Question and Answers
Q.1 What was the farmer doing in his field?
Ans. The farmer was ploughing in his field with a team of bullocks. Suddenly, a tiger appeared from the bushes, which terrified the farmer.
Q.2 What did the tiger say to him?
Ans. Tiger greeted the farmer and said that the God had commanded him to eat farmer’s bullocks. He ordered farmer to obey God’s command then and deliver them to him.
Q.3 Why was the tiger angry?
Ans. The tiger was angry because first of all the farmer argued that God had commanded him to plough the fields and then refused to handover the bullocks to him. This argument and refusal of farmer made the tiger angry.
Q.4 What did the farmer offer to the tiger?
Ans. When the tiger became angry, the farmer tried to lesser his anger by offering his fat cow. He did so to save his dear live.
Q.5 What did farmer tell his wife?
Ans. The farmer entered the house in a panting position and introduced his wife with the terrifying condition. He told her that the tiger is awaiting for cow and asked her the cure for his feared condition.
Q.6 Why did the wife of the farmer refuse to give the cow?
Ans. The wife of the farmer refused to give the cow because it was the only source of butter and ghee for them. Moreover she also used to get milk from the animal.
Q.7 What did the farmer’s wife do?
Ans. She returned the farmer to the field and decided to solve the problem. She dressed herself as a blood-thirsty hunter and rode to the field.
Q.8 What did she say when she saw the tiger?
Ans. She said when she saw the tiger that she was really in need of a tiger because of its delicious flesh. She further said that she was habitual of eating three tigers a day in order to frighten the tiger.
Q.9 What did the tiger do when the farmers wife said that she would eat a tiger?
Ans. Actually the tiger was coward at heart. That’s why when he listened the terrifying dialogues from the farmer’s wife. He run away to save his dear life.
Q.10 What did the jackal say to the running tiger?
Ans. The jackal revealed the fact that the blood-thirsty killer was actually the farmer’s wife. He also promised to show the real identity of the killer.
Q.11 What did the farmer’s wife say to the Jackal?
Ans. The farmer’s wife thanked Jackal for bringing such a fine tiger to her. She also asked for two more tigers because she wanted to show the character of a blood-thirsty killer to afraid the tiger.
1. Command: The major commanded his soldiers to attack the enemy’s fort.
2. Coward: To sing a song behind one’s back is a very coward act.
3. Deliver: Newspaper are the best media to deliver the messages of Government.
4. Tender: We should deal everyone in a tender and delicate manner.”
5. Trick: We should not play tricks with others.
Q.1 Why did the farmer offer the tiger his cow?
Ans. Firstly the tiger demanded the farmer’s bullocks in a dramatic style. The demand of the tiger terrified the farmer. He thought that if he had no bullocks to plough the field, there would be no wheat to make bread. He thought that if he gives his fat cow instead of bullocks, this would be profitable for him. That’s why the farmer offered the tiger, his cow.
Q.2 How did farmer’s wife frighten the tiger?
Ans. The farmer’s wife frighted the tiger by cladding herself as a blood-thirsty killer. She put on her husband’s best clothes, lied a fine turban round her head. Then she saddled the horse and rode to the field. When she reached there, said in loud and bold voice that she was really in need of a tiger. She also added that she was habitual of eating three tigers a day. The tiger was coward at heart, that’s why when he listened such dialogues, he ran to same his dear life?
Q.3 How did the Jackal encourage the tiger?
Ans. The Jackal firstly flattered the tiger. Then he encouraged him by revealing the fact that the bloodthirsty killer, who was terrifying the tiger, was the farmer’s wife. He also promised to show the real identity of farmer’s wife i.e. her long hair in order to proved his claim. He did so because he thought that he might also have a piece from the tiger’s hunt.
Q.4 What is the moral of the lesson “The Clever Wife”?
Ans. The lesson “The Clever Wife” teaches us that we can erase tireny from the society by showing boldness in our character. We should not be panic, while facing tribulations of life and we must keep our units along us.
1.Direct to Indirect Speech
Direct: Tiger said to the farmer, “Good morning, farmed of God has commanded me to eat your bullocks. Now obey God’s command and deliver them to me.”
Indirect: Tiger greeted the farmer that God had commanded him to eat farmer’s bullocks. He ordered farmer to obey God’s command then and deliver them to him.
Direct: Farmer said to the tiger, “God has commanded me to plough the fields and i Cannot do so without my bullocks. Perhaps, Sir, you have made a mistake.”
Indirect: Farmer told tiger that God had commanded him to plough the fields and he would not do so without his bullocks. Might the tiger had made a mistake.
Direct: Tiger said, ” I know better what God wishes me to do so hurry up and hand over the bullocks to me.”
Indirect: Tiger said that he knew better what God wished him to do; he ordered the farmer to hurry up and handover the bullocks to me.
Direct: Farmer said to the Tiger, “Please, Sir, I’ve a fat cow at home. I’ll fetch it for you in a few moments.”
Indirect: Farmer requested the tiger that he had a fat cow at home. He would fetch it fo you in a few moments.
Direct: The tiger said, “All right, go and bring the cow but leave, the bullocks here. I promise I’ll not hurt them.”
