NCERT Solutions for Class 4 English Chapter 4 The Little Fir Tree
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NCERT Solutions for Class-4 Chapter-4 Story: The Little Fir Tree


It is the story of a magician granting the fir tree four wishes as he was grateful for the tree’s shade. The tree utilizes the wishes and tries to change itself by wishing for green leaves, gold leaves and glass leaves. Finally, it wishes to be its old self again and uses the last wish to be itself again.


The NCERT solutions for this chapter helps the child to:

philosophyUse adjectives

philosophyGive antonyms for the given words.

The NCERT textbook Marigold questions are answered in a simple and engaging manner. We also have related ‘Learning Concepts’, and interactive worksheets with solutions. Our ‘Learning Beyond’ segment caters to all the probable questions that the child might think out of curiosity.

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Questions and Answers

Chapter 4: The Little Fir Tree

Reading is Fun

Question : 1. Tick (✔) the correct answer –
a) The pretty little fir tree was happy with gold leaves but…
(i) a goat came along and ate them.
(ii) all leaves got wet in the rain.
a man stole them
b) The fir tree was sad …
(i) because it had yellow leaves
(ii) because it had needle-like leaves
(iii) because it had short leaves
(i) because the goats came and ate them up
(ii) a man stole them
(iii) the gold leaves broke

Answer :
a) The pretty little fir tree was happy with gold leaves but…
(i) a goat came along and ate them.
(ii) all leaves got wet in the rain.
a man stole them
b) The fir tree was sad …
(i) because it had yellow leaves
(ii) because it had needle-like leaves
(iii) because it had short leaves
(i) because the goats came and ate them up
(ii) a man stole them
(iii) the gold leaves broke


Word building

1. By changing the circled word to its opposite, rewrite these sentences. One has been done for you.

Question 1(a) :

Answer : I carry a heavy bag to school every day.


Question 1(b) :

Answer : Rina lost the race.


Question 1(c) :

Answer : I hate eating vegetables.


Question 1(d) :

Answer : This glass of milk is empty.


Question 1(e) :

Answer : The old man is foolish.


Question 2 : 2.Now give the opposite of the words below by adding un or im

Answer :
happyunhappyimportantunimportant
politeimpoliteperfectimperfect
seenunseenhealthyunhealthy
properimpropersafeunsafe
luckyunluckypatientimpatient
possibleimpossiblepureimpure


Question 2 : Rita loved her dog Sheroo Every day, Sheroo would go out of the house and come back himself. But one day he did not come home. Rita looked for him everywhere. Tears rolled down her cheeks. Sheroo was lost. He was nowhere to be found. Rita was crying when she reached home. She got into her bed. All of a sudden something jumped on her. Can you guess who it was? Rita was very happy.
Give the opposites of the words in blue.

Answer :


Let’s write
Rewrite the passage below using capital letters where necessary

Question 1 : (i) one Saturday afternoon Amarjit and his little sister rani went for a picnic at India Gate, there they saw ducks, water, and their friend raj.

Answer : One Saturday afternoon Amarjit and his little sister Rani went for a picnic at India Gate. There they saw ducks, water, and their friend Raj.


Question 1 : (ii) oh dear said the fir tree I like my old needle-like leaves best for goats don’t eat them and no man can steal them

Answer : “Oh dear!” said the fir tree. “I like my old needle-like leaves best, for goats don’t eat them, and no man can steal them”.


Let’s Talk

1. Sit in groups.

Question 1 : Look at the picture below. In the yellow box, there are eight things. You can see six of them you can see in the picture. You cannot see the other two. Write down the four things that you can see.

Answer : I can see the ducks, girl, tree, and a boy.


Question 1 : Look at the picture again. Describe the picture.

Answer : Brother Mahesh and younger sister Nisha were out for a picnic near the pond, and there were ducks, birds, and colourful butterflies. They had packed food and fruits which were on the yellow mat. They looked happy.


Fun time

Question 1: Ajit loved flowers. He always wanted to have a garden for himself. Mohan, his friend gave him an idea. He said, “Why, we can have a garden in a dish!” “Ha! Ha!” Ajit laughed. “A garden in a dish?” “Yes, dish gardens are tiny gardens planted in a shallow dish. We must first put sand, manure, and pebbles in a dish. Plant very tiny plants in it and place the dish on the window sill.
(Note: Students are advised to plant trees on their own.)


Question 2: Glass breaks easily when it is dropped. Do you think a mud flower pot, a glass spoon, a wooden table, a plastic cup, books, or your plastic water bottle can break easily? Circle the things that can.

Answer :


Question 3: Which of the following actions would make others happy/unhappy?
respecting elders, not saying thank-you, being polite, playing with friends, visiting a sick friend, not sharing, watching television every day, telling lies, being greedy, caring for pets, being angry easily, being honest.

Answer :
Actions that make people happyActions that make people unhappy
respecting eldersnot saying thank-you
being politenot sharing
playing with friendsall-day
visiting a sick friendtelling lies
caring for petsbeing greedy
being honestgetting angry easily


Let’s listen, read and write

Question There was a thick jungle with beautiful green trees and birds. Koyal was singing happily Suddenly she heard someone crying. It was her friend, the peacock. She flew to him and asked...

Answer :
Koyal was singing happily, he heard the peacock cry.
so, the Koyal flew to him,
and asked the peacock why?
The peacock replied,
“I have ugly feet.
I hate myself.”
the Koyal sang once again,
Of the peacock’s beautiful feet
. (Note: The above answer is only an example. Students should write their own poem.)


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