Important Question and Answers
Q. Who was Taro? Where did he live?
Ans. Taro was a young woodcutter. He lived on a lonely hillside with his parents.
Q. Why was Taro sadder than ever?
Ans. Taro was sadder than ever because he earned very little and therefore he was unable to buy the expensive drink, sake for his father.
Q. What are the qualities of Taro as a good son?
Ans. When his father wished for sake, Taro worked very hard. He was a thoughtful son and wanted to give his parents everything they wanted. Such qualities made him a good son.
Q. Why did the old woman leave Taro’s hut in a hurry?
Ans. The old woman wanted to tell the whole village about the magical waterfall therefore, she left Taro’s hut in a hurry.
Q. What was the demand of Taro’s father?
Ans. The demand of Taro’s father was a cup of sake which could provide him warmth and benefit his heart.
Q. Why did Taro stop chopping wood?
Ans. Taro stopped chopping wood because he heard the sound of rushing water which he had never heard before.
Q. Why did Taro decide to work harder?
Ans. Taro decided to work harder as the ‘sake’ was very expensive and he could not afford it but, he wanted to fulfill his father’s demand
Q. Why did he run in the direction of the sound?
Ans. Taro was tired and thirsty so he ran in the direction of the sound to look for water.
Q. What did Taro find in the forest while cutting woods?
Ans. When Taro was cutting the wood, he heard the sound of rushing water in the forest. He found a beautiful little waterfall hidden behind a rock. It had very tasty sake.
Q. Why were the people angry and disappointed?
Ans. The people were angry and disappointed because the water that they had filled in their pitchers did not taste like sake’. They felt that they had been cheated.
Q. Why was there a long procession outside Taro’s house?
Ans. A long procession was there outside Taro’s house because people had came to know about the story of the waterfall and the magic sake.
Q. Give a character sketch of Taro.
Ans. Taro was a young and energetic woodcutter who lived with his parents on a lonely hillside. He was a hard-worker but could earn very little money. He was a thoughtful son and wanted to make his parents happy. When his father wished for sake, he started working harder than ever before.
Q. How did Taro work harder?
Ans. Taro worked harder by getting up earlier in the morning and going to the forest to chop and cut more and more wood to earn extra money to buy sake for his father.
Q. Taro got the magic sake for his father. How?
Ans. Taro wanted to give sake to his father but being costly, he could not buy it. So he went to the forest and chopped and cut more wood. His mouth was dry and his face was wet with sweat, but he continued to work. All of a sudden, he heard the sound of rushing water and found a waterfall of delicious sake. He at once brought some for his father from the waterfall.
Q. Who was Taro? How do you know that he loved his parents?
Ans. Taro was an energetic hard working young woodcutter, who lived with his parents on a lonely hillside. All day long he chopped wood in the forest. He earned very little money inspite of working very hard. He loved his parents very much and he look care of them. He was very worried about getting the sake for his father as it could have provided him warmth and was good for his heart. He was an obedient boy so he decided to work harder than before for getting the expensive sake. He chopped and cut more wood to earn more money.
Q. Taro was being rewarded by God. What do you think about it? Give reasons to support your answer.
Ans. Yes, it was sure that Taro was being rewarded by God as he loved his parents and could do anything to fulfil their wish. When his father wished to have sake, He wanted to get the sake which was expensive and he could not afford it so he decided to work harder. But with God’s blessing, he found a beautiful waterfall which was the source of magic sake for him. He took it for his father and gave it to him The waterfall gave cold water to those who were selfish and greedy. It gave the sake only to Taro who was selflessly serving his parents. Thus, we can say that this was God’s way of rewarding Taro for his loyalty to his parents.