How the Camel got his hump - Worksheets

CBSE WorkSheet 01
How the Camel got his hump

  1. How did the Horse complain against the Camel without naming him?
  2. What is the purpose of the hump on camel's back?
  3. How did Djinn appear to the three animals? Why had he come?
  4. Why did the camel live in the middle of the desert?
  5. I’ll humph him. Explain the statement by Djinn.
  6. What made the Three very angry?
  7. Do you think the camel renders no service to man?
  8. How do we get to know which task was assigned to which animal?
CBSE WorkSheet 01
How the Camel got his hump

  1. The Horse told Djinn about Camel’s long neck and long legs. He also said that it was the animal which didn’t work. Djinn understood it.
  2. The purpose of the hump on camel's back is to live on it without eating.
  3. Djinn appeared to the three animals in a rolling cloud of dust. He had come to help the animals and teach the camel a lesson.
  4. The camel lived in the middle of the desert because it didn't want to work.
  5. Djinn meant to say that he would himself deal with the camel appropriately. He wanted to set him right by teaching him a lesson to work diligently and sincerely.
  6. The Three (the Dog, the Horse and the Ox) were hard working animals. They did different works for men. The Dog carried heavy loads, the Horse drew carts and the Ox ploughed the field. These three were fed up with the camel because he didn’t do any work. So one day they complained to Man about the Camel’s laziness. At this the Man became angry. He told the three to leave the Camel alone and work double time to compensate his (Camel’s) work. That made the three very angry. They held a panchayat but it proved invain. The camel come chewing and laughed at them.
  7. No, the camel renders very valuable service to man. It renders a variety of services to him. It is the chief means of transport across the desert. It ploughs the fields and gives milk and meat to its master. So it is called the ‘ship of the desert’. Thus, I think it does priceless services to mankind in the desert.
  8. The horse  had to trot, and he had a saddle on his back when he asked the camel to trot like the other animals. This means that the horse was being used for carrying things  from one place to another. The dog had a stick in his mouth when he came to meet the camel and it asked the camel to fetch things like it. This shows  that the dog was assigned the task of fetching  things. The ox, similarly came with a yoke on his neck, asking the camel to plough like it, indicating that he had been tasked to plough the field. Thus, the tasks the other animals asked the camel to do, told us what they were assigned.