NCERT Solutions for Class 5 English Chapter 19 – Malu Bhalu

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Question 1:

Where did the polar bear live with her family?

Answer

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

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Question 2:

What did Malu learn to do from her parents?

Answer

Malu learnt to catch fish and swim from her parents.

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Question 3:

Where did Malu want to travel?

Answer

Malu wanted to go far out to play.

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Question 4:

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

Answer

Malu’s parents wanted her to learn swimming.

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Question 5:

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

Answer

Yes, Malu was a little scared to swim but she learned it easily.

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Question 6:

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

Answer

In the last two stanzas of the poem, ‘she’ stands for Malu’s mother.

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Question 7:

See the picture shown below and talk about it.

Disclaimer: Kindly refer the textbook for the image.

Answer

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

On a sunny day, a baby polar bear named Ronald wanted to learn swimming. He was very scared but also excited to learn swimming. He requested his mother to teach him swimming. After hearing this, she got very happy and asked Ronaldo to get ready to learn his first lesson. She splashed Ronaldo in chilled water. Ronaldo at first was very frightened but after few minutes he started swimming by himself.

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Question 1:

Malu BhalyTrue or falseCharacter Sketc
Malu’s hair was white.brave, strong, hardworking, eager to learn more, smart, caring, impatient, female, affectionate, bold, playful, white, adventurous, clever, young, fearless
Malu knew how to swim.
Malu was playing with the penguins.
Malu was good at catching fish.1. __________________________

2. __________________________

3. __________________________

4. __________________________

5. __________________________

6. __________________________

Malu was a brave bhalu.
Malu did not love her mother.
Malu did not love her mother.

Disclaimer: Kindly refer the textbook for the images.

Now write a detailed character sketch of Malu Bhalu. __________________________________________________________ __________________________________________________________ __________________________________________________________ __________________________________________________________ __________________________________________________________

Answer

Malu BhalyTrue or falseCharacter Sketch
Malu’s hair was white. Truebrave, strong, hardworking, eager to learn more, smart, caring, impatient, female, affectionate, bold, playful, white, adventurous, clever, young, fearless
Malu knew how to swim.False
Malu was playing with the penguins. False
Malu was good at catching fish.True1. __________________________

2. __________________________

3. __________________________

4. __________________________

5. __________________________

6. __________________________

Malu was a brave bhalu.True
Malu did not love her mother.False
Malu did not love her mother.False

1) Malu was a brave polar bear. 2) She could catch fish very easily. 3) Malu was impatient. She wanted to go beyond the blue sky to play. 4) Malu was playful. 5) Malu was a very caring bear. She loved her mother wholeheartedly.

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Question 1:

Read the following passage carefully. 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.

Now answer the questions. (i) Who brought the mango home? (ii) Why did Meena’s grandmother give a larger piece to Raju? (iii) Who do you think should have got the larger piece?

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

2. What are the things your mother asks you to do?

Things you like to doThings you do not like to do
__________________________________________________
__________________________________________________
__________________________________________________
__________________________________________________

Answer

(i) Meena brought the mango home.

(ii) Meena’s grandmother gave a larger piece to Raju because he was a boy.

(iii) Meena should have got the larger piece because she was the one who brought the mango.

Disclaimer: This is a sample answer. Students are advised to write the answer based on their experiences and observations.

1.I am Rinki. I live in Mumbai. I came to Delhi for my further studies. I am very short in height and dark in colour. I like to play football. People say that I talk a lot. I do not like to watch television.

2.

Things you like to doThings you do not like to do
I like to swim.I do not like to study before going to bed.
I like to clean my own room.I do not like to get up early on a Sunday morning.

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Question 1:

Malu lived with Malu’s parents in the North Pole. Malu had great fun with Malu’s seagull friends.

One day, Malu’s father told Malu  that the hunters had come to trap Malu and Malu’s family. Malu knew how to hide very well. Malu shut Malu’s eyes and curled up like a ball of snow. The hunters searched for Malu and Malu”s family everywhere but in vain.

We can avoid repeating the names by using certain other words in their place. Study the table below.

SingularPlural
person speaking person spoken to other persons places, thingsI, me you he, him she, her itwe, us you they, them

Now rewrite the above paragraph using words from the above table. _______________________________________________________ _______________________________________________________ _______________________________________________________

Answer

One day, Malu’s father told him that the hunters had come to trap him and his family. He knew how to hide very well. Malu shut his eyes and curled up like a ball of snow. The hunters searched for him and his family everywhere but in vain.

