How the Dog Found Himself a New Master! – NCERT Solutions

Q. Why did the dog feel the need for a master?

Ans. The dog was sick and tired of going about alone in search of food. And he did not feel safe. So he decided to have a master.

Q. Who did he first choose as his master? Why did he leave that master?

Ans. The dog first chose a wolf as his master. But he found the wolf afraid of the bear. So he left the company of the wolf.

Q. Who did he choose next?

Ans. Next, the dog chose a bear as his master, because he was stronger than the wolf.

Q. Why did he serve the lion for a long time?

Ans. The dog served the lion for a long time because he had no complaint against him. Secondly, he felt safe and secure. No other wild animal dared to displease him.

Q. Who did he finally choose as his master and why?

Ans. The dog finally chose man as his master. Even the lion was afraid of man. So the dog was convinced that man was the strongest creature on earth.

Q. A summary of the story is given below. Fill in the blanks to complete it taking appropriate phrases from the box.

a dog, stronger than anyone else, the strongest of all, a wolf, the bear, afraid of man, his own master, a lion

This is the story of ____________, who used to be ___________. He decided to find a master _________-_. First he found ___________, but the wolf was afraid of ___________. The dog thought that the bear was __________. After some time the dog met _____________ who seemed the strongest. He stayed with the lion for a long time. One day he realised that the lion was _______________. To this day, the dog remains man’s best friend.

Answer

This is the story of a dog, who used to be his own master. He decided to find a master, stronger than anyone else. First he found a wolf but the wolf was afraid of the bear. The dog thought that the bear was the strongest of all. After some time the dog met a lion, who seemed the strongest. He stayed with the lion for a long time. One day he realised that the lion was afraid of man. To this day, the dog remains man’s best friend.

Q. Complete each of the following phrases with a suitable word from the box.

school, fleet, brood, bundle, bunch, pack, flock, herd

  1. a ____________ of ships
  2. a ____________ of flowers
  3. a ____________ of chicks
  4. a ____________ of cattle
  5. a ____________ of sticks
  6. a ____________ of sheep
  7. a ____________ of fish
  8. a ____________ of wolves

Answer

  1. fleet
  2. bunch
  3. brood
  4. herd
  5. bundle
  6. flock
  7. school
  8. pack

Q. Make nouns from the words given below by adding –ness or –ity (For some words we need to add just –ty or –y)

  1. honest
  2. kind
  3. cruel
  4. calm
  5. sad
  6. active
  7. creative
  8. sincere
  9. cheerful
  10. bitter
  11. sensitive
  12. great

Answer

  1. honesty
  2. kindness
  3. cruelty
  4. calmness
  5. sadness
  6. activity
  7. creativity
  8. sincerity
  9. cheerfulness
  10. bitterness
  11. sensitivity
  12. greatness

Q. There are twelve words hidden in this table.

Answer

Horizontal words:

  1. Hasty
  2. Ready
  3. Fierce
  4. Frightened
  5. Strong
  6. Good

Vertical Words:

  1. Angry
  2. Worse
  3. Surprised
  4. Free
  5. Loyal
  6. Quiet

Q. Read the following passage and do the exercises that follow. Then complete the family tree of dogs given on the facing page.

The Dog Family

The dog family is one of the 11 families that make up the Carnivores, a large group of intelligent, flesh-eating, backboned animals. In this group are such varied animals as bears, pandas, raccoons, cats, hyenas, and even seal. The dog or canine family has many wild species like wolves, foxes, coyotes, jackals, and wild dogs.

The dog is the only domesticated member of the canine family though now and then someone tames a wolf, fox or coyote as a pet. All members of the dog family are descendants of a wolf-like animal which lived about 15 million years ago. From this distant ancestor, the true dogs gradually developed. But nobody knows the exact ancestor of the modern domestic dog.

Several wild dogs look and behave like domestic dogs. The dingo or wild dog of Australia is one of these. It is possible that the dingo was a tamed dog brought to Australia long ago which then ran wild.

Dogs were the first animals tamed by humans – perhaps 20,000 years ago. Tamed dogs were brought from Asia to the New world 5,000 or more years ago. Dogs were first used for hunting.

  1. Find the opposites of these words in the text above.
    1. ancestor
    2. Wild
    3. ancient
    4. near
    5. suddenly
  2. Complete the following sentences.
    1. The dingo is ________________.
    2. Dogs were the _________________ animals tamed by humans. The other animals tamed by humans are ________________. (Think and name some other such animals.)
    3. The New World refers to _______________.
    4. Dogs were brought there from __________.

Answer

  1. Opposite words are:
    1. descendant
    2. tame
    3. modern
    4. distant
    5. gradually
  2. Completed sentences are:
    1. The dingo is a wild dog.
    2. Dogs were the first animals tamed by humans. The other animals tamed by humans are horses, elephants, cows, donkeys, buffaloes.
    3. The New World refers to America.
    4. Dogs were brought there from Asia.

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