NCERT Solutions for Class 5 English Chapter 20 – Who Will be Ningthou?

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Question 1:

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

Answer

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

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Question 2:

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

Answer

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

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Question 3:

Why did the Ningthou want to choose a future king?

Answer

Ningthou wanted to choose a future king because his children were now grown up to rule and take his position.

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Question 4:

How did the king want to select their future king?

Answer

The king wanted to select their future king by conducting a horse-racing competition among his three sons.

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Question 5:

What kind of child was Sanatombi?

Answer

Sanatombi was a lovely daughter of Ningthou and Leima. She was soft and beautiful inside.

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Question 6:

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

Answer

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

Yes, I once saw a bird lying on the ground while I was going back home from school. Somebody had tried to shoot him, because of which he fell down and fainted. I was painful to see that bird in misery. I picked that bird carefully and brought it home. My parents and I then took him to a vet.

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Question 1:

Where is Manipur on the map of India?

Answer

Manipur is in the north eastern part of India.

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Question 2:

What language do the people of Manipur speak? (i) Assamese (ii) Maithailon (iii) Mizo

Answer

(ii) Maithailon

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Question 3:

Who do you think should have been made the future king?

• Sanajaoba, the one who jumped through the tree.

• Sanayaima, the one who jumped over the tree.

•  Sanatomba, the one who uprooted the tree.

Why do you think so?

Who was made the future queen and why?

Answer

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

Sanayaima, the one who jumped over the tree should have been made the future king. It is because he jumped over the tree without hurting him.

Sanatombi was made the future queen because she was the only pain who could feel the pain of the people, animal, birds and the trees.

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Question 1:

Say aloud the following names in your mother tongue.

In Manipuri

Ningthou

Leima

Meeyam

Khongnang

Answer

Disclaimer: The answer to this question may vary according to the mother tongue of the student.

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Question 2:

Write the meanings of the following in English.

Tunggi Ningthou_____________________________
Thouro ! Thouro ! _____________________________
Phajei ! Phajei ! _____________________________
Shagol thauba nupa!_____________________________

Answer

Tunggi NingthouThe future king
Thouro ! Thouro ! Bravo! Bravo!
Phajei ! Phajei ! Wonderful! Wonderful!
Shagol thauba nupa!Such fine horsemen!

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Question 1:

Some interesting words sound like the noises for which they stand. You use a different tone of voice when you say these words. The voice becomes louder and more forceful.

For example, Zoom! went the car. Bang! went the door. Pip! pop! flippety flop!

say the following and write what would make these sounds or actions.

Click!_____________________
Chirp!_____________________
Whisper!_____________________
Bravo!_____________________
Oh!_____________________
Ah!_____________________
Hurrah!_____________________
Alas!_____________________
Wonderful!_____________________
Hi!_____________________
Ho!_____________________
Hop away!_____________________

Answer

Click! went the camera. Chirp! went the birds. Whisper! went the mosquito. Bravo! went the boy. Oh! went the mother. Ah! went the son. Hurrah! went the team. Alas! went the doctor. Wonderful! went the girl. Hi! went the teacher. Ho! went the monster. Hop away! went the frog.

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Question 1:

Read the lesson carefully and put a circle around all the action words with -ed at the end. Then write them in one column and their present form in another. One is done for you.

Action words with -ed at the end

admitted _____________________________ _____________________________ _____________________________

 Action words in present form

admit _____________________________ _____________________________ _____________________________

Answer

Action words with -ed at the endAction words in present form
admittedadmit
livedlive
piercedpierce
flappedflap
lookedlook
walkedwalk
finishedfinish
breathedbreathe
lovedlove
jumpedjump
remainedremain
provedprove
reachedreach
stoppedstop
urgedurge
watchedwatch
uprooteduproot
filledfill
flappedflap
shoutedshout
cranedcrane
carriedcarry
turnedturn
shockedshock
repliedreply

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Question 2:

Fill in the correct word in the blanks and complete the story.

In a forest, there _________ (live/lives/lived) a goblin named Cruel. One day, he __________ (meet/met/meets) an old man wandering in the forest. Immediately, Cruel _____________ (leap/ leaps/leapt) on to the old man’s shoulders and _____________ (order/orders/ ordered) him, “Let’s go. Move fast.” The frightened old man _________ (obey/obeys /obeyed) the nasty goblin and _______ (walk/walks/walked) on. As they ___________on, (move/moves/moved) he _________ (notice/notices/ noticed) that the goblin’s feet were very tender. The old man ____________ (ask/asks/ asked) Cruel, “ Sir, how are your feet so soft and tender?” Cruel __________, (reply/ replies/replied) “I have taken a vow that I will not touch the ground with my feet, till I wash them.” They soon ____________ (come/comes/ came) to a pool. The goblin ________ (instruct/ instructs/ instructed) the old man to wait for him while he ___________ (enter/enters/entered) the pool. The old man ___________ (think/ thinks/ thought) to himself, “Now that the goblin has wet his feet, he does not need me. Let me run for my life or he will surely eat me up.” So he ___________ (run/runs/ran) off.

