Across The Sahara Part – II Questions & Answers

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Across The Sahara Part – II Questions & Answers

Word Galaxy

  • Sore – A pain occurs on the body when it gets tired / Painful
  • Rugs – Thick woollen blanket / A small carpet used to prevent from cold
  • Pleased – To make someone feel happy by doing some good act
  • Naughty – An act of behaving badly or roughly infront of someone
  • Strange – A very unusual or surprising act of behaviour  
  • Prick – Pain caused due to pricking by a sharp thing
  • Thoughtful – To show concern towards other’s feeling
  • Jingling – Light ringing sound of a bell or ornaments
  • Hump – A round part on the back of the camel in which they store food
  • Saddle – A seat on the back of a horse to seat to have a ride on it
  • Thistle – A plant with a prickly or sharp stem and leaves
  • Delight – To feel very happy for something / Great pleasure or joy
  • Rag – A piece of old cloth
  • Drag – An act to pull something with a force by hand
  • Whirled – To move in a circle / to move around like a wheel
  • Sandstorm – Strong wind which carries sand with it in a desert
  • Starlit – A light by stars
  • Waving – An act of moving the hand to and fro or backward or forward

Question 1: Who invited John, Joan and his uncle for meal?

Answer: The chief of Arabs invited them for meal.

Question 2: What did the camels carry with them for Arabs?

Answer: The camels carried water bags and bags of dates with them for Arabs.

Question 3: Explain why the camel is an extremely useful animal.

Answer: Camel is a useful animal because it carries things, gives skin for tents and bags, and milk and meat for food.

Question 4: Where did camels store food and water?

Answer: Camels store their food or fat in their hump and water in little bags in its stomach.

Question 5: Why did John and Joan find the meal in the chief’s tent so strange?

Answer: John and Joan found the meal strange as they had dates and a cup full of camel’s milk in meal.

Across The Sahara Part – II Questions & Answers

Question 6: What was the camel’s food? What did Joan think of the food?

Answer: The camel’s food were hard dates. Joan thought that the prickly food would hurt the camel’s mouth.

Question 7: Who led Joan across the desert?

Answer: The chief’s dark eyed daughters led Joan across the desert.

Question 8: What did they wear in their hand and legs?

Answer: They wore gold and silver bracelets which makes jingling sounds as they walked.

Question 9: What gifts did Joan and the Arabs girls exchange?

Answer: Joan gave a painting book and a box of crayons to them and the Arab girls gave Joan a rag doll.

Question 10: Explain the climate of desert in day time and in night?

Answer: In day time, the desert becomes very hot due to sand as sand absorbs heat very quickly and at night, it becomes cool as sand cools down quickly.

Question 11: How did the sandstorm disturb the life in the tents?

Answer: The sandstorm brought a great wind and it blew over the desert at a great speed which disturbed the life of the tents. ‘It was terrible half hour’.

Question 12: Describe the two children’s experience during this period.

Answer: During the sandstorm, the two children caught Uncle Bob’s hand as a great cloud of sand raced towards them and goat rugs were thrown over their head.

Question 13: Read and answer the questions:
“Those dear little girls have given me a camel skin doll.”

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

Answer: Joan said the above line to his uncle.

(b) To whom she referred as ‘dear little girls’?

Answer: She referred chief’s daughters as ‘dear little girls’.

(c) What did the Arabian girls give to Joan?

Answer: The Arabian girls gave Joan a camel skin doll.

(d) What did Joan think about Arab children?

Answer: Joan thought that Arab children do not play with dolls.

(e) Describe the appearance of chief’s daughters.

Answer: The chief had two dark eyed daughters. They wore gold and silver bracelets which jingles as they walked.

Question 14: Read and answer the questions:
“The camel is a very good animal.”

(a) Who said the above statement?

Answer: Joan said the above statement.

(b) Why camel is a useful animal?

Answer: Camel is a useful animal because it carries things, gives skin for tents and bags, and milk and meat for food.

(c) Who had camels with them?

Answer: The Arabs had camels with them.

(d) Why did they have camels with them?

Answer: They had camels with them to carry their things from one place to another.

(e) Why camels become naughty sometimes?

Answer: Camels become naughty sometimes as they kick and bite.

Across The Sahara Part – II Questions & Answers

Question 15: Read and answer the questions:
“Desert nights are cold even if the days are hot.”

(a) Who is the speaker?

Answer: Uncle Bob is the speaker.

(b) To whom did he say this line?

Answer: He said this line to John and Joan.

(c) What did he say to the children?

Answer: He said the children to wrap themselves with plenty of blankets as Desert nights are cold though days are hot.

(d) Describe the climate of desert.

Answer: In desert, the days are very hot and the nights are very cold because the sand gets cool quickly.

(e) What happened next?

Answer: At midnight, a great wind arose and blew over the tents and the Arabs were running backwards and forwards.

Question 16: Read and answer the questions:
“Get your pillow and mattress and bring them into the car.”

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

Answer: John is the speaker of the above line.

(b) To whom did he say this line?

Answer: John said this line to Joan.

(c) Why did John say this line to Joan?

Answer: John said this line to Joan because there was going to be a sandstorm.

(d) Did Joan listen to what John say?

Answer: Yes, Joan dragged her pillow and mattress across the sand.

(e) What happened to Joan during the sandstorm?

Answer: Joan was whirled away into the darkness as a great cloud of sand raced towards them and goat rugs were thrown over her head.

Question 17: Read and answer the questions:
“They travelled silently along under the starlit sky.”

(a) Who is referred to as ‘they’ in the above statement?

Answer: Uncle Bob, John and Joan are referred to as ‘they’ in the above statement.

(b) Where did they travel?

Answer: They travelled along under the starlit sky towards their home.

(c) Whom did they bid good bye?

Answer: They bid good bye to the white robed Arabs.

(d) What happened before the given line?

Answer: There was a sandstorm which created havoc in the desert and among the Arabs, the children and their uncle.

(e) Did Uncle Bob manage to caught hold of the children?

Answer: Yes, Uncle Bob managed to caught hold of the children.

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