The Elephant and the Mice is Chapter 6 from Chant English for Class 4th of JKBOSE students. The chapter describes the importance of every living thing on earth. This post is about The Elephant and The Mice Class 4 Question Answers. In the previous post, you have gone through the Summary and Question Answers of the Poem The Naughty Boy. Let’s get started without wasting time:
The Elephant and The Mice Class 4 Question Answers
The Elephant and The Mice Class 4 Word Meaning
|Word||English Meaning||Hindi Meaning||Urdu Meaning|
|Outskirts||Surrounding area of a city or a town||सरहद||شہر کا بہاری علقہ|
|Deserted||Empty, without inhabitants||वीरान||ویران|
|Trample||To walk on heavily to crush or injure||रौंदना||روندنا|
|Escape||To get away||निकलना||فرار|
|Nibble||To take small bites||कुतरना||کترنا|
The Elephant and The Mice Class 4 Summary
Once there was a village which was struck by a massive earthquake. After the earth, the people left the village but the mice stayed back in the village. There was a lake in the outer area of the village. A herd of elephants used to visit the lake for bathing and drinking water. Since they have to pass through the village, they used to crush mice under their feet on the way to the lake. The king of mice met the elephants and requested them to change their route and promised to return the favour when they were in need.
The elephant laughed at the offer to return the favour from tiny mice but still, it accepted the request of the king of mice and changed their route to the lake.
After a few days, the elephants got trapped in the nets of the hunters. They tried hard to escape from the nets but all in vain. Then the elephant king remembered the promise made by the king of the mice. He sent a fellow elephant, who luckily escaped from the net to the king of the mice and sought their help. Soon after that all the mice came and nibbled the nets and set the elephants free. The king of the elephants thanked the mice for their help.
Moral of the Story: Every living being has its importance on this earth, we should not insult or make fun of other living beings.
The Elephant and The Mice Question Answers
Page No. 88 Stop and Think
1. Why was the village deserted?
Ans. The village was deserted because the people left the place after a massive earthquake struck the village.
2. Who decided to stay back in the deserted village?
Ans. The mice decided to stay back in the deserted village.
3. Why did the king of the mice meet the elephants?
Ans. The king of the mice met the elephants to request them to change their route to the lake because many mice got trampled on their way.
4. Do you think tiny mice could actually help giant elephants?
Ans. Yes, the tiny mice can actually help the giant elephants because though the elephants are mighty there can be so many things that they cannot do but mice can.
Page No. 91 Stop and Think
1. Do the elephants agree to change their route?
Ans. Yes, the elephants agreed to change their route.
2. Why did the elephant king laugh?
Ans. The elephant king laughed at the offer of the king of the mice to return the favour because he thought how tiny mice could help the giant elephants.
3. How were the elephants trapped?
Ans. The elephants were trapped in the nets set up by the hunters.
4. How do you think the elephants will be rescued?
Ans. I think the elephants will be rescued with the help of tiny mice because they can nibble the nets with their tiny teeth.
Page No. 94 Think and Answer
1. What did the elephant king remember?
Ans. The elephant king remembered the promise made by the king of mice to return the favour.
2. Who did the elephant king send to seek help?
Ans. The elephant king sent a fellow elephant to the king of the mice to seek their help.
3. What will you do if you are trapped somewhere?
Ans. If I will be trapped somewhere I will try my best to get out of the place. If not possible I will try to seek the help of someone.
Page No. 97 Let’s Talk
Mark the given pictures in the correct sequence and narrate the story.
The Elephant and The Mice Language Work
Fill in the blanks with the appropriate words given in the box.
1. A _______ of fish.
2. A _______ of monkeys.
3. A _______ of puppies.
4. A _______ of bees.
5. A _______ of elephants.
6. A _______ of horses.
7. A _______ of chicken.
8. A _______ of ants.
9. A _______ of birds.
1. A shoal of fish.
2. A troop of monkeys.
3. A litter of puppies.
4. A swarm of bees.
5. A herd of elephants.
6. A team of horses.
7. A brood of chicken.
8. A colony of ants.
9. A flight of birds.
Help the given animals to identify their sounds
The Elephant and The Mice Grammar in Context
Raman was a poor man. He lived with his wife in a village. They were so poor that they had to go without food for days together. One day his wife said to him. “Why don’t you go to the town and look for some job?”
Look at the above passage carefully. It consists of two types of sentences. One ends with a full stop (.)
E.g. Raman was a poor man.
Such sentences make statements and are called declarative or assertive sentences. You have already read about them.
Another of sentence ends with a question type mark(?) Such sentences ask questions e. g. Why don’t you go to the town and look for some job?
These sentences are called interrogative sentences. They usually begin with wh- words (why, who, what, when, how, etc.). They may also begin with auxiliaries (am, is, are, was, were, can, could, may, etc). Generally, interrogative sentences are answered in assertive sentences. Some questions can be answered by simply saying y their ‘yes’ or ‘no’ while some questions need to be answered in groups of words or complete sentences.
