Taros Reward - Solutions

 CBSE Class 6 Subject English

NCERT Solutions
Taro’s Reward

Page No: 34 Working with Text

A. Answer the following questions.
1. Why did Taro run in the direction of the stream?
Taro ran in the direction of the stream for the first time he heard such a sound  in the forest. At the same time  he was thirsty.

2. How did Taro’s father show his happiness after drinking sake?
Taro's father was really delighted to after drinking the saké for the first time in his life. His shivering stopped after one sip of the sake. He showed his happiness by doing a little dance in the middle of the floor.

3. Why did the waterfall give Taro saké and others water?
The waterfall gave Taro saké  because Taro was a thoughtful son who honoured and obeyed his parents. He  always and worked very hard to give them everything they needed.  It gave others only water because they  were greedy ,jealous and selfish type of people.

4. Why did the villagers want to drown Taro?
 n the greed to get the sake themselves, the villagers reached the waterfall before Taro. But the water tated just plain water nothing else. So the got angry and thought that he had tricked them by telling that stream gives saké. That's why they wanted to drown Taro.

5. Why did the Emperor reward Taro?
The emperor heard the story of Taro and his villagers and realised how dedicated son Taro was. So he rewarded Taro for as he honoured and obeyed his parents. This was done to encourage all the children to honor and obey their parents.

B. Mark the right item.

1. Taro earned very little money because

(i) he didn’t work hard enough.
(ii) the villagers didn’t need wood.
(iii) the price of wood was very low.

Ans: (iii) the price of wood was very low.

2. Taro decided to earn extra money

(i) to live a more comfortable life.
(ii) to buy his old father some saké.
(iii) to repair the cracks in the hut.

Ans: (ii) to buy his old father some saké.

3. The neighbour left Taro’s hut in a hurry because
(i) she was delighted with the drink.
(ii) she was astonished to hear Taro’s story.
(iii) she wanted to tell the whole village about the waterfall.

Ans: (iii) she wanted to tell the whole village about the waterfall.

Page No: 35 Working with Language

A. Strike off the words in the box below that are not suitable.

Taro wanted to give his old parents everything they needed.

This shows that he was …

thoughtful, hardworking, loving, honest, considerate, trustworthy, efficient, kind


thoughtful, hardworking, loving, honest, considerate, trustworthyefficient, kind

B. 1. “This made Taro sadder than ever.”

‘This’ refers to

(i) a strong wind that began to blow.
(ii) Taro’s father’s old age.
(iii) Taro’s inability to buy expensive saké for his father.

Ans: (iii) Taro’s inability to buy expensive saké for his father.

2. “This, said the emperor, was to encourage all children to honour and obey their parents.”

‘This’ refers to

(i) the most beautiful fountain in the city.
(ii) rewarding Taro with gold and giving the fountain his name.
(iii) sending for Taro to hear his story.

Ans: (ii) rewarding Taro with gold and giving the fountain his name.

C. Arrange the words below in pairs that rhyme.
Example: young – lung
money – sunny

young,   sad,     money,    chop,   lung,   last,
wax,      could,   bad,       sound,  axe,    wood,
way,      stop,     sunny,    fast,     round, day

Ans: Young – Lung
Sad – Bad
Money – Sunny
Chop – Stop
Last – Fast
Wax – Axe
Could – Wood
Sound – Round
Way – Day

Page No: 36

D. 1. Fill in the blanks with words from the box.

lonely, little, hard, young thoughtful, delicious, beautiful
A ———— woodcutter lived on a ———— hillside. He was a ————— son who
worked ———— but earned ———— money. One day he saw a ———— waterfall hidden behind a rock. He tasted the water and found it ————.

Ans: young wood cutter lived on a lonely hillside. He was a thoughtful son who worked hard but earned little money. One day he saw a beautiful waterfall hidden behind a rock. He tasted the water and found it delicious.

2. Find these sentences in the story and fill in the blanks.

(i) This made Taro ———— than ever.
Ans: sadder

(ii) He decided to work ————— than before.
Ans: harder

(iii) Next morning, Taro jumped out of bed ————— than usual.
Ans: earlier

(iv) He began to chop even ————.
Ans. faster

(v) Next morning, Taro started for work even ————— than the morning before.
Ans: earlier

Page No: 36 Dictation

1Your teacher will speak the words given below. Write against each two new words that rhyme with it.

1. bed
Ans: fed, red

2. wax
Ans: tax, axe

3. fast
Ans: last, vast

4. chop
Ans: crop, drop

5. young
Ans: hung, lung

Page No: 40 Working with Poem

1. With your partner try to guess the meaning of the underlined phrases.

(i) And somehow we fell out.
Ans. started quarreling

(ii) The afternoon turned black.
Ans. night came

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.

Ans: (i) One reason led to another reason
(ii) The quarrel was started on small issue
(iii) The end turned into a big fight
(iv) Afternoon passed and night came but their fight continues.
(v) The quarrel came to an end.