“A Strange Wrestling Match” is Chapter 10 taken from Let’s Read English for students of JKBOSE and A Pact with the Sun English for students of Class 6 of NCERT. The chapter is an abridged Rajasthani folktale written by Indira David. This post is about A Strange Wrestling Match Class 6 Question Answers. You will find Question Answers, Summary and Word Meanings of the Chapter in this post. In the last post, you read about Question Answers of the Chapter What Happened to the Reptiles. Let’s not waste much time and get started:
A Strange Wrestling Match Class 6 Question Answers
This chapter is about a wrestler called Vijay Singh. He was very brave but had a weakness of boasting. His weakness caught him in trouble and he had to face ghosts to prove his claim of not being afraid of ghosts. Though he came victorious but learnt a lesson not to boast.
A Strange Wrestling Match Word Meanings
|Word||English Meaning||Hindi Meaning||Urdu Meaning|
|Boasting||Speaking proudly about one’s achievements||शेखी||گھمنڈ کرنا|
|Awkward||Odd, to cause a problem||अटपटा||عجیب|
|Stout||Fat and solid||मोटा||مضبوط|
|Nonchalantly||Calmly||स्थिरता या शांति से||بے فکری سے|
|Landmark||Place that can be easily recognised||सीमाचिह्न||حد بندی|
|Taken aback||Surprised||स्तब्ध||دنگ رہ گئے|
|Thrust||To push forcefully||जोर||زور|
|Eccentricities||Strange behaviour||सनकीपन||سنکی باتیں|
|Ooze||Leak out slowly||रिसना||لیک|
|Crumble||Break||टुकड़े टुकड़े करना||ریزہ ریزہ کرنا|
|Vanquish||Conquer||विजय प्राप्त करना||فتح کرنا|
|Hospitality||Friendly greeting||सत्कार||مہمان نوازی|
|Crouch||Recline||दुबक के बैठना||خوشامد|
|Coverlet||Bed cover||बेड कवर||بستر کور|
A Strange Wrestling Match Class 6th Question Answers
1. What was Vijay Singh’s weakness? Which awkward situation did it push him into?
Ans. Vijay Singh had a weakness of boasting. Once he boasted of not being afraid of ghosts and wanted to meet one to teach him a lesson. At this, the young men from his area told him to walk through the haunted desert alone at night.
2. Was the old woman’s gift to Vijay Singh eccentric? Why?
Ans. Yes, the old woman’s gift to Vijay Singh was eccentric. The old woman was known to be eccentric. When Vijay Singh was leaving towards the haunted desert to meet ghosts she put a small packet into his hands which had an egg and a lump of salt.
3. Why did Vijay Singh ask the ghost disguised as Natwar to come closer?
Ans. He asked Natwar to come closer because as a good wrestler he wanted to size up his enemy. He was trying to sound brave in front of ghost by hiding his fear.
4. What made the ghost speechless? Why?
Ans. Vijay Singh made the ghost speechless by insulting him to his face. It was the first time anyone has spoken and behaved like that with him so it surprised him.
5. Why did Vijay Singh say “Appearances can be deceptive”?
Ans. Vijay Singh said so to scare the ghost. The ghost claimed to be Vijay Singh’s friend but he was not. So, he said that appearance can be deceptive.
1. How did Vijay Singh use the egg? How did he use the lump of salt?
Ans. Vijay Singh used the egg and lump of salt to befool the ghost. He squeezed the egg to create the illusion that he had squeezed fluid out of the rock. He used the lump of salt to show the ghost that the rock had salt in it.
2. Why did Vijay Singh conclude that the ghost would not be a worthy opponent to him? Was he fair in his judgement?
Ans. He played a trick on the ghost and asked him to squeeze the liquid out of a piece of rock and crumble the other piece into salt. The ghost could not do so and he defeated him cunningly. So, Vijay Singh conclude that the ghost would not be a worthy opponent to him. He was not fair in his judgement because he had defeated his opponent dishonestly.
3. Why did Vijay Singh ask the ghost to accompany him to town the next day?
Ans. Vijay Singh asked the ghost to accompany him to town the next day so that he could boast of his strength and claim victory over the ghost. He wanted the ghost to accompany him as his prisoner.
4. What made the ghost believe Vijay Singh was dead?
Ans. The ghost struck the spot hard which he thought was Vijay Singh’s head. There was no sound or groan in response to the ghost’s beating. It made the ghost believe that Vijay Singh was dead.
5. Vijay Singh complained of insects in the cave. What was he referring to, and why?
Ans. Vijay Singh complained of insects in the cave. He was referring to blows from the club which the ghost believed to have struck Vijay Singh.
