NCERT Solutions for Class 5 English Chapter 14 – Gulliver’s Travels

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Question 1:

Why did the captain send the men to the land?

Answer

The captain sent the men to the land to see if any water could be found.

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Question 2:

Why did the men rush back to the ship?

Answer

The men rushed back to the ship because they saw no river, spring or any inhabitants on the land.

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Question 3:

Choose the correct answer.

(i) The giant carried a reaping hook because

(a) he was fighting with the other giants.

(b) he was going to reap the corn.

(c) he wanted to frighten Gulliver.

(ii) They put Gulliver on the ground to look at him because

(a) they had never seen a human before.

(b) they thought he was a doll.

(c) they had never seen such a tiny man.

(iii) Gulliver was

(a) a farmer.

(b) a sailor.

(c) a dwarf.

(d) a giant.

Answer

(i)   (b) he was going to reap the corn.

(ii)  (c) they had never seen such a tiny man.

(iii) (b) a sailor

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Question 4:

Name the creature to whom you would look like Gulliver. The creature is now extinct. The word begins with the letter D______________________

Answer

Dinosaur

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Question 5:

From the text, write the sentence that tells you the following.

(i) The giant reapers were fascinated by Gulliver.

_________________________________________

(ii) Gulliver was a learned man.

_________________________________________

(iii) The farmer’s son thought Gulliver was a toy.

_________________________________________

(iv) The farmer’s wife was a kind-hearted woman.

________________________________________

Answer

(i) They all sat on the ground to take a good look at me.

(ii) I went on to explore.

(iii) On seeing me the child grabbed me from the table and put my head into his mouth.

(iv) Later she put me on her own bed and covered mw with a clean white handkerchief.

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Question 1:

Read the following sentences carefully. The giant farmer’s voice was as loud as a bellowing trumpet.

or

The giant farmer’s voice was as loud as thunder. When something is very cold, we say it is as cold as ice. This is because ice is very very cold.

 

Now complete the following. Use the words given in the box. as __________________________ as a feather as __________________________ as a tortoise as __________________________ as honey as __________________________ as snow as __________________________ as an ox as __________________________ as night as __________________________as a rose as __________________________ as a toast as __________________________ as a breeze

Use the above expressions to complete the following sentences.

(i) The old man’s hair is as white _____________________.

(ii) His feet were as cold _____________________.

(iii) The newspaper boy was as slow _______________________ in delivering the papers.

(iv) I felt as light _____________________ after exercising.

Create your own comparisons for the following. Work in pairs.

as tall as _______________________
as fast as _______________________
as high as _______________________
as angry as _______________________
as tiny as _______________________
as brave as _______________________

Answer

as light as a feather as slow as a tortoise as sweet as honey as white as snow as strong as an ox as gentle as night as red as a rose as black as a toast as light as a breeze

(i) The old man’s hair is as white as a snow.

(ii) His feet were as cold  as snow.

(iii) The newspaper boy was as slow as a tortoise in delivering the papers.

(iv) I felt as light as a feather after exercising.

as tall as a tree
as fast asa rabbit
as high as a kite
as angry asa bull
as tiny as an ant
as brave asa lion

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Question 2:

There are many reasons why something happens.

EventReasons
1. Gulliver could not climb the fence because
• every step was six feet high. • he saw one of the giants coming towards him. • he ran to hide himself

All the three are reasons why Gulliver was unable to climb the fence.

Answer

ans

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Question 3:

Now look at the pictures and discuss in groups why the following events happened. You may find more than one reason for each of them.

Disclaimer: Kindly refer the textbook for the images.

Answer

  • 1) The actors were not available for the play.

2) The timings of the play got changed.

3) There was an accident at the backstage of the play.

  • 1) The couple wanted to spend some time together.

2) It was a cool night to go for a walk.

 

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Question 1:

Look at the following examples. • I was trying to climb over the fence when the giant saw me. • The farmer’s wife was stroking the cat when her one year-old son entered.

Both the actions were in the past. When the first one was going on in the past, the second one happened.

