NCERT Solutions for Class 6 English Chapter 24 - The Monkey and the Crocodile

Question 1:

The monkey was happy living in the fruit tree, but his happinesss was not complete. What did he miss?


He missed a companion. The monkey had no friends to talk.

Question 2:

What did the two friends generally talk about?


The two friends generally talked about birds, animals, nearby villages and difficulties of the villagers in growing good crops when there was no rain.

Question 3:

Why was the crocodile’s wife annoyed with her husband one day?


The crocodile’s wife was annoyed because her husband had stayed with the monkey longer than usual and was late for home.

Question 4:

Why was the crocodile unwilling to invite his friend home?


The crocodile didn’t want to harm his friend. He knew that his wife wished to eat the monkey's heart.

Question 5:

What did the crocodile tell the monkey midstream?


The crocodile told the monkey that he had brought him with him because his wife wanted to kill him and eat his heart.

Question 6:

How did the monkey save himself?


The monkey played a trick. He told the crocodile that he had left his heart on the tree. So they should return to the tree and get it for his wife to eat. Once they reached the bank, he jumped on the tree and made himself safe.

Question 7:

What does the last sentence of the story suggest? What would the crocodile tell his wife?


The last sentence of the story suggests that the crocodile felt very sad at the loss of a good friend. He would tell his wife that by betraying the monkey he had lost a good friend.