NCERT Solutions for Class 6 English Honeysuckle Chapter 2 How the Dog Found Himself a New Master is given here. 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 Honeysuckle Chapter 2 Questions and Answers
Working with The Text
Question A: Discuss these questions in pairs before you write the answers.
1. Why did the dog feel the need for a master?
Answer: The dog felt a need for a master because he was tired of wandering about all by himself and being scared of those who were stronger than him. So, he decided to have a master who was stronger than anyone on the entire earth.
2. Who did he first choose as his master? Why did he leave that master?
Answer: He chose a big wolf as his master. One day, the dog saw that the wolf was afraid of the bear. Since the dog wanted to serve only the strongest, he left the wolf and asked the bear to be his master.
3. Who did he choose next?
Answer: Next, the dog chose a bear as his master, because he was stronger than the Wolf.
4. Why did he serve the Lion for a long time?
Answer: The dog served the lion for a long time. There was, indeed, no stronger beast in the forest than the lion. It was a good life. No one dared touch the dog or offend him in any way.
5. Who did he finally choose as his master and why?
Answer: The dog finally chose man as his master. Even the lion was afraid of man. So the dog was convinced that man was the strongest creature on earth.
Question B. A summary of the story is given below. Fill in the blanks to complete it taking appropriate phrases from the 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 realised that the lion was afraid of man. To this day, the dog remains man’s best friend.
Working with Language
Question A. 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.
School, fleet, brood, bundle, bunch, pack, flock, herd
1. a _____ of ships
2. a _____ of flowers
3. a _____ of chicks
4. a _____ of cattle
5. a _______of sticks
6. a _______of sheep
7. a _______of fish
8. a _______of wolves
1. a fleet of ships
2. a bunch of flowers
3. a brood of chicks
4. a herd of cattle
5. a bundle of sticks
6. a flock of sheep
7. a school of fish
8. a pack of wolves
Question B. Make nouns from the words given below by adding – ness or – ity (For some words we need to add just – ty or – y)
1. honest __________
2. kind __________
3. cruel __________
4. calm __________
5. sad __________
6. active __________
7. creative __________
8. sincere __________
9. cheerful __________
10. bitter __________
11. sensitive __________
12. great __________
Question C: Word Search
- These are twelve words hidden in the table.
- Six can be found horizontally and the remaining six vertically.
- All of them are describing words like ‘good’, ‘happy’, etc.
- The first letters of the words are given below:
Horizontal: H R F F S G
Vertical: A W S F L Q
Question D. Read the following passage and do the exercises that follow. Then complete the family tree of dogs given on the facing page.
The Dog Family
The dog family is one of the 11 families that make up the Carnivores, a large group of intelligent, flesh-eating, backboned animals. In this group are such varied animals as bears, pandas, raccoons, cats, hyenas, and even seal. The dog or canine family has many wild species like wolves, foxes, coyotes, jackals, and wild dogs.
The dog is the only domesticated member of the canine family though now and then someone tames a wolf, fox or coyote as a pet. All members of the dog family are descendants of a wolflike animal which lived about 15 million years ago. From this distant ancestor, the true dogsgradually developed. But nobody knows the exact ancestor of the modem domestic dog.
Several wild dogs look and behave like domestic dogs. The dingo or wild dog of Australia is one of these. It is possible that the dingo was a tamed dog brought to Australia long ago which then ran wild. Dogs were the first animals tamed by humans—perhaps 20,000 years ago. Tamed dogs were brought from Asia to the New world 5,000 or more years ago. Dogs were first used for hunting.
Question 1. Find the opposites of these words in the text above.
(ii)Wild t _ m _
(iv) near d__________t
(v) suddenly gr_______
2. Complete the following sentences.
(i) The dingo is ———————————————————–—————.
(ii) Dogs were the ———————————————————animals tamed by humans. The other animals tamed by humans are ——————————————————————————————
(Think and name some other such animals.)
(iii) The New World refers to ———————————–––—————.
Dogs were brought there from —————————–—————.
(i) The dingo is a wild dog.
(ii) Dogs were the first animals tamed by humans. The other animals tamed by humans are cats, horses, elephants, cows, goats, buffaloes, donkeys, etc.
(Think and name some other such animals.)
(iii) The New World refers to America.
Dogs were brought there from Asia.
Question 1. Here are some points from a similar story that you might have heard in another language. Dividing the class into two groups try and tell the story in English. One person from each group can speak alternately. Your teacher will help you. As you tell it, one of you may write it down on the board.
A Mouse Maidens
- mouse changed into a girl by a magician…
- wants to marry the strongest person…
- asks whether sun or cloud stronger (why?)…
- but mountain stronger than clouds (how?)…
- but mouse stronger than mountain (how?)…
- girl asks to marry mouse, becomes a mouse again.
A Mouse Maiden
Once there was a mouse who lived with a magician. One day the magician turned the mouse into a beautiful girl. Now this girl wanted to marry the strongest being of this universe. She went to the sun and requested him to marry her. The sun said that cloud was stronger because it could hide him whenever it liked. The girl now went to the cloud with the same request. The clouds said that the Mountain was stronger. It was able to force the clouds to fall in the form of rain.
So the girl went to the Mountain and requested him to marry her. The Mountain told the girl that the strongest creatures in the universe are the mice. They could make holes even into the mountains. The girl decided to marry a mouse. She requested the magician to make her a mouse again. The magician agreed and the girl became a mouse.