You have already read about the summary of the chapter The Man Who Swallowed A Snake in my previous post. In this post, I will discuss with you about Question Answers of The Man Who Swallowed A Snake based on Tulips Series English for Class 5th for students of JKBOSE. So, let’s get started:
The Man Who Swallowed A Snake Question Answers
Thinking about the Text
1. What did the wise man see while riding?
Ans. The wise man saw a man fast asleep by the roadside. When he passed nearby him, he also saw that a snake was sliding into the mouth of a sleeping man.
2. What did the wise man do when he could not scare the snake away?
Ans. When the wise man found scaring the snake of no use, he took up his club and gave the sleeping man several powerful blows. He made him eat rotten apples forcefully.
3. Why did the wise man chase the man?
Ans. The wise man chased him and kept showering blows on him and stuffing rotten apples into his mouth because he wanted him to vomit. The man had swallowed the snake unknowingly and the wise man wanted him to vomit so that everything including the snake would come out.
4. Why did the man fell on the wise man’s feet?
Ans. When the man saw a snake in his vomit, he came to know about the whole truth. He fell on the wise man’s feet to thank him because he had saved his life and he was cursing him when he was showering blows and forcing him to eat rotten apples.
5. Do you think that the wise man proved to be intelligent enough to save the man’s life.
Ans. Yes, the wise man proved to be intelligent to save man’s life because he acted very intelligently without frightening the man about the presence of a snake in his stomach. If he had told the man earlier, the man would have died of fear.
A) Find from the text words/phrases which mean the following:
a) To make a person or an animal frightened
b) To flow quickly and in large amounts
c) Completely filled
d) A short period of time
e) To empty the contents of the stomach through the mouth
B) Find the opposites of the following words from the text:
|Foolish, awake, mount, slowly, powerless, danger, blessed, virtue, stop, backward, old, remember, difficult, beautiful, white, alive|
A) Look at the following sentence from the text:
The wise man dismounted quickly and tried to scare the snake away, but to no avail.
The underlined words in the above sentence are verbs. These verbs are regular verbs. A regular verb is a verb that has –ed or –d in past and past participle forms. e.g.
Whereas other verbs that do not need –ed or ‘d’ for forming past tense and past participle are called irregular verbs e.g.
Some verbs are both regular and irregular, e.g.,
Now complete the table given below. Consult a dictionary if necessary.
B) Pick out five action words from the story and write them in the spaces below:
Ans. Passed, Dismount, Scare, Pour, Fled, Cursed, Chase
C) Look at the following Sentences.
Direct: He said to me, “Are you going to Jammu tomorrow?”
Indirect: He asked me whether/if I was going to Jammu the next day.
Direct: I said to the child, “What are you doing?”
Indirect: I asked the child what he was doing.
The above sentences in, direct speech, are interrogative sentences (Questions)
In changing an interrogative sentence from direct into indirect speech, the following changes are made:
- The reporting verb is changed to ask, enquire, demand, want to know, etc.
- If or whether is used after the reporting verb when the question begins with a helping verb.
- If the question begins with a question word (who, what, which, why, how, etc.) no conjunction is used to connect the reporting speech with the principal clause.
- The question form is changed into the assertive form and the question mark is removed.
Now change the following sentences from direct into indirect speech:
- My friend said to me, “Will you help me in this matter?”
Ans. My friend asked me whether I would help him in that matter.
- He said to me, “What can I do for you?”
Ans. He asked me what he could do for me.
- I said to her, “Why is the child weeping?”
Ans. I asked her why the child was weeping.
- The wolf said to the lamb, “Why are you making the water muddy?”
Ans. The wolf asked the lamb why it was making the water muddy.
- She said to me, “How often do you take tea?”
Ans. She asked me how often did I took tea.
- I said to her, “Is it snowing?”
Ans. I asked her if it was snowing.
- I said to Mubashir, “Will you lend me your book?”
Ans. I asked Mubashir if he would lend me his book.
- The teacher said to the student, “Have you solved the question?”
Ans. The teacher asked the student if he had solved the question.
- They said to me, “Did you watch TV last night?”
Ans. They asked me if I had watched TV the previous night.
- I said to her, “Do you really belong to Kashmir?”
Ans. I asked her if she really belonged to Kashmir.
Now Change the following into direct speech:
- The teacher asked the newcomer what his name was.
Ans. The teacher said to the newcomer, “What is your name?”
- My friend asked me if I was feeling well.
Ans. My friend said to me, “Are you feeling well?”
- I asked her when she would go to Mumbai.
Ans. I said to her, “When will you go to Mumbai?”
- He asked me if he could use my computer.
Ans. He said to me, “Can I use your computer?”
- I inquired him what the house had cost him.
Ans. I said to him, “What the house has cost you?”
- The teacher asked the students if they had revised the lesson.
Ans. The teacher said to the students, “Have you revised the lesson?”
- He asked his brother if he wanted to become a doctor.
Ans. He said to his brother, “Do you want to become a doctor?”
- I asked my friend if he would accompany me to the market.
Ans. I said to my friend, “Will you accompany me to the market?”
The wise man saved a life with his wisdom. Recall any such story and write it briefly in your own words.
Ans. Once there was a farmer. He was very hardworking. One day while he was digging his field, he found an old lamp in the earth. While he rubbed the lamp for cleaning it, a genie appeared before him. He said to the farmer that he will do all his work but there is one condition in it. The farmer asked about the condition. The genie replied that he had to give him work all the time or else he will eat him up.
The farmer gave him a lot of work but the genie completed all the work in no time. Looking at this farmer was afraid. The condition of the genie that he will kill him if the farmer will not give him was haunting him day and night. He decided to take an advice of a wise man.
The wise man said to the farmer to take his dog and ask the genie to make its tail straight. The genie took it as an easy task but could not able to complete the task. At last, he left the place and never came back again.
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