WORKING WITH THE TEXT
A. Answer the following questions.
Question 1. Why did Taro run in the direction of the stream? (5)
Answer:- Taro ran in the direction of the stream because he was thirsty and also he had never before heard the sound of falling water in that area.
Question 2. How did Taro’s father show his happiness after drinking saké?(7)
Answer:- After drinking sake, Taro’s father stopped shivering and show his happiness by doing a little dance in the middle of the floor.
Question 3. Why did the waterfall give Taro sake and others water? (12)
Answer:- The waterfall give Taro saké and others water because he was a thoughtful and dutiful son who obeyed his parents always and worked very hard to give them everything they needed. While the people of his village got plain water because they were greedy.
Question 4. Why did the villagers want to drown Taro? (10, 11)
Answer:- When the villagers went to the waterfall to collect sake, they got only plain cold water. They thought that Taro had tricked them. So they looked for Taro to punish him.
Question 5. Why did the Emperor reward Taro? (13)
Answer:- Taro was a very dutiful son to his parents and served them with devotion. Through this reward, the Emperor wants to encourage all children to love, honour and obey their parents.
B. Mark the right item.
- Taro earned very little money because
- (i) he didn’t work hard enough.
- (ii) the villagers didn’t need wood.
- (iii) the price of wood was very low.
Answer:- (iii) the price of wood was very low.
- Taro decided to earn extra money
- (i) to live a more comfortable life.
- (ii) to buy his old father some saké.
- (iii) to repair the cracks in the hut.
Answer:- (ii) to buy his old father some saké.
- The neighbour left Taro’s hut in a hurry because
- (i) she was delighted with the drink.
- (ii) she was astonished to hear Taro’s story.
- (iii) she wanted to tell the whole village about the waterfall.
Answer:- (iii) she wanted to tell the whole village about the waterfall.
WORKING WITH LANGUAGE
A. Strike off the words in the box below that are not suitable.
Taro wanted to give his old parents everything they needed. This shows that he was …
Answer:- This shows that he was …thoughtful, loving, considerate, kind.
B. 1. “This made Taro sadder than ever.”
‘This’ refers to
- (i) a strong wind that began to blow.
- (ii) Taro’s father’s old age.
- (iii) Taro’s inability to buy expensive saké for his father.
(Mark the right item.)
Answer:- This’ refers to (iii) Taro’s inability to buy expensive sake for his father.
2.“This, said the emperor, was to encourage all children to honour and obey their parents.”
‘This’ refers to
- (i) the most beautiful fountain in the city.
- (ii) rewarding Taro with gold and giving the fountain his name.
- (iii) sending for Taro to hear his story.
(Mark the right item.)
Answer:- ‘This’ refers to (ii) rewarding Taro with gold and giving the fountain his name.
C. Arrange the words below in pairs that rhyme.
Example: young – lung
money – sunny
- Young − Lung
- Sad − Bad
- Money − Sunny
- Chop − Stop
- Last − Fast
- Wax − Axe
- Could − Wood
- Sound − Round
- Way − Day
D. 1. Fill in the blanks with words from the box.
Lonely little hard young
Thoughtful delicious beautiful
A ——————–— woodcutter lived on a ——————–— hillside. He was a ——————–——— son who worked ——————–——— but earned ——————–——— money. One day he saw a ——————–——— waterfall hidden behind a rock. He tasted the water and found it ——————–———.
Answer:- A young wood cutter lived on a lonely hillside. He was a thoughtful son who worked hard but earned little money. One day he saw a beautiful waterfall hidden behind a rock. He tasted the water and found it delicious.
2. Find these sentences in the story and fill in the blanks.
(i) This made Taro ——————–——— than ever. (3)
(ii) He decided to work ——————–——— than before. (3)
(iii) Next morning, Taro jumped out of bed ——————–———than usual.(4)
(iv) He began to chop even ——————–——— . (4)
(v) Next morning, Taro started for work even ——————–——— than the morning before. (10)
- This made Taro sadder than ever.
- He decided to work harder than before.
- Next morning, Taro jumped out of bed earlier than usual.
- He began to chop even faster.
- Next morning, Taro started for work even earlier than the morning before
- Your teacher will speak the words given below. Write against each two new words that rhyme with it.
- bed —–———–———— —–———–————
- wax —–———–———— —–———–————
- fast —–———–———— —–———–————
- chop —–———–———— —–———–————
- young —–———–———— —–———–————
- bed Shed, Red
- wax Axe, Tax
- fast Last, Cast
- chop Hop, Shop
- young Tongue, Sung
KNOW YOUR COUNTRY
Question:-1 Which are the two states that flank New Delhi’s borders?
Answer:- Haryana and Uttar Pradesh
Question:-2 Name the states through which the Narmada flows.
Answer:- Madhya Pradesh, Maharashtra, and Gujrat.
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