NCERT Solutions for Class 6 English Chapter 26 - A Pact with the Sun

Question 1:

What did the physicians ask Saeeda’s mother to do to get well? Did their advice help her? If not, why?


The physicians asked Saeeda’s mother not to eat normal food. They asked her to remain confined to her small, dingy room with doors and windows shut. Their advice did not help her because sunshine and fresh air are more important than medicine.

Question 2:

What did the specialist prescribe in addition to medicine?


In addition to medicine, the specialist advised her to occupy a bigger room and open all the doors and windows to sit in the sun every morning from eight to nine.

Question 3:

What did Saeeda tell the sunrays to do?


Saeeda asked the sunrays to come back the next day with lots of warmth and brightness.

Question 4:

Why were the sunrays keen to go down to the earth the next day?


Before leaving, one of the sun rays had given her word to Saeeda that he would return the next day.
He requested the sun to let him go becuase Saeeda’s mother was ill and needed their help.

Question 5:

What is your formula for keeping good health?


My formula for keeping good health is nutritious food, exercise, early to bed and early to rise and above all having positive thoughts.

Question 6:

Who would you recommended to a patient in your neighbourhood—the physician contacted first or the specialist contacted next? Give reasons for your choice.


I would recommended the specialist contact later. He was a good doctor and understood the importance of good food, sunshine and air in keeping good health. His advice made Saeeda mother alright again.

Question 7:

When you would make a pact with the sun? When you are going on a picnic or when you are playing a cricket match? Think of other occasions.


I would make a pact with the sun while going on a picnic on a chilly day. The pleasant weather would double the joy of picnic. It would also make us feel better.