The Trap: Question & Answers Grade 2 Oxford Modern English

‘The Trap’ lesson Grade 2 Oxford Modern English book solutions include answers to questions given in the book. ‘While reading’ and ‘challenge’ questions have also been answered.

The Trap: Questions & Answers

While Reading

Q. The tree, the bullock and the boy did not help the tree. Why?

Ans. All three had their own complaints of being not independent and unhappy with the humans who treated them badly by using them selfishly but not helping them.


Q. If you were in the boy’s place, would you have helped the tiger?

Ans. Certainly not because tiger is not a domestic or pet animal. A tiger cannot be trusted as it is a flesh-eating animal who would not spare any human being.


1. Answer the following questions.

a. Why was the road unhappy?

Ans. People walked and rode all over the road and threw rubbish on it.

b. How did people hurt the tree?

Ans. People took its fruit, cutting off its branches and nobody helped him.

c. Who let the tiger out of the trap?

Ans. The boy let the tiger out of the trap.

d. Who put the tiger back in the trap?

Ans. The clever jackal put the tiger back in the trap.

e. Do you think that the bullock was very strong?

Ans. Yes, I think the bullock was very strong as it worked hard all day under the blazing sun and got little to eat.

2. Write True or False for the following sentences:

1. The bullock was pulling a cart – False (pulling a plough)
2. The trap was very strong – True (The tiger could not escape.)
3. The tree helped the boy – False (The tree did not help the boy.)
4. The boy was not very honest – False (The boy returned as promised.)
5. The jackal was very clever – True (The jackal thought of a plan to help the boy.)


1. Use these words in sentences of your own.

Ans. A few sample sentences are given below

a. Friend:

  1. My best friend and I like to play together at recess.
  2. I made a new friend in my class today.
  3. Friends help each other when they are sad.

b. Immediately:

  1. When the teacher called my name, I answered immediately.
  2. Please clean up your toys immediately after you finish playing.
  3. I wanted a cookie, so I asked my mom, and she gave it to me immediately.

c. Rubbish:

  1. We should always throw our rubbish in the trash can.
  2. The park looks much better when there is no rubbish on the ground.
  3. Recycling is a great way to reduce the amount of rubbish we produce.

d. Awful:

  1. I had an awful dream last night, but it wasn’t real.
  2. It’s important to be kind and not say awful things to others.
  3. The weather was so hot that it made me feel awful.

e. Lucky:

  1. I feel lucky to have such a loving family.
  2. When you find a four-leaf clover, it means you’re very lucky.
  3. I was lucky because I found my lost toy under the bed.

2. Choose the correct words from the box and fill in the blanks.

Ans. a. decided b. agree c. awful d. through

3. Put the following in alphabetical order.

Ans. a. bag, dog, ears, owl, part
b. drink, drop, ink, shirt, umpire

4. Make two columns in your notebook. Classify the words listed above as ‘words beginning with a consonant’ or ‘words beginning with a vowel’.


Here’s a table of words beginning with consonants and words beginning with vowels:


5. Match the following.

Ans. Here are the matches for the given items:

  1. a thing made of wood with four wheels – a cart
  2. a thing made of metal and wood – a knife
  3. a thing made of cotton – a shirt
  4. a thing made of glass – a mirror
  5. a thing made of paper – a book


1. Add not to the following sentences. You will have to change or add some other words too.

a. The boy was not sad.
b. The boy did not tell the story.
c. People do not eat my leaves.
d. The tree did not laugh.
e. The tiger did not catch hold of the boy.


Do you think the tiger broke out of the trap again? How did he get out? Write about it and draw a picture.

Ans. Here is a sample answer:

Once upon a time in a dense jungle, there was a clever tiger named Toto. Toto had a knack for finding his way out of tricky situations. One day, he found himself caught in a trap set by some hunters.

The trap was made of strong ropes and had a cage. It was a very tough situation for Toto, but he was determined to free himself.

First, Toto used his sharp teeth to bite through the ropes. It took a lot of time and effort, but he didn’t give up. He was a very strong tiger, after all! Once the ropes were cut, he pushed open the cage door with his powerful paws.

With a leap and a roar of triumph, Toto was finally free! He bounded away into the jungle, feeling happy and relieved.

Toto the tiger was very clever and determined, and that’s how he managed to break out of the trap and run back to the wild where he belonged.

I drew a picture of Toto using his sharp teeth to cut the ropes and pushing open the cage door with his strong paws. You can see how happy he is to be free again!

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