Important Question and Answers
Q. Instead of doing his homework, what did Patrick like to do?
Ans. Instead of doing his homework, Patrick liked to play hockey, basketball and Nintendo. He found doing homework very boring and he always tried to avoid it.
Q. What kind of help did the elf needed from Patrick in doing his homework?
Ans. The elf wanted Patrick to sit beside him and guide him in English, by looking up the words in the dictionary and, in Maths by doing addition, subtraction, division and fractions. He sent him to the library for more books.
Q. How can you say the little elf was true to his words?
Ans. We can say that the little elf was true to his words because he started doing his work without wasting time as he had promised.
Q. When did the elf leave him?
Ans. The elf being true to his words, left him when the last day of school approached as there was no more homework to be completed.
Q. What was the elf’s reaction when Patrick told him to do his homework for 35 days.
Ans. The little elf’s face was wrinkled. He kicked his legs, and doubled his fists. He grimaced and scowled and shouted loudly.
Q. Why did Patrick consider himself lucky?
Ans. Patrick considered himself to be lucky because he had found a solution to all his problems. The solution was easy. The little elf would solve all his problems regarding homework.
Q. Why were Patrick’s parents amazed?
Ans. Patrick’s parents were amazed because he got grade ‘A’ in all the subjects and his teachers were full of appreciation for him.
Q. How did the little man react about Mathematics?
Ans. The little man did not like Mathematics, in fact, he never needed time table so he did not use it. The little man had no interest in addition, subtraction, division and fractions. So he got angry, and asked Patrick to sit beside him and help him in solving the sums of mathematics.
Q. What was the reaction of the little man when he came to know about doing Patrick’s homework?
Ans. When the little man came to know about doing homework, his face got wrinkled as he was to complete the work till the end of the semester for 35 days. He kicked his legs. His face had expressions showing anger and disapproval.
Q. Patrick helped the little man in doing his homework. How?
Ans. Patrick helped the little man by visiting the library to get books and read them. He looked for words in a dictionary to find their meanings. Patrick was working harder and harder in his study till late nights. He started going to school regularly.
Q. What were the changes that occurred in Patrick’s behaviour? How did his parents and teacher’s react to these changes?
Ans. There was a great change in Patrick’s behavior after completion of his homework. He became a model of kids. He got grade ‘A’ in all the subjects. His teachers became happy and they were full of appreciation for Patrick. His parents were amazed and could not believe the change. He cleaned his room, did his household chores. He was now a cheerful kid and was not rude to anyone. He had developed a whole new attitude. He became more responsible towards his work and study.
Q. It is said that God helps those who help themselves. Do you agree?
Ans. Yes `I agree that it’s true because God cannot come for our rescue directly. We have to help ourselves. God only shows us the right path and we have to follow it with full devotion. The tiny man or the elf showed him the way how to complete his homework. But it was Patrick who did his homework on his own and followed the instructions. This is the only way to learn in life thus, Patrick solved his problems in a way himself.