NCERT Solutions for Class 6 English Chapter 1 A Tale of Two Birds is given here. A Tale of Two Birds is a part of Class 6 English Supplementary Reader – A Pact with the Sun. These Solutions covers answers for all the questions given in the chapter. These solutions will help students to prepare well and face the English exam with full confidence. You can also download the PDF of these solutions for free.
Class 6 English A Tale of Two Birds Questions and Answers
Question 1. How did the two baby-birds get separated?
Answer: The two baby birds lived with their mother in a nest in a tall and shady tree. One day, there was a big storm with thunder, lightning and rain. A big, heavy branch hit the nest and killed the mother bird. The strong wind blew the two baby birds away to the other side of the forest and separated them from each other.
Question 2. Where did each of them find a home?
Answer: One baby bird found a home near a cave where a gang of robbers lived, the other landed outside a rishi’s ashram a little distance away.
Question 3. What did the first bird say to the stranger?
Answer: The first bird saw the stranger (the King). He called the robbers to hurry up and rob the man of his jewels and his horse. Indirectly he asked the stranger to leave the place at once.
Question 4. What did the second bird say to him?
Answer: The second bird welcomed the King to the ashram. He requested the stranger to go inside the ashram, take some rest and make himself comfortable. He further added that the first bird was his brother who had made friends with robbers, so he talked like them.
Question 5. How did the rishi explain the different ways in which the two birds behaved?
Answer: The rishi explained that the first bird had always heard the talk of robbers. So it imitated them and talked about robbing people. The second bird had repeated what it had always heard in the ashram. So it welcomed people to the ashram.
Question 6. Which one of the following sums up the story best?
(i) A bird in hand is worth two in the bush.
(ii) One is known by the company one keeps.
(iii) A friend in need is a friend indeed.
Answer: (ii) One is known by the company one keeps.