Ncert Solution for Class 6 English Honey Suckle Chapter 10 The Banyan Tree
A.Complete the following sentences.
- The old banyan tree “did not belong” to grandfather, but only to the boy, because —————————————————————————————— ——————————————————————————
- The small gray squirrel became friendly when ——————————————————————————————————————————————
- When the boy started to bring him pieces of cake and biscuit, the squirrel —————————————————————————————————— ————————————————————————————
- In the spring, the banyan tree —————————————–, and—————————————– would come there.
- The banyan tree served the boy as a ————————————————–————————————————————————————————
- The young boy spent his afternoons in the tree ——————————————————————————————————————————————————
- His 65 years old grandfather could not climb on it
- it found that the boy did not carry any catapult or air gun to harm it in his hand.
- became bold enough to take pieces of food from his hand itself.
- was full of small red figs, and birds of all kinds would.
- library which provides him platform to sit and spend the afternoon.
- leaning against it, reading story books.
B. Answer the following questions.
- “It was to be a battle of champions.”(8)
(i) What qualities did the two champions have? Pick out words and phrases from the paragraph above this line in the text and write them down.
(a) A super fighter
(a) skilful fighter
(c) Strike with the speed of light
(ii) What did the cobra and the mongoose do, to show their readiness for the fight?
Answer:- The cobra produced a hissing sound to challenge the mongoose to a fight. It raised three feet of its body off the ground. It spread its broad hood. The mongoose bushed its tail. The long hair on its back also stood up.
2. Who were the other two spectators? What did they do? (Did they watch, or did they join in the fight?) (10)
Answer:- Besides the narrator, the two other spectators of the fight were a myna and a wild crow. Initially, they sat on the cactus plant to watch the outcome of the fight, but they tried to join the fight by hurling themselves at the cobra.
3. Read the descriptions below of what the snake did and what the mongoose did. Arrange their actions in the proper order. (11, 16)
(ii) tried to mesmerize the mongoose
refused to look into the snake’s eyes
(vi) struck on the side that the mongoose pretended to attack
pretended to attack the cobra on one side
(v) struck again and missed
sprang aside, jumped in and bit
(iv) struck the crow
darted away and bit the cobra on the back
(iii) coiled itself around the mongoose
grabbed the snake by the snout
(i) ceased to struggle
dragged the snake into the bushes
4. (i) What happened to the crow in the end? (16)
Answer:- In the end the crow got bitten by the cobra after that it flung nearly twenty feet across the garden. It fluttered about for a while, then it fell dead.
(ii) What did the myna do finally? (17)
Answer:- Myna, at the end, dropped cautiously to the ground, hopped about, peered into the bushes from a safe distance, and then with a shrill cry of congratulations flew away.
WORKING WITH LANGUAGE
A. 1. The word ‘round’ usually means a kind of shape. What is its meaning in the story?
Answer:- Herein the story ‘round’ means a phase in the fight between the mongoose and the snake.
2. Find five words in the following paragraph, which are generally associated with trees. But here, they have been used differently. Underline the words.
Hari leaves for work at nine every morning. He works in the local branch of the firm of which his uncle is the owner. Hari’s success is really the fruit of his own labour. He is happy, but he has a small problem. The root cause of his problem is a stray dog near his office. The dog welcomes Hari with a loud bark every day.
Answer:- Hari leaves for work at nine every morning. He works in the local branch of the firm of which his uncle is the owner. Hari’s success is really the fruit of his own labour. He is happy, but he has a small problem. The root cause of his problem is a stray dog near his office. The dog welcomes Hari with a loud bark every day.
B. The words in the box are all words that describe movement. Use them to fill in the blanks in the sentences below.
dived gliding sprang darting
whipped… back delving
- When he began to trust me, the squirrel began ————————— into my pockets for morsels of cake.
- I saw a cobra ———————————out of a clump of cactus.
- The snake hissed, his forked tongue ———————————— in and out.
- When the cobra tried to bite it, the mongoose —————————— aside.
- The snake ——————————— his head ———————————to strike at the crow.
- The birds ——————————— at the snake.
- When he began to trust me, the squirrel began delving into my pockets for morsels of cake.
- I saw a cobra gliding out of a clump of cactus.
- The snake hissed, his forked tongue darting in and out.
- When the cobra tried to bite it, the mongoose sprang aside.
- The whipped his head back to strike at the crow.
- The birds dived at the snake.
C. Find words in the story, which show things striking violently against each other.
- The cobra struck the crow, his snout th ___ ing against its body. (15)
- The crow and the myna c_ll____ in mid-air. (13)
- The birds dived at the snake, but b____d into each other instead. (14)
- The cobra struck the crow, his snout th udd ing against its body. (15)
- The crow and the myna collided in mid-air. (13)
- The birds dived at the snake, but bumped into each other instead. (14)
- elephants could fly in the sky, like clouds. They could also change their shapes. They would fly behind clouds and frighten them. People would look up at the sky in wonder.
- because there was no electricity, he would get up with the sun, and he would go to bed with the sun, like the birds.
- like the owl, he could see quite well in the dark. He could tell who was coming by listening to their footsteps.
Look at these sentences.
- The tree was older than grand father.
- Grandfather was 65 years old.
How old was the tree? Can you guess?
- The tree was as old as Dehra Dun itself.
Suppose Dehra Dun is 300 years old. How old is the tree? When two things are the same in some way, we use as…as.
Here is another set of examples.
- Mr Sinha is 160 cm tall.
- Mr Gupta is 180 cm tall.
- Mrs Gupta is 160 cm tall.
- Mrs Gupta is as tall as Mr Sinha.
Use the words in the box to speak about the people and the things below, using as…as or -er than.
- (i) Zeba is as tall as Rani.
(ii) Zeba is taller than Ruby.
(iii) Rani is taller than Ruby.
(iv) Ruby is shorter than Rani as well as Zeba.
- (i) Vijay is as strong as Akshay.
(ii) Anwar is stronger than Akshay as well as Vijay.
(iii) Neither Akshay nor Vijay is as strong as Anwar.
- (i) Shimla is as cold as Gangtok.
(ii) Srinagar is colder than Shimla and Gangtok.
(iii) Neither Gangtok nor Shimla is as cold as Srinagar.
- (i) Romi’s pencil is as long as Raja’s pencil.
(ii) Mona’s pencil is longer than Romi’s pencil and Raja’s pencil.
(iii) Neither Romi’s pencil or Raja’s pencil is as long as Mona’s pencil.
- (i) Delhi is as hot as Nagpur.
(ii) Chennai is not as hot as Delhi or Nagpur.
(iii) Delhi is hotter than Chennai.
(iv) Nagpur is hotter than Chennai.