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6th class English book Honeysuckle

Who Did Patrick’s Homework? 6th Class English Chapter 01

Who Did Patrick’s Homework?: NCERT 6th CBSE Honeysuckle English Chapter 01

Question: Answer the following questions.

(Refer to that part of the text whose number is given against the question. This applies to the comprehension questions throughout the book.)

What did Patrick think his cat was playing with? What was it really?

Answer: Patrick thought that his cat was playing with a little doll. The cat was actually playing with an extremely tiny man, who wore a woolen shirt with old fashioned britches and a high tall hat.

Question: Answer the following questions.

(Refer to that part of the text whose number is given against the question. This applies to the comprehension questions throughout the book.)

Why did the little man grant Patrick a wish?

Answer: The little man granted Patrick a wish because he wanted to escape from the cat.

Question: Answer the following questions.

(Refer to that part of the text whose number is given against the question. This applies to the comprehension questions throughout the book.)

What was Patrick’s wish?

Answer: Patrick’s wanted the elf to do all his homework till the end of the semester, for 35 days.

Question: Answer the following questions.

(Refer to that part of the text whose number is given against the question. This applies to the comprehension questions throughout the book.)

In what subjects did the little man need help to do Patrick’s homework?

Answer: To do Patrick’s homework, the little man needed help in English, Maths and human history.

Question: Answer the following questions.

(Refer to that part of the text whose number is given against the question. This applies to the comprehension questions throughout the book.)

How did Patrick help him?

Answer: Patrick helped him by working harder than ever. He even stayed up at nights.

Question: Answer the following questions.

(Refer to that part of the text whose number is given against the question. This applies to the comprehension questions throughout the book.)

Who do you think did Patrick’s homework — the little man, or Patrick himself? Give reasons for your answer.

Answer: Patrick himself did his homework. Since the elf did not know anything, Patrick stayed up at nights and worked hard. As a result of this, he got A’s in his work and his teachers were full of praise. Even his parents wondered as he kept his room clean and had developed a new attitude. Therefore, it was Patrick who did the homework, not the little man.

Question A:

A. Fill in the blanks in the sentences below with the words or phrases from the box. (You may not know the meaning of all the words. Look such words up in a dictionary, or ask your teacher.)

out of luck    mystery    true to his word    chores
semester    between you and me    look up

  1. Some people find household ______________ a bore, but I like to help at home.
  2. Who stole the diamond is still a _____________________.
  3. This _____________________ we are going to have a class exhibition.
  4. ____________________, the elf began to help Patrick.
  5. Can you __________________ this word in the dictionary?
  6. I started early to be on time, but I was ________________. There was a traffic jam!
  7. She says she’s got a lot of books, but ________________ I think most of them are borrowed.

Answer:

  1. Some people find household chores a bore, but I like to help at home.
  2. Who stole the diamond is still a mystery.
  3. This semester we are going to have a class exhibition.
  4. True to his word, the elf began to help Patrick.
  5. Can you look up this word in the dictionary?
  6. I started early to be on time, but I was out of luck. There was a traffic jam!
  7. She says she’s got a lot of books, but between you and me I think most of them are borrowed.

Question B:

Use the clues given below to complete this crossword puzzle.

crossword

Across
1. very tired
2. had an angry look on the face
3. short trousers
4. a fault in a machine that prevents it from working properly
5. a small and naughty boy-fairy

Down
6. work that must be done everyday, often boring
7. a basket with a lid
8. gave a short, high-pitched cry

Answer:

crossword

Question: What was Patrick’s chief interest?

Answer: Patrick’s chief interest was to play hockey, football and video games.

Question: What warning did the teachers give to Patrick?

Answer: The teachers noticed that Patrick never did his homework. So they warned him that he would remain a fool, an illiterate person.

Question: How did Patrick get his wish granted by the elf?

Answer: Patrick saved the life of the elf from a cat. So the elf promised to fulfill one wish of his savior.

Question: What made Patrick believe that he was lucky?

Answer: Patrick hated homework and loved sports. He called himself lucky when the tiny man agreed to do all his homework.

Question: Why did the little man’s face wrinkle and frown?

Answer: The little man was an elf. He had not studied maths or English. So he was angry when called upon to do Patrick’s homework.

Question: The little man kept his word. But there was one glitch. What was it?

Answer: The little man did not go back on his promise. But his problem was that he did not know maths, English or human history.

Question: The little elf was a nag. How did it tell upon Patrick’s health?

Answer: The little elf agreed to do Patrick’s homework. But he had a problem. He was always seeking Patrick’s help. Overwork tired him and caused swelling in his eyes.

Question: What changes came in Patrick’s behaviour in the end?

Answer: In the end, Patrick became a model boy. He cleaned his room, did all his daily work, became cheerful and polite.

Question: Who did Patrick’s homework? Why and how?

Answer: Patrick had no interest in studies. He hated doing homework. He was lucky to get a helper. It was an elf. He had saved the elf from a cat and the elf promised to do all Patrick’s homework for 35 days. But the poor elf was blank in English. and maths. He sought Patrick’s help and guidance. Patrick brought books from the library and worked hard to solve all sums. He got good marks. Actually, it was Patrick himself who did all his homework.

Question: How did Patrick get supernatural help? Was the elf intelligent enough to answer questions in all the subjects?

Answer: One day Patrick found his cat playing with a doll. He rescued the tiny doll, who in fact was an elf. He promised to grant his savior one wish. Patrick told him to do all his homework for 35 days. The elf had to keep his word. But he was quite ignorant of language and maths and even other subjects. He called out to Patrick to come and guide him.

Question: Give the characteristic features of the elf which helped Patrick.

Answer: Patrick saved a little doll from his cat. That doll was, in fact, a very small sized man, an elf. He was timid. He felt grateful to his savior. In return, he promised to grant Patrick a wish. He could not say ‘no’ to any of Patrick’s requests. He agreed to do Patrick’s homework. But he was illiterate. He sought Patrick’s guidance at every step.

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