NCERT Solutions for Class 5 English Chapter 10

NCERT Solutions for Class 5 English Chapter 10 Malu Bhalu and Who Will be Ningthou? Taken from Marigold textbook updated for new CBSE Session 2021-2022. Students are free to use all the contents online without downloading or download the same contents in PDF file format.

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Class 5 English Unit 10 Malu Bhalu – Summary

The poem is about the special mane Polar bear cub. Daughter of a White bright polar bear who lives in high icy caves. Malu bhalu is very clever and learnt the things like catching fish.
Looking far in icy water and clear sky she asked her mother how she could swim as she want to travel far to play. Her mother told her that she has to wait for the summer to come but she was impatient.

One day firstly her mother hugged her to teach her how to swim but she was in doubt as she never swims but many bhalu is very brave and had no choice so she held her mother’s hand and started swimming and so she started to swim with all her might.

5th English Chapter 10 New Word and Meaning

Lair Cave
ManeLong neck hairs of animal
ClaspedHolding in arms
MightGreat strength

5th English Chapter 10 Who will be nighthou? – Summary

In the village kangleipak in Manipur. There were king (Ningthou) and Queen (Leima) lived with their people ( meeyam). They had three sons Sanajaoba, Sanayaima, Sanatomba. King and queen were much loved not only by their people but by birds too, they believe everyone should be happy. 12 years later their newly born baby girl came Sanatombi. They all loved her as she is beautiful and soft.

King was worried to select next king to kangleipak (Tunggi Ningthoug) and called theire minister and said not as per old rules the elder son will be king but who is suitable to become king should become king. They arranged the competition whoever won the competition will become the next Tuggi Ningthou. He arranged the horse race to the old banyan tree khongnang. The eldest sons rode his horse as expert and throw spear so hard that it pierced the tree into two.

Middle so Sanayaima rode horse as expert and jumped the tree with horse so high. Youngest son Sanatomba broke the tree and put it near to the feet of his parents as gift. King and their people were so happy to see their future Tunggi Ningthou’s might, But 5 years old Sanatombi was sad and told her father that they killed the khongnang with spear and broke it and now it is dead. The birds lost their next too.

Seeing this the Ningthoug ( King) decided his daughter will be the next Leima of Kangleipak as she is not hurting anyone and still loves everyone and cares for them.
A king should never hurt anyone whether it is his people or birds and nature. People of kangeipak were happy with this decision to see their future queen is so kind heart.

Class 5 English 10th Chapter Word Meaning

Word Meaning
WorthySomeone who deserve
SpearHunting weapon
TriumphantlyVictoriously, By winning

Reading is Fun:

Where did the polar bear live with her family?

The polar bear lived in an icy lair with her family.

What did Malu learn to do from her parents?

Malu learnt fishing and swimming from her parents.

Where did Malu want to travel?

Malu wanted to travel beyond the vast blue sky.

What was it that Malu’s parents wanted her to learn?

They wanted Malu to learn the art of swimming.

Was Malu scared to swim? Did she learn it easily?

Was Malu scared to swim? Did she learn it easily?

Read the last two stanzas of the poem. Whom does ‘she’ stand for in both?

Read the last two stanzas of the poem. Whom does ‘she’ stand for in both?

True or False

Malu’s hair was white.


Malu knew how to swim.


Malu was playing with the penguins.


Malu was good at catching fish.


Malu was a brave bhalu.


Malu did not love her mother.


Malu did not love her mother.


Now Write a Detailed Character of Malu Bhalu.

(i) Malu was a brave polar bear.
(ii) She could catch fish very easily.
(iii) Malu was impatient. She wanted to go beyond the blue sky to play.
(iv) Malu was playful.
(v) Malu was a very caring bear. She loved her mother wholeheartedly.

Let’s Talk:

Read the Following Passage Carefully and Answer the Questions.

One day Meena plucks a mango and brings it home. Her grandmother gives the larger piece to Raju because he is a boy. Meena protests. After all, she brought the mango and
she is the elder of the two. She insists she has a greater right over her share. Her father comes to her help and divides the mango equally.

Questions and Answer Based On Above Passage

Who brought the mango home?

Meena brought the mango home.

Why did Meena’s grandmother give a larger piece to Raju?

Because Raju is a boy.

Because Raju is a boy.

In my opinion, Meena should have got the larger piece.

Using the following clues write about yourself in the space below — name, place you live in, physical features, habits, likes and dislikes etc.

My name is Ravi. I am eleven years old. I live in a village, district Allahabad Uttar Pradesh. I am 120 Cm tall. I have fair skin, black hair and dark eyes. I have sharp nose and white sparkling teeth. I never speak loudly. I like playing games, cycling and reading story books. I am vegetarian.

Likes and Dislikes
Things you like to do Things you do not like to do
Going to market with my grandfather. Polishing my school shoes.
Looking after my baby brother Telling lie
Giving a glass of water to anyone. Getting up early.
Surfing on the net for half an hour. Arranging books and copies in the shelves.
Playing Cricket Cleaning clothes

Cleaning clothes

Malu lived with her parents in the North Pole. She had great fun with her sea gull friends. One day, her father told her that hunters had come to trap her and her family. She knows how to hid very well. She shut her eyes can curl up like a ball of snow. The hunters searched for her and her family everywhere but in vain.

Who will be Ningthou

Reading is Fun:

Name the place in Manipur where the Ningthou and Leima ruled.

Ningthou and Leima ruled in the land of Kangleipak in Manipur.

Why did the people of Kangleipak love their king and queen?

The people of Kangleipak loved their king and queen because they not only loved their people but also the birds and animals.

Why did the Ningthou want to choose a future king?

Ningthou wanted to choose a future king because the king was growing old.

How did the king want to select their future king?

The king did not want to follow the old custom. He wanted to choose the future king by holding a contest. He wanted to see who was worthy of being the future king.

What kind of child was Sanatombi?

She was a lovely child, soft and beautiful inside. She could feel the pain of others, like animals, trees, birds and people.

Have you ever seen an animal or a bird in pain? What did you do?

Once a little parrot fell in the yard of my house. I saw someone had tied its legs with a string. It had escaped but could not sit or fly any more. I picked it up. I cut the string with a razor very carefully. Then I released it. It flew away immediately.

Write the meanings of the following in English.
Manipuri WordEnglish Meaning
Tunggi Ningthou Future King
Thouro! Thouro! Bravo! Bravo!
Phajei! Phajei! Wonderful! Wonderful!
Shagol thauba nupa! Such fine horsemen.
Fun with Sound Words:
SoundRelate to
Click! camera
Chirp! bird
Whisper! talking in low voice
Bravo! It is said when someone is doing well.
Oh! It is said to express surprise and pain.
Oh! It is said to express surprise and pain.
Alas! It is said to express sadness.
Project Work: Swami Vivekanand

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