NCERT Class 6 English Solutions: The Banyan Tree Chapter 10 Part 2

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Question 3:

Read the descriptions below of what the snake did and what the mongoose did. Arrange their actions in the proper order.

Mongoose and Snake
Mongoose and snake

(i)

Ceased to struggle

A.

Grabbed the snake by the snout

(ii)

Tried to mesmerize the mongoose

B.

Dragged the snake into the bushes

(iii)

Coiled itself around the mongoose

C.

Darted away and bit the cobra on the back

(iv)

Struck the crow

D.

Pretended to attack the cobra on one side

(v)

Struck again and missed

E.

Refused to look into the snake’s eyes

(v)

Struck on the side that the mongoose pretended to attack

F.

Sprang aside, jumped in and bit

Answer:

Snake and Mongoose
Snake and Mongoose

Snake

Mongoose

(ii) Tried to mesmerize the mongoose

  1. Refused to look into the snake’s eyes

(vi) Struck on the side that the mongoose pretended to attack

  1. Pretended to attack the cobra on one side

(v) Struck again and missed

  1. Sprang aside jumped in and bit

(iv) Struck the crow

  1. Darted away and bit the cobra on the back

(iii) Coiled itself around the mongoose

  1. Grabbed the snake by the snout

(i) Ceased to struggle

  1. Dragged the snake into the bushes

(i)

(ii) (17)

Question 4:

(i) What happened to the crow in the end? (16)

(ii) What did the myna do finally?

Answer:

(i) What happened to the crow in the end? (16)

The Crow

The Crow

In the end, the crow was flung nearly twenty feet across the garden by a blow from the cobra’s snout. The crow fluttered about for a while and then lay still.

(ii) What did the myna do finally?

Finally, the myna dropped cautiously to the ground, hopped about, peered into the bushes from a safe distance, and then, with a shrill cry of congratulation, flew away.

Working with Language

Question A:

Question 1:

The word ‘round’ usually means a kind of shape. What is its meaning in the story?

Answer:

In the story the word ‘round’ means the different stages of the fight between the cobra and the mongoose.

Question 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:

Leaves, branch, fruit, root and bark

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