Very Short Questions
Question 1 : Where did the farmer’s wife want to go?
Answer : The farmer’s wife wanted to go to the market to buy groceries . She took her basket and informed her husband.
Question 2 : Why did the farmer move out of the house?
Answer : The farmer had nothing to do in the house and decided to take a look at his fields. He met his friend’s on the way back.
Question 3 : What did the farmer’s wife notice after returning home?
Answer : The farmer’s wife noticed that the face and paws of the mongoose were covered with blood.
Question 4 : What was customary for the mongoose?
Answer : It was customary for the mongoose to run and welcome the farmer’s wife when she returns home.
Question 5 : How did the child and mongoose grow?
Answer : In five or six months the mongoose had grown to its full size while the child was a baby in the cradle.
Question 6 : What is the moral of the story?
Answer : The moral of the story is ‘Think twice before you act.’
Question 1 : What did the farmer’s wife realise after killing the mongoose?
Answer : The farmer’s wife realised her mistake after killing the mongoose. She thought that the mongoose had killed the baby. In fact, the mongoose had saved the baby from a snake.
Question 2 : Describe the appearance of the mongoose.
Answer : The mongoose was a tiny and lovely animal with two shining black eyes and a bushy tail. The mongoose had grown to its full size in just five or six months. It was a friendly animal and was as sweet as the baby.
Question 1 : What made the farmer’s wife kill the mongoose? Why did she cry after killing the mongoose?
Answer : The farmer’s wife returned home with a basketful of groceries. She noticed that the face and paws of the mongoose were covered with blood. She thought that the mongoose has killed her baby. She hit the mongoose with her basket full of groceries . The mongoose died on the spot.
She later saw her baby was asleep. She saw a black snake lying dead on the floor. The farmer’s wife realised her mistake that she killed the mongoose out of rage. She ran out looking out for the mongoose. She touched the dead animal and cried to show her emotion.
Value Based Questions
Question 1 : Do you think one should act hastily and rashly? Give reasons to support your answer.
Answer : No, one should never act hastily and rashly. People tend to do mistakes when they act hastily.
There is no point crying over something which has already happened.
The farmer’s wife acted hastily and killed the mongoose who has saved her baby from a dead snake.
She realised her mistake after killing the mongoose. The family lost a good and trustworthy friend out of anger. She should have looked for her baby before killing the mongoose.