6th English Book Back Questions & Answers Unit 2: When the Trees Walked
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Term 1 – Prose
Unit – 2 When the Trees Walked
- Mango Tree
Discuss and answer.
1. When did the garden become a happy place for the author?
When his grandfather joined him the garden became a happy place for the author.
2. What are the two reasons the author gives for the plants moving towards grandfather?
The two reasons the author gives for the plants moving towards grandfather are:
- Light & Warmth
- They liked to be near grandpa.
3. Why does the writer think that the peepul tree is a great show-off?
Even when there is no breeze their broad-chested, slim-waisted leaves spin like tops. It will attract your attention and invite you into the shade. So peepul tree is a great show-off.
Discuss and answer.
1. Why do we need trees? List four reasons that Grandfather gives.
- We need trees to keep the desert away.
- To attract rain.
- To prevent the banks of rivers from being washed away.
- For fruits and flowers
- For timber.
2. Why did the author help his Grandfather plant trees?
The author helped his grandfather to plant trees. Because he also wanted to prevent the world from becoming a great desert.
3. What made Grandfather plant saplings on the rocky island?
There was a mango tree on the island. So grandfather planted saplings there.
Discuss and answer.
1. What did grandmother feel about trees growing in the house?
Grandmother wanted to remove those trees taking root in the ceiling and wanted to remove a mango tree too.
2. Why did the author leave town?
The author left town to live with his father.
3. How did my grandfather’s dream come true?
The author and Grandfather planted the saplings and cuttings on a small rocky island one summer when the author visited the island after several years, he found the island a green paradise. Thus grandfather’s dream came true.
4. Describe what the author saw when he went back to the Island.
When he went back to the island, the author noticed smaller trees, wild plants, and grasses had sprung up under their protection. The trees they had planted long ago had multiplied.
Read and Understand
A. Tick the most appropriate option.
1. According to the author the tendril was moving towards grandfather because it
(a) needed light and warmth.
(b) did not like the light and warmth,
(c) wanted to be near Grandfather. (✓)
(d) wanted to escape from the winter
2. Grandmother had wanted the peepul tree cut down because
(a) she did not like trees.
(b) she wanted to grow flowers.
(c) it was an old tree.
(d) it was knocking down the bricks of the outhouse. (✓)
3. Grandfather helped grandma out with gardening because he
(a) liked gardening.
(b) wanted to grow flowers to attract butterflies. (✓)
(c) wanted to beautify the garden.
(d) wanted to make the house green.
4. The author did not want to plant saplings in the forest because
(a) no one would come to see them (✓)
(b) it was dangerous to enter the forest.
(c) it would not be of any use to them.
(d) no one would appreciate them.
5. Grandfather felt planting trees would help the forest because
(a) he wanted to make the view beautiful.
(b) the riverbed was dry.
(c) animals and birds in the forest would love him.
(d) the animals and birds would find it easier to live. (✓)
6. When the author returned from England to Dehradun, he found Grandfather’s dream had come true because the
(a) old house had changed.
(b) the river was full.
(c) trees had red flowers.
(d) forest covered the island. (✓)
C. Work in groups of five. Tell the story in ten sentences.
You can begin the story like this:
The author’s Grandfather served in the Indian Forest Service.
After his retirement he built ________
Now continue the story. Each one should say one sentence.
- Grandfather built a bungalow.
- He planted trees around it.
- During the rains, Grandfather walked into the jungle.
- He planted cuttings & saplings.
- They found a small rocky island.
- Grandfather planted a number of tamarinds, laburnum, and coral tree saplings.
- During the second world war, the author was sent to a boarding school.
- Two or three years later he went to England.
- Some years later, the author returned and saw the island.
- He looked around and noticed a beautiful small green paradise.
D. Write a summary based on the story map.
Grandfather built a bungalow and planted trees around it. During the rains, grandfather walked into the jungle. He planted cuttings & saplings. They found a small rocky island and grandfather planted a number of tamarinds, laburnum, and coral tree saplings. During the second world war, the author was sent to a boarding school. Two or three years later he went to England. Some years later, the author returned and saw the island. He looked around and noticed a beautiful small green paradise.
E. Look at the words in the boxes. Match the words to make as many new words as possible. One is done for you. Eg. outhouse.
- Out – a. root
- river – b. wall
- water – c. garden
- flower – d. body
- sun – e. hill
- aerial – f. bed
- busy – g. sill
- window – h. house
- foot – i. shine
- compound – j. fall
F. Look at the words in the box. Make new words by adding ‘ly’ wherever possible, it will not be possible until all the words.
- constant complete
G. Look at the words in the box. Fill the wheel with their antonyms.
All the words begin with ‘S’ and are from the text.
- hard × soft
- fat × slim
- weak × strong
- big × small
- fast × slow
- hide × seek
- rough × soft/still
- dull × smart
H. Listen to your teacher read out what happened to Nandhu. Some of the statements given below are correct. Tick them (✓).
- The truck went over a stone. (x)
- The box fell out of a truck. (✓)
- The brass lamp was in the truck. (x)
- Nandhu wanted to play with the lamp. (✓)
- It was like the lamp Nandhu had at home. (x)
- Nandhu pressed a button. (✓)
I. Take something from your school bag. Describe it in three sentences. Ask the class to find out the thing you have described.
- I have a thin wooden piece.
- It has graphite in it.
J. Discuss in groups of five. Make a story about the comic strip. Then share it in the doss.
(To be done by the students)
K. Tick the right option to fill in the blanks.
1. a beautiful flower!
2. play football?
(a) You can
(b) Can you
(c) Have you
(d) You could
3. did you go yesterday?
4. us go for a walk.
5. like to play hide and seek.
L. Look at the punctuation of these sentences. Why are they punctuated differently? Discuss in class.
1. One always felt like drawing close to Him.
This sentence is a statement. So, we end it with a full stop.
2. But no one ever comes here
This sentence expresses surprise. So, we end it with an exclamation mark.
3. Who’s going to see them?
This sentence asks a question. So, we end it with a question mark.
4. Come here.
This sentence gives a command. So, we end it with a full stop.
M. Work in pairs and say the sentences to each other. Do you hear any difference in the way it is spoken? Discuss and share with the class. Discuss the difference in the meaning of the sentences.
1. This is a banyan tree.
Statement / Declarative Sentence.
2. Is this a banyan tree?
Question / Interrogative Sentence.
3. What a beautiful banyan tree
Exclamation / Exclamatory Sentence.
4. Look at this banyan tree.
Command / Imperative Sentence.
N. Read these sentences from the story carefully. Do they give commands or requests or make statements? Write ‘C’ for command and ‘R’ for request and ‘S’ for a statement,
- The tendril moved towards grandfather. [S]
- I want a roof over my head. [S]
- Please do not cut trees. [R]
- We spent the whole day planting saplings. [S]
- Will you please remove the trees growing on the [R]
- There was a forest on the island. [S]
- Go to the river bed. [C]
- The island was a green paradise. [S]
- Grow more trees to protect nature. [C]
- Grandfather’s dream had come true. [S]
O. Look at the picture and write a paragraph using the dues in the picture.
Grow and protect trees
Trees are the most essential. They are the homes of different birds & insects. They give us medicine. They give fruits and provide shade. They prevent soil erosion & landslides. Trees bring rain and keep the temperature cool.
Look at the picture and write a story
Man needs oxygen to live. A man cuts trees for his needs but one day he realizes that there is no good air to survive. The man needs an oxygen cylinder. He pays the fees of cutting down trees.
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