Complete the following answers.
Q.1. What is your name?
Ans. My name is _________.
Q.2. Where do you live?
Ans. I live in ___________.
Q.3. Can you sing?
Here, answers to questions 1 and 2 require more than one word but question 3 can be answered in Yes or No only.
We use “Who “to ask questions about people.
a. Who are you talking to?
I am talking to Seema, my friend.
b.Who is Rahul?
He is my brother.
c. Who is your best friend?
d. Who is your family doctor?
Dr. Salim Khan is our family doctor.
e. Who is A.R. Rehman?
He is a musician.
f. Who is your class teacher?
We use “What” to ask questions for information about something or someone.
a. What are these?
They are books.
b. What is your name?
My name is Diya.
c. What are you doing?
I am playing cricket.
d. What are these?
They are apples.
e. What is this?
It is a pencil pouch.
f. What is found in the gardens?
Trees and flowers.
We use ” Where” to ask questions about places and position of objects.
a. Where are you?
I am at home.
b. Where are your books?
They are on the table.
c. Where is Srinagar?
Srinagar is in Kashmir.
d. Where is the Dal Lake?
The Dal Lake is in Srinagar.
e. Where is the cat?
The cat is in the chair.
f. Where do you live?
I live in Jammu.
We use “When ” to ask questions about time.
a. When does your school start?
It starts at 9 a.m.
b. When do you have lunch break?
We have lunch break at 12:30 p.m.
c. When is your birthday?
12th of September.
d. When are you leaving for Jammu?
e. When are your exams?
My exams are from October.
f. When will you go to the market?
We use “Which” to choose between things
a. Which is your favourite dress?
My yellow frock.
b. Which is your favourite book?
Alice in Wonderland.
c. Which bag is yours?
The green one.
d. Which box is yours?
The blue one.
e. Which is your favourite movie?
f. Which is your favourite language?
We use “Why” to know the reason for something.
a. Why do we eat food?
We eat food to get energy and to grow.
b. Why are you crying?
I am crying because I lost my ball.
c. Why are you crying?
I lost my pencil box and my favourite storybook.
d. Why should we exercise daily?
Exercise keeps us fit and healthy.
e. Why should one avoid anger.
Anger impacts our health in a bad way
Now write the correct question
i) ________ is your class teacher?
ii) ________ teaches you English?
iii) ________ is your name?
iv) ________ are your studies going on?
v) ________ is your home?
vi) ________ is Raja going to Srinagar?
vii) ________ is Farhat behaving this way?
viii) ________ will you return my book?
ix) ________ is your favourite subject?
x) ________ is your favourite colour?
xi) ________ is your favourite game?
xii) ________ are you doing?
Ans.i) Who is your class teacher?
(ii) Who teaches you English?
(iii) What is your name?
(iv) How are your studies going on?
(v) Where is your home?
(vi) When is Raja going to Srinagar?
(vii) Why is Farhat behaving this way?
(viii) When/How will you return my book?
(ix) What/Which is your favourite subject?
(x) Which is your favourite colour?
(xi) Which is your favourite game?
(xii) What are you doing?
Rearrange the words to form assertive or interrogative sentences. Put appropriate punctuation marks.
(i) what/your/mother’s/ is/ name
(ii) do/you/ what/ breakfast/eat/ in
(iii) eat/I/ dinner/in/ rice/ the
(iv) should/why/exercise/we/ everyday
(vi) much/ time/ need/ you/ how/ to/prepare/for/exams/ the/ do
(vii) are /you/ who/ to/ talking
(viii) please/my/book/ return
(ix) recently/ I /read /Alice /in / Wonderland
Ans.i) What is your mother’s name?
ii) What do you eat in breakfast?
iii) I eat rice in the dinner.
iv) Why should we exercise everyday?
v) My hobby is to read books.
vi) How much time do you need to prepare for exams?
vii) Who are you talking to?
viii) Please return my book.
ix) I read Alice in Wonderland recently.
B. Write questions or statements as applicable for each of the following.
(i) Which class are you in?
(ii) I am going to Delhi next week?
(iii) Ishan’s birthday is on 5th of June.
(iv) Where had you been last week?
(v) I want a book on my birthday.
(vi) How are your parents?
(vii) I was stuck in the traffic jam.
(viii) Which is your favourite book?
(ix) My favorite tennis player is Sania Mirza.
(x) My favourite badminton player is Saina Nehwal.
(xi) Which is your favourite picnic spot?
(i) I am in IV standard/class
(ii) When are you going to Delhi?
(iii) When is Ishan’s birthday?
(iv) I had been to Srinagar last week.
(v) What do you want on your birthday?
(vi) My parents are good.
(vii) Where were you stuck?
(viii) My favourite book is Alice in wonderland’
(ix) Who is your favourite tennis player?
(x) Who is your favourite badminton player?
(xi) Bagh-e-Bahu is my favourite picnic spot.
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