NCERT Solutions for Class 5 English Chapter 6 – Ribonson Crusoe Discovers a Footprint

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Question 1:

What made Robinson Crusoe think that the print on the ground was a footprint?

Answer

The footprint was exactly the print of a foot with toes, heel and every part of foot. This made Robinson Crusoe think that the print on the ground was a footprint.

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Question 2:

Why was Robinson afraid when he looked at the bushes and trees?

Answer

Robinson was afraid to look at the bushes and trees because he mistook every bush and tree as a man.

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Question 3:

Why did Robinson pray when he saw the footprint?

Answer

When Robinson saw the footprint, he got very scared and started praying for his protection.

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Question 4:

Choose the correct answer.

(i) Robinson ran back to his home, as fast as he could because he

(a) was racing.

(b) was afraid.

(c) was in a hurry to go home.

(ii) He could not sleep because

(a) there was an animal outside his cave.

(b) he thought savages had come from the mainland.

(c) his bed was uncomfortable.

(iii) Why was Robinson Crusoe sure that it was not his footprint?

(a) It didn’t look like a human footprint.

(b) It looked smaller than his.

(c) He had not come to this part of the beach in a long time.

(iv) Where was Robinson Crusoe?

(a) On a boat.

(b) In a town.

(c) Alone on an island.

(d) On an aeroplane.

Answer

(i)   (b) (ii)  (b) (iii) (c) (iv) (c)

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Question 1:

• How would you feel if you saw unknown footprints outside your front door?

• If you were alone at home and suddenly someone knocked at your door, what would you do?

Answer

Disclaimer: These are sample answers. Students are advised to write the answers based on their own experiences and observations.

  • I would feel very excited to see unknown footprints outside my front door. I would have told my elder sister about it and then started finding some clues about it.
  • If I were alone at home and suddenly someone knocked at my door, I would first ask who is on the door and then only will open it.

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Question 1:

The words in the sentences are jumbled. Write them in order. One is done for you.

(i) alone was not Robinson an island on

Robinson was not alone on an island.

(ii) was island the inhabited

____________________________________________________

(iii) footprint to someone this belonged

_____________________________________________________

(iv) I around me looked

_____________________________________________________

(v) I went the towards footprint large

_____________________________________________________

(vi) was afraid I now

_____________________________________________________

Answer

(ii) The island was inhabited.

(iii) This footprint belonged to someone.

(iv) I looked around me.

(v) I went towards the large footprint.

(vi) Now, I was afraid.

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Question 2:

Fill in the blanks with the correct word.

andbutbecauseso

(i) I was frightened ___________ curious.

(ii) I decided to go to the beach ___________ I went along the water’s edge.

(iii) I ran as fast as I could ___________ I was frightened.

(iv) I was very tired ___________ confused.

Answer

(i) I was frightened but curious.

(ii) I decided to go to the beach so I went along the water’s edge

(iii) I ran fast as I could because I was frightened.

(iv) I was very tired and confused.

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Question 3:

Write a story on strange footprints.

• Where did you see the footprints?

• What sort of a day was it?

• Did you see them at night?

• What happened when you followed the footprints?

• What did you see?

• What happened then?

Answer

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

We went to Jim Corbett National Park for family vacation. One day, a very strange incident happened with me. We were sleeping in our tent when suddenly I heard a strange sound outside my tent. It was a very dark night. I was feeling extremely scared. I looked out for a torch and went outside without informing anyone. After walking five to ten steps, I saw strange footprints imprinted on the muddy ground. They were very tiny footprints and that too had seven fingers. I was completely amazed to see the extraordinary footprints. I kept on following the footprints and came very far after following them. But, to my disappointment, I wasn’t able to find anyone there.

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Question 4:

Use the joining words given below and join the sentences in Column A and B.

orandsobutbecause

 

AB
(i)I can sing well.I forgot to post it.
(ii)She wore a raincoat.It was raining.
(iii)We may go to Shimla.He was late to school.
(iv)He wanted a book for his birthday.We may go to Darjeeling.
(v)He missed the school bus.He wanted a football for his birthday.
(vi)I wrote the letter.I can’t dance at all.

eg: I wrote the letter but I forgot to post it.

Answer

(ii) I can sing well but I can’t dance at all.

(iii) She wore a raincoat because it was raining.

(iv) We may go to Shimla or we may go to Darjeeling.

(v) He wanted a book and football for his birthday

(vi) He missed the school bus so he was late to school.

(vii) I wrote the letter but I forgot to post it.

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Question 1:

Look at the footprint shown here.

Hint: This is the footprint of the first man on the moon. His name was

Disclaimer: Kindly refer the textbook for the image.

Answer

Neil Armstrong

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Question 2:

Let’s create a pyramid!

Use the following clues. (i) A two letter word beginning with B. (ii) A three letter word beginning with C. (iii) A four letter word beginning with D. (iv) A five letter word beginning with E. (v) A six letter word beginning with F.

Answer

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Question 1:

Have a conversation with your partner based on the picture below. You can start as – Hunter 1 : “Look at the footprints in the mud!” Hunter 2 : ________________________________________

Disclaimer: Kindly refer the textbook for the image.

Answer

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

Hunter 1: “Look at the footprints in the mud!”

Hunter 2: This does not look like human footprints.

Hunter 1: Of course! This looks like a giant elephant’s footprints.

Hunter 2: But, how is it possible? There is not a single elephant in this jungle.