1. Match the following and write complete sentences in the lines below.

What was happening?What happened?
(i) I was writing a letter.the lights went out.
(ii) Paul was looking out of the window.the bell rang.
(iii) *He was looking for his dog.he noticed a lovely butterfly.
(iv) *I was just completing the last answer.he fell off the ladder.
(v) The man was painting the wall.I met Arun.
(vi) Amit was doing his homework.my pen ran out.
(vii) My mother was cooking. dinner.ma’am said, “Stop writing.”

(i) I was writing a letter when ________________________ (ii) _____________________________________________ (iii) *When I met Arun, he was looking for his dog. (iv) *______________________________________________ (v) ________________________________________________ (vi) _______________________________________________ (vii) _______________________________________________

*Please note that sometimes the order of the sentences changes.

Answer

(i) I was writing a letter when the lights went out.

(ii) Paul was looking out of the window when the bell rang.

(iii) When I met Arun, he was looking for his dog.

(iv) I reached the top when he fell off the ladder.

(v) The man was painting the wall when I met Arun.

(vi) Amit was doing his homework when my pen ran out.

(vii) My mother was cooking dinner when ma’am said, “Stop writing.”

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Question 2:

Now complete the following suitably. (i) I was sitting in a taxi yesterday when _____________ (ii) He was cleaning out his cupboard when_____________ (iii) _____________ a dog ran out onto the road. (iv) _____________  teacher walked into the room.

Answer

(i) I was sitting in a taxi yesterday when I saw a man running behind it.

(ii) He was cleaning out his cupboard when he saw a dead rat lying there.

(iii) A mad dog ran out onto the road.

(iv) My favourite teacher walked into the room.

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Question 3:

When we compare two things/people, we add-er or more to the describing word.

When we compare three or more things/people, we add eat or most to the describing word.

Look at the following examples. When first two are compared and when all three are compared.

Disclaimer: Kindly refer the textbook for the images.

• The saiboat is fast. • The car is faster than the saiboat. • The aeroplane is the fastest of all.

Disclaimer: Kindly refer the textbook for the images.

• Hitting a target is difficult. • Juggling caps is more difficult than hitting a target. • Doing complicated magic tricks is the most difficult of them all.

Now complete the following in the same way using the word easy or strong.

(i) Skipping is ______________.

Jumping is ______________ than skipping.

Walking is the ______________ of all.

(ii) The dog is ______________.

The horse is ______________.

The elephant is ______________.

Now complete the following in the same way using the words or juicy or exciting. The order may vary according to your choice.

apple orange sugarcane__________________________ __________________________ __________________________

 

climbing
skiing
river rafting
__________________________ __________________________ __________________________

Answer

(i) Skipping is easy.

Jumping is easier than skipping.

Walking is the easiest of all.

(ii) The dog is strong.

The horse is stronger.

The elephant is strongest.

apple orange sugarcanejuicy juicier juiciest

 

climbing
skiing
river rafting
exciting more exciting most exciting

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Question 4:

Correct the use of the describing words in the following sentences.

(i) This is the simple problem of them all.

(ii) Which is the lightest of the two parcels?

(iii) He is cleverer than I am.

(iv) I like this the best of the two.

(v) The flood became badder as the rain increased.

Answer

(i) This is the simplest problem of all.

(ii) Which is the lighter parcel?

(iii) He is cleverer than me.

(iv) I like this better.

(v) The flood became worse as the rain increased.

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Question 5:

Punctuate the following sentences using capital letters, full stops (.) commas (,) question marks (?) apostrophe ( ‘ ) exclamation mark (!) wherever necessary.

Disclaimer: Kindly refer the textbook for the image.

dear samir,

i am sending you a photograph of my newest pet frisky is a bulldog and a very playful puppy by next summer he should be old enough to go with us on our long walks i m sure you are looking forward to seeing him I know you will like him

warm regards sanju

Answer

Dear Samir,

I am sending you a photograph of my newest pet. Frisky is a bulldog and a very playful puppy. By next summer, he should be old enough to go with us on our long walks. I’m sure you are looking forward to seeing him. I know you will like him.

Warm Regards Sanju

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Question 6:

Punctuate the following sentences

(i) next wednesday my sister mita is going to join the state bank of india

(ii) the dog wags its tail when its pleased but a cat waves its tail when its angry

(iii) when I went fishing I caught an old shoe a plastic bag and a bad cold

(iv) she fed the baby washed the dishes put the lights off and went to sleep

(v) wasn’t tim born on the 26th of january 1989

(vi) oh no the bus has gone

Answer

(i) Next Wednesday, my sister Mita is going to join the State Bank of India.

