NCERT Class 6 English Solutions: How the Dog Found Himself a New Master! Chapter 2– Part 1

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A. Discuss these questions in pairs before you write the answers.

A Dog

A Dog

Question 1

Why did the dog feel the need for a master? (1, 2)

Answer

  • The dog usually gets tired and sick when he went for food searching alone. Moreover, he did not feel safe. So, he decided to have a master.

Question 2

Who did he first choose as his master? Why did he leave that master? (3)

Answer

  • The dog first chose a wolf as his master. But he found the wolf afraid of the bear. So, he left the company of the wolf.

Question 3

Who did he choose next? (5)

Answer

  • After wolf, the dog decided to choose a bear as his master. Because he was stronger than the wolf.

Question 4

Why did he serve the Lion for a long time? (8)

Answer

  • The dog served the lion for a long time because he had no complaint against him. He felt safe and secure with the lion. No other wild animal dared to displease or hurt him.

Question 5

Who did he finally choose as his master and why? (9, 10)

Answer

  • The dog finally chose a man as his master. Because man is the most powerful creature among all. Even the lion was afraid of man.

Question B:

A summary of the story is given below. Fill in the blanks to complete it taking appropriate phrases from the box.

Approprite Phrases Box
Approprite phrases box

a dog

stronger than anyone else

the strongest of all

a wolf

the bear

afraid of man

his own master

a lion

This is the story of _________________, who used to be ______________. He decided to find a master _________________. First he found _______________, but the wolf was afraid of ___________________. The dog thought that the bear was ________________. After some time the dog met __________________, who seemed the strongest. He stayed with the lion for a long time. One day he realised that the lion was _________________________ . To this day, the dog remains man’s best friend.

Answer:

  • This is the story of a dog, who used to be his own master.

  • He decided to find a master stronger than anyone else. First he found a wolf, but the wolf was afraid of the bear.

  • The dog thought that the bear was the strongest of all.

  • After some time the dog met a lion, who seemed the strongest. He stayed with the lion for a long time.

  • One day he realized that the lion was afraid of man. To this day, the dog remains man’s best friend.

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