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Taro’s Reward: 6th Class CBSE Honeysuckle English Ch 03

Taro’s Reward: NCERT 6th CBSE Honeysuckle English Chapter 03

Taro’s Reward – Question: Answer the following questions.

  1. Why did Taro run in the direction of the stream?
  2. How did Taro’s father show his happiness after drinking saké?
  3. Why did the waterfall give Taro saké and others water?
  4. Why did the villagers want to drown Taro?
  5. Why did the Emperor reward Taro?

Answer:

  1. Taro ran in the direction of the stream because he could not remember ever seeing or hearing a rushing stream in that part of the forest, and he was thirsty.
  2. After drinking sake, Taro’s father stopped shivering and showed his happiness by doing a little dance in the middle of the floor.
  3. Taro was a thoughtful son who honored and obeyed his parents, while the others were greedy. This is why the waterfall gave Taro sake and others water.
  4. The villagers wanted to drown Taro because they thought he had tricked them.
  5. Taro honored and obeyed his parents, so the emperor rewarded him.

Taro’s Reward – Question: Mark the right item.

1. Taro earned very little money because

  1. he didn’t work hard enough.
  2. the villagers didn’t need wood.
  3. the price of wood was very low.

2. Taro decided to earn extra money

  1. to live a more comfortable life.
  2. to buy his old father some saké.
  3. to repair the cracks in the hut.

3. The neighbour left Taro’s hut in a hurry because

  1. she was delighted with the drink.
  2. she was astonished to hear Taro’s story.
  3. she wanted to tell the whole village about the waterfall.

Answer:

  1. Taro earned very little money because − (iii) the price of wood was very low.
  2. Taro decided to earn extra money − (ii) to buy his old father some saké.
  3. The neighbour left Taro’s hut in a hurry because − (iii) she wanted to tell the whole village about the waterfall.

Question: A. Strike off the words in the box below that are not suitable.

Taro wanted to give his old parents everything they needed.

This shows that he was …

thoughtful            hardworking              loving             honest
considerate            trustworthy              efficient            kind

Answer: Taro wanted to give his old parents everything they needed. This shows that he was… thoughtful, loving, considerate, kind.

Question: 1. “This made Taro sadder than ever.” ‘This’ refers to

  1. a strong wind that began to blow.
  2. Taro’s father’s old age.
  3.  Taro’s inability to buy expensive saké for his father. (Mark the right item.)

2. “This, said the emperor, was to encourage all children to honour and obey their parents.” ‘This’ refers to

  1. the most beautiful fountain in the city.
  2. rewarding Taro with gold and giving the fountain his name.
  3. sending for Taro to hear his story. (Mark the right item.)

Answer:

  1. ‘This’ refers to (iii) Taro’s inability to buy expensive sake for his father.
  2. ‘This’ refers to (ii) rewarding Taro with gold and giving the fountain his name.

Question: Arrange the words below in pairs that rhyme.

Example:

young − lung

money − sunny

young         sad         money        chop         lung          last
wax           could         bad            sound        axe          wood
way            stop         sunny        fastro         und           day

Answer:

Young − Lung

Sad − Bad

Money − Sunny

Chop − Stop

Last − Fast

Wax − Axe

Could − Wood

Sound − Round

Way − Day

Question: 1. Fill in the blanks with words from the box.

lonely                  little                hard              young
thoughtful        delicious        beautiful

A __________ woodcutter lived on a _______________ hillside. He was a ___________ son who worked ___________________ but earned ________________ money. One day he saw a __________________ waterfall hidden behind a rock. He tasted the water and found it _________________.

2. Find these sentences in the story and fill in the blanks.

  1. This made Taro ___________________ than ever.
  2. He decided to work ___________________ than before.
  3. Next morning, Taro jumped out of bed ___________________ than usual.
  4. He began to chop even ____________________.
  5. Next morning, Taro started for work even _______________ than the morning before.

Answer:

1. A young wood cutter lived on a lonely hillside. He was a thoughtful son who worked hard but earned little money. One day he saw a beautiful waterfall hidden behind a rock. He tasted the water and found it delicious.

2.

  1. This made Taro sadder than ever.
  2. He decided to work harder than before.
  3. Next morning, Taro jumped out of bed earlier than usual.
  4. He began to chop even faster.
  5. Next morning, Taro started for work even earlier than the morning before.

Question: Who was Taro? What was his most endearing quality?

Answer: Taro was a young woodcutter. He was poor but hardworking. He honestly wanted to serve his old parents, and keep them happy. That was his greatest virtue.

Question: What did Taro’s father wish for one cold day?

Answer: Taro’s old father shivered with cold. He wished he had a cup of sake which would warm his body and do good to his heart.

Question: How did Taro manage to meet the demand of his father?

Answer: Taro had no money to buy expensive sake. So he began to work harder at chopping wood. God helped him in getting sake free from a waterfall. The father drank it, felt warm and started dancing.

Question: How did the villagers come to know of the magic waterfall?

Answer: The old man offered a cup of sake to a lady and also told her about the discovery of the magic waterfall. She spread the story throughout the whole village.

Question: How did the villagers react after tasting the water of the magic waterfall?

Answer: They tasted the water and found it plain cold water. They were angry and disappointed. They decided to drown Taro into the stream for befooling them.

Question: How did the Emperor of Japan reward Taro?

Answer: The Emperor rewarded Taro with 20 pieces of gold for his goodness. He also named the most beautiful fountain of the city after Taro.

Question: Bring out some of the sterling qualities of the character of Taro.

Or

Give a character sketch of Taro.

Answer: Taro was a poor young woodcutter. He lived with his parents on a hill-side. He worked very hard but earned very little money. He was deeply devoted to his old parents. One evening his shivering father wished to have a cup of sake. Taro began to work harder to earn money to buy the expensive drink. God came to help. One day he found a waterfall. The water tasted like magic sake. Taro gave the sake to his shivering father and became happy to think that he satisfied his father. When the greedy villagers went to the waterfall they found normal water. The angry villagers wanted to kill Taro for befooling them. But wise Taro slipped behind a rock. He was duly rewarded by the Emperor of Japan.

Taro’s Reward – Question: How did Taro meet the demand of his father?

Answer: Taro was a young woodcutter. He honored, loved and obeyed his parents. But he earned very little money. One cold evening his father wished he had a cup of sake. Taro began to work harder to earn more money and buy sake. He was favored by fate. He discovered a waterfall, the water of which tasted like sake. He brought a pitcher full of that drink to meet the demand of his father.

Question: Why did the magic waterfall disappoint other villagers? What reward did Taro get and from whom?

Taro’s Reward – Answer: The waterfall was a magic creation by God. It was to reward Taro’s honest labour, and devotion to his parents. The cold water tasted like sake for the old man. But it disappointed the greedy villagers. They found it like plain cold water. The story of Taro’s great discovery of magic waterfall reached the Emperor of Japan. He rewarded Taro with gold coins for serving his parents so sincerely.

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