NCERT Class 6:A Pact With the Sun:The Monkey and the Crocodile
Textual Questions and Exercises
Q1. The monkey was happy living in the fruit tree, but his happiness was not complete. What did he miss?
Ans. The monkey missed a friend with whom he can talk to and share the fruits with.
Q2. What did the two friends generally talk about?
Ans. They talked about birds and animals and the difficulties faced by the villagers nearby in raising good crops for lack of rain.
Q3. Why was the crocodile’s wife annoyed with her husband one day?
Ans. The crocodile’s wife annoyed of waiting for the crocodile to come home and in managing the little crocodiles that had just been hatched.
Q4. Why was the crocodile unwilling to invite his friend home?
Ans. The crocodile was unwilling to invite his friend home because his wife wanted to eat the monkey’s heart but he was very fond of his friend and doesn’t want to kill him.
Q5. What did the crocodile tell the monkey midstream?
Ans. The crocodile told the monkeys that his wife wanted to eat his heart.
Q6. How did the monkey save himself?
Ans. The monkey said that he forgot his heart on the tree and asked the crocodile to swim back to bring the heart from there.
Q7. What does the last sentence of the story suggest? What would the crocodile tell his wife?
Ans. The last sentence of the story suggested that the crocodile was really sad for betraying his friend and shed the true tears from his eyes. This suggests that relationship of friendship must be built on trust and one should never betray in friendship. The crocodile told his wife that he was foolish that he listened to her and spoiled his friendship with the monkey.