NCERT Class 6:Honey Suckle:How the Dog Found Himself New Master!
Textual Questions and Exercises
Q1. Why did the dog feel the need for a master?)
Ans. The dog felt the need for a master because he was sick and tired of wandering about alone, looking for food and afraid of those who were stronger than him.
Q2. Who did he first choose as his master? Why did he leave that master?
Ans. The dog first chose a big, strong and fierce wolf as his master. Once, the dog saw that the wolf was afraid that the bear would eat them up. Since the dog wanted to serve only the strongest, he left the wolf and asked the bear who was stronger than the wolf to be his master.
Q3. Who did he choose next?
Ans. He chose the bear to be his next master.
Q4. Why did he serve the Lion for a long time?
Ans. He served the Lion for a long time because he found there was no more powerful and stronger than lion in the forest and so no one dared to touch the dog or offend him in any way. Therefore, the dog lived happily by serving the lion for a long time.
Q5. Who did he finally choose as his master and why?
Ans. He finally chose man as his master because one day he realised that lion was afraid of man. As he wanted to serve someone who was the most powerful and stronger than anyone on earth, he chose man as his master.
Q6. A summary of the story is given below. Fill in the blanks to complete it taking appropriate phrases from the box.
|a dog||the bear||his own master||stronger than anyone else|
|a wolf||a lion||afraid of ma||the strongest of all|
Ans. 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 realised that the lion was afraid of man. To this day, the dog remains man’s best friend.
Working with Language
Q1. Each word in the box given below indicates a large number of… For example, ‘a herd of cows’ refers to many cows. Complete each of the following phrases with a suitable word from the box.
- A fleet of ships
- A bunch of flowers
- A brood of chicks
- A herd of cattle
- A bundle of sticks
- A herd of sheep
- A school of fish
- A pack of wolves
Q2. Make nouns from the words given below by adding – ness or – ity. (For some words we need to add just – ty, or – y.)
- Honest = honesty
- Kind = kindness
- Cruel = cruelty
- Calm = calmness
- Sad = sadness
- Active = activity
- Creative = creativity
- Sincere = sincerity
- Cheerful = cheerfulness
- Bitter = bitterness
- Sensitive = sensitivity
- Great = greatness
Q3. Find the opposites of these words in the text above.
(i) Ancestor = descendants
(ii) Wild = tame
(iii) Ancient = modern
(iv) Near = distant
(v) Suddenly = gradually
Q4. Complete the following sentences.
(i) The dingo is the wild dog of Australia which looks and behaves like domestic dog.
(ii) Dogs were the first animals tamed by humans. The other animals tamed by humans are wolf, fox and coyote.
(iii) The New World refers to Ausstralia. Dogs were brought there from Asia.