First Flight Book Poem 9 - Fog Question Answers


NCERT Solutions for Class 10 English First Flight Book Poem 9 Fog Important Question Answers

Looking for Fog question answers (NCERT solutions) for CBSE Class 10 English First Flight Book Poem 9? Look no further! Our comprehensive compilation of important questions will help you brush up on your subject knowledge. Practising Class 10 English question answers can significantly improve your performance in the board exam. Our solutions provide a clear idea of how to write the answers effectively. Improve your chances of scoring high marks by exploring Poem 9: Fog question answers now. The questions listed below are based on the latest CBSE exam pattern, wherein we have given NCERT solutions to the chapter’s extract based questions, multiple choice questions, short answer questions, and long answer questions

 Also, practising with different kinds of questions can help students learn new ways to solve problems that they may not have seen before. This can ultimately lead to a deeper understanding of the subject matter and better performance on exams. 


Poem 9 Fog How to tell Wild Animals Extract Based Questions

Extract-based questions are of the multiple-choice variety, and students must select the correct option for each question by carefully reading the passage.

Cl-10-Question Answers for 2024 Board Exams


A. “The fog comes

on little cat feet. It sits looking

over harbour and city

on silent haunches

and then moves on.”


  1. What does the poet mean by little cat feet?

Ans. Little cat feet here represent the silent and careful steps of a cat. The way fog comes, resembles the steps of a cat.

  1. Choose a word from the above extract which means the same as the  hindquarter of an animal ?

Ans. Haunches

  1. How is the fog looking over the harbour and the city?

Ans. The fog looks over the harbour and the city by sitting on its haunches like a cat.

  1. “It sits looking….” what is the poetic device used here? [CBSE 2012]

Ans. Metaphor is used here.


Multiple Choice Questions for Poem 9 Fog

Multiple Choice Questions (MCQs) are a type of objective assessment in which a person is asked to choose one or more correct answers from a list of available options. An MCQ presents a question along with several possible answers.


1.  Choose the option with qualities of the cat that Carl Sandburg applies to the fog?

1) Cats are independent animals, they don’t follow the rules, and they slip and slide in and out of our lives as they please.
2) Cats are distrustful of strangers and can be jealous and moody.
3) Cats are stealthy, moving in slow motion at times, and they appear to be moving in a mysterious fashion.
4) Cats often communicate with a combination of distinctive sounds and body language.
5) Cats like to move on at their own pace, and before you know it, they’ve disappeared.

A. Only 1
B. 2, 3 and 4
C. 1, 3 and 5
D. Only 4

Correct Answer: Option C

2. Pick the option that includes an image of the cat on its haunches.

cat on its haunches

A. Option (1)
B. Option (2)
C. Option (3)
D. Option (4)

Correct Answer: Option B

3. Choose the option that DOES NOT list the movement of the fog.

movement of the fog

A. Option (1)
B. Option (2)
C. Option (3)
D. Option (4)

Correct Answer: Option C

4. The poet has used short lines to compose the given poem. Choose the option that lists the most appropriate explanation for the same.

A. By keeping the lines short, the poet keeps the liberty in stepping away from the rule, traditional form, logic, or fact in order to produce a desired effect.
B. By keeping the lines short, the poet wants the reader to omit some parts of a sentence, which gives the reader a chance to fill in the gaps while reading it out.
C. By keeping the lines short, the poet wants to introduce ambiguity or contradiction into an otherwise straightforward sentence.
D. By keeping the lines short, the poet is controlling the pace to make the reader slow down, thereby reflecting the slow rolling in of the fog.

Correct Answer: Option D

5. Who is the poet of “Fog”?
A. Geoffrey Chaucer
B. Hart Crane
C. Thomas Campbell
D. Carl Sandburg
Correct Answer: Option D

6. Which of the following adjectives convey the manner in which the fog arrives?
A. harshly and roughly
B. calmly and slowly
C. violently and angrily
D. excitedly
Correct Answer: Option B. calmly and slowly

7. Which of the following words is not a synonym of “Harbour” ?
A. Divest
B. Port
C. Dock
D. Anchorage
Correct Answer: Option A

8. Which of the following words is not a synonym of “Fog” ?
A. Mist
B. Haze
C. Brume
D. Stupor
Correct Answer: Option D

9. Which of the following is a cat breed?
A. Golden Retriever
B. Pitbull
C. Maine Coon
D. German shepherd
Correct Answer: Option C

10. The poem “Fog” is a
A. Sonnet
C. Limerick
D. Free verse poem
Correct Answer: Option D

11. Which of the following is an expression we say to people when we want them to speak but they aren’t speaking.
A. Curiosity killed the cat
B. Not have a cat in hell’s chance
C. Work like a dog
D. Cat got your tongue?
Correct Answer: Option D