Indirect: The tiger commanded the farmer to go and bring the cow but leave the bullocks there. He promised he would not hurt them.
Direct: The wife said to the farmer, “You are already home, I haven’t yet started my household work.”
Indirect: The wife asked the farmer that he was already home and that she hadn’t yet started her house hold work.
Direct: The farmer said to his wife, “Please, hurry up! Tell me what to do. The tiger is waiting for the cow. If I am late, the tiger will eat up the bullocks.”
Indirect: The farmer begged his wife to hurry up and tell him what to do. The tiger was waiting for the co. If he was late, the tiger would eat up the bullocks.
Direct: The farmer’s wife said, “Where shall and get the milk from? How shall I make butter and ghee if you give away the cow?”
Indirect: The farmer’s wife questioned where they would get the milk from. How she would make butter and ghee if he gave away the cow.
Direct: The farmer said, “I know but bread is more important than butter. If I’ve no bullocks to plough the field with, there’ll be no wheat to make bread.”
Indirect: The farmer said that he knew but bread was more important than butter. If he had no bullocks to plough the field with there would be no wheat to make bread.
Direct: The farmer’s wife said, “No, I won’t let you take the cow.”
Indirect: The farmer’s wife refused she would not let him took the cow.
Direct: the farmer said, “Then find some way out.”
Indirect: The farmer ordered to find some way out then.
Direct: The farmer’s wife said, “Very well, I shall think of a way. Leave it to me. No go back to the tiger and tell him that your wife is bringing the cow.”
Indirect: The farmer’s wife exclaimed that she would think of a way. Leave it to her. She ordered the farmer to go back to the tiger and tell him that his wife was bringing the cow.
Direct: The farmer’s wife said, “How I would like to eat a live tiger! It’s flesh is so tender and tasty. Yesterday, I ate three tigers, bones and all. I hope I shall find at least one delicious little tiger today.”
Indirect: The farmer’s wife said that how she would like to eat a live tiger. It’s flesh was so tender and tasty. The day before, she had eaten three tigers, bones and all. She hoped she would find at least one delicious little tiger that day.
Direct: The jackal said to the tiger, “What is the matter, my lord? Where are you off to?”
Indirect: The jackal asked the tiger what was the matter. Where he was off to?
Direct: The tiger said to the jackal, “Run for your life. There’s a blood – thirsty horseman, who goes about eating tigers.”
Indirect: The tiger said to the jackal to run for his life. There was a blood-thirsty horseman, who went about eating tigers.
Direct: The jackal said to the tigers, “Oh that was only the farmer’s wife. She has played a trick on you. Come with me, my lord, and I shall you her long hair.
Indirect: The jackal told the tiger that, she had been the farmers wife only. She had played a trick on tiger. He said to the tiger to go with him, and he would show him her long hair.
Direct: The tiger said to the jackal, “Are you sure it’s only a woman.”
Indirect: The tiger asked the jackal if he was sure it was only a woman.
Direct: The jackal said to the tiger, “Don’t you trust your old friend.”
Indirect: The jackal asked the tiger if he not trusted his old friend.
Direct: The farmer said to his wife, “Now we are lost.”
Indirect: The farmer told his wife that they were lost them.
Direct:The farmer’s wife said to the farmer, “Don’t you worry. I shall deal with them.”
Indirect:The farmer’s wife told the farmer not to worry. She would deal with them.
Direct: The farmer’s wife said to the jackal, ” Ah, thank you so much, dear Mr. Jackal, for bringing me such a fine gift of a tiger. I was really looking for such a one. Have you any more because I must eat three tigers a day.”
Indirect: The farmer’s wife thanked jackal for bringing her such a fine gift for a tiger. She had been really looking for such a one. If he had any more because she must ate three tigers a day.
1. The tiger was angry with the jackal.
2. The farmer’s wife laughed at her husband.
3. The farmer’s wife was not afraid from the tiger.
4. I’ll fetch the cow for you in a few moments.
3. Sentences As a Noun and Verb
1. Command – We should obey the command of our elders. (N)
1. Commanded – The teacher commanded the students to take a surprise test. (V)
2. Growl – The panther’s growl made the hunter terrified. (N)
2. Growled – The tiger growled at the fox because he was scrabbing his catch. (V)
3. Plough – Tractor is better tool than bullocks to plough the fields. (N)
3. Ploughed – The farmer ploughed the field to earn his bread. (V)
4. Anger – Anger is prohibited in Islam. (N)
4. Angered – Aslam angered when he listened the news of his failure in exams. (V)
5. Trick – The audience were very excited with the funny tricks of joker. (N)
5. Tricked – He tricked me by telling wrong exercise to me for the test. (V)
6. Surprise – There is a strange surprise for you in the store room. (N)
6. Surprised – Fahad was surprised with the slims. (V)
7. Milk – Milk is a balanced and complete diet. (N)
7. Milked – The cow milked her calf. (V)
8. Despair – We should not be despair while facing hardships of life. (N)
8. Despair – Ahmed was greatly despair because he failed in the annual exams. (V)
1. Bold – Brave
2. Firm – Strong
3. Delicious – Tasty
4. Despair – Hopelessness
5. Solute – Great
6. Eager – Desirous
7. Tender – Soft