6. Was it really a ghost who Vijay Singh befooled? Who do you think it was?
Ans. No, I don’t think that it was really a ghost who Vijay Singh befooled because a ghost does not collect wealth. I think he was a robber who used to trick people into thinking that he was a ghost thereafter killing them and looting their wealth.
A Strange Wrestling Match Class 6 Summary in English
Once there lived a wrestler named Vijay Singh in a village. He was very strong and everyone used to believe that he was unbeatable but he had one weakness of boasting. It used to land him in a tricky situation. One day he boasted that he was not afraid of ghosts and wanted to meet one to teach him a lesson.
He boasted to visit the Haunted Desert. It was believed that the place had ghosts. Vijay Singh decided to go there and fight one of them. The whole village came to bid farewell to him. An old woman gave him a small packet before he left for the desert. Before he reached his destination he opened the packet given by the woman which had an egg and a lump of salt.
Just when Vijay Singh entered the Haunted Desert he heard someone calling his name. He claimed to be Vijay’s friend Natwar. Vijay Singh understood that he was not his friend but a ghost. He was scared but he hid his fear. He insulted the ghost in his face and told him that he wanted to meet a ghost and have a fight with him. The ghost tried to horrify him with his looks but Vijay Singh replied was not horrified by him. He befooled the ghost cunningly.
Vijay Singh picked up and handed a piece of rock to the ghost and asked him to squeeze the liquid out of it. The ghost was not able to do so and now it was Vijay Singh’s turn to break it. He cleverly took out the egg from his pocket and squeezed it along with the rock. The yellow yolk oozed out around the fingers. The breaking of the eggshell created the illusion of the rock being crushed. Vijay Singh again challenged the ghost to crush a rock to salt. The ghost could not do that. But Vijay Singh crushed what the ghost took to be a stone and crumbled the piece of salt that the old woman had given him.
Looking at the strength of Vijay Singh the ghost avoided wrestling with him. He decided to defeat him by cheating. Therefore, he invited Vijay Singh to be his guest for the night. Vijay Singh agreed to accompany the ghost but asked him to come with him as a prisoner the next day. The ghost agreed but silently vowed to kill Vijay Singh in the intervening night. He led him to his house in the cave. At midnight Vijay Singh placed a bolster in the centre of the bed and covered it with a bed sheet to make it look exactly like a sleeping man. After that, he slipped and hid in a dark corner.
Before the break of dawn, the ghost woke up at night took a stout club struck hard at what he thought was the wrestler’s head. He struck the bolster six times more to make sure that he had killed the wrestler. He was satisfied that Vijay Singh was dead, and he slipped into his bed.
When the ghost woke up in the morning he found Vijay Singh alive and was very scared of him. He fled from the cave leaving behind all the wealth he had accumulated after looting and killing people. Several camels were brought from the village to carry the property back to the village. Vijay Singh returned a major portion of the property to the rightful owners. He thanked the old woman for her gift and asked her for her granddaughter’s hand in marriage. After that incident, Vijay Singh was very careful about boasting.
A Strange Wrestling Match Class 6 Summary in Hindi
एक बार एक गाँव में विजय सिंह नाम का एक पहलवान रहता था। वह बहुत बलवान था और हर कोई मानता था कि वह अपराजेय है लेकिन उसे शेखी बघारने की एक कमजोरी थी। उसकी ये आदत उसको अक्सर मुश्किल में डाल देती थी। एक दिन उसने दावा किया कि वह भूतों से नहीं डरता और उन्हें सबक सिखाने के लिए एक से मिलना चाहता है।
