Rikki - Tikki - Tavi

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  • 1. 

    Rikki-tikki destroys all of the cobra eggs, but saves one.  This last egg is important for Nagaina because it represents her family's survival.  In the final conflict between Rikki-tikki and Nagaina, the cobra grabs the egg and carries it to her underground nest.  How did Rikki's actions of keeping the egg foreshadow his final conflict with Nagaina?  Write a paragraph that explains your answer and use ideas with evidence from the story for support.

  • 2. 

    Which event directly leads up to Rikki-tikki’s living in the house with Teddy and his parents?

    • A.

      A snake attacks Teddy

    • B.

      Rikki eats a banana on the veranda

    • C.

      A summer flood washes Rikki out of his burrow

    • D.

      Darzee tells Rikki about his lost baby

    Correct Answer
    C. A summer flood washes Rikki out of his burrow
  • 3. 

    According to this story, what two animals is a mongoose like?

    • A.

      A tailorbird and a rabbit

    • B.

      A cat and a weasel

    • C.

      A rabbit and a weasel

    • D.

      A muskrat and a cat

    Correct Answer
    B. A cat and a weasel
    Explanation
    In the story, the mongoose is compared to a cat and a weasel. This comparison suggests that the mongoose shares similar characteristics or behaviors with these two animals. It implies that the mongoose may possess qualities such as agility, slyness, or hunting skills similar to those of a cat and a weasel.

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  • 4. 

    Why is Rikki-tikki not afraid of fighting the snakes?

    • A.

      He instinctively knows how to fight them.

    • B.

      His mother taught him how to fight cobras

    • C.

      Many of his childhood friends were snakes

    • D.

      Darzee and his wife tell him how to fight.

    Correct Answer
    A. He instinctively knows how to fight them.
    Explanation
    Rikki-tikki is not afraid of fighting snakes because he instinctively knows how to fight them. This implies that he has a natural ability or intuition when it comes to combatting snakes, which makes him confident and fearless in facing them. This suggests that Rikki-tikki possesses inherent knowledge or skills that enable him to defend himself against snakes without fear.

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  • 5. 

    Why does Nag hide in the bathroom?

    • A.

      He wants to surprise the mongoose by attacking him in the house.

    • B.

      He is angry at his wife and wants to get away from her.

    • C.

      He wants to kill Teddy's father when he comes to the bathroom in the morning.

    • D.

      He is lost and wants to wait until daylight to find his way out of the house.

    Correct Answer
    C. He wants to kill Teddy's father when he comes to the bathroom in the morning.
  • 6. 

    Which of the following events causes the war in this story?

    • A.

      The cobras want to kill Rikki-tikki before he kills them.

    • B.

      The cobras killed Darzee, and the other animals want revenge.

    • C.

      The family decides to rid the garden of snakes.

    • D.

      Nag and Nagaina fight with each other about their eggs.

    Correct Answer
    A. The cobras want to kill Rikki-tikki before he kills them.
    Explanation
    In this story, the war is caused by the cobras wanting to kill Rikki-tikki before he kills them. This is evident from the statement that the cobras want to kill Rikki-tikki. The conflict arises as Rikki-tikki is a mongoose who is known for hunting and killing snakes. The cobras see him as a threat and want to eliminate him to protect themselves. This desire for self-preservation leads to the war between Rikki-tikki and the cobras.

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  • 7. 

    The narrator makes the animal characters seem human by --

    • A.

      Telling how the animals have strong loyalties and conflicts

    • B.

      Explaining that Rikki-tikki's eyes grow red when he is angry

    • C.

      Explaining where the animals live in the garden.

    • D.

      Showing how Rikki-tikki lives in the bungalow.

    Correct Answer
    A. Telling how the animals have strong loyalties and conflicts
    Explanation
    The narrator makes the animal characters seem human by telling how the animals have strong loyalties and conflicts. By portraying the animals as having emotions such as loyalty and conflicts, the narrator humanizes them and makes them relatable to the readers. This allows the readers to empathize with the animals and see them as more than just typical animal characters.

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  • 8. 

    If Teddy's father had not used his __________________, Rikki-tikki might have _______________.

    • A.

      Wits, laughed

    • B.

      Gun, been killed

    • C.

      Common sense, stayed inside

    • D.

      Stick, given up

    Correct Answer
    B. Gun, been killed
    Explanation
    If Teddy's father had not used his gun, Rikki-tikki might have been killed.

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  • 9. 

    Why is it unwise for a mongoose to follow a cobra into a hole?

    • A.

      A mongoose is frightened of dark places.

    • B.

      The hole might open up or widen, allowing the cobra to turn and strike

    • C.

      The red ants that live in the hole might attack the mongoose.

    • D.

