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NCERT Solutions for Class 8 English Honeydew Chapter 6 – This is Jody’s Fawn

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This is Jody’s Fawn

Question 1 :

What had happened to Jody’s father?

 

Answer :

The rattlesnake had bitten Jody's father.

 


Question 2 :

 How did the doe save Penny’s life?

 

Answer :

When Penney Jody's father was bitten by a rattlesnake, he killed a doe and used her liver and heart as folk medicine to suck out the venom. Penney's life was therefore saved by the doe.

 


Question 3 :

Why does Jody want to bring the fawn home?

 

Answer :

Jody killed the fawn's mother to save his father's life, so the fawn is now an orphan. However, he afterward felt bad and worried about the fawn that was left alone. He wants to bring the fawn to repay the debt because he is the one who orphaned the fawn.

 


Question 4 :

How does Jody know that the fawn is a male?

 

Answer :

Jody's father explained that the spots on a male fawn are all in a line, whereas the spots on females are arranged randomly. This knowledge assisted him in identifying the fawn as a male.

 


Question 5 :

Jody didn’t want Mill-wheel with him for two reasons. What were they?

 

Answer :

Mill-wheel was not welcome with Jody for two reasons. The first reason was that if Fawn was dead, Jody didn't want Mill-wheel to notice his disappointment. The second reason was that if the fawn was still alive, Jody did not want to share his joy with anyone else.

 


Question 6 :

 Why was Mill-wheel afraid to leave Jody alone?

 

Answer :

Jody had never been in the woods before. Mill-wheel did not want to leave Jody alone because he was frightened he would get lost or bitten by a snake.

 


Question 7 :

How did Jody bring the fawn back home?

 

Answer :

Jody didn't want to startle the deer, so he kept his distance. That's why he gently stroked its neck before wrapping his arms around it. He then scooped it up and carried it through the dense undergrowth. He attempted to protect its face from the jagged vines. On his way home, he took a break. He noticed the fawn following him after a short walk. After that, he'd either carry the fawn or put it down and let it follow him on its own. It refused to ascend the stairs when they got home. He then took it inside the home after picking it up.

 


Question 8 :

Jody was filled with emotion after he found the fawn. Can you find at least three words or phrases that show how he felt?

 

Answer :

Jody was overcome with emotion when he discovered the fawn. When he stroked the animal's neck, he became 'delirious.' He was "lightheaded with excitement" when he realized it was now his fawn.

Penny noticed "the boy's eyes were as bright as the deer's" when he eventually brought the fawn into the home.

 


Question 9 :

How did the deer drink milk from the gourd?

 

Answer :

Jody's milk was consumed by the deer. When Jody presented milk to the fawn in the gourd, it butted it out of nowhere, smelling the milk and unsure what to do with it. Jody then placed his fingers in the milk and pushed them into the fawn's soft, wet mouth, encouraging it to drink.

 


Question 10 :

Why didn’t the fawn follow Jody up the steps as he had thought it would?

 

Answer :

The deer is an untamed creature. It is accustomed to living in the woods. Because of the strangeness of the house, the steps, and everything, the fawn did not follow Jody up the steps when it arrived at Jody's house. This is comparable to how it reacted to the gourd's milk. It was simply at a loss for what to do.

 


Question 11 :

Why did Penny Baxter allow Jody to go find the fawn and raise it?

 

Answer :

Penny let Jody go find the fawn and raise it since he thought it was ungrateful to let the fawn starve. He agreed with Jody that the doe had been slaughtered for their benefit, and the fawn had been orphaned through no fault of its own. They couldn't let the fawn die of hunger. They felt a sense of obligation to it.

 


Question 12 :

What did Doc Wilson mean when he said, “Nothing in the world ever comes quite free”?

 

Answer :

Penny had slain the doe to save his own life. As a result of the doe's actions, its fawn needed to be looked after and saved from starvation. Leaving it alone would be ungrateful. Doc Wilson was correct when he stated that "nothing in the world comes for free."

 


Question 13 :

How did Jody look after the fawn, after he accepted the responsibility for doing this?

 

Answer :

After accepting the burden of caring for the fawn, Jody treated it as if it were his child. He put out one hand and placed it on its velvety neck when he first discovered it. He then encircled its body with both arms. He covered its face from the thorny vines as he carried it home. Despite his exhaustion, he carried it for most of the journey. When he got home, he gave it the milk that was supposed to go to him. When the fawn refused to drink the milk from the gourd, he fed it with his own hands. As a result, one could conclude that Jody handled his responsibilities admirably.

 


Question 14 :

How does Jody’s mother react when she hears that he is going to bring the fawn home? Why does she react in this way?