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Question 1:

What made Robinson Crusoe think that the print on the ground was a footprint?

Answer

The footprint was exactly the print of a foot with toes, heel and every part of foot. This made Robinson Crusoe think that the print on the ground was a footprint.

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Question 2:

Why was Robinson afraid when he looked at the bushes and trees?

Answer

Robinson was afraid to look at the bushes and trees because he mistook every bush and tree as a man.

Page No 52:

Question 3:

Why did Robinson pray when he saw the footprint?

Answer

When Robinson saw the footprint, he got very scared and started praying for his protection.

Page No 52:

Question 4:

Choose the correct answer.

(i) Robinson ran back to his home, as fast as he could because he

(a) was racing.

(b) was afraid.

(c) was in a hurry to go home.

(ii) He could not sleep because

(a) there was an animal outside his cave.

(b) he thought savages had come from the mainland.

(c) his bed was uncomfortable.

(iii) Why was Robinson Crusoe sure that it was not his footprint?

(a) It didn’t look like a human footprint.

(b) It looked smaller than his.

(c) He had not come to this part of the beach in a long time.

(iv) Where was Robinson Crusoe?

(a) On a boat.

(b) In a town.

(c) Alone on an island.

(d) On an aeroplane.

Answer

(i)   (b) (ii)  (b) (iii) (c) (iv) (c)

Page No 53:

Question 1:

• How would you feel if you saw unknown footprints outside your front door?

• If you were alone at home and suddenly someone knocked at your door, what would you do?

Answer

Disclaimer: These are sample answers. Students are advised to write the answers based on their own experiences and observations.

  • I would feel very excited to see unknown footprints outside my front door. I would have told my elder sister about it and then started finding some clues about it.
  • If I were alone at home and suddenly someone knocked at my door, I would first ask who is on the door and then only will open it.

Page No 53:

Question 1:

The words in the sentences are jumbled. Write them in order. One is done for you.

(i) alone was not Robinson an island on

Robinson was not alone on an island.

(ii) was island the inhabited

____________________________________________________

(iii) footprint to someone this belonged

_____________________________________________________

(iv) I around me looked

_____________________________________________________

(v) I went the towards footprint large

_____________________________________________________

(vi) was afraid I now

_____________________________________________________

Answer

(ii) The island was inhabited.

(iii) This footprint belonged to someone.

(iv) I looked around me.

(v) I went towards the large footprint.

(vi) Now, I was afraid.

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Question 2:

Fill in the blanks with the correct word.

andbutbecauseso

(i) I was frightened ___________ curious.

(ii) I decided to go to the beach ___________ I went along the water’s edge.

(iii) I ran as fast as I could ___________ I was frightened.

(iv) I was very tired ___________ confused.

Answer

(i) I was frightened but curious.

(ii) I decided to go to the beach so I went along the water’s edge

(iii) I ran fast as I could because I was frightened.

(iv) I was very tired and confused.

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Question 3:

Write a story on strange footprints.

• Where did you see the footprints?

• What sort of a day was it?

• Did you see them at night?

• What happened when you followed the footprints?

• What did you see?

• What happened then?

Answer

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

We went to Jim Corbett National Park for family vacation. One day, a very strange incident happened with me. We were sleeping in our tent when suddenly I heard a strange sound outside my tent. It was a very dark night. I was feeling extremely scared. I looked out for a torch and went outside without informing anyone. After walking five to ten steps, I saw strange footprints imprinted on the muddy ground. They were very tiny footprints and that too had seven fingers. I was completely amazed to see the extraordinary footprints. I kept on following the footprints and came very far after following them. But, to my disappointment, I wasn’t able to find anyone there.

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Question 4:

Use the joining words given below and join the sentences in Column A and B.

orandsobutbecause

 

AB
(i)I can sing well.I forgot to post it.
(ii)She wore a raincoat.It was raining.
(iii)We may go to Shimla.He was late to school.
(iv)He wanted a book for his birthday.We may go to Darjeeling.
(v)He missed the school bus.He wanted a football for his birthday.
(vi)I wrote the letter.I can’t dance at all.

eg: I wrote the letter but I forgot to post it.

Answer

(ii) I can sing well but I can’t dance at all.

(iii) She wore a raincoat because it was raining.

(iv) We may go to Shimla or we may go to Darjeeling.

(v) He wanted a book and football for his birthday

(vi) He missed the school bus so he was late to school.

(vii) I wrote the letter but I forgot to post it.

Page No 55:

Question 1:

Look at the footprint shown here.

Hint: This is the footprint of the first man on the moon. His name was

Disclaimer: Kindly refer the textbook for the image.

Answer

Neil Armstrong

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Question 2:

Let’s create a pyramid!

Use the following clues. (i) A two letter word beginning with B. (ii) A three letter word beginning with C. (iii) A four letter word beginning with D. (iv) A five letter word beginning with E. (v) A six letter word beginning with F.

Answer

Page No 56:

Question 1:

Have a conversation with your partner based on the picture below. You can start as – Hunter 1 : “Look at the footprints in the mud!” Hunter 2 : ________________________________________

Disclaimer: Kindly refer the textbook for the image.

Answer

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

Hunter 1: “Look at the footprints in the mud!”

Hunter 2: This does not look like human footprints.

Hunter 1: Of course! This looks like a giant elephant’s footprints.

Hunter 2: But, how is it possible? There is not a single elephant in this jungle.