NCERT Class 6 English Solutions: Who Did Patrick՚s Homework? Chapter 1 – Part 1 (For CBSE, ICSE, IAS, NET, NRA 2022)

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Working with the Text

Answer the following questions. (Refer to that part of the text whose number is given against the question. This applies to the comprehension questions throughout the book.)

Question 1:

What did Patrick think his cat was playing with? What was it really? (2)

Answer:

Patrick thought that his cat was playing with a little doll. The cat was actually playing with an extremely tiny man, who wore a woolen shirt with old fashioned britches and a high tall hat.

Question 2:

Why did the little man grant Patrick a wish? (2)

Answer:

The little man granted Patrick a wish because he wanted to escape from the cat.

Question 3:

What was Patrick՚s wish? (3)

Answer:

Patrick՚s wanted the elf to do all his homework till the end of the semester, for 35 days.

Question 4

In what subjects did the little man need help, to do Patrick՚s homework? (5,6)

Homework

Answer

The little man was weak in Maths, English, and History. So, he needed Patrick՚s help in these subjects.

Question 5

How did Patrick help him? (7)

Answer

Patrick sat beside the little man and guided him to do homework. Moreover, he brought books from the library and read out to him.

Question 6

Who do you think did Patrick՚s homework - the little man, or Patrick himself? Give reasons for your answer. (9,10)

Answer

It was Patrick himself who actually did all the homework. Because he had to assist the elf again and again with guidance and books.

Working with the Language

Question 1:

A. Fill in the blanks in the sentences below with the words or phrases from the box. (You may not know the meaning of all the words. Look such words up in a dictionary, or ask your teacher.)

Out of Luck
Out Of LuckMysteryTrue To His Wordchores
SemesterBetween You And MeLook Up

1. Some people find household ________ a bore, but I like to help at home.

2. Who stole the diamond is still a ________.

3. This ________ we are going to have a class exhibition.

4. ________, the elf began to help Patrick.

5. Can you ________ this word in the dictionary?

6. I started early to be on time, but I was ________. There was a traffic jam!

7. She says she՚s got a lot of books, but ________ I think most of them are borrowed.

Answer:

1. Some people find household chores a bore, but I like to help at home.

2. Who stole the diamond is still a mystery.

3. This semester we are going to have a class exhibition.

4. True to his word, the elf began to help Patrick.

5. Can you look up this word in the dictionary?

6. I started early to be on time, but I was out of luck. There was a traffic jam!

7. She says she՚s got a lot of books, but between you and me I think most of them are borrowed.

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