 

Answer :

When Jody's mother learned that he was planning to bring the deer home, she was taken aback and inquired about the fawn. He went on to say that it was the fawn whose mother they had slaughtered to save his father's life. She exclaimed and expressed her displeasure with the concept. She sadly informed him that they had run out of options and that he would have to give up the milk they had given him to feed the fawn.

She reacted in this manner because she was not present at the scene where Penny had been bitten and the doe had been murdered. Because she hadn't seen the fawn, she wasn't as concerned as Penny and Jody were. Besides, they didn't have much in their house to feed the fawn, and she might have been concerned about how she would feed the fawn.

 


Question 15 :

Here are some questions about the indirect speech. Put them into reported speech.

(i) Penny said, “Do you really want it son?”

(ii) Mill-wheel said, “Will he ride back with me?”

(iii) He said to Mill-wheel, “Do you think the fawn is still there?”

(iv) He asked Mill-wheel, “Will you help me find him?”

(v) He said, “Was it up here that Pa got bitten by the snake?

 

Answer :

(i) Penny asked his son if he really wanted it.

 

(ii) Mill-wheel asked if he would ride back with him.

 

(iii) He asked Mill-wheel if he thought the fawn was still there.

 

(iv) He asked Mill-wheel if he would help him find him.

 

(v) He asked if it was up there that Pa had got bitten by the snake.

 


Question 16 :

Say whether the verb in each sentence below is transitive or intransitive. Ask yourself a 'what about the verb. (For some verbs, an object is a person, so ask the 'who' instead of 'what').

(i) Jody then went to the kitchen. 

(ii) The fawn wobbled after him 

(iii) You found him. 

(iv) He picked it up.

(v) He dipped his fingers in the milk.

(vi) It bleated frantically and butted him.

(vii) The fawn sucked his fingers.

(viii) He lowered his fingers slowly into the milk.

(x) It stamped its small hoofs impatiently. 

(xi) He held his fingers below the level of the milk. 

(xii) The fawn followed him.

(xiii) He walked all day.

(xiv) He stroked its sides.

(xv) The fawn lifted its nose.

(xvi) Its legs hung limply.

 

Answer :

(i) Intransitive

(ii) Intransitive

(iii) Transitive

(iv) Transitive 

(v)Transitive

(vi)Intransitive,Transitive

(vii)Transitive

(viii)Transitive

(x)Transitive

(xi)Transitive

(xii)Transitive

(xiii)Intransitive

(xiv)Transitive

(xv)Transitive

(xvi)Intransitive


MCQ Questions

Question 1 :

For whom was Jody worried?

(a) Jody was worried about his father

(b) Jody was worried about his mother

(c) Jody was worried about the doe

(d) Jody was worried about the fawn

 

Answer :

(d) Jody was worried about the fawn

 


Question 2 :

When did Penny feel hemmed?

(a) Penny felt hemmed when he killed the doe

(b) Penny felt hemmed when Jody proposed to bring the fawn home

(c) Penny felt hemmed when Jody asked him how he was feeling

(d) Penny felt hemmed when the fawn was brought home

 

Answer :

(b) Penny felt hemmed when Jody proposed to bring the fawn home.

 


Question 3 :

Why did Jody fear his parents not allowing him to bring the fawn home?

(a) His parents did not want the fawn as they had a small house

(b)His parents did not want the fawn because of the expenses of feeding the animal

(c) His parents did not want the fawn as the fawn was a dangerous animal

(d) His parents did not want the fawn as it was illegal to keep it

 

Answer :

(b)His parents did not want the fawn because of the expenses of feeding the animal

 


Question 4 :

Why did Jody’s mother held the coffee pot in mid-air? What does it show?

(a) Jody’s mother held the coffee pot in mid-air because she was stunned at what Jody had said

(b) Jody’s mother held  the coffee pot in mid-air because she had suddenly heard a sound

(c) Jody’s mother held the coffee pot in mid-air because she saw Dr. Wilson, which upset her

(d) Jody’s mother held the coffee pot in mid-air because she did not want to give coffee to Mill-wheel.

 

Answer :

(a) Jody’s mother held the coffee pot in mid-air because she was stunned at what Jody had said

 


Question 5 :

Whom did Dr. Wilson and Mill support?

(a) Dr. Wilson and Mill supported Penny

(b) Dr. Wilson and Mill supported Jody

(c) Dr. Wilson and Mill supported Ma Baxter

(d) Dr. Wilson and Mill supported the fawn

 

Answer :

 (b) Dr. Wilson and Mill supported Jody

 


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