NCERT Solutions for Class 6 English Honeysuckle Poem 3 The Quarrel

NCERT Solutions for Class 6 English Honeysuckle Poem 3 The Quarrel


Question 1. With your partner try to guess the meaning of the underlined phrases.

  • (i) And somehow we fell out.
  • (ii) The afternoon turned black.


  • (i) Fell out – quarrelled
  • (ii) Turned black – was spoiled due to very bad mood


Question 2. Read these lines from the poem:

  • (i) One thing led to another
  • (ii) The start of it was slight
  • (iii) The end of it was strong
  • (iv) The afternoon turned black
  • (v) Thumped me on the back

Discuss with your partner what these lines mean.


  • (i) The fight continued, as one disagreement followed another.
  • (ii) The cause behind the quarrel was a very petty and small.
  • (iii) The quarrel ended on a very bitter note which had a long lasting effect.
  • (iv) The quarrel spoiled their mood and the afternoon became intolerably sad.
  • (v) Patted on the back in a very friendly manner.


Question 3. Describe a recent quarrel that you have had with your brother, sister or friend. How did it start? What did you quarrel about? How did it end?

Answer:-  My friend is like my sister and helps me in solving all of my issues. However, we had a fight one day when I told her she needed to complete my homework because I was tired. She instructed me to complete the task on my own. We kept fighting and didn’t speak to one other for the next five days. I informed my teacher about the fight. My mother told me that it was my fault and that I needed to apologise. I addressed my friend and apologised for the situation.