NCERT Solutions for Class 5 English Chapter 4 Robinson Crusoe
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NCERT Solutions for Class-5 Chapter-6 Story: Robinson Crusoe Discovers a Footprint


This story Robinson Crusoe Discovers a Footprint is an adaptation taken from the novel written by Daniel Defoe titled ‘Robinson Crusoe’. In the story, Robinson Crusoe is stranded on an island and one day stumbles upon a footprint of a man. He concludes that the footprint was of a savage who would hurt him. In his fear, he ran to his cave and hid there. After three days inside the cave, no one came for him, and he felt much calmer, so he returned to the place of the footprint and compared it with his own. Soon, his fear returned, and he believed that there was someone on the island.


In the chapter, the student will have:

philosophyto write a story on a strange footprint.

philosophyto use different words or phrases in different contexts.

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 6: Robinson Crusoe

Let’s Read

Question 1 : What made Robinson Crusoe think that the print on the ground was a footprint?

Answer : Robinson Crusoe thought that the print on the ground was a footprint because it had toes, heels, and all the impressions of a human foot.


Question 2 : Why was Robinson afraid when he looked at the bushes and trees?

Answer : He was afraid when he looked at the bushes and trees because he mistook every bush and tree for a man following him.


Question 3 : Why did Robinson pray when he saw the footprint?

Answer : Robinson was aware of savages who would want to kill him and eat him. When he saw the footprint, he thought it was of a savage, so he prayed for his protection.


Question 4(i) : Choose the right answer.
Robinson ran back to his home, as fast he could because he
(a) was racing
(b) was afraid
(c) was in a hurry to go home.

Answer : (b) was afraid.


Question 4(ii) : Choose the right answer.
He could not sleep because
(a) there was an animal outside his cave.
(b) he thought savages had come from the mainland
(c) his bed was uncomfortable

Answer : (b) he thought savages had come from the mainland.


Question 4(iii) : Choose the right answer.
Why was Robinson Crusoe sure that was not his footprint?
(a) It didn’t look like a human footprint.
(b) It looked smaller than this.
(c) He had not come to this beach in a long time.

Answer : (c) He had not come to this part of the beach in a long time.


Question 4(iv) : Choose the right answer.
Where was Robinson Crusoe?
(a) On a boat.
(b) In a town.
(c) Alone on an island.
(d) On an airplane.

Answer : (c) Alone on an island.


Let’s Talk

Question: How would you feel if you saw unknown footprints outside your front door?

Answer : I would be scared and tell my parents immediately.


Question: If you were alone at home and suddenly someone knocked at your door, what would you do?

Answer : I will go to the door and see through the keyhole to check who is there. If I don’t find anybody visible or an unknown face, I will ask loudly, ‘Who is there?’ If I can recognize the face, I shall open the door. Otherwise, I’ll not open the door.


Question 2 : Why was Robinson afraid when he looked at the bushes and trees?

Answer : He was afraid when he looked at the bushes and trees because he mistook every bush and tree for a man following him.


Let’s Write

The words in the sentences are jumbled. Write them in order. One is done for you.

Question 1(i) : alone was not Robinson an island an.

Answer : Robinson was not alone on an island.


Question 1(ii) : was inhabited island the.

Answer : The island was inhabited.


Question 1(iii) : footprint to someone this belonged.

Answer : This footprint belonged to someone.


Question 1(iv) : I around me looked

Answer : I looked around me.


Question 1(v) : I went towards the footprint large

Answer : I went towards the large footprint.


Question 1(vi) : I am afraid now.

Answer : I am afraid now.


Question 1(i) : alone was not Robinson an island an.

Answer : Robinson was not alone on an island.


Question 2 : Fill in the blanks with the correct word.
[and, but, because, so]
(a) I was frightened _____ curious.
(b) I decided to go to the beach ______ I went along the water’s edge.
(c) I ran as fast as I could ____ I was frightened.
(d) I was very tired _____ confused.

Answer :
(a) I was frightened but curious.
(b) I decided to go to the beach so I went along the water’s edge.
(c) I ran as fast as I could because I was frightened.
(d) I was very tired and confused.


Question 3 : Write a story on strange footprints.

  • Where did you see the footprints?
  • What sort of a day was it?
  • Did you see them at night?
  • What happened when you followed the footprints?
  • What did you see?
  • What happened then?

Answer :

Story on Strange Footprints

Once I went to Kashmir with my parents. It was covered with snow all around in Gulmarg, and enjoyed walking in the snow early morning. It was a sunny day. Suddenly, I noticed there were some giant footprints at regular intervals. The footprints went up the hill and just vanished. It was not like any animal but rather like some huge human being’s footprint. I thought it might be of a huge bear, but the local people informed us that these footprints were of the people who lived there. Many years ago, some tribal people stayed in the area who had big feet. After hearing this story, I told the villagers that I would bring my friends along to see those footprints.


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