NCERT Solutions for Class 6 English A Pact With The Sun Chapter 3 The Shepherd’s Treasure
Question:- 1. The shepherd hadn’t been to school because
(i) he was very poor.
(ii) there were very few schools in those days.
(iii) he wasn’t interested in studies.
Choose the right answer.
Answer:- (ii) There were very few schools in those days.
Question:- 2. Who visited the shepherd one day, and why?
Answer:- When the king of Iran heard of the wise shepherd’s wisdom and friendly nature, he came to see him. The king dressed himself as a shepherd and came on a mule.
Question:- 3. Why did the other governors grow jealous of the shepherd?
Answer:- The shepherd was appointed the governor of a small district by the king. He was loved and respected by the people. His fame spread far and wide all around the country. So the other governors grew jealous of him.
Question:- 4. Why was the new governor called to the palace?
Answer:- The king’s ears were poisoned by the jealous governors against the new shepherd-governor. They said that the new governor was dishonest, and that he kept his ill-gotten gains in an iron chest at all times. As a result, the king summoned him to the palace to view the treasure.
Question:- 5. Why was everyone delighted to see the iron chest on the camel’s back?
Answer:- When the new governor arrived, everyone in the palace was delighted to see the iron chest on the camel’s back because they assumed it contained money, silver, and gems. They knew that if the king found the treasure inside the chest, he would fired the new governor of his responsibilities and punish him for his wrongdoings.
Question:- 6. (i) What did the iron chest contain?
(ii) Why did the shepherd always carry it?
(iii) Is it an example of the shepherd’s humility or wisdom or both?
Answer:- (i)The iron chest contained an old blanket in it.
(ii)Because it was his oldest and most trusted friend. He claimed that even if the king took away his position and power, it would still protect him.
(iii)Yes, it shows both the shepherd’s humility and wisdom.
Question:- 7. How did the king reward the new governor?
Answer:- The new governor’s humility, knowledge, and honesty pleased the king immensely. On the same day, he honoured the wise man by promoting him to the role of governor of a larger area.