Q. 1 B
Who did he first choose as his master? Why did he leave that master? (3)
The dog first chose a big, strong and fierce Wolf as his master.
However, on observing the frightened face and the actions of hiding in the bushes, deep into the forest because of the Bear, the dog got much surprised. Therefore, after knowing that the Bear was much stronger than the Wolf, he left his previous master.
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A summary of the story is given below. Fill in the blanks to complete it taking appropriate phrases from the box.
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 realized that the lion was ___________. To this day, the dog remains man’s best friend.NCERT English - Honeysuckle
Why did he serve the Lion for a long time? (8)NCERT English - Honeysuckle
Who did he choose next? (5)NCERT English - Honeysuckle
Family Tree of Dogs
NCERT English - Honeysuckle
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 wolf-like animal which lived about 15 million years ago. From this distant ancestor, the true dogs gradually developed. But nobody knows the exact ancestor of the modern 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.
(a) Find the opposites of these words in the text above.
(i) ancestor _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _
(ii) wild t _ m _
(iii) ancient _ _ _ _ _ _
(iv) near d_ _ _ _ _ t
(v) suddenly gr _ _ _ _ _ _ _
(b) 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 ____________.NCERT English - Honeysuckle
● There are twelve words hidden in this 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:
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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 Maiden
● 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 a mountain (how ?)…
● the girl asks to marry mouse, becomes a mouse again.NCERT English - Honeysuckle
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 ____________NCERT English - Honeysuckle
Why did the dog feel the need for a master?NCERT English - Honeysuckle
Who did he finally choose as his master and why? (9, 10)NCERT English - Honeysuckle