Q.1. Very short answer questions
I. Choose the correct answer to fill in the blanks.
bamboo, treasure, been, Kalbeliyas, Nag Gumphan, snakes, poisonous, death, medicines, fangs, two, four, tube, snake, gourd, bite, protect, poison.
a) ____________ are the people who catch snakes and make them dance by playing the been.
b) Snakes dance when the ____________ is played.
c) __________ are an important part of Saperas. (Snake Charmers)
d) Designs of snakes that are used in rangoli, embroidery and as wall decoration in Saurashtra (Gujarat) and south India are called ____________.
e) Snakes are a ____________ for Kalbeliyas.
f) Snake charmers keep snakes in ____________ baskets.
g) Snake charmers make ____________ from the plants collected from the forest.
h) Some snake bites cause ____________ on the spot.
i) A snake has ____________ hollow teeth.
j) The poisonous teeth of snakes are called ____________.
k) Most of the snakes are not ____________.
l) Only ____________ types of snakes are poisonous in our country.
m) There is a ____________ of poison in a snake’s mouth.
n) The medicine for a snake bite is made from the snake’s __________.
o) Kalbeliya dance has movements similar to the dance of a __________.
p) The musical instruments been, tumba and khanjiri used by Kalbeliyas except dhol are made from dried ____________. (lauki)
q) The government has made a law that no one can catch snakes/wild animals to ____________ them from being killed.
r) Snake charmers can know the type of snake from the marks of its_____________.
II. Identify the things/snakes in the pictures and write their names.
III. Write ‘True’ for the correct statement and ‘False’ for the wrong statement.
a) Snake charmers make medicines for snake-bites from the snake’s poison.[ ]
b) Most of the snakes are non-poisonous.[ ]
c) Snake charmers treat their snakes badly.[ ]
d) Snakes are friends of the farmers.[ ]
Q.2. One Mark Questions. (Short Answer Question)
a) Why has the government made laws that no one can catch snakes/wild animals?
b) What is the speciality of Kalbeliya dance?
c) Like snake charmers, which other people depend on animals for their livelihood?
Q.3. Two Mark Questions. (Long answer questions)
a) Who are Kalbeliyas (or) Saperas?
b) How could snake charmers help people in village where doctors and hospitals were far away?
c) Why snakes are called friends of the farmers?
d) How can snake charmers earn their livelihood nowadays after the government has passed a rule against catching snakes and other wild animals?
e) Name the four types of poisonous snakes in India.