Answer

In a forest, there lived (live/lives/lived) a goblin named Cruel. One day, he  met (meet/met/meets) an old man wandering in the forest. Immediately, Cruel leapt  (leap/ leaps/leapt) on to the old man’s shoulders and ordered (order/orders/ ordered) him, “Let’s go. Move fast.” The frightened old man obeyed (obey/obeys /obeyed) the nasty goblin and walked (walk/walks/walked) on. As they moved on, (move/moves/moved) he noticed (notice/notices/ noticed) that the goblin’s feet were very tender. The old man asked (ask/asks/ asked) Cruel, “ Sir, how are your feet so soft and tender?” Cruel replied, (reply/ replies/replied) “I have taken a vow that I will not touch the ground with my feet, till I wash them.” They soon came (come/comes/ came) to a pool. The goblin instructed (instruct/ instructs/ instructed) the old man to wait for him while he entered (enter/enters/entered) the pool. The old man thought (think/ thinks/ thought) to himself, “Now that the goblin has wet his feet, he does not need me. Let me run for my life or he will surely eat me up.” So he ran (run/runs/ran) off.

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Question 3:

Make a list of the action words from this story.

-ed action words irregular action words
livelivedmeetmet
________________________________________
________________________________________
________________________________________
________________________________________

Answer

-ed action words irregular action words
livelivedmeetmet
lovelovedgrowgrew
flapflappedriderode
stopstoppedstandstood
shockshockedfallfell
changechangedholdheld
remainremainedsitsat
happenhappenedsaysaid
turnturnedlielay
fillfilled
mountmounted
watchwatched
looklooked
jumpjumped
landlanded
piercepierced
walkwalked
carrycarried
breathebreathed
finishfinished
reachreached

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Question 1:

Sit in groups of five. Now, each student will tell a story. Decide which story was the best and declare a Ningthou or Leima of the group.

Answer

Disclaimer: This is a creative activity in which the students have to collect stories of two famous people. You then have to discuss it among their friends about the same.

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Question 2:

Find out stories about other great people’s lives and their childhood and write these in your notebook. Collect at least two such stories and share them with your friends. You could think of famous

• scientists

• religious people

• freedom fighters

• brave children

• astronauts

• artists

Answer

Disclaimer: This is a creative activity in which the students have to collect stories of two famous people. They then have to discuss it among their friends about the same.

Page No 181:

Question 1:

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

Answer

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

Page No 181:

Question 2:

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

Answer

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

Page No 181:

Question 3:

Why did the Ningthou want to choose a future king?

Answer

Ningthou wanted to choose a future king because his children were now grown up to rule and take his position.

Page No 181:

Question 4:

How did the king want to select their future king?

Answer

The king wanted to select their future king by conducting a horse-racing competition among his three sons.

Page No 181:

Question 5:

What kind of child was Sanatombi?

Answer

Sanatombi was a lovely daughter of Ningthou and Leima. She was soft and beautiful inside.

Page No 181:

Question 6:

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

Answer

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

Yes, I once saw a bird lying on the ground while I was going back home from school. Somebody had tried to shoot him, because of which he fell down and fainted. I was painful to see that bird in misery. I picked that bird carefully and brought it home. My parents and I then took him to a vet.

Page No 181:

Question 1:

Where is Manipur on the map of India?

Answer

Manipur is in the north eastern part of India.

Page No 181:

Question 2:

What language do the people of Manipur speak? (i) Assamese (ii) Maithailon (iii) Mizo

Answer

(ii) Maithailon

Page No 182:

Question 3:

Who do you think should have been made the future king?

• Sanajaoba, the one who jumped through the tree.

• Sanayaima, the one who jumped over the tree.

•  Sanatomba, the one who uprooted the tree.

Why do you think so?

Who was made the future queen and why?

Answer

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

Sanayaima, the one who jumped over the tree should have been made the future king. It is because he jumped over the tree without hurting him.

Sanatombi was made the future queen because she was the only pain who could feel the pain of the people, animal, birds and the trees.

Page No 182:

Question 1:

Say aloud the following names in your mother tongue.

In Manipuri

Ningthou

Leima

Meeyam

Khongnang

Answer

Disclaimer: The answer to this question may vary according to the mother tongue of the student.

Page No 182:

Question 2:

Write the meanings of the following in English.

Tunggi Ningthou_____________________________
Thouro ! Thouro ! _____________________________
Phajei ! Phajei ! _____________________________
Shagol thauba nupa!_____________________________

Answer

Tunggi NingthouThe future king
Thouro ! Thouro ! Bravo! Bravo!
Phajei ! Phajei ! Wonderful! Wonderful!
Shagol thauba nupa!Such fine horsemen!

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Question 1:

Some interesting words sound like the noises for which they stand. You use a different tone of voice when you say these words. The voice becomes louder and more forceful.

