The Honeyguide’s Revenge Questions & Answers

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This story is taken from Zulu tradition. The Zulu tribe is spread across South Africa. In my previous posts, I have shared the questions & answers of Mina and the Dinosaurs, Birbal’s Khichdi and The Kabuliwala so, you can check these posts as well.

The Honeyguide’s Revenge Questions & Answers

Word Galaxy

  • Comb – (here) the home of bees
  • Cocked – (here) turned the head at an angle
  • Fidgeted – (here) made small, quick movements because he was impatient
  • Furious – very angry
  • Reputation – an opinion that people have about someone or something
  • Indignantly – very angrily
  • Rarely – not often
  • Revenge – pay back
  • Custom – tradition
  • Day-dreaming – illusion
  • Claws – sharp nails
  • Concentrating – fixing
  • Harvest – collect crops

Question 1: Describe Gingile.

Answer: Gingile was a young man who was greedy and he used to rarely share anything with anyone. He preferred keeping everything for himself.

Question 2: How did the Honeyguide help Gingile find honey?

Answer: Honeyguide helped Gingile by giving honeycall thereby helping him to find the way and the tree where the bee hive was located.

Question 3: Was it possible for Gingile to find the beehive on his own?

Answer: No, Gingile could not have found the beehive on his own.

Question 4: Why did not Gingile follow the ususal custom of giving Ngede some of the honey?

Answer: Gingile was a greedy man who always preferred keeping everything for himself. He thought that he had done all the work of getting the honey so, he didn’t follow the usual custom of giving Ngede some of the honey.

The Honeyguide’s Revenge Questions & Answers

Question 5: How did Honeyguide carry out his revenge?

Answer: Several weeks later, Ngede gave honeycall and showed Gingile the wrong tree. Gingile followed Ngede but could not found any honey rather he found himself face to face with a leopard who was having her sleep. The leopard attacked him with its sharp teeth and Gingile landed on the ground with a heavy thud breaking several of his bones.

Question 6: What was the lesson learnt by Gingile and his children?

Answer: Gingile and his children learnt not to break the old-age custom. They would always remember to leave the biggest and juiciest part of the comb for Ngede whenever they would harvest honey.

Question 7: Do you think Ngede was right in taking revenge? Why? Why not?

Answer: According to me, Ngede was right in taking the revenge because one should not take undue advantage of the other. If someone has offered a helping hand, it is our duty to thank him and offer him his due share.

So, these were The Honeyguide’s Revenge Questions & Answers.