1.Describe the physical appearance of Anna.
A.Anna was a Malabar girl who had been born into the circus. She waslarge and heavily built. She had very black bright eyes, a lot of wiry blackhair, and hefty shoulders. She had also a loud, sharp and authoritativevoice.
2.What had happened to Anna's baby ?
A.Anna’s baby had been taken away by her (Anna's) husband and his-family. The circus had moved to Bombay and the child too must havebeen taken with them.
3.Who found Anna and her child starving and begging on a Daryaganjstreet? What did that person do?
A.Mrs. Bates found Anna and her child starving and begging on aDaryaganj Street. She brought them home and made Anna, a Nanny forher children. She gave food and clothes and tried to civilize her.
4.How did Anna happen to work for Mrs. Bates?
A.Anna, the trainer of big cats in circus, married an ambitious young manwho thought that a woman's place was her home. He took charge of thewild animals. Anna was annoyed and left her husband. Mrs. Bates foundher begging in the streets and brought her as a Nanny to her children.
5.Describe some of the major changes in the children with the coming ofAnna.
A. The coming of Anna into the house made the children feel that they hadbeen shut in the cages. They stopped walking or running and startedprowling. Instead of hopping or skipping they sprang and leaped in fear.They lost thier liberty to play or speak that they like but they would playonly those games ordered by Anna. We could find the change in voicesalso.
6.Where do you think Anna went after she left Bates’ house? How do weknow this?A.
I think Anna went to her husband in search of her baby. We know thisbecause writer sees Anna after a few years in a circus.
7.What is the significance of the title “Circus Cat, Alley Cat”?
A.Circus-cat means a wild cat in a circus. Alley-cat is a domesticated catthat lives in the houses. Anna was originally a cat trainer in a circus .shewas made an alley cat in Bates’ house. But the role of a circus-cat suitedher better than Alley cat. Hence the title of the lesson'Circus-cat, Alley-cat'is apt.