Hillside - close to hill
Sentence. His home is on a lonely hillside.
Expensive - costly
Sentence. Computers are very expensive .
Delicious - tasty
Sentence. Jalebi is very delicious
Instead of - in place of
Sentence. I have a red pen instead of this.
Politely - gently
Sentence. You should talk politely with your elders.
A young woodcutter named Taro lived with his old parents. He said, “I wish I had a cup of sake.”
This made Taro sad because sake was expensive. So next morning he went to forest to chop trees. He worked very hard. Then he felt thirst. Suddenly he heard a sound of waterfall. He went towards the sound and he got a waterfall. When he tested it, it was sake. He was surprised. So he again tested it but again it was sake. He had a pitcher with him. He filled it and came home.
That day a visitor came and Taro offered the sake to her and told the whole story about sake.
Next morning Taro went to forest but all the villagers reached there before Taro. They were filling their vessels but it was only water not sake. So they got angry and wanted to beat Taro.
But Taro hid himself behind the big rock. When all the villagers went away he went to waterfall and tested it, it was the same sake.
This story reached to the emperor. He rewarded Taro. This was to encourage all the children to honour and obey their parents.
SHORT ANSWER QUESTIONS
Taro was poor. How could you guess?
Ans. Because he was a young wood cutter.
Why Taro brought the largest pitcher with him the next day ?
Ans. Taro had brought the largest picture because he wanted
more for his parents .
Why the villagers had gone to near the waterfall ?
Ans. They had gone to get sake from the waterfall .
What had the people decided to do with Taro, would they
succeed ? If not , why ?
Ans. They could not succeed because Taro hide himself behind a rock.
Why the villagers were angry?
Ans. The Villagers were angry because they thought that Taro had tricked them and made fool .
Write any two qualities of Taro.
Ans. Taro loved his parents and he was very hard working.
Why Taro was very sad?
Ans. He wanted to make his parents life better but he was getting
failed which made him very sad.
What Taro’s father had wished for?
Ans. Taro’s father had wished for a cup of sake.
What did he decide to fulfill his parents long?
Ans. He decided to earn more money by doing work harder and
TEXT BOOK QUESTIONS AND ANSWERS
Q1.Why did Taro run in the direction of stream?
Ans. Taro ran in the direction of stream because, he was thirsty as well as earlier he had never heard or seen the waterfall.
Q2. How did Taro’s father showed his happiness after drinking?
Ans. His father stopped shivering and performed a little bit dance.
Q3. Why did waterfall give sake to Taro and others water?
Ans. Because, he was a thoughtful son and it was his reward for his care of his old parents. Since no one else had that quality among those villagers, for which they found it as cold as water not as sake.
04. Why did the villagers want to drawn Taro?
Ans. Because, they thought that they have already been tricked by Taro.
05. Why did the emperor give reward to Taro?
Ans. The emperor rewarded Taro for being very good and kind towards his parents. This was emperor’s way to encourage all the children to honor and obey their parents.
Mark the right one:-
Q1.Taro earned very little money because-
(i) He did not work enough.
(ii) The villagers don’t need wood.
(iii) The price of wood was very low.
Ans. (iii) The price of wood was very low.
Q2. Taro decided to earn extra money-
(i)To live a more comfortable life.
(ii)To buy some sake for his old father.
(iii)To repair the cracks in the hut.
Ans. (ii) To buy some sake for his old father
Q3. The neighbor left Taro’s hut in a hurry because-
(i)She was delighted with the drink.
(ii)She was astonished to hear Taro’s story
(iii) She wanted to tell the whole village about the waterfall.
Ans. She wanted to tell the whole village about the waterfall.