NCERT Solutions for Class 6 English Honeysuckle Poem The Quarrel 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 Poem The Quarrel Questions and Answers
Working with the poem
Question 1: With your partner try to guess the meaning of the underlined phrases.
(i) And somehow we fell out.
(ii) The afternoon turned black.
Answer: fell out – quarrelled or argued.
turned black – was spoiled or wasted due to bad or tensed mood.
Question 2: Read these lines from the poem:
(i) One thing led to another
(ii) The start of it was slight
(iii) The end of it was strong
(iv) The afternoon turned black
(v) Thumped me on the back
Discuss with your partner what these lines mean.
Answer: (i) The quarrel began from a certain point and then they quarrelled on some other point and so on.
(ii) The start and cause of the quarrel was petty and small.
(iii) The quarrel ended on a sour note which had a long lasting effect.
(iv) The quarrel spoiled the mood of the quarrelling persons and the afternoon became intolerably sad.
(v) Patted on the back in an amiable manner.
Question 3: Describe a recent quarrel that you have had with your brother, sister or friend. How did it start? What did you quarrel about? How did it end?
Answer: Recently, I had a quarrel with my best friend Ramesh. It was over a small thing. I had asked Ramesh to accompany me to the Railway Station where I had to go to receive a visitor. Ramesh refused. I went alone but later on I did not speak to Ramesh in the class. He needed my help in his homework but I refused to help him. He was very angry and he too stopped talking to me.
Two days passed, we were on the playground playing cricket. Suddenly a ball hit me and I fell down. Ramesh ran, took me on his scooter to the doctor and then brought me home. I thanked Ramesh and we were friends again.
(Note: Students can attempt this question as per their personal experience)