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CBSE Notes 2011-2012 » VIII-English

Macavity : The Mystery Cat (T.S. Eliot)

Macavity, Macavity, there's no one like Macavity, For he's a fiend in feline shape, a monster of dep...

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Macavity, Macavity, there's no one like Macavity,
For he's a fiend in feline shape, a monster of depravity.
You may meet him in a by-street, you may see him in the square-
But when a crime's discovered, then Macavity's not there !
1. The fiend in feline shape is
(a) Macavity (b) a dog
(c) a human being (d) the poet.
2. It is difficult to find Macavity when
(a) he lives in the square
(c) he is a fiend
(b) he lives in a by-street
(d) he commits a crime.
3. Macavity is compared to
(a) man
(c) a cat
(b) a dog
(d) a devil.
4. The word depravity means
(a) deep thought
(c) bad actions
(b) moral corruption
(d) mystery.

Macavity's a Mystery Cat: he's called the Hidden Paw- For he's the master criminal who can defy the ...

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Macavity's a Mystery Cat: he's called the Hidden
Paw-
For he's the master criminal who can defy the Law.
He's the bafflement of Scotland Yard, the Flying Squad's despair :
For when they reach the scene of crime-Macavity's not there !
1. Macavity is a mystery cat because
(a) he has hidden powers (b) no-one understands his ways
(c) Scotland Yard is baffled by him (d) he has a hidden paw.
2. Macavity is never punished because
(a) he disappears into thin air (b) he has a hidden paw
(c) he is never found at the scene of crime (d) Scotland Yard does not understand him.
3. Macavity breaks
(a) the pots (b) the wall
(c) a fakir's honour (d) human laws.
4. The adjective from the word mystery is
(a) mysterious (b) mystic
(c) mystify (d) mysticism.

Macavity, Macavity, there's no one lik Macavity, He's broken every human law, he breaks the law of g...

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Macavity, Macavity, there's no one lik Macavity,
He's broken every human law, he breaks the law of gravity.
His powers of levitation would make a fakir stare,
And when you reach the scene of crime -Macavity's not there !
1. Who is Macavity ?
(a) a boy (b) a girl
(c) a dog (d) a cat.
2. Macavity is
(a) clever (b)runner
(c) jumper (d) mysterious.
3. The two things which Macavity breaks are :
(a) buildings and roads (b) dogs and cats
(c) man and woman id) laws of humans and gravity.
4. The word levitation means
(a) cleverness (b) mysticism
(c) floating in the air (d) breaking the law.

You may seek him in the basement, you may look up in the air- But I tell you once and once again, Ma...

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You may seek him in the basement, you may look up in the air-
But I tell you once and once again,
Macavity's not there !
Macavity's a ginger cat, he's very tall and thin ;
You would know him if you saw him, for his eyes are sunken in,
1. The great difficulty is that Macavity
(a) is easily found (b) is very difficult to be found
(c) is a ginger cat (d) is tall and thin.
2. Ginger in the passage is
(a) a thing that Macavity likes (b) something which resembles Macavity
(c) the colour of Macavity (d) the breed of Macavity.
3. The poet's name is
(a) R.N. Tagore (b) Zulfikar Ghose
(c) William Blake (d) T.S. Eliot.
4. The word 'sunken' in the passage means
(a) deep-set (b) drowned
(c) floating (d) attractive.

His brow is deeply lined with thought, his head is highly domed ; His coat is dusty from neglect, hi...

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His brow is deeply lined with thought, his head is highly domed ;
His coat is dusty from neglect, his whiskers are uncombed.
He sways his head from side to side, with movements like a snake ;
And when you think he's half asleep, he's always wide awake
1. This passage is about
(a) a man (b) a boy
(c) a cat (d) a dog.
2. What do you think 'he' might be thinking ?
(a) some new crime (b) some scientific idea
(c) human troubles (d) his life.
3. The word 'coat' in the passage refers to
(a) a coat of cloth (b) a coat of paint
(c) the fur of cat (d) any outer garment.
4. The word 'neglect' is the opposite of
(a) select (b) reject
(c) object (d) heed,

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