NCERT Solutions Class 4 EVS The Story of Amrita

    The Story of Amrita

 

Questions with (*) sign are open ended questions.

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Is there a place near your house, school or along the roadside, where trees have been planted?

Yes, there are such places near my house and school.

Why were they planted here?

They were planted to give the shade and fresh air.

Have you seen anyone taking care of these trees? Who does this?

Yes, there are people taking care of these trees. They are employed as mali (gardeners).

Have you seen fruits on any of the trees? Who eats these fruits?

Yes, there are fruits on some of these trees. Birds eat these fruits.

Do you know of any place where grass, small plants of trees are growing on their without being planted by anyone?

Yes, in open places and playgrounds, grass and small plants of trees are growing on their own without being planted by anyone. 

Why do you feel they are growing on their own?

Because no one planted them.

Do you remember what the elders of this village used to say?

The elders of the village used to say, “agar perh hain to hum hain. Plants and animals can survive without us, but we cannot survive without them.”

Do you think we could survive if there were no trees and no animals? Discuss this in your class?

No, we cannot survive if there were no trees and no animals. Trees gives us oxygen and food.

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Write about any one tree. (guava)

Does the tree flower?

Yes, it flowers.

Do the flower remain on the tree throughout the year?

No.

In which month do their leaves fall?

In winter season.

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Do fruits grow on the tree?

Yes.

In which months do they grow?

Fruits grow throughout the year.

Have you eaten these fruits?

Yes.

Why do people hunt?

People hunt animals for food, for their skin, bones, tusks, and for enjoyment.

There are rules against the hunting of some animals. People can be punished for hunting. Why do you think there is this punishment?

To save the animals from being extinct, rules are made against the hunting of animals.

Talk to your grandparents and find out-

Which birds did they see around them when they were of your age?

My grandparents used to see birds like crows, sparrows, eagles, parrots, koyals around them.

Have the number of some of these birds become less?

Yes the number of some birds has become less

Are there some birds or animals which they cannot see anymore?

The little bustard.

Shanti’s grandfather told her that when he was a small child he saw more birds like sparrows and mynah than he sees today. Can you make two guesses why their numbers have become less?

Cutting down trees and hunting are the reasons for reducing the number of birds.

The khejadi tree was the most common tree that grew in Amrita’s village. Which kind of trees can you see a lot of, in your area? Name two such trees.

I see a lot of trees like mango, neem, banyan tree, etc.

Additional questions.

Fill in the blanks.

i). khejadi village near Jodhpur in Rajasthan.

ii). The wood was needed for building the king’s palace.

iii). The khejadi tree is found mainly in desert areas.

Write whether True or False.

i). The village got its name because of the many Khejadi trees that grow there.

True.

ii). The people of this village didn’t take care of the plants, trees, and animals.

False.

iii). The banyan tree was the most common tree that grew in Amrita’s village.

False.

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True

What the elder people of the village used to say?

The elders of the village used to say, “agar perh hain to hum hain. Plants and animals can survive without us, but we cannot survive without them.”

Write a note on Bishnois.

The people living in the Khejadi village are known as Bishnois. They believe that plants and animals can survive without us, but we cannot survive without them. They took great care of the plants, trees, and animals. Goats, deer, hares, and peacocks roamed fearlessly in the village. Even today they protect the animals in their region.

Write a note on Khejadi tree

The Khejadi tree is found mainly in desert areas. It can grow without much water. Its bark is used for making medicines. People cook and eat fruits. Its wood is such that it will not be affected by insects. Animals in this area eat the leaves of the Khejadi and children play in its shade.

 

Click here for question answers of other lessons of Std 4 EVS

Going to School

Ear to Ear

A Day with Nandu

The Story of Amrita

Anita and the Honey bees

Omana’s Journey

From the Window

Reaching Grandmother’s House

Changing Families

Hu Tu Tu, Hu Tu Tu

The Valley of The Flowers

Changing Times

A River’s Tale

Basava’s Farm

Market to Home

A Busy Month

Nandita in Mumbai

Too Much Water, Too Little Water

Abdul in the Garden

Eating Together

Food and Fun

World in My Home

Pochampelli

 

Home and Abroad

Spicy Riddles

Defence Officer: Wahida

Chuskit Goes to School

 

 

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