      The earth in the hole is dark and moist.

    Correct Answer
    B. The hole might open up or widen, allowing the cobra to turn and strike
    Explanation
    It is unwise for a mongoose to follow a cobra into a hole because the hole might open up or widen, giving the cobra the opportunity to turn around and attack the mongoose. This would put the mongoose in a dangerous situation where it would be vulnerable to the cobra's strike.

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  • 10. 

    Darzee's wife and Nagaina are similar because they both ---

    • A.

      Stay in their nests and care for their young

    • B.

      Plot with their husbands to kill Rikki-tikki

    • C.

      Take action when their husbands fail

    • D.

      Worry about the presence of humans in the bungalow

    Correct Answer
    C. Take action when their husbands fail
    Explanation
    Both Darzee's wife and Nagaina take action when their husbands fail. In the story "Rikki-tikki-tavi," Darzee's wife helps Rikki-tikki by distracting Nagaina when her husband fails to do so. Similarly, Nagaina takes action when her husband fails to kill Rikki-tikki by attempting to attack the humans in the bungalow. Both characters show their determination and resourcefulness in taking matters into their own hands when their husbands are unable to fulfill their objectives.

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  • 11. 

    The birds and frogs in the garden rejoice at the end of the story because they are ---

    • A.

      Afraid that Rikki-tikki might be killed.

    • B.

      Overjoyed that the snakes are dead.

    • C.

      Trying to wake Rikki-tikki from his long nap

    • D.

      Attempting to communicate with Teddy's mother and father.

    Correct Answer
    B. Overjoyed that the snakes are dead.
    Explanation
    The birds and frogs in the garden rejoice at the end of the story because they are overjoyed that the snakes are dead. This can be inferred from the context of the story, where Rikki-tikki successfully defeats the snakes and saves the garden from their threat. The birds and frogs, being natural prey for snakes, would be relieved and happy that the danger has been eliminated.

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  • 12. 

    Which of the following is not a conflict or source of conflict in the story?

    • A.

      Teddy's parents argue about keeping Rikki-tikki

    • B.

      The cobras eat one of Darzee's eggs.

    • C.

      The cobras plot to kill the family.

    • D.

      Darzee builds his nest high up in the tree.

    Correct Answer
    D. Darzee builds his nest high up in the tree.
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "Darzee builds his nest high up in the tree." This is not a conflict or source of conflict in the story because it does not involve any disagreement, argument, or negative interaction between characters. It is simply a description of Darzee's behavior and does not contribute to the conflicts that occur in the story, such as the arguments between Teddy's parents or the cobras' plot to kill the family.

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  • 13. 

    Which of the following statements about conflict is true about the story?

    • A.

      Conflict cannot be avoided.

    • B.

      Conflict is caused by a lack of communication.

    • C.

      Conflict is healthy for everyone.

    • D.

      Conflict is caused by hurt feelings.

    Correct Answer
    A. Conflict cannot be avoided.
    Explanation
    Conflict is an inherent part of human interactions and is bound to occur in various situations. It arises from differences in opinions, interests, and perspectives. While effective communication can help in resolving conflicts, it cannot completely eliminate them. Conflict is a natural occurrence and can sometimes even be beneficial, leading to growth and positive change. However, it cannot be avoided entirely as long as individuals have diverse thoughts, desires, and needs.

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  • 14. 

    The climax of this story occurs when --

    • A.

      Nag hides in the bathroom.

    • B.

      Teddy's parents praise Rikki-tikki for saving Teddy's life.

    • C.

      Rikki-tikki smashes two eggs

    • D.

      Rikki-tikki follows Nagaina into the hole.

    Correct Answer
    D. Rikki-tikki follows Nagaina into the hole.
    Explanation
    In the story, Rikki-tikki is a mongoose who is determined to protect his adopted family from the deadly cobras, Nag and Nagaina. The climax of the story occurs when Rikki-tikki follows Nagaina into the hole. This is the most intense and pivotal moment in the story as Rikki-tikki confronts Nagaina in her own territory, showing his bravery and determination to eliminate the threat once and for all. It also signifies the resolution of the conflict between Rikki-tikki and the cobras, leading to the ultimate safety of Teddy and his family.

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  • 15. 

    The three types of conflict are:_______________ conflict_______________ conflict_______________ conflict

    Correct Answer
    internal conflict external conflict environmental conflict
    Explanation
    The question is asking for the three types of conflict. The correct answer includes internal conflict, external conflict, and environmental conflict. Internal conflict refers to the struggle that occurs within a character's mind or emotions. External conflict involves a struggle between a character and an outside force, such as another character or nature. Environmental conflict refers to a conflict that arises due to a character's interaction with their surroundings or the natural world.

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