(ii) The dog wags its tail when it is pleased but a cat waves its tail when it is angry.

(iii) When I went fishing, I caught an old shoe, a plastic bag and a bad cold.

(iv) She fed the baby, washed the dishes, put the lights off and went to sleep.

(v) Wasn’t Tim born on the 26th of January 1989?

(vi) “Oh no! The bus has gone.”

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Question 1:

Fill in the blanks.

(i) A giant treeRed wood trees of California
(ii) A giant bird_______Ostrich_________________
(iii) A giant land animal___________Elephant_____________
(iv) A giant water creature________________________
(v) A giant reptile________________________
(vi) A giant aeroplane________________________

Find out some interesting facts about each of these giants and share them with the class.

Answer

Fill in the blanks.

(i) A giant treeRed wood trees of California
(ii) A giant birdOstrich
(iii) A giant land animalElephant
(iv) A giant water creatureBlue Whale
(v) A giant reptileCrocodile
(vi) A giant aeroplaneAntonov An-225 Mriya

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Question 1:

You woke up one morning and found yourself in the land of dwarfs! Write a paragraph describing your experiences there and how you got back home finally. You may begin like this. Everything around me looked different. __________________________ __________________________________________________________ __________________________________________________________ __________________________________________________________ __________________________________________________________ __________________________________________________________ __________________________________________________________ __________________________________________________________ __________________________________________________________

Answer

Disclaimer: This is a sample answer. Students are advised to write the answer based on their own imaginative skills.

Everyone around me looked different. They were very small in height but at the same time also looked very cute.  They looked at me with amazement. I had to pick them up on my hand to talk to them. They ate extremely less food. I was excited to see that I was the tallest of all. I helped them all in their daily work. Finally, it was time for me to go back home. They helped me in making a boat in which I could travel back home. It took six months for us to make the boat. They also arranged good quantity of food for me to take away in the boat.  I realised that I was not very happy after reaching home. It was once again an ordinary life for me.

Page No 120:

Question 1:

Why did the captain send the men to the land?

Answer

The captain sent the men to the land to see if any water could be found.

Page No 120:

Question 2:

Why did the men rush back to the ship?

Answer

The men rushed back to the ship because they saw no river, spring or any inhabitants on the land.

Page No 120:

Question 3:

Choose the correct answer.

(i) The giant carried a reaping hook because

(a) he was fighting with the other giants.

(b) he was going to reap the corn.

(c) he wanted to frighten Gulliver.

(ii) They put Gulliver on the ground to look at him because

(a) they had never seen a human before.

(b) they thought he was a doll.

(c) they had never seen such a tiny man.

(iii) Gulliver was

(a) a farmer.

(b) a sailor.

(c) a dwarf.

(d) a giant.

Answer

(i)   (b) he was going to reap the corn.

(ii)  (c) they had never seen such a tiny man.

(iii) (b) a sailor

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Question 4:

Name the creature to whom you would look like Gulliver. The creature is now extinct. The word begins with the letter D______________________

Answer

Dinosaur

Page No 121:

Question 5:

From the text, write the sentence that tells you the following.

(i) The giant reapers were fascinated by Gulliver.

_________________________________________

(ii) Gulliver was a learned man.

_________________________________________

(iii) The farmer’s son thought Gulliver was a toy.

_________________________________________

(iv) The farmer’s wife was a kind-hearted woman.

________________________________________

Answer

(i) They all sat on the ground to take a good look at me.

(ii) I went on to explore.

(iii) On seeing me the child grabbed me from the table and put my head into his mouth.

(iv) Later she put me on her own bed and covered mw with a clean white handkerchief.

Page No 121:

Question 1:

Read the following sentences carefully. The giant farmer’s voice was as loud as a bellowing trumpet.

or

The giant farmer’s voice was as loud as thunder. When something is very cold, we say it is as cold as ice. This is because ice is very very cold.

 

Now complete the following. Use the words given in the box. as __________________________ as a feather as __________________________ as a tortoise as __________________________ as honey as __________________________ as snow as __________________________ as an ox as __________________________ as night as __________________________as a rose as __________________________ as a toast as __________________________ as a breeze

Use the above expressions to complete the following sentences.

