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Bringing Up Kari Questions & Answers
Question 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.
Answer: The enclosure in which Kari lived had a thatched roof that lay on thick tree stumps. It was built this way to save the roof from falling when Kari bumped against the poles as he moved about.
Question 2: Did Kari enjoy his morning bath in the river? Give a reason for your answer.
Answer: Yes, Kari enjoyed his morning bath in the river. Every day the author would take Kari to the river for his bath. He would lie down on the sand bank while the author rubbed Kari with the clean sand of the river for an hour. After that he would lie in the water for a long time. On coming out Kari would make loud noises with pleasure.
Question 3: Finding good twigs for Kari took a long time. Why?
Answer: It was not an easy job to get twigs and saplings for Kari. The author had to climb all kinds of trees to get the most delicate and tender twigs. Kari was very fond of the young branches of the banyan tree. Also, it required a very sharp hatchet to cut down these twigs and it took half an hour to sharpen the hatchet because if a twig is mutilated Kari would not even touch it.
Question 4: Why did Kari push his friend into the stream?
Answer: There was a boy drowning in the river and Kari alone was not able to save and carry the boy to the shore, hence he pushed his friend into the stream to take his help in saving the drowning boy.
Question 5: Kari was like a baby. What are the main points of comparison?
Answer: Kari was an elephant, however, like a baby. An elephant must be taught when to sit down, when to walk, when to go fast, and when to go slow. We have to teach him these things as we teach a baby. He had to be trained to be good and if we do not tell him when he was naughty, he will end up for doing mischievous activities as Kari did by stealing fruits kept on the dining table.
Question 6: Kari helped himself to all the bananas in the house without anyone noticing it. How did he do it?
Answer: Kari helped himself to all the bananas in the house without anyone noticing it. He stole the bananas kept on the dining table with the help of his long trunk through the window.
Question 7: Kari learnt the commands to sit and to walk. What were the instructions for each command?
Answer: An elephant must be taught when to sit down, when to walk, when to go fast, and when to go slow. Kari too learnt the commands to sit and to walk. When the author would say ‘Dhat’ and pull Kari by the ear, he would gradually sit down. Similarly, when the author would say ‘Mali’ and pull his trunk forward, it was the signal to walk.
Question 8: What is “the master call”? Why is it the most important signal for an elephant to learn?
Answer: The most difficult thing to teach an elephant is ‘the master call’. An elephant generally takes five years to learn it properly. The master call is a strange hissing, howling sound, as if a snake and a tiger were fighting each other, and you have to make that kind of noise in elephant’s ear. If you are a jungle and you have lost the way out, then you give the master call. On hearing the master call, the elephant uproots the tree in front of him with his trunk and keeps doing till he creates a passage through the jungle straight to your house.
So, these were Bringing Up Kari Questions & Answers.