THE TINY TEACHER
Q.1 : The story of an ant’s life sounds almost untrue.
The italicised phrase means
(i) highly exaggerated.
(ii) to remarkable to be true.
(iii) not based on facts.
ANS : (ii) too remarkable to be true.
(i) An ant is the smallest, _______________________________________________
(ii) We know a number of facts about an ant’s life because
ANS : (i) commonest, but the wisest insect.
(ii) people have kept ants as pets, and have watched their daily behaviour closely.
Q.3: In what ways is an ant’s life peaceful?
ANS: An ant's life is peaceful because each does its share of work intelligently andbravely and never fights with other members of the group.
Q.4 : How long does it take for a grub to become a complete ant?
ANS : It takes three weeks for a grub to become a complete ant.
Q.5 : Why do the worker ants carry the grubs about?
ANS : The worker ants carry the grubs about for teaching and training.
Q.6 : What jobs are new ants trained for?
ANS : The jobs which the new ants are trained for are workers, soldiers, builders, cleaners, etc.
Q.7: Name some other creatures that live in anthills.
ANS : Some other creatures that live in anthills are - beetles, lesser breeds of ants and the greenfly.
Q.8: Mention three things we can learn from the ‘tiny teacher’. Give reasons for choosing these items.
ANS : We learn to be hard working because they spend most of their time searching for food, sense of duty and discipline to teach and train the young ones carefor the young ones as soldiers guard them, workers feed and clean them, and also carry them about for airing, exercise and sunshine.