(i) The old man’s hair is as white _____________________.

(ii) His feet were as cold _____________________.

(iii) The newspaper boy was as slow _______________________ in delivering the papers.

(iv) I felt as light _____________________ after exercising.

Create your own comparisons for the following. Work in pairs.

as tall as _______________________
as fast as _______________________
as high as _______________________
as angry as _______________________
as tiny as _______________________
as brave as _______________________

Answer

as light as a feather as slow as a tortoise as sweet as honey as white as snow as strong as an ox as gentle as night as red as a rose as black as a toast as light as a breeze

(i) The old man’s hair is as white as a snow.

(ii) His feet were as cold  as snow.

(iii) The newspaper boy was as slow as a tortoise in delivering the papers.

(iv) I felt as light as a feather after exercising.

as tall as a tree
as fast asa rabbit
as high as a kite
as angry asa bull
as tiny as an ant
as brave asa lion

Page No 123:

Question 2:

There are many reasons why something happens.

EventReasons
1. Gulliver could not climb the fence because
• every step was six feet high. • he saw one of the giants coming towards him. • he ran to hide himself

All the three are reasons why Gulliver was unable to climb the fence.

Answer

ans

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Question 3:

Now look at the pictures and discuss in groups why the following events happened. You may find more than one reason for each of them.

Disclaimer: Kindly refer the textbook for the images.

Answer

  • 1) The actors were not available for the play.

2) The timings of the play got changed.

3) There was an accident at the backstage of the play.

  • 1) The couple wanted to spend some time together.

2) It was a cool night to go for a walk.

 

Page No 124:

Question 1:

Look at the following examples. • I was trying to climb over the fence when the giant saw me. • The farmer’s wife was stroking the cat when her one year-old son entered.

Both the actions were in the past. When the first one was going on in the past, the second one happened.

1. Match the following and write complete sentences in the lines below.

What was happening?What happened?
(i) I was writing a letter.the lights went out.
(ii) Paul was looking out of the window.the bell rang.
(iii) *He was looking for his dog.he noticed a lovely butterfly.
(iv) *I was just completing the last answer.he fell off the ladder.
(v) The man was painting the wall.I met Arun.
(vi) Amit was doing his homework.my pen ran out.
(vii) My mother was cooking. dinner.ma’am said, “Stop writing.”

(i) I was writing a letter when ________________________ (ii) _____________________________________________ (iii) *When I met Arun, he was looking for his dog. (iv) *______________________________________________ (v) ________________________________________________ (vi) _______________________________________________ (vii) _______________________________________________

*Please note that sometimes the order of the sentences changes.

Answer

(i) I was writing a letter when the lights went out.

(ii) Paul was looking out of the window when the bell rang.

(iii) When I met Arun, he was looking for his dog.

(iv) I reached the top when he fell off the ladder.

(v) The man was painting the wall when I met Arun.

(vi) Amit was doing his homework when my pen ran out.

(vii) My mother was cooking dinner when ma’am said, “Stop writing.”

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Question 2:

Now complete the following suitably. (i) I was sitting in a taxi yesterday when _____________ (ii) He was cleaning out his cupboard when_____________ (iii) _____________ a dog ran out onto the road. (iv) _____________  teacher walked into the room.

Answer

(i) I was sitting in a taxi yesterday when I saw a man running behind it.

(ii) He was cleaning out his cupboard when he saw a dead rat lying there.

(iii) A mad dog ran out onto the road.

(iv) My favourite teacher walked into the room.

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Question 3:

When we compare two things/people, we add-er or more to the describing word.

When we compare three or more things/people, we add eat or most to the describing word.

Look at the following examples. When first two are compared and when all three are compared.

Disclaimer: Kindly refer the textbook for the images.

• The saiboat is fast. • The car is faster than the saiboat. • The aeroplane is the fastest of all.

Disclaimer: Kindly refer the textbook for the images.

• Hitting a target is difficult. • Juggling caps is more difficult than hitting a target. • Doing complicated magic tricks is the most difficult of them all.

Now complete the following in the same way using the word easy or strong.

(i) Skipping is ______________.

Jumping is ______________ than skipping.

Walking is the ______________ of all.

(ii) The dog is ______________.

