Answer the following questions.
1. The enclosure in which Kari lived had a thatched roof that lay on
thick tree stumps. Examine the illustration of Kari’s pavilion on page 8 and
say why it was built that way.
Kari’s pavilion was built of thatched roof that lay on thick tree stumps because
it was very high and would not fall when Kari bump against the poles.
2. Did Kari enjoy his morning bath on the river? Give a reason for
Kari enjoys his morning bath in the river.
down on the sandbank and let his friend rub his back and also lie in the river
water for a long time. He squeals with pleasure when water is rubbed down his
3. Finding good twigs for Kari took a long time. Why?
Finding good twigs for Kari took a long time because his friend had to climb
all kinds of trees to get the most delicate and tender twigs. Kari was fond of
young branches of banana trees. So, he had to be very sharp hatchet to cut down
these twigs which took half an hour to sharpen it. It was not an easy job.
4. Why did Kari push his friend into the stream?
pushed his friend into the stream because a boy was lying flat on the bottom of
the river. Kari wanted his friend to save the life of that boy, so he pushed
his friend into the stream.
5. Kari was like a baby. What were the main points of comparison?
was like a baby, he had to be trained to be good. He had to be taught when to
sit down, when to walk, when to go fast, and when to go slow. When he was
naughty, he need to be scolded and if not, he will do more mischief.
6. Kari helped himself to all the bananas in the house without
anyone noticing it. How did he do it?
stole the bananas from the table near the window in the dining room. He put his
trunk through the window like a snake and disappeared with all the bananas
without anyone noticing it.
7. Kari learned the commands to sit and to walk. What were the instructions
for each command?
the narrator used to pull his ears and say ‘Dhat’, Kari used to sit down and
when he used to pull his trunk forward and say ‘Mali’, Kari used to walk.
8. What is the “master call”? Why is it the most
important signal for an elephant to learn?
master call is a strange hissing, howling sound as if a snake and a tiger were
fighting each other. It is the most important signal for an elephant because
whenever the master is in trouble, one master call will bring the elephant near
him to help him.