The Chapter “What Happened to The Reptiles” is Chapter 9 taken from Let’s Read VI English for students of Class 6 of JKBOSE Board for students of Jammu and Kashmir and A Pact with The Sun textbook for NCERT students. This story is written by Zai Whitaker and the particular post is about What Happened to The Reptiles Summary and Questions. You will find What Happened to The Reptiles Word Meanings, a Summary of the chapter and Question Answers to the chapter What Happened to The Reptiles. In my previous post, I discussed A Pact with the Sun Summary and Questions. So, let’s not waste time and get started.
What Happened to The Reptiles Summary and Questions
“What Happened to The Reptiles” is a chapter that tells the story of two villages as the narrator runs from his village to a village called Pambupatti. People in this world often fight and create disturbance in the name of religion. The story tells us that all types of creatures are important for the normal functioning of the world. The people of various castes and religions must live together happily in perfect harmony irrespective of any kind of differences.
What Happened to The Reptiles Class 6 Word Meaning
|Word||English Meaning||Hindi Meaning||Urdu Meaning|
|Mossy||With moss grown||कईदार||کائی|
|Fainted||Languish||बेहोश हो गया||بیہوش ہو گیا|
|Looked after||Took care of||देखभाल करना||دیکھ بھال کی|
|Anxiously||With feeling of anxious||बेचैनी या परेशानी के साथ||بے چینی سے|
|Reptiles||Crawling animals||रेंगनेवाला जन्तु||رینگنے والا جانور|
|Pleaded||Beg||निवेदन करना||التجا کی|
|Squeaky||Scratchy||चीं-चीं करनेवाला||چیخنے والا|
|Admit||Confess||स्वीकार करना||قبول کرنا|
|Straggling||To lag while marching||पिछड़ गया||لڑکھڑانا|
|Familiar||Well known||परिचित||اچھی طرح سے جانا جاتا ہے|
What Happened to The Reptiles Class 6 Summary in English
The chapter “What Happened to The Reptiles” depicts the importance of religious harmony in our society. It is depicted through reptiles who lived in the village of Pambupatti. It is a peaceful village situated on the edge of a forest and a cliff. There are many kinds of people in the village and they live in social harmony and respect all religions.
The narrator of the story Prem was retold a story about the village by an old man. Prem lives far away from the village of Pambupatti but he had heard about the village. Suddenly there were religious riots in his village and fled from his village to save his life. He reached Pambupatti village by chance. He saw some villagers near the well but before he could tell them something he fainted.
After he regained his senses he found himself with an old man who looked after him for the next few days. The other villagers would also come to ask about him. Prem was surprised to see peace and harmony amongst the villagers and asked the old man about this. The old man shared an ancient story of their village with him.
It was the story of an ancient time when there were no schools and teachers and people used to live in caves. At that time there were no panthers, tigers or elephants in Pambupatti forests and they were ruled by reptiles alone. Reptiles used to hold one monthly meeting which was headed by the biggest crocodile named Makara who ruled the forest.
One day, Makara held a meeting of the reptiles and he told the tortoises not to attend it and leave the forest instead. According to Makara, tortoises were stupid and slow. Though other reptiles were not comfortable with this decision no one dared to speak against Makara. The tortoises left the forest.
After they left the forest the remaining animals have more space, more food and more water for them but then a strange foul smell started spreading in the forest. It was the smell of rotting fruits and animals which tortoises used to eat. The forest had now a foul smell in every corner.
After a month, Makara ordered the snakes to leave the forest. The head of the snakes pleaded in front of him but he ignored him and so the snakes also left the forest. A few weeks after the snakes left, the number of rats rose in the forest and they had taken control of almost everything in the forest and can be found everywhere. They used to eat the eggs of lizards and crocodiles.
Finally, he ordered lizards to leave the forests and decided that only reptiles should rule the forest. No one dared to speak against Makara and remained silent against the decision.
But now life should be wonderful for reptiles but very weird things started happening in the forest. The forest was full of foul smell and the rats grew bigger and bolder day by day, Frogs too grew in number and size and insects started coming out. Seeing the plight of the forest, other crocodiles decided to call back all the animals of the forest. All the animals came back and the forest was back to normal again.
After hearing the story, Prem changed his mind and thought of going back to his village and sharing all this with his people to help them have a better perspective of living together in harmony and to understand the unique role of each person in society.
