MP Board Class 6th Special English Solutions Chapter 5 Sultan Saladin and The Jewish Merchant

MP Board Class 6th Special English Solutions Chapter 5 Sultan Saladin and The Jewish Merchant

Sultan Saladin and The Jewish Merchant Text Book Exercise

Word Power

(a) Correct the spelling of the following words if required.


Answer:

(b) Look at these words:

see – sight
thing – thought
The words on the left are verbs and those on the right are their noun forms. Give the noun forms of the verbs given in the box.
(follow, grow, act, die, settle, accuse, repay)
Answer:

Comprehension

(a) Sequence the statements given below in the order they appear in the story:

1. Saladin did not wish to use force without some excuse.
2. The Jew was so miserly that he would never lend money willingly.
3. He thought to trap the Jew through a trick.
4. Sultan Saladin was in need of a large sum of money.
5. He asked the Jew a tricky question.
6. Melchisedech was a Jew who had plenty of money.
7. The Jew gladly lent Saladin all the money he needed.
8. The Jew avoided the trap through wisdom and intelligence.
9. Saladin asked the Jew for his help.
Answer:
4. Sultan Saladin was in need of a large sum of money.
6. Melchisedech was a Jew who had plenty of money.
2. The Jew was so miserly that he would never lend money willingly.
1. Saladin did not wish to use force without some excuse.
3. He thought to trap the Jew through a trick.
5. He asked the Jew a tricky question.
8. The Jew avoided the trap through wisdom and intelligence.
9. Saladin asked the Jew for his help.
7. The Jew gladly lent Saladin all the money he needed.

(b) Answer these questions:

Question 1.
Why did Saladin think of a trick to get some money from the Jew?
Answer:
The Jew was a miser. He would never lend a big amount of money willingly. The Sultan needed the money badly. But he had no reason to use force. Therefore, Saladin had to think of tricks to get the money from the Jew.

Question 2.
What did Saladin want the Jew to tell him?
Answer:
Saladin wanted the Jew to tell him which of the three religions: Judaism, Islam and Christianity, was the true and the best one.

Question 3.
How did the rich man decide to honour the ring?
Answer:
The rich man decided to honour his ring. He told his sons that when he would be dying, he would give the ring to the worthiest of his sons. This son would inherit the family property and become the head of the family after the death of his father.

Question 4.
Into whose hands did the ring come in the end?
Answer:
In the end, the ring came into the hands of a man who had three equally worthy sons.

Question 5.
What did the man do to please all three of his sons?
Answer:
The man got two other exactly similar rings prepared and secretly gave a ring to each of his sons. In this way he pleased all three of his sons.

Question 6.
Why was it not possible to settle the question of inheritence?
Answer:
The three rings given to the three young men by their father, were exactly similar. None of them could tell which was the true one. So it was not possible to settle the question of inheritence to the property of the dead man.

Question 7.
“This question is as difficult to settle as the question of the true ring,” the Jew said at the end of his story. What was the question?
Answer:
“The question was: which of the three religions- Judaism, Islam and Christianity, was the true and the best one.

Question 8.
How did Saladin at last get the money he wanted?
Answer:
Saladin found that the Jew was too clever for him Being a great-hearted man, he left aside all tricks and frankly told the Jew-of his trouble and necessity. The Jew gladly gave him the money and Saladin got all he required.

Grammar in Use

(a) Look at these sentences.

1. Melchisedech was so miserly that he would never lend money willingly.
2. The rings were so similar that the goldsmith himself could not tell which was which.
3. Is he so ill that he could not even write an application for leave?
Each of these sentences can be made by combining a pair of sentences.

Sentence (1)
can be made from:
Melchisedech was very miserly.
He would never lend money willingly.

Sentence (2)
Can be made from:
The rings were very similar.
The goldsmith himself could not tell which was which.

Sentence (3)
can be made from:
Is he very ill?
Can he not even write an application for leave?

Now combine the following pairs of sentences, using so ………….. that.
1. The question was very difficult.
No boy was able to answer it.

2. Their village was far away.
The thieves could not hope to reach it before night.

3. The old woman was very busy.
She did not go out and ask the chief if she could give the pot.

4. Ramanna was very intelligent.
The king made him a judge.

5. The bus was very crowded.
We were unable to get in.

6. The Jew was very clever.
He did not get caught in Saladin’s trap.

7. Is the box very heavy?
Can you not carry it?

8. Were the questions very difficult?
Couldn’t the boys answer them?
Answer:
1. The question was so difficult that no boy answered it.
2. Their village was so far away that the thieves could not reach it before night.
3. The old woman was so busy that she did not go out and ask the chief if she could give the pot.
4. Ramanna was so intelligent that the king made him a judge.
5. The bus was so crowded that we were unable to get in.
6. The Jew was so clever that he did not get caught in Saladin’s trap.
7. The box is so heavy that you cannot carry it.
8. The questions were so difficult that the boys could not answer them.