For example, Zoom! went the car. Bang! went the door. Pip! pop! flippety flop!

say the following and write what would make these sounds or actions.

Click!_____________________
Chirp!_____________________
Whisper!_____________________
Bravo!_____________________
Oh!_____________________
Ah!_____________________
Hurrah!_____________________
Alas!_____________________
Wonderful!_____________________
Hi!_____________________
Ho!_____________________
Hop away!_____________________

Answer

Click! went the camera. Chirp! went the birds. Whisper! went the mosquito. Bravo! went the boy. Oh! went the mother. Ah! went the son. Hurrah! went the team. Alas! went the doctor. Wonderful! went the girl. Hi! went the teacher. Ho! went the monster. Hop away! went the frog.

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Question 1:

Read the lesson carefully and put a circle around all the action words with -ed at the end. Then write them in one column and their present form in another. One is done for you.

Action words with -ed at the end

admitted _____________________________ _____________________________ _____________________________

 Action words in present form

admit _____________________________ _____________________________ _____________________________

Answer

Action words with -ed at the endAction words in present form
admittedadmit
livedlive
piercedpierce
flappedflap
lookedlook
walkedwalk
finishedfinish
breathedbreathe
lovedlove
jumpedjump
remainedremain
provedprove
reachedreach
stoppedstop
urgedurge
watchedwatch
uprooteduproot
filledfill
flappedflap
shoutedshout
cranedcrane
carriedcarry
turnedturn
shockedshock
repliedreply

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Question 2:

Fill in the correct word in the blanks and complete the story.

In a forest, there _________ (live/lives/lived) a goblin named Cruel. One day, he __________ (meet/met/meets) an old man wandering in the forest. Immediately, Cruel _____________ (leap/ leaps/leapt) on to the old man’s shoulders and _____________ (order/orders/ ordered) him, “Let’s go. Move fast.” The frightened old man _________ (obey/obeys /obeyed) the nasty goblin and _______ (walk/walks/walked) on. As they ___________on, (move/moves/moved) he _________ (notice/notices/ noticed) that the goblin’s feet were very tender. The old man ____________ (ask/asks/ asked) Cruel, “ Sir, how are your feet so soft and tender?” Cruel __________, (reply/ replies/replied) “I have taken a vow that I will not touch the ground with my feet, till I wash them.” They soon ____________ (come/comes/ came) to a pool. The goblin ________ (instruct/ instructs/ instructed) the old man to wait for him while he ___________ (enter/enters/entered) the pool. The old man ___________ (think/ thinks/ thought) to himself, “Now that the goblin has wet his feet, he does not need me. Let me run for my life or he will surely eat me up.” So he ___________ (run/runs/ran) off.

Answer

In a forest, there lived (live/lives/lived) a goblin named Cruel. One day, he  met (meet/met/meets) an old man wandering in the forest. Immediately, Cruel leapt  (leap/ leaps/leapt) on to the old man’s shoulders and ordered (order/orders/ ordered) him, “Let’s go. Move fast.” The frightened old man obeyed (obey/obeys /obeyed) the nasty goblin and walked (walk/walks/walked) on. As they moved on, (move/moves/moved) he noticed (notice/notices/ noticed) that the goblin’s feet were very tender. The old man asked (ask/asks/ asked) Cruel, “ Sir, how are your feet so soft and tender?” Cruel replied, (reply/ replies/replied) “I have taken a vow that I will not touch the ground with my feet, till I wash them.” They soon came (come/comes/ came) to a pool. The goblin instructed (instruct/ instructs/ instructed) the old man to wait for him while he entered (enter/enters/entered) the pool. The old man thought (think/ thinks/ thought) to himself, “Now that the goblin has wet his feet, he does not need me. Let me run for my life or he will surely eat me up.” So he ran (run/runs/ran) off.

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Question 3:

Make a list of the action words from this story.

-ed action words irregular action words
livelivedmeetmet
________________________________________
________________________________________
________________________________________
________________________________________

Answer

-ed action words irregular action words
livelivedmeetmet
lovelovedgrowgrew
flapflappedriderode
stopstoppedstandstood
shockshockedfallfell
changechangedholdheld
remainremainedsitsat
happenhappenedsaysaid
turnturnedlielay
fillfilled
mountmounted
watchwatched
looklooked
jumpjumped
landlanded
piercepierced
walkwalked
carrycarried
breathebreathed
finishfinished
reachreached

Page No 185:

Question 1:

Sit in groups of five. Now, each student will tell a story. Decide which story was the best and declare a Ningthou or Leima of the group.

Answer

Disclaimer: This is a creative activity in which the students have to collect stories of two famous people. You then have to discuss it among their friends about the same.

Page No 185:

Question 2:

Find out stories about other great people’s lives and their childhood and write these in your notebook. Collect at least two such stories and share them with your friends. You could think of famous

• scientists

• religious people

• freedom fighters

• brave children

• astronauts

• artists

Answer

Disclaimer: This is a creative activity in which the students have to collect stories of two famous people. They then have to discuss it among their friends about the same.