In Text Questions

Comprehension Check (Page 60)

Q.1: Why did the neighbours kill the dog?

Ans: The neighbours on hearing the fortune brought to the couple by the dog, coaxed the dog and took it to the field. The dog scratched and pawed the ground under a pine tree. When on digging the ground the neighbours didn’t get any gold, then in anger they killed the dog and flung him into the hole.

Q.2: Mark the right item.

(i) The old farmer and his wife loved the dog.

a. because it helped them in their day-to-day work.

b. as if it was their own baby.

c. as they were kind to all living beings.

(ii) When the old couple became rich, they

a. gave the dog better food.

b. inveted their greedy neighbours to a feast.

c. lived comfortably and were generous towards their poor neighbours.

(iii) The greedy couple borrowed the mill and the mortar to make

a. rice pastry and bean sauce.

b. magic ash to win rewards.

c. a pile of gold.

Ans: (i)b (ii)c (iii)c