(b) Look at these sentences:

This box isn’t very heavy.
I can carry it.
Now combine the following pairs of sentences, as shown above.
1. This river is not very deep.
We can cross it on foot.

2. This pen is not very expensive.
I can buy it.

3. That train is not very crowded.
We can travel in it comfortably.

4. These questions are not very difficult.
You can answer them all.

5. He is not very ill.
He can go to school.
Answer:
1. This river is not so deep that we cannot cross it on foot.
2. This pen is not so expensive that I cannot buy it.
3. That train is not so crowded that we cannot travel in it comfortably.
4. These questions are not so difficult that you cannot answer them all.
5. He is not so ill that he cannot go to school.

(c) Study this sentence:

A trap is being laid for me.
The verb in the sentence is in the passive voice.
In the active voice, the sentence will be:
He is laying a trap for me.
Is being laid is the passive of the present continuous form, is laying.
The general form of the present continuous tense in the passive voice is
am/is/are + being + past participle of the verb
Here are some more examples-

Now fill in the blanks in each of the following sentences with the verbs given putting the verbs in their present continuous tense (passive voice).

  1. Our gate …………. red (paint)
  2. English …………. from Class 3 in some States. (teach)
  3. The textbooks for next year …………. in the Government Press. (print)
  4. A bridge …………… across the river near our town. (build)
  5. Stand up when the National Anthem …………. (sing)
  6. I can’t understand why I ………… by the police. (watch)
  7. Sanskrit …………. in all schools in India. (teach)

Answer:

  1. is being painted
  2. is being taught
  3. are being printed
  4. is being built
  5. is being sung
  6. am being watched
  7. is being taught.

(d) Match each of the sentences in A with a sentence in B.

A
1. The patient has been cured.
2. The thieves have been caught.
3. Your exercises have been corrected.
4. The work in the house has been completed.
5. Our cricket team has been beaten in the first round.

B
1. We are moving in tomorrow.
2. We won’t be playing in the next round.
3. They will be sent to jail.
4. Now, look at your mistakes
5. He can leave the hospital now.
Answer:
1. The patient has been cured. He can leave the hospital now. (1,5)
2. The thieves have been caught. They will be sent to jail. (2,3)
3. Your exercise have been corrected. Now, find your mistakes. (3,4)
4. The work in the house has been completed we are moving in tomorrow. (4,1)
5. Our cricket team has been beaten in the first round. We won’t be playing in the next round. (5,2)

(e) Study these sentences.

The questions have often been asked.
It has never been answered satisfactorily.
The verbs (in italics) are in the passive form of the present perfect tense.
Has been asked is the passive of has asked.
Have been answered is the passive of has answered.
The general form of present perfect tense in the passive voice is :
has/have + been + past participle form of the verb. Here are some more examples.

(f) Now fill in the blanks in each of the following sentences with the verbs given, putting the verbs in their present perfect form (passive).

  1. All the books to the library. (return)
  2. The School Day ………….. for the 30th of this month. (fix)
  3. This poem …………… by our Hindi teacher. (write)
  4. the fees ………….. by everyone? (pay)
  5. It ……….. by some. (pay)
  6. It …………. by others. (not pay)

Answer:

  1. have been returned
  2. has been fixed
  3. has been written
  4. has been paid
  5. has been paid
  6. has not been paid

Let’s Talk

Imagine you are Saladin and you are in need of money. Ask your partner to lend you some money.
Answer:
Do yourself.

Let’s Write

Write the story of the True Ring. What lesson does it teach?
Answer:
A rich man had a very beautiful ring. It was declared that before he died, he would pass the ring on to the worthiest of his sons. The son who received the ring, would inherit his property and be the head of the family after his death.

In this way, the ring passed from father to son through several hundred years. At last it came into the hands of a man who had three sons. The man loved his sons equally as all the three were equally wise and worthy. He promised the ring to each of them. So he got two other rings made. The three rings were alike. When the man was dying, he secretly gave each of the sons a ring. So after his death each claimed the inheritance. In order to prove their claim, each showed a ring. Everyone found the rings so similar that no one could tell which was the true ring. So the question of inheritance could not be solved. It is clear from this story that all the religions are true and equal.

Sultan Saladin and The Jewish Merchant Word Meanings 

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MP Board Class 6th Special English Solutions Chapter 5 Sultan Saladin And The Jewish Merchant

MP Board Class 6th Special English Solutions Chapter 5 Sultan Saladin And The Jewish Merchant

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