Across The Sahara Part – I Questions & Answers

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Across The Sahara Part – I Questions & Answers

Word Galaxy

  • Exciting – Causing great interest
  • Guidance – Help or advice that is given to somebody
  • Valuable – Very useful or something of great importance
  • Frowned – Make an angry expression by bringing the eyebrows together
  • Fetch – To get something
  • Gipsies – A group of people who travel from place to place instead of living in one place
  • Desert – A large area covered with sand and with very little water
  • Expect – To think something is likely to happen / to hope for something
  • Struggling – Trying hard to succeed
  • Caravan – A group of people with vehicles or animals who are travelling together, especially across a desert
  • Afraid – Feeling a sense of fear
  • Muttered – Complained in anger about something in a quiet voice
  • Sea Sick – Feeling sick when travelling by a boat or ship
  • Whispered – Spoke very quietly about something

Question 1: Name the children who made exciting journey and with whom.

Answer: John and Joan made an exciting journey with their uncle Bob.

Question 2: Where did they go for an exciting journey?

Answer: They went to Sahara Desert for an exciting journey.

Question 3: How did they go to Sahara Desert?

Answer: They went in a car with their uncle to Sahara Desert.

Question 4: Describe Sahara Desert.

Answer: Sahara Desert is a great sandy desert. It can be seen at the top of the map of Africa.

Question 5: Describe the general weather conditions in a desert.

Answer: The desert is a sandy area filled with rocks and sand. The desert is very hot during day time and very cold during night due to sand as sand gets cool quickly.

Question 6: What did they carry with them?

Answer: They carried their luggage and camel skin bags with them.

Across The Sahara Part – I Questions & Answers

Question 7: What was there in the camel skin bags?

Answer: The camel skin bags were filled with water.

Question 8: Why water is more valuable than gold in the desert?

Answer: Water is more valuable than gold in the desert because there are no taps in the desert and without water they would die from thirst.

Question 9: Why did the track across the desert look like a road?

Answer: The track had been used for thousands of years by the Arabs and their camels which made it just like a road.

Question 10: Why did the goats form part of a desert caravan?

Answer: The goats formed a part of a desert because the Arabs used the goats for milk and meat.

Question 11: Why did the camels called ‘ship of the desert’?

Answer: Camels are called ‘ship of the desert ‘ because they can walk easily across the sand due to their padded feet.

Question 12: Who spoke with the Arabs and in which language?

Answer: Uncle Bob spoke with the Arabs in Arabic language.

Question 13: What is a ‘caravan’ in the desert?

Answer: A caravan is a string of camels crossing the desert with their masters

Question 14: How did the children travel across the desert?

Answer: The children sat at the back of the camel and travelled across the desert.

Question 15: Were they comfortable sitting on the camel?

Answer: No, they were not comfortable sitting on the camel.

Across The Sahara Part – I Questions & Answers

Question 16: Read and answer the questions:
“Look! There are some black spots over there.”

(a) Who said the above line and to whom?

Answer: John said the above line to his uncle.

(b) What does John mean to say ‘black spots?

Answer: John meant to say ‘black spots ‘ as caravans.

(c) What is a caravan?

Answer: A caravan is a string of camels crossing the desert with their master.

(d) What did they see when they reached the caravan?

Answer: They saw lots of camels and little goats struggling behind.

(e) Why are the goats used for by the Arabs?

Answer: The goats are used for milk and meat by the Arabs.   

Question 17: Read and answer the questions:
“I am going to take you across the desert.”

(a) Who is the speaker of the above statement?

Answer: Uncle Bob is the speaker of the above statement.

(b) Whom did he want to take across the desert?

Answer: He wanted to take John and Joan across the desert.

(c) In which desert Uncle Bob wanted to take the children?

Answer: Uncle Bob wanted to take the children to Sahara Desert.

(d) What did they carry with them?

Answer: They carried luggage and water with them.

(e) What is more valuable than gold in the desert and why?

Answer: Water is more valuable in desert than gold because there are no taps in the desert.

Question 18: Read and answer the questions:
“First we have caravans and now ships.”

(a) Who said the above statement?

Answer: Joan said the above statement.

(b) Why did she say this statement?

Answer: She said the statement because the Arabs asked them to have a ride on ship of the desert.

(c) Who is called the ‘ship of the desert’ and why?

Answer: Camel is called the ‘ship of the desert’ because it can walk easily on the sand due to its padded feet.

(d) Did the children agree to have a ride on camel?

Answer: Yes, they agreed to have a ride on the camel.

(e) How did John feel while having a ride on camel?

Answer: John felt sea sick while a having a ride on camel.

Across The Sahara Part – I Questions & Answers

Question 19: Read and answer the questions:
“Oh, look at those poor, dear, little goats struggling behind.”

(a) Who is the speaker of the above line?

Answer: Joan is the speaker of the above line.

(b) What animals did Arabs have with them?

Answer: The Arabs had camels and goats with them.

(c) For what purpose did they use camels?

Answer: They used camels for transporting their goods and to move from one place to another.

(d) What is the purpose of keeping goats with them?

Answer: They kept goats with them for milk and meat.

(e) What language did the Arabs speak?

Answer: The Arabs speak Arabic language.

Question 20: Read and answer the questions:
“Do you know what the Sahara is.”

(a) Who is the speaker?

Answer: Uncle Bob is the speaker.

(b) To whom is he speaking to?

Answer: He is speaking to John and Joan.

(c) Describe ‘Sahara’.

Answer: Sahara is a great sandy desert. It is the largest hot desert in the world. We can find grasslands and oasis in the desert.

(d) Where can we see ‘Sahara’ in the map?

Answer: We can see Sahara at the top of the map of America.

(e) Who promised to take the children and where?

Answer: Uncle Bob promised to take the children to the desert.

So, these were Across The Sahara Part – I Questions & Answers.