bringing up kari
Q1. How did Kari enjoy his morning bath in the river?
A: Kari lay for a long time in the river and on the sand and let the author rub his back. Also, he squealed with pleasure when his friend rubbed water down his back.
Q2. Finding good twigs for Kari took a long time. Why?
A: Kari liked to eat only the most delicate and tender twigs. So his friend had to climb all kinds of trees to get twigs and saplings for him. Also, Kari did not touch twigs that got mudded. Hence, collecting good twigs for Kari took a long time.
Q3. Why did Kari push his friend into the stream?
A: A boy was drowning in the river. Kari himself could not pull the boy from the river bed, so he pushed his friend into the stream.
Q4. How did the author compare the Kari with a baby?
A: The author compares Kari with a baby because Kari needed training to be good just like a baby. If he was naughty, author had to scold him. He understood words like children do. He had to be taught to sit down, walk, when to walk fast and when slow. Moreover, his call was more like that of a baby than an elephant.
Q5. How did Kari helped him to all the bananas in the house without any one noticing it?
A: Kari stole the bananas from the table in the dining room. He put his trunk through the window and disappeared with the bananas without any one noticing it.
Q6. What were the instructions for commands sit and walk?
A: His friend pulled Kari by his ear and said ‘Dhat’ to make him sit and he pulled his trunk forward and said ‘Mali’ to make him walk.
Q7. What is “the master call”? Why is it the most important signal for an elephant to learn?
A: The master call is a strange hissing, howling sound, as if a snake and a tiger were fighting each other. It is the most important signal for an elephant because whenever master is in trouble, one master call will bring the elephant near him.
Q8. Elephants are proud animals. How do we know it from the story?
A: Kari stole bananas from the dining room. Whet he was caught and scolded, he realized his mistake. His pride was so hurt that he never repeated this mistake again. Elephants are proud animals and they accept their mistakes and punishment for it.
Q9. Why is it important to teach an elephant to sit down?
A: Elephants grow taller than their masters. Keeper can reached his back only with the help of a ladder. As it is not possible to always carry about a ladder, an elephant must be taught to sit down.
This story is about a nine year old boy and five month old elephant, Kari. Both of them grew together. The first thing which Kari did was to save a boy. Kari was like a baby and full of mischief. One day he developed the taste of bananas and since then he took all steps to steal the bananas. The narrator was very annoyed. So he scolded Kari for his mischief.
The narrator took all efforts to teach elephant to walk and to sit down. The most difficult and important thing was to teach master call. Master call is a strange rising sound which can help the master reach home, if one is lost in the jungle. Kari took five years to learn it properly.
ANSWERS OF THE TEXTBOOK
1. The enclosure in which Kari lived had a thatched roof that lay on thick tree stumps. Examine the illustration of Kari’s pavilion on page 8 and say why it was built that way?
A: Pavilion was built on a thick tree stem so that would not fall on bumping against the poles.
2. Did Kari enjoy his morning bath in the river? Give a reason for your answer?
A: We can say that Kari enjoys his bath as he lay down on the sand bank while the narrator rubbed him with clean sand. When narrator rubbed him with water, he trumpet with pleasure.
3. Finding good twigs for Kari took a long time. Why?
A: It took such a long time to find twigs for Kari because if twig is broken, Kari would not touch it. Narrator has to climb all kind of trees to get twigs.
4. Why did Kari push his friend into the stream?
A: Kari pushed his into the stream because the boy was lying flat on the bottom of the river. Kari had tried to save the boy but he had not been successful.
5. Kari was like a baby. What are the main points of comparison?
A: Kari had to be trained to be good. He did a lot of mischief. Like a child he played pranks,and took away all the fruits kept on the plate.
6. Kari helped himself to all the bananas in the house without anyone noticing it. How did he do it?
A: Kari was quiet a cunning baby elephant . Once when he tasted ripe bananas he developed a taste for eat. Now, very clearly he by making his trunk appear like a black snake, took away all the fruits.
7. Kari learnt the commands to sit and to walk. What were the instructions for each command?
A: Kari was taught to sit down, to walk, go slow etc. for sitting down instruction given was ‘dhat’ and then Kari was pulled by the ear. For walking instruction given was ‘mali’ and his trunk was pulled forward.
8. What is “the master call”? Why is it the most important signal for an elephant to learn?
A: master call is a kind of strange hissing, howling sound. It is a sound of noise as if snake and a tiger are fighting. This call makes elephant pulls down the trees and take you right to your house.
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