NCERT Class 6:A Pact With the Sun:The Friendly Mongoose
Textual Questions and Exercises
Q1. Why did the farmer bring a baby mongoose into the house?
Ans. The farmer brought a baby mongoose into the house because they thought that their son needed a companion when he grew up.
Q2. Why didn’t the farmer’s wife want to leave the baby alone with the mongoose?
Ans. The farmer’s wife didn’t want to leave the baby alone with the mongoose because she was afraid that the mongoose will harm him.
Q3. What was the farmer’s comment on his wife’s fears?
Ans. The farmer said on his wife’s fear that she shouldn’t be afraid because mongoose is a friendly animal. It is as sweet as our baby and they are the best of friends.
Q4. Why did the farmer’s wife strike the mongoose with her basket?
Ans. The farmer’s wife strikes the mongoose with her basket because she thought that it killed her son as its face and paws were smeared with blood.
Q5. Did she repent her hasty action? How does she show her repentance?
Ans. Yes, she repents her hasty action. She showed her repentance by crying when touching the dead and still mongoose.