NCERT Solutions for Class 7 English Chapter 2 - The Squirrel

Question 1:

Why does the poet say the squirrel “wore a question mark for tail”? Draw a squirrel, or find a picture of a squirrel sitting on the ground. How would you describe its tail?


The poet says so because the tail of the squirrel looked like a question mark (?). A squirrel's tail is long and hairy and is curved at the end. (Draw or find the picture on your own.)

Question 2:

Do we usually say that an animal ‘wears’ a tail? What do we say? (Think : Does an animal wear a coat? Consult a dictionary if you like, and find out how ‘wear’ is used in different ways.)


No, we usually don't say this. We say that an animal has a tail. (Yes, an animal wears a coat, that is its hairy skin.)
wear – has/have
wear – put on

Question 3:

“He liked to tease and play.” Who is teasing whom? How?


The squirrel is teasing the poet. He is teasing him by playing hide and seek.