What Happened to The Reptiles Class 6 Summary in Hindi
अध्याय ” सरीसृपों का क्या हुआ” हमारे समाज में धार्मिक सद्भाव के महत्व को दर्शाता है। इसे पंबुपट्टी गांव में रहने वाले सरीसृपों के माध्यम से दर्शाया गया है। यह एक जंगल और एक चट्टान के किनारे स्थित एक शांतिपूर्ण गाँव है। गांव में कई तरह के लोग होते हैं और वे सामाजिक समरसता में रहते हैं और सभी धर्मों का सम्मान करते हैं।
कहानी का वर्णन करने वाले प्रेम को एक बूढ़े व्यक्ति द्वारा गाँव की कहानी सुनाई गई। प्रेम पंबूपट्टी गांव से बहुत दूर रहता है लेकिन उसने गांव के बारे में सुना था। अचानक उसके गाँव में धार्मिक दंगे होने लगे और अपनी जान बचाने के लिए अपने गाँव से भाग गया। वह संयोग से पंबुपट्टी गांव पहुंच गया। उसने कुछ ग्रामीणों को कुएं के पास देखा, लेकिन इससे पहले कि वह कुछ बता पाता वह बेहोश हो गया।
होश में आने के बाद उसने खुद को एक बूढ़े व्यक्ति के साथ पाया जो अगले कुछ दिनों तक उसकी देखभाल करता रहा। अन्य ग्रामीण भी उसके बारे में पूछने आते रहे। प्रेम गांव वालों के बीच शांति और सद्भाव देखकर हैरान रह गया और उसने बूढ़े आदमी से इस बारे में पूछा। बूढ़े ने अपने गाँव की एक प्राचीन कहानी उसके साथ साझा की।
यह एक प्राचीन समय की कहानी थी जब स्कूल और शिक्षक नहीं थे और लोग गुफाओं में रहते थे। उस समय पंबुपट्टी के जंगलों में कोई तेंदुआ, बाघ या हाथी नहीं थे और उन पर अकेले सरीसृपों का शासन था। सरीसृप एक मासिक बैठक आयोजित करते थे, जिसकी अध्यक्षता मकर नामक सबसे बड़ा मगरमच्छ करता था, जो जंगल पर शासन करता था।
एक दिन, मकर ने सरीसृपों की एक बैठक की और उसने कछुओं से कहा कि वे इसमें शामिल न हों और इसके बजाय जंगल छोड़ दें। मकर के अनुसार कछुए मूर्ख और धीमे थे। हालांकि अन्य सरीसृप इस निर्णय से सहज नहीं थे, लेकिन किसी ने भी मकर के खिलाफ बोलने की हिम्मत नहीं की। कछुए जंगल छोड़कर चले गए।
कछुओं के जंगल छोड़ने के बाद बाकी जानवरों के पास उनके लिए अधिक जगह, अधिक भोजन और अधिक पानी होता है लेकिन फिर जंगल में एक अजीब सी दुर्गंध फैलनी शुरू हो जाती है। यह सड़ते फलों और जानवरों की गंध थी जिसे कछुए खाते थे। जंगल में अब हर कोने से दुर्गंध आ रही थी।
एक महीने के बाद, मकर ने सांपों को जंगल छोड़ने का आदेश दिया। सांपों के मुखिया ने उसके सामने याचना की लेकिन उसने उसकी बात को अनसुना कर दिया और इसलिए सांप भी जंगल से निकल गए। सांपों के जाने के कुछ हफ्ते बाद, जंगल में चूहों की संख्या बढ़ गई और उन्होंने जंगल में लगभग हर चीज पर कब्जा कर लिया और हर जगह पाए जा सकते हैं। वे छिपकलियों और मगरमच्छों के अंडे खाते थे।
अंत में, उसने छिपकलियों को जंगल छोड़ने का आदेश दिया और फैसला किया कि केवल सरीसृप ही जंगल पर शासन करेंगे। किसी ने भी मकर के खिलाफ बोलने की हिम्मत नहीं की और फैसले के खिलाफ चुप रहा।
अब सरीसृपों के लिए जीवन अद्भुत होना चाहिए था लेकिन जंगल में बहुत अजीब चीजें होने लगीं। जंगल दुर्गंध से भरा हुआ था और चूहे दिन-ब-दिन बड़े और साहसी होते गए, मेंढक भी संख्या और आकार में बढ़ते गए और कीड़े निकलने लगे। जंगल की दुर्दशा को देखकर अन्य मगरमच्छों ने जंगल के सभी जानवरों को वापस बुलाने का फैसला किया। सभी जानवर वापस आ गए और जंगल फिर से सामान्य हो गया।
कहानी सुनने के बाद, प्रेम ने अपना मन बदल लिया और अपने गांव वापस जाने और अपने लोगों के साथ यह सब साझा करने के बारे में सोचा ताकि उन्हें सद्भाव में एक साथ रहने और समाज में प्रत्येक व्यक्ति की अनूठी भूमिका को समझने में मदद मिल सके।
