(i) ____________ are the people who catch snakes and make them dance by playing the been.
(ii) Snakes dance when the ____________ is played.
(iii) __________ are an important part of Saperas (Snake Charmers).
(iv) Designs of snakes that are used in rangoli, embroidery and as wall decoration in Saurashtra (Gujarat) and south India are called ____________.
(v) Snakes are a ____________ for Kalbeliyas.
(vi) Snake charmers keep snakes in ____________ baskets.
(vii) Snake charmers make ____________ from the plants collected from the forest.
(viii) Some snake bites cause ____________ on the spot.
(ix) A snake has ____________ hollow teeth.
(x) The poisonous teeth of snakes are called ____________.
(i) Snake charmers make medicines for snake-bites from the snake’s poison.[ ]
(ii) Most of the snakes are non-poisonous.[ ]
(iii) Snake charmers treat their snakes badly.[ ]
(iv) Snakes are friends of the farmers.[ ]
(v) All snakes are poisonous. [ ]
(vi) Snake has four hollow teeth .[ ]
(vii) The type of snake can be identified from the mark of its bites. [ ]
(viii) Snakes charmers hurt the snakes by killing them.[ ]
(i) Why has the government made laws that no one can catch snakes/wild animals?
(ii) What is the speciality of Kalbeliya dance?
(iii) Like snake charmers, which other people depend on animals for their livelihood?
(iv) Who are Kalbeliyas (or) Saperas?
(v) How could snake charmers help people in a village where doctors and hospitals were far away?
(vi) Why snakes are called friends of the farmers?
(vii) How can snake charmers earn their livelihood nowadays after the government has passed a rule against catching snakes and other wild animals?
(viii) Name the four types of poisonous snakes in India.
|1. What is a snake charmer?|
|2. How do snake charmers charm snakes?|
|3. Are snake charmers in danger while performing?|
|4. Are snake charmers still common today?|
|5. Is snake charming considered ethical?|