Questions and answers

  1. Why did the farmer bring a baby mongoose into the house.

Ans: The farmer brought a baby mongoose into the house because he wanted a pet for his son and when his son grows up, then the mongoose can become his companion.

  1. Why didn’t the farmer’s wife want to leave the baby alone with the mongoose.

Ans: The farmer’s wife did not want to leave the baby alone with the mongoose because the mongoose had grown up to its full size and the baby was still a  baby.  She felt that the mongoose would harm her baby.

  1. What was the farmer’s comment on his wife’s fear.

Ans: The farmer told his wife that the mongoose was a friendly animal. It was as sweet as his baby and they are the best of friends. So the mongoose will not harm the baby.

  1. Why did the farmer’s wife strike the mongoose with her basket.

Ans: The farmer’s wife struck the mongoose with her basket because she saw blood on the mongoose’s  face and paws and thought that the mongoose had killed her baby.

  1. Did she repent her hasty action. How does she show her repentance.

Ans: She repented for her hasty action. She cried touching the mongoose and stared at the dead mongoose.

  1. When the wife went to the market , where did the farmer go.

Ans: When the wife went to the market, the farmer decided to go out and take a look at the fields not far away.


Fill in the blanks:-

  1. A farmer, his wife and their small child lived in a village.
  2. The farmer brought a baby mongoose as a pet for his baby.
  3. The farmer’s wife returned from the market carrying a heavy
  4. She found the mongoose at the entrance of the house with blood on its face and paws.
  5. She jumped to the conclusion that it was her son’s blood.