Lesson 5 – Land of the Pharaohs | Chapter Solution Class 6

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Book Name : Blossom
Subject : English
Class : 6 (Madhyamik)
Publisher : Prof. Nabanita Chatterjee
Chapter Name : Land of the Pharaohs (5th Chapter)

Activity 1

Tick the correct alternative:

  1. Ishan and his mother visited (Giza/Luxor/ Alexandria_ to see the pyramids.
  2. A pyramid is a huge (rectangular/ cylindrical/ triangular) monument.
  3. River (Nile/Bhagirathi/ Volga) flows through Egypt.
  4. The teen emperor of was (Khufu/Cephran/ Tutenkhamun).

Answer

  1. Giza
  2. Triangular
  3. Nile
  4. Tutenkhamun

Activity 2

Complete the followings sentences with information from the text:

  1. The Pharaohs lived ____
  2. Sphins in a rock statue ____
  3. Ishan’s mother went to fetch____ from the car.
  4. The Egyptian priests preserved the dead bodies by using ____.

Answer

  1. around five thousand years ago in Egypt.
  2. with a human head and Lion’s body.
  3. a couple of sandwiches and water.
  4. spices, chemicals and oils.

Activity 3

Answer the following question:

Why do you think that at the end of the day, Ishan tells his mother that he likes history?

Answer

Ishan was not interested in history before his trip to Egypt. But after his meeting with the Sphinx, he realized that history is not boring. The Sphinx told him stories about the ancient Egyptians and their civilization, and Ishan was amazed by what he learned. He realized that history is not just about memorizing facts; it’s about understanding the stories of the people who came before us.

Activity 4

Fill in the chart with information from the text :

Who What When
The Sphinx
Saw the river, Nile
Royal Before burial
Dug Tutenkhamun’s tomb

Answer

(1) What – the rocks statue with a human head a lion’s body.

(2) Who – Ishan

When – sphinx guided ishan to see it.

Ishan’s ,moter had gone to fetch a couple of sandwiches and water from the car.

(3) What – were mummified

(4) Who – Howard carter, when – in 1992

Activity 5

Answer the following question in complete sentences :

  1. Why was Ishan’s father not able to accompany him to Egypt?
  2. What does the Sphinx represent ?
  3. What is the biggest pyramid of Egypt ?
  4. Why was Ishan’s mother surprised when she returned to her son?

Answer

  1. Ishan’s mother won a prize at a singing competition. It sponsored the tour to Cairo for two persons only. So, Ishan’s father wanted Ishan to go there with his mother.
  2. The sphinx represents intelligence and strength.
  3. Pharaoh Khufu’s pyramid is the biggest pyramid in Egypt.
  4. Ishan’s mother was surprised to see that Ishan did not move from the spot where she left him.

Activity 6 (a)

Fill in the blanks with suitable verbs :

  1. The girl _______ playing alone.
  2. A carpenter and a blacksmith _______ in our street.
  3. The king _______ very powerful.
  4. The sisters and brothers _______ running in the field.

Answer

  1. The girl is playing alone.
  2. A carpenter and a blacksmith are in our street.
  3. The king was very powerful.
  4. The sisters and brothers are running in the field.

Activity 6 (b)

Fill in the blanks with verbs in agreement with their subjects:

  1. Curry and rice ____ my favourite dish.
  2. No news ____ good news.
  3. Everyone ____ present today in the class.
  4. Neither his father nor his mother ____ alive.

Answer

  1. Curry and rice are my favorite dish.
  2. No news is good news.
  3. Everyone is present today in the class.
  4. Neither his father nor his mother is alive.

Activity 6 (c)

Using the Help Box fill in the blanks with suitable adverbs. The type of adverb you need to use is indicated in the brackets:

  1. The book is ____ written. (Manner)
  2. I cannot find my pet dog ____ (Place)
  3. You shall ____ see a film. (Time)
  4. The soldiers fought ____ . (Manner)

Help Box: well, bravely, here, soon, early

Answer

  1. The book is well written. (Manner)
  2. I cannot find my pet dog here. (Place)
  3. You shall soon see a film. (Time)
  4. The soldiers fought bravely. (Manner)

Activity 7

Make meaningful sentences of your own with the following words :

  1. monument: ____
  2. mummy: ____
  3. civilisation: ____
  4. spot: ____

Answer

  1. The ancient monument stood proudly, showcasing the rich history of the civilization.
  2. The archaeologists carefully unwrapped the mummy, revealing its remarkably preserved features.
  3. The lost city was an incredible testament to the advanced civilization that once thrived there.
  4. We found a beautiful picnic spot by the river, surrounded by lush greenery.

Activity 8(a)

Imagine one day you are walking back home from school. Suddenly you see something which was not there before-a strange door in an old familiar building. As you touch the door it slowly opens inviting you to a different world. Write in about sixty words a paragraph on your sudden visit to such a strange place, using the following hints :

name of the place—description of the place—sights and sounds—what interested you the most—your feelings

Answer

As I touched the mysterious door, it creaked open, beckoning me to a world beyond my imagination. Stepping through, I found myself in a breathtaking realm filled with vibrant colours and floating islands. Unfamiliar creatures glided gracefully through the air, and the sweet melody of chimes filled the surroundings. The sight of an enormous floating waterfall fascinated me the most. A mix of awe and excitement surged within me as I explored this enigmatic land, eager to unravel its secrets.

Activity 8(b)

Using the information given below, write a paragraph in about sixty words on the river Nile, the longest river of the world :

Name of the river The Nile
Location Africa
Length 6,650km
Flows into The Mediterranean Sea
Why so important to the ancient Egyptians provided water, food, transportation, excellent soil
Cities near the river Cairo, Port Said, Alexandria

Answer

The Nile, the longest river in the world, stretches approximately 6,650 km through Africa, flowing into the Mediterranean Sea. For the ancient Egyptians, the Nile held immense importance as it provided water, food, and served as a vital transportation route. Its fertile soil was ideal for agriculture, enabling prosperous civilizations to thrive along its banks. Key cities like Cairo, Port Said, and Alexandria were established near the river, benefiting from its abundant resources and strategic location.

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