What Happened to the Reptiles Class 6 Question Answers
1. In what way is Pambupatti different from any other village?
Ans. Pambupatti was different from any other village because it was peaceful though it had people of different religions, they were living together in harmony.
2. Why is Prem determined not to return to his village?
Ans. He was determined not to return to his village because there had been religious violent riots in his village. The people of Prem’s village not only fighting but were also killing each other.
3. Why did Makara dislike tortoises, snakes and lizards? Write a line about each.
Ans. Makara disliked tortoises because they were very slow and carried their homes with them. He disliked snakes because they were slimy and venomous creatures and could kill anyone with their venom. He didn’t like lizards because of their habit of changing the colour of their body.
4. What went wrong when the tortoises, snakes and lizards left the forest?
Ans. There was an imbalance in the forest when the tortoises, snakes and lizards left the village. At first, when tortoises left the forest a strange smell started spreading in the forest it was of rotten fruits and dead animals. Then snakes left and there was no one to eat rats so the number of rats increased. They took control of the complete forest and were irritating all the animals and they even ate the eggs of crocodiles. And finally, when lizards left there was an increase in the number of frogs and insects. Frogs grew bigger and bigger and started eating the baby crocodiles.
5. Why do you think Prem wants to tell the story of the reptiles to the people of his village?
Ans. Prem wants to share the story of the reptiles with the people of his village because he wants them to learn a lesson from the story and leave the violence. He wants to spread the message of peace and harmony in his village.
6. Do you agree that it is difficult not to go along with someone who is very strong and powerful? Express your views frankly and clearly.
Ans. The common is generally weak, peace-loving and submissive in nature. They mainly like to remain safe and secure without any violence. So, they go with the interests of the strong people but if the stronger people harass them, they can stand up against the bully to maintain peace and harmony in society because they are in majority and only a few peoples are strong.
7. If you were a baby crocodile, would you tell Makara that he was wrong? What would you say to convince him?
Ans. If I were a baby crocodile, I would have the liberty to speak against my father without any fear. I would have told him that his decision was wrong explaining a few points. I would have told him that the earth is not the sole property of any particular kind of organism. Every organism has the right to live on earth and they have an important role to play. The duty of the mightier animals in the forest is to protect the weaker ones and not to harass them.
What Happened to the Reptiles Class 6 Extra Question Answers
1. Why Prem had to leave his village?
Ans. Prem had to leave his village due to religious riots. The people of his village started fighting and killing one another over religion. A mosque, a temple and many houses including Prem’s were burnt in the riots. It made him feel unsafe in the village and so he fled from there.
2. How did Prem reach Pamubatti?
Ans. He reached Pambubatti by chance. He ran day and night, travelled by bus and train without a ticket and finally reached there.
3. Why was Prem surprised at the behaviour of villagers in Pamubatti?
Ans. Pambubatti was a peace-loving village. There were people of different religions and languages but they used to live peacefully in harmony, unlike his village where people would quarrel over the name of religion. He also noticed that though he was a stranger in the village, all the villagers cared for him.
4. How did the old man help Prem?
Ans. The old man helped Prem by providing him with everything he needed which include food, water and sweets etc. He also rubbed his feet gently which relieved him of his pain.
5. Who was Makara? How he disturbed the balance of the forest.
Ans. Makara was a giant and strong crocodile of the Pamubatti forest. He was the leader of the animals living in the forest. Being strong and selfish he drove tortoises, snakes and lizards out of the forests but this created imbalance in the forest. The forest was full of rotten smells, rats and insects due to the absence of these animals.
6. How did the Pamubatti forest become normal again?
Ans. The crocodiles after finding Makara not so strong and right called all the reptiles back to the forest. After they came back into the forest it regained its normal balance.