NCERT Solutions for Class 6 English Honeysuckle Chapter 9

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Class:6
Subject:English – Honeysuckle
Chapter 9:Desert Animals

NCERT Solutions for Class 6 English Honeysuckle Chapter 9

Desert Animals

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Desert Animals: Question-Answers

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Class 6 English Chapter 9
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Whatif: Question-Answers

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Passages for Comprehension
I – Passage for comprehension

Read the following passages carefully and answers the questions given below:
There are more than 2300 different kinds of snakes around the world, ranging from just fifteen centimetres long to more than eleven metres. Most snakes are quite harmless — but there are a few that are so poisonous they can kill a human being with just one bite. Most snakes lay eggs, but there are many which give birth to their young.
Questions:
1. Name the lesson.
2. What is the maximum length of a snake?
3. Find a word from the above passage that means the same as ‘venomous’. See Answers


II – Passage for comprehension

Read the following passages carefully and answers the questions given below:
All the female mongooses have their kitten at about the same time. They are raised by the whole group in a den made inside an old termite mount or hollow log. When most of the adults are out looking for food, one or two males stay behind to stand guard until the others return for the night.
Questions:
1. Name the lesson.
2. How do mongooses secure their young ones?
3. Find a word from the above passage that means the same as ‘burrow’. See Answers

III – Passage for comprehension

Read the following passages carefully and answers the questions given below:
There are two different kinds of camel. One, known as the Dromedary, has only a single hump; the other is called a Bactrian camel and has two humps. The humps help the animal to survive in the desert, by acting as storage containers. But they don’t store water — as many people wrongly believe — they are full of fat. This fat nourishes the camels when food is scarce.
Questions:
1. What are humps?
2. What do people wrongly believe about humps?
3. Find out a word from the above passage that means the same as ‘remain alive’. See Answers

Suggested Answers of Passages
Answers: Passage I

1. Name of the lesson is ‘Desert Animals’.
2. The maximum length of a snake is about eleven metres.
3. Poisonous.


Answers: Passage II

1. Name of the lesson is ‘Desert Animals’.
2. When most of the mongooses go for food, one or two males stay behind to stand guard until the others return.
3. Den.

Answers: Passage III

1. Protruding parts on the back of camels is called humps.
2. People wrongly believe that the camel’s hump stores water.
3. Survive.

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How do desert animals survive without water?

Desert animals cannot survive without water. They find different ways of coping with the harsh desert conditions. For example, gerbils spend the hottest part of the day in cool underground burrows. And darkling beetles catch moisture on their legs and then lift them into air till the drop trickles down into their mouths.

How do mongooses kill snakes?

Mongooses kill snakes without getting hurt themselves. Their reactions are so fast that they dodge each time the snake strikes. They continually make a nuisance of themselves, and after a while, when the snake gets tired, they quickly dive in for the kill.

How does the hump of the camels help them to survive when there is no water?

The hump of the camels is full of fat that nourishes the camel when the food is scarce. If they have nothing for several days the hump shrinks as the fat is used up.

No animal can survive without water. Is is true?

True

Deserts are endless sand dunes. Is is true?

False

Not all deserts are endless sand dunes, some are rocky or pebbly and dotted with small bushes while others are sprinkled with colourful flowers during the spring.

Most snakes are harmless. Is is true?

True

Snakes cannot hear, but they can feel vibrations through the ground. Is is true?

True

Camels store water in their humps. Is is true?

False

The hump does not store water as it is full of fat. This fat nourishes the camel when food is scarce.