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Question 1:

Where did the polar bear live with her family?

Answer

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

Page No 172:

Question 2:

What did Malu learn to do from her parents?

Answer

Malu learnt to catch fish and swim from her parents.

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Question 3:

Where did Malu want to travel?

Answer

Malu wanted to go far out to play.

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Question 4:

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

Answer

Malu’s parents wanted her to learn swimming.

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Question 5:

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

Answer

Yes, Malu was a little scared to swim but she learned it easily.

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Question 6:

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

Answer

In the last two stanzas of the poem, ‘she’ stands for Malu’s mother.

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Question 7:

See the picture shown below and talk about it.

Disclaimer: Kindly refer the textbook for the image.

Answer

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

On a sunny day, a baby polar bear named Ronald wanted to learn swimming. He was very scared but also excited to learn swimming. He requested his mother to teach him swimming. After hearing this, she got very happy and asked Ronaldo to get ready to learn his first lesson. She splashed Ronaldo in chilled water. Ronaldo at first was very frightened but after few minutes he started swimming by himself.

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Question 1:

Malu BhalyTrue or falseCharacter Sketc
Malu’s hair was white.brave, strong, hardworking, eager to learn more, smart, caring, impatient, female, affectionate, bold, playful, white, adventurous, clever, young, fearless
Malu knew how to swim.
Malu was playing with the penguins.
Malu was good at catching fish.1. __________________________

2. __________________________

3. __________________________

4. __________________________

5. __________________________

6. __________________________

Malu was a brave bhalu.
Malu did not love her mother.
Malu did not love her mother.

Disclaimer: Kindly refer the textbook for the images.

Now write a detailed character sketch of Malu Bhalu. __________________________________________________________ __________________________________________________________ __________________________________________________________ __________________________________________________________ __________________________________________________________

Answer

Malu BhalyTrue or falseCharacter Sketch
Malu’s hair was white. Truebrave, strong, hardworking, eager to learn more, smart, caring, impatient, female, affectionate, bold, playful, white, adventurous, clever, young, fearless
Malu knew how to swim.False
Malu was playing with the penguins. False
Malu was good at catching fish.True1. __________________________

2. __________________________

3. __________________________

4. __________________________

5. __________________________

6. __________________________

Malu was a brave bhalu.True
Malu did not love her mother.False
Malu did not love her mother.False

1) Malu was a brave polar bear. 2) She could catch fish very easily. 3) Malu was impatient. She wanted to go beyond the blue sky to play. 4) Malu was playful. 5) Malu was a very caring bear. She loved her mother wholeheartedly.

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Question 1:

Read the following passage carefully. 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.

Now answer the questions. (i) Who brought the mango home? (ii) Why did Meena’s grandmother give a larger piece to Raju? (iii) Who do you think should have got the larger piece?

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

2. What are the things your mother asks you to do?

Things you like to doThings you do not like to do
__________________________________________________
__________________________________________________
__________________________________________________
__________________________________________________

Answer

(i) Meena brought the mango home.

(ii) Meena’s grandmother gave a larger piece to Raju because he was a boy.

(iii) Meena should have got the larger piece because she was the one who brought the mango.

Disclaimer: This is a sample answer. Students are advised to write the answer based on their experiences and observations.

1.I am Rinki. I live in Mumbai. I came to Delhi for my further studies. I am very short in height and dark in colour. I like to play football. People say that I talk a lot. I do not like to watch television.

2.

Things you like to doThings you do not like to do
I like to swim.I do not like to study before going to bed.
I like to clean my own room.I do not like to get up early on a Sunday morning.

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Question 1:

Malu lived with Malu’s parents in the North Pole. Malu had great fun with Malu’s seagull friends.

One day, Malu’s father told Malu  that the hunters had come to trap Malu and Malu’s family. Malu knew how to hide very well. Malu shut Malu’s eyes and curled up like a ball of snow. The hunters searched for Malu and Malu”s family everywhere but in vain.

We can avoid repeating the names by using certain other words in their place. Study the table below.

SingularPlural
person speaking person spoken to other persons places, thingsI, me you he, him she, her itwe, us you they, them

Now rewrite the above paragraph using words from the above table. _______________________________________________________ _______________________________________________________ _______________________________________________________

Answer

One day, Malu’s father told him that the hunters had come to trap him and his family. He knew how to hide very well. Malu shut his eyes and curled up like a ball of snow. The hunters searched for him and his family everywhere but in vain.