12. Which of the following is a negative description of a rich and powerful person.
A. Fat cat
B. Not have a cat in hell’s chance
C. Look like something the cat dragged in
D. Let sleeping dogs lie
Correct Answer: Option A

13. Complete the sentence. Don’t tell anyone, don’t let the cat out of the _____________.
A. ball
B. bag
C. bat
D. bell
Correct Answer: Option B

14. Complete the sentence. Mind your own business, curiosity ___ the cat.
A. kissed
B. killed
C. kind
D. kicked
Correct Answer: Option B

15. Which of the following words convey the central theme of the poem?
A. The ethereal, enigmatic nature of fog
B. Fog’s effect on the senses
C. Notion that fog has the power to hide the world’s reality
D. All of the above
Correct Answer: Option D


Fog Short Answer Questions(including questions from Previous years Question Papers)

In this post we are also providing important short answer questions from the poem Fog for CBSE Class 10 Boards in the coming session. These questions have been taken from previous years class 10 Board exams and the year is mentioned in the bracket along with the question.


Q1. Stealth is an important aspect of fog. State any two instances from the poem “Fog” that suggest the same.

Ans.  The cat does not make a sound while it moves and the same does the fog. The way the fog sits is very much like a cat sitting on its haunches, looking here and there over the city and the same does the fog enveloping the city.


Q2. Highlight any two characteristics of fog from its description in the poem and justify your choice of characteristics briefly.

Ans.  Fog enters the city stealthily without making any noise. It stays for a short period of time, suddenly and engulfs everything underneath it, and then disappears suddenly without making any noise.


Q3. Is the fog portrayed as a resident of the city or as an outsider? Support your answer with two such references from the poem “Fog”.

Ans.  “Fog” is portrayed as an outsider, with unpredictable arrival. It comes to the city, hovers over it for some time and then returns back all of a sudden like an outsider who visits a city and then moves on to any other destination.


Q4. Would you describe the role of the fog as active or passive? Support your answer with reference to the poem “Fog”.

Ans. The role of the fog may be described as a passive one. The fog is compared to a cat that likes to sit on window edges and look outside. The fog too sits silently for a while and then moves on.


Q5. Why does the poet use the phrase “silent haunches”? Substantiate your answer with reference to the poem “Fog”.

Ans. The poet uses the phrase “silent haunches” to describe the quiet and sneaky movement of fog as it sits over the city and its harbour for some time. “Silent haunches” is the way a cat sits on its haunches, i.e., on its bent knees. without anybody noticing, similarly, the fog hovers over the city silently.


Q6. Comment, in detail, on the significance of the closing phrase of the poem- “moves on”.

Ans. The fog comes hovering and stays for a little period of time over the city like a cat that comes silently and sits on its haunches for a short period of time. Like a stalking cat, fog moves on. It disappears silently unnoticed as the cat is not to be found at the same place.

The poet highlights the temporariness or the transient nature of the naturally happening fog. It is not there to stay for long as it moves to further destinations.


Class 10 Poem 9 Fog Long Answer Questions


Q1. In the poem “Fog”, the poet features the fog as animated. If you had to write a similar poem for one other natural phenomenon, which animal would you use to convey the characteristics of that particular phenomena? Justify, in detail, your choice of animal corresponding to it by bringing out similarities.

Ans. The poem ‘Fog’ describes the advancement of fog toward the city and harbour. He says the fog comes like a cat comes on its little feet. This means the fog advances towards the city very slowly and calmly just like a cat. It enters our home in an unpredictable manner.

Similarly, the zigzag movement of the flowing river can be compared to the zigzag movement of a snake. Just like the river water never flows in a straight manner in the same way the snake can never walk straight. Its movement is graceful and beautiful. Many poets have described the wavy motion of the snake with that of the wavy water.


Q2. Do you agree with the poet’s comparison of fog to a cat or do you feel some other image would have done. justice to the poem? Justify your answer by substantiating your claims with examples.


The poet beautifully compares the fog to a cat. Choose any two animals from ‘How to Tell Wild Animals’ that do not have qualities that can be drawn out to be compared with a fog.

Ans.  Yes, I totally agree with the poet’s comparison of fog to a cat. The poet compared the sneaky, silent movements of a cat to the movement of the fog. The way a cat walks into a place with its padded paws without making any noise and sits there on its “haunches” silently, fog too enters the city silently and stays there for a short time. Fog moves out of the city in the same quiet manner as the cat that moves silently without anybody noticing her absence. Any other image or animal would not have done justice to the poem as the movements of a cat perfectly define that of fog.

‘How Tell Wild Animals’ that do not have qualities that can be drawn out to be compared with a fog are the Asian Lion and the Bear. Both of these animals have a huge and terrible build. Their presence can never be unnoticed. One can notice them from a far distance. Moreover, the loud roar of the Asian Lion and the black colour of the Bear can easily attract everyone’s attention.

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