How the Camel got his Hump – Important Questions

Important Question and Answers

Q. What did the camel eat and where did he live? Why?

Ans. The camel ate thorns and prickles and lived in the middle of a Howling Desert because he did not want to work.

Q. What did the three animals do after the camel refused to work?

Ans. The three animals namely the horse, the dog and the ox held a panchayat on the Edge of the Desert after the camel’s refusal to work.

Q. What tasks, do you think, were assigned to the dog and the ox?

Ans. The dog was assigned the task of carrying and fetching things. The ox was asked to carry the yoke on his neck and thereby plough the field.

Q. Why did the camel live in the middle of the desert?

Ans. The camel lived in the middle of the desert because he did not want to work.

Q. What made the dog, the horse and the ox very angry?

Ans. The dog, the horse and the ox were very angry because they had to do extra work to compensate for camel’s idleness; while the camel did not do any work.

Q. How did the Djinn punish the camel?

Ans. The Djinn encouraged the camel to work but when he refused to work, it angered the Djinn and on his back became a big hump. He was told to work equally with the other animals, come out of the desert and behave properly.

Q. What work was given to the horse, the dog and an ox?

Ans. The horse was given the work to trot, dog was given the work to fetch and carry and ox had to plough.

Q. Why do you think the camel was looking at his own reflection?

Ans. Camel was looking at his own reflection to see how smart he was not to work and make others work in his place.

Q. What was the purpose of the ‘humph’ on camel’s back?

Ans. The purpose of the ‘humph’ was to live on it without eating.

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