer the prince was born in the hour of the —–

  1. cow
  2. star
  3. bull
  4. goat

Answer:(3) bull

Question:8 at what age did the king ascend the throne?

  1. 20 years
  2. 21 years
  3. 22 years
  4. 25 years

Answer: (1) 20 years

Question:9 Till the time the tiger king was a teenager the kingdom was in the hands of the—–

  1. Court of justice
  2. court of the British
  3. Court of wards
  4. Court of honor

Answer: (3) Court of wards

Question:10 when the tiger king assured the astrologer to kill the hundredth tiger too, the astrologer said to become an/ a ——–agent?

  1. secret
  2. Insurance
  3. clever
  4. liar

Answer: (2) Insurance


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