The horse is ______________.

The elephant is ______________.

Now complete the following in the same way using the words or juicy or exciting. The order may vary according to your choice.

apple orange sugarcane__________________________ __________________________ __________________________

 

climbing
skiing
river rafting
__________________________ __________________________ __________________________

Answer

(i) Skipping is easy.

Jumping is easier than skipping.

Walking is the easiest of all.

(ii) The dog is strong.

The horse is stronger.

The elephant is strongest.

apple orange sugarcanejuicy juicier juiciest

 

climbing
skiing
river rafting
exciting more exciting most exciting

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Question 4:

Correct the use of the describing words in the following sentences.

(i) This is the simple problem of them all.

(ii) Which is the lightest of the two parcels?

(iii) He is cleverer than I am.

(iv) I like this the best of the two.

(v) The flood became badder as the rain increased.

Answer

(i) This is the simplest problem of all.

(ii) Which is the lighter parcel?

(iii) He is cleverer than me.

(iv) I like this better.

(v) The flood became worse as the rain increased.

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Question 5:

Punctuate the following sentences using capital letters, full stops (.) commas (,) question marks (?) apostrophe ( ‘ ) exclamation mark (!) wherever necessary.

Disclaimer: Kindly refer the textbook for the image.

dear samir,

i am sending you a photograph of my newest pet frisky is a bulldog and a very playful puppy by next summer he should be old enough to go with us on our long walks i m sure you are looking forward to seeing him I know you will like him

warm regards sanju

Answer

Dear Samir,

I am sending you a photograph of my newest pet. Frisky is a bulldog and a very playful puppy. By next summer, he should be old enough to go with us on our long walks. I’m sure you are looking forward to seeing him. I know you will like him.

Warm Regards Sanju

Page No 127:

Question 6:

Punctuate the following sentences

(i) next wednesday my sister mita is going to join the state bank of india

(ii) the dog wags its tail when its pleased but a cat waves its tail when its angry

(iii) when I went fishing I caught an old shoe a plastic bag and a bad cold

(iv) she fed the baby washed the dishes put the lights off and went to sleep

(v) wasn’t tim born on the 26th of january 1989

(vi) oh no the bus has gone

Answer

(i) Next Wednesday, my sister Mita is going to join the State Bank of India.

(ii) The dog wags its tail when it is pleased but a cat waves its tail when it is angry.

(iii) When I went fishing, I caught an old shoe, a plastic bag and a bad cold.

(iv) She fed the baby, washed the dishes, put the lights off and went to sleep.

(v) Wasn’t Tim born on the 26th of January 1989?

(vi) “Oh no! The bus has gone.”

Page No 127:

Question 1:

Fill in the blanks.

(i) A giant treeRed wood trees of California
(ii) A giant bird_______Ostrich_________________
(iii) A giant land animal___________Elephant_____________
(iv) A giant water creature________________________
(v) A giant reptile________________________
(vi) A giant aeroplane________________________

Find out some interesting facts about each of these giants and share them with the class.

Answer

Fill in the blanks.

(i) A giant treeRed wood trees of California
(ii) A giant birdOstrich
(iii) A giant land animalElephant
(iv) A giant water creatureBlue Whale
(v) A giant reptileCrocodile
(vi) A giant aeroplaneAntonov An-225 Mriya

Page No 128:

Question 1:

You woke up one morning and found yourself in the land of dwarfs! Write a paragraph describing your experiences there and how you got back home finally. You may begin like this. Everything around me looked different. __________________________ __________________________________________________________ __________________________________________________________ __________________________________________________________ __________________________________________________________ __________________________________________________________ __________________________________________________________ __________________________________________________________ __________________________________________________________

Answer

Disclaimer: This is a sample answer. Students are advised to write the answer based on their own imaginative skills.

Everyone around me looked different. They were very small in height but at the same time also looked very cute.  They looked at me with amazement. I had to pick them up on my hand to talk to them. They ate extremely less food. I was excited to see that I was the tallest of all. I helped them all in their daily work. Finally, it was time for me to go back home. They helped me in making a boat in which I could travel back home. It took six months for us to make the boat. They also arranged good quantity of food for me to take away in the boat.  I realised that I was not very happy after reaching home. It was once again an ordinary life for me.