NCERT Solutions for Mijbil The Otter Class 10 English Chapter 8

Mijbil The Otter Class 10 English Chapter 8 Question Answers

In this context, you can access solutions to the questions of Class 10th  NCERT book – First Flight (Chapter 8 Mijbil the Otter). In this content, candidates can access NCERT Solutions for Chapter eight of Class 10th English subject (First flight Textbook). The NCERT solutions have been compiled by the subject experts after a detailed analysis of the marking scheme of CBSE. Lesson 8 is about Maxwell and his pet Mijbil – the Otter. Class 10th candidates can study these answers to marks well in school as well as the Class 10th board test.

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Q1. What ‘experiment’ did Maxwell think Camusfearna would be right for?

A. Maxwell thought that as Camusfearna was close to water, it was right for an experiment to domesticate an otter.

Q2. Why does he go to Basra? How long does he wait there, and there?

A. He had gone to Basra to the Consulate- answer his mail from Europe and Consulate-General to receive. Unfortunately, only his friend’s mail had arrived.  Therefore, he tried connecting to England via telephone and telegraph but could not associate due to the waiting period, holidays and technical glitches for another couple of days. His mail arrived after waiting for five days.

Q3. How does he get the otter? Does he like it? Select out the words that tell you this.

A. When the author came to his room to read the mail, he found 2 Arabs with a sack that was twisting again and again. One of them handed the author note from his friend that said the otter was a gift from him. The author liked the otter very much. This is explicit from the fact that he later uses words like “otter fixation” which means a powerful connection between the owner and otter. This feeling is shared by other otter owners as good.

Q4. Why was the otter named ‘Maxwell’s otter’?

A. Otters are of a race already unknowable to science and were at length named by zoologists as Lutrogale perspicillata maxwell, and Maxwell’s otter.

Q5. Tick the right answer. In the beginning, the otter was

  • Aloof and indifferent and Aloof
  • hostile
  • friendly

A. In the beginning, the otter was indifferent and Aloof.

Q6. What happened when Maxwell took Mijbil to the bathroom? What did it do 2 days after that?

A. When Maxwell took Mijbil to the bathroom, for half an hour he went wild with happy in the water, rolling and plunging in it, shooting down and up the length of the bathtub underwater, and making enough splash and slosh for a hippo.2 days later, it escaped into the bathroom and Maxwell saw it opening the tap,all by itself.

Q7. How was Mij to be transported to England?

A. Mij was to be carried in a box, not more than 18 inches square,to be kept on the floor at the author’s feet. British airlines did not permission transporting animals,so they booked another flight to Paris and from there to London.

Q8. What did Mij do to the box?

A. Mij had torn the inside interline of the box to shreds.The lining was made of metal, thus, in the process of tearing off the lining, he and started bleeding and hurt himself.

Q9 Why did Maxwell put the otter behind in the box? How do you think he felt when he did this.?

A: as there was no other path to carry Mij to London,Maxwell put in the box again. He must have felt pity for the otter hurt himself.

Q10 Why does Maxwell say the air hostess was “ the very queen of her kind?

A: The air hostess was very sympathetic after listening to Maxwell’s story. She understood how he might be feeling and then gave him permission to take the otter out of the box. Due to all this,Maxwell described her as“the very queen of her kind”.

Q11 Maxwell in the story speaks for the otter, Mij. He tells us what the otter thinks & feels on various occasions. Given are some things otter does. Complete the column on the right to say what Maxwell says about what  Mij thinks and feels.

What Mij Does How Mij  feels  or thinks
Plunges ,rolls water and makes the water splosh and splash
Screws  the top in the wrong way
Nuzzles  Maxwell’s face and neck in the aeroplane


What Mij Does How Mij  feels or thinks
Plunges ,rolls water and makes the water splosh and splash Went wild with joy
Screws  the top in the wrong way Irritated and disappointed
Nuzzles  Maxwell’s face and neck in the aeroplane Distressed chitter of recognition and welcome


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