उन्होंने प्रेतवाधित रेगिस्तान का दौरा करने का दावा किया। ऐसा माना जाता था कि इस जगह पर भूत रहते थे। विजय सिंह ने वहाँ जाकर उनमें से एक से लड़ने का निश्चय किया। उसे विदा करने के लिए पूरा गांव आया था। रेगिस्तान के लिए रवाना होने से पहले एक बूढ़ी औरत ने उसे एक छोटा सा पैकेट दिया। अपने गंतव्य पर पहुंचने से पहले उसने महिला द्वारा दिए गए पैकेट को खोला जिसमें एक अंडा और नमक की एक गांठ थी।
जैसे ही विजय सिंह ने प्रेतवाधित रेगिस्तान में प्रवेश किया, उसने किसी को अपना नाम पुकारते सुना। उसने खुद को विजय का दोस्त नटवर बताया। विजय सिंह समझ गया कि वह उसका दोस्त नहीं बल्कि भूत है। वह डरा हुआ था लेकिन उसने अपने डर को छुपाया। उसने चेहरे पर भूत का अपमान किया और उससे कहा कि वह एक भूत से मिलना चाहता था और उससे लड़ाई करना चाहता है। भूत ने उसे अपने रूप से डराने की कोशिश की लेकिन विजय सिंह ने जवाब दिया कि वह उससे भयभीत नहीं है। उसने चालाकी से भूत को मूर्ख बनाया।
विजय सिंह ने चट्टान का एक टुकड़ा उठाया और भूत को सौंप दिया और उसे उसमें से तरल निचोड़ने के लिए कहा। भूत ऐसा नहीं कर पा रहा था और अब इसे तोड़ने की बारी विजय सिंह की थी. उसने बड़ी चतुराई से अपनी जेब से अंडा निकाला और उसे चट्टान के साथ निचोड़ दिया। उंगलियों के चारों ओर पीली जर्दी निकल गई। अंडे के छिलके के टूटने से चट्टान के कुचले जाने का भ्रम पैदा हो गया। विजय सिंह ने फिर से भूत को चुनौती दी कि वह एक चट्टान को कुचलकर नमक बना दे। भूत ऐसा नहीं कर सका। लेकिन विजय सिंह ने उसे कुचल दिया जिसे भूत ने पत्थर समझ लिया पर वह नमक जो बुढ़िया ने उसे दिया था।
विजय सिंह की ताकत को देखते हुए भूत ने उनसे कुश्ती करने से परहेज किया। उसने धोखा देकर उसे हराने का फैसला किया। इसलिए, उसने विजय सिंह को रात के लिए अपने अतिथि के रूप में आमंत्रित किया। विजय सिंह भूत के साथ जाने के लिए तैयार हो गया लेकिन उसे अगले दिन एक कैदी के रूप में अपने साथ आने के लिए कहा। भूत राजी हो गया लेकिन उसने चुपचाप रात में विजय सिंह को मारने की कसम खा ली। वह उसे गुफा में अपने घर ले गया। आधी रात को विजय सिंह ने पलंग पर गोल तकिये रखे और उसे चादर से ढँक दिया ताकि वह बिलकुल सोए हुए आदमी जैसा दिखे। इसके बाद वह एक अंधेरे कोने में छिप गया।
भोर होने से पहले, भूत रात में जाग गया, एक मजबूत डंडे से उसने पहलवान के सिर पर जोर से मारा। उसने यह सुनिश्चित करने के लिए कि उसने पहलवान को मार डाला है, छह सात बार और मारा। वह संतुष्ट था कि विजय सिंह मर चुका है, और वह अपने बिस्तर पर गया और आराम से सो गया।
सुबह जब भूत उठा तो उसने विजय सिंह को जीवित पाया और उससे बहुत डर गया। वह लोगों को लूटने और मारने के बाद जमा की गई सारी संपत्ति को छोड़कर गुफा से भाग गया। संपत्ति को वापस गांव ले जाने के लिए गांव से कई ऊंट लाए गए थे। विजय सिंह ने संपत्ति का एक बड़ा हिस्सा सही मालिकों को लौटा दिया। उसने बुढ़िया को उसके उपहार के लिए धन्यवाद दिया और उससे अपनी पोती का विवाह में हाथ मांगा। उस घटना के बाद, विजय सिंह शेखी बघारने में बहुत सावधान था।
A Strange Wrestling Match Class 6th Extra Question Answers
1. What was the weakness of Vijay Singh?
Ans. Vijay Singh had a habit of boasting too much about his physical strength.
2. How did boasting lead him into a tricky situation?
Ans. He used to boast about his strength and once he boasted that he was not afraid of ghosts and wanted to meet one to teach him a lesson. So, he was suggested to visit the Haunted Desert which was a place supposed to be inhabited by ghosts.
3. What did a woman give to Vijay Singh when he was going to Haunted Desert?
Ans. The woman gave him a packet which had an egg and a lump of salt.
4. What did Vijay Singh do to demoralize the ghost?
Ans. Vijay Singh insulted him and called him an ordinary ghost. He called him a stupid and worthless rascal.
5. How did Vijay Singh befooled the ghost?
Ans. Vijay Singh befooled the ghost by tricking him by crushing an egg to show him that he had squeezed liquid out of a piece of rock and showed him a lump of salt to tell him that he had crumbled the rock.
6. What did Vijay Singh avoid after the incident?
Ans. Vijay Singh avoided boasting about himself after this incident.
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