NCERT Solutions for Class 6 English Chapter 21 - The Shepherd’s Treasure

Question 1:

The shepherd had not been to school because:


there were very few schools in those days.

Question 2:

Who visited the shepherd one day, and why?


The king of the country visited the shepherd one day. He visited the shepherd because he had heard a lot about the shepherd's wisdom.

Question 3:

Why did the other governors grow jealous of the shepherd?


The fame of the shepherd as a fair and wise governor spread throughout the country. This made the other governors jealous of him.

Question 4:

Why was the new governor called to the palace?


The king was fed up with the stories about the new governor’s dishonesty. So he was summoned to the palace.

Question 5:

Why was everyone delighted to see the iron chest on the camel’s back?


Everyone was delighted to see the iron chest on the camel’s back because they thought that the iron chest would disclose the guilt of the governor and he would be found guilty by the king.

Question 6:

What did the iron chest contain?


The iron chest contained an old blanket.

Question 7:

Why did the shepherd always carry it?


The shepherd always carried it because it was his only treasure. It would be with him even if his royal robes were taken away some day.

Question 8:

Is it an example of the shepherd’s humility or wisdom or both?


Both. The high position in the king’s court didn’t make him forget his life as a poor shepherd. He also remained humble as always. He was wise enough to know that riches may not stay with a person forever.

Question 9:

How did the king reward the new governor?


The king made him the governor of a much bigger district.