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Class 10 English First Flight -

Chapter 8: Mijbil the Otter

[Page 106]

NCERT solutions for Class 10 English First Flight Chapter 8 Mijbil the Otter [Page 106]

Q 1 | Page 106

What ‘experiment’ did Maxwell think Camusfearna would be suitable for?

Q 2 | Page 106

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

Q 3 | Page 106

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

Q 4 | Page 106

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

Q 5 | Page 106

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

  • aloof and indifferent

  • friendly

  • hostile

Q 6 | Page 106

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

[Pages 108 - 109]

NCERT solutions for Class 10 English First Flight Chapter 8 Mijbil the Otter [Pages 108 - 109]

Q 1 | Page 108

How was Mij to be transported to England?

Q 2 | Page 108

What did Mij do to the box?

Q 3 | Page 109

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

Q 4 | Page 109

Why does Maxwell say the airhostess was “the very queen of her kind”?

Q 5 | Page 109

What happened when the box was opened?

[Page 110]

NCERT solutions for Class 10 English First Flight Chapter 8 Mijbil the Otter [Page 110]

Q 1 | Page 110

What game had Mij invented?

Q 2 | Page 110

What are ‘compulsive habits’? What does Maxwell say are the compulsive habits of

(i) school children

(ii) Mij?

Q 3 | Page 110

What group of animals do otters belong to?

Q 4 | Page 110

What guesses did the Londoners make about what Mij was?

[Pages 110 - 111]

NCERT solutions for Class 10 English First Flight Chapter 8 Mijbil the Otter [Pages 110 - 111]

Q 1 | Page 110

Attempt the following question in 100 – 150 words.
What things does Mij do which tell you that he is an intelligent, friendly and fun-loving animal who needs love?

Q 2 | Page 110

What are some of the things we come to know about otters from this text?

Q 3 | Page 110

Why is Mij’s species now known to the world as Maxwell’s otter?

Q 4 | Page 111

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

What Mij does How Mij feels or thinks
Plunges, rolls in the water and makes the water splosh and splash         -
Screws the tap in the wrong way          -
Nuzzles Maxwell’s face and neck in the aeroplane           -
Q 5 | Page 111

Read the story and find the sentences where Maxwell describes his pet otter. Then choose and arrange your sentences to illustrate those statements below that you think are true.

Maxwell’s description

(i) makes Mij seem almost human, like a small boy.

(ii) shows that he is often irritated with what Mij does.

(iii) shows that he is often surprised by what Mij does.

(iv) of Mij’s antics is comical.

(v) shows that he observes the antics of Mij very carefully.

(vi) shows that he thinks Mij is a very ordinary otter.

(vii) shows that he thinks the otter is very unusual.

[Pages 111 - 113]

NCERT solutions for Class 10 English First Flight Chapter 8 Mijbil the Otter [Pages 111 - 113]

Q 1 | Page 111

From the table below, make as many correct sentences as you can using would and/or used to, as appropriate. (Hint: First decide whether the words in italics show an action, or a state or situation, in the past.) Then add two or three sentences of your own to it.

Emperor Akbar


used to

be found of musical evenings.

Every evening we

take long walks on the beach

Fifty years ago, very few people

own cars.

Till the 1980s, Shanghai

have very dirty streets.

My uncle

spend his holidays by the sea.

Q 2.1 | Page 112

Noun Modifiers

Look at these examples from the text, and say whether the modifiers (in italics) are nouns, proper nouns, or adjective plus noun.

(i) An otter fixation (iv) The London streets
(ii) The iron railings (v) soft velvet fur
(iii) The Tigris marshes (vi) A four-footed soccer player
Q 2.2 | Page 112

Given below are some nouns, and a set of modifiers (in the box). Combine the nouns and modifiers to make as many appropriate phrases as you can. (Hint: The nouns and modifiers are all from the texts in this book.)

temple three girls triangle dresses
person thoughts boys roar
gifts scream farewell expression
time subject landscape handkerchief
crossing flight chatterbox profession
physique coffee view celebration


college rough hundred stone ordinary
love uncomfortable white slang slack
bare railroad tremendous family marriage
plump invigorating panoramic heartbreaking birthday
incorrigible ridiculous loud first  
Q 3.1 | Page 113

Match the words on the left with a word on the right. Some words on the left can go with more than one word on the right.

(i) a portion of blood
(ii) a pool of cotton
(iii) flakes of stones
(iv) a huge heap of gold
(v) a gust of fried fish
(vi) little drops of snow
(vii) a piece of water
(viii) a pot of wind
Q 3.2 | Page 113

Use a bit of/a piece of/a bunch of/a cloud of/a lump of with the italicised nouns in the following sentences. The first has been done for you as an example.

(i)  My teacher gave me some advice.  My teacher gave me a bit of advice.

(ii) Can you give me some clay, please. _________________

(iii) The informationyou gave was very useful____________

(iv) Because of these factories, smoke hangs over the city. __________________________

(v) Two stonesrubbed together can produce sparks of fire.


(vi) He gave me some flowers on my birthday. _________________________

Chapter 8: Mijbil the Otter

Class 10 English First Flight -

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