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NCERT Solutions for Class 6 English Honeysuckle Chapter 2 - How the Dog Found Himself a Master!

Working with Text

A. Discuss these questions in pairs before you write the answers.

 

(Refer to that paragraph of the text whose number is given against the question. This applies to the comprehension questions throughout the book.)

Q1. Why did the dog feel the need for a master? (1, 2) 

Ans: The dog felt the need for a master because he was sick and tired of wandering about alone, looking for food, and afraid of those who were stronger than him.

NCERT Solutions for Class 6 English Honeysuckle Chapter 2 - How the Dog Found Himself a Master!

Q2. Who did he first choose as his master? Why did he leave that master? (3)

Ans: The dog first chose a big, strong, and fierce wolf as his master. Once, The dog saw that the wolf was afraid that the bear would eat them up. Since the dog wanted to serve only the strongest, he left the wolf and asked the bear who was stronger than the wolf to be his master. 


Q3. Who did he choose next? (3) 

Ans: He chose the bear to be his next master.


Q4. Why did he serve the Lion for a long time? (4)

Ans: The dog served the Lion for a long time because he had no complaints against him. Secondly, he felt safe and secure. No other wild animal dared to displease him.


Q5. Who did he finally choose as his master and why? (9, 10)

Ans: He finally chose man as his master because one day he realized that the lion was afraid of man. As he wanted to serve someone who was the most powerful and stronger than anyone on earth, he chose man as his master. 


B. A summary of the story is given below. Fill in the blanks to complete it taking appropriate phrases from the box.

NCERT Solutions for Class 6 English Honeysuckle Chapter 2 - How the Dog Found Himself a Master!

This is the story of __________, who used to be __________. He decided to find a master __________. First, he found __________, but the wolf was afraid of __________. The dog thought that the bear was __________. After some time the dog met__________, who seemed the strongest. He stayed with the lion for a long time. One day he realized that the lion was __________. To this day, the dog remains man’s best friend. 

Ans: This is the story of a dog, who used to be his own master. He decided to find a master stronger than anyone else. First, he found a wolf, but the wolf was afraid of the bear. The dog thought that the bear was the strongest of all. After some time the dog met a lion, who seemed the strongest. He stayed with the lion for a long time. One day he realised that the lion was afraid of man. To this day, the dog remains man’s best friend.

NCERT Solutions for Class 6 English Honeysuckle Chapter 2 - How the Dog Found Himself a Master!


Working with Language

A. Each word in the box given below indicates a large number of… 

For example, ‘a herd of cows’ refers to many cows. 

Complete each of the following phrases with a suitable word from the box.

School, fleet, brood, bundle, bunch, pack, flock, herd

1. a —————––—— of ships 

2. a ——————––— of flowers 

3. a ——————––— of chicks 

4. a ———————–– of cattle 

5. a ———––———— of sticks

6. a ——––————— of sheep

7. a —––—————— of fish

8. a ––——————— of wolves

Ans: 

1. a fleet of ships 

2. a bunch of flowers 

3. a brood of chicks 

4. a herd of cattle 

5. a bundle of sticks

6. a flock of sheep

7. a school of fish

8. a pack of wolves


B. Make nouns from the words given below by adding –ness or –ity. (For some words we need to add just –ty, or –y.)

1. honest ————————— 

2. kind —————————— 

3. cruel —————————— 

4. calm —————————— 

5. sad ——————————— 

6. active ——————————- 

7. creative ———————————–

8. sincere ———————————–

9. cheerful ——————————

10. bitter —————————–—- —

11. sensitive——————————-

12. great ——————————-——

Ans:

1. honesty 

2. kindness 

3. cruelty 

4. calmness 

5. sadness 

6. activity 

7. creativity

8. sincerity

9. cheerfulness

10. bitterness

11. sensitivity

12. greatness


C. Word search

There are twelve words hidden in this table. Six can be found horizontally and the remaining six vertically. All of them describe words like ‘good’, ‘happy’, etc.

The first letters of the words are given below:

Horizontal: H R F F S G

Vertical: A W S F L Q

NCERT Solutions for Class 6 English Honeysuckle Chapter 2 - How the Dog Found Himself a Master!

Ans:

Horizontal words:

1. Hasty    

2. ready

3. Fierce   

4. Frightened

5. strong     

6. good

Vertical Words:

1. Angry     

2. Worse

3. Surprised     

4. Free

5. Loyal       

6. Quiet

NCERT Solutions for Class 6 English Honeysuckle Chapter 2 - How the Dog Found Himself a Master!

Speaking

Here are some points from a similar story that you might have heard in another language. Dividing the class into two groups try and tell the story in English. One person from each group can speak alternately. Your teacher will help you. As you tell it, one of you may write it down on the board.

                  A Mouse Maiden

  • mouse changed into a girl by a magician …
  • wants to marry the strongest person …
  • asks whether sun or cloud stronger (why?) …
  • but mountain stronger than clouds (how?)…,
  • but mouse stronger than a mountain (how?)…
  • the girl asks many mice, becomes a mouse again.
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1. What is the story "How the Dog Found Himself a Master!" about?
Ans. "How the Dog Found Himself a Master!" is a story about a dog who decides to find himself a master after realizing that he needs someone to take care of him and provide him with food and shelter.
2. Who is the author of the story "How the Dog Found Himself a Master!"?
Ans. The author of the story "How the Dog Found Himself a Master!" is R.K. Narayan.
3. What is the moral of the story "How the Dog Found Himself a Master!"?
Ans. The moral of the story is that it is important for everyone to have someone they can rely on and share their lives with. It shows the importance of companionship and finding a sense of belonging.
4. How does the dog in the story find himself a master?
Ans. The dog in the story finds himself a master by going from house to house and offering his services as a watchdog. He finally finds a kind and caring master who takes him in and provides him with a loving home.
5. What are some key themes explored in the story "How the Dog Found Himself a Master!"?
Ans. Some key themes explored in the story include the search for companionship, the need for belonging, loyalty, and